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    Catching My Eye | 8.16.19

    What a long week this has been! I didn’t start off on the best foot since I went to bed kind of late on Sunday, but by Wednesday I had kind of given up on waking up for my workouts this week anyways, so I embraced the later nights and “sleeping in” without giving myself too hard of a time. I’ll pick back up next week! I think this type of kindness toward ourselves is so important — we can’t always hit the workouts or complete the self-care exercises, all we can do is our best. That’s what I did this week — my absolute best. I’ve been pouring a…

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    February Bullet Journal Set-Up

    I started bullet journaling last year, and I truly have never looked back. It’s the best thing I ever did for myself. I know it’s not for everyone, but I think my favorite thing about bullet journaling is that you can make it completely your own thing. You can go as big or as little as you want. I always include certain spreads including a goals page as well as a wrap-up/reflection page at the end of the month, but I like how I can switch it up to be whatever I’m needing this month. Here’s what my February bullet journal set up looks like this year. Let’s get started!…

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    A Few Lessons I’ve Learned From My Grandmother

    My grandmother (everyone in the family calls her Nani) turned 93 yesterday — NINETY-THREE! I know people live to be much older than this, but as my only living grandparent, I’m pretty darn proud of her for sticking around this long. This isn’ my typical blog post, but I wanted to honor her in a way that I could look back on in years to come. Let me tell you a little something about my grandmother — she is strong, brave, kind, inspirational, and a spit-fire. She treats complete strangers like family, says exactly what is on her mind, and never says no to dessert. She’s survived 93 years full…

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    Books I Read in 2017

    Every year I make it my goal to read 50 books, and I have yet to reach that goal. But I did read 45 in 2017, and that’s pretty darn close. Keep reading to learn a little bit about the books I liked and disliked in 2017. 1. “Me Being Me is as Exactly as Insane as You Being You” by Todd Hasak-Lowy A young adult-novel I read while ringing in the new year. Hasak-Lowy tells a riveting coming-of-age tale entirely in lists. 2. “The Great Gatsby” by F. Scott Fitzgerald I know it’s pretty unbelievable that I hadn’t read an American classic before I turned 22, but it’s not…

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    Goodreads: 100 Books You Should Read in a Lifetime

    100 Books You Should Read in a Lifetime from Goodreads 47/100 To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee  2009 Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen  Spring 2017 Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank 1984 by George Orwell  Winter 2013 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling  First Grade The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald January 2017 Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White  Elementary School Little Women by Louisa May Alcott The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien  2015 Fahrenheit 451: A Novel by Ray Bradbury  2014/2015 Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell Animal…

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    Treasure Tuesday

    1. I am currently listening to the audiobook version of “Illuminae,” and so far I am loving it so much more than the actual book. 2. Find out what new book you should read this fall with this Buzzfeed quiz. I got “The Underground Railroad” by Colson Whitehead. 3. 4. This is my second week of classes, and I’m already swamped with homework, extra-curriculars, and internship stuff. How is school going for you? Happy reading, Kimberly

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    Top 10 Tuesday: Books I Read in School

    Top 10 Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in 2010. It combines what I love most in this world into one—lists, books, and blogging. It couldn’t be any better suited for me! Since school has started/is starting (today’s my first last day of school ever), this week I’m going to be talking about my favorite books I read in school. This is going to range from elementary school all the way through college. Let’s get started! 1. The Boxcar Children by Gertrude Warner These were some of the first books I remember reading in my reading groups in first grade. I would check them out in batches of five…

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    Top 10 Tuesday: Books I Still Need to Read

    Top 10 Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in 2010. It combines what I love most in this world into one—lists, books, and blogging. It couldn’t be any better suited for me! This week I’m going to be slightly embarrassed to list some of the books on my shelf that I haven’t read from before my blogging days. I’ve only been blogging for a little over a year now, so this shouldn’t be too bad. Let’s get started! 1. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen Even though I’ve started it more times than I can count. 2. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams It’s been daringly…

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    Treasure Tuesday

    1. I am currently reading “The Chronicles of Narnia” since I have never read them before. 2. I am home for the week! So I’m relaxing and catching up on work before school and my internship start up in the fall. 3. 4. The Olympics ended this past Sunday! What was your favorite event? Let me know in the comments below. 5. With school coming up nothing calms my spirit quite like a well organized notebook. Check out these aesthetically pleasing bullet journals from Buzzfeed. 6. Check out this adorable Border Collie puppy. It reminds me of my dog Bella! Happy reading, Kimberly

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    Top 10 Tuesday: Favorite Recent Reads

    Top 10 Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in 2010. It combines what I love most in this world into one—lists, books, and blogging. It couldn’t be any better suited for me! This week is all about those books I’ve read recently that I just absolutely loved. I try not to “5 star” anything, because I know I’ll 5 star everything, so here are just some of my favorite recent reads. 1. Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein I read this book for my YA literature class, and it was such a surprising, amazing read. It’s set in Nazi-occupied France and takes a surprising twist at the end…