Month: April 2013

Ten on Tuesday: 4/2/13


1. I think of all sorts of cool things to post on Tuesdays…while I’m working and can’t write them down. Then I forget them. Go figure. Apparently I’m not the only one because I seem to remember M from m-pir-i-cal stating something similar, though for the life of me now I can’t find the post that mentioned it. But anyway, you should pop over and take a look at her blog–she’s a riot!

2. Every once in a while I get this insane urge to go really, really blonde.

Thanks for keeping me on track, Fat Amy!

3. What the heck is up with the changing release dates on the paperback copy of A Song of Ice and Fire: A Dance With Dragons? First Amazon had it listed for August 2012, then it changed to May 2013, and now it says OCTOBER 2013. I’m tired of waiting but I don’t want to break down and buy the hardcover (I really dislike lugging around hardcover books, especially to work).

4. On a related note: George R.R. Martin, you’d better hurry up and FINISH THE DAMN SERIES. The man is taking forever to write the last books and at this rate, the hubby and I are starting to think there are good odds he’ll die without completing the story. You can read more about his lackadaisical approach to the whole thing here to see why this is bothering me.

5. At least the third book in Lauren Oliver’s Delirium trilogy is finally on shelves! This dystopian/sci-fi trilogy is shelved with the teen books but it’s really worth a read. I couldn’t put down the first two books and I can’t wait to see how the story concludes.

6. Dear Simon Pegg and Steve Coogan: please, please, please make a movie together. Not just a cameo, a real movie. A crime comedy would be excellent.

7. Thank goodness the weather is finally warming up. For the longest time it’s just been frigid as can be. The sun is shining now but this meme still makes me laugh:

Source: humortrain.com via Martha on Pinterest

8. One of these days maybe I’ll learn that it isn’t wise to break in new shoes by walking halfway across town in them. Until then, I’ll repeat this ritual every spring. Hello, blisters.

9. I’m glad Easter is over. It’s really hard to avoid a sugar binge when there’s holiday candy for sale everywhere you turn.

10. I decided I need to exercise more and thought picking up a bellydance workout DVD would be a great way to exercise without feeling like I’m “working out”. Now, I’m not naturally graceful or a talented dancer, but I still didn’t think it would be so hard to make my feet, hips and arms all do different things at the same time! And at such a fast tempo! I think once I learn all of the steps and movements it’ll be a lot of fun, especially since I already love Middle Eastern dance music. Right now I’m just trying to catch on to the rhythm.

 

30 Day Shop My Closet Challenge: Day 2

We had the most beautiful weather here all through Easter weekend, and it looks like it’s going to continue all week (fingers crossed!). Hubby and I actually got to walk to the park and shoot some photos, so I thought I’d share a few with you for today’s outfit post.

I picked up this camera for $13 at the local Goodwill! I already have one film SLR which I’ve used and loved for years, but I’ve always wanted a second one so I could pop the telephoto lens on one and a short lens on the other, and just snap away while we’re hiking or roadtripping without having to change out lenses and film. This has a 35-80 short telephoto lens on it. I’ll shoot up the test roll of film this week and see how the pictures turn out; so far it would seem the camera is in perfect working order. All it needs is a lens cap and a strap.

Now it’s your turn to show us how you’re shopping your closet this month! Use the widget below to link up your posts and remember to use the hashtag #30dayclosetshop across your social media accounts (Twitter, Instagram, etc.) to show off your style!

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30 Day Shop My Closet Challenge: Day 1

Today Mandy from Mandy Jean Chic and I are kicking off the 30 Day Shop My Closet Challenge! Didn’t she create the cutest header for our posts?

This is what I like to call “Lauren Conrad style”. It’s pretty simple: classy basics (like the blazer) in pretty colors and textures, mixed with neutral accessories and simple hair and makeup.

Now it’s your turn to show us how you’re shopping your closet this month! Use the widget below to link up your posts and remember to use the hashtag #30dayclosetshop across your social media accounts (Twitter, Instagram, etc.) to show off your style!

Please follow your cohosts (Mandy and Martha) and visit a couple of other bloggers via the linkup to leave a comment! “I don’t like comments” said no blogger ever! :P

If you need some inspiration to get you started, check out this OOTD that Mandy posted in September. I love the subtle print mixing and the chunky jewelry!