Sunday Salutations #1

Sunday Salutations are my opportunity to offer you some reading/pictures/songs for the end of your week.

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Designer Kit Kemp for the Haymarket Hotel

I’ve been wondering for months how to get back into blogging and had the realization yesterday that…you just do it. So here’s the first post in months, but hopefully you’ll hear from me again much sooner than that!

  • First up in articles this week is a former FBI negotiator’s tips for travel. I’m headed to Morocco so, so I’ll take all the tips and tricks I can get!
  • I’ve been trying to organize my schedule using timeboxing this week after reading this article about it in the Harvard Business review. Have you tried time boxing?

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  • I’ve been relatively obsessed with my childhood friend Ashley Trabue’s work. She shares her amazing art and her words of wisdom on Instagram. Give her a follow!
  • The rapid flow of information has made us all distractible. I’m trying to combat it with these 4 simple exercises. Care to join me?
  • I’ve been obsessed with Kit Kemp’s work for various hotels. So much design inspiration!
  • This week I’ve been listening to my February playlist, but mostly this song on repeat.

 

The Wayward Children Series by Seanan McGuire

Since the fourth book in The Wayward Children series was published on Tuesday, I thought it was high time I shared my review of the books. 

 

 

“You’re nobody’s rainbow.
You’re nobody’s princess.
You’re nobody’s doorway but your own, and the only one who gets to tell you how your story ends is you.”
― Seanan McGuire , Every Heart a Doorway

 

 

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These books are for every person who ever felt too weird, too different, or too out of place in our world. For every kid who read about Narnia, Wonderland, Neverland, and Hogwarts and thought, “yeah, there’s where I would fit in.”

They’re for the adults who are still waiting to recapture some of the same magic that they found one afternoon in a backyard with their friends. That doorway to another world…

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My Weekend is All Booked: 6

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Reading:

Saga Vol. 3

Circe by Madeline Miller – The follow up to The Song of Achilles (aka one of my favorite books of all time.

P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han – I dove into this right after watching To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before on Netflix (trailer below).

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Handmaid’s Tale Cosplay Big Reveal

This is the fifth post in my Handmaid’s Tale Cosplay. See  Why The Handmaid’s Tale , Researching the Costume, Creating the Dress, and Obi Belt Tutorial  for more details.

Here are some images of my completed Handmaid’s Tale cosplay. Some of the images have strange lighting – sorry about that! I was taking pictures on a day when the sun kept coming out from behind the clouds.

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Here you can see the front and back flaps in all their glory! They really do conceal femininity, as Ane Crabtree intended.

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My Weekend Is All Booked: 4

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Articles:

The system failed this child and something horrible happened in Parkland.

The most amazing version of the KiKi challenge that I’ve seen.

Thinking of getting 23 and Me testing done? Read this first.

People are defacing the sign at the site where Emmett Till was found… again.

The best book marketing idea EVER.

Books:

Destiny’s Embrace by Beverly Jenkins

Reading Reasons by Kelly Gallagher

Conferring with Readers by Jennifer Serrvallo

A Blade So Black by L.L. McKinney

Listening:

My August playlist is coming along – it’s an eclectic one this month!

Watching:

Take Two on Hulu – I will watch anything Rachel Bilson is in!