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New Year, New Blog

January 10, 2012

Wow, I can’t believe it’s been so long!

You know how life sometimes sucks you in, and you don’t even notice what you’ve been missing? That’s what I feel has happened over the last few months.  No excuses, but now I am even more motivated to blog because I have lots of stuff to blog about!

I guess I can do a brief re-cap of what I’ve been up to, and will post more details in the coming weeks.

Since my last post, I:

celebrated my Birthday with some close friends, while being spoiled rotten with presents (hello new Kobo!)

disguised myself as Waldo for Halloween

Bought a brand new (to me) car!!!

Went to the most amazing Feist concert

Watched my friends get married!

And had a quiet family Christmas (where I was again spoiled with presents)

A lot has happened in my life, and I can’t wait to share it on this blog. I will also be changing the look of the blog, because as nice as it is, its not really me. Look forward to that and more regular (hopefully) posts!

 

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Birthday wish list

October 1, 2011

My birthday might be a long ways away, but I can’t help thinking of what I want already. I might just treat myself to something on this list within the month!

I have been lusting over these lace TOMS the entire summer…

I really like the pink leather this Fossil wallet is made of, or any Fossil wallet for that matter…

Polaroid has come out with a new instant camera and film! Similar in size and shape to the Fuji Film Instax cameras, but this one comes in red! I am so close to buying this right now………

I’ve also been interested in an “e-reader”. It would be handy to have multiple books in your bag at one time, as I usually have a book or two on the go at once…

A girl can dream big, can’t she?😉

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Divergent: review

September 8, 2011

So I’ve never really done book reviews before, but when I read a good book I have to share it with somebody!

I recently finished Divergent by Veronica Roth, and I already can’t wait for the next book in the trilogy! It in a similar genre to The Hunger Games, which I thoroughly enjoyed (and am now awaiting the movie). Yet, it’s a very different story. Many times when I find a book or a series I like, people suggest a similar book but it can never quite grab me as much as the first one. Divergent hooked me from the beginning, and it’s a new series I am in love with and highly recommend everyone read. I don’t think it would matter which trilogy I read first, but in this case I’m glad I read The Hunger Games because all three books are published. Divergent was just recently published, with the next two books on their way. Maybe I will have another book to line up for at midnight after all!

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Sleepless in Seattle

September 6, 2011

Well, we are back from the city that gave us Starbucks, and we certainly enjoyed ourselves! I must say, the people in Seattle are very kind and friendly, it really made the trip. We picked the best weekend to go, the weather was gorgeous and there was a lot going on in the city. I can’t wait to go back again!

I will let my photos speak for themselves, here is a glance at our fabulous long weekend…….

I hope everyone enjoyed the long weekend wherever they were. It looks like September is going to be just as nice, so hopefully I can continue to wear dresses and shorts and other cute warm weather outfits🙂

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All aboard!

August 31, 2011

As summer winds down, I am heading out on my last summer trip. The boy and I are taking a quick little trip to Seattle. We thought it would be fun to take the train, and I’m so excited because I’ve never traveled on a real train! As I run around like a busy little bee trying to pack and prep, these are the images that are running through my mind…

I hope we get a cozy little compartment like this for our morning train ride

never travel without a good scarf!

Don’t forget a good book or magazine to occupy those long hours…….

…..and a cute boy to cuddle up with

(all photos from Pinterest)

Seattle here we come!!

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Book Club

August 29, 2011

(Photo via Pinterest)

For the past year, I have not only been part of a book club,but I have made time again for one of my favorite pass times; reading a good book!

I read a lot when I was younger, preferring novels over textbooks even. However as my career took over, and I started making more time for friends, I kind of abandoned reading. Then a good friend of mine invited me to a book club. It was fairly casual, meeting up with other girls over wine and snacks, chatting about the book and anything we felt like. At first I was unsure how I could fit reading a novel into my daily routine, but it was surprisingly easy.

A good book hooks you, and you never want to put it down. Over the last year, I was reading books on my break, when I got home from work, on planes, and I even found myself reading while my boyfriend watched tv (hello, it was the Hunger Games, I couldn’t put that series down!). I can’t believe it’s already been a year, but I’m so glad my friend invited me. I couldn’t imagine not having a book in my purse at all times now!

I’m also glad that I joined this book club, because I read some really great books I may not have picked up on my own. They range from gripping teen fiction, to autobiographies, and some hard hitting subjects. If you’re interested, I’ve created a list of our books:

“How I live now” by Meg Rosoff

“The Middle Place”  by Kelly Corrigan

“Infidel” by Ayaan hirsi ali

“The Giver” by Lois Lowry

“The Hunger Games” by Suzzanne Collins

“The Lovely Bones”by Alice Sebold

“Freakonomics” by Steven D. Levitt

“The Poisonwood Bible” by Barbara Kingsolver

“My stroke of insight” by Jill Bolt Taylor

“Anna and the French Kiss” by stephanie perkins

“Intensity” by Dean Koontz

“The Help” by Kathryn Stockett

The next book we are reading is “Divergent” by Veronica Roth. If you want to join along with our book club, I would love to hear your comments about the books! Even if you are just looking for a good book to read, pick one off the list. I guarantee you will be ale to find a book that interests you!

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Around the web

August 15, 2011

Photo via Pinterest

Do you ever find yourself cruising around the web, and all of a sudden you go off on tangents that lead to the most amazing discoveries?

I have to admit, I find most of my inspiration these days on the web. I thought I’d share with you my latest web obsessions, and who knows maybe they will become your as well!

Such as…..

These amazing photo books from Blurb. I’m so tempted to make some as Christmas presents.

Or Missoni’s collection for Target. That bike is seriously calling my name!!

One of my new favorite street style blogs is I Want To Be Her!

As always, Etsy has amazing handmade goods. Like these super cute cards to send out to your friends. I miss getting snail mail!

Finally, along with a Twitter account, Tumblr account, and countless fashion blogs I check, I now have a Pinterst account. It’s a fun and easy way to make an online scrap-book like inspiration board. This way you can organize what inspires you, and find more inspiration from others with similar interests.

What has been inspiring you these days? I hope you enjoy these links, and find your own little gems this week on the web.