Book Review: The Bookstore by Deborah Meyler

thebookstorebookThe Bookstore by Deborah Meyler has been on my to-read list for a while and I was able to snag a ninety-nine cent Kindle copy from Amazon a few weeks ago. I don’t know why I put off reading this book for so long because this is a story that felt immediately comfortable to me and gave me the warm fuzzies. It’s hard not to love about a book that centers around a hole-in-the-wall bookstore and a young woman trying to find herself and gracefully navigate her way through a life changing decision (aka a bouncing bundle of joy) while in the confounding glimmering bubble that is New York.

I appreciate that the main character, Esme, is polite, tentative, curious, and in tune to the quirks and nuances of her down-to-earth male co-workers and blue-blood beau. Esme internally observes and savors all of the beautiful and painfully difficult moments she experiences but instead of being bitter and lashing out at some of the hands she’s been dealt, she somehow makes her way through and carries on with her head held high. And I admire that about her character.

What I didn’t admire about the story was that her beau, Mitchell, was a whiny, pathetic, self-absorbed narcissist who put himself and his good family name above all else. It was frustrating to following along with how cold and calculated he treated Esme. I was repeatedly thinking “get rid of him!”. He treats her horrible yet she seems to do nothing about it, almost as though she doesn’t deserve better. She was wistful to hold on to the jagged edges of something that was not quite a relationship but more of a casual acquaintance with the occasional booty-call. It was difficult to watch her struggle to kick her Mitchell addiction and I found myself hoping she would start to open up to Luke, one of her co-workers who seemed to genuinely care about her but who didn’t quite know how to go about his feelings.

While dealing with my real-life disdain for Mitchell (I felt myself getting heart palpitations from my anger at his fictional existence), I was also truly bored following along with her pregnancy. I wished her luck and all but babies don’t do it for me. I really wish the book had focused on Esme and her new life with the folks at The Owl minus fetus. That whole underlining plot line was boring and tedious to read.

Overall, I’ve probably give this book 3 stars. It was enjoyable, I liked the author’s writing style, and I admired Esme’s character. But I didn’t enjoy the interwoven plot lines of both Mitchell and her pregnancy – these were frustrating and repetitive to read. I wanted more bookstore action! I wanted to know more about her new co-workers and her relationships with them! I don’t think that’s too much to ask.

A few of my favorite quotes:

“I am not sure that there is a choice, or that there are ever choices. Everything that has happened leads up to the next thing. It can look like a choice, but the way we fall is always determined by what went before. So we can’t choose.”

“Used” is such an odd word, so much stranger than “secondhand.” A prefix for condoms, and there’s a certain squalor attached to the idea of reusing those. “Used books,” as if someone else has had the best of them and you get the sere husk, or the lees, as if a book isn’t the one thing, the one product, that is forever new. There’s no such thing as a used book. Or there’s no such thing as a book if it’s not being used.”

“I say it, and even speaking such a dream is to offer it up for taint. As long as it is secret, closed, full of blood, it is inviolable. Now I’ve presented it for piercing.”

“I sink into the remembered and revived fascination of it as into plumped silk cushions—as soon as you look hard at almost anything, it becomes interesting. It is only when we skim along on the surface that things seem boring, in the same way that a train journey across farmlands can be dull, compared to the minute noticing we can do if we walk. We can do better, at any rate, than worry eternally about our personal relationships.”

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Happy BDay, Barbie

As an eighties baby, Barbie was one of the main staples of my toy collection. Barbie was affordable and easily accessible where my mom did her shopping. And I think for a lot of holidays, it was just a no-brainer go to gift for a young girl. I remember occasionally being able to pick out a new outfit and combing through all of the options, within a certain price-point, to find the perfect one at Walmart. Usually, this meant the outfit with the most sparkles or glitter. But, once you had one Barbie it kind of felt like you had them all – they all looked the same, with no variety or originality.

While I still admittedly collect dolls, Barbie has fallen well off my radar. I’ve heard about the new Fashionistas line featuring curvy, tall, and petite Barbies and all I can think of “where were those when I was a kid?!”. But seriously, better late than never. With Barbie’s fifty-seventh birthday upon us, I took some time to browse the The Barbie Collection site, and boy-oh-boy has she come a long way. Well, maybe it’s her outfits and styling that’s come along way since she is still as vapid as ever (am I right?).

These lovely dolls come at a very high price-point but are so lovely to look at. I would honestly never shell out this kind of money but definitely wouldn’t turn one down should it appear on my doorstep. Here are a few that caught my fancy:

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Lady of the White Woods

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Haunted Beauty Zombie Bride

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Venetian Muse

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Water Sprite

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Queen of the Dark Forest

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What are you opinions on Barbie? Yay or nay?

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Lust List: Hello Kitty Re-Ment Blind Boxes

Hello, my name is Amanda and I am a blind box addict. I am one-hundred percent, unapologetically obsessed with blind boxes and miniatures and I LOVE Re-Ment. Re-Ment is a Japanese manufacturer of highly detailed miniature dollhouse-sized food, furniture, animal figures, cell phone charms… basically anything that can be itty bitty and insanely adorable is what they produce.

What I like about Re-Ment is the mystery of getting a box and not knowing which particular set you’re going to get. While this is ideal if you like a bit of mystery with your purchase, it might not be that great should you get doubles of a set or a set you weren’t particularly fond of. This is where I found eBay to be the best go-to spot to find already opened Re-Ment sets so that you are assured of getting exactly what you want even if it takes away the appeal of a good mystery item.

Re-Ment are perfect for the blind box obsessed but can also be a little pricey with most sets going for $7 on up plus shipping in most cases. These little toys and figures are highly detailed and due to the tiny size, don’t take up much room at all which is a plus. Also, there is a variety of themes and interests that can suit most people’s tastes… anything from sushi, skeletons, instruments, farm animals, handbags, fairy tale tea parties, home appliances… pretty much anything you can think of is available in miniature form.

I’m not sure where it comes from or how it starts but I get on a serious lusting kick for some Re-Ments. The most recent obsession has been over Hello Kitty themed sets, particularly the fast food theme… I am losing my mind over the teeny tiny burgers… with details like the ketchup on the burger being in the shape of Hello Kitty’s bow, the Hello Kitty printed paper wrappers, and the tiny soda fountain. This series is on my I-WANT-TO-BUY-IT-RIGHT-NOW-BUT-AM-DESPERATELY-TRYING-TO-HOLD-MYSELF-BACK-BECAUSE-I’M-AN-ADULT-AND-SHOULD-BE-MORE-RESPONSIBLE list.

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Another one of my favorites right now is the sushi bar theme. What is not to love about miniature sushi with a Hello Kitty theme? If you collect all of the sets, they can be combined into one display with Hello Kitty serving in the middle. This is another one on my must buy or Christmas wish list.

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Another set right up my alley is the coffee shop theme. Um, hello Re-Ment? Where you making these just for me?? Tom, knowing my obsession with these damn things, got me a box for Christmas. I ended up with the one that looks like it could be hot cocoa with whip cream on top and a tablet. I love the miniature coffee cups and need one in my life… maybe for my desk at work? Yes, I need this for work…

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Lastly, Hello Kitty office theme… say what?!?! Miniature phone, laptop, lanyard, calculator… I definitely need this for my desk at work. Tax write off perhaps? I’ve been creeping on the laptop and phone sets through eBay and it’s super expensive. But a girl can dream….

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Hopefully writing about these adorable sets will help calm the urge to purchase. I mean… it’s just tiny plastic junk! But the allure of the blind box will forever tempt and torment me, that foul temptress. Damn you Re-Ment for your Hello Kitty focus with themes that I too identify with… sushi… coffee… burgers… work. It’s like you’re spying on my life. Hello, NSA? Tell Re-Ment to keep on keepin’ on with these Hello Kitty series.

Happy Hearts Day ♥

Happy Hearts Day, friends!

Zelda and I kicked it off with a themed photoshoot. She’s so patient and has gotten better at sitting pretty and letting me do my thing. Of course, feeding her treats throughout doesn’t hurt either…

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I love the holidays because it’s a time to decorate, have a little fun, surprise loved ones with little treats, and spice/sparkle up our everyday mundane routine. Decorating is my thing and I am one of those weirdos who not only decorates our house but my workspace as well. If we live in our offices (or in a cubicle) for most of our waking adult life, it may as well be welcoming and something one can enjoy. A person can’t work in drab tan colors under fluorescent lights all day and not loose their sanity. So we decorated away! And I’m thankful to have such great cubicle neighbors/friends who encourage this sort of behavior.

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I also put together a few little treat bags for a few co-workers and friends (the secret here is lots of chocolate which is very much needed through the workday!). I should note that I try to do things on a budget and found the Dollar Tree and the $1 section at Target are usually my go to places for cute and affordable goodies.

I made a few bags of goodies for a few of my real life gal pals but unfortunately didn’t take any pics of those.

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Yesterday I went to see my mom and take her out for lunch at probably one of her favorite spots, Logan’s Roadhouse. What can I say, she’s a cheap date? I also gave her a few little things…

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And she in return sent me home with a whole bunch of goodies (it’s funny that we both got each other mini roses). My family doesn’t have a whole lot of traditions but the one thing that was constant throughout my childhood that still continues to this day is that she always puts together something festive for me. Maybe that’s where I got the urge to decorate and gift for holidays from? It’s something we both enjoy doing and it’s nice.

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Got an awesome snail mail Valentine (with tattoo!) from my galentine Kelly (Living the Before) ♥

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This morning my love made me a red velvet waffle. It was like eating cake for breakfast…

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And gave me a super adorable little postcard showcasing his artwork (it’s weird to know he drew a bunch of hearts) with a sweet note on the back. It made me laugh but I love things like this…

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Zelda and I then surprised him with some goodies. With everything that’s been going on recently, I figured he needed some love. I have to share that a few weeks ago he found the Sriracha pickles at Target and was so excited. When we got home he immediately wanted to try them and accidentally dropped the jar on the floor. Glass and pickles everywhere. He was pretty bummed so I figured this will give him another chance. Also, The Many Faces of Cartman Kidrobot blind box I got off of ebay so that we can get the exact one he wanted (Officer Cartman) without having to spend a whole bunch of money on blind boxes with ones he doesn’t. I’m finally wising up on my blind box game.

Zelda was pretty pleased with the haul…

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And of course, Zelda got a new toy… a cupid pig! She was pretty excited and didn’t want to sit still for a quick pic…

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For dinner we grilled at home. It doesn’t make sense to fight the crowds just to be out and about on Valentine’s. It so much more pleasant to stay in with your love, stay comfortable in your jammies, and grill some steaks and potatoes. Om nom nom!

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And that was how we spent our Valentine’s. Thankful to have a loving little family and a few great friends in my life ♥ ♥ ♥

Presenting… Lust List!

It can be amazing what you can find online. If you’re anything like me, the things you end up finding are things you really and truly don’t need and they are the things that would completely blow your responsible-adult budget. So, I had the genius idea to post some of my weekly lusts here in hopes of getting the urge to purchase out of my system and to perhaps share some cool finds.

And now without further adieu, I am kicking this week’s Lust List off with a snazzy Book It pin. What great childhood memories to read books in exchange for a personal pan pizza. As a young bookworm this was like a dream come true.

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Love this dress but to be honest I’ve never purchased anything from ModCloth. I have a weirdly shaped, disproportionate body and there is no way in hell that I can order clothes online. I hope one day to work up the courage because I love this print.

Heart and Solar System dress by ModCloth

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Recently I have been obsessed with looking at crystals and geodes online. I have always had a thing for shiny earth treasures but have only been limited to amethyst geodes and am slowly expanding my horizons. I’ve requested a few books from the library to try to learn a little bit more and hope to find someplace relatively local that sells these sparkly beauties because hot damn, these things are expensive online!

Titanium Treated Blue Aura Calcite from RockParadise (Etsy)

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This little pouch is awesome… because what’s not to love about cute Ouija graphics?

Cutie Coven Zip Pouch by Acrylicana (Etsy)

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I am obsessed with miniatures and came across these two dollhouse kits on ebay… what’s not to lust over a miniature bookstore and sushi shop? They look so detailed and even come with working lights! These kits you have to assemble yourself but I’m super hesitant about the quality and if they will arrive in one piece.

Miniature bookstore dollhouse kit (ebay)

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Miniature sushi dollhouse kit (ebay)

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And there we have it… my list Lust List. Hopefully by posting the things I want oh so bad but do not need it will help calm down my urge to spend.

For the love of Jurassic World…

Friday June 12th, T and I took off from work and went with some friends to Downtown Disney to see Jurassic World in 3D. It was a very long time since we have been to the movies and it’s been an even longer time since seeing a movie on opening day. On top of that, it was my first time going to a dine-in theater. With comfortable seats and popcorn refills at the push of a button, I don’t think that I would be able to see a movie any other way in the future.

Admittedly, I love all things Jurassic Park, both the movies and the books, and I was so excited to relive some childhood nostalgia through Jurassic World and was happy that it did not disappoint. I liked that it included bits of the Jurassic Park movie (such as the original visitors center, night-vision googles, JP Jeeps, Indominus rex roaring in the old JP visitor center a-la T-rex, etc.), I think there were some missed opportunities and special touches to help relive those Speilburg-eqsue moments from the first Jurassic Park movie. It wouldn’ve been awesome to see some water tremoring in the enormous footprint of the Indominus rex or the toe-taps of the Raptors. I was also unnecessarily annoyed by the wardrobe choices for Clarie’s character… I mean, outrunning dinos through the jungle in heels? Come on!

Overall Jurassic World may not have been as thoughtful or as powerful as Jurassic Park had been and there were a lot of superficial characters and predictable situations, but I think I allow my overwhelming love for all things Jurassic Park to overshadow the cinematic realities of Jurassic World. And I think I’m ok with that.

So, after seeing the Jurassic World movie on Friday, I found myself on Saturday wanting some more dino action and was so happy that I held on to my Lego Jurassic World Dilophosaurus Ambush (75916) set. It just made it that much cooler after just seeing the movie and recognizing the characters, vehicles, dinos, and the scenes that each of the Lego pieces were from.

With that said, I’m not really sure why Gray and the gyrosphere would be included with the truck and a Dilophosaurus when in the movie the only Dilophosaurus seen was that in a form of a hologram in the visitors center. Suspension of disbelief aside, this little set was pretty cool to put together and rather affordable a $29.99.

At 248 pieces, this set was a breeze to put together and took about 30 minutes total (had to stop and play with the gyrosphere!). Completing book one gave me a fully assembled Gray and ACU Trooper figures, crates with a chicken leg/binoculars/wrench, a lovely hooded Dilophosaurus, and the bottom foundation of the truck. Completing book two results in the completion of the truck that features a working winch, custom Jurassic World stickers, and a “rear explode function” which isn’t really as cool as it sounds…

Overall it was a fun little build and a great collector item for any Jurassic Park or dino lover. My favorite parts are the gyrosphere for the fact that it actually rotates and can keep Gray upright and for the wow factor of having a small piece from a Jurassic World scene to play around with. I also love the Dilophosaurus with its colorful paint job, familiar fanned hood from the Jurassic Park movie (poor Dennis Nedry), and the ability to open and close the jaws with a click. The truck is pretty cool but I honestly bought this set because of the other items and because, you know, my overwhelming love for all things Jurassic Park and that childhood nostalgia the franchise taps into.

Though playability is pretty strong with these new Jurassic World sets, as a collector I think this set will look great on my bookshelf next to my hardcover copy of Micheal Crichton’s Jurassic Park/The Lost World. With that said, I couldn’t resist taking these pieces outside to play around a bit in the grass and to let the Dilophosaurus do its dino-thing. Watch out, Gray!

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My First Lego Dinosaur Figure…

I love dinosaurs. I mean, who doesn’t? I love watching documentaries, reading news articles, publications, even fiction and, as you could guess, I love all things Jurassic Park  from the movie to the books. The Jurassic Park franchise shamelessly holds a special place in my heart and is something that I genuinely never tire of. With said, I was excited that Lego was not only coming out with a Jurassic World series but also a Lego Jurassic World video game to coincide with the release of the movie. So cool!

My interest with the video game was especially peeked when I found out you could receive a bonus Lego Jurassic World Gallimimus Trap (30320) with a Lego Jurassic World video game pre-order at GameStop (I’ve also heard that this polybag is available in Toys R Us in Canada). While I’ll definitely get the game a little later, my mind was hell-bent on getting a hold of this sweet little polybag so off to eBay I went!

I immediately found a polybag for sale from a Canadian seller for $14.99 with free shipping. While I admit that is probably more than I should have paid, I wanted that dino oh so badly and because it doesn’t come with any of the current Jurassic World sets out. Now I think it’s a good to mention, to defend my purchase price of $14.99, is that as a dino and Jurassic Park lover I do not own a single dinosaur toy let alone a Lego dinosaur.. how crazy is that? So this little guy is my very first dino *EEK!*

Luckily it arrived quickly and I was eager to crack it open…

With only 29 pieces, it comes with a Gallimimus figure and a trap with a drumstick of some sort. It took about a minute to snap together and the instruction page was so tiny. The paint job on the Gallimimus figure is bright and colorful but it’s interesting to consider that the actual Gallimimus dinosaur was supposedly an omnivore and were toothless, had a beak, and hollow-bones much like a bird. Though not entirely accurate in aesthetic, it was still fun to put the little Galli to play:

I even took this set outside for some new scenery and more realistic terrain…

Overall I’m pleased with this purchase and glad to have it as one of my first Lego dinosaurs in my soon-to-be growing dino collection. While the baited trap is unsubstantial, the Gallimimus figure is pretty neat and worth adding to any dinosaur or Jurassic Park lover’s collection. I’m looking forward to carrying the Galli around with me to try to take some different scenery shots just for fun. And I putting this polybag set together has made me look forward to getting a hold of more Lego Jurassic World sets.

Sick Days and Lego Bricktober Sets

I woke up this morning not feeling well and made the decision to stay home from work and rest. While I napped away most of the morning and early afternoon, I did manage to pull myself out from the fetal, movie-watching position on the couch and put together two of the Lego Toys R Us 2014 Bricktober sets that my friend had managed to score at a Toys R Us while visiting family in Kentucky for $19.99 a pop – Lego Bricktober Fire Station (40182) and Lego Bricktober Town Hall (40183):

I was excited that my friend was able to pick these up for me because I had fun building the Lego Mini Modulars (10230) and have an affinity for all things miniature. My fingers are still crossed that they release another set of those Mini Modulars in the near future (a girl can dream) but for now these are as close as I’ll get. Of the two Bricktober sets, I liked the Town Hall set best and decided to begin with that one.

At 186 pieces, it was a breeze to put together in less than twenty minutes. Even though I’ve had a few years of collecting and building with Lego, I am continually pleased and impressed with the final product coming to life as the pictures just do not do the final product the proper justice it deserves. My favorite part has to be the front facade with the columns, frog statues, and domed roof. The double-decker bus is pretty neat too. It’s crazy to think that a building rendering can be made with so few bricks.

After completing the Town Hall I was eager to tear into the Fire Station:

With 175 pieces this one was even easier to snap together. I really liked the clear blue bricks used for the garage door and the tiny little firetruck with working ladder and helicopter with rotating propellers.

For both sets I liked the use of the small clear bricks for the windows and how they are able to connect together much like the Lego Mini Modular set:

I knew these sets were tiny… but when comparing them next to the Mini Modular set, they’re teenie tiny!

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Overall these were two fun and quick builds. It’s a little rough that they cost $19.99 + tax each and I was a little hesitant on paying that much but in the end I think they’re well worth it. It’s always fun to have miniature items and it’s great on how much detail is able to be included with so few and so small of bricks. My favorite of the two is definitely the Town Hall as I think it has more of an aesthetic presence to it, but the Fire Station is a vital aspect to any Lego town, no matter how small.

While this was my first Bricktober set and the first time I’ve ever heard of Bricktober, I hope that new ones will be released this fall. For now though, I just may have to be on the hunt for Lego Bricktober Theater (40180) Lego Bricktober Pizza Place (40181) sets to add to my tiny town.

 

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Disney Day

This weekend I was invited to go to Disney’s Magic Kingdom with Kelly (Living the Before) and we had such a great time! We had an action-packed day in which we:

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Met Mickey! He talked, hugged us, and told us about some hitch-hiking ghosts to watch out for. Even met Daisy and Minnie too!

Had a drink and lunch at The Wave in Disney’s Contemporary Resort. The guys met us there and then we went our own way back to the Magic Kingdom.

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Watched the Festival of Fantasy Parade and it was SO COOL! Got to see Belle and the Beast, Cinderella, Anna and Elsa, Tiana, Rapunzel, Ariel, Peter Pan, Wendy, Tinkerbell, and so many others. Best of all was the Maleficent Dragon! She blows fire but unfortunately, we didn’t get to see that.

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Went on Haunted Mansion, my favorite Disney ride of all time…

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We twirled around on the Mad Hatter Tea Party, rode Space Mountain (got to ride in the front!), zipped around Thunder Mountain (always a good time), went to the Monsters Inc Laugh Factory, rode around on the Peoplemover… even went to Enchanted Tales with Belle… so stinkin’ cute! You go into Maurice’s workshop, see the talking Wardrobe, and then you sit in Belle’s library with Lumiere and Belle! Obviously for kids but it was a cute, interactive experience:

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Of course we snacked… got a lemon slushie (which turned out to be pure ice and was a waste of $4), corndog, iced latte, and a churro. I always get a churro when I’m at Disney! We even did a little light shopping… a Haunted Mansion magnet to add to my “places I have been” magnet collection and three blind mini-figure packs…

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We stayed until the fireworks and then called it a day. It was a really fun day with Kelly. It’s crazy to think that this was the first time we’ve spent an ENTIRE day together. She was good company and a good Disney partner 🙂 Thank you so much, Kelly, for the Disney Day!

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Good-bye, Spring Break 2014

Today marks the final day of Spring Break and we must return to work tomorrow. I am glad to have had my very first PAID Spring Break as a full-time employee for the college I work at but I am very sad that it is over. In the hopes of ending this evening on a high note, I thought I’d recap my week off…

Saturday, March 1st:

Spring Break formally kicked off with a trip to the dog park with T and Zelda. There were plenty of dogs running around in the small dog side, but I think Zelda enjoyed the car ride and the walk better than the park. On the ride home her tongue was practically falling out of mouth… it’s such a cute look, we know:

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Monday, March 3rd:

T and I had a couples dental cleaning appointment. It wasn’t too bad… LOVE the fact they give us nitrous even if we have to pay for it out of pocket. The dentist appointment was then followed by brunch at Denny’s. What better way to wash away the clean feeling better than with an Original Grand Slam?

The afternoon was dedicated to getting my highlights retouched at the Aveda Institute. The students at Aveda do a good job, for the most part, and I think my highlights came out well this time. I love having various shades of red, copper, and honey tones. I like Aveda because everyone there is always friendly and the prices are reasonable; my highlight retouch was $47 before tip. The main thing I HATE is having to sit in the chair for so long… but I suppose that part is unavoidable no matter where you go.

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Wednesday, March 5th:

I put together the Lego Mini Modular set that I had purchased back in October or so. It was fun to put together five teenie tiny houses. I sure do hope they release another Mini Modular set in the future. The next set I’m lusting after is the Lego Parisian Restaurant set. At $149.99, I think that one will have to wait awhile.

IMG_20140309_070116That afternoon I met up with a friend at Olive Garden for breadsticks and salad… but we mostly just ate the breadsticks. That’s our go-to place and it was nice to see her since it had been a while since we last got together.

I also did some spring cleaning and finally hung up a picture I had purchased at Kohl’s months ago for a mere $10 (it was 50% off the original price plus I had $10 in Kohl’s cash AND a 20% off coupon.. BA-BAM!). I also got a new lampshade. It’s funny how changing something so minor can feel like a big difference has been made.

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That evening I also won two packages of popcorn from a local gourmet popcorn place by answering their Facebook Tuesday Trivia question correct. The owner even dropped the prize off directly at my front door an hour later, which was pretty cool. The popcorn was good, even WITH the glitter. Yes, glitter!

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Thursday, March 6th:

I had purchased a new Coach purse online and was really disappointed when I received it because it wouldn’t fit on my shoulder. The print was beautiful and it was such a shame I had to exchange it but there was no way I’d ever use it since I like my shoulder purses too much. So, I ventured out to the Coach Factory outlet store to exchange it and was glad that there was something else I liked. While not as lovely as the purse I returned, it was a good deal and I even got some money back.

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Friday, March 7th:

Went to lunch with T to our favorite place, Pio Pio (Colombian, Peruvian, and Cuban cuisine). We always get the same thing when we go there… breaded chicken meal with beans, rice, plantains and lots and lots of their white sauce. Make no mistake, the white sauce is where it’s at.

Sunday, March 9th:

Took Zelda for a walk at the park on the end of our street. I really should go there more because it’s peaceful and lovely. This morning, it was cool and particularly picturesque:

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T and I had a late lunch at Little Saigon. The food was delicious as always and the Thai teas were no exception:

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Overall, this week has been low-key and relaxing. I had a chance to do some cleaning and organizing, got to eat some yummy food, and also got to lounge around and be lazy with Zelda. Oh, yeah… and read! I got to do lots of reading too…

Sad to see Spring Break go but I look forward to it next year. Next awesome break to look forward to… half-day Fridays!

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