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Weekend Wrap Up

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it was a floral leggings kind of weekend.  working on a little spine poetry for work.  you can call me the makeup queen :)  being under the weather calls for lazy afternoons.   barely getting through the weekend.  a little bit of glitter guide to help brighten up  my sunday. 
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Quote of the Day

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"If you can't say something nice, say it in french."

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Saturday Happy

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So you know the genius who wrote The Fault in Our Stars and Looking for Alaska, John Green? Well I just stumbled across his Crash Courses on his YouTube account, his educational videos are not only informative, they are also highly entertaining and down right hilarious!!! I'm not suggesting you to his site, I'm telling you check him out this instant. You'll thank me later! Anyways, what's making you happy this week? 

Friday Movie

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Inspired by a true story of Pierre Dulaine, Take the Lead is one of my absolutely favorites when it comes to dance flicks. Want to see something other than 'Pop, Lock and Drop it' moves, indulge in the sexiness of salsa and the tango in this fun and upbeat movie starring Antonio Banderas. 

Friday Mornings

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Happy Friday everyone, how have you all been?! This week seriously went by in the blink of an eye. With work, travel, school, exhaustion and the faintest feeling of getting sick, I'm calling it a weekend. I'll be getting my swerve on and rocking out at a Robin Thicke concert this evening with a friend and then it's off to spending the rest of the weekend in bed (and I don't plan on wearing anything other than pj's). With school work, 12 Years a Slave andcough drops at my bedside (isn't this the prettiest bedding?), I'll catch you all next Monday.  Have a good one :)
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this week's favorites...

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I'm not sure how common of a nickname Sar-bear is for Sarah; but since it has stuck with me for most of my life, it's not surprising that bears are my favorite animal. There is something so regal, majestic and beautiful about these creatures. Needless to say I can't wait for the Disneynature film on bears to come out next month. What's your favorite animal?
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A New Sister

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This past Saturday my brother and my new sister exchanged their vows. It was a perfect spring day in  North Carolina to share love, experience joy and to celebrate these two extraordinary people. I tried to keep it together during the ceremony but couldn't help from tearing up. Cocktail hour helped relieve some emotion and united family and friends to officially congratulate the couple. By the reception, the drinks were flowing, the music was playing and everyone was flocking towards the dance floor to get their jig on. A few snapshots to share with you all :)
(Images provided for Sit and Stay A While by Sarah O'Brien)

Once in Your Life

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“Only once in your life, I truly believe, you find someone who can completely turn your world around. You tell them things that you’ve never shared with another soul and they absorb everything you say and actually want to hear more." -Bob Marley
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Plantation Dreaming

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One thing I've always loved and admired about the south is the beauty of the plantation home. In all seriousness whenever I watch the film, The Skeleton Key starring Kate Hudson I can't help but marvel at the Felicity Plantation located in Louisiana. Just take get me on a tour so I can dream of one day walking the lovely and haunted halls of a beautiful southern plantation. Let me appreciate the architecture, the history and those perfect wrap around porches. Any tour recommendations? 
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The Daily Escape

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Having spent so little time in the south, the travelbug itch has me aching to venture into southern territory. I've spent some time in North Carolina, Southern Indiana and New Orleans but that's it when it comes to my time in the South. With so much history, culture and truly divine food, I can't stop thinking about Savannah Georgia. Seeing Savannah in a number of shows and that infamous cemetery in Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, I'm ready to pack the bags and check the sites, dive head first into the southern culture and munch on some biscuits and mac and cheese. Have you been? Please share your recommendations and suggestions :)
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Those College Days

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This past weekend at my brothers wedding I was surrounded by Notre Dame alumni. Parts of the wedding included pieces of the bride's alma mater (how we never met each other while we both went to school in South Bend, Indiana still gets me) and uniting in traditional ND songs, I couldn't help but remember my time at Saint Mary's and all the memories I shared with friends from across the street. 
(Images provided for Sit and Stay A While by Sarah O'Brien)

Question of the Day

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If you could write a note to your younger self, what would you say in only two words?
My answer: Always, always, always, "Defend Yourself." Do not let people tear you a part, control you or criticize and critique every move you make. Stand up for yourself because your voice is your strength and your weapon. If you don't use it, you're letting yourself down!!

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Weekend Wrap Up

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Snapshots from my brother and new sister's wedding over the weekend. It was a perfect day in Durham, North Carolina to celebrate such an important and quite emotional day for our families. Welcome to the O'Brien family, Sarah!!! More to come :)
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Quote of the Day

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A woman is like a teabag-you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water."-Eleanor Roosevelt

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Friday Showing

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The esteemed and most beloved author Helene Hanff is a true writing inspiration to me. I first came across one of her books in an old and quaint second hand book shop attached to a library. The cover art said enough for me to instantly buy it. A New York book lover writing letters to a London bookshop owner, that has my name written all over it. You simply must read her other stories, The Duchess of Bloomsbury Street and Apple of my Eye. But for now sit back, relax and enjoy a viewing of her most famous work in 84, Charing Cross Road. 


Friday Mornings

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Good morning my lovely readers! Like I promised I'm back to my chipper self and woke up in great mood this morning. While school may be a pain in the you know what, I'm pretty excited to announce that a classmate and I got the highest grade in the class on an assignment. Never have I ever been one of those students, but earlier this week I became that girl. I've been slightly a nuisance to everyone around me due to my exhaustion and less than stellar attitude. For the past month (actually a month and two weeks to be exact) I've been working on a project with another student. This assignment was getting the best of us and we just about had it until our perfect score came in mid week. With wedding bells in the background and good scores, I'm ready to relax and get my swerve on this weekend. Cheers to a bon weekend and I'll see you all next week :)
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this week's favorites...

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It may not be Manhattan but I'm totally in love with Brooklyn. I've spent very little time but I keep myself in check with what's happening across the river in Brooklyn via blogs and constantly reading how it's the "It" place, right now! What do you think, yay or nay to living or visiting in Brooklyn?
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The Carry On

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When I travel I literally write up a list of everything I need to take and check it off as I'm packing (which by the way I despise packing, my excellent procrastination skills always kick in and I usually lay out and pack by midnight the night before). Without lists, I fail at life! That is why this trusty little notepad helps get me through the night a little more quickly. A few of my 'Carry On' essentials include Aleve for headaches due to my baby ears that can't take the ascension, a sleep mask, comfy clothes and shoes, a big enough bag that I can refer to as my 'Mary Poppins' bag to carry everything, a few treats and at least one book and my favorite gadgets: cool looking but noise canceling ear phones and an iPad mini (have your heard Everything is Embarrassing by Sky Ferreira)!!! What are your essentials while traveling?
(Helene HanffKate Spade GlassesHenley HeadphonesJ.Crew ChargerEarth Therapeutic Sleep MaskSmith's Lip BalmSonia Kashuk

The Fernweh Girl

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I'm heading out and going back to the south for some serious celebration over the weekend. With food, endless amount of champagne and toasting, coral and mint surrounding me, perhaps a few embarrassing moments and dancing and singing the night away, my smile is reaching ear to ear. So have a fabulous weekend and we'll catch up next week :) 
New word for the week, fernweh: the aching for distant places, a craving for travel.
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Making Magique

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I've been following Miss Haleigh for three plus years and haven't grown tired of her alluring prose or her pretty pictures just yet. She's real and quite honest, she loves shoes and her closet screams feminine but rebel too, she prefers desserts and is an American twenty-something girl living in Paris. Her diary of magique simply inspires dreamers and readers. I'm just one of those girls! If you haven't seen her blog, I highly recommend checking it out this second! Have a nice day :)
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Leading Ladies

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Five Things to Know About Haleigh Walsworth:
1. Graduated from the American University in Paris, France with a degree in Communication. 
2. While touring Europe before going to university, she fell in love with Paris at eighteen years old and transferred into the American University in The City of Lights and has been living there ever since.
3. Her blog, Making Magique has become a major destination and a go to in the blogosphere. 
4. A style icon, that can only be described as chic with a side of rebel . 
5. Her writing is profound if you couldn't already tell. Her mastery at photography and film making has gotten her in with Nina Ricci, brands like Bumble and Bumble and has worked with the Italian Board of Tourism. 
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The Wedding Dress

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Last August I ventured to North Carolina to be a part of the planning process for my brother and sister-in-law's wedding and now that it's just a few days away, wedding dresses have certainly been on my mind (and am already thinking about what mine will one day look like). Which by the way, the bride's wedding dress is to die for! When she sent me pictures of her trying on the dress last summer, I was instantly in love. Since then, I've mentally been imagining my own dress. At this point all I know is it's going to be lace, with a little bit of a low back and the neckline laying across my collarbone. I also love the idea of having colorful shoes underneath the dress, like a bright pink or red!   (1,2,3,4,5)