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Weekend Wrap Up...

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This past weekend I had little plans - time with family, dozing in and out of naps and getting more than five hours of sleep at night, catching up with my latest read, binging Stranger Things and talking about the highly anticipated second season. Which if you haven't watched it, what are you doing?! What did you do over the weekend? My weekends are spent more in the moment and less time taking pictures. Although on the rare occasion, catching my parents off guard and snapping a quick picture usually sends me into a laugh attack. Are you putting your phone down during the weekend? Would you consider deleting Instagram/Snapchat from your phone for a day or two, apparently it's a trend for a few social media bloggers and I applaud them for it!!! 
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Friday Morning

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How have you been? October has been full of so much from work related events and tasks to get through, a meeting that's probably over and done with by now (I've been anxious about this all week) and a lot going on with Silent Book Club and a few other side hustles, I'm so looking forward to this weekend. With no no plans in mind, I'm doing but indulging in Reese's Pieces (my favorite candy) and Stranger Things. What do your plans include? 
Haunted Houses 
 90s Costumes
Movie Marathon
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this week's favorites...

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It's my favorite time of year!!! Who are what are you dressing up as?! 
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Fashion Statement

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My fashion musts this season include blush (and other pink tones) everything, trench coats as usual and oversized cashmere turtlenecks. What are your fall essentials? 
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Leading Ladies

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Five Things You Should Know About Miroslava Duma
1. Graduated from The Moscow State Institute if International Relations in 2008 with a Master's Degree in International Business and Business Administration.
2. One of her first working gigs was at Harper's Bazaar Russia at the age of 20.
3. She first became famous for her street style fashion via The Sartorialist.  
4. She’s the founder of Buro 24/7 and Fashion Tech Lab and the co-founer of The Tot
5. She has a soft spot for Classic Russian Literature Like Tolstoy, Gogol, Dostoevsky but also loves Ernest Hemingway.

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Weekend Wrap Up

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new nightstands and a minimalist approach.
this book is everything.  saturday nights are for desert festivals...
my favorite spot in the house. poolside in october. 
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Quote of the Day

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"You were once wild here. Don't let them tame you." -Isadora Duncan
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Friday Morning

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Is it just me or was it an insane work week? With meetings left and right and exciting new things in the future, this girl is needs to chill out. What are you plans for the weekend? I'm heading a little southeast to see what this hot air balloon event is all about, rearranging my bedroom a little and going on an all girls hike! Hope your weekend was a little tamer than mine and have an excellent weekend everyone :)
What's your secret single behavior?
Popular Halloween costumes this year!
Airbnb's most popular listing!

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this week's favorites...

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Conversations in a Diner - DVSN  LMK - Kelela Experiences - Ludovico Einaudi  Remember You - Melanie Fiona Wave - TrioKait
What have you been listening too lately?! 
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Fall To Do's

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A few things to try out this autumn season, what are your plans?
Check out the local pumpkin patch or harvest festival.
Make your favorite soup recipe
Go crazy with the decorations. 
Make your Halloween costume.
Attend a book club
Host a horror movie marathon
Take a scenic drive for some leaf peeping.
Check out the closest state park

Weekend Wrap Up...

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Have you done a technology detox lately? This past weekend my guy and I drove to his grandparents fiftieth wedding anniversary where I met tons of family members and hung out, without my phone in hand. It was a celebration of love, life and family. I was slightly nervous, I hadn't been a room with nearly seventy strangers in a long time but I was welcomed with hugs and kisses and when I finally got home last night, I realized what a beautiful and reassuring experience the whole weekend was. Our world and tv screens are so inundated with hate and violence,  that you forget there are so many good people in the world. I was surrounded by this huge multi-cultured family and there was not one moment that was not filled with love. In fact most of the family I met were some of the most compassionate and wonderful people I have ever met and it was exactly what I needed. I wasn't worried or constantly checking what was going on elsewhere, I was 100% in the moment. And even if I was ne…

Friday Morning

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Let's skip the fact I nearly yelled at the parents in my story time this week for letting them take complete advantage of me. I am a librarian, not your babysitter. This generation of moms is seriously the worst. If you're going to be a mother, can you be actually be a mom! Now that my mini rant is over, my weekend is booked solid. Between family commitments and tuning in for the premiere of the highly anticipated Lore television show on Amazon, I'll catch you all next week.  

Here's how long it will take you to read any book.
 How to care for an introvert. 
 Acts of Kindness.

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this week's favorites...

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Top 5

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Mostly new tween reads and one classic I'll be indulging in this fall season.  What have you been reading? 
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Lately

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This workout shirt for exercising or dancing like you just don't care.

Cream that cures everything and gives you baby soft skin and a highlighter every girl needs.

These fruity chocolate covered snacks make for the perfect desert or midday pick me up.

After nearly bumping into my favorite boy band crush from yester-year, I've been listening to a few old tracks.

A new podcast, mug for reading (or watching) movies to kick off your halloween movie-thon.

The prettiest bralette that selling out quickly, make sure to check out this new line.

Weekend Wrap Up...

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this little guy.  home sweet home :) perusing the pumpkin patch...
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Quote of the Day

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"She wasn't doing a thing that I could see, except standing there, leaning on the balcony railing, holding the universe together."  -J.D. Salinger
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Friday Morning

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Tis the crazy season and jumping for joy for when the weekend rolls around. Usually during this time of year my weeks are filled to the brim with work and attending meetings and events. So I leave the weekends open to enjoy the crisp weather and relax with a fall scented candle and staying in for a movie or a puzzle. I'm heading to a fall festival over the weekend and seeing Bill Murray live other than that the rest is for reading and spending time outside. What are your plans for this weekend?! Have a good one and see you Monday :)
A Must Pair of Shoes
Thoughts on Tater Tots
Family Vacations

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this week's favorites...

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Because we've been celebrating Harry Potter for 20 years!!! 
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What I'm Into This Week

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Girls Night In: For ladies who would rather stay in on Thirsty Thursdayand enjoy the latest book club read or keeping up to date with a few excellent reads, like this one on venmo, fed up woman and sensitive comics. Netflix, read, rosé and chill. 
Project 62: The latest product line at Target that every millennial girl is gushing over. My sister and I have already added a few pieces to are our apartment. Head over to your closest Target and check out the reasonable home line that is both modern and chic. 
Books Are Magic: A bookstore ran by one of my favorite authors, Emma Straub. Filled with beautiful books, book readings and author events, this bookstore is like my dream space. Oh and they have an online shop that ships all over the U.S., I just got their mug and will be gifting it to a few of my favorite librarians.