Friday, January 7, 2011

Lunchtime Lookup!

Happy Friday! Here are some internet sweets for you, my sweet!

Ian's Shoelace Site has some really interesting lacing techniques! I just changed the lacing on my winter boots because of this site!

When Parents Text has me roaring every time I read. So does Fake Science.

My friend Jairus made a Tumblr. It's F*ck Yeah, Fishnets and Robots. It's girls in fishnets. And robots. It is, no question, NSFW.

I have a serious love for feathers in the hair. Here's how to make feather and brocade headpieces, and DIY feather barettes! I know what I'm up to this weekend...

I also love bows!

You do know that FOUND Magazine has a "find of the day", right? That has an RSS feed? Computers?

If you follow me on Twitter, you know that I'm obsessed with Girl Talk's record, All Day. And you can download it for free here.

Sal at Already Pretty has a great piece on self-doubt and self-love.

If It's Hip, It's Here points out Dolce & Gabbana vermouth. Really, the internet? Really?! They redeem themselves with these amazing paintings of vintage board games, though.

Tavi at Style Rookie posted these pictures with an adorable Manic Panic wig. Apparently I share my lurve of candy-coloured hair with 14-year-old girls.

I am a big, big fan of the earring on the first girl in this post from Facehunter. I may attempt my own DIY.

I don't know how XKCD eavesdropped on a conversation between Michael and me in the past.

Color Me Katie posted my favourite 2010 round-up.

Cathe at Just Something I Made gives us this tutorial for sewing shrinky dinks into jewelry. Adorbs!

JRD Skinner taught me about Franz Reichelt, aka The Flying Tailor.

Isaac Likes speculates on the future of denim.

I hope I gave you a few things to help make the last few hours of the first work week of 2011 go by quickly!

Sunday, January 2, 2011

2011: Vision/Mission Statement!

Hi friends!

Wow, it's been a while, hey? December was a very challenging month for me on a personal level. I won't get into the nitty-gritty (because who needs all that baggage, right?), but I will tell you that I have missed you and this blog very much and I am glad to be back!

Every year at my birthday, I set my resolutions for the year, rather than doing them on January 1st. However, I do feel like I should be setting some intentions for the year this year, so I set out to write a vision statement for 2011 (which is pronounced twenty-eleven in my house, if you're wondering).

So, here's what 2011 is going to bring for me!

I am going to increase my personal shopping and styling clientele 100%. You guys that is a big number. But I am totally going to do it!

I am going to post regularly here. There are a lot of uncertain things in my life right now, but the blog seems to ground me, so I am going to do that in a very real way.

I am going to work my butt off to do the whole Inbox 0 thing. This terrifies me!

I am challenging myself to do one new healthy thing in my life every two weeks. On the short list is cut out cream and sugar in my coffee, go 100% vegan (except for very special occasions), start running again, and incorporate resistance training into my life to a certain degree. I also really want a little trampoline for my living room!

I am going to finish one book a week. I have a massive pile of stuff on my desk that I want to get through first, including Timothy Ferriss' The Four-Hour Body, Mike Dooley's Manifesting Change, and an Isabel Allende book that I borrowed from a friend ages ago!

I am going to work more on the Radical Self Love initiative that I've started but that has somewhat fallen by the wayside in the last couple of months. When was the last time I took a bath in my tiara, I ask you?!

I am going to spend more time nurturing my friendships and less time worrying about my love life! To that end, I am going to no longer have non-reciprocal relationships of any kind. I find I tend to stick my neck out so many times and then I get slaughtered emotionally and I crawl back into my methods of "NO ONE IS GOING TO TAKE CARE OF YOU BUT YOU". I think if I am simply more careful with the initial relationship selection process I'll be just fine!

I will have the organised home of my dreams!

All the while, I intend to live my life while respecting myself and my core values. There are a few other little things that I've written down but that are kind of private for now!

What about you? What are you going to do with your 2011? Tell me in the comments!