• Books to Give as Gifts
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    Top 10 Books to Give as Gifts

    Christmas is just around the corner, and if you’re anything like me, you still have some people on your list to shop for. Last year I finished my Christmas shopping weeks ahead of time, but this year, like most other things, Christmas presents were not coming to me as easily as usual. Here are some books I think would make the perfect gift for anyone on your list. Let’s get started! one | The City We Became by N.K. Jemisin Every city has a soul. The soul can be a beautiful thing or a destructive element. New York City has five souls. Five people that feel like a part of…

  • Catching My Eye 6.25.21
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    Catching My Eye | 12.11.20

    Happy Friday! This week was a whirlwind — in the best possible way. I’m looking forward to a quiet weekend since my boyfriend is out of town. I’m going to bake some holiday cookies, take a long bath, and read so many books. Let’s get into what’s been catching my eye this week! one | the best crime and thriller books of 2020… As we all know, I love thrillers. This is my favorite time of year because I get to build my 2021 TBR list based off of all the “best books of 2020” lists. two | these tips on reducing anxiety and stress this holiday season… This holiday…

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    Catching My Eye | 12.4.20

    Happy first week of December! I can’t believe we have almost made it through 2020. The year with seven Marchs is finally, hopefully coming to an end. I’m not going to lie, this week was a weirdly tough one. I had a nagging health issue pop up again, and I had to get that taken care of which always messes up my week, but I am so lucky to have friends that take care of me and a boyfriend who is always willing to bring me dinner and watch crappy TV with me. I’m going into this weekend excited! My boyfriend wasn’t here for my birthday, so he has a…

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    December 2020 Goals & A November Update

    How in the world is it already December? 2020 felt like it passed by in the blink of an eye. Surviving a pandemic and election year was just the icing on the cake of a surprisingly difficult year. I hope to finish 2020 on a strong note, so let’s get into my December 2020 goals. November 2020 Goals Update one | read all the books on my November tbr I finished The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls this month from my October TBR. I also finished City of Girls from my November TBR. I still have to finish Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria and Assasin’s Apprentice from my October TBR…

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    Hello 26!

    Goodbye 25, and hello 26! I celebrated turning 26 over the weekend, and  I had the best time. I am so lucky to be surrounded by so many amazing people that wanted to make the day special, and I can’t wait to see what 26 has in store. 25 wasn’t the year I was expecting by any means, but I learned some wonderful lessons and picked up a few friends along the way. What advice do you have for me to make 26 the best year yet? Happy adventuring, Kimberly

  • Catching My Eye 11.27.20
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    Catching My Eye | 11.27.20

    Happy day after Thanksgiving! I hope everyone had a wonderful day even if it was different than normal. Personally, I Facetimed my family, ordered some Italian food (my favorite meal), watched Schitt’s Creek, read, cuddled with the dogs I’m watching this weekend for a friend, and had a socially-distanced Thanksgiving picnic with my roommate’s family. It wasn’t what I normally would have done, but we all have to do our best in these crazy times. My weekend is looking a little quiet, which is totally perfect for me. The last month has been totally insane, so I’m not complaining about having a quiet weekend alone with the dogs and my…

  • Thankful

    20 Things to Be Thankful For in 2020

    It probably goes without saying, but 2020 has been something else. There has been a whole lot of bad, but I also think there has been plenty to be thankful for as well. I instituted my nightly “Good Things” reviews on my Instagram stories, which really helped put everything in perspective and remind me that there are always good things even amongst the bad. one | friends, family, and everyone in between Let’s start off easy! I am so lucky to be surrounded by the most caring, empathetic, and supportive people. I wouldn’t be who I am today or have survived 2020 without each and every person that’s been by…

  • Catching My Eye 11.13.20
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    Catching My Eye | 11.13.20

    We made it! The end of another week. How was your week? Mine felt like it flew by but also crawled by if that makes any sense. This weekend is looking like it will be a little slower, which is no problem for me. Life has been hectic, aside from last weekend, and I’m definitely looking forward to the slower days that winter is bringing our way. Sometimes, I think it’s really nice to slow down, take a look at everything around you, think about everything you’ve learned or have to learn, and just breathe it all in. Let’s get started with what’s been catching my eye this week! one…

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    A Weekend in Tellico Plains

    I snuck away to the mountains over the weekend with my boyfriend, and it was the most wonderful escape I could have asked for. Earlier in the pandemic, around May, I was craving a trip to the mountains. This may not seem unusual, but I am such a beach girl since I grew up in Florida, so craving a trip to the mountains was odd for me. I was worried about taking a trip during a pandemic, but I figured the mountains would be the perfect getaway since the point is to minimize interaction with other humans anyway. I settled on a cabin in Tellico Plains — a small town about three…

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    Catching My Eye | 11.6.20

    This week was a pretty quiet week. Aside from stressing out about the election every ten minutes, I didn’t have too much on my plate. I’m going out of town with my boyfriend for the weekend to a cabin in east Tennessee, and I am so excited to get away from everything for just a little bit. I rarely take a weekend off, so it will be nice to have some time just to the two of us. Let’s get into what’s been catching my eye this week! one | this article talking about making a good-day and a bad-day plan… 2020 has tested us all in unexpected ways. I…