Does anyone get that reference? Fashion show! Fashion show! Fashion show at lunch! [The Office reference]. I love Mindy Kaling. Anyways, thought I’d put together a little fashion show at lunch. Classy can take all forms. 1) I love this adorable pink coat accenting the black & white outfit. 2) LOVE the lace dress. 3) Sahara Peach Sunglasses from Need Supply Co. 4) HOOPA Nude T-Bar Sandals from Topshop 5) Peach Sleeveless Tuck Detail Dress from Topshop 6) School Girl Satchel from Need Supply Co.
I’m excited and honored to be a part of 20 Best Twenty for the next two months. As stated on their site, “20 Best Twenty reveals the best designs, premier pieces, and unique products from independent makers across the globe. Every two months, 20 new items in 20 unique categories will be highlighted by ourselves and The Crew.”
I’m featured under the, “To Go,” category as a freelancer! They feature bloggers, designers, and independent thinkers. They are not an online store and they do not profit from a sale. 20 Best Twenty states, “Our goal is simple – to feature the undiscovered items that are often lost in an age of chain retailers and commercial advertising. We celebrate inspired design, and unite original ideas with discerning consumers.”
Be sure to visit and support all of these creatives and check back in May for new features.
I’m excited and happy to be continuing my series, One Day, every week on Wednesday! To kick off the first week back, I decided to collaborate with Heather to create her dream wedding styleboard. We’re covering everything from flowers, dresses, venue, to favors. Enjoy and take it all in!
How to Care for Introverts
- Respect their need for privacy.
- Never embarrass them in public.
- Let them observe first in new situations.
- Give them time to think. Don’t demand instant answers.
- Don’t interrupt them.
- Give them advanced notice of expected changes in their lives.
- Give them 15 minutes warnings to finish whatever they are doing before calling them to dinner or moving on to the next activity.
- Reprimand them privately.
- Teach them new skills privately rather than in public.
- Enable them to find one best friend who has similar interests and abilities; encourage this relationship even if the friend moves.
- Do not push them to make lots of friends.
- Respect their introversion. Don’t try to remake them into extroverts.
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Get excited. My wedding series, One Day, is coming back this Wednesday! In order to peak your interest, I thought I’d dedicate this Monday’s Link Love to all things classy and all things wedding. Enjoy.
After many requests, I’m bringing back my wedding series, “One Day.” However–I’m still in the process of revamping the series and making it something that will keep you all interested and excited. If you recently have gotten married or are getting married (or maybe you know the perfect couple to recommend), please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org! Maybe you’re not even close to getting married but would like to create a dream wedding mood board? Let’s do it. Whether it’s tips, DIYs, ideas, traditions, vows or anything that made your special day unique, I want each post to be different. To read past “One Day” posts, click here. And to all my other readers, thoughts or ideas?
My little darling Desh is in a contest! He could be voted the Cutest Dog in Columbus!! The contest is being hosted by Danielle Neil Photography. Check her out! The winner gets a lil doggy photoshoot. How cute.
We would both be extremely grateful if you would take a moment and vote for him here. Only one vote per IP address so if you are at work, vote once and vote again when you’re at home! Seriously- how adorable is he?
The past week in iPhone photos: We sold our iPad and I got a used Macbook Pro again (I used to have one before I bought my iMac) because I really need the flexibility and mobility to design while I’m away from the house. We were spoiled with 60+ degree weather and I got to wear flats and take Desh on long walks. I’m currently reading Room by Emma Donoghue and really enjoy it. Not too far into the plot, though. I’ve been eating bananas in my cereal, become obsessed with pineapple juice/Singpore Slings, and eating guacamole as a meal. Desh is as cute as always and last weekend I got to see all my college friends thanks to Skype! It’s been a good year so far.
I’ve seen a lot of talk about moving your Google Reader subscriptions over to Blog Lovin in order to see the blogs in their native setting. Blog Lovin allows you to import your feeds into their site and then sift through them while visiting each blog directly. You can see the screenshot below. At the bottom is a small bar which allows you to view the next blog post, like the post, or exit out of Blog Lovin’ and stay directly on the blog itself.
So…cool right? Why am I even giving Google Reader a chance? Here’s why. I showed Adam this Blog Lovin’ amazingness and he says, “You know, you can do that in Google Reader, right?” Um no I did not. After he explains it, he shows me that in your Google Reader setting you can drag a “Next” button onto your browser and while you’re in Google Reader you click that “Next” button (it will be where your bookmark bar is) and it cycles through your subscriptions! See image below.
So why did I include these screenshots? Seems kind of pointless until I realized that when you use Blog Lovin, the URL at the top is still a Blog Lovin URL. Essentially, that blog is not getting direct traffic. When using Google Reader, it’s literally shifting to and from the actual blogs directly. Now, I don’t have proof or any research but it seems that for the blog owner, the Google Reader approach would be more beneficial when it comes to traffic and stats.
But that’s just me. I’ve decided to stick with Google Reader. I have so much starred, archived, organized there, and it’s just one click away from my Gmail. While using this feature of Google Reader, I’m more likely to comment on blog posts and “pin” my favorite images through Pinterest. Some things I didn’t like about Blog Lovin were the fact that when I imported my subscriptions the amount of unread posts weren’t accurate, it didn’t list the blogs without recent content, and it seemed to load each post slower than GR.
What are your thoughts? How do you manage your blog subscriptions?
*UPDATE: Now that Google Reader is no more, I use Feedly! But Bloglovin was awesome and contacted me and let me know that your blog does get a hit/traffic when viewing the blog via Bloglovin. So yay!