• Have a Great Weekend!

    What are your plans for this weekend? I’m going to spend it outside as much as I can.

    This week I spent a lot of time in my office writing and editing a few short stories that I want to self-publish. One of which I might submit to a writing contest. I haven’t committed to it but since the deadline is looming, I should make up my mind about it soon.

    Because of writing, I haven’t had time to search the internet for some cool links. I’ve been listening to music though.  The songs are from the Mission Impossible Fallout movie, and since the new trailer hit this week, I thought it was appropriate. My favorite is the first song called Friction by Imagine Dragons. It’s the song played in the background during the 1st trailer.

    Have a quick listen and tell me what you think. The movie will be released July 27 and I can’t wait to watch Tom Cruise in action.

     

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  • Happy Weekend!

    What are your plans for this weekend? Me? The ocean is calling my name. It’s gorgeous outside and I can’t wait to just read, relax and soak in the scenery. I’m also excited about the Solo world premiere. Until next time, here are some fun links to check out.

    1. Solo: A Star Wars Story first reactions.
    2. Chip and Joanna Gaines New Target collection hits this Sunday.
    3. These look like comfy slippers to walk around the house in.
    4. Summer is coming and the Vacation Shop is open.
    5. This book.

     

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  • Links I Love

    Finally Friday!!

    This week has been so busy (productively so) that I actually found myself getting my days mixed up. I thought yesterday was Friday when it was actually Thursday, and you can kind of guess what else by working backwards from that day.

    Nevertheless, today is officially Friday. I’m writing a few short stories. I still have work to do with another new WIP, mostly research. I love research, but I can get so entrenched in (meticulous) research and forget about writing. Balance is a work in progress for me. Something that I am always striving.

    So here are my favorite links from this week. It’s an assortment of sorts. From high end literature to beauty.

    Have a great weekend!

    1. I’m currently taking this course and find it interesting.
    2. I am coveting this cool clutch from Jcrew.
    3. Searching for some inspirational tech background for your laptop?
    4. I found this article interesting.
    5. Tips from my cousin Jennifer, celebrity make up artist: How to create fuller brows (video below).

     

  • Five Links I Love

     

    I discovered the British Library’s collection on William Shakespeare.

    When it’s cold outside, I want to just snuggle inside wearing this warm cardigan.

    Not only have I always loved this song, but this State Farm commercial is one of my favorites with their message.

    I’m always on the look out for the perfect Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe. Still haven’t found what I’m looking for, but I tried this one from Williams Sonoma. It is the best so far!

    Pinterest find: 27 ideas for using words in your art journal. Great ideas to passs along!

     

  • Ray Bradbury : Writer

     

     

    Last week I re-read Fahrenheit 451. It’s one of my all time favorite classics. This month also marked his birthday- August 22, 1920. He would have been 97 years old. When he passed away 5 years ago, I was saddened because the world lost another creative genius.

    Ray Bradbury is a gifted and fascinating writer and someone who I admire. So it was a wonderful surprise for me to discover this video on his writing career. I’m sharing it and hope Bradbury inspires you as much as he does for me! Enjoy!

    https://vimeo.com/47986980

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  • Five Favorite Things

     

     

    Welcoming Friday with open arms. I’ve had a rough few weeks and I’m looking forward to the weekend!

    Here are my 5 favorites for this week. The first one is this song by Arum Rae. It’s called Warranted Queen and has been on repeat in my office.

    In the meantime, I hope you have a great weekend!

     

     

    2. I just picked up this book and can’t wait to read it in July.

    3. Healthy Eating: How to Cook Fish with Crispy Skin, Every Time // Bon Appetit 

    4. Suggested Reading : Feeling Lonely? Too Much Time On Social Media May Be Why.

    5. I’m addicted in love with these lipsticks!

     

     

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  • naturelapse video

     

    I don’t know if you remember, but I like watching time-lapse videos. I truly believe it’s a creative art form. I admire people who share nature’s beauty on the internet, especially for those of us who can’t be there in person and afford to travel.

    When I watch this video, I’m reminded of my youth spent on family road trips where  Dad would drive us out into the California mountains, and then head towards the upper Northwest region. We would drive, explore, and then pitch up our tents to camp overnight.

    Watching these inspirational videos creates a  peaceful and calming mood for me, especially when the video is paired perfectly with the right music.

    So, I hope you’ll take a quiet moment from your day and enjoy this video. Let me know what you think!

     

  • Monday Motivation 5:08:17

    I’m linking with love here! I discovered this delightful video by Ashli Oliver. Beautiful artwork… which has me motivated for this Monday.

    Stop by and view more of Ashli’s amazing artwork. Visit her website at Purple Mailbox and her Youtube channel. You’ll be sure to get inspired like I did.

    Enjoy!

    XO,

    K.