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Life in Pictures | Week of 6.7.14 . . .

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Last weekend I got together with my friend Nikki who lives in Pasadena. Pasadena is one of my favorite cities in Southern California. I love the architecture, and the many large trees that line it’s streets. We spent a really fun (and hot) day at the Rose Bowl Flea Market and then headed into Old Town for a little shopping and good eats . . .

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Unfortunately most vendors @ the Rose Bowl Flea Mkt don’t allow photos of their booths, so I didn’t get many photos of the wares, however, I did catch this lady mid-twerk next to this hand painted sign booth . . . #priceless

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Love the brick, awning and all-over look of Old Town Music (this is actually the back of the store) . . .

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It’s been a year or so since I’ve eaten at my favorite Argentinean restaurant, 1810. I dream about their empañadas. I love the interior atmosphere of this restaurant just as much as I love the food . . .

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After lunch Nikki and I headed over to Crossroads Trading for some light “thrifting.” ♥

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Of course I just couldn’t pass by this perfect brick, stone and birch backdrop without getting an #ootd shot for the #30daynorepeat challenge I am participating in on Instagram . . . ☺ This photo challenge is really forcing me to get comfortable in front of the camera. I prefer to stay behind it, but a challenge to my introversion is always good for growth! Lol! ☺

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The kids and I spent some time at the park after school on Tuesday. I can’t believe they have just completed 2nd and 3rd grade!!! Father Time has wings . . . !

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Had a brainstorming meeting on Wednesday and got to move my office outdoors. It’s so nice to have a change of scenery while working. The outdoor breeze was so calming . . . 

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Have you guys ever tried Boom Chicka Pop? My friend Cathy brought it over for the boys playdate on Thursday. She has been so supportive of my gluten free diet. She always comes bearing gifts and introducing me to different gluten free treats!  I love the packaging colors and typography. You can find BCP at Target . . .

Hope you guys are having a fabulous weekend. Are you ready for Father’s Day?

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My New Thrifted Lovelies . . .

Friday morning, after I dropped the biscuits off at school (note: biscuits = kiddies) I drove out to visit my Mom for a little much needed girl time. She took me out to Redlands to a great little restaurant called The Eating Room. The Eating Room is a really cute little restaurant with great food and a cozy decor. They even have a bakery attached–which I steered clear of, but vowed I would return in the near future for a taste test.

After breakfast we strolled a few blocks over to the Redlands Antique Mall and I found these lovely molded plastic bracelets. I LOVE them. I’ve been wanting some chunky bangles like these for a while now. Isn’t it funny how you can think to yourself that you want something, happen upon it totally unexpectedly, and then almost talk yourself out of having it, leaving yourself to live with the regret of that lost purchase? I don’t know why I almost walked away from these babies. They were exactly what I was looking for in the exact colors I wanted!!! I had scoured the whole first floor of the antique mall and was on my way out the door when I spotted them. Best of all, I had more than enough money to purchase them! I thought about this scenario as I was revelling over my purchases after I got home.  How many times do we get in our own way when God is trying to bless us? By talking ourselves out of things? By focusing on why we can not do something? By focusing on why we should not have something? Don’t get me wrong, I am a strong advocate for smart spending and not living beyond your means. But in those moments when everything is just right, when there is only pleasure to be gained, and no sorrow or regrets for anyone involved, stop and recognize the gift in that moment. You asked, and your wish was granted! Recognize that this does not have to be a fleeting thing! We can live like this every day! And not just in a materialistic way. We create the lives we want to live with our words and our thoughts. The next time you think about something you want, take it a step further by preparing yourself to receive it, and watch what happens!

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