Archive for November, 2013

What’s on your bookshelf?

photo (27)When we moved last year, many people thought I would be MOST excited about having a second bathroom after 10 years of sharing one among our family of four. They were wrong. I walked through this empty (at the time) front room with great light and declared that it was MINE (!) and I was going to finally have my library. What turned out even better than I had anticipated was that I found some great colors among my books and shelved them accordingly which I love. Below are some of my shelves and I’ll point out a few favorites among the titles.

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White Truffles in Winter & In Praise of Slowness

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Amazing Adventures of a Nobody & 168 Hours

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The Miracle & The Willoughbys

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The Chronicles of Harris Buck & Endangered Pleasures

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The Fairy Ring, Labor Day & God is in the Small Stuff

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Disneystrology & Where’d You Go Bernadette

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Destiny of the Republic & Sh*t My Dad Says

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My Stroke of Insight & Church Signs Across America

Of course there are piles of books and bookshelves in almost every other room including this stack next to my bed. Share with me what’s on your bookshelf or over at Modern Mrs. Darcy as part of a synchroblog today.

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What Do You Feel Like Reading?

When someone else does something so freaking brilliant, I’m rendered momentarily speechless. Check out this awesome infographic from Retreat by Random House. So what DO you feel like reading? (Click on Retreat by Random House for larger print).


What was I thinking?

foldersI’ve been on a bit of a purge lately as we move from one season to another. The area that I’m slowly wading though are the crazy amount of folders that have pages and pages of articles that I deemed so important that I ripped out (one dates back to 2004) and filed. Yesterday I managed to clear out the entire HOME folder. You know the one – dream rooms, decorating ideas, possible purchases and I’m cracking up at what I’ve found.

Apparently I was very into vintage fruit signs, curtains, water filtration systems, energy saving tips, video cameras strawberries& composting. I probably haven’t looked into this folder in over 5 years but I’ll catch you up. We moved into a new house last year and there are definitely no vintage fruit signs anywhere and they only curtains are in the guest room. (My mom most frequently stays there and she bought them herself). We drink water out of the faucet, definitely don’t follow energy saving guidelines (which we should) and the only videos I ever take are on my phone and of course they stay there as I forget to download them. The only thing we managed to start is composting and that’s simply because my son got into it and stays on top of it.

It’s interesting to me how quickly I’ve come to rely on the convenience and accessibility of evernote to organize what used to be my chaos of ripped out pages. If you’ve never used it before, I recommend checking it out. I’m able to keep track of all my varied interests and it doesn’t make me feel insecure like pinterest. Now onto my ‘GIFT IDEAS’ folder. That should be a hoot.