Monday, November 25, 2013

Divergent

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Last night, I started reading Divergent by Veronica Roth. Jay and I saw Catching Fire yesterday and one of the previews that showed was for the movie depiction of the book coming out in March 2014. I loved the look of the preview and I remembered hearing good things about the book so I decided to pick it up at the iBookstore (and the book was only $3.99! I'm a total sucker for a book deal).  Anyway, I started it and have been flying through! Literally had to put my iPad down and force myself to go to sleep last night. I love Roth's description of Dauntless training, the political tension between the Erudite and Abnegation factions, and the strange idea of a society like this. Add in the tension between Four and Tris and my curiosity about what the Dauntless are guarding and I'm totally hooked.  I'm just over halfway through the book and I can't wait to finish this part of Tris' adventure and start the next book! 

What about you? Have you read Divergent? Reading anything you can't put down? Have any good book recommendations? Leave a comment below! 

p.s. Watch the trailer for Divergent here!

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Sunday, November 24, 2013

The Sunday Currently, volume seven.

photo source: Restoration Hardware plates. Taken by me today at P.Place

Currently...

Reading... the December issue of Fast Company. Totally obsessed with this magazine!

Writing... Thanksgiving cards for my family. They'll all be in NYC for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade so I want to remind them each of the little things that make me so grateful to call them mine all year long. 

Listening... to this song on repeat. Oh Avicii you know how to make my ears happy. 

Thinking... about how crazy this week is going to be at work. Short week + coworkers on vacation = no fun for Lauren
 
Smelling... Burberry perfume. Signature scent that I never tire of. 

Hoping... I decide what to wear to Thanksgiving asap. Love having those things out of the way ahead of time!

Wearing... sweatpants and a sweater + ugg slippers. So cozy.

Loving... that I got to see Catching Fire today! If you haven't seen it go now! And if you have already been to see it, how great did all the movies in the previews look?! I want to see them all!
 
Wanting... a cup of tea and an early bedtime. Just that type of night folks. 

Needing... to start carving out some dedicated "me time" each week. Now that Jay's working days it's hard to declare some time just for me and some time for this little blog! Hoping to try to find some balance soon. 

Feeling... a little sad I won't be spending Thanksgiving with my family this year. What are your Thanksgiving plans?

Clicking... around Sarah's Saturday Sessions to teach myself some tricks!

Hope you all had a great weekend!

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Sunday, November 10, 2013

The Sunday Currently, volume six.



Currently...

Reading... Hatching Twitter: A True Story of Money, Power, Friendship, and Betrayal by Nick Bilton. I'm not too far in but I've enjoyed it so far.

Writing... posts for the week, woohoo for being ahead of schedule!

Listening... to Jay watching "Transformers: Dark of the Moon"

Thinking... about how much fun I had babysitting the little guys across the street last night. They are so adorable and good natured! Almost makes me jealous of all you nannies out there!
 
Smelling... l'occitane lavender hand lotion. So relaxing and such a little luxury!

Hoping... the weather is perfect for walking around Boston tomorrow.

Wearing... sweatpants and an EY t-shirt courtesy of my sister.

Loving... the fact that it's a three day weekend! No work tomorrow!
 
Wanting... some Yogi Kava Kava tea. It's perfect for grey, chilly nights like tonight!

Needing... to really watch the first two Transformer movies, I'm so lost!

Feeling... oh so excited for the Bruins game tomorrow!

Clicking... around on the Fast Company website. Cannot get enough lately! I also highly recommend picking up their November issue and reading the cover article about 23andme, I found it absolutely fascinating. 

Hope you're having a great 3 day weekend! What are you up to?

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Thursday, November 7, 2013

Thankful Thursday, volume one

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Since November is traditionally associated with Thanksgiving, counting your blessings and being thankful for all the blessings in your life I decided to use every Thursday in the month of November as an opportunity to talk about some of the things in my life I'm so thankful for.

This week's Thankful Thursday List:

1) Jay: I say it all the time but I am so very lucky to have such a great boyfriend. Jay loves me at my very best and my very worst and I can always count on him to do his best to make my days just a little bit brighter. He is truly top of the "Thankfullness List" all the time.

2) Having a regular work schedule: After 5 years in retail I am so thankful for the regular work schedule banking has afforded me. Love knowing what days I have off each week and being able to plan things out! Which leads me to...

3) Having every Thursday off: In exchange for working a half day every Saturday I have every Thursday off from work. I love, love, love having a weekday off; I can schedule appointments, run errands, and have quiet time while everyone else is at work! Plus it means I can go to awesome events like Giada De Laurentiis' book signing! (more on that in tomorrow's post!)

That's all for this week's list, tune in next Thursday for my Thankful Thursday post!

What are you thankful for this week? Would you be interested in doing a post like this as a link up? Leave a comment below!

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Sunday, November 3, 2013

The Sunday Currently, volume 5



Currently...

Reading...The Fault In Our Stars by John Green. Almost done and I highly recommend it, make sure to grab a box of tissues though, it's a tearjerker. 

Writing... notes for my meeting tomorrow. I hate leaving a meeting and thinking "oh darn how did I forget to bring that up/ask that question/get some clarification?!" hence the obsessive pre-meeting list/note making.

Listening... to the Patriots game...anyone else just not really feeling the Pats and football in general this year? #hockeyftw

Thinking... about tomorrow's meeting. Yuck.
 
Smelling... clean linen wallflower. Have I mentioned how much I love the Bath and Body Works Wallflowers? Loveeeee

Hoping... this week flies by! So many exciting and fun things planned for the long weekend. 


Wearing... Loft leggings and a cozy sweater, my ideal fall weekend ensemble


Loving... my new Warby Parker Sims glasses. They are perfect!
 

Wanting... to find the perfect cream colored cable knit sweater. If you've seen any or have suggestions please leave a comment below!


Needing... a good night's sleep. Looking forward to snuggling up under my covers tonight. 


Feeling... so grateful for Jay, this week I know I've been extra difficult and he is so wonderful, making me feel loved and understood even when I'm at my orneriest 


Clicking... on this Instagram account. How cute is Carly's new toy poodle?!


Hope you're all enjoying the last few hours of this Sunday!