How is it already February? One of my goals in the New Year was to read more books and I have yet to pick one up. I simply just haven’t found the time to sit down and read.

The last book I read cover to cover…besides the Hunger Game Series was Liane Moriarty, The Husband’s Secret. I am going to make it my goal to pick up a book this week and finish it!

I have listed my top books I want to read below and I would love if you could share yours, too! Of course it doesn’t have to be ten, but would love to hear what you’re currently reading or what’s also on your list.

Happy Reading! Xo.

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Book Review: The Husband’s Secret

From the moment I read reviews about The Husband’s Secret, I was hooked into the story. I was just so curious and I really just wanted to know WHAT was in that letter and what this huge secret they were speaking of! The story sucked me in and I just kept reading and reading and reading and it became my impromptu next read almost against my will just because I literally could not put it down. I finished the book in three days!

I won’t say too much about the plot but it’s a very complex story that starts off with three main story lines following the lives of three women:

– a woman who discovered a life-changing secret
– a woman who was betrayed by her husband
– a woman whose past had been stolen

What none of them know is that they are all connected.

If you’re looking for something different I would definitely recommend giving this book a try!

The Book of Awesome

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#currentlyreading

Some of my favorite “Awesome Things” from the book:

  • When cashiers open up new checkout lines at the grocery store
  • When you get the milk-to-cereal ratio just right
  • Picking the perfect nacho off someone else’s plate
  • Tripping and realizing no one saw you
  • Nailing a parellel parking spot on the first try
  • The sound of ice cubes cracking in a drink
  • That one square in the waffle that is the most loaded with butter and syrup
  • Getting something with actual handwriting in the mail
  • Squeezing through a door as it’s shutting without touching it
  • Watching your odometer click over a major milestone
  • Finding money in your pocket

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Blogs to Follow

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It may just be me, but this week has flown by (and was quite productive). This weekend is going to be spent indulging in some of my favorite little things – coffee and sweets for breakfast, sleeping in, finishing up some Christmas shopping, and working on some new blog posts! I hope you have a great! Enjoy my favorite bloggers from around the web.

1) Rockstar Diaries: My Favorite blog to follow about a family of four plus their bull dog Kingsley who are living in Washington D.C and traveling the world.

2) A Thousand Threads: A fascinating blog written by Lacie about Life, Love & the Little Things.

3) Almost Makes Perfect: A cute blog about a girl named Molly who loves martha stewart, oysters, 80s comedies, and horror movies

4) Bows & Sequinsfashion-focused lifestyle blog. Here you’ll find personal style photos, two cents on beauty products, and other tidbits from Jessica’s life in NYC!

5) Design Darling: Fashion and interior blog about a girl living in NYC and all about her online boutique

6) Cupcakes & Cashmere: The fashion blog that I have been following the longest! Tons of D.I.Y projects, fashion ideas & recipes!

7) Oh Happy Day: a lifestyle and design blog updated daily featuring DIY party projects, party planning ideas, interior design, weddings, letterpress and invitations, design, photography, an occasional kid product and anything “pretty”.

8) Ambitious Kitchen: The best collection of recipes and meal ideas for all of the foodies out there

9) Life’s Little Gems: Another fashion blog that you don’t want to miss out on!

10) The Girls of Lincoln Park: located in Chicago, The Girls of Lincoln Park is your online destination for all things stylish and chic. From the latest fashion trends to interior design tips and tricks!

and of course, don’t forget to follow me Beauty in Everything!

Around the Web

What are you up to this weekend? My best friend Kalyn is celebrating her golden birthday tonight and I couldn’t be more excited to spend the day with her. We have been best friends since 1st grade, went to different colleges and both ended up living in Indianapolis.  She is not only an amazing friend but a great person and I am so happy after all this time I can still call her my best friend. Cheers to 26!

 As Anne of Green Gables said, “I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.” I am excited to go outside and enjoy this 70 degree fall day! Have a wonderful weekend, and here are a few fun links from around the web…

1) 10 things to do when you first wake up

2) How to master the J. Crew beauty looks

3) The perfect piece of toast

4) 10 pretty wallpapers

5) A guide to the perfect power nap

6) Is the tea the new coffee?

7) 12 clever ways to enjoy art in the kitchen

8) Homemade mocha nutella recipe

9) 10 favorite fall candles

10) Everything you need to know cooking blog

Friday Favorites

Happy Friday, everyone! How’d your short week go?

For once it wasn’t too big of an adjustment coming back to Indy after visiting my parents over the weekend.  I can be quite lazy at times but this time I was adamant about unpacking the second I got home instead of putting it off. Otherwise my vera bradley bag becomes a permanent object in the corner of the bedroom collecting dust!!

I am ready for a fun weekend ahead relaxing in Indy. With a thai and red box date night on Friday and a volleyball tournament on Saturday! Have a great weekend!

Here are a few of my Friday favorites from around the web:

1) 9 things no one tells you about being a grown up

2) How your name affects your success

3) Rules of Life printable

4) White Printed Lace Top- adorable

5) At home one dumbbell workout

6) Hello Wood wall decor

7) Quinoa Cranberry Almond grilled Chicken salad

8) Pumpkin Twinkies with Cream Cheese Marshmallow filling

9) Outdoor Fall Lanterns

10) DIY Rustic Industrial Chalkboard

Friday Favorites from Around the Web

Happy Friday friends!! This week has been a quick one. I don’t know about you but thankfully this week flew by so quickly! Last night I literally thought it was tuesday. I’m super thankful it flew by though because this weekend I’m heading downtown for Devour downtown, the farmer’s market and the Colt’s game and I couldn’t be more excited.

Here is a list of my top ten favorite things from around the web this week. Thanks for stopping by! I am so grateful for each and every one of you who stops by my blog even if it’s just for a second to see what I’m up to. YOU ARE AWESOME. I hope you know that. Anyways I hope everyone has a fun filled weekend.

1) Amazing read on how to grow old with yourself

2) 10 foods that will give you more energy

3) The best Ice Bucket challenge failed attempt

4) 2015 wedding color trends

5) 50 budget decorating ideas

6) 20 things you didn’t realize that your iPhone could do

7) Next up on my reading list

8) This will make you want to have a treehouse again!

9) Guilt free cookie dough Omgoshhhh!

10) Robin Williams Quote

Links I Love

Check out 10 links I love:

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THIS coffee table is everything; stylish Lucite coffee table with glass top for a fraction of the cost

Now these just look delicious…why is everything so much better in doughnut form?

Homes of the future? Blows my mind!

 Speech tips for those of you in summer weddings. (townandcountrymag.com)

 Cocktail snow cones: aka the best idea ever. (honestlyyum.com)

Fun idea for summer entertaining: a bruschetta bar

 this website with 12-hour guides to different cities..pretty interesting! 

The key to a good marriage

A fun twist on rice crispy treats

More Daily Reads

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I have so many favorite blogs, many of which are very well known like Rockstar Diaries & Cupcakes and Cashmere  but some of my “must follow gems” are a bit less known but absolute “follow musts” so I wanted to dedicate this post to other blogs you may want to start following. In December I posted my first post with my favorite fashion and food blogs! In the past I have posted links to a few of my favorite daily reads so if you missed these check them out HERE! I hope you will love them as much as I do!

1) Nishaantishua travel blog by Freya who started life on a beach in Bermuda she now lives with her soon to be husband Adam and their dog Molly. 

2) SpruntingCatherine a writer from London with tons of frugal recipe ideas and inspiration from her daily life.

3) Sweet Thing Blog– Jessie a photographer living in Los Angeles whose blog is all about fashion, photography & interior design.  

4) Everyday Musingsphotographer named Olivia residing in Charleston, SC.

5) Wish Wish Wish– love love love this blog by a girl named Carrie living in London. If you like cats, ‘60s dresses and junk food as much as I do, then you need to start following her!

6) The Velvet Bird– a blog by vanessa who loves sewing, photography, coffee, baking, natural things, exercising, animals and vegetables. Her blog is adorable!

7) Tulips & Rain– Tulips & Rain is a blog with tons of  tasty treats, DIYs and lots of pretty things

8) Le Stylo RougeKansas-City based fashion blog

9)  The Style Lettersa style & fashion blog by Maria

10) Desire to Inspirean interior design blog with tons of creative ideas for any type of home!

HumansofNY

A few weeks back my friend told me to start following #Humansofny on Instagram. The creator of Humans of New York takes pictures of random people on the streets of New York and asks them questions. Start following themon Tumblr and Instagram! I can’t stop looking through the pictures and reading each story.

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“I’m trying to fight my way into these fashion shows!”

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I asked her 15 questions. She made this face 15 times.Then I walked away.

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“We broke up in a Starbucks. A week later, I walked by and the place had been completely bulldozed to the ground. I always thought that was the Universe doing me a favor.”