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::Around the Web:: Summer 2017

I just wanted to drop in and talk about some of the awesome things I’m thinking and seeing and hearing about on the Web right now. Hope you enjoy this!

#Husband and I got to go to an escape room with another couple that we hadn’t seen in FOREVER (okay, maybe a year). It was so much fun!

I heard this song twice before I found out it was an Ed Sheeran song.

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Summer Reading (as an Adult) with Los Angeles Public Library

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Summer always meant one of the best parts of the year–Summer reading programs. While most of us have aged out of these programs (sadly), the Los Angeles County Public Library opened up a Summer reading program this month for adults!

I went to the library this month to collect my signup gift (a really awesome totebag) and then got to shop at the library store (which is way cool).

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Saving the World in an Hour: A Review of Room Escape (LIVE) LA

A short time ago, we were lucky enough to visit Escape Room (Live) Los Angeles with some friends. Forbes calls this the best escape room in LA. What is an escape room you may ask? It’s an interactive, group experience where you are put in a room for a finite amount of time and asked to solve clues to get you back out.

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AlwaysReiding_ValentinesdaylinkupValentine’s Day Recipe Roundup

Valentine’s Day has always been special in my family. Great Aunt Jan always made the day special for me, despite not getting a Valentine of my own until college. It usually meant a card, some candy or a special treat and usually a book I really REALLY wanted (or sometimes a movie). I enjoyed shopping for Valentine’s Day cards in school, and the class art project of making a valentine box and carefully adding a card for each person,

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Flirty Shortbread Cookies

Both my husband and I are gaming geeks. While he has his specific games, and I have my specific games, we mostly support each other’s gaming habits. And sometimes things from one or two games pull into our daily life–enter one that tends to pop up a little more than others–the Sims 4.The Sims 4_AlwaysReiding

Sometimes games have a way of moving into real life–especially with the cooking aspect of the Sims games.

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::Happy Mail:: Valentine’s Day Swap

My penpal group has some pretty awesome swaps now and again. Actually, I enjoy ALL of the swaps throughout the month that the League of Extraordinary Penpals (LEP) does. This month was no different. I got to send a package to Brandi, up north (still in California) and she sent me a bunch of goodies in reply.

The picture is above–some dove hearts (I love these,

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Wilawaloco – The Stickers You Need

I stumbled across some majestic Bob’s Burgers planner stickers recently, thanks to a penpal of all things! I was able to snap some up. I recommend Tina on a unicorn.

I will have to post pictures of how I am integrating them soon. If you want to pick some up, please check out their site!

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Spirited Away by Hayao Miyazaki (Vol 1)

Spirited Away volume 1, based on the movie by Hayao Miyazaki, tells the story of Chihiro. She’s being forced to move to a new home, a new school and is not taking it well. On the way to the new house, she and her parents stop alongside the road. Her parents stumble upon a few food booths and begin to eat,

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Wizarding World of Harry Potter A Matter of Time Box Review

As a fan of Harry Potter since I read the first three books as part of a college literature class, I’ve got expectations. I expect a lot from the items I get to celebrate my interest in Harry Potter to be of a higher quality and fit within specific guidelines that suit my interest. I got the opportunity to go to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter last summer and picked up a few things,

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