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Current Favorite Lifestyle Books

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Over the years, I’ve really developed a love and appreciation for “lifestyle” books. Over the past few months, I’ve been buying and reaching more them. I use them for everything from quick and healthy recipes, beauty tips, and even inspiration (not plagiarism.) for blog posts.

They are great for quick reads and valuable tips that you can incorporate into your life, including fashion, beauty, and home, especially for us girls constantly on the go and appreciate perfectly packed and presented information with pretty covers.

Rather you have a love of lifestyle books/guides or have an appreciation for books full of tips, then you should keep reading to check out the list of lifestyle books that I’m currently enjoying and that you should own.

Mr.Kate-book

Mr. Kate, one of my favorite bloggers, recently released her first book A Hot Glue Gun Mess, which is packed with fun DIY projects and sprinkles of style and home inspirations that you can easily incorporate into your life. Such a fun book that I’ve recently enjoyed browsing while stuck in the house avoid the heat on the weekend.

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Modern lifestyle stylist and blogger behind Cupcakes and Cashmere, Emily Schuman, recently released her second book called Cupcakes and Cashmere at Home. However, I still fancy her first book Cupcakes and Cashmere: A Guide for Defining Your Style, Reinventing Your Space, and Entertaining with Ease. Filled with useful tips, inspirational ideas, and beautifully styled pictures, the first Cupcakes and Cashmere book is great reference book for the modern and millennial woman on the go.

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Louise Roe is a well-respected fashion journalist and TV host and her first book, Front Roe: How To Be A Leading Lady In Your Life, doesn’t just offer style advice, but offers encouragement on how to love your life, home, and personality.

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Supermodel Molly Sims has done some of the most iconic things in fashion, including being a Victoria’s Secret runway model and hosting MTV’s House of Style back in the day. However, her book The Everyday Supermodel is very down-to-earth, easy, and informative. It’s almost like reading notes and emails from your good girlfriend. She (and experts she interviewed) offers great everyday tips on beauty and fashion that are easy to fix into the everyday woman’s life. However, I really enjoy her health and fitness tips which includes workout tips and recipes.

I know I’m not the only one appreciates a good lifestyle book and guide. If you know of anymore that I might fancy, please share!

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My Summer 2015 Reading List

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I was mentioning about things from my childhood that I took for granted and didn’t care to do at the time. Well, you can add summer reading lists to that growing list.

At the end of the school year, some schools pass out a list of books that students are expected to read while on summer break to prepare them for the next grade and school year.

Don’t get it twisted, I loved to read and still do. However, as a child, reading books instead of playing outside and going swimming was a guise to ruin our “well-deserved” summer break.

Now, as an adult, I look forwarded to reading and have adopted to curate my own reading lists for the summer. If on vacation, staycation, or just a quiet weekend at home absorbing cooling A/C, I love reading a good book to relax.

Currently, I finishing the 48 Laws of Power (Awesome read, FYI) and have plenty more I want to read. So, here is a list of books l plan to read this summer. My list consists of everything from fun, casual reads to books to help flourish my creative ideas, and books about business to help me plant some creative ideas I’ve been contemplating. Stay tuned for that.

Anyway, here are few books for my summer 2015 reading list

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Zen and the Art of Making A Living: A Practical Guide to Creative Career Design – I’m brushing up creativity in order to live off it. So, this book is great for inspiration to providing a proven formula for bringing creativity, dignity, and meaning to every aspect of the work experience.

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Promote Yourself: The New Rules for Career Success – In today’s world of instant “expert” everything and everybody thanks to social media and other elements, you really have to learn to be able to promote yourself; no matter what you want to do with your life.

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Yes, Please – It’s Amy Poehler. Plus her last book was awesome!

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Crazy Rich Asians – You kind of have to read this book. I heard a nice and entertaining read. Perfect for vacation.

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Leave Your Mark: Land Your Dream Job. Kill It in Your Career. Rock Social Media – The promotion for this book was everything. Its by Aliza Licht, the brand and voice behind DKNY PR Girl.

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The Status of All Things – I’m a sucker for cute cover! However, the story behind the cover sounded interesting enough to grab my attention.

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Love and Miss Communiation – A cute story that tells what can blossom once you look up from your screen and into the world. So modern.

See anything you’ve read? Please tell me how did you like it below. No spoilers, though. Don’t be that person.

Also, I created a GoodReads account that shows all the books I’m interested in reading this year, which you can view the list in the sidebar. If you have GoodReads account, please share below so we can suggest some books I might like read.

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LINKAGE LOVE: June 2015

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Some of my favorite links from the past month. So, please enjoy this month’s edition of Linkage Love.

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Digital Declutter: What, Why, and When?

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How often do you do a digital declutter?

What is “digital decluttering” and how and why do you do it? Well, for lack of better words, it’s when you delete/purge unwanted and unused items from your digital life including your email account(s) and social media accounts to keep you digital life uncomplicated and streamlined.

When it comes to email, people tend to leave countless emails, opened and unopened, in their inboxes for unlimited amounts of time and then the emails sink lower and lower to the bottom of the pile where they are forgotten until you think to delete them or need more space, which is something I’ve been guilty of in the past. SMH.

When it comes to decluttering your social media accounts, that includes deleting old direct messages, even old posts (if you fancy) and unfollowing people you no longer wish to follow or people you notice no longer post as much or as frequent. Yes, it’s okay to unfollow people for their laziness or their uninterest in socializing online.

Now, the big questions: When and how often should you declutter your digital life? Good question!

In my opinion, it differs per person, lifestyle, and accounts. Here’s the breakdown of my digital declutter:

EMAIL:

  • Personal (Friends/Family/ etc): Since I don’t get that much email in this account, I only clean up this account every 1-2 months.
  • Business/Blog: I have a 3 emails I use for business and blog emails and they get filled up pretty frequent and quickly. So, I’m purging these accounts everyday to make room for more emails.
  • Work (9-5): Unfortunately, I have countless of opened emails in my work inbox, but scared to delete just in case I need it later. However, I do purge my deleted folder every week.

SOCIAL MEDIA:

  • Twitter: I tend to go through my list of people I follow once every 2 months and if the person hasn’t tweeted anything in a month, I unfollow.
  • Instagram: I recently did a HUGE purge of people I follow. It was more about streamline the things I see and people who influence me. In one day, I unfollowed over 400 accounts. However, I usually purge my Instagram following list once a month.
  • Facebook/Youtube: I’m rarely on Facebook, anymore. So, there hasn’t really been a need for me to unfriend anyone. I’m an avid and daily YouTube watcher who is subscribed to quite a few channels. However, I go tiresome of some and unfollow some every other month, if needed.

So, do you declutter your digital life? If so, how often? Let me know!

Stay Stylish!

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