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{Window shopping inspiration}

TGIF! How was your week? It’s been a good one, despite the change (for the worse) in weather. I’m looking forward to some down time this weekend. My sister keeps insisting I need to watch Empire. Anyone else tuned in? Thoughts? I want to catch the new Cinderella movie. What are your plans? Here are some things I’ve been loving this week. Have a good one!

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{Pretty donuts from Stan’s}

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{Little beauty getting her first haircut}

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{Pretty painting I saw at an office}

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{My mom getting a little help with her cake for an early birthday celebration}

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{Our city’s annual tradition of dyeing the river green for St. Patrick’s Day}

Happy First Day of Spring, friends! And….TGIF!!! I am so happy to be enjoying more sunshine and warmer weather. It was yet another brutal winter and I hope it is now behind us. How has your week been? I’ve been very busy and looking forward to some much needed rest and relaxation this weekend. I will be taking a candlelight yoga class tonight and really looking forward to it. What are you up to? Have any exciting plans? Here are some things I’ve been grateful for this week. Have a good one!

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{Match-matchy shopping bag, drink and new lip pencil by NYX}

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{Early morning walk by the office}

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{When little girls turn into little ladies}

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{Local bakery getting ready for Easter and Spring}

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{I swear my dog is super happy – he was just being stubborn during this photo op}

Happy Friday! How’s your week going? We have been having some really gorgeous weather and I’ve been lovin’ it! I was meant to live in the sun full-time (workin’ on it;). Have any fun plans for the weekend? This Saturday will be the end of my 30 day Bikram Yoga challenge, but the continuation of a lifelong goal towards fitness and health. I’ll be celebrating St. Patrick’s Day this weekend and hopefully get some organizing around the home done. Here are some things I’ve been grateful for this week. Have a good one!

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{Our city getting ready for the St. Patrick’s Day holiday}

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{Cute shopping bag I found at Marshall’s}

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{Halo-halo is the national dessert of the Philippines and oh-so-delicious}

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{My grocery store is feeling the green love}

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{Just a sliver of the cheese selection at the market}

Happy Friday, friends! Hope you all had a good week! Any exciting plans for the weekend? Sunday, March 8th, is International Women’s Day, a “global day celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future.” Let’s all celebrate it! Also on Sunday is daylight savings time, so don’t forget to “spring forward” an hour. We are supposed to be having a warm-up, so I’m so excited just thinking about it. I will be sure to take advantage of it by taking some walks around my neighborhood. Have a good one!

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{When you can’t make it to Sarabeth’s in NYC, you can pick their jam up at your local grocer}

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{City living – this Medinah Temple is now occupied by Bloomingdale’s Home Goods}

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{I can’t decide if this cake is creepy or cool, but it was done by a local bakery}

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{My favorite fruit is a mango}

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{Beautifully lit building in my neighborhood}

TGIF! How has your week been? It’s been a good week (not without it’s drama, of course), but I am looking forward to the weekend! I have 2 movie passes I’d like to use (I loooove our movie theater —- the chairs are HUGE and super comfy and you can recline all the way. It’s like being in your own living room. You know, if you typically have 100 or so strangers also laying down around you. Awkward.). Can you believe it’s the end of February already?!? What are your weekend plans? Read any good books lately? I’m looking for some recos. What ever you do, hope you find some time for yourself. See you next month! Have a good one!

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{I had a flat white for the first time}

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{Super bright flowers at the supermarket}

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{There is this amazing BBQ joint in town and they bottle their sauces}

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{One of my neighbors left this by the elevator —- que What a Wonderful World song}

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{Bringing new meaning to the term “pre-packaged food”}

TGIF! How was your week? I was sick and feeling very down, so words cannot express how grateful I am for the weekend. Speaking of gratitude, here are a few things I’m grateful for this week. What are you up to this weekend? I am going to stay under the radar and just try to stay healthy. I’ll be eating lots of good-for-my-body things, continuing my yoga journey and watching some DVDs. And, I am so excited for the Oscars! Keep warm, everyone! Have a good one!

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{Primula obconica is a species of flowering plant in the family Primulaceae, native to China – fitting for the Chinese New Year on 2/19/2015 – Here’s to the year of the Sheep}

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{They always bring a smile to my face and heart}

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{Mini bananas fill my love of mini things to the brim}

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{Visiting my sister and her family on a snowy day}

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Happy Friday, Everyone! Hope you all had a great week! What is everyone up to this weekend? I have been trying to downplay the upcoming Hallmark Cards Holiday Valentine’s Day, but I wrote about it here, here, here, and here. HA! Well, even if you are not celebrating the holiday, it is always a good idea to celebrate love! So, this weekend, no matter your status, I wish you LOTS of love and hugs and kisses and chocolates (maybe even chocolate kisses!)! Here are some things I’m grateful for, but first, a song! Have a good one!

{Dreams by The Cranberries}

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{Fresh flowers at Trader Joe’s}

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{Living in the city always lends itself to all kinds of adventures}

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{I’ve documented several times my love for miniature things…like these mini watermelons}

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{Delicious mussels. Husband made. Wife approved.}

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{“Love is the bridge between you and everything.” ~ Rumi}