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{First signs of florals near my home}

It’s so nice that it’s finally Friday. This week felt as if it has dragged on and on for a lot more than just 5¬† days. In just a few hours I’ll be at home, my feet on the table, playing Mass Effect 3 and not a care in the world. Hopefully the week I have off feels just as long as this one has. I’ve got plans for a few lunches and brunches here and there, a bit of shopping on Michigan Ave, a stroll on the beach, and a few concerts to attend. This holiday is just what I need to prepare for the stress of April-May. I thought I’ve captured a few things that bring me joy and share them with you. Happy weekend!

—joy

{Enjoying one of my favorite books, hot coco, and music at Panera}

{A pair of leather gloves I’m rather fond of: Ralph Lauren}

{Homemade, bite-sized fruit tarts}

{Current etude in progress: Anderson Op15 #3}

{One of the most incredible, thoughtful Christmas presents I’ve ever received}

{Dog and his long hours of bird watching}

{An adorable tea set}

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I thought I’d spend a few minutes before heading to the library to express my deepest love for the Harry Potter series. I’m the kind of Potterhead who has at least 3 copies of each book, has read and listened to them countless of times, cried at all the midnight book and movie premiers, celebrates Harry’s birthday each year, is convinced my letter to Hogwarts will one day come, and will collect any Harry Potter good I set eyes on. I’m more than psyched for the next Harry Potter good I can feast on, Pottermore (opening for everyone early this April) and the Harry Potter Encyclopedia. Sigh… just thinking of it makes me swoon. Well, now I must be off to work on a few assignments before the much anticipated spring holiday. I’ll definately be listening to Jim Dale read the beauty of JK Rowling’s works the entire time.

—joy

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I’ve grown pretty fond of staring down fashion editorials after I finish exams. Its a great way to kill time before the next class and at the same time provide a lot of fashion inspiration. Here are a few spring favorites I thought I’d share.
—joy

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It’s amazing how much everyone’s attitude changes with the warming weather. It seems that every day, as the temperature continues to increase positively, so does everyone’s mood. It’s nice to see people who are usually cold as the winter wind brighten up with a bit of spring sun.

This past week has been cheery for me as well. With the help of floral dresses, ice cold lemonade, sweet nutella cake mugs, and peanut butter banana chocolate chip muffins, it’s hard to let even the overload of homework before the spring holiday bring me down.

—joy

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{A rather bright colored trench perfect for spring}

Usually my Sundays revolve around brunch, school work, and (if I’m lucky) a movie, but this Sunday I decided to change it up a bit. I ditched morning brunch to catch a few extra hours of z’s and go for a run, went out for green tea, and spent a bit of the evening at Tommy’s. Nothing like a bit of good old bonding with a rather fashionable man before tackling on the busy week.

—joy

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Most of my weekend  evenings are spent relaxing (either alone or with friends) and baking up something delicious. Since my week was rushed, exhausting, and busy, I took advantage of this Saturday by making one of my favorite treats of all time. These muffins are extremely moist, full of flavor, and the chocolate chips give the perfect amount of sweet.

—joy

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Though a lot of my mornings are extremely rushed and dreary (thank you daylight savings) I found a few extra minutes this am to whip up something a bit tastier than a granola bar. I’m a huge fan of hearty breakfasts (though I rarely have the time) so it’s no surprise I chose a scramble. With just a few leaves of spinach, a bit of tomato, a mushroom, flavorful feta, and (of course) fresh eggs, your morning can be a rich treat. Happy Friday!

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