Books on the Bookshelf

JUST ENJOYED …

Delivering Happiness” by Tony Hsieh

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Keep takeaways?

  • inspire and be inspired
  • make your work a happier place
  • share your happy stories with others
  • Focus on company culture as the #1 priority
  • Apply research from the science of happiness to running a business
  • Help employees grow-both personally and professionally
  • Seek to change the world

Recommend?

  • Yep! It’s an easy, fun and insightful read.

More Stuff?

 

CURRENTLY READING …

1.  “The Happiness Project” by Gretchen Rubin

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So far?

  • I’ve laughed out loud.
  • I’ve nodded in agreement.
  • Skimmed a few paragraphs.
  • Made some notes on things I know I can quickly apply.

Favorite quotes (thus far…):

  • “Do good, feel good.”
  • “You don’t have to be good at everything.”
  • “If you can’t find something, clean up.”
  • “All men seek happiness. This is without exception. Whatever different means they employ, they all tend to this end.”

Recommend?

  • It’s too soon to tell.

 

2.  “Our Virtual Shadow” by Damon Brown

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So far?

  • I’ve enjoyed this read.
  • Full of nuggets and insights about using social media tools while also teaching us how to stay present in our real lives.
  • Interesting considering most of us are a little obsessed with documenting our lives online. 

Favorite quotes?

  • “To my wife. I promise to be fully present with you every day.”
  • “Our tech dependency is actually changing how we remember.”
  • “It’s like the infamous 2012 iPhone 4S commercial in which actress Zooey Deschanel asks Siri if it’s raining – instead of lifting her head and seeing for herself that it’s storming right outside of her window.”

Recommend?

  • Duh, it’s a TED Books reco.

 

ABOUT TO FINISH UP…

Come Thirsty” by Max Lucado

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So far?

  • I’ve really enjoyed this read.
  • It’s an encouraging, uplifting yet direct read.
  • At times a little repetitive. But let’s be real, most of us need to hear things time and time again before we actually get it.

 

Favorite quotes?

  • “Do whatever you need to do. But just know this: God is on my side.”
  • “God hands a bucket of love to the Spirit and instructs, ‘Douse their hearts.'”
  • “Waiting doesn’t mean inactivity – rather inHIMactivity. Waiting means watching for him.”
  • “The spiritual person is Spirit dependent, Spirit directed, Spirit dominated.”
  • “You are his. Period.”

Recommend?

  • Definitely.
  • If you feel dry, edgy, ineffective … This is a great read to help refresh and redirect your heart and mind.
  • If you feel none of the above… It’s still a great read to help prepare you for the seasons of drought.

 

 

– C

Decorating with Black & White Photos

I’m still in apartment decorate mode. With that said, I just ordered prints (matte finish) of some of my favorite black and white photos.

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The goal is to create some fun on my walls in both my living room and bedroom. Similar to these….

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Will let you know how things turn out.

xx.

– C

27. & I’m Okay With It.

I turned 27 last weekend. & quite frankly, I’m okay with it. Life’s been good. I’m healthy, happy and beyond blessed. Here’s a little snapshot of my #birthdayweekend.

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breakfast of champs
surprise gift from Baby Levi
surprise gift from Baby Levi
SNAP! Warhol exhibit
SNAP! Warhol exhibit
photo booth 1
photo booth 1
photo booth 2
photo booth 2
photo booth 3
photo booth 3
photo booth 4
photo booth 4
photo booth 5
photo booth 5
Gervasi's Vineyard entrance
Gervasi’s Vineyard entrance
lunch at Gervasi's Vineyard
lunch at Gervasi’s Vineyard
lunch al·fres·co
lunch al·fres·co
the view
the view
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the view 2
the view 3
the view 3
raspberry cheesecake
raspberry cheesecake
happy birthday to us
happy birthday to us

#1000 Instagram post#1000 Instagram post

27 THINGS BEFORE I’M 28

  1. finish decorating my little apartment
  2. dabble in photoshop / illustrator
  3. read more books
  4. write a song
  5. peru. peru. peru. peru
  6. 4 paintings
  7. take a photo a day
  8. see more of ohio
  9. 4 major DIY projects
  10. cook a meal for friends
  11. make 4 handmade gifts
  12. save $
  13. memorize at least 12 Bible verses
  14. create a shutterfly photo book for every trip
  15. get a macbook air
  16. run a 5K
  17. run a half marathon
  18. take a road trip alone
  19. host a dinner party
  20. watch at least 4 old movies starring a hollywood icon
  21. get a fun haircut
  22. sing karaoke
  23. send flowers to someone for no reason
  24. go on a picnic
  25. reduce, reuse, recycle
  26. pay for a stranger’s dinner
  27. run in the rain

Hooded Parka? I think yes.

This little guy is coming home with me. (Hooray!)

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Hello, Weekend!

Happy weekend, friends!

Go out, have fun and enjoy life and the beauty around you.

Go out

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A few of my favorite things.

All things lovely.

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Words For The Week

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Delicious Finds

I enjoy a good, home cooked meal. Now… if only I could cook.  Blast.

Found some recipes I hope to one day try. Enjoy.

Salad of shaved fennel

Salad of Shaved Fennel, Oranges, and Candied Pecans

Sesame-Crusted Tofu with Lemongrass-Orange Reduction

Sesame-Crusted Tofu with Lemongrass-Orange Reduction

http://www.vegetariantimes.com/recipe/pumpkin-pear-bread/

Pumpkin-Pear Bread

vHemp Hummus Pita Pockets

Hemp Hummus Pita Pockets

Lusting Over…

… these bad boys.

Found here.

 

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Top-Notchy Blogs

Bumped into two fun visual journals. This month’s picks are A Note On Design and Kate the Great.

Enjoy.

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