Entries in inspiration (11)
I may have mentioned that I've been reading up on business/SEO/website design/marketing stuff like crazy and neglecting my favorite blogs - major suck! But at least what I'm devouring is useful and interesting. In case it might be of use to you, fellow business owners (and blog lovers), here's a sampling of what I've been saving in Feedly lately:
How To Create A Website Reflective of You, from the master of personality-based marketing (and one of my photography heroes), Jasmine Star. I can tell you right now this is sooooooo hard.
I know I link to Elsie's blog all the time, but that girl is always up to something amazing and I love that she shared her 5 Tips for Prolific Living. Number 3 really struck a chord with me, because it's exactly how I feel but also something I occasionally need to remind myself about!
Also, because this may be the hardest part of putting together a website, 16 questions to help you write a douche-free bio. I may be a little partial because the title is so awesome. :)
I made Ree's Pasta with Tomato Cream Sauce a few weeks ago, and I've been jonesing for it ever since. So ridiculously easy to make - if I can do it, anyone can!
You may have heard about Yahoo shutting down Delicious (eventually), and if you use it like I do you'll want to check out How to Export Your Delicious Bookmarks and Import Them Into Your Favorite Browser.
I absolutely love Coury over at Fancy Treehouse, and this recent outfit had me jonesing for (yet another) red bag. Try not to hate her, even though she's gorgeous, blonde, smart, sweet and always perfectly styled. :)
Also, did you watch the Golden Globes last night? It's a tough choice, but I think my favorite dress of the night was Anne Hathaway. I almost always love her bold choices and this chic backless standout was amazing and so different from all the other blah that we saw:
Although I gotta hand it for Eva Longoria for working some serious classic glamour. (Source.)
We made our predictions beforehand and Mr. Same Same was the clear winner (surprise, surprise). I'm just happy Colin Firth and Chris Colfer won!
P.S. Have to share a sneak peek of our weekend adventure - can you guess where I took him?
There's been a lot of good stuff showing up in my blog reader lately, so I thought I'd share some of the things I found worth saving in Feedly (what, you're still using Google Reader to keep up with your blog feeds? Psshhhh...)
The most recent post from Hyperbole and a Half (how did I not discover her sooner??) about how her dogs handled moving makes me feel SO much better about Dante. Oh, and her writing + illustrations that look like they were done in Microsoft Paint are kind of awesome too. :)
Sense and Sensibility with Emma Thompson and Kate Winslet is still my fave Jane Austen adaptation, so when Design*Sponge did a "Living In" post about it I was ecstatic! So many lovely things.
This DIY five minute tinsel garland wreath tutorial from Creature Comforts, one of my favorite blogs, is so cool and easy I think I'm going to have to try it for myself. Yay sparkly!
And if you haven't checked out Ez's free online Gifted Magazine publication, you need to! It's filled with a TON of gorgeous inspiration, tutorials and ideas. Did I mention it's free? I'm planning on trying out at least three different DIY projects - get ready for garlands, house!
The Notebook Doodles is a sweet blog that I think I mentioned before, and I just love the quote she pulled from a film called "Boys and Girls" that I think I'm going to have to rent now...
Aren't her doodles amazing?
For a laugh, check out this series of Kittehs vs. Goggies photobombs. And I thought this poster/infographic on the difference between cats and dogs not only beautifully designed but full of stuff I didn't know!
And because what's a sharing post from me without a LOL dog or cat or owl, I present you with this:
I want to bring Mr. Smiley Dog home. Now, please.
More and more, Flickr is becoming one of my favorite places to see loveliness. People from all over the world share all day long. Next to blogs, it's my favorite place to browse for eye candy! It's amazing what photogs of all walks of life, all levels of experience are creating. For me, the best is when they share why they took the photo or what it means to them. I love hearing the story behind the image.
Here's a sampling of my recent favorites - bit of a fall theme this time. :) (If you're reading this in a blog reader and the image isn't showing up, please click through to the original post - sometimes when I host photos with Squarespace it doesn't show up!)
1. 298:365 Waiting to Be Carved, 2. Untitled, 3. Northern Light: Arrow 42/52, 4. rainboots, 5. Detail Oriented, 6. The best thing about the future is that it comes only one day at a time. ~ Abraham Lincoln, 7. Untitled, 8. Morning Fog 1, 9. Bombay Beach Sunset, 10. Oct 6, 11. A little corner by the sea, 12. In Gamble Garden, 13. Untitled, 14. 'B' is for book. Explored!, 15. rainchild, 16. 292-365 Grapevine
If you like what you see, click the link to take you to the photo and see what other amazing images they've been posting!
Lots of stuff to share, but while I'm still under the mountain of photos to process, I thought I'd share what goodies I've been saving on Feedly lately...
First, I'd like my workspace to look like this, please.
Anybody know any carpenters? (Via M thru F)
Second, I think we'll be doing our place cards like these this year:
So cute, right? (Via Twig & Thistle, who also provide a free download for the leaf template!)
Third, I need to borrow some children so I can do this:
Any takers givers? (Via Bleubird Vintage, and a million other places on the interwebs.)
Fourth, an awesome roundup of cards, including this one I'm dying to use:
Somebody needs to have a baby, k? (Via Where the Lovely Things Are, a great new-to-me blog.)
Fifth, this fantastic collection of pumpkin carvings. This one was my favorite, for obvious reasons:
And for some funnies, my most recently favorited Lolcats and Loldogs (aka ones that made me actually LOL)...
So what have you been saving or sharing lately? Enable me!