Friday Favorites: Bachelorette + Books, Oh My!

 

Happy Friday friends! I’m linking up with the ladies at A Little Bit of Everything BlogGrace and Love Blog, and Momfessionals as usual! 🙂 Head on over to all their sites if you wanna join in the link ups!

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I’m also linking up with other blogging women at A.Liz AdventuresCarolina CharmHello! Happiness, and The Good Life Blog.p-txt

 And last but not least The Farmer’s Wife and September Farm.

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My good friend Kathleen and her boyfriend Greg who are living tiny, who were my first interview in my series, wrote a beautiful piece yesterday that I had to share. It was really well written, and it inspired me. I’m so proud of them and their living tiny journey.

I’ll give you a quick excerpt but I highly recommend you go to her website and read it in full.

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“We walk through life following what others do or say because we’re afraid to take the lead. We assume others have it all figured out. The truth is, none of us do. But there are things we can do to make ourselves stand out and not get lost in the chaos.

Don’t forget to tell yourself that, ‘You are good enough!’

Just because you might be doing something that other people have done before, doesn’t mean it’s not unique. You are doing it in your own way. It’s your style, your interpretation.

The things you do are yours and yours alone, so own it!”

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“I know a lot of people my age are always asking, ‘Am I in the right job? Am I making enough money? Is this what I should be doing with my life?’

These are the questions we should always be asking. Challenge yourself to find a career that matches what you enjoy doing. As an added bonus, make it something that inspires or educates others in a positive way.

If you can’t find the passion in your job, try finding that passion on your own time.

We can’t all have that perfect 9-5. Don’t exhaust yourself searching for it. Spend time in your personal life fulfilling your talents and exploring your interests.

The more you practice your passions (whether at work or outside of work), the more people will notice. For example, if you enjoy doing yoga, you might look into being a yoga teacher. If you are artistic, you might explore starting up an Etsy shop to make a little extra cash. And if you decide these are the things you should be doing instead of the 9-5, pack up your office and find a way to make these things your daily grind.”

 

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In case you missed my book review of Cheryl Strayed’s Wild be sure to check it out here. I absolutely loved this book! It was so, so good. I loved reading about her incredible 1,100 mile hike through the Pacific Crest Trail. She shared so much of her life and thoughts throughout the book. What an amazing and inspirational story. Definitely read it if you haven’t already!

And I posted about my book review on Twitter and tagged Cheryl and she liked it! I had a total fan girl moment 🙂 unnamed

THE NEW YOU(2)I’m so glad the Bachelorette is back on. It’s been a guilty pleasure of mine for years and I still enjoy it. I really like Kaitlynn, she’s honest, funny, and gorgeous. So excited to see who she ends up with.

kaitlyn-bristowe-01-435I know it’s still so early on but I already have a favorite for her: Shawn B. He got the first impression rose. She said he gave her the feelings she was looking for, they kissed the first night, he’s a personal trainer, and likes kids. They’re super cute together. I’d definitely keep my eye out for these two. (No I haven’t read any spoilers and please don’t spoil it for me!)  bachelorette-01-800And the internet is saying he looks like a mix between Ryan Gosling and Calvin Harris.

THE BACHELORETTE - ABC's hit romantic reality series, "The Bachelorette," kicks off its 11th season continuing the surprises of this season's "Bachelor" with the biggest one of all: there will be two Bachelorettes. “The Bachelorette” returns to ABC, premiering MONDAY, MAY 18 (9:00-11:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network. (ABC/Craig Sjodin) SHAWN B.

Calvin Harris meet your doppelganger. 473825850

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Through the linkups last week I found a blogger (can’t remember who though, sorry!) who talked about spring dresses for cheap. She introduced me to a website called SheInside. They have super cute dresses and they aren’t expensive. They are having a big sale right now. I bought 3 dresses already. 🙂 I’m eagerly awaiting them in the mail.

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This adorable white dress is only $15!

15This pink flare dress is $20.33!

20And I took a fashion risk buying this dress, but I’ll try it on and see if I like it. It’s really pretty. I love the flowy-ness of the dress. This one is $33.19.

33See what I mean with the super cute, and affordable dresses?!

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I love red carpet events when stars bring their A game. It’s fun to see them all dressed up. Here are a few of my favorite looks from the Cannes Film Festival this year.

I’m obsessed with Nikki Reed’s dress. She looks stunning! And what a gorgeous couple they  make.

68th Annual Cannes Film Festival - 'Youth' - Premiere Featuring: Nikki Reed, Ian Somerhalder Where: Cannes, Alpes-Maritimes, France When: 20 May 2015 Credit: Dave Bedrosian/Future Image/WENN.com **Not available for publication in Germany, Poland, Russia, Hungary, Slovenia, Czech Republic, Serbia, Croatia, Slovakia**

CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 20:  Nikki Reed attends the Premiere of "Youth" during the 68th annual Cannes Film Festival on May 20, 2015 in Cannes, France.  (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

68th Annual Cannes Film Festival - 'Youth' - Premiere Featuring: Nikki Reed, Ian Somerhalder Where: Cannes, Alpes-Maritimes, France When: 20 May 2015 Credit: Dave Bedrosian/Future Image/WENN.com **Not available for publication in Germany, Poland, Russia, Hungary, Slovenia, Czech Republic, Serbia, Croatia, Slovakia**

I love Mindy Kaling, her show and her book. Can’t wait for her next one to come out in September! I also love her color blocking dress.

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Amy Poehler looks simple and elegant. mindy-kaling-amy-poehler-cried-making-inside-out-22

I love purple and Salma Hayek looks great!

CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 17:  Actress Salma Hayek attends the Premiere of "Rocco And His Brothers" during the 68th annual Cannes Film Festival on May 17, 2015 in Cannes, France.  (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

 

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Last weekend I saw Pitch Perfect 2 and it was funny, sweet and touching. I found myself tearing up at the end of the movie. It has it all. If you liked the first one, you’ll definitely like the second one.
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 Have a great weekend everyone! Excited to read all your link ups.
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