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Friday Showing

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I have never seen Sister Act! I know, thankfully many libraries still have it and luckily I found a copy last week and I finally got it today. So I plan on watching both Sister Act and it's sequel over the weekend. Remember that 90's movie marathon I wanted to put on earlier this summer, well at least I'm finally getting around to it! What are you watching this weekend?

Friday Morning

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Hey readers, how has your summer been going?! I'm over the moon that it is finally the weekend! After two finale events and our last performance for the summer, I am beyond exhausted. I'm looking forward to a quiet and restful August at work, time for fall programming and saving my voice for everything we're gearing up for in September. But until then, this weekend is all about sleeping, healthy and light summer recipes and swimming. What are your weekend plans?
Black and White Summer Photos
Know Your Rose
A Writer's Travel Essentials
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this week's favorites...

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I'm keeping quiet this weekend, given that this week was crazy. I plan on staying cool and hanging around the house. A little bit of cleaning, getting some new plants, looking at and finding do-it-yourself projects for the fall decor and just relaxing. What are your plans?  (1,2,3,4,5)

Favorite Illustrators and Daring Girls

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My favorite artist of the moment is Noelle Stevenson! Well technically, I've been a fan for quite some time. Perhaps, it's because the fourth volume set of Lumberjanes came out a few weeks ago and I read through it in less than thirty minutes,  the story is a whirlwind of fun, adventurous and the illustration is just fantastic.  And since you all know I love this graphic novel series to pieces, I hope you pick up her books. From Nimona, her illustrations for Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell (and other authors) and Lumberjanes, I cannot recommend her work enough, I love everything about this illustrator's artistic style. Make sure to check her out on her site.   
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Leading Ladies

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Five Things You Must Know About Annie Edson Taylor
1. Although she went to college to be a school teacher, she taught dance and music From Michigan to Texas.
2. In 1901, Taylor became the first person to survive a trip over Niagara Falls in a barrel.
3. She was 62 years old when she came up with the plan to go over the famous waterfall.  
4. Although she lost consciousness, she survived with only a cut on her head.
5. Taylor remains the only woman to have gone over the falls alone.
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Weekend Wrap Up...

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celebrating four years with my guy...  a short trip where I took absolutely no pictures :/  small cheese plate for dinner...  evenings are for reading newly illustrated classics.  drinks and dinner with my favorite person. 
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Quote of the Day

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"Learn as if you were to live forever." -Mahatma Gandhi
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Friday Showing

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Like most people, I have a serious fascination (and a very real fear of) with sharks. Which is why I love  shark movies, so please do not judge me for wanting to watch Deep Blue Sea as we near Shark Week. What's your favorite shark movie?

Friday Morning

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Hey readers, there's a lot of celebration happening this week so I'm excited to be traveling to the coast to get away for the weekend. I'll be wishing happy birthdays and celebrating anniversaries for the next few days all while enjoying a little quiet time and hitting up the beach. Since it's a pretty packed weekend, I'll be short and send you on your way. Happy Friday, see you all next week :)
The End of the Written Word
50 Places 
Date While You Wait
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this week's favorites...

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Since it's taken me years to get into Youtube subscriptions, I have officially become an addict to all travel vloggers. And if you didn't know they are all going to the Blue Lagoon in Iceland, I need to book my plane ticket asap!!!
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Treat Your Self

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Splurge: Record players are back, treat yourself and start collecting your favorite albums. Save: Check out the artist on band camp or their personal site and buy directly from them. 
Splurge: Check into the local hotel for a day or two and enjoy a nice day at the spa. Save: Go for a nice relaxing manicure/pedicure date with your sister or friend.
Splurge: Treat yourself to your favorite kitchen piece.
Save: If you don't want to break the bank, Threshold has the cutest kitchen accessories.


Do Your Thing

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I use to dread going home after work because that meant getting back online and entering the classroom. There was nothing soothing about my evening. Dinner was always rushed and falling asleep while reading for an assignment was a regular occurrence. It's barely been two months since graduating and I already feel like a completely different person. I still have a lot to work on and I constantly have to remind myself to relax with my constantly busy schedule whether its work/blog related or trying to structure a productive evening. I realize now that time is precious and I don't want to waste a minute of it, so going with the flow is a little more than challenging during the week.
When I come home, I leave everything at the front door -  my keys, my shoes and whatever anxieties I have about work. I found a routine that works for me and acts like a meditation without closing my eyes and crossing my legs. After I kick off my shoes and think about the joy mentioned in Marie Kond…

Weekend Wrap Up...

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adorable but simple swimsuits and  a relaxing weekend.  hamilton and raspberry sorbet chocolate bars.   lots of cute work out clothes for inspiration.   fifty new colored pencils to add to my collection. an excellent but low key weekend...
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Quote of the Day

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"The world is changed by your example, not by your opinion." -Paulo Coelho
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Friday Morning...

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Seriously, thank god its Friday! I've been looking forward to the end of this week since it's been a bit of a crazy one. Tomorrow calls for a mini spa date with my sister and maybe a summer movie marathon and homemade burgers for the evening. I plan on being by the pool all day Sunday and reading this book a coworker recommended to me last week. What have you been up too lately?
Pen and Paper
It's Called a Frose
This Blush Trick (image)

this week's favorites...

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Rossa Matilda Richter  Maria Spelterini  Sarah Mapelli  Sarah Tanner, Danielle Hughes and Stella Guilding Mabel Stark
The first human cannonball, the first woman tightrope walker, a woman covered in 12,000 bees, the worlds only trio of wing walkers and the world's first female tiger trainer, these are just a few of my favorite female daredevils.

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5 Travel Must Haves

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Five Travel Must Haves: 
1. The cutest but most efficient luggage.
2. Snacks (and for headache relief) a plenty. 
3. A light weight carry-on.  
4. To help you sleep
5. Something (or a few books) to read.

The Daily Escape

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I have been reading a lot of history/adventure quest books lately and they all seem to take place in and around Germany. And since everyone is posting about their overseas travels over social media, I'm dreaming about Germany - the castles, the villages, the festivals and food...do you know these facts about Germany?
1. 70% of German highways have no speed limit.
2. Germans are the second biggest consumers of beer in the world.
3. The biggest festival is called Oktoberfest, but starts in September.
4. In World War II, a German sub was sunk by a broken toilet.
5. Germans answer the phone with their surname instead of hello.
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Weekend Wrap Up...

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sleeping in til noon and going for an afternoon walk.   what my work space looks like...  love me some seashells...  homemade spicy turkey balls. updating my work space.
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Quote of the Day

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"If you don't go after what you want, you'll never have it."
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Saturday Happy

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In my research for fall collection development, I came across this charming new comic all about a new girl sleuth named Goldie Vance. With the charm of Eloise and the adventure in The Lumberjanes, the new Nancy Drew in town is pretty much a bad ass. I cannot wait to see whats in store for this comic :)

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Friday Showing

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To be honest I've only seen the Indiana Jones trilogy once. I know, right! Since I have been reading a lot of history and adventure kind of books lately, I'm totally in the mood for a movie marathon kind of Friday night. What are watching this weekend?!

Friday Morning

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Hey readers, how has your summer been? It's going by a little too fast for me, I've been enjoying busy days (actually crazy and hectic days) and low key evenings. I'm catching up with Game of Thrones, drawing, reading, going for walks, hitting the pool and spending way too much time on eBay looking for cute things to add to my apartment. I don't have much planned for the weekend other than to buy fresh flowers, start on a work (but fun) related project and to begin and finish a book for my book club next week. What have you been up to?! Any trips, long vacations, anything exciting?! 
Your Weekly Hamilton News
How To Love Walking
The Power of Casual Gratitude
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