So I’m really, really late to the party, and it’s something I thought I’d never do, but if you look over there on the right, you’ll see my new Pinterest link. I snubbed that site for years, in the interest of creativity and privacy, but last week, partly due to the full moon and Ryan working late every night, I decided to bite the bullet. Plus, my bookmarks are just getting way too out of control these days.
Call me a hypocrite, but I’ve found myself perusing the site quite frequently lately. You don’t technically have to be a member to do searches and look at pictures, so I would sometimes wander over before I got my hair cut, when I was looking for ways to decorate with a blue couch, or when I decided to stop coloring my hair. It turns out there’s quite a bit of grey inspiration on Pinterest. And a lot of my favorite bloggers no longer post five days a week, so I’ve started checking out Instagram and Pinterest as a way to see a little bit more from them.
I know lots of people think blogs are past their prime, and bloggers have moved to other forms of social media to share their opinions and influence. I think that’s true in a lot of ways, but for me, at least, Pinterest will just be for my own inspiration. At first, I made all of my boards private, but as I added pictures here and there with the click of a button, I decided I should return the favor and share my inspiration, too. I also added a few boards with my own photos, and I’m sure I’ll add more as I go.
So that’s that. No balloons or streamers or anything. I just thought I’d tell you that I finally jumped on the bandwagon, so feel free to follow me and I’ll gladly follow you back.
This week flew by again! We got ready for Easter and the boys had their school parties yesterday. There will be plenty of egg hunting and too much candy this weekend, as well as time with friends and family. My ribs are on the mend, thankfully, and I’m feeling back to normal again. Here are a few things that caught my eye this week.
The Shirt on Your Back: The human cost of the Bangladeshi garment industry. An interactive story that I strongly encourage you to watch and read. It might change your mind about the way you shop.
Another amazing story of forgiveness.
The bond between a police officer and the young survivor of a terrible crime.
An actor’s experience working with Scarlett Johansson. It’s not what you think.
The “peak beard” scenario. Looks like it might be time to shave, guys.
What does low blood sugar have to do with voodoo dolls?
And a short film about conquering your fears at any age.
Have a great weekend and a wonderful Easter!
Sephora had their VIB 15% off sale a few weeks ago, and I took advantage of the discount to finally buy Roses De Chloé. Since perfume is on my list of necessities, right up there with deodorant and toothpaste, and I’ve been waiting to buy my own bottle of this new fragrance for a while, I put my coupon code to really good use. Fragrances don’t go on sale, but you can find some great gift packages and discounts around Mother’s Day each year. And a 15% off coupon will save you a significant amount, too.
I love the original Chloé scent and I knew I’d love this one, too. It’s been featured in lots of magazines lately, and since my favorite perfumes are usually floral, this one is perfect for me. The original fragrance is slightly salty and reminds me of summer, and Roses De Chloé is light and fresh with a lovely hint of rose. It’s very feminine, but not heavy or overpowering at all. I can even layer it over my lavender oil in the morning, and the result smells so heavenly.
I also photographed the product’s box because I love the simple fonts and the pretty pink color. The bottle is classic Chloé, though with a pink ribbon in place of the original blush color. My first bottle tarnished for some reason, so I’m hoping that doesn’t happen to this one. But it really doesn’t matter, because the scent is my new favorite for warmer months.