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Self Care Friday

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In the last few weeks, I have created five new programs at my library and since my mind has been running a mile a minute, I've been coming up with new ideas and posts to incorporate into the blog as well. More on that a little later though. To switch up Friday posts, I'm adding a new morning series, Self Care Friday! So dish on your favorite products and tell me what you're doing on a Friday night in! Now that I'm 30 and staying in on a Friday night sounds so much more luxurious than going out, I'm into this new thing called Friday Night Chores. What are your plans today or tonight? 
What I'm Doing: Friday Night Chores
What I'm Reading: Am I There Yet
What I'm Wearing: Clay Cleanser/Mask
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The Librarian Suggests

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What I'm Reading:  Sex and Rage - I still don't know how I feel after reading Sex and Rage and that was practically a month ago. Jacaranda is basically Edie Sedgwick on the west coast. She's a beach bum, part-time painter, sun-kissed and beautiful, she hangs with people who resemble Daisy and Tom Buchanan from the Great Gatsby. It's about nothing and it's all over the place, wild like the Jacaranda flower itself. We find our heroine at twenty-eight years old, she's jobless and has no sense of purpose, she's wild and free but is easily "thrown away" by her friends. She moves to New York in hope to write a book and enter a new phase in her life. Semi autobiographical of Eve Babitz's life, Sex and Rage is not really about sex or rage. Maybe you'll like it more than I did.
Help! I'm A Prisoner in the Library - A few weeks ago as I was weeding the Children's Fiction and I came across this title, it instantly intrigued me. Written in 1979 …

Weekend Wrap Up...

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good morning...  lazy saturday.  girls night in reading...  the most relaxing weekend. this little fur ball!
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Quote of the Day

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"Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to understand that this, too, was a gift."
-Mary Oliver
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Friday Morning

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Hey guys, I'm over the moon for this weekend for several reasons. The ac-unit has been out at the library for the last two days and I feel like I could faint. How we've managed to stay open without dying or being yelled at by patrons, it's been an interesting week. I'm also finally getting a much needed hair cut and looking forward to sleeping in. I've been working weekends for a little over a month and I'm happy to have them back. What have you been up too? 

Pillows to Scream Into
Mother and Daughter
Forever 35

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Librarian Problems

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When brand new books come back damaged and parents say their children didn't do it. I just want to scream and yell. We're giving you damn books for free!!!!!!!!!! #librarianproblems

Man Crush

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I never got into the original Queer Eye For The Straight Guymostly because I was in high school and college and I just didn't watch a ton of television then. And I only got into the reboot after a coworker was praising the show last week (and said the guys were super good looking). She told me make sure you have tissues, it will make you cry. So last week after a particularly long day, I binged the first four episodes. My coworker was right, I teared up every single episode. When I say it's one of the best shows I've watched lately it's because it's so heart warming, it pulls at your heart strings. There's an episode where Bobby Berk makes a statement along the lines of no matter the color or our sexuality we're people and we all just want to be accepted and loved. And it's true!
Despite being uncomfortable and awkward the guys have no problem opening up on screen with the men they are making over. One of my favorite parts of each episode is the cultur…

Spring Intentions

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Last April/May I started writing about quarterly intentions, personally accomplishing smaller projects is much easier to start than a bigger more intimidating goal. The first three, I'm proud that almost a year later I'm still sticking too. I memorized a poem, my answer to questions like 'how are you?' no longer include the word busy but with responses like I'm loving the silent reading club I'm in (which of course always includes weird reactions) and I watch way less television at night. When October hit, I had the same intention and while I only completed one of three goals, I was happy with the small changes I have made over the last year. To keep at it, I'd like to continue this series every season. Over the last few years my schedule has gotten a little chaotic, I keep adding projects and programs to my work day so breakfast has been on the go and I hate it! Planning breakfasts and giving myself that extra fifteen minutes to actually sit down and enjo…

Top Five

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I'm a newsletter fiend. You know the opening scene in You've Got Mail, when Meg Ryan waits for Greg Kinnear to leave and she runs to her computer anticipating the sound of an email from Joe? And then the Cranberries come on and it's a wonderful, beautiful day?! That's the level of excitement I have for Newsletter Friday. That is because I typically wait until Friday morning when my inbox is full of newsletters. I head into work early, post work related content to social media, make myself another cup of tea, sit back and relax and open one or two newsletters. After a busy Friday, I can't wait to get home, take a bubble bath and slip into fresh bed sheets and continue reading. Are you into newsletters? I'm so curious, what are you reading? 

The Newsette
Lily Lines (from The Lily)
Girls Night In

The Shatner Chatner

The Skimm
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Friday Morning

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Six months ago I started a collaboration with a community organization. And while I was looking forward to the end result, I've sort of been a mess since then. I wanted to execute this program perfectly, I was worried it would not end up how the other party wanted it to be. So for the last several months I have been anxiously awaiting this week. It was a great success but I'm exhausted from the anxiety of it all, I'm just glad I will be able to go to sleep a little more soundly tonight. There is still quite a bit of programming to plan out for the summer and a few other big projects happening next month, but the weight of this week's events has been so heavy and now that it's finally lifted I already feel better. So cheers to a relaxing weekend and enjoying what's left of the spring season. As you know Palm Springs is already starting to get warm and I'm not into it. What are your plans for the weekend? See you Monday:)
I'm Not Perfect Tee
Guilt Free Bre…

Librarian Problems

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When patrons ask for cool new programs, you create them and then they don't show up.
#librarianproblems

Why My Brain is Always Tired

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Being a millennial and librarian is kind of a problem. I have never been diagnosed with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder but if you were to guess that I have these tendencies and behaviors, then you guessed correctly. I once spent my spring vacation in college at the university library reading (and researching) everything I could find about the execution of The Romanov Family and Rasputin (it wasn't an assignment, it was for pure pleasure). By the time school was back in session, I was checked out. My brain never got the break it needed. And this is a daily habit, I'm not even kidding. Living in the rabbit hole and researching for hours on end (on any given subject) is second nature to me, I never stop to consider that it is a habit I need to learn to control. But I'm addicted, the need to know is just part of me (and most millennials). This perpetual state of curiosity is at the core of my foundation. So the fact that information is so easily accessible and that I have this …

Lately

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Every girl needs this strapless bra
In my last book club meeting, everyone loved hating on Sex and Rage. I loved it but also strongly dislike it. Needless to say, I ordered a few other Eve Babitz books
Rose gold hair, don't care
This face mask leaves my skin feeling silky smooth.
Only my favorite creole restaurant
Good night stories for rebel girls. 
I can't stop listening to these guys...
What's in my bag.
Addicted to this fruit pops
If I were a bag...

Weekend Wrap Up...

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apartment and bedroom sneak peak.  a piece of heaven.  walking into my week on a high note.
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Quote of the Day

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"What is success? It is being able to go to bed each night with your soul at peace."  -Paulo Coelho
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Friday Morning...

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We made it to Friday! Over the last few months I have come to really cherish weekends with no plans. Work has been hectic, I barely have enough time to sit down for ten minutes without interruptions and with the several side projects I have going on, I really look forward to that glass of wine and skin care routine each night. What does self care look like to you? How do you relax after a long day of work? How are you by the way and what have you been? I feel like it's been a bit since we've gotten personal! I promise I'll work on that! What are you up too this weekend? As far as my plans, I have a girls night planned and maybe heading out of town for a short weekend trip. Cheers to your weekend and see you next week!

Things You Should Have Learned in High School
Book Clubs and Self Care
Systems Instead of Goals?

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Spring Ahead

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Ready to show a little skin? Me too, looking forward to warmer weather and airy dresses. 
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Things I'm Into This Week

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Rue Rodier: A guide for better (and healthier) living - follow this blog (and subscribe to the newsletter) to swoon over Marissa's street style, her gorgeous home and follow along on her travels and adventures. I found her a few years ago through Traveler and started following her on social media.
Good Night Stories For Rebel Girls Podcast: Being a children's librarian, I was on board with the Kickstarter campaign to get Good Night Stories For Rebel Girlspublished. I own both the books and highly recommend them to every parents asking for something inspirational for their little girls. They podcast launched today and it was oh so good. 
French Girl OrganicsIf you've noticed my addiction to skin care products on my social media, it's really nothing new (especially since bath-leisure is the newest trend). Given that I have ultra dry (and somewhat problematic) skin, it's important to stay on top of my nightly skincare routine, so investing in good products is a neces…

Leading Ladies

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It's Women's History Month, check this out!

Five Things to know about Elsa Schiaparelli: 
1. Elsa studied Philosophy at the University of Rome.
2. Schiaparelli fled to London to avoid the marriage to a persistent suitor, a wealthy Russian whom her parents favored and for whom she herself felt no attraction. 
3. She collaborated with other artists like Salvador Dali, Alberto Giacometti, and Cecil Beaton among many other artists of her day. 
4. Her clothes were worn and celebrated by some of history's most adventurous and creative women, including Amelia Earhart, Greta Garbo and Marlene Dietrich. 
5.  She invented and/or redefined the jumpsuit, the wraparound dress, see through raincoats and colored tights. 
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