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TL;DR - Strong National Museum of Play is amazing, and I highly recommend you come to the ROC and visit it no matter how old you are, because you‘re never too old to play. Here‘s a picture from their exhibit One History Place during their Happiest Hour. This chick clearly had too much fun, & so will you.🤣 (4/4) #strongnationalmuseumofplay #visitroc #letmeknowwhenyoudo #litsyplaydateanyone

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They also have a butterfly garden that is open year round! It costs extra to go in, but it‘s so cool inside. There are so many species of butterflies flying around. They land on people, and there‘s a section where they have a ton of chrysalises with butterflies hatching (behind glass, of course) and we even got to see one come out of its chrysalis!😍 (3/?)

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The genres/settings include the Upside-Down Nonsense House (think Dr. Seuss), Mystery Mansion, Adventure Island, Wizard‘s Workshop, & Fairy Tale Forest (where this selfie was taken after we made crowns, which is an activity that is always out for kiddos). Talk about literal immersion into your favorite books! Literacy is promoted throughout the entire museum, among a bajillion other awesome things kids need to be able to see! (2/?)

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I haven‘t been posting as much on here lately, but I wanted to share with you guys this picture my boyfriend and I took at the Strong‘s Happiest Hour. I don‘t know who of you are familiar with this museum, but it‘s amazing for everyone of all ages. This particular photo was taken in their exhibit Reading Adventureland, specifically in the Upside-Down Nonsense House. The exhibit brings to life 5 popular children‘s genres... (1/?)

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Mehso-so

This was weird. Like, I have no idea what to think of this after reading it. I‘m definitely going to try and watch the show on Netflix and see if I like the story when it‘s told in a different media form.

Ericalambbrown I haven‘t read this but I loved the show! 6d
MolliesaurusRex @Ericalambbrown it‘s interesting. I‘m definitely eager to start the show😊 6d
Ericalambbrown @MolliesaurusRex I didn‘t realize it was a book/comic at the time. I was just like “oooh, Ellen Page!” and clicked on it. But I‘m super glad I did. 😊 6d
MolliesaurusRex @Ericalambbrown I‘m even more eager to start the show now!😁 6d
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Obviously this was already a pick for me, but hearing Mark Hamill read these books has made me love them that much more. If you haven‘t listened to these, I highly suggest it.👌🏼

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Like I said last night, so so so cute! It‘s a kid‘s story, so there are some things that are glossed over and not really resolved/dealt with in a realistic way (basically the entire climax), but that doesn‘t take away from how absolutely adorable it is. I‘m using it as my #booked2019 genrebusting prompt because of the combination of text and comic panels throughout the book.😊😊😊

Cinfhen Yay‼️‼️Another prompt completed 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2w
BarbaraTheBibliophage I love that author‘s work! 2w
MolliesaurusRex @BarbaraTheBibliophage me toooo! The Tale of Despereaux is on of my all-time favorite books! 2w
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....& this is the loan that‘s up next! I‘m super excited about this one! Can‘t wait😁

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I‘m almost done with this adorable book. I‘m totally loving it. It‘s so cute, and Kate DiCamillo makes Flora such a relatable character. Even William Spiver, who honestly is super weird, is more relatable than people like her parents, who are relatively normal and probably more like us than any of us would like to admit. I‘m thinking I‘ll try & finish it tonight, as it‘s such a quick read, because I have another loan to get to!

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I haven‘t been posting on here as much lately, so I‘m going to do a few posts of updates. The first is The Spiderwick Chronicles. I was trying to find an audiobook to listen to while I cleaned last week, and stumbled upon this series. It was one of my favorites as a kid, and Mark Hamill does a tremendous job of bringing them to life. I‘m on book 4 currently, and totally loving it.😍 #audiobooks #audiocleaning #childhoodfavorites

LibrarianRyan Love this series. The sequel series not as much 2w
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This email got me way too excited!!! Anyone who knows me knows that two of my favorite things are my alma matter and reading. (I even have a tattoo of the iconic bear statue in the middle of town that people apparently can‘t help but run into; Google “Geneseo fountain hit,” it‘s seriously been like 15 times). Looking forward to this!!!!😍 #BookClub #GeneseoAlumniBookClub #YAY

Caterina I used to date a guy from Geneseo and he showed me that statue. 😂 2w
MolliesaurusRex @Caterina I legitimately almost cried when that semi destroyed it the first time it got hit. It‘s honestly why I got Emmeline tattooed on my ankle.🤣 2w
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Challenges | Ben Bova
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Here‘s an update for #booked2019 - I‘m also currently working on the Ireland & genrebusting prompts with Great Irish Tales of Horror (Ireland, obviously) and Flora & Ulysses (genrebusting). Also, between work and spending time with my mom, I‘m only at about an hour for #24b4Monday & I have no idea how much more I‘ll be able to get in this weekend but let‘s give it a shot🤷🏻‍♀️😊 (I‘m also awful about tagging challenge hosts consistently🤦🏻‍♀️)

BarbaraTheBibliophage Thanks for the update! Happy reading! 3w
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Mehso-so

Just finished listening to this one. I typically listen to podcasts on the way to work, but thought I‘d give an audiobook that I haven‘t previously read a try. I spaced out at a lot of different points so I missed a good chunk of dialogue and description and whatnot, but I got the basic gist of the story and the main plot points. I like the movie adaptation from a few years ago better.🤷🏻‍♀️ #booked2019 public domain entry, too

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Now that I‘ve finished Wonder, I think I‘m going to dive into this one for the “set in Ireland” prompt for #booked2019 😍 also using this great bookmark from @SmartSassery 😍😍😍

Marilyncjackson I was cleaning out my bookshelves (donating a bunch of books) and came across this book. I couldn‘t part with it. I hope you enjoy 😊 1mo
MolliesaurusRex @Marilyncjackson it was one of those awesome Goodwill finds! I‘m really looking forward to reading it!😊😊😊 1mo
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Wonder | R. J. Palacio
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This book is so great. It‘s a super-endearing story about an amazing kiddo who has to deal with a lot, and how he survives his first year of middle school. Definitely recommended if you haven‘t already read it!😊

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Wonder | R. J. Palacio
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The girls are in bed and I can‘t tell if I‘m cramping or dealing with cysts bursting but either way it calls for being curled up in bed with my snuggle bug Leo & a good book.❤️ #littenkitten #kittenlitten #catsoflitsy #kittensoflitsy #kittiesoflitsy #snugglebug #leonidas #bedtimereading #catsandbooks #readinginbed #helookslikehesgonnakillme

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Wonder | R. J. Palacio
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Out of town visiting friends & doing some reading while they play Catan because I‘m awful at these types of games🤣 definitely needed❤️

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Hufflepuff Book of Spells | Prof Albus Brian Dumbledore
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I put my book down for five minutes to go to the bathroom and make lunch....🤦🏻‍♀️😍 #kittenlitten #catsoflitsy #littenkitten #toebeans #mamashome #allthesnuggles

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The Virgin Suicides | Jeffrey Eugenides
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This was very interesting. It was done tastefully, and really captures some of the feeling that follows the suicide of someone (or in the case of this book, 5 someones) that you know. Never does the author try to explain how the parents felt, which honestly was a relief to me. It definitely is something I need to continue to digest, but I was pleasantly surprised in reading this, whether of my reaction or how it was written I don‘t know.

MolliesaurusRex #booked2019 book to movie prompt, as well 2mo
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The Virgin Suicides | Jeffrey Eugenides
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My mom & brother came to visit today, which was SO nice. I miss them a lot. This book isn‘t hitting me as hard as I thought it might, but that may just be because I can relate to the narrators more. Either way, it‘s living up to my opinion of the movie.👌🏼 #weekendreads #kittenlittens #littenkittens #snugglecats #familyvisits #bookupdates

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The Virgin Suicides | Jeffrey Eugenides
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The boys have quickly gotten used to mama being home all day. Reading while they snuggle on me.❤️ #catsoflitsy #littenkittens #kittenlittens #jackandleo #readingbuddies #snugglebugs

wanderinglynn Aw, so cute! What good snuggle buddies. ❤️🐱 2mo
MolliesaurusRex @wanderinglynn they are the best when they can get along. Such lovey boys. I‘m so lucky😍😊 2mo
rretzler 😻 2mo
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House of Danger | R. A. Montgomery
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So I don‘t know who here likes the Choose Your Own Adventure books, or who likes board games, or honestly who likes both, but let me just tell you, this game is AMAZING! I bought it for the boyfriend for Father‘s Day and we are having so much fun with it! Definitely a great, bookish gift (even if it‘s for yourself) #bookishthings #games #chooseyourownadventure

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The Virgin Suicides | Jeffrey Eugenides
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I think I‘ll try this one next. I love the movie, but haven‘t watched it since my grandfather‘s suicide, so I‘m not sure how well I‘m going to do. If I make it, I‘m submitting it for book to movie for #booked2019 - here goes nothing!

monalyisha I‘ve also been worried about how sensitive this one might be or not be. I‘ll be interested in your thoughts. Good luck! (I‘m so sorry to hear about your grandpa. 💕) 2mo
MolliesaurusRex @monalyisha thank you - it‘s been over a year but sometimes it still doesn‘t seem like it happened at all. It‘s a very strange experience. The movie wasn‘t what I would call insensitive - it‘s basically this group of neighborhood boys trying to piece together what happened to this family - but obviously it‘s a trigger for me. I‘ll definitely let you know what I think as I read! 2mo
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Ghost World S/C | Daniel Clowes
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This one was definitely interesting, but I‘m not totally sure I enjoyed it. I feel like it was all a bunch of teen angst and the only part I related to at my current age is the issue of high school friends growing apart & all of the little things that go along with that. I‘m curious to see the movie, though. #booked2019 #graphicnovel #ontothenextone

Cinfhen Doesn‘t sound too bad. 2mo
MolliesaurusRex @Cinfhen I wouldn‘t say it was bad - I just think it wasn‘t the type of storytelling I personally enjoy. 2mo
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Ghost World S/C | Daniel Clowes
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Decided I would go for the graphic novel prompt for #booked2019 next. I‘ve had my eye on this one for a while, & was so excited when I found it at Goodwill! Plus, it seems like a nice quick read, which is great since I‘m trying to catch up on cleaning today!😅 #graphicnovels #cleaningday #quickreads #backinthereadingroutine

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Reading Challenge | Casey Malarcher, Andre Janzen
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Speaking of #booked2019 here‘s an update. Hopefully I can cross some more prompts out over this break!🤞🏼

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Real Murders | Charlaine Harris
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Finished rereading this cozy mystery & now getting Jack snuggles while I try to decide what to read next. Also submitting this for #booked2019 female sleuth prompt.👍🏼

rretzler 😻 2mo
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Real Murders | Charlaine Harris
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I cannot say how happy I am to actually have time to be reading now that school is out. Taking some time to relax and read while I get my car taken care of.❤️🚗 #schoolsoutforsummer #teachersoflitsy #readingmyanxietyaway #finallyrelaxed #kindlereads

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Real Murders | Charlaine Harris
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Reading a bit while I wait for laundry to finish & the jello for these pies to start setting. Happy Father‘s Day to all the dads of Litsy!!! #happyfathersday #fathersday #cleaningday #readingwhileiclean #kindlereads

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Watkins Glen International | Bill Green, Michael Argetsinger
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Spending Saturday watching (& later, driving) fast cars on Watkins Glen International with my dad. He‘s the one who instilled in me my love of cars & fast driving, so I thought MINIs at the Glen being on Father‘s Day weekend was too perfect a present to pass up. If only it were warmer... #happyfathersday

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On a related note, while I was opening my swap packages this morning, Faela (oldest stepdaughter) was practically drooling over it. Parents and teachers, who would be interested in doing a kids‘ book swap (if one doesn‘t already exist). I know my girls love getting mail and reading, and I know all of us teachers spend a butt ton of money on classroom libraries. #teachersoflitsy #litsyswaps #parentsoflitsy #momsoflitsy #dadsoflitsy #kidsoflitsy

SmartSassery I was thinking this for my little as well. 😍💕 Even a small penpal group. 2mo
MolliesaurusRex @SmartSassery yesss! Obviously some planning time would need to go into it but I think it would be so great. I know as a stepmom and a teacher, I want to encourage as many children to read as much as they can as humanly possible! 2mo
SmartSassery They would love it. I think this is a great plan. 2mo
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Such amazing gifts!!! I am totally a cat lady, I love all the cactus stuff, and these books (the MOST IMPORTANT PART) look absolutely amaze-balls!!! Thank you again to both @erinreads and @SmartSassery you two are totally wonderful❤️ #summersantagoespostal2019

erinreads Girl, you‘re a tad early with opening this! 😂 But you‘re welcome! I‘m glad you like everything! 🙌🏻 Also, I just now realized I completely forgot to include what I mentioned in the note, so I‘m going to drop that in the mail this week! Whoops. 😬 2mo
MolliesaurusRex @erinreads isn‘t the open date the 15th??😳😅 2mo
MolliesaurusRex @erinreads lololol whoops you right you right 2mo
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Secret Santa | Scarlett Bailey
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I also opened my #secretsantagoespostal2019 package this morning... and let me tell you, I LUCKED OUT WITH SWAPS FAM. @erinreads totally knocked it out of the park, too, and I am sososososo grateful. Again, posting unopened pics & opened pics because THESE WERE SO PRETTY😍

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After Alice: A Novel | Gregory Maguire
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After Alice, the Shadow and Bone series, and a bunch of amazing stickers and treats, all Alice in Wonderland themed. Thank you thank you thank you @SmartSassery you are truly amazing and I cannot wait to read all of these and talk to you about them!!!! #mysterymessageswap @TheReadingMermaid

SmartSassery You are so very welcome!! 💜 🥳 🎉 I hope I did good. I always get nervous picking books for others. When I saw you had some on your list I wanted I couldn't resist all 3! 😂 2mo
MolliesaurusRex @SmartSassery omg girl this is amazing. Like I said, I am legitimately obsessed. Also, hello buddy read!!!😁 2mo
SmartSassery Yes! 😍 ❤️ 💜 Absolutely! 2mo
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Mystery: An Alex Delaware Novel | Jonathan Kellerman
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Opened my #mysterymessageswap package this morning and I. Am. Obsessed.😍 posting more photos of what was inside. @SmartSassery

SmartSassery Eeeeeeep!!! I'm so glad you like your package. I tried to include everything you said you liked. I even made the yellow roses for you myself. 😉 2mo
MolliesaurusRex @SmartSassery I wondered if you did! I can‘t crochet to save my life so I‘m impressed. They‘re gorgeous. The whole thing is gorgeous.😍 2mo
SmartSassery I love crocheting. I ofter crochet until my little fingers are going to fall off. 😂 Now I can't knit or hand embroider to save my bum. Although I'd love to. When I saw you like to cross stitch my little creative heart jumped for joy. I like to cross stitch as well. 💜 2mo
SmartSassery Often* 🙈 2mo
MolliesaurusRex @SmartSassery my ex taught me how to knit but I‘m still pretty awful at it. I just recently taught myself to cross stitch and, although it takes a lot of time, I love it.😊 I can‘t wait to make cute little pictures on those mini hoops you sent! 2mo
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Jack was clearly not as amused by our shenanigans as Brad & I were. Side note I cannot WAIT until school is out at the end of the week so I can FINALLY ACTUALLY READ SOMETHING. #stircrazy #schoolsoutforsummer #almost #thenontobiggerandbetterthings #littenkitten #catsoflitsy #kittenlitten #pineapplehead

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Secret Santa | Scarlett Bailey
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@erinreads look what came!😁😁😁 #secretsantagoespostal2019 so excited!!!!

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Stardust | Neil Gaiman
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Audio gardening for this week: mulch, new geraniums, a strawberry plant, PLUS my rhubarb is growing!😍 (everything else is growing, too, but I thought the rhubarb plant I bought was dead so I‘m super excited!) #audiogardening #audiobooks #gardenersoflitsy #gardensoflitsy

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Both packages are on their way! One to a lucky litten in Massachusetts, the other to a lucky litten in Wisconsin.😊😊 can‘t wait to see when they arrive! (& even more eager for them to be opened!) #mysterymessagebookswap #summersantagoespostal2019

-Side note I had to priority mail one because my original box didn‘t work, otherwise both boxes would have hashtags all over them.🤣

TheReadingMermaid No worries 😊 3mo
Endowarrior21 @MolliesaurusRex my box arrived today just don‘t know which swap it‘s for lol 2mo
MolliesaurusRex @Endowarrior21 mystery message. I didn‘t anticipate the original box getting messed up & didn‘t bring a marker with me to mark it up on the outside😅 2mo
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Also thank you to all you lovely littens who wished me better yesterday - apparently I only needed to rest my back as it‘s feeling much better today! Unfortunately I‘m now dealing with the worst eczema breakout I think I‘ve ever had while simultaneously trying to figure out what in the world is going on with my big toe on my left foot.🤦🏻‍♀️ soaking in an epsom bath & reading to try & help. #fallingapart #littensarewonderful #litsycommunity

marleed Oh dang, take care of yourself. 3mo
MolliesaurusRex @marleed I‘m certainly trying to! I need to be more cognizant of where my limits are.😅 3mo
marleed Btw, that book scared the crap out of me! 3mo
MolliesaurusRex @marleed oh yeah, I can only take it in small doses. 3mo
rretzler Sorry to hear - it never rains but it pours 🙁 3mo
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Ghost World | Daniel Clowes
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Goodwill book haul from this weekend with their bomb 25% off coupon!😍 #goodwillfinds #goodwillbooks #goodwillisbae #bookhaul #goodwillhaul #goodwillbookhaul #previouslylovedbooks #usedbooks

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Real Murders | Charlaine Harris
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Aaaaand now my back is out so in bed reading on my kindle it is!😅 #ivefallenandicantgetup #kindlereading #old #snugglecat #leonidas #littenkitten #kittensoflitsy #catsoflitsy

rretzler 😻 but sorry to hear about your back. At least it give you an excuse to read? 3mo
MolliesaurusRex @rretzler that‘s how I‘m looking at it! I just need to rest and let my hips get back into their normal alignment, & books are the only entertainment I have in our bedroom. Oh well🤷🏻‍♀️🤣 3mo
ShyBookOwl Good luck! I think most of us have been there. Enjoy the read 📚 3mo
MolliesaurusRex @ShyBookOwl thanks! I‘ve read it before & loved it.😊 3mo
Bookwormjillk Ouch! Hope you heal quickly. 3mo
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Stardust | Neil Gaiman
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Second project of the weekend is complete, & boyfriend is working on cutting back the ivy that‘s threatening to take over our entire yard. Our veggie garden has 2 types of tomatoes, orange bell peppers, rhubarb, & a blueberry bush (for now), the indoor/outdoor herb garden is peppermint, German thyme, rosemary, and sage, and of course we needed a catnip plant for the babes. Now to relax and work on my swap packages🤣 #gardenersoflitsy #audiogarden

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Our progress so far. I love it. Today‘s mission: finish the walkway, add some more flowers, & start a veggie & herb garden while I listen to Stardust (because I can‘t listen to audiobooks that I haven‘t previously read because my attention span is crap🤣).👌🏼 #gardenersoflitsy #litsygarden #audiogardening #memorialdayweekend #weekendproject

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Spending our long weekend working on our yard. Getting some more flowers to fill in the bare spots near our driveway, but in the meantime we have these gorgeous purple flowers to look at.😍 might listen to an audiobook while I plant later😊 #gardening #audiogardening #flowers #longweekend

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Mystery: An Alex Delaware Novel | Jonathan Kellerman
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Eeeek! Look what came in the mail today!😍 so excited to open this @SmartSassery !!! & I‘m obsessed with the box decoration.😁 #MysteryMessageSwap @TheReadingMermaid

TheReadingMermaid Yah!!!!🎉🎉🎉 3mo
SmartSassery Yay! My goal was to put a super huge smile on your face from the moment it arrived at your door! I'm very glad you like it. 😉 💖 Thank you for your kind words. 3mo
MolliesaurusRex @SmartSassery you definitely accomplished your goal so far!😁 3mo
SmartSassery @MolliesaurusRex 💜💜💜💜 3mo
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Didn‘t get much reading done this weekend because we had Girl Scout camp, but I got some in around the campfire. We were right on Lake Ontario and the views were GORGEOUS.😍

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Books have been purchased for both #SummerSantaGoesPostal and #MysteryMessageSwap !!! Now just to get all the goodies! So excited for my matches to get these!❤️😁

TheReadingMermaid Yahz!!!! I can't wait to see them all!!! 🤩🤩🤩 3mo
BookishMarginalia Woohoo! 3mo
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Jack says I‘m not allowed to read because he needs tummy rubs.❤️ #catsoflitsy #kittenlitten #littenkitten #tummyrubs #catsaysno #ififitsisits

rretzler 😻 3mo
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