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where you'll find me on the weekends

One of the things that makes summer feel like summer for me is hanging out at the pool, especially when I'm living away from the I was thrilled when the apartment pool opened back in early June!

I was also excited about my new bathing suit. I had been wearing the same okay tankini for a number of years - at least five or six, I think? - and quite simply, I was tired of it. So in the spirit of my 2017 word, I INSISTed on treating myself to a new suit that I would love, even though I consider swimsuits to be just about the worst thing to shop for. Many stores later, I found a lovely bikini top that fit so beautifully I was comfortable splurging, and a fun budget-friendly bottom in my favorite print (thank you, Target!).

And yes, I am that girl who carries a basket out to the pool...mainly because I like to settle in once I'm out there, but also because it gives my things a place to be instead of them baking in the heat on the concrete. On a typical pool day, that de…

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