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Do You Like Where You Live?

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Weekend Wrap Up...

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always searching for the best farmer's tote :)  homemade lentil bowl.  bedroom details, also I love this mug...  philosophy and body shop haul. journaling while watching the oscars...
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Quote of the Day

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"If you're always trying to be normal, you will never know how amazing you can be." -Maya Angelo
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Friday Morning

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Happy Friday readers! Since I've been staying up past midnight trying to catch up with The Vampire Diaries, this week has seemed to drag on. With my room being finished and no other home do-it-yourself projects in the near future, I'm taking a break and enjoying relaxing with books, taking extra long walks, hitting up the park and deciding who I want Elena to be with more, Stefan or Damon Salvatore. What are your weekend plans? Can you believe it's already March? I sure can't! I'm not quite ready for spring to be here; it's one of the busiest times of the year for me since our library hosts a lot of big programs throughout the spring and getting ready for all the activities during the summer. How have you been? What have you been up too? See you next week!

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this week's favorites...

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Now that I've finished the first season of Vampire Diaries and have completely switched from being Team Stefan to Team Damon, I am officially hooked to The Vampire Diaries. It only took eight years to get into. What is your favorite show at the moment.
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Top 5

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Five TV Shows I started way after the fact and loved: 
The Vampire Diaries - I literally just started this series. My sister and sister-in-law seriously love this show and can talk about it at length. The other night while eating dinner and talking about new shows to start, my sister jumped for joy when I said in a whisper I was thinking about watching it. I tried to keep a straight face as my sister was trying to tell me the plot-line, she was so invested and emotionally involved with these characters, I couldn't help but want to laugh at her. But, I have to admit, it's a really good show and I'm totally Team Stefan!!!
Hart of Dixie - After watching Sweet Home Alabama on repeat for a week, I was in a 'I want to move to the South' vibe and started watching Hart of Dixie. Not exactly the greatest show ever but I really like Rachel Bilson. It totally hits the spot if you are feeling something girly, rom-comesque and cheesy. 
Game of Thrones - With six seasons down and …

Stories for Rebel Girls

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For ambitious and curious little girls, these are just a handful of excellent stories and brief bios on women that came out in last year. As we get ready to celebrate International Women's Day next month, I encourage you to take your daughters and granddaughters to the library and ask for these empowering stories and journeys. Discrimination did not get in the way of these powerhouse women.
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Leading Ladies

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Five Things You Should Know About Eugenie Clark
a.k.a. The Shark Lady

1. Experiencing discrimination both as a woman and Japanese American, Columbia turned her down for graduate school because she was a woman. Instead she got a job in a chemistry lab and took night classes at NYU. She went on to earn both a Master of Arts in 1946 and Doctorate of Philosophy in 1950.

2. She learned to swim before the age of two and frequently visited the New York Aquarium in Battery Park, where she spent hours wondering what it would be like to swim alongside sharks.

3. During her research, she worked at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, The American Museum of Natural History, Wildlife Conservation Society and Mote Marine Laboratory in Florida to focus on ocean conservation.

4. In the Sea of Cortez, Clark rode the back of 50 foot Whale Shark.
5. Never letting discrimination bring her down, she is known as one of the worlds most important ichthyologists.
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Weekend Wrap Up...

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dresser is done, now on to a relaxing afternoon.  old favorite lunch spots with great company...  waiting for the rain.  art exhibits for modernism week... finishing up with the bedroom.
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Quote of the Day

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"Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all." -Helen Keller
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Friday Morning

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Hey guys, how is everyone doing? I don't why but I've been going to bed at like two/three in the morning almost every night this week. So I'll be winding down early over the next few days. My weekend plans include hitting the food trucks in Rancho Mirage, checking out the start of modernism week in Palm Spring and enjoying the rain storm that's suppose to hit socal this weekend. Oh, I'll always be moving my new and very white dresser into my room and finally putting clothes away in their proper place. Have an excellent weekend and I'll see you Monday morning!
Drink to Your Health
A Guide to Making Career Changes in Your 30s
Places That Are Hard to Believe They Exist
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Paris in two months!!!
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Life Lately

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As I'm preparing for the summer reading program at the library, I can't help but think that June really isn't that far away. Since I've been into the scallop look for a while now, I absolutely love the scalloped bathing suits at Target. A year or two ago I find the online exclusive bathing suits through a blogger so I immediately bought the bikini, now I'm filling this one piece! Make sure to check out their online collection!
These lip plumping masks are all the rage at the moment. My mom surprised me with a few for Valentine's Day (thank you, thank you, thank you) and I'm kind of excited to see if they actually work. While I definitely want to try it out the last experience I had with a lip plumping lipstick made my lips not only swell and sting but it took a nearly three weeks for the reaction to subside. It was painful and horrific to say the least.
Growing up, I have always strayed away from oils but now I can't get enough. I rub some on my face i…

Thoughts on Exercising

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I've been following Gemma Correll for a few years now. I pretty much love everything, if you couldn't tell I post her illustrations on social media all the time. I find her humorous thoughts on exercising to be the best and generally I feel the same as her.


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Everyday Arm Workouts

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I'm not usually one who has a list of exercises (at five reps a move) that equate to filling an hour's worth of time. If I go to the gym, I typically hit the stair-master and cool down on the treadmill but like I've said a thousand times, give me a lap pool and I'm good. In an effort to do more strength training (since that was my intention at the beginning of the year) I recently started following Cassey over on at Blogilates. Her positive attitude and less than twenty minute videos are apart of my daily routine. I always look forward to new content and I have to say my favorite workouts are the night time stretchers and her arm workout regime that requires no equipment! Here's the workout, I roughly do four reps of each every evening. I seriously feel the burn but a week into them I feel a little bit stronger and looking forward to having toned arms. And if you want to follow her, here's the direct link to the arm workout.
The moves are:
1. Pull Backs
2. Shou…

Weekend Wrap Up...

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sundays at the park.  weekend reading...  welcome to palm springs, silent book club!  hearty breakfast. weekend project! (images via instagram)

Quote of the Day

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"Think before you speak. Read before you think." -Fran Lebowitz (image unknown)

Friday Morning

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Good morning & Happy Friday readers! How have you been - busy, tired, in good spirits? It's been a usual busy week for me between planning the summer reading program activities, ideas for starting new programs each month, getting excited for silent book club starting this Monday and preparing myself for up coming trips by reading a lot of books. There's so much on my mind between work, blog related endeavors, vacations and other projects, I'm in this place where I'm not sure where to start. This weekend is about being less distracted and getting outside - hiking, swimming, going for walks and just relaxing. What are your plans? 
The Best Trips to Take in Your 30s
Beating the Burnout
  Article Recommendations
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this week's favorites...

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Culture Fact of the Day: The Bajau people of Malaysia spend most of their lives at sea. Their homes are wooden huts and they live off seafood, fishing from their handmade boats. Some Bajau people experience "ground sickness" like we experience seasickness. What are you loving this week? 
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