Fall Reading List: The Classics

Fall Reading List

I’ve always been a big reader & have a long list of books that I then mark off when I’ve read them (wow, control problems). The non-fiction & fiction lists get regularly updated & checked but the classics list has always been a little sad. As someone who reads all the time I feel like I should actually be “well read” & knock out those books that I either should have read in high school or didn’t appreciate in high school. My last attempt was reading Hemingway while 9 months pregnant- uh, big mistake. What a depressed dude (official literary critique). It’s taken me over a year to get over it!

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Giveaway // $300 Kate Spade Giftcard

Kate Spade Giveaway

My absolute favorite brand is Kate Spade- my coworkers have even started to comment on my obsession! So I’m really excited about this latest giveaway that I’ve teamed up with my blogger friends to bring you! We’re giving away a $300 Kate Spade gift card — and you just might be the lucky winner!

You can enter daily over the next two weeks and earn bonus entries by sharing the giveaway with your friends on social media. Good luck!



Prize: $300 Kate Spade Gift Card

Co-hosts: Lush to Blush // Grace In Style // Peaches In A Pod // Polished Closets Island Hipster // Snippets With Alex // Style Tab // The Jort Report // A Labour of Life Miss Erin Says // Jenn’s Blah Blah Blog // SimplyCarmenRenee // Shopping My Closet Womanly Woman // Beyond the Khaki Pants // Palmtrees & Happiness // Coming Up Roses // Pumps and Push-Ups

Giveaway organized by: Oh My Gosh Beck!

Rules: Use the Rafflecopter form to enter daily. Giveaway ends 10/31 and is open worldwide.


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Weekend Note // 10.17.14

Weekend Note 10-17

This week was such a waste- I had Monday off & then Wednesday we just gave the students the PSAT’s, so I’ve only actually had 3 days of teaching. I’m heading up to New Jersey tomorrow for my friend Lauren’s bachelorette & bridal shower weekend- I’m so excited! I have a conference for half of next weekend & then we’ll be in the middle of moving. I feel like this is kind of my last weekend to let loose a bit before the insanity of packing up hits us.

So let’s get to the links for this week, shall we?

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Jewelry // Target Studs

You know me, I like a balance between expensive wear forever pieces & cheap trendy pieces. Diamond studs? Never will go out of style. Large button earrings? Probably will be dated in 5 years. I have an allergy to nickel that really only bugs me with earrings so I’ve started to rely more & more on the earring selection at Target because they’re all nickel-free. Plus, cute. I actually really love their earring selection because it’s trendy & a lot of the pieces look like they cost more than $7.99.

I’ve been relying on bigger studs lately because they make an impact but are still safe around a toddler. As soon as she started trying to yank out my hoops or longer earrings I just have this vision of her ripping a hole in my ear. Not sure how realistic this is but it’s enough to make me stock up on a selection of studs! These are a few of my favorites right now from Target. The best part is they are cheap enough that you can try out the trend without committing or feeling bad about getting rid of them in a year or two.



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