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Friday Showing

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Please tell me you've seen Prime, with Uma Thurman and Bryan Greenberg?! It's definitely one of my favorite romantic comedies. What are watching this weekend? 

Friday Afternoon

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I've been seriously under the weather and tossing and turning on the couch all week long. I hope you all had a great week and enjoy your weekend. Thank god I'm starting to feel better, I can get off the couch and actually eat things, my weekend is looking up :) See you next week!!! 
Enjoy this Brooklyn home tour
Make sure to check out these Crazy Optical Illusions
Did you know these celebrities were roommates
(image via hipvangelist)

The Design Files

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Five things to have in the Kitchen:
1.My mom got me this Breville Tea Maker, I use it every day.  2.One of my go to cookbooks is the new The Kitchn Cookbook. 3. A few different cocktail mixes. 4. Get yourself A new Juicer. 5. I love my Anthropologie Timer
(image via the design files)

Small Cool Spaces

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Since Apartment Therapy is my go to for home decorating inspiration and do-it-yourself projects, my favorite series to follow is their awesome Small Cool Contest. Enter yourself or favorite someone's small cool space and help them win serious cash in gift cards. This particular space is 204 square feet and is inspiring me to declutter my apartment. If you're interested to enter, here is all the info you need :)  
(images via apartment therapy)

Let's Get Together

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Since school has been done for a few weeks now, all I can think about it is planning summer parties, especially now that my apartment is almost fully furnished and decorated. And even though I'm not the greatest cook, luckily I have found a few great ways to celebrate without the freak-out of needing to cook up something gourmet for my friends. I love the idea of having a tapas style menu, with a few favorite smaller dishes out for friends. Enjoy each others company out by the pool and happy early summer everyone :)
(images via the everygirl)

Weeked Wrap Up...

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bubble baths and pretty little liars...  new birchbox subscription and enjoying cupcakes  and cashmere at home.  summer is on its way.   so excited to be rereading this series with my guy, enjoying some bronzing, reading and relaxing  with this little guy. 
(images via intsagram)

Saturday Happy

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Like I've mentioned before in earlier posts, I'm not really a late night talk show kind of person. But that doesn't mean that I didn't tune in for the David Letterman Finale this past week. Did you watch it, what did you think? Was it a disappointment for all his fans? I definitely enjoyed Peyton Manning's bit during The Top Ten segment :) What's making you happy this week?

Friday Showing

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It's no secret that I have a serious soft spot for pixar animated movies, everything from their short film collection to their big hits like Finding Nemo, Ratatouille and The Incredibles. I am over the moon and very excited to see their newest film, Inside Out!!!!  Which comes out this summer :)

Friday Morning

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I have every intention of laying be the pool and being incredibly lazy this weekend. Which means lots of sunshine, pool time, catching on my long list of magazines, books and albums to listen too. I'm excited to finally be reading the Harry Potter series with my boyfriend and listen to his thoughts and opinions of one of my favorite book series. Feeling inspired I have changes in store for redoing some things in the apartment. After spending a few days window shopping and blogging, I can't wait to start on my new home project. I'm also planning a few upcoming dinner parties for the summer, so it's definitely time to kick up my cooking skills. Which by the way have you gotten your copy of the new Cupcakes and Cashmere at Home, it's full of inspiration and great ideas for party planning. What are you up to this weekend? 
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this week's favorites...

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My weekend is full of being straight lazy. The apartment complex pool and the large stack of books on the nightstand are calling my name. I'll also be enjoying an intimate show this weekend of an oldie but goodie, any Pennywise fans? Enjoy your weekend!!!  
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Lime + Raspberry Sangria Popsicles

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Since I'm not that big of a desert person (although the butter cake at Maestros is pretty fantastic and the white chocolate raspberry truffle cheesecake at Cheesecake Factory is my particular favorite desert), my choice for an after dinner treat is usually always a popsicle! There's something so quenching about flavored ice to me. Well, it's time to kick it up a notch and play around with some of favorites, this lime and raspberry sangria recipe sounds delicious and perfect for hot summer day. 
Ingredients 6 ounces of raspberries 2 limes 1 cup sugar 1 1/3 cups of Robert Mondavi Fume Blanc
Directions Add the 6 ounces of raspberries to a small sauce pan, sneaking a few. I mean, raspberries are freaking in season and these organic berries are delicious. Okay, mash them quickly before you eat them all! Add 1/2 cup of the sugar to the raspberries (eating one more ain’t gonna hurt nobody!) and then warm the mixture over a medium-low heat, until it just begins to bubble. This helps …

Girl Crush

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Are you watching Pretty Little Liars? It's definitely one of my favorite shows and since I'm nearing season four, I couldn't help but order the first book. No guarantees I'll read through the series but I'm interested to see where this show started. Ashley Benson's character, Hannah is my favorite!!! If you are obsessed like me, who is your Pretty Little Liar girl crush?!  
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The Messy Pony

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My summer go to thanks to Chelsea Lane.  Here is a five step guide to perfect this messy pony.
Separate hair into two front sections and one back section.
  Tease the top of the top section and pull into low ponytail.
 Bring the front section around the back and place over the low pony.
 Take the second front piece and cross it over the top of the first section . Pull the ends of both sections down under the low pony and secure with an elastic.  
(image via chelsea lane)

The Daily Escape

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Now that school is over and I can relax/enjoy quiet evenings all to myself, there is nowhere I'd rather be than in a log cabin overlooking a lake all to myself with piles of books, beach scented candles, scrolling through my Netflix list and relieving myself from all the stress that has built up in the last several months. Last week I finally got around to reading The Quiet, it's been on the shelf, collecting dust for over a year and I'm just now getting to it. Reading it in this moment was exactly what I needed. This beautifully written and researched book by Susan Cain is definitely one of those life changing books, it answered so many questions and has helped me embrace a part of my identity I've always kept secret.  For every time someone told me I was shy or quiet growing up, you were only partly right. I was quiet (but never shy), I participate in small talk but it certainly is not my forte, I'm too much like my father. Philosophy and passion is the root of …

Weekend Wrap Up...

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saturdays are for sleeping in...  mother/daughter days are for pink manicures.  a quiet nigh in means summer recipes and movies.  children room displays.   cheers to the weekend.  enjoying an overcast weekend. 
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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/" -Steven Jobs
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Saturday Happy

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Have you been the following the restoration of this once abandoned and neglected french chateau?  Built in the mid 1700s then forgotten, an Australian Family is turning this once lost beauty into a new and beautiful home. Follow the blog and keep up to date with all it's latest projects. What is making you happy this week?
(images via chateau de gudanes)

Friday Mornings

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Happy Friday everyone! What are your weekend plans? Other than having a mother/daughter day tomorrow, my plans consist of laying out by the pool, raiding the Michaels home sale, tending to some serious cleaning, bringing my parents dogs over to the apartment, enjoying the cool weather, reading my books and trying a few new recipes. Have a good weekend, here are few links to send you on your way :) 
 If  you haven't, stop by and see the new and improved Cup of Jo
19 Gifts For The Book Lover In Your Life
20+ Ways to Shake Up Your Look in the Bedroom
Make sure to check out the Suffragette teaser trailer
Falling for these beautiful photographs of Marsailles
(image via the everygirl)

this week's favorites...

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You Should Be Here - Kehlani  Dance Like We're Making Love - Ciara  Full Circle - George Fitzgerald  Can't Pin Me Down - Marina and the Diamonds Pink Medicine - Bearson
What have you been listening too lately? Between my roommate, podcast suggestions and coworkers my music taste has been all over the place lately. From house music to jazz, I've been coming across some awesome new artists. These are just few tracks I can't stop singing or tapping my foot too...  (image via amazon)

The Summer Dress

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When it comes to my summer wardrobe, I usually stick to one piece, a light and airy summer dress. Once my favorite stores start switching out their spring displays and replace them with all new summer trends, I'm usually the first one in the door to see what's new. But its been five months since the last time I went shopping (or even window shopping) so I can't wait to start spending my Saturday mornings perusing the sale rack and seeing what is in style for the summer. 

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