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Thursday, April 23, 2015

Library Loving: Where'd You Go, Bernadette

I finished this book many moons ago, but am just now posting about it.  I picked up this book after much urging and recommending from my sister.  This book walked a fine line of  funny, smart, and light, while avoiding any "chic lit" plot lines and character development that so many light and funny books about women end up following.  It's the perfect book for a trip or a lazy weekend.

And if it ends a little too happily well...who couldn't use a little too happily these days?

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Photographs ~ Rihanna (Volume 7)

It took many, many, many tries over a several hour period to get Blogger to load these pictures. I was almost to the point of just being completely over it. Yay for persistence, I suppose. 

Arizona sunsets absolutely kill it. No two ways about it. My loyalty to my beloved Illinois farmland sunsets has dimmed considerably over the past year or two. I never thought I would say that. However, living in the city and using an iPhone camera, I can never seem to capture the sunsets in a way that does them justice. 

Shine bright like a diamond. I was trying to capture a photo of me wearing the lovely earrings my dad sent me, while avoiding capturing my face. Near miss on both I'd say. 

Agua Caliente Park on a day when I had a few minutes to kill. 

I am in a new office space at work. It gets the best morning sunlight. I continually find myself taking pictures of my coffee or breakfast or whatever is handy in my lovely morning sunlight. Also, for the past 9 months or so, I have been eating Greek honey yogurt with "stuff" mixed in. This bowl features strawberries, flax seeds, chia seeds, and walnuts. I thought I would never get tired of Greek honey yogurt, but lately it has lost its appeal a bit. New breakfast food suggestions? 

My niece tried to get me addicted to this game while she was visiting me in December. Where she failed, my co-worker succeeded. I don't think I have made it any higher than the 1024 tile. Such a maddening game! 

Maynard's Market, across the street from my job, has some of my favorite to go cups. So cute. 

But how pretty is this chai latte from Cartel? Another downtown spot to grab coffee when you need to just walk away from your desk. 

Sunday, March 1, 2015

2014: Best of Social Media

I will be honest, this is less like the best of social media for 2014 and more like the rest of social media for 2014. Nothing tells the story of how I let my blogging game slip in 2014 quite like social media.

Twitter? I got nothing.

Facebook: I got....not much.  Here is the post that got the most action:

My more personal (non blog connected) forms of social media, Pinterest and Instagram, were much more lively. 

One of my most popular pins lately has been this one: 

Want to follow me on Pinterest? I pin a ton of recipes and a ton of DIYs and I get 99% of them from the original source so clicking on my pins does not take you on a wild goose chase trying to figure out how to get some DIY or recipe goodness in your life. I am a very considerate pinner like that. 

My most popular Instagram post was a pic of my new hair style: 

Sunday, February 15, 2015

34 Before 34: Hike Seven Falls

This happened before I turned 34, but I hadn't had a chance to post pictures yet.