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Amandajoy

Amandajoy

Joined February 2016

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Llama Llama Red Pajama | Anna Dewdney
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@cassiopia I‘m so sorry for your loss. It must be really tough for you right now. This video clip always makes me smile, Ludacris looks so happy singing a children‘s book. Hopefully the link works.
Llama Llama Red Pajama Freestyle https://youtu.be/PFtHeo7oMSU

cassiopia I love Ludacris! This is amazing. Thank you so much. 3d
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Having lunch with my book in a park is quickly becoming my favorite part of my day. I‘m loving the essays in this one too. Food for my belly alongside food for my mind.

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I haven‘t made it to book club in the last three months, but I bought next month‘s book just in case. I also got some fabulous goodies for my #summersantagoespostal partner while I was browsing my local Indie Bookstore at lunch yesterday. 🤓

Tamra I‘ve read good reviews of this one. 3d
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Need some help please! What are your best book recommendations for books with happy endings? Ones that don‘t have a lot of steamy sex in them. Think feel-good & bubbly. I‘m looking for my swap, and this is a genre I haven‘t read too much from in a while. Thank you!

Amandajoy @Tamra I read that one around the same time I read We Have Always Lived in the Castle & constantly get the titles mixed up. My first thought was maybe I need to be more specific about what a happy ending is! But that‘s a good suggestion. 3d
Amandajoy @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled that‘s a good one! I forgot about it! 3d
Tamra @Amandajoy hahahaha! 😆 Yes, I‘d there is a bit of a distinction between there two. I am NOT a saccharine or coming of age reader, but I loved Capture the Castle. I was so surprised at its charm. Same with A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, though it‘s been so long that I can‘t recall the ending. I remember the lice & kerosene treatment! 3d
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Another day, another lunch at a lovely park. I‘m loving that my job (and the weather, finally) allows me to explore the different parks of Omaha. There‘s enough parks around town that I‘m usually able to find one to stop at in between clinics for lunch. 🤓☀️

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Becoming | Michelle Obama
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Decided to start anew audiobook while I‘m doing some tidying up this Sunday morning. My Mom keeps asking me if I‘ve listened to it, so I figure I should get to listening. 🤓

hermyknee Oh I loved this one! 7d
Dolly Great choice. I read the text version and loved it but just may do the audio so I can hear her voice. 7d
AileenRR I‘m in the middle of listening to this one, too! Book twins! 👯‍♀️ 7d
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Hopefully today‘s lunch isn‘t as chilly as it was earlier this week. At least the sun is shining and I remembered a jacket.

MrBook Where are you located? 1w
Amandajoy @MrBook I‘m in Omaha. This is a little trail area between two of the clinics I see patients in. 1w
MrBook Nice! I enjoyed Omaha. Spent a week in Council Bluffs and visited Omaha most of that time. 1w
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1. 😘🤷🏼‍♀️🖕🏻 (you asked 😉)
2. I have a cousin graduating next month.
3. I work my part time job, errands, cleaning off the desk, and a little reading.
4. Oldest
5. Not sure I should share those...

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wanderinglynn 😂😂😂 your fave emojis! Love it! 1w
Sharpeipup 😂😂😂😂 1w
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Well, I only made it 15 minutes because I couldn‘t handle the chilly breeze. Finishing up lunch in the car. And spilled cherry juice on my book. 🤷🏼‍♀️

Megabooks Whoops! 2w
tjwill Bummer! 2w
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Chillier than I was expecting, so we‘ll see how long I last. But for now, I‘m going to enjoy my lunch and my book!

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The Winters | Lisa Gabriele
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New book... after I watch Game of Thrones. (First time I‘ve watched it when it actually airs.)

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Thoroughly enjoying this one. 🤓

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Summertime | Vanessa Lafaye
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🌞 I miss going to my Grandparents‘ house on the lake
🌞 Fresh, homegrown tomatoes
🌞 Running outside
🌞 A good craft brew or Moscow mule
🌞 Sandals and a water bottle
🌞 Outside on the front porch

Not sure who hasn‘t been tagged yet, have fun!

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Red Clocks: A Novel | Leni Zumas
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Question. Which of these is most likely to keep me awake and entertained on my night shift tonight?

NamasteReading they look so beautiful. OMG 🥰😍 3w
Traci1 I haven't read the other two, but I thought Hope Never Dies was tons of fun. 3w
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Found this beauty at the Junkstock today. Any suggestions of how I should use it in my library?

HotCocoaReads Lucky!!! Can you store bookmarks or something in it? 3w
tpixie Love it! I wish I could think of something creastive for you!
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wanderinglynn I would totally make my own card catalog of my books. With a checkout stamp & all. 3w
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LibrarianJen You could store bookmarks, note cards, notebooks if they fit, pens, spare keys, etc. You could use it to hold jewelry, nail polish, essential oils, etc. 3w
Readingismyescape Love this!! 😍 3w
LibrarianRyan I have 2 large ones. I use them to store small things like paint ribbons book marks etc. 3w
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Thursday | Mary Lindeen
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1. I love really great totes, the ones from BOTM are awesome. And mugs.
2. No bookish or non-bookish tattoos.
3. I like to give those little pouches from Out of Print or mugs.
4. Those little pouches from Out of Print ☺️
5. I‘m a fan of Secret Santa Goes Postal, rose ones are always fun. I wish I had done the beer & books one as well.

#hellothursday

wanderinglynn Thanks for playing! 📚 I too love those pouches from Out of Print! 👍🏻 3w
SilversReviews LOVE totes!! 3w
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Catch-22 (Anniversary) | Joseph Heller
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Working some crazy shifts at work this week. I‘m not allowed to have my phone while I‘m working, but at least I have this to read when there‘s some down time.

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Decided to take my book & coffee to the back porch this morning.

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A lovely afternoon for lunch outside with my book. Even if the breeze keeps trying to turn my pages for me.

tpixie Yummy food! 😋 1mo
Megabooks Is the book good? 1mo
Amandajoy @Megabooks so far it is, but I‘m only one essay in. There‘s a lot to think about, which is definitely a good thing! 1mo
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An extended nap cut into my reading time today, but now I‘m settling into this one for the evening. I‘m trying to avoid all thing GoT - I have to wait until Tuesday to watch the new episode with my fiancé. Here‘s hoping I can avoid any spoilers until then! ?

DogEaredBooks I adored this book! 1mo
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Starting this one today. It seems like a lovely pick for spring.

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When your appointment gets pushed back an hour, you sit in the car and read. Problem is, I think I‘m going to finish this before my appointment. I should have brought a back up book. 😢

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 😫😫😫 1mo
Amandajoy @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks yep. I finished it in 15 minutes with no spare book 😭 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Amandajoy I hope your appointment went ok!! 1mo
Amandajoy @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks it was a makeup run through for my wedding, so it went great! 1mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Amandajoy ohhhh congratulations 🎊🎈🎉🍾💗 1mo
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I thought this would be fun for all you #santagoespostalstalkers out there: book picks, What Should I Read Next style. Three books you love, one book you don‘t. I‘ll leave mine & my reasons in the comments, along with some other picks that, in my mind, have the same vibe to them, cause a book nerd can‘t stick to just one pick. 🤓 Play along if you‘d like.

Amandajoy I love this one. A sweeping epic story that covers so many historical events. I don‘t even mind it being a little too coincidental sometimes, I just love a good story you can sink into and lose yourself in. Honorable mentions in this section go to: Lonesome Dove, Homegoing, & Americanah. 1mo
Amandajoy This is an engaging story & a little quirky (though that may be a little too sweet a word for this one). I like that it looks at things from a different perspective in a story that keeps the pages turning. Bonus points for the feminist & anti-diet tones in it. Honorable mentions go to: Sourdough, Eleanor Oliohant, & Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk. 1mo
Amandajoy I love good non-fiction and this one kept me entertained & had me annoying my fiancé with random facts. I love well researched books with a distinct viewpoint & this one delivered. As a dietitian, I especially loved the diet section which reminded me that the crazy things people do to lose weight is not a new thing. Honorable mentions go to: Lab Girl, Evicted, Just Mercy. 1mo
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Amandajoy I recognize this is an important piece of genre literature & literature in general, it‘s just not for me. I struggle with the high fantasy books that have a lot of world building. I feel like there‘s s lot of blank spots & I can‘t see the whole picture in my mind. I‘m not saying this is bad, just not for me. 1mo
BookNAround I love this! I need to play along but I‘ll have to think about it. 1mo
Amandajoy @BookNAround that‘s the beauty of starting it, I got to think awhile first. I also stuck to books I‘ve read in the last few years to make it easier. 😉 1mo
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Hello, Sunshine | Laura Dave
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1. Occasionally & no.
2. We are planning on getting a bulldog in the fall. I want to name him Gus after Augustus McCrae from Lonesome Dove.
3. Today, lets go with Luna Lovegood.
4. One with magic, not sure which.
5. Might not be able to do this. I‘d have to find a random child... and that would be creepy. But I will spread love wherever I go!

#hellothursday

wanderinglynn I have to use my friends‘ kids. But maybe you‘ll have a random encounter with a kid whilst standing in line at the grocery store. 😉 Great answers! Thanks for playing! 💜 1mo
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Love this.

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I found a lovely park to enjoy my book & lunch for a bit. Now that the weather is getting nicer I plan on doing this more often. Since I travel around Omaha for work, my plan is to see how many different parks I can find to have lunch at 😉🌳🌞

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Santa in the Summer | Jay Schleifer
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I caved last night & signed up for #summersolsticebookexchange. The #santagoespostal exchanges are my favorite & it‘s been awhile since I did one. Now to make sure I‘m posting regularly, since I‘ve been bad about that lately. 🤓
#summersantagoespostal

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We are planning on redoing our basement & I‘ve been super frustrated because I haven‘t been able to unpack my books. I came home from work the other day and my wonderful fiancé had used his day off to set this little area up for me. The basement isn‘t near finished, but I at least have a my TBR shelf unpacked now. ?

Tanisha_A Oh this looks lovely! 1mo
Mtroiano ❤️ 1mo
Lcsmcat Awww! He sounds like a keeper. 1mo
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I Love Books! | Doreen Ludka Maulhardt
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One of the clinics I go to has a “getting to know you” sheet on all the staff hanging up in the break room which has people list their favorites in different categories. Something tells me this person & I don‘t have a lot in common. Also, out of 13 people only one had reading as a hobby 😕

cobwebmoth That's sad. 1mo
SaturnDoo Even though I lived in Nebraska for a short time I'm not a Huskers fan and No books 😐 2 strikes. Definitely not a lot in common in with me. 😂🤣 1mo
ShyBookOwl 😞 1mo
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Lcsmcat “Outlet Malles?” Maybe if he read a book, he could spell. 1mo
DGRachel Am I the only one who finds the “who has time to read” comment extremely insulting? 1mo
Zelma @Lcsmcat it looks like Outlet Mall(s) to me. Snark away on the book response though! 1mo
Amandajoy @DGRachel I thought so too. Don‘t think that person & are going to be friends either @SaturnDoo 1mo
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🌟 The 1920‘s or the 1940‘s, but only for the clothes and fun hats 👒
🌟 Print, followed by audio.
🌟 I almost said same age, then did the math & realized I‘m a year older 🤷🏼‍♀️
🌟 Nope & haven‘t since I was two.
🌟 💛💛💛

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Sharpeipup I always wanted to wear spats at my wedding...alas, it didn‘t happen. 1mo
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There There: A novel | Tommy Orange
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The Omaha Public Library has voting up for their Omaha Reads program. Which one would you choose for the whole city to read?

AmyG I‘m reading There There now. Very good, so I‘d pick that. Important read. 2mo
Hooked_on_books The Sun Does Shine. It‘s a remarkable book and will prompt people to really think. 2mo
MicheleinPhilly Of those I‘ve only read The Sun Does Shine but I can‘t recommend it highly enough. 2mo
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The only perk to the fiancé working opposite shifts from me is that I get the house to myself to have a cup of tea and read my book. The quiet is nice sometimes. ?

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Breakfast and book mail 🤓

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🦋 Runs outside.
🦋 My thighs & my butt. They are large & powerful.
🦋 I‘m pretty damn resilient.
🦋 I think all you Littens are pretty awesome 😉

#hellothursday

wanderinglynn Thanks for playing! 😘 2mo
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The Winters | Lisa Gabriele
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Two of this quarter‘s recommendations for me from MyTBR.co bought on my lunch break. I‘ve got the third pick ordered & on the way. This is the third quarter I‘ve subscribed & I‘m loving this more than I loved BOTM. The picks have been diverse and personal. Can‘t wait to dive into these!

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Have you read this yet? Because you totally should. A refreshing antidote to all the partisan political books out there right now. #keepitnuanced

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Dread Nation | Justina Ireland
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It‘s super dreary outside which is great since I‘m trying to transition to working night shift the next few days. We‘ll see if I actually get any sleep this afternoon or if I just end up reading my book.

ScientistSam Transition to night shift is always rough! 2mo
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Dread Nation | Justina Ireland
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New book before bed. Let‘s see how long I can keep my eyes open... 😴

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@howjessreads I hope you feel better soon! Here‘s my selfie from two weeks ago when I had to shovel 6 inches of snow off the driveway. I‘m hoping I don‘t have to shovel this weekend - it seems to be the new routine around here. 🌨❄️🌨
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Girls Burn Brighter | Shobha Rao
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I‘ve heard some intense things about this one, but I have my tea & I‘m going in.

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🏡 I‘m in Nebraska (which where I am, is currently covered in snow ⛄️)
💙 Fav genres - historical & contemporary fiction, anything food related
✒️ Chimamanda Ngozie Adiche, Margaret Atwood
📚 I try to tailor my book recs to the person, but I love recommending Americanah

#socialsunday

EchoLogical I tried reading Americanah years ago and couldn‘t get through it to save my life. Someone suggested trying the audio so I‘m hoping that help. 3mo
LadyCait84 Americanah is on my TBR list because of PBS‘ The Great American Read, but maybe I should move it closer to the top if its a good go-to rec? I like reading things that I enjoy enough to pass it on to others! 3mo
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Eating dinner and reading about... leeches? Maybe not the best #dinnerandabook pick...

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Books & Authors | Robert Lynd
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Ok, I‘ll play @britt_brooke

1. Mary Roach
2. Jane Austen
3. Walter Moers
4. Margaret Atwood
5. Chimamanda Ngozie Adiche

This was tough!

britt_brooke Nice choices! 👏🏻 3mo
Reagan-reads Mary Roach! I almost put her down. Someone stole my copy of Stiff 😩 3mo
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Apparently, strychnine used to be used instead of Gatorade to help get through a grueling marathon. And water? Meh, not important. 😳🤦🏼‍♀️

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Settling in with a cup of tea & learning how good can cure your opinion habit, drunkenness, & neurasthenia (that‘s nervous exhaustion in case you‘re curious). Just a typical Wednesday evening. This book is slightly absurd & I‘m enjoying it.

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1. I‘m ok with dog-earing pages.
2. Salty. I‘ll skip the cupcake & devour some chips & salsa. Or popcorn 🍿
3. Nettie & Donovan, Frank & Leona 👵🏼🧓🏼
4. Aladdin 🧞‍♂️
5. Paris.

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monalyisha I‘m a dog-earer, too. And I loved Aladdin! 🧞‍♂️(He‘s totally the cutest prince.) (edited) 3mo
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1. 13‘F but feels like 4‘F. We‘ve warmed up ?
2. Between 75-80‘F. I‘ll even go cooler if it‘s sunny.
3. 72‘ - the fiancé likes it warm in the house. I have to stop him from turning it up to 75, I would keep it at 68 during the day.
4. Spring, summer, fall, winter. ?☀️?❄️
5. Anything I can sink my teeth into. His Dark Materials was a good one.

#hellothursday

wanderinglynn Thanks for playing! 💜 And stay warm! 🥶 4mo
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Cooked dinner tonight in my fancy new Ravenclaw apron. 🦅

Reggie Woohoo!!! 4mo
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Bake from Scratch | Brian Hart Hoffman
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@Sharpeipup I went to Whisk & Measure! Turns out they‘re across the street from one of the clinics I work in. I tried the peanut butter cookies & a chai latte. Both were delicious (I‘m having a hard time not eating the extra one I got for my fiancé before I get home). Thanks for turning me on to a yummy coffee shop & bakery!
#littensarethebest

Sharpeipup What a small world! I‘m so glad you enjoyed it and I‘m quite jealous you live so close.... 4mo
ErinC Wait - in Omaha? Or is this a different one? 4mo
Amandajoy @ErinC I don‘t know if there‘s another one, but the one I went to was in Omaha. 4mo
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ErinC I‘m in Omaha too! I‘ve only been there once since I leave in midtown. It was yummy though! 4mo
Amandajoy @ErinC glad to know there‘s another Litten in Omaha. I recently moved here & like finding these local places. 4mo
ErinC @Amandajoy I‘ve been here since 2006 And I love shopping and eating local! I‘ve got lots of recommendations if you ever need any! 4mo
Amandajoy @ErinC I‘m starting to get some good restaurant recommendations, but I‘ll always take more. What shopping recommendations do you have? 4mo
ErinC @Amandajoy city limits is a fun gift shop in the old market, The Bookworm, the stores on L at 120th-132nd were convenient when I lived out west. Fat Brain Toys is great for kids and Long Dog Fat Cat is my favorite local pet store! 4mo
ErinC Block 16 is my favorite restaurant! 4mo
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There's Cake in My Future | Kim Gruenenfelder
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📚There‘s Cake in My Future 🍰
📽 The Wedding Planner 🍰
🎶 How Sweet It Is (To be Loved by You) 🍰

#manicmonday #🍰

JoScho 😊❤️🍰 4mo
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