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Who doesn't love Tim Gunn and his no nonsense style of telling it like it is? This was a great, quick read outlining his "rules" for making it work in your life, career, relationships, etc. It's a well written book, he tells lots of stories about his experiences in the fashion industry and ...
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Yet another spur-of-the-moment grab at the second hand bookstore. I've never heard of Michelle Phan (so old, so out of the loop). I breezed through it, not because of lack of good information, but mostly because I am not the target age for this book and the information in it.
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Very typical Jane Green book (nothing heavy with lots of British-isms). This story centers on the lives of Amber and Vicky, two women in their mid-30's living an ocean away from each other, each wondering if life can be more fulfilling. Vicky is an editor at the very posh, Poise magazine, ...
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I'll preface this review by saying that I'm a Jennifer Lopez fan, just love her. So I was interested in this book to begin with (by the way, the book itself is gorgeous). That being said, I was pleasantly surprised at how "real" she got in this book about her issues with self-esteem and being ...
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Another one picked up on a whim at the library, I liked their reality show, so I thought this might be a quick, fun read. It was quick, but so blah. I ended up skimming the last 3/4 of it. I guess maybe couples that are just married (or engaged) might get more out of it that I did (I've been ...
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Book Review - "Captain America, Vol 1: Winter Soldier Ultimate Collection" by Ed Brubaker and others (#9 - 2015)
Captain America, Vol 1: Winter Soldier Ultimate Collection by Ed Brubaker and others First of all, I'm becoming a bit of a comic book person.  After loving Planet Hulk , and loving the Winter Soldier movie, I decided to pick this compilation up.  I'm glad I...
First of all, I'm becoming a bit of a comic book person. After loving Planet Hulk, and loving the Winter Soldier movie, I decided to pick this compilation up. I'm glad I did. First of all it's not like the movie, sure there's Cap, Bucky/Winter Soldier, Falcon, and Nick Fury, however the rest of ...
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Book Review - "Gunn's Golden Rules: Life's Little Lessons for Making It Work" by Tim Gunn (#13 - 2015)
Gunn's Golden Rules: Life's Little Lessons for Making It Work by Tim Gunn Who doesn't love Tim Gunn and his no nonsense style of telling it like it is?  This was a great, quick read outlining his "rules" for making it work in your life, career, relationship...
Who doesn't love Tim Gunn and his no nonsense style of telling it like it is? This was a great, quick read outlining his "rules" for making it work in your life, career, relationships, etc. It's a well written book, he tells lots of stories about his experiences in the fashion industry and ...
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Book Review - "Make Up: Your Life Guide to Beauty, Style, and Success Online and Off" by Michelle Phan (#12 - 2015)
Make Up:  Your Life Guide to Beauty, Style, and Success Online and Off by Michelle Phan Yet another spur-of-the-moment grab at the second hand bookstore.  I've never heard of Michelle Phan (so old, so out of the loop).  I breezed through it, not because of ...
Yet another spur-of-the-moment grab at the second hand bookstore. I've never heard of Michelle Phan (so old, so out of the loop). I breezed through it, not because of lack of good information, but mostly because I am not the target age for this book and the information in it.
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Book Review - "Swapping Lives" by Jane Green (#11 - 2015)
Swapping Lives by Jane Green Very typical Jane Green book (nothing heavy with lots of British-isms).  This story centers on the lives of Amber and Vicky, two women in their mid-30's living an ocean away from each other, each wondering if life can be more fu...
Very typical Jane Green book (nothing heavy with lots of British-isms). This story centers on the lives of Amber and Vicky, two women in their mid-30's living an ocean away from each other, each wondering if life can be more fulfilling. Vicky is an editor at the very posh, Poise magazine, ...
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Book Review - "True Love" by Jennifer Lopez (#10 - 2015)
True Love by Jennifer Lopez I'll preface this review by saying that I'm a Jennifer Lopez fan, just love her.  So I was interested in this book to begin with (by the way, the book itself is gorgeous).  That being said, I was pleasantly surprised at how "real...
I'll preface this review by saying that I'm a Jennifer Lopez fan, just love her. So I was interested in this book to begin with (by the way, the book itself is gorgeous). That being said, I was pleasantly surprised at how "real" she got in this book about her issues with self-esteem and being ...
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I guess I'm becoming a bit of a comic book person. After loving Planet Hulk, and loving the Winter Soldier movie, I decided to pick this compilation up. I'm glad I did. First of all it's not like the movie, sure there's Cap, Bucky/Winter Soldier, Falcon, and Nick Fury, however the rest of cast ...
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Book Review - "I Do, Now What?" by Giuliana and Bill Rancic (#8 - 2015)
I Do, Now What?: Secrets, Stories, and Advice from a Madly-In-Love Couple by Giuliana and Bill Rancic Another one picked up on a whim at the library, I liked their reality show, so I thought this might be a quick, fun read.  It was quick, but so blah.  I en...
Another one picked up on a whim at the library, I liked their reality show, so I thought this might be a quick, fun read. It was quick, but so blah. I ended up skimming the last 3/4 of it. I guess maybe couples that are just married (or engaged) might get more out of it that I did (I've been ...
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Popcorn, Pugs & Peonies: Recent Reads
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I have been doing quite a bit of reading lately, and before I forget everything about the books, I wanted to get a blog post up about them.

Patience
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February 21, 2015 {52/365} Parrot Tulip "If winter comes, can spring be far behind?" ~ Percy Bysshe Shelley, Ode to the West Wind One month

Snowflakes
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January 14, 2015 {14/365} "Snowflakes" “Nature is full of genius, full of the divinity; so that not a snowflake escapes its fashioning hand.

Snowy Branches
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January 8, 2015 {8/365} Silver lining (Original Image 12/22/13) Improvements over original: °better composition (selected branches) °clearer

Sunrise
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December 29, 2014 (363/365): "Sunrise" (#decemberphotochallenge Day 29: Sky View) "Even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise." ~

Carols
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December 15, 2014 Photo (349/365): "Carols" (#decemberphotochallenge - Day 15: Favorite Holiday Song) It was hard to choose a favorite holid

French Friday: Opéra Garnier
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The first time I visited the Opera Garnier was the first time I visited Paris. In fact, since I was staying near the palais, Opéra was my Mé

Frosted
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November 21, 2014 Photo (325/365): "Frosted" "Frost is the greatest artist in our clime - he paints in nature and describes in rime.' ~ Thom

Suddenly
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November 24, 2014 Photo (328/365): "White" Suddenly, this afternoon, winter arrived and the world turned white.

Delight
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November 4, 2014 Photo (308/365): "Delight" "Pink sky at night, sailor's delight!" I'm storing every pink sky in memory until we're sailing

Ripples
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November 2, 2014 Photo (306/365): "Ripples" "I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripple

Moon
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September 9, 2014 Photo: "Full Moon" "When I admire the wonders of a sunset or the beauty of the moon, my soul expands in the worship of the

French Friday: Winged Victory
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Although the Mona Lisa is likely the most celebrated work of art in Paris' Louvre museum, my favorite piece has always been The Winged Victo

Freedom
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September 11, 2014 Photo (254/365): "Freedom" "The attacks of September 11th were intended to break our spirit. Instead we have emerged stro

Limitless
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August 25, 2014 Photo (237/365): "Sage Bee" "Aerodynamically, the bumble bee should not be able to fly, but the bumble bee doesn't know it,

Thai Crunch Salad with Peanut Dressing
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This salad and dressing recipe is one of my favorite salads I have made this summer. There are multiple ingredients and I recommend buying p

Carmel
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July 28, 2014 Photo (209/365): "Fairytale Cottage" Today, we were on the road by 5:00 am to beat the traffic south through San Francisco. We

Flight
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August 1, 2014 Photo (213/365): "Flight" (SFO → MKE) "For once you have tasted flight you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skywards

Summer Reading Update
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Summer time always means that I give myself permission to read more books. This has been the first summer in several years that I have been