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07 August 2016

You thought you got away with a quick takeless Friday, didn't you? Well, you did but I'm making up for it with a late Sunday linkup -- real quick like.

1. Before I forget -- I'm having a little closet sale over here. Fun fun fun.

2. I WAS going to type that I was enjoying some peace and quiet thanks to napping children but Bosco woke up, cackled, cried, and said, "nope" ...


... it's okay. I guess.

3. It's been over a year since I ordered my first pair of leggings from here and I'm still a huge fan -- 52ish washes later. They've held their shape, haven't pilled, and are a nice rise that doesn't fall down but isn't all up in your rib cage grill - you know? I know you do. If you use my affiliate link you'll get half off your first outfit and help feed my legging addiction .. win/win.

4. The majority (I'm sure I'm missing a few!) of blogs I read are over on my sidebar but I'm always in the market to add more to my feed if you have any favorites/suggestions. Or maybe you blog? I'd love to take a gander if you leave the address in the comments!

5. Did you watch Bachelor in Paradise? I wish they'd just let the Chadsanity go. I'm so glad Sharleen is recapping the crazy and I kind of love that she's buds with Nick because I know he was always the villain but (don't hate me) -- I don't hate him.

6. The friend I pester the most for book recommendations (because she has the best taste!) sent me The Night Circus and I'm so excited. I'll keep you posted but I'm guessing it'll get five fat stars.

7. Okay well Simon and the kids just came rolling in with their school supplies loot so it's time to put everything up, away, and under lock and key before Phoebe wakes up and takes advantage of the millions of new crayons situation.

Happy (rest of your) Sunday!

50 comments:

  1. Love your blog links, I've found new favorites over there!

    I blog although not as much of late because we moved 2 weeks ago. :/ www.carriedawaydetroit.com

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  2. I'd love to connect about your blog list!! I blog at www.TheSaltWaterWife.com - love reading yours!!

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  3. I LOVED the Night Circus! So lovely and dreamy (in a good way). If you enjoy that, you might also enjoy Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke, which revolves around 19th century (fictional!) rival magicians in London.

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  4. My blog!
    Two kids, we travel the us as "carnies" but have all our teeth, nursing student, hmmm what else?? I love my mini van, rap music, and of course vino.
    www.shhmommysdrinking.com

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  5. The Night Circus is worth alllll of the hype. A little strange, but supremely fantastic.

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  6. The Night Circus is SO good. I thought about it for weeks afterward! Hope you really enjoy it.

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  7. Night Circus....super good!

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  8. My tot has tried to crack into the oldest's backpack for the crayons. So. Many. Times. I need a padlock.

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  9. The Night Circus is SO GOOD. Loved it!

    I blog a bit over at http://www.alifeinparentheses.com/?m=1 when my children sleep and the house is finally quiet enough to think straight. Which is to say, almost never. So...

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  10. Keep those book recommendations coming. I have yet to be disappointed Miss Grace. Thanks for sharing.

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  11. I blog at www.theotherjuliette.blogspot.com. I started in early 2013 and have been reading yours almost that whole time!

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  12. I have a blog- it's calmlybykimmie.blogspot.com. I write a lot about how books affect my life (and a bit about being a mom too). I would love if you would check it out!

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  13. I've been blogging for almost 12 years but I only recently started daily blogging again. Life is interesting as we are in a custody battle for my little granddaughter... and I'm learning to adapt to decreasing mobility because of advanced arthritis in my spine. I blog at tighteningthecorsetagain.blogspot.com

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  14. I blog :) tristanandkristin.blogspot.com
    Also, I'd love to get some book recommendations from you! I just finished Me Before You (I know, I'm so late to the game...) and really want to start a new one. I'll have to check out the night circus!

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  15. Lovetaza.com beautiful blog!!
    Also I love you haircut and would love more details?! Is it angled or a blunt cut??

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  16. hey! i love my blog :) --> www.thekriegers.org

    i also love your blog -- i'm a late arriver but a huge fan.

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  17. Love your blog! Mine is lifewithlucybelle.blogspot.com. I saw in a previous post that you were getting ready to read Liane Moriarty's new book. I just finished it. Can't wait to hear what you think.

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  18. Night circus..yes! I read it a few years ago and still think about it. I keep waiting for them to make the movie.

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  19. I love BIP...so much more than Bachelor/ette now. I think I could say I only watch the regular seasons so I can keep up with the train wreck that is BIP and of course Sharleen's blog. :)

    I blog about our family, life and loss, and all that's mixed in between...

    ladysoper.blogspot.com

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  20. Love your blog! I blog about life and our travelers in Europe. http://2ofakindworkingonafullhouse.blogspot.de/?m=1

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  21. If you've still got time after all the blogs above, mine is at apieceofthecontinent.blogspot.co.uk 😄

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  22. I'm not a Nick-hater either! :)

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  23. Enjoyed The Night Circus! We read it for book club 2 years ago and everyone rated it highly which is pretty unusual and we had a great discussion - enjoy!

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  24. I love hearing what you are reading because it's often something I've read, am reading, or have on my list! But not this one...I should probably check it out.
    I blog about home, simplifying, parenting, reading, recipes, I should probably have a shorter/easy description... www.happinessinthecrapiness.blogspot.com

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  25. I know you didn't ask for book recommendations but just read the Sleepwalkers Guide to Dancing--and loved it for many reasons including the ABQ setting.

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  26. I blog about life with my twin girls, recipes, and DIY projects when I can 😊 www.thatsweetjoneslife.wordpress.com

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  27. Okay I think we just became best friends because I kind of definitely love Nick. I want him and Amanda to get married and if their beach wedding is not televised by Chris Harrison I will burn ABC to the ground. Okay that's all.

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  28. About to have baby #1 over here and have a feeling I'll be living in leggings.. thank you for the link to those bad boys and the glowing rec. Postpartum Kelsey thanks you (dancing lady emoji).

    Also, it looks like you've got plenty o' suggestions for blogs but if you'd like to read mine, feel free to check it out at thekerstingorder.wordpress.com. OR one of my favorite bloggity bloggers Hannah, at theartinlife.wordpress.com. I honestly don't remember when I first found her, it might've been from you! Lol. Happy Monday, Grace!

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  29. I blog! I write the allergy friendly, kid tested, vegan recipe blog Fried Dandelions! I'd love for you to come check it out! Frieddandelions.com

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  30. Just started up my blog at https://littlelynettka.wordpress.com/. Feel free to check it out!

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  31. I'm working on resuming my blog so it's sparse but coming along! I'd love for you to check it out. http://thedomesticengineersblog.blogspot.com/

    I always enjoy your posts. Thanks for all the fun mom/kid insights. It's always nice to feel like I'm not alone in the crazy kid years.

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  32. I always enjoy reading your blog! :)

    I mommy-blog at alleluiaisoursong.com if you ever want to stop by! :)

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  33. I always love seeing I have a new CP post to read!

    I blog at www.ourabclife.com

    Also, I finished up Why Can't We Just Play - and it was a fast, funny read.

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  34. Ok, The Night Circus. It starts off SO strong..like I was wondering why it wasn't a movie yet because of the potential for amazing visuals. It's enchanting. But then it kind of...peters out. At the end I was just like, "...huh. That's how they wrapped it up?" The idea was strong! I just felt like the story could have gone better.

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  35. I love BIP more than I love The Bachelore(tte). I mean, it's just so dramatic and so good. And I'm glad Carly is back because she cracks me up. I hope Chad is just playing a character because if he's actually really like he's portrayed... shudder.

    I can't wait to see what happens!

    -- Lisa | Naptime Chai

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  36. My family and I are traveling to as many national and state parks as we can this year. 33 so far! We blog every week day about what we see and the joys of living in less than 200 sq/ft as a family of 4. Www.adventurepossible.com

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  37. freaking LOVED the night circus. just read "the language of flowers" and i'll go ahead and give that 5 stars as well sooooo make that #2 on your list!

    blogging at www.drinktheday.com :)

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  38. The Night Circus is definitely a good one! It's been a while since I read it, but I remember enjoying it.
    www.dinosandbunnies.com

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  39. You've actually sent me to a few blogs (The Fike Life, Aspiring Kennedy) so muchas gracias senorita. Another one of my favorites is Hungry Runner Girl + Love Taza, both lovely in their own way. My corner of the interwebs is: http://yeartwenty-nine.blogspot.com -- a riveting collection of baby photos #firsttimeparent, travel, books, food. You know, the importants :)

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  40. I always think I’ve read The Night Circus but I’m actually thinking of Water for Elephants. Did you read that one? I can’t remember if I liked it. I remember taking my husband’s grandma (who had also read it) to the movie and her saying “Well I thought that was A LOT better than the book!” but I don’t remember if I fervently agreed or disagreed. Not helpful, sorry.
    Well, I’d love for you to check out my blog! I’ll be contacting you about advertising for a birth story project soon so you may as well go check it out now ;] www.skbellblog.blogspot.com

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  41. My heart breaks a little bit when I hear a baby cry before I'm expecting them to wake up from naps. I love reading Garvin & Co., Carolina Charm, Peanut Butter Fingers, and yours, of course! I recently started a blog mostly for friends and family to keep up with my kids, one of who happens to be named Grace! I swear I'm not a stalker though, just a coincidence :) I'm hoping to eventually add in other content, when I get brave enough.

    http:/thetollandhome.wordpress.com

    (I cannot get the blog to link up through my name when I comment, if anyone has any advice to fix it, I would appreciate it!)

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  42. I blog, sometimes... at www.sistersara.wordpress.com - it's mainly done for my memory sake and for my aunts and uncles, but on occasion my kids do some funny stuff, that may or may not be funny to strangers too !!! :) - oh and all 4 birth stories are out there too! ;)

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  43. You're going to looooove The Night Circus!!

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  44. http://preciselythat.com/ (mine)
    https://theartinlife.wordpress.com/ (Hannah's, which maybe you already read?)
    http://www.coffeeandcrumbs.net/ (parenting stories)
    http://hotholyhumorous.com/ (Christian sex blog *gasp*)

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  45. Your blog is my favorite! My blog is my mom's favorite:). My kids are Max and Kira so I came up with a real creative name: www.maxandkira.com

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  46. The Night Circus was good! Solid 4 stars. The story was kinda strange to follow, but I loved the atmosphere and descriptions.

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  47. A recent favorite:

    http://themotheryears.com/blog/

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  48. Loved Night Circus!

    I blog over at www.adventurebytesblog.com - we are living in Spain and traveling with a toddler!

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