"be the change you wish to see"
Friday, April 18, 2014
Thursday, April 17, 2014
some bloggers like to schedule posts days or weeks in advance. i most often post one day at a time. there are some definite pros and cons to each method. i had a different post planned for today. i made the most delicious easter treats a couple of weeks ago and can't wait to share them with you. i planned to post that today, BUT last night i sliced my finger with a knife...again. i don't know what my problem is. minus my hip surgery, i've made it 34 years (yes 34. i know. you would never have guessed, but it's true) knock on wood without stitches, but my luck might be running out. since the first of the year, i think i have cut my finger with a knife at least 4 times. last night was pretty bad. i got nervous enough to google "how to know when you need stitches". turns out the internet is pretty informative. the first 2 sites were webMD and wikipedia. after reading both, i decided i could hold out until the morning. the real question is how do i prevent cutting myself in the first place?!? HELP!!!
have you entered the cash+lipstick giveaway
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
photo credit bonnie
last week bonnie hosted another grow your blog roundtable. the thing about bloggers is we can sit around and talk about blogging forever and ever. instead of a particular theme this month, it was open to questions. we discussed photos and sponsorship and different readers, and why we blog. the night went far too quickly, and i am certain we could have talked for several more hours. it's always so much fun to get together with other bloggers and talk about all things blog. my particular questions were...
what keeps you coming back to a blog?
if you are a blogger and sponsor blogs, what do you look for in a sponsorship?
what's an ideal price to pay for sponsorship?
if you have any input, i would love to hear it.
speaking of bonnie, a few of us are giving away some cash.
super easy to enter with rafflecopter below
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
- Autism now affects 1 in 68 children and 1 in 42 boys
- Autism prevalence figures are growing
- Autism is the fastest-growing serious developmental disability in the U.S.
- Autism costs a family $60,000 a year on average
- Boys are nearly five times more likely than girls to have autism
- There is no medical detection or cure for autism
day 7...target boyfriend cardi, random top, gap jeans
day 8...h&m cardi, shine project shirt, gap jeans, target sandals
day 9...target cardi, old navy top that really is blue i promise, gap boyfriend jeans, target sandals
day 10...gap cardi, old navy v neck, modbe skirt, ross wedges
i was home on spring break with no one to take my picture. i have a tripod and a remote, but it's such a hassle to use. i set my camera up in a glass and got mostly blooper shots. the remote is impossible.
day 11...old navy hoodie, target v neck, gap jeans, target flip flops
my friend laurann and i decided to take a last minute trip to las vegas to get a tan. we spent most of day 11 in the car.
Monday, April 14, 2014
me, kimberly, kaycie, diana, ashley, meredith, madeline
a few weeks ago meredith, who i legit met on twitter, came to town. she started talking on twitter a few months ago about planning a trip to utah sans kids and husband. i had to get in on the fun. i had to meet her in real life. i'm pretty sure people think bloggers are crazy. i met half of the people in this group online.
we all met up at the awful waffle for a few hours of chit chat and lots of fun. i'm so glad meredith came to town. it was so fun to actually meet her in real life instead of just talking to her online all the time, which is also fun. we seriously could have talked for hours and hours. please come back soon!
it's monday so i can't leave this post without a little random rambling. i've talked before (although only briefly) about not doing online dating. i'll probably talk more about it some other time. i don't think it's bad or wrong or taboo or anything like that. i just don't do it. what's a little weird to me is blog friends (either from the blog, twitter, instagram, etc) can't be much different from online dating right?!? i met meredith when someone tweeted a link to a blog post she wrote. i really loved the post a lot so i tweeted the link too. after that we started tweeting random things here and there, and the next thing you know we are friends, not just internet friends but friends who want to get together when one comes to town. i can't really explain it, and maybe you really do think i'm crazy and weird, but i have several really good friends that i have never and maybe will never meet in real life. so...if i can meet all sorts of blog friends and think it's totally natural and fine and normal, what's the deal with online dating???
Friday, April 11, 2014
the photo booth
they warned in advance to bring things to sit on the ground. i didn't bring anything or pack anything appropriate for sitting on the ground.
from the photo book
probably my fave from the photo booth
all the bloggers
Thursday, April 10, 2014
I took these pictures a while ago and never actually got around to posting them. Now I'm kind of glad I waited. It's perfect for this month's triple threat. The name kind of says it all...one look, three ways. I'm co-hosting today along with another 30x30 friend.
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photo credit Brooklyn
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
this month we want to know
WHAT WOULD YOU DO...with a dozen eggs?
i love eggs and thought about all the recipes i could make...deviled eggs, potato salad, scrambled, etc., but everyone already knows how to make those things. so, i chose a craft instead.
i have wanted to glitter eggs forever so this was the perfect chance. the books say to blow out the eggs, but i was way too afraid of the mess. i hard boiled the eggs by baking in the oven (look up on pinterest).
in addition to eggs, you need glue, glitter, a paintbrush, some bowls (these are from the dollar store and easy to throw away), and wax paper (or cellophane because i forgot wax paper)
paint egg with glue/roll around in your hand to coat the egg with glue
dip egg in bowl of glitter
roll egg around in glitter. use your hands as needed.
set to dry on cellophane/wax paper
ready to decorate
hopefully they will last until easter.
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
- No big smiles or other warm, joyful expressions by six months or thereafter
- No back-and-forth sharing of sounds, smiles or other facial expressions by nine months
- No babbling by 12 months
- No back-and-forth gestures such as pointing, showing, reaching or waving by 12 months
- No words by 16 months
- No meaningful, two-word phrases (not including imitating or repeating) by 24 months
- Any loss of speech, babbling or social skills at any age
world autism awareness day
h&m scarf, target cardi, gap outlet stripe t, jcpenney jeggings, toms ballet flats
target cardi, gap stripe t, gap pants, toms ballet flats
presentation at a doctor's office required dress pants
h&m cardi, streets of NYC scarf, old navy top, banana republic pants, jessica simpson hidden peep toe
day of easter candy making=casual attire
target cardi, target stripe v, gap jeans, toms
didn't leave the house
urban outfitters sweater, old navy v, agnes and dora leggings, target flip flops