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Self Care Friday

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It's been just an ok week, Tuesday was a particularly hard day at work and let's just say I was ready for the weekend Monday afternoon. What are your plans for the Memorial Day Weekend? Whatever your plans are have a good one. Now for a few short reads and one thing to treat yourself too. 
What I'm Buying: Royal Wedding Mug
What I'm Reading: The Chill Times
What I'm Listening Too: Jen Gotch Is Ok.. Sometimes

Le Mas Des Poiriers

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Take a peak inside this insanely beautiful home in Provence. A restored farmhouse in the middle of the french countryside - you will never want to leave! Serious life goals! 
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Apricot Kale Salad

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If you are like me and you shop by season, here's a grocery list of produce that is in it's prime right now.  Do you have a favorite recipe you like to make this time of year? I swear by this apricot kale salad recipe by Trader Joes! 
Ingredients:  1 bunch of lacinato kale, ribs removed and chopped2 ripe apricots, chopped1/3 cup Pecorino Romano cheese, finely shredded1/3 cup slivered almonds, lightly toastedJuice from 1 lemon1/4 cup olive oil1 tsp minced garlic1 tbs Dijon mustard2 tsp raw honeyInstructions:
Wash and prepare your kale. After you have removed the ribs of your kale, chop it up and put it into a large bowl and set aside.
In a small container, such as a mason jar, add your lemon juice, olive oil, mustard, garlic, honey, and a tbs of your Pecorino cheese. Whisk together with a fork, and then put the lid onto your mason jar and shake vigorously until it all comes together.
Pour your dressing over your kale and using clean hands massage the dressing into the leaves. Allow …

Weekend Wrap Up...

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day trips and posing in front of the pink wall!  always up for a trip to the last bookstore.  weekend of museums. 
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Quote of the Day

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"I am where I am because I believe in all possibilities." -Whoopi Goldberg
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Friday Mornings

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Happy Friday everyone!! Between library programming and preparing for summer festivities, I'm excited to get away for the weekend. I'm heading to L.A. for a quick trip, I'm hitting a few museums  and going to a live podcast showing of And That's Why We Drinkwith a girlfriend. I'm slightly embarrassed to say I have not visited one museum in L.A. Well at least in twenty years, that is. Here's to becoming more culturally curious about my home state. What are you up too this weekend? 
Never Star a Story About the Weather
Brain Tricks
Yanny or Laurel? 

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An Evening by the Pool

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I'm trying to make more of an effort to spend time outside. As a homebody I tend to live in comfy lounge attire and hang out indoors by the tv, playing with my sister's cats or reading in my room on my bed. Part of it is that I want to be a little lazy on the weekends. Ever since I started going to the park on Sunday morning to read last year, I felt better. Being quiet and leading a five minute calming meditation or breathing routine to allow yourself to take in the smells and sounds of nature, it's just so uplifting and relaxing. Before it starts to get too hot, my goal is to spend one or two evenings out by the pool after getting home from work. What's one thing you want to work on this summer? 
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This Summer

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This time last year, I started a quarterly goal setting series. We talked about things like memorizing and reading more poems, watching less television and other small intentions. Now that I'm in my thirties and have a career (and in just a matter of a few weeks I'll have a new little niece or nephew), it's about slowing down and enjoying the things I have. When I graduated from college almost ten years ago, I hit the ground running. I felt behind in life so the first job I took I became obsessive and inevitably turned into a workaholic. I said yes to everything, my life became my job and pleasing others was way more important than my health and well being. Most of my twenties were a blur. 
 Now that I am entering a new decade, I want to be able to live a more meaningful life and to be happy with myself. The other night as I lay restless in bed a memory from college popped into my head. I was walking back to my dorm room after class one grey and chilly afternoon, I couldn…

Weekend Wrap Up...

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starting the day with moon juice.  dining area almost complete.  trying figure out how to decorate the front porch.   how to display your cute coffee mugs.  sunday evenings are for sister seances. 
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Quote of the Day

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"There are a whole lot of thigns in this world of ours you haven't even started wondering about yet." -Roald Dahl
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Self Care Friday

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How we relax!! Check out what Sarah's reading and loving this week: 

I Am Not Perfect TeeI need this as a reminder when I start criticizing myself for not being the perfectionist I want to be. 
Marie AndrewHer illustrations on life are the perfect way to end my week!
Apartment Therapy: Seeing how people transform tiny homes into gorgeous spaces.

The Librarian Suggests

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The Librarian Suggests three favorite short story collections. What are you reading?

Life Lately

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Loving everything in Rachel Parcel's Everyday collection.
David surprised me with rosé cider.
Toners, facial mists and foundation sticks I can't get enough. 
These cracker crisps and this cheese pairing. 
The new Trader Joe's Podcast.
Try living with Lucy.
My new favorite lunch spot in town.  (their lemon bars are my favorite) 
Getting ready for the new Chilling Tales of Sabrina with the classic comics
This wallet friendly collection with Le Creuset. 

The Future is Female

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If you've been wondering where I am since I've only been posting a few days a week, here's the lowdown. While work does continue to take up a lot of my time, I have taken on a few projects outside of my 9 to 5 job. I promise the blog will become more of a priority just as soon as I can transfer over 3000+ posts without issues to the new site. A friend and I started a local chapter of a national book club in which we host twice a month and write a newsletter for; our Facebook community is the best, I'm not even kidding. Last year, two coworkers and I started a bookish podcast which is also very active on social media and on our site, we love posting for giveaways so always check in over at The Librarians Suggest. And lastly, I'm really excited to introduce, Girls Who Stay In, a woman's only club to the Palm Springs Area. There is no space for intellectual conversation or just a place to read, finish up a little work if necessary or hell you just need to get awa…