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Weekend Wrap Up

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summer stripes and these nude beauties are quickly becoming my new favorites.   weekend reading turns into exciting summer projects.  always keep my writing utensils completely stocked.  new hang spots include bookshelf wallpaper.   my little worm.  summer evening rides make for perfect photo moments.
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Quote of the Day

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"Things don't have to change the world in order to be important."-Steve Jobs

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Saturday Happy

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This video has been circulating all over the internet so I'm sure you've already seen this video at least once this week. But it's very relevant in our lives right now, so I felt it needed to be shared one more time. So, what do you think I am all over bringing single tasking back into our lives. What's making you happy this week?  

Friday Mornings

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Good morning world and how are you today? How is your summer season starting off? Lots of pool time, stocking up on berry flavored popsicles and tanning away, I hope! I've been excited with the loads of kids and families that have been attending the events for the Summer Reading Program at our library.  The first two weeks have been quite successful and I've have to say it's really nice to see so many families participating in our daily activities. So I'm ending this week by starting the trilogy Divergent, well first I have to finish this hilarious book and then I will get started. When it first became the craze in 2011, I didn't have much interest in reading Divergent, but working in the children's room at the library, everyone keeps telling me that I need to read it. I finally caved and went and saw the film (which by the way I'm the biggest Shailene Woodley fan) so now I'm hooked and I promise to start reading the series to keep up with the kids com…

this week's favorites...

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The Worst by Jhene Aiko  Now That I'm Real by Chad Valley  Not About Angels by Birdy  Wait by M83 Try by Colbie Caillat
In the midst of making a summer (and road trip) playlist, this is a preview of some of the songs I can't get out of my head, sing to quite loudly in the car and keep on repeat. What have you been listening too recently? 
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Friday Showings

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Alright all your nineties girls, who remembers the Disney Made for TV movie Susie Q? All I remember thinking was that I could watch this over and over and that Amy Jo Johnson was the coolest girl I only dreamed to be in high school. So I'm finishing the week with an oldie but goodie! Of course I'll be watching it via Youtube, since it's practically impossible to find on DVD!!  What are you watching this weekend? 

Road to Nowhere

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My idea of a good road trip does not include an itinerary of things to do. When I travel, I usually make up a list of all the places I want to visit, all the restaurants I've heard about and want to try and all the museums I've been told to check out. Road tripping is completely different, it's about enjoying the ride with friends or loved ones, blasting tunes (dancing and singing your heart out) and giving in to spontaneity. So grab and pack a weekend bag (don't forget your favorite swimsuit), make a killer playlist, get in your car and just drive, oh and enjoy the scenery too :)
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Summer To Do's

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One of my fondest memories while growing up was going away to camp. As a little girl I remember my brother going away to computer and sciences camps during the summer. Sending him away for week filled with fun activities and staying up all night, I was instantly jealous. When  middle school started I went across country and lived in Maine for two and half months (but more on that later). With the summer reading program in full swing at the local library and a central theme of science, my coworkers and I have been working on creating home friendly science experiments to show every week. So instead of sending your kids away, make it a neighborhood event! Set up a few tables, post flyers around your neighborhood and try out fun experiments on the front lawn. These are some of my favorites, mentos and diet coke, tornado in a bottle, make fog, cloud in a bottle and bending water.

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Wanderlust Dresses

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Since I'm always on the lookout to find simple and pretty, light weight and comfortable, colorful and easy summer dresses, my closest in is desperate need to weed out the old and stock with new and fresh styles. I tend to stick to very basic, so J.Crew is always an excellent back up. But, I'm looking to step up my wardrobe this summer with a few floral and patterned dresses. What are you looking for this season?  (1, 2345)

Clover Canyon

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After bopping into Saks the other day (and realizing I hadn't been shopping in forever), I immediately headed towards the pop of color and fashion that is Clover Canyon. I tried on a few of their fancy and fun summer dresses and couldn't help but pick out a few for myself. Pick out one  or two and wear to a summer soiree :)
(images via style bistro  and clover canyon

Quote of the Day

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"Whoever is happy will make others happy too."-Anne Frank

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Weekend Wrap Up

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sailboat tees are perfect for the first day of summer.  beauty bar favorites include rose powder and  summer peach blush.  cute heels that are appropriate for warmer weather.   lazy afternoons call for bundt cake.   early summer evenings start with sex and the city. the only way to celebrate summer is with sangria and  a fantastic read. 
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Friday Showings

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I started watching Fargo in the middle of the show with my boyfriend, which by the way it is one awesome show (the cast is spectacular). Unfortunately I missed four or five episodes so I need to go back and watch it from  beginning to end to put all the pieces together, but you have to watch this show. I highly recommend checking it out if you didn't get the chance to watch this past season. 

Friday Morning

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Good morning readers, I hope your week has been going by smoothly. This week has been full of long days, giving lots of love and enjoying all the time I have to play with the new puppy, Theodore. The for the past few months, I've been emotionally drained from family members passing, having to put my dog down and going through another passing with a close family friend whom my heart is with right now. I don't have much planned for the weekend and I'm honestly looking forward to having the down time to relax my mind from the last few months. I hope you have a lovely weekend and we'll catch up on Monday :)
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this week's favorites...

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Instead of binge watching this season of Orange is the New Black, I've taken my time and spent the last few weeks enjoying watching the second season. All I have to say is I cannot wait for the third season, who is your favorite character? I can't decide, they're all equally talented actors and each character brings so much to the show, it's too hard to pick a favorite when they are all perfect in their own way :)
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Lean In

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When it comes to creating a comfortable and inviting home space, I feel there are two things that instantly make a home cozy and welcoming, books and artwork. Never having my own personal space when it comes to living quarters, I unfortunately don't know have the experience of making a room my very own. That is why I rely on books like Remodelista, Domino 1 and 2Design SpongeHow To Hang A Picture and Young House Love for tips, tricks and inspiration. I've recently become a fan of the whole leaning art movement, it creates a softness to any room and certainly adds character! What do you think about these leaning art galleries? 
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Jacqueline Humphries

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When in New York, the art history buff will always venture into The Guggenheim, The Met, The Museum of Modern Art and the Whitney. In all the time I've spent in New York, I have never been in the Whitney, not acceptable I know! So this last trip I spent nearly half the day on the Upper East Side in complete heaven touring the Whitney Museum. Marveling at the greats and some of my personal favorites like O'Keefe and Lichtenstein, I couldn't help but hang around the Jacquleine Humphries collection. Her work is simply mesmerizing, inspirational and makes me want to study every stroke of paint. 
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To The Canals

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The summer going into my senior year of high school, I went on a fantastic trip to Europe with hometown family friends and old classmates. Before going, I made list after list of the excursions, sites and museums I wanted to visit and see. Early on in middle school, I knew right away the fascination and level of appreciation of all things history, culture and art was not just a hobby but it would become something I would pursue full time in my future. I marveled at books full of exquisite art and places I hoped to see one day. I never knew I would be so lucky to go early in my life but I jumped at the chance of going to Europe. When we arrived in Amsterdam, the first thing mentioned was seeing the city by way of the canals. It was beautiful and something everyone must do when in Amsterdam. So, plan a trip and enjoy a relaxing ride along the canals of Amsterdam :)
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The Daily Escape

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In the last two books I've read from my colossal summer reading list, parts of the stories take place in the romantic city of Amsterdam. I simply couldn't help thinking about my adventures in the colorful Dutch capital. Reading through, my memory took me back to 2005 when I traveled through several northern European countries with family friends and classmates. Driving in late one evening I could not wait to see the city via the canals and I'm pretty sure I exhausted everyone, visiting the Anne Frank House was a must (without exaggeration, I've read the definitive edition of Anne's diary at least ten times in middle/high school). From boat tours, picking diamond rings to be handmade at the diamond factories and spending hours at the Anne Frank House (and The Van Gogh Museum) the experience is one I'll never forgot and only wish to get back there someday. Where are you dreaming of heading to this summer? 
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Just Fabulous

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While it may seem that bookstores are going out of style, I have made it almost a personal adventure to find old and dusty second bookshops, shop at consignment stores and frequent the small independent book nooks in my community. One of my favorites in my hometown Palm Springs,  B Just Fabulous is the home to a great collection of high end publications, which include AssoulineTaschen and teNeues. I could spend a fortune on coffee table books alone but the card (and small home) selection is excellent, you have everything from Emily McDowell to Rifle Paper Co products to look forward too. If you are ever in town and need a hostess gift for a friend, I suggest stopping in my favorite little gem. 
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