Jenn 💙@a_tad_bit_bookish

A tad bit bookish. A whole lot eccentric
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“I have no idea how not to think.” -Unknown
Hey y’all.
The last month or so has been crazy busy, which tends to up my anxiety level. All the activity makes it difficult for me to find the down time I need to ‘stay sane’. Over the years I’ve learned lots of ‘tricks’ to help me fight my war. And it is a war. Battles can be daily. It’s a fight with your mind and the chemical imbalance there. Medication is a huge help, but it doesn’t ‘fix it’.
One of my tricks is finding #beautyeverywhere It helps me focus my mind on something else. Something good. Something beautiful and simple. The colors of a rose. The play of light and shadow. Concentrating on these things let’s all the other mile a minute thoughts in my head slow down a bit. Give me a second to breathe.
I hate the stigma attached to mental illnesses. I hate that people are still afraid to talk about it. It’s real. It’s a disease. There is no set fix which works for everyone.
My wish today is just for people to #choosekindness
Take a break from beating up ourselves and others.
Know that I appreciate each and everyone of you 💕
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#mentalhealthawareness #anxiety #anxietywarrior #openbook #beautyinthelittlethings #roses #readingglasses #upclosephotography #instaphoto #instabook #bookcommunity #beautyintheeveryday #readersofig #nerdgirlstyle #nerdgirl #booklover #loverofbooks #flowerlovers #readmorebooks #stilllife #stilllifephotography #beautythroughthestruggle #justgottabeme #iamenough #booksandflowers #shadowplay #photooftheday


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‘I’m might have a slight sugar addiction.’ ~ me
Hey y’all.
Yup. I definitely have a sweet tooth. Cupcakes. Cookies. Lately I’ve been on a #macarons kick.
I’ve tried baking them. While they tasted good they weren’t even close to being this pretty. Guess I just need to keep practicing....not that my waist, hips or booty needs it 🤪
What food or dessert have you been into lately? And if anyone had tips on baking macaroons, please share.
Also, what’s the proper spelling? Macaron or Macaroon?!?! 🤷🏻‍♀️
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#pinkismysignaturecolor #macaroons #sugaraddict #teatuesday #teatime #cuppa #teaandbooks #shelfie #stilllifephotography #mystyle #mylifestyle #bookcommunity #unitedbookstagram #bookster #booknerd #nerdgirl #nerdlife #cookiesarelife #loverofbooks #loveroftea #beautyeverywhere #beautyintheeveryday #beautyinthelittlethings #teamug #readingglasses


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“Music is a language that doesn’t speak in particular words. It speaks in emotions, and if it’s in the bones, it’s in the bones.” ― Keith Richards
Hey y’all.
Happy #musicmonday
Thanks to @booksparks for this copy of #whenthebeatdrops I devoured this book. It’s fast paced, a gripping story line, and it’s ‘real’. Wonderfully flawed, relatable characters exploring family, sisterhood, friendship, pressure (from self and others) all occurring with the fabulously orchestrated backdrop off music. Highly recommended this read. 4 1/2 ⭐️ What’s your fav genre of music? I’m an eclectic listener. Pretty much all genres. I listen to fit my moods. I’ve been exploring a lot of bluegrass on Spotify lately. Reminds me of my grandpa. I’ve been missing him more then usual. *
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#booksynopsis
Seventeen-year-old Mira has always danced to her own beat. A music prodigy in a family of athletes, she'd rather play trumpet than play ball--and with her audition to a prestigious jazz conservatory just around the corner (and her two best friends at music camp without her), she plans to spend the summer focused on jazz and nothing else.
She only goes to the warehouse party in a last-ditch effort to bond with her older sister. Instead, she falls in love with dance music, DJing...and Derek, a gorgeous promoter who thinks he can make her a star. Suddenly trumpet practice and old friendships are taking a backseat to packed dance floors and sun-soaked music festivals, outsized personalities and endless beats.
But when a devastating tragedy plunges her golden summer into darkness, Mira discovers just how little she knows about her new boyfriend, her old friends, and even her own sister. The music brought them together. But will it also tear them apart? *
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#bookreview #book #books #booktography #bookflatlay #bookreviewer #amreading #readersofig #igreads #bookstagram #booknerd #bookreader #booksarelife #bookme #booksbooksandmorebooks #readingglasses #contemporaryfiction #fiction #annahecker


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‘Give a girl the right shoes and she can conquer the world.’ ~ Marilyn Monroe
Hey y’all.
Happy Friday!!! Woohoo. I’m in great mood today. It’s the weekend. The sun is shining. Ruby Dream (my ‘73 VW bug) is running again. Let the good time roll!
For today’s #fashionfriday another pair of #converse This time the clear los. Love these because I don’t do boring socks. I just can’t. Lol. So Marilyn, I’m conquering the world in my #tennies and tees. #justgottabeme
I thought my #librarycard socks appropriate because I’m a #librarynerd I’m absolutely loving the #inheritanceseries I plowed through book one and am well into book two.
What will you conquer the world...or just the day in? What’s your shoe of choice? Honestly, if I could go bare foot everywhere that’d be even better. 🤪. I’m such a hippie ✌🏻 *
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#funsocks #nerdgirlstyle #nerdgirl #nerdgirlfashion #book #books #bookstagram #shelfie #librarylove #booktography #mystyle #meandmybook #booksbooksbooks #christopherpaolini #fantasyreads #fantasygenre #readersofig #igreads


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🎶 singin’ in the rain ☔️ Hey y’all.
Happy Monday. It’s been a rainy weekend and is continuing through the week. My yard and garden need it.
#mugshotmonday Anyone else love you paint pottery places to make mugs? I painted this one several years ago. I think it’s time for another creative trip but hubby says I have enough mugs. Is that even possible?!?! I need choices for my #cuppatea
What I really need is a camp style mug. I don’t have one and I really want one.
Drop some positive vibes below to get the week started right.
Don’t let anyone dull your sparkle ✨ *
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#thethreebibliophiles most reliable...books and tea
#lillyricalmashup fav romance Midnight Bayou
#mondayvibes #mywindow #teamoment #booksandtea #booksandflowers #openbook #readersofig #readersofinstagram #amreading #book #bookstagram #bookcommunity #booksbooksbooks #readit #mystyle #stilllifephotography #booktography #lifeisgood #mymood #myview #ilovebooks


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‘Age is just a number. Style is personal. Just make it your own.’ ~ me
Hey y’all.
Happy #fashionfriday It’s almost the weekend. I’m showing my #ravenclawpride and channeling my inner #lunalovegood today. She is my book BFF after all 😉
The #jeansjacket has been a staple in my wardrobe for decades. I don’t give a flying fig how many fashion/style article, magazines, bloggers say I’m too old for it or my #converses They can suck it!!!! Style should be what makes you feel happy, confident and comfortable. Forget rules. Forget conformity. Do you and do it to the best of your ability. Let your light shine! 😁
Happy weekend.
What’s a staple in your wardrobe?
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#hogwartshouse #fandom #potterhead #mystyle #justbeyou #ravenclaw #book #books #lifestyle #bookcommunity #bookfashion #nerdgirlstyle #nerdgirl #justgottabeme #thebookisalwaysbetter #tshirt #igreads #reader #readersofig #goodreads #harrypotter #jkrowling #harrypotterandthephilosophersstone #anniversaryedition


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‘We don’t need no friggin’ man to be our hero.’ ~ my pops
Hey y’all.
The girls are getting sassy. We’ve been reading #broodingyahero and laughing hysterically. Seriously y’all, if you are a #yafan this book will tickle your funny bone. You’ll recognize some of your fav #yalit leading men, even though they aren’t specifically named. Poor Edward gets hit hard 😂
Are you selective on what #funkopop you buy or do you want them all? I’m selective. I’m excited for the princess bride ones. Who will be your next acquisition or who is your fav #funkos *
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#rainbowpoplibrary 👑
#belle #repunzel #cinderella #disneyprincess #ireadya #funkolove #tfp_hearmeandrejoice meandrejoice #book #books #becomingamaincharacter #instabook #instaphoto #booktography #funkotoys #funkotography #topfunkophotos #nerdgirl #fandom #carriedirisio


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‘Where you tend a rose my lad, a thistle cannot grow.’ ~ Frances Hodgson Burnett
Hey y’all.
I have gardens on the brain. I’m growing my first veggie garden. It’s doing well. Yeah!!
I’m also working on my enchanted happy fairy woodland forest. This evil thorny viney crap tries to take over and choke everything to death. We did battle this weekend. It won. I ITCH! It gave me the stupid rash....again. Steroid shots and pills. Yuck. But I win the war every year so HA!
My forest needs a fairy door 🧚🏼‍♀️ 🚪
Any of you have one? Where did you get it? I love to support small artisan businesses.
Anyone else growing a garden? What’s in it?
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#wickwednesday I’m in love with Chelsea’s glitter candles from @geekygirlscents *
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#lillyricalmashup #thesecretgarden #franceshodgsonburnett #classics #classicliterature #childrensclassics #coverlove #prettybooks #booksandcandles #candles #bookishmerch #bookish #instabook #booktography #booksandflowers #booklover #loverofbooks #loverofreading #readersofig #igreads #bookdragon #booksbooksbooks


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‘All the world's a stage and most of us are desperately unrehearsed.’ ~ Seán O'Casey
Hey y’all.
Oh how I relate to this quote. I’m so unrehearsed. Lol. I’m just winging it. Motherhood. Wifey. Daughter. Sister. Friend. I just do the best I can with what I got.
For me, staying ‘sane’ is in the little moments. A beautiful little #readingnook just for me. #macarons with my #tea....which I totally earned. I got contact dermatitis doing yard work this week. I itch!!!! Finding beauty in the everyday.
I’m soooooo thankful to Maureen at @finepreserversbooks for sending me this gorgeous #penguinplay it’s so pretty, plus play! Theatre! Happy me.
What do you do to stay sane in the chaos of life? Do you take time for some #selfcare ?
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#teatuesday #cuppa #teatime #adagioteas #penguinbooks #shelfie #mylifestyle #takeamoment #teamoment #stilllifephotography #stilllife #instabook #instaphoto #instabeauty #beautyeverywhere #book #books #bookshelf #myadagio #herbaltea #booksandtea


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‘My idea of a late night is when I read until after midnight .’ ~ anonymous
Hey y’all.
Happy Sunday. I’m worn out for graduation parties and I still have one more to go. Then I’m collapsing in my bed, hiding from people and snuggling with a #romancenovel *
Sin (The Sin Duet #1) by M. Malone & Nana Malone is a sexy M/F standalone featuring a nerdy virgin bodyguard and his second chance at love with the woman he’ll never forget!
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I’m so excited to be on the tour for the Sin release and sharing the info along side fellow #booksgrammer @lovinghotbooks1 And..even better news....GIVEAWAY. You can win a signed set of the shameless series. Just comment on this post and include the hashtag #sinrelease You may also comment on all the other tour hostesses posts. *
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Okay. Time to go people again. What have you been up to this weekend?
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#romancebooks #bookflatlay #readersofig #igreads #goodreads #book #books #kindle #book #books #bibliophile #blackandred #bookme #bookish #nanamalone #anoveltakepr


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Happiness is......
Hey y’all.
Perfect morning. Breezy, beautiful weather. Bird song. Tea. Granola and berries. Poetry. #happyplace 💕
I needed a little peaceful me time this morning.
What’s happiness to you?
Have a fabulous day my friends.
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#saturdaymorningbreakfast #saturdayvibes #beautyeverywhere #mybliss #happinessis #poetry #penguinbooks #teatime #cuppa #tealover #poetrylover #peacefulmoments #booklover #perfectlyimperfect #mylifestyle #lifeisgood


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‘I just need green. I need to wake up and see grass and squirrels. I don't want to see skyscrapers.’ ~ Andre Leon Talley
Hey y’all.
Happy Friday. Woohoo!!! Of course my weekends may be busier then my week 😂
This #fandomfriday I had to show off my love for #louisamayalcott This is my gorgeous vintage set I found at a huge warehouse sale put on by #halfpricebooks I keep waiting for another one. It was a fabulous day for me. Hours of book shopping and I found some sweet deals. Bliss!
What are you up to this weekend? I have my niece’s HS graduation and party. Another party Sunday evening, plus running my kiddos around for their activities. Whew! Busy busy busy. Have a great day y’all 😀
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#rainbowpoplibrary 📚
#vintagebooks #classicbooks #classicliterature #childrensclassics #shelfie #greenbooks #littlewomen #booknerd #loverofbooks #booksandflowers #book #books #bookdragon #instabook #stilllifephotography #coverlove #prettycover #vintagevibes #readingglasses #bookvibes #ofhappymonths


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