Bits & Pieces

1. The wall decals I ordered came today! They were a pain to peel off their backing without pieces getting stuck to each other. But actually putting on the wall was easy, and I love how it turned out! This is our loft upstairs, kind of right outside my office. We already had the 5 framed prints (Ikea!), and I thought this pack of decals coordinated nicely. Eventually I’d like the wall that the window is in to be painted that blue/teal color, but that’ll have to wait a bit.

decals

2. I didn’t think this weekend was going to be busy, but then I actually looked at all of the things I’m planning/wanting to do. Coffee with friends tomorrow morning, Round Rock Market Days tomorrow afternoon, the Hope Farmers Market Sunday mid-day with a clothing swap, and then Pinballz for games and hanging out with friends again that afternoon. And then Monday night is The Last Unicorn. Um, downtime, where’d you go? Haha. Should be fun, though.

3. Not to mention it’s my 2-year blogiversary and shopiversary tomorrow, on top of the above! Special post & announcements coming then. Stay tuned! 😉

Happy weekend everyone!
 

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May Book Club Review & Link-up: 1984

1984

1984 by George Orwell This was the May Blogger Book Club pick, in the Classics genre. I was excited about this pick, because though I’d read 1984 back in high school, it’s been quite awhile and was due for a re-read. I remembered liking it, and thinking that it was apt political commentary even decades after being written. I also remember not liking Julia, the love interest of the main character Winston. I’m glad to say that, upon re-reading, my overall opinion of the book hasn’t changed. I still find it a good read. Not a light read, mind you […]

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What I Wore: Rose & Stripes

This is what I’m wearing today. I had some bank account stuff and PO box stuff to sort out, and I find I get taken more seriously if I wear a blazer. 😀 Plus it’s comfy and coordinates well with the pink of this tank, and adds some patterned interest to the outfit. Win all around. Overall, too, this was not an expensive outfit. The blazer and the tank were both bought on super sale. The shoes were a giveaway win. The ring was bought for a few bucks through a sample sale. The clothes are quality pieces, so I’m […]

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Tuesday Treasure Trove

Tuesday Treasure Trove

If you’re here for the Preview to Summer Blogger Book Swap, scroll down. Laugh-worthy thing of the day: visit Gizoogle, type in your Twitter name, enter, and visit the first link. Too funny. Here’s mine. Life Lessons in Fighting the Culture of Bullshit. Possibly the most realistic commencement speech ever. More great advice from the Adulting blog: How to Share Your Cause or Beliefs Without Being a Total Jerk. 6 Social Situations That Aren’t A Big Deal, But Give Me Anxiety. Funny, but also yes on #1,2,3 & 6. 10 Beautiful Words About Love That Don’t Exist in English. Engineering […]

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Tips to Make Gmail Even Better

I am an avid Gmail user. Not only do I have a regular old Gmail account, but I run both my professional and blog email addresses through Gmail as well. (In other words, even though I send and receive mail as *protected email*, I’m doing it all through Gmail). And for the most part, the vanilla Gmail gets the job done well. But there are a few add-ons I’ve come across that make my email life even better/easier, and today I’m going to share those with you. 1. Undo Send Activate under Gmail > Settings (gear icon) > Labs > Undo […]

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Book Review: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs This was a refreshingly different read. Riggs combines contemporary and historical fiction, mystery, children with paranormal abilities, and (extremely creepy) found photographs to create something a bit off the beaten track, book-wise. The main character, Jacob, thought that all of his grandfather’s stories about monsters and children with peculiar abilities were just that – stories. Until the night he finds his grandfather torn apart and dying in the woods – and sees something he can’t explain. His grandfather’s last words send Jacob on a quest to the little island off Wales […]

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Dressing Up a Basic Maxi

Today I’m sharing 3 ways to wear a solid-colored basic maxi dress. Maxi dresses are one of my favorite things to wear during the summer because they are SUPER comfortable, and there are lots out there with stripes and color blocking and prints. But sometimes a plain maxi is the easiest to just throw on and go. You can layer on different accessories to mix it up, and completely change the look of the outfit. Below are 3 ways to do so, using three different colored maxi dresses as the base: Click to embiggen and see shopping links.   Yeah, […]

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