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Hello lovelies!! How was everyone's weekend? This weekend we spent some time with friends, exploring the city and catching up on new + old movies! 
Gary and I finally watched the Imitation Game on Friday night and it was really good!! Benedict Cumberbatch did such an excellent job playing the part and I have to say there was a lot more humor than either one of us was anticipating!  
//I finally tried the side braid that I mentioned a few weeks back courtesy of Lauren Conrad
//We live in a city full of museums and took in the sights of the Mapparium. It's a three story stained-glass globe that gives you a 3D view of the world in 1935, when it was originally built! Such a cool experience and worth it if you ever come visit! It's also the only one of it's kind in the world! 
//It finally started to look like spring and while these may not compare to the cherry blossoms in D.C. it certainly gives me hope that warm weather is coming! 
//I convinced Gary to see the Age of Adelaine and it was amazing! I seriously didn't think I could like Blake Lively more, but she was so wonderful in the movie and makes me wish I had her wardrobe...and hair! 
//Not pictured is the bingeathon we had watching Married At First Sight - thanks for getting me hooked Jen
//We had a lazy morning on Sunday at Tatte Bakery enjoying their pastries and the best latte's in Boston. Yes - that good! 
//Took the long way home and stumbled upon some gorgeous houses...has anyone else ever wanted a regal front door?!
// Ended the night with the fantastic dinner that Paige shared last week that I knew I'd make on Sunday and it didn't disappoint!! If you want a light and easy meal definitely try it! 
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And to get this week started on a great note - a giveaway!! Up for grabs is a $150 Nordstrom gift card, a Harrods tote bag from Marie's recent travels abroad and a Lilly Pulitzer Pink beach towel from the LillyforTarget craze! I'm so excited to be part of this giveaway with the lovely bloggers below! Nordstrom Giftcard Jill from Capri+Co || Amanda from Meet @ the Barre || Helene from heleneinbetween || Biana from Blovedboston || Pamela from Sequins & Sea Breezes || Rachel from Small Town & City Lights || Kate from Life as Kate || Kristen from See You In a Porridge || Kay from The Kay Times|| Marie from Twin Living Blog

Good luck everyone and hope you have a great start to your week!! 

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102 comments

  1. After seeing that bakery, I'm hungry for breakfast and coffee now!!! Nice giveaway sweetheart!! So glad you had a lovely weekend!!! Looking gorgeous round your parts. :-) Here's to a fabulous week!!! xo

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  2. Wow that stained glass museum looks so cool!!
    I thought the imitation game was good and super funny too. I totally got Sheldon Cooper vibes from Benedict Cumberbatchs character.
    Glad you had such a great weekend!!

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  3. So glad that the weather is starting to cooperate more up there--I've been loving seeing the cherry trees blooming too. It just makes everything look happier and brighter. I felt the same way about The Theory of Everything--wasn't expecting the funny parts either. Glad to hear that Age of Adeline is good--it looked like one that could either be amazing or really cheesy (I'm glad it wasn't the latter). And I'm the most excited that you are now on the Married at First Sight train! Can't wait to discuss!!!!
    Happy Monday!!

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  4. It sounds like you had such a great weekend! I really want to see Age of Adeline, and I am glad you gave it a thumbs up. Have a great week!
    xo, Whitney and Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

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  5. Boston is seriously the most beautiful city especially when it's warm and not covered in snow hiding it! Aren't those side braids so fun?!?!? They are the best in the Summer when you just want everything off your face. Yes to regal doors! I really want to watch Married at First Sight! I need to convince a certain someone about it ;-) Looks like another great weekend! xoxo

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  6. I loved the Imitation Game, it was so good! And now I really want to see the Age of Adeline, I'm very curious about this one!
    xx
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  7. I'll have to check out the Mapparium, that sounds so cool! And I was thinking of waiting to see Age of Adaline until it was on dvd but I keep hearing good things so maybe I'll bite the bullet and see it in theaters! Happy Monday girl!

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  8. Boston is on my bucket list to visit. I've heard it's a wonderful city and I hope to visit soon!!
    I really want to see Age of Adeline! Glad to hear it was good!

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  9. Sounds like you had an amazing weekend girl! So jealous you have so many amazing places to eat and visit in Boston! Those pastries look absolutely amazing. Loving your side braid! You totally nailed it! Happy Monday love!
    <3, Pamela
    Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  10. I've been seriously intrigued by Married at First Sight!! It's got to be a train wreck, but that's just my thing! ha

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  11. Looks like the perfect weekend!! I am dying to see the Age of Adaline - I've already been hearing good things. Also, adding that recipe to my saved folder. Looks amazing!!

    Annie Reeves

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  12. I love married at first sight!! Since last season I have been hooked - I need to get caught up on this season though!

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  13. Both Imitation Game and Age of Adaline are definitely on my list now!! Looks like such a great weekend, Biana!

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  14. I want to see The Age of Adaline SO BAD!! It looks so good & I love Blake Lively! Sounds like such a great weekend!

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  15. I've been wondering how Age of Adelaine was and I think you've convinced me to go see it! Glad you had such a great weekend!

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  16. I love old houses! That's one thing about the East Coast that I love!

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  17. Mapparium has been on my list since the first time I went to Boston. I read an article about Blake on the plane this weekend and I feel THE SAME way! They talked about how brilliant she is in the movie... Guess I have to see it now too!!

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  18. My cousin attends college in Boston and I need to go visit her!! Have visited several times already, but your post motivates me to see more.

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  19. That bakery looks DELISH! And that museum looks so neat, may have to add another stop to my must-sees in July :-D

    Have a fabulous week!

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  20. How did you manage to find a picture of my front door?! Haha. Obviously I'm kidding. That house is gorgeous though. Love your other pictures too, that latte looks SO good! A customer at work told me that Blake Lively movie wasn't very good, but I'll go with your review instead. :-) I'm glad that you had a nice weekend, and I hope that you have a great day today!! :-)

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  21. Looks like you had an awesome weekend! I LOVE Married at First Sight! What a great show!!

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  22. The side braid looks so cute! The weather is finally starting to warm up! I love Married at First Sight. I got hooked on the first season and the second season is getting good. I would love Blake's hair and wardrobe, well and her husband too! ;)

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  23. I love maps!! That place sounds so cool! Good job on the side braid.

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  24. I absolutely love a grand entry to a house.

    Sweet job on the braid - I am hopeless with doing my own hair.

    I'm glad Age of Adaline was good. I love Blake too!

    Happy Monday!

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  25. yay for giveaways and fun weekends!! i so want to see age of adeline so i'm glad to hear it was good! and don't feel bad i haven't seen the imitation game either :) great job on the side braid sister! so cute!

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  26. That braid looks so cute! I coincidentally taught myself how to do a dutch braid on Friday, I'm behind the times I know. Going to have to tackle this one next! I really really want to see Age of Adeline. From what I've seen of the costumes and hair alone have me interested. And that map place looks seriously cool. How did I not know about that?

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  27. I watched Married at First Sight up in North Carolina a few weeks ago and was hooked! I need to find it on the Xfinity App to catch up. Love that entrance (and gate)!

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  28. Awesome giveaway and looks like you got a lot of good movie watching in this weekend. I heard Age of Adeleine was good, but have yet to see a preview for it! Have a fab day, girlfriend :)

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  29. What a fabulous giveaway! Glad to hear your movie reviews - both of them are on my viewing list, so maybe I'll finally be able to tackle at least one next weekend. That braid came out totally cute - LC never steers you wrong! :)

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  30. i tried to do a side braid (or any braid, for that matter) and it NEVER worked out. for some reason, i can't seem to braid my hair at all :(

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  31. Such a great weekend! Your braid came out so pretty and I love the picture of the trees and the one of the house! The museum sounds awesome! Glad you had a good one! xx

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  32. I am dying to see the Age of Adalaine. It looks like exactly my kind of movie! Also The Imitation Game was one of my favorites from last year. Loved Benadict Cumberbatch in it. He did amazing.

    glad you had a great weekend! :)

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  33. I can't wait to see Age of Adelaine! I LOVE Blake Lively! Your side braid looks so good and those cherry blossoms are making me happy and giving me hope for spring!! Hope you have a fabulous Monday! xo

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  34. i loved the imitation game. it broke my heart! i can't wait to see age of adeline. i've got so many movies to get caught up on as soon as i'm better!!!

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  35. Sounds like it was a wonderful weekend. I so need to check out that Museum. I so want to see Age of Adelaine, love Blake Lively.

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  36. I just discovered Married at First Sight this weekend! it is TV GOLD! We don't have cable so I am hoping I can find it online to keep up with it.. I have to know if they stay together hahaha!
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  37. What a fun weekend! We still have yet to watch Imitation Game, and I'm dying to see Age of Adaline - I'm glad that you enjoyed both! What a great giveaway, too. Happy Monday!

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  38. This seriously sounds like a PERFECT weekend!! I haven't even heard of the Imitation Game before this weekend, but everyone has been talking about it so now I'm totally curious to see it!
    Ah, what I wouldn't give to spend a day walking around your gorgeous city!!

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  39. Stained Glass Globe????? WoW. Just beautiful!

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  40. I love museums!! It's so cool that you go visit them so often. I can never find anyone to go with me. lol Oh... and I need those pastry's in my life!

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  41. You nailed the side braid! I just told Dustin this weekend I really wanted to see Age of Adelaine, now I do even more :)

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  42. Nice side braid! I can't get mine to look that good.
    I've been wanting to make that dish that Paige put together. It looks so amazing.

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  43. Looks like a wonderful weekend, lady! I really want to watch Imitaiton game, I've heard so many amazing things about it. And can't wait to see Age of Adaline, it looks fabulous!!!

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  44. We binge watched Married at First sight on Sat night too! I even caught K watching it yesterday without me...haha He actually likes the show...Sounds like you had a fab weekend and love how the braid turned out!

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  45. Fun weekend!
    We almost went to see Age of Adelaine, but saw The Longest Ride instead! All I need to say is Scott Eastwood! :)

    Love the braid!

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  46. I need to start weekending with you! You're always doing such fun stuff! I want to see age of Adaline so bad! I just love Blake! I love married at first sight too! I only saw the first episode of this season though!! I need to catch up!!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

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  47. Such a fun weekend!! I have been wanting to see the Age of Adelaine so bad--so glad to hear you loved it--I know what I am going one night this week :)

    Tori
    FashionBlingGirlyThings

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  48. I am SO HAPPY to hear you loved Age of Adeline! I've been dying to see it! As if I need a reason to love Blake even more ;) yes, we're on a first name basis. Ha! Glad you guys enjoyed your weekend! The globe looks amazing! I need to see!

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  49. Looks like a lovely weekend! We saw The Longest Ride this weekend which I actually really liked, despite the corniness -- afterall, Scott Eastwood is pretty handsome -- but Age of Adeline is next on my list!
    xo Southern Style

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  50. i haven't seen the imitation game yet, KC won't watch it with me! I really want to see the age of adeline, so glad to hear it's good!

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  51. I haven't heard of the Imitation Game or Age of Adeline and now I am intrigued. I am seriously so behind on movies and what is good that is new. That museum looks really cool, as does that regal front door! I am with you there!! I hope you have a fabulous week!

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  52. 100% going to that museum in Boston! Thanks for the suggestion!

    xx,
    Susie

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  53. Sounds like a fabulous weekend! So glad to hear that the Age of Adelaine was good! I'm trying to convince my husband to see it with me too! Happy Monday!

    xo, Rachel
    www.ablondesmoment.com

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  55. So desperate to see Age of Adeline. So glad you liked it!! Now we really have to go!!

    xx 365Hangers

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  56. I really want to see Age of Adeline. I must see it soon!!!!

    Have a great week Biana :)

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  57. I miss binge-watching shows and movie after movie... for now, I get to watch my little one crawling around the house haha!

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  58. I'm gonna try that braid tutorial! I'm trying to come up with creative ways to keep my bangs out of my eyes while they grow out and this is adorable!

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  59. I want to see that Blake Lively movie soooo badly - but with The Avengers coming out, I know it'll be put on the back burner.

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  60. I loved the Imitation game, probably because of the Benedict and because it was based on the real story)
    I should try the side braid too - loved the result!

    Tanya
    www.StripesNVibes.com
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  61. That shrimp dish! Yum! Thanks for the trash tv reminder about Married... hah. It's on my list now! Glad for some springtime weather your way!

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  62. Sounds like an amazing weekend! I am dying to see that movie! PICK ME for the giveaway ;) ;)

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  63. How is this the first I am hearing of the Mapparium? That looks so cool!!
    xoox Danielle
    For the Love of Leopard

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  64. I have been wanting to see that movie with Blake Lively but was not sure how it would be, so thanks for the review! I swear you always pack your weekends and they always look like so much fun!

    Denise | Fashion Love Letters

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  65. YAY! I'm so glad you had the chance to try the recipe and so so glad you liked it!

    Benedict Cumberbatch's name just cracks me up! Does it get any more British?!

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  66. Age of Adaline is on my to-see list and I'm glad you loved it!! Svetlana @ Life with a Side of Wine

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  67. Married at first sight...so bad it's good! First season was so good too! haha

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  68. Omg... Hooked on Married at First Sight!!! I need to get caught up. In also a big fan of the Newlyweds on Bravo. I just cannot fathom!!

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  69. I also loved the Imitation Game but was not prepared for the end to hit me so hard - I was sorta devastated, maybe it was the pregnancy hormones....

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  70. I really want to see Age of Adelaine! I love Blake Lively and I hear it's so good!

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  71. The Imitation Game was so great, wasn't it? We saw it in theaters a few months back and I enjoyed it much more than I thought I would. Glad you had a great weekend!

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  72. Such a great giveaway! And great weekend, too! I have to get out to see Age of Adelaine ASAP - I keep hearing such good things about it. Love that front door. I've been wanting to paint mine a bold color but just can't decide which one!

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  73. What a great weekend! I would love to see that movie.. love Blake!

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  74. I can't wait to see Age of Adeline! Blake Lively is one of my favorites!
    ~~Megan~~
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  75. So many people have recommended the Imitation Game-I need to see it! Age of Adaline sounds really good too! Such a great giveaway, too! :)

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  76. I love your braid, my hair is finally starting to look longer! I want to see that movie, I love Blake. Happy Monday! xo

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  77. I loved your braid that you did! I always want to do my hair somehow, but it never works! looks like you had a great weekend :)

    xoxo
    Karen
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  78. I want to see the Age of Adeline, now even more that you said its great!! Also, loving the side braid, super cute!

    Brooke
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  79. Ohhh I so want to see the Age of Adeline, the trailers look amazing and I think that the concept of the movie is a very interesting, too!

    Paula
    Thirteen Thoughts

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  80. Jason didn't want to see Age of Adeline, but he did and loved it. Well maybe not loved it, but he liked it. I loved it, and love Blake Lively! It was a great movie

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  81. I am so looking forward to watching the Age of Adelaine. Since Gossip Girl - actually since sisterhood, Im a Blake fan everything.

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  82. I really need to watch both of the movies you mentioned. Blake Lively is just fantastic. Your dinner looks delicious, I might have to try it! Happy Monday!

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  83. I absolutely loved the Imitation Game as well - I thought the acting was wonderful! I hope to watch the Age of Adeline once I'm done with finals (: When I used to live in Boston, I'd get chocolate chip cookies from Tatte Bakery - so I really recommend their cookies if you haven't tried already (:

    -Deniz
    www.dressedupdeniz.com

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  84. What a fun weekend! That braid is gorgeous. I always loved when Lauren wore her hair like that on the Hills! And all your food looks yummy! Thanks for such a great giveaway! xo

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  85. Looks like you had a great weekend. Love the side braid and thank you for offering the giveaway! xo Winks and Eyerolls

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  86. What a fun little giveaway!! And your side braid looks so good! I've tried so many times and then I just get frustrated and think, there's no way this can actually be this difficult/take this long. So I usually just brush it out in frustration. But you knocked it outta the park! What a fun weekend - hope Monday's been just as great!

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  87. Such a great round up! Thanks for the giveaway:)

    Wishes & Reality

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  88. Looks like a pretty fabulous weekend to me! Excited about this giveaway!

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  89. I cannot wait to see Age of Adeline! I know I'm going to love it and her even more after watching it. She is fabulous :)

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  90. I want to check out that movie, The Imitation Game...thanks for the suggestion. That front door looks really cool...looks and sounds like a great weekend!

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  91. LOVE side braids like that! I wear those a lot and they just had a pretty touch to "down" hair. I'm SOOO ready to see age of adeline. All my friends were busy this wknd but hoping I can convince one of them this coming weekend! As always...so.much.good.food! haha

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  92. I had never heard of the Mapparium! That looks so neat! I would love to see something like that! I'm hoping to use my first upcoming weekend off in ages to Redbox The Imitation Game because I've heard nothing but amazing things!

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  93. We loved The Imitation Game. I really want to see The Age of Adeliane, but I'm not sure I could convince my husband to see it:)

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  94. We just watched Imitation Game too and it was SO good! Have you seen Theory of Everything? It was also really good and the actor was phenomenal! I can't wait til Age of Adeline is out here. I love Blake Lively, so if she's in it, I'll be watching it! Glad you had such a great weekend, lovie. xoxo

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  95. Sounds like another fab weekend!! I've been looking forward to seeing the Age of Adeline. So glad you enjoyed it! :) xo

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  96. I am dying to see Age of Adeline! I also love me some Blake! I am so glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for hosting such a fab giveaway! Fingers crossed I win! xo

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  97. Good to hear you liked the movie. It's on our must watch list! Your braid looks great! I seriously need to work on my braiding skills.

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  98. I keep hearing about Married at First Sight, but I have no idea what it is or even what channel it's on. We still need to see The Imitation Game-- sooo behind on movies (and TV shows) but we're making it a little bit further through Bloodline finally! Love your side braid and that museum looks incredible- what a cool space! I've been making a pasta salad with orzo and it's one of my new favorite pastas-- so good, but light! Also, I can't wait to catch up on all of your other posts I've missed the past week or so!

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  99. Loved the braid on Instagram! I have the hardest time getting my fingers to work like that! I can't wait to see Age of Adeline. Looks like such a good movie. And yay for Spring blooms! Hope you're having a great week!

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