Tuesday, April 21, 2009



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"When do you read my blog?" : The Best Posting Time Debate

I follow a blog by Bakery -- they offer great tips to bloggers and and other web-based businesses. In their own words: We bake businesses. Their latest post focused on the best time of day to post new blog entries. They referenced a few opinions from top bloggers. But, I've decided to come straight to the source.

When to you catch up on blog reading? During work? Early evening? Late night?

Appreciate all responses!!!

A Very Southern Wedding

Readers: I sincerely apologize for my absence the past few weeks. I've been in complete wedding planning mode -- consumed with venues, invitations, centerpieces -- the list goes on. No excuse. I promise to do better. But while weddings are top of mind, I've decided to give you a little insight into my upcoming soiree.

I'm a country girl, by all means. For that reason, I've always imagined a "country" wedding. You know, old home in the middle of nowhere with lots of character and a large beautiful yard--reminiscent of the beautiful multi-acre yards with towering pecan trees that I grew up with. Well, it seems I'm lucky enough to have my dream come to fruition. While my locale is not exactly "in the country" it is a beautiful antebellum home set up on a hill just off of the Marietta Square and laying in the shadows of Kennesaw Mountain -- beautiful indeed.

Monday, April 20, 2009


As I was skimming through Google Reader today, I ran past this post by Black*Eiffel. A super cool, paper cut Paris map by Famille Summerbell. I would buy this and frame it, but I don't think its up for sale. Incredible!

Friday, April 3, 2009

HOT!: Open Toe Boots

I was in Savannah this weekend, having quick bite to eat at Vinnie VanGoGos and the charismatic little boy(he was no more than three or four years old) sitting at the table next to us asked me the funniest question: "Why do your shoes have holes in them?" He was referring to my peep-toe flats. With a chuckle, I explained to him that they were called "peep toes" and they were made that way. I don't think he bought it.

He probably would not have approved of my favorite birthday present -- a pair of black patent leather peep toe booties with grosgrain ribbon laces. FABULOUS!!! Talk about a sexy shoe. There are so many versions of this style out right now. It's almost impossible not to find a pair that you'll love. The ones above can be found at ShopStyle.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Etsy: Internet Selling and Shopping Evolved

I recently discovered Etsy from my friend Byron. He's developed a line of offbeat greeting cards called ThirstyPet, and sells them on Etsy. After exploring his store I browsed the rest of the site. I was amazed by the myriad of unique items I found. Artwork, home decor, dress patterns, jewelry, etc. All items sold on Etsy must fall into one of the following categories:
  • Handmade by seller
  • Supplies
  • Vintage (items 20 years or older)
Etsy no doubt will be your stop for unique, possibly even one-of-a-kind (and affordable) gifts (for yourself and others).

Check out the site, and let me know what you think.

Book List: Martha Stewarts Encyclopedia of Crafts

As I was looking through Google Reader, browsing new posts from the blogs I follow, I came across this book in The Martha Blog. I've been looking for a crafting projects resource -- this will definitely come in handy.

You can buy it here. Happy crafting!

Do you have a craft specialty? Tell us about it.

An Introspective: As the Quarter-Life Crisis Continues

On Monday, I turned twenty-six...along way from the days when I dreamt of what it would be like at fifteen or sixteen. Those days are a decade past -- long gone...away. I stopped imagining my future shortly after reaching those teen years. And, maybe that's my problem. There's no real expectation, no anticipation of what life should be like for me as I grow older. Maybe I should start dreaming again.

I have a list of things I'd like to explore and conquer, but I just can't seem to find the spark to get going. I've had a few false starts. A flicker of a flame, an ember that I thought would eventually be just the thing I needed to get me going -- to light the fire. But nothing has seemed to catch on -- yet. I'll continue to forge my path to freedom of creative expression. I'll continue to delve deeper -- and even deeper. My life, my livelihood depends on it. At one point I felt as if I were at a crossroad -- safe career or the danger and uncertainty of what I really want -- to be a living creative expression. Early on I decided I needed to balance -- make money but still explore. Well, that definitely didn't work out the way I had planned. As I look back four years later, my dreams have been all but abandoned -- no nuturing. And what do I have to show for it -- no sense of self or rewarding accomplishment.

Now, someone on the outside looking in on my situation may see it differently. You have a career. You make good money. You have your own place. Yes, all of these things are true. But what I don't have is self-fulfillment. I am working towards it and this (writing this blog) is a huge step. If you have issues you must acknowledge them and attack them head on.

I ask for your help. If you can relate to this post, let me know. If you see me hold me to task and give encouragement. Send an email, post a message. I need all the support I can get in this next phase of my life! Hope you all are up for the journey!


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