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Summer 2014 Playlist

Friday, June 27, 2014

July 4th has always been a special holiday to our family.  When I was little I would get up early to play tennis and watch Wimbledon, and then rush to spend the rest of the day at the pool.  Our neighborhood pool would make the 4th a pretty big deal, with contests and festivities all day long.  At night we would watch our dad shoot off illegal fireworks until the cops showed up.  Ironic that I’m now married to one :).  It’s hard not to long for simpler times, particularly when we don’t have any set plans for the holiday weekend.  What about you guys?  Do you have any old or new holiday traditions?

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Here are some of my favorite songs of the moment to help me get in the mood of summer. I feel like it is just flying by.  Here is the link if you are unable to play it within the post. Summer 2014 by TwoDelighted on Grooveshark
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Gimme S’mores

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Excuse my dorky post title.  I couldn’t help myself.  Have you guys seen any of the promotional photos of the PoppyTalk for Target line that is coming out on June 22nd?  I have read that it is geared towards “glamping.”  I am not sure about that but camping has never really been my scene.  A combination of having a bad experience at summer camp, being scared of the dark in general, and being completely scarred by the Blair Witch Project make it safe to say camping isn’t real high on my summer priority list.  What does make the list however, is s’mores.  It is gonna be hard to resist those precious floral toasting sticks.  A few years ago I had a s’mores bar at a game night with friends.  It was a real delight and my cousin Bill was so impressed that he still mentions it quite frequently.  Some of the combinations we tried were exceptionally yummy and I thought it would be fun to share them.

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How cute is all this stuff??

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My personal favorite was the St. Lucia because I am a maniac for cinnamon and coconut.  Which one do you think y’all would like to try?

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Summer Reading

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Now that I am an adult with a job and responsibilities, it is getting harder for me to get excited about summertime.  Without long periods of time off or leisurely days spent by the pool (not allowed anymore with my fair skin), it just doesn’t feel like summer.  Not like how it used to.  One thing that I will be taking part in is a summer reading list.  There is nothing better than escaping into a book, and I want to have lots of them on the horizon for me to look forward to.

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Here are a couple that I am including in my list.  Please let me know if there are any must reads that I am not including.

1) Game of Thrones, Books 2 and 3 – I read the first book after I finished watching the first season and made an executive decision.  I liked the show better than the books, so I would only read a book if I was finished watching that portion of the show.  I think I am now able to read books 2 and 3 without any major spoilers.  Correct me if I’m wrong on this one.

2) The Goldfinch – So some people have told me they love this book, and others have told me it is only so so.  I might as well decide for myself.

3) Lean In – My new mantra for life is that women are better at everything.  Ok not really, but I have started to become more confident in my opinions and work, particularly in the office.  Everyone and their mother has recommended this book to me and I am excited to hear how Sheryl is able to be such a bad ass.

4) The Vacationers – Hopefully a light fun read that will make me feel nice and summery.

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