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Self Care Friday

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Happy Friday! Since Coachella is in it's first week, I plan on being far away from the festival since it's in my hometown. I'm spending the day with a coworker and socializing it up and networking with other fab ladies at the Create and Cultivate Pop-Up at the Ace tomorrow. Besides that I'm indulging myself with a fancy grilled cheese dinner and trying to get on that spring cleaning. See you next week :)

What I'm Doing: Desert Pop-Up
What I'm Reading: Making Friends
What I'm Wearing: Universal Thread Tees 

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TV Tuesday

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The other day a fourth grade girl came in asking aboutFull House books and it kind of made my day. I asked her if she was looking for an updated series (the books I read are at least fifteen years old) since I read these books when I was in fourth grade; in fact I never thought tween aged girls these days would find any interest in a show like Full House. I was all about reading the Stephanie Series, P.S. Friends Forever was hands down my favorite. I'm so checking if this show is on Netflix this weekend!! Happy Friday :)
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Desktop Reference

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When I'm looking for inspiration I immediately turn to books, I guess it's just the librarian in me. Which is why my desk tends to be the home where many of my books reside. In pursuit of cleaning my desk area and making it an actual work space, I find these books most fitting to keep on display and to use as a quick reference when I'm need of a little help. What's on your desk this moment? 
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Self Love Friday

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When I came across this librarian blog, I seriously fell out of my chair from laughing so hard while on my lunch break one afternoon. Every single librarian frustration this guy writes about applies to librarian life like you can't believe. He's spoken at library conferences and I'm dying to get him to come out to sunny California. Do yourself a favor, check him out
I recently was suggested this book last week after talking about my love for Manhattan. Have you heard of Vanishing New York? "The go-to hub for those who lament New York's loss of character." "Jeremiah Moss does an excellent job of cataloging all that’s constantly being sacrificed to the god of rising rents." These are just a few of my favorite reviews of his blog. His writing features mom and pop owned businesses closing left and right and how Manhattan is becoming a city for the 1%. 
I've been following Lost in Cheeseland for a few years and luckily for me, I got my copy of Linds…

Books As Decor

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I have a problem with collecting books. If there was a mental disorder for this I'm sure I'd have it since my mother has a panic attack every time she sees a stack of books. I keep them under the bed, in the closet, behind my shoes, a bookcase in the closet, under my desk, up against the wall, they are literally everywhere. How do you store your books?! 
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Kid's Lit

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As you all know by now I have a slight obsession with children's stories particularly fairy tales. I recently finished grad school and although my emphasis is in archiving and preservation, I will never outgrow the tattered old box of picture books and chapter books of my youth. There's something so enchanting about the worlds that exist in the pages of books like Winnie the Pooh or James and the Giant Peach.Escaping to The Hundred-Acre Woods or entering the forest in one of the Grimm's fairy tales, let me just tell you, I could sit and read (and re-read) these books for hours. I recently stumbled across old and beat up boxes of the books that consumed by childhood. Of course I couldn't help but drag them out and clean up a few of my favorites. So I'll go ahead and reacquaint myself with the characters from The Wind in the Willows and The Grimm Brother's Fairy Tales. What are some of your favorite books from your childhood?! 
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TV Tuesday

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I never got into the original Queer Eye For The Straight Guymostly because I was in high school and college and I just didn't watch a ton of television then. And I only got into the reboot because a coworker was praising the show last week (and said the guys were super good looking). She told me make sure you have tissues, it will make you cry. So last week after a particularly long day, I binged the first four episodes. My coworker was right, I teared up every single episode. When I say it's one of the best shows I've watched in a while it's because it's so heart warming, it just pulls at your heart strings. There's an episode where Bobby Berk makes a statement along the lines of no matter the color or our sexuality we're people and we all just want to be accepted and loved. And it's true!
Despite being uncomfortable and awkward the guys have no problem opening up on screen with the men they are making over. One of my favorite parts of each episode is…