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Friday, November 9, 2012

What a week! The days really flew by quickly for me. No matter what the results end up being, I always find elections exciting and I love watching the whole thing unfold. It's been cold here in Roanoke, and dark! It takes me a little while to adjust to the time change--I've been in bed well before 10:00 PM this week, and it has been so awesome.

[5:30 PM. It's dark out. Welcome to winter.]

Check out some of the things I've loved this week. There are some really good ones!

This interview with Maurice Sendak made me miss him more than ever.

Sixth Grade Women--such a beautiful piece.

I'm so excited about Instagram's web profiles!

I just really need this dress (in Cream) for the upcoming holiday season.

Pretty much everything Ben Gibbard does makes me love him even more than I thought I initially did, but I can't get over how awesome I think it is that he is so open about his support of gay marriage.

I feel lucky to have such a positive blog friend in Tammy, but those pumpkin chocolate chip brownies she made aren't helping me!

I've only heard good things about The Paris Wife and I really can't wait for my copy to arrive!

11 Things Everyone Needs You to Know

I love this piece on The Rumpus--it made me even more excited to cast my vote on Tuesday.

Reality Check: Two Years on Food Stamps. I'm proud to be able to say that I know the author personally.

Have you guys checked out Beautiful Layers yet? Such a gorgeous blog and magazine.

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Tonight after work I'm having dinner with some awesome women from around here, which is so special to me because I feel like a lot of the time I dash out of town right at 5:00 on Friday evenings, and a lot of the time I miss fun things. Then I'm heading to Farmville to hang out with my brother and meet Rob for the weekend. It should be fun--I always love being back at my alma mater!

What are you up to this weekend? 
What cool things did you read this week?

22 comments:

  1. finally for the web profiles!!! i had no idea.

    http://lachapstickfanatique.blogspot.com

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  2. Hi from a fellow Megan! :) I struggled a bit with the time change this week, too, but have also been in bed early and loving it! Sleep = my closest ally.

    After hearing good things for so long, I read The Paris Wife a few weeks ago and loved it. Hemingway is definitely a fascinating individual, and I loved hearing the story of his early marriage from Hadley's point of view! Though it's fiction, it read like a memoir. Hope you love it, too!

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    1. Hi Megan! Thanks for writing! I can't wait to read it!

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  3. i bought a copy of The Paris Wife when I was in Dubai recently, finshing another book at the moment (more like flicking until it ends), also looking forward to reading it!

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  4. First, that dress is perfect. It hurts.

    Second, 11 things everyone needs to know is ALSO perfect. I love finding things like that.

    Best-
    Amber
    http://frenchpresstights.blogspot.com/

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    1. Me too! I thought it was too good not to share.

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  5. Ohhhh that dress is lovely and now, I want it too. And thanks for suggesting Beautiful Layers. What a great magazine. The layout is pretty sweet too.

    On a side note I really like your layout and your blog. Follow, I shall :).

    -Heather
    {heatheringheights.com}

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  6. Happy friday! Something else I learned today, Pinterest now has the option to create secret boards. Whether for wedding planning or Christmas shopping... HOW FUN IS THAT

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    1. Isn't it about time? I can't wait to hide all my pins from the world...

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  7. I love that ASOS dress! Happy Friday!
    http://shannonhearts.blogspot.com/

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  8. I just wanted to stop in and say hello! I'm not sure how I found your blog, but Ive been following for a long time! I live in Lynchburg and my parents live at the lake, too - so I really enjoy seeing someone else's take on our beautiful home :) Love your blog :)

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  9. I just wanted to stop in and say hello! I'm not sure how I found your blog, but I've been following for a long time! I'm from (and live in Lynchburg) and my parents live out at the lake, too! I love seeing someone else's take on our beautiful home :) Love your blog :)

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    1. Thanks Mary Kate! I appreciate it! Let me know next time you visit!

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  10. Let me know what you think of The Paris Wife. I thought it was written so beautifully. At the end all I could muster was, "Ernest Hemingway you were a giant douchecopter."

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  11. Stumbled upon your blog today for the 1st time! I have family from Roanoke VA and use to visit alot when I was little! :)

    Happy friday!

    Xx,
    Courtney
    www.shabbyloveschic.com

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  12. the paris wife is the best book i have read in years - SO good!

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  13. You absolutely need that dress!

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  14. I love your blog design! I found your blog via Story of my Life, and I'm enjoying learning about you and your fabulous style:)

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  15. The Rumpus article was a really good read. My sentiments after are the same as yours.

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    1. I thought so, too! Glad you liked it!

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