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Happy {Halloween/Go Ducks} Weekend!

The weekend is finally here and I’m leaving work early today! I’ll be getting in a car with my fiancé and driving up to Eugene for the University of Oregon vs. USC football game. It’s going to be a big family affair with his brother, aunts, uncles, cousins and grandparents. I’ve got my rain gear ready (crossing my fingers it doesn’t rain) and of course my green and yellow! 

Have a wonderful Halloween everyone.

xo, C

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A Pop of Color: Teal

Here in the San Francisco the weather is crisp and the sky is bright blue. This is my favorite type of weather. You can wear chunky knits and knee-high boots but you’re not wet, like I would be if I still lived in the Pacific Northwest. With the sky shining bright I couldn’t resist posting a picture of this room. The teal wall makes all of the furniture in the room pop. I’m a huge fan of dark teal with neutrals and brown. The white cube in the foreground with the lamp is a great idea. I need to remember that the next time I’m redecorating my living room, but I think the brown and ivory ikat pillow on the couch should really be in my apartment. If only it could be…

With chunky sweaters on the brain, I couldn’t resist posting this photo by Irene Penny, especially with the water and blue sky behind the model. 

{photo’s courtesy of flickr and Irene Penny}

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Wednesday Wedding Update: Shoes

Finding wedding shoes was a bit of challenge for me as there were three important factors I had to think consider; comfort, a low heel and of course I wanted them to be cute.

The search was on and I knew finding comfort would be easy, but finding non-sky high heels was a different challenge. I needed low heels not only to stand up straight (I’m 5’10) but also because my fiancé is a tad shorter than me. After searching the internet I finally found the perfect pair last June, but about a week after placing the order I got a sad email…the shoes were back ordered! The email said they expected the shoes to be available in November. Well ladies and gents, last week I received my Kate Spade wedding shoes and I couldn’t be happier! They’re comfy and chic. Good thing they came before my dress fitting in December!

{photo from Kate Spade}
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Must Read: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

It’s been a long time since I’ve read such a wonderful book! Having just finished The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, I’m still smiling and thinking about all of the characters. If I had the time and of course the money, I’d be booking a trip for Guernsey right this very minute.

Set in London and the island of Guernsey, this novel follows Juliet as she becomes friends with the inhabitants (who created the Literary Society) of the island shortly after the end of World War II. The novel is told in epistolary style. Juliet learns of the German occupied island and its deprivations, as well as the resounding spirit of the people who live there. As she writes, she becomes more and more intrigued with the stories of the people who survived the hard times, and she decides to create a book based on their experiences. In order to gather more information, Juliet moves temporarily to Guernsey so she thinks.

This is absolutely one of the greatest books I’ve read all year. Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows created wonderful characters and also relationships that are unique. I love Juliet’s humor along with her genuine and heart-warming personality. Be sure to pay attention to the characters because it can get a tad confusing but once it all clicks you wont be able to put this book down. The pages will start flying by, especially when you start Part II.

As Elizabeth Gilbert quotes on the cover of this book, “Treat yourself to this book, please —I can’t recommend it highly enough.” It’s true and I wouldn’t have quoted her if I didn’t mean it.

{photo courtesy of Amazon}

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10 Things That Make Me Happy: Plush Palate

10 Things that Make Me Happy was the first thing I turned to when I got Domino in the mail, so I figured; why not bring it back here? When I first started thinking about what type of guest post I’d want to feature on Sacramento Street, I tried to imagine who I’d want to have as my very first guest and who better than Crystal, author of Plush Palate. I’m truly honored to have her on my blog today. Her stylish and sophisticated blog is my first stop during my morning reading routine.

I couldn’t be happier to have one of my first friends in the blogosphere guest post for me today. We found out early on that we had a lot in common. Crystal not only manages her inspirational blog, but also works in the publishing world, does freelance writing and is working on a top-secret business plan, which is very exciting! Wouldn’t we all like to know more? She promises we’ll all find out soon.

When I got Crystal’s 10 Things that Make Me Happy list I fell in love with everything and I think you will too. 

Thanks again Crystal for guest posting today!
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