>> Friday, October 10, 2014
Thanks for all of your kind feedback on my new approach to blogging. I don’t know exactly how it will work just yet, but I think I got a good start by sharing my feelings on the matter. And speaking of blogging and feelings and all that stuff, can you believe how Young House Love just quit blogging yesterday? Just. Like. That.
I started reading them back in 2007 right after we bought our first home. I think I found their master bedroom in some Google search and liked the Ikea closets covered in curtains. And the combined living room and dining room. In more recent years, I didn’t click over very much -- but a commenter on their goodbye post said it best: It was like the worst season finale of all time!
In other news, it’s the weekend. I’ve been toying back and forth with painting our kitchen cabinets. And I think I’ve finally decided that white is the way to go. I love the no-fuss upkeep of natural wood, but our kitchen doesn’t have a lot of light, so it’s been rather cave-like in the ever-shortening afternoons.
This photo is deceiving because I’m standing in the dark corner by the oven at the absolute sunniest time of the day. I wish it was really this bright. But compared to our tiny old kitchen? I think you can see the major difference.
We’ll see if I get a start over the weekend. The whole project feels overwhelming. Taking of all the knobs and doors. Sanding, priming, painting, and painting again. Has anyone used those cabinet refinishing kits? They promise you can skip many of those steps, but -- of course -- it comes at a premium. So, I’d love to know if it’s worth the steeper price!
#1: I LOLed reading this mom’s answer to the Pinterest-Perfect Bento Lunch Fad. Seriously, people. Stop it with the lunches. My kid isn’t even in full school yet and already I feel inadequate!
#2: I enjoyed this particular installment of the What’s Underneath Project with 62-year-old American Apparel model Jacky O’Shaughnessy. She shares some poignant thoughts on aging and life in general.
#3: Sort of graphic, sort of hilarious. Here are real people in nude suits trying Cosmo’s Sex Positions. I love watching their faces as they try to figure some of them out. Nothing gets me hotter than a good physical puzzle to solve.
#4: Great news for those of us who don’t have a thigh gap: We can now buy one with our jeans! Check out this funny sketch to see how you can get some thigh gap action today.
#5: Looking for something to read? Check out these 100 Books You Should Read In Your Lifetime. I see a lot of familiar titles + others I definitely want to check out.
#6: Some thoughts on Work/Life Balance and living the life you want. I really wish there was an easier answer . . . for all of us.
#7: A few deals!
Get 50% off or more on women’s athletic jackets!
NFL Ugly Sweaters might just get me interested in football.
Up to 45% off Rebecca Minkoff bags + purses.
Save $25 on this LED headlamp perfect for evening running.
#8: And if you’re joining me on my homesteading adventures, read Mother Earth News. I can’t pick just one article to share. It’s all useful and interesting.
Lately on Writing Chapter Three:
- Amazing “stained glass” leaf window tutorial that will bring your home alive with color.
- How to adapt slow cooker soup to please the toddler crowd.
- An update on how the Cash Envelope System is working for our family.
- And Tracing Footsteps through my old neighborhood.
- 8 Essential Pieces For Your Capsule Wardrobe
- 10 Delicious Veggie Burgers To Make Tonight
- How To Give An Allowance That Won’t Ruin Your Kid
- 15 Mouthwatering Slow Cooker Dessert Recipes
- 10 Things You Don’t Need To Buy For Your Baby
- 12 Ideas for Cheap Fall Decor
- 7 Ways To Be More Active Without Working Out
- All About Barre For Runners
- Pre-Run Breakfasts To Please Every Palate
- 7 Awesome DIY Foot Soaks for Athletes