Showing posts from July, 2015

Friday Film

I read Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer nearly fourteen years ago and I can still remember the book in great detail. Since Everest is coming out in a few months, I plan on rereading it before it hits the theater. If you have not read anything by him, start with Into Thin Air and immediately follow it by reading Into the Wild. Both books are in my top 20 favorite books. What are you watching this weekend?

Friday Mornings

Seriously, thank god it is Friday!!!! I'm beat, so I'm keeping it short this week. What are your weekend plans? Getting out of town or staying home and being lazy with the family? My boyfriend bought this game and we tried it out last weekend, it is awesome!!! Try it out the next time you're invited to a game night :) Whatever your plans, have a cool one and see you Monday.
 How to decorate your desk space.
How to give back when your schedule is full. 
Ballparks to visit this summer.
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this week's favorites...

Satisfying my seafood craving, browsing for desks and chunky gold cuffs, beach theme movie marathons and perfecting a coke float are on my list of things to do this weekend. What are you up too?


Short Films

Every time I go to see a Pixar film, I definitely get more excited about the short than the actual film. I have to say, Lava which premiered before Inside Out is definitely my favorite. This one is also super cute.


The first time I went to Hawaii, I was two years old. I haven't been back since. So the next big vacation I'm planning for is to the islands. Since I haven't been in over twenty years, I am all ears. What's the best island to visit? Things to do? Sights to see? Please flood my inbox :)


Five months ago if you would have asked me what the latest graphic novel was, I couldn't tell you. Since then I have been trying to expand the small collection we have at our library. Now I'm a complete graphic novel fiend and this wonderful collection of bad-ass girls away at Miss Quinzilla Thiskwin Penniquiqul Thistle Crumpet's Camp has me giddy and ecstatic. With a strong cast of five diverse but strong young ladies, I'm excited for the next volume set to come out already. Seriously, get your hands on this graphic novel quickly, I haven't read something this good in years!!! 
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The Librarian Suggests

What I'm Reading: Since I'm currently weeding the children's fiction section and I came across a blogger reading this to her daughter, I am completely in love with The Family Under the Bridge. A lovely short story about an old Parisan man name Armand and an unlikely relationship with the family under the bridge, it's quick to warm your heart.. I'm also reading SuperMutant Magic Academy and it's pretty awesome. I have been on a graphic novel kick for a few months and since I can read through them in twenty minutes, I've been reading a ton lately. I'm about to start The Paris Architect, so if you want to get started we can chat about it on Twitter :) What I'm listening too and watching: Two words: Trey Songz!!! He has the most beautiful voice! Have you listened to his latest album? And lately I've been watching a lot of 90's teen rom-coms like 10 Things I Hate About You, She's All That, Clueless, Can't Hardly Wait, Cruel Intentions, Br…

Girls Night Out

Summer night essentials include a little black jumpsuit, two toned strappy sandals, this highlighter and bronzer, this fantastic clutch I snatched when it was at Target and this dainty gold bracelet. What are you evenings musts?


Weekend Wrap Up...

fitted v-necks and floral loose pants for  a weekend getaway.   shopping for lace tops and browsing through the cupcakes and cashmere line.   six books every girl should read.   enjoying the farmers market with my guy.  amoeba haul. 
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Quote of the Day

"I figure, if a girl wants to be a legend, she should go ahead and be one." -Calamity Jane
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Saturday Happy

Just in case I didn't have enough podcasts to listen to, I was suggested a new one earlier this week and I'm completely fascinated with it. Nocturne explores what goes on during the dark hours. I have no problem admitting that I am terrified of the dark, mostly for safety reasons. I often think anytime I have to park further away from my front door late at night, there's a good chance someone might take me and dump my body somewhere where no one will ever find me. I watch and read too many twisted and scary things...the thrill of being scared excites me. But when it comes to real life situations, I am a scaredy cat. Anytime I watch my parents house and I think I'm alone in a huge house, the lights go on when I go to bed! Now that I've listened to a few episodes, my fear of the dark is not as strong.You listen and learn  about everything from human behavior, exploring the affects of light pollution, history and science, this is definitely a show you should be check…

Friday Films

I seriously cannot wait for the new the Pixar movie coming out later this year. My 28th birthday may be celebrated going to see The Good Dinosaur. What are you excited to see this fall?

Friday Mornings

Happy Friday readers! How was your week? Mine flew by, the reading program is ending next week which means people are coming to our events in the masses. I've also been celebrating my boyfriend's birthday and our three year anniversary over the past few days. I'll be on the road again this weekend for a little extra celebration with my guy and preparing for the last week of events. Here are a few links to start your weekend, have a good one and see you all Monday morning :)
My dream house looks a little something like this. 
60 Things You Might Not Know About Disneyland
How to Make Conversation
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this week's favorites...

Can't Feel My Face - The Weeknd  Woman - City and Colour  Our Eyes - Lucy Rose  Intro - XX About You - Trey Songz
My sister first introduced me to Trey Songz years ago when one of his songs was featured on one of the sequels to Step Up and I've been a huge fan since. His voice is just so sexy, I've been listening to his latest album on repeat and can't get About You out of my head. What have you been listening to you lately? 
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Outdoor Spaces

My ideal tiny outdoor space includes a comfy lounge area complete with lots of pillows and blankets, strung up twinkling lights, a small dining table and a mini garden. What does your patio space look like?

Blueberry and Lemon Balm Ice Cream

When it comes to eating or drinking anything sweet, my go to flavor is pomegranate blueberry. It's just so delicious and refreshing and perfect for a summery treat. Although there's no pomegranate in this recipe, it sounds delicious and an ice cream I definitely want to try making.  What's your favorite ice cream flavor?

For the roasted blueberries:
1 lb. blueberries, fresh or frozen
2 tablespoons Lyle's Golden Syrup (or substitute honey)
For the ice cream custard:
1 3/4 cup whole milk
1/2 cup (100 g) sugar
2 teaspoons finely chopped lemon balm
3 strips of lemon zest
1 cup heavy whipping cream
5 egg yolks

For the blueberries:
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Place blueberries in one roasting pan (use two if needed) large enough so that the berries remain in a single layer. Drizzle the Golden Syrup over the berries. Place in the preheated oven and roast for 30-35 minutes, stirring at least once. Roast until the berries have given up some of their liquid an…

Alex and Ani

Apparently I am out of the loop with the latest jewelry trend, Alex and Ani  bracelets. When I started writing this blog a few years ago, I introduced my mom to bloggers and brands I thought she would like and now she is way ahead of me when it comes to all the trendy items. Some of my favorite things she's gotten me hooked to include le labo candles, the feed organization, this nail polish, Thayers Tonerthe original matchstick bottle and now these bracelets. Have you gotten yourself one, if its been awhile go ahead and treat yourself :)
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Summer Attire

Floor length dresses, sunny weather all day, swimming for hours, searching for the perfect panama hat, sleeping on the beach, dancing all night, sunnies galore, short skirts, sailing the high seas, these are a few of my favorite summer things. 
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Biographies for Children

Five fantastically illustrated bios on Julia Child, Jane Goodall, Jacques Cousteau, Misty Copeland and Albert Einstein that already becoming picture book favorites and classics.  (images via amazon)

Leading Ladies

Five Things To Know About Misty Copeland
1. Misty Copeland became the first African American woman to be promoted to principal dancer in the American Ballet Theater's seventy-five year history. 
2. She didn't start ballet training until she was 13! 
3. She was told she had the wrong body for a ballet dancer, then she did this and everyone fell in love with her.
4. She was nearly homeless as a child. 
5. She spent most of her first year in the company on the sidelines due to a serious back injury.

Weekend Wrap Up...

stormy weather calls for blankets, magazines,   candles and a game of cards.   revisiting old but favorite beaches.   my small window sill garden includes echeveria and my favorite flowers, lavender.   cloudy beach days.  in the kitchen...
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