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Weekend Wrap Up...

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a new and fabulous jacket. enjoying a lazy sunday evening. evening desserts include chocolate covered  pomegranate seeds and blueberries with a side of raspberry tea. a day is never complete without a little kate spade and downton abbey. enjoying redecorating and displaying jewelry. checking out destinations for a new year and  cozying up with a a book of word searches. obsessing over these new little babies. with my handsome man.
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Happy New Year

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What are you most looking forward to in this new year? I've been thinking about what's going to make this year stand out, what am I going to focus on to make sure I enjoy each and every moment of 2013 like I did in 2012?! There are definitely a few things I'd like to work on like going out with my girlfriends a little more and getting dolled up while doing it. No lazy attire allowed!!! I'm also hoping to fit in a few serious trips this year perhaps New York and hopefully D.C., the travelbug in me is rarin' to go. At the same time I totally need to give some TLC to my home and give some serious thought into decorating and organizing and learning how to cook Indian and Thai food, I swear I can't get enough curry or pad thai, what gives?! Time to haul out the old and buy some new cookbooks!!! When it comes to maintenance of myself I feel pretty comfortable but I'm certainly not giving the right attention to my recently growing jewelry collection. Ever since I…

Looking Back on 2012

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I lost a lot of weight and became addicted  to shopping... I become a serious book collector, a few  of my absolute favorites... I got into grad school to pursue librarianship... I moved back to California... I was able to meet my biggest inspiration...  I became obsessed with french pastries... pretty, frilly, girly things like this ballet pink  petticoat became my absolute favorite.   All I do is hang out with this guy and this guy way too much. both my sister and brother graduated from their  university programs.
How did your year go, what did you accomplish? Anything big or small even, what are you planning for this coming year, I've got a few things I'll be working on. Cheers to a new and fabulous year!!!
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Friday Movies

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At first I had little interest in seeing this film even though I'm a big fan of Tom Cruise flicks. Then I tagged along with my family and ended up loving it! I highly recommend seeing this movie, I'm off to try and dig through the stacks to find the book it's based off by Lee Child!! What are you watching this weekend?

Friday Mornings

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I hope everyone's week has been warm, cozy and hopefully a little quiet. I've gotta say as much as I enjoy the holidays they can also be a little chaotic, making sure everything is in order and just right for your guests, am I right? I honestly can't wait to relax a little and hang by the fire and enjoy the quietness of the weekend. I hope you have a fabulous weekend all, see you Monday!
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this week's favorites...

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The other day at work I came across If You Give A Moose A Muffin and immediately thought back to when I was a little girl, I was obsessed with the story If You Give A Mouse A Cookie. Then Laura Numeroff continued the series featuring other animals and I couldn't get enough of them. Do remember these stories?! Have a wonderful weekend!!
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It's The Moments That Matter

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So when the holidays came around I thought I'd get some down time when family starting arriving in town. It didn't exactly happen that way, it seemed I only got busier with Christmas events and dinners with family, friends and work. I was so looking forward to relaxing by the fire and having long meaningful conversations on life like my family normally does. However, I'm just now getting to settle a little and enjoy the time I have with family and I'm trying to savor every minute of it while I can. As we get a little older remember to enjoy the small moments, the moments that matter. 
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Early Mornings

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I've only recently gotten into eating a well balanced and big breakfast. When I lost my weight earlier on in the year I focused on eating a big breakfast filled with eggs, pancakes, toast, oatmeal and an abundance of fruit. Now, I don't know how I went without the most important meal of the day but I can say I have become highly addicted to berry made waffle and pancakes. What do you eat up at breakfast time?! I'm definitely wanting to learn breakfast recipes, so please please please share!
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Have A Cheery Day

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How was your Christmas, what did everyone get this year?! I hope your day was filled with lots of giving and receiving, eating an inexcusable amount of food and laying around all day playing with your gifts and enjoying the company of family.  
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Happy Holidays

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I hope everyone had a relaxing holiday! How do you celebrate the day, do you circle round the fire with your family and laugh until you cry, that's pretty much how every Christmas with my family. What did you get this year?!
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Weekend Wrap Up...

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breaking out bright red coats for christmas. the holidays look a little something like this,  catching up on my favorite subscription and a little love actually.  stuffing my face with yummy sugar cookies.  the sister decided on disneyland for some much needed sister time. what are the chances you get free ice cream and the  flavors just happen to be your favorite-winner! sister, dad and i spending the day at disneyland.  i highly recommend a long way gone people! bedroom christmas tree finishings.
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Monday Morning Writings

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I hope you all have a wonderful, peaceful and beyond fabulous Christmas filled with delicious food, lots of family, pretty holiday dresses, keeping warm and enjoying this winter season! Merry Christmas to you all! 
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Friday Movies

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I love this movie and that's all that needs to be said. 
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Friday Mornings

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Christmas is the around the corner, I've gotten through most of the holiday parties without wanting to keel over from too much food. I'm looking forward to enjoying the company of my brother and sister being in town, family time with many more relatives, baking cookies for loved ones, squeezing into more pretty dresses and looking forward to a little bit of down time. This bedroom looks so cozy, I'd like nothing more than to bundle up with my favorite blanket and hunker down and catch up on the stack of magazines sitting bedside and finally watching Gone With The Wind and It's A Wonderful Life. Have a wonderful and snowy weekend everyone. 
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this week's favorites...

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Austria. Germany.  Scotland. Italy. Sweden.
All I can think about is a snowy Christmas, especially in far off place...somewhere like Sweden or Germany-dreamy! I hope you are all enjoying the holidays, having safe travels and staying warm and see you all next week.
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