The postal service has been a little delayed here because of the massive snowstorms we've had in the last few weeks. They're getting themselves back on track and yesterday I came home to find a backlog of magazines in my box. 4 magazines in 1 day! What a lucky girl I am this weekend. If you need me, I'll be on the couch.
While less-is-more is my unofficial motto of the year, the exception to this is jewelry. I want to buy and wear more jewelry in my everyday life. Not bank-braking expensive pieces...just fun, beautiful, make me smile all day pieces of any price. JCrew is usually my go-to spot for drool worthy gems....that was until I found my new obsession: Charm & Chain
Tons of cool designers, and you can narrow your search by price range-which includes pieces in the $30 range all the way up to the just window-shopping range. Plus they have a pretty cool blog.
Just go ahead and try to keep the drool off of your keyboard:
Shelter is one of my absolutely favorite morning reads and I was ecstatic to see that Julie posted some photos of her own home yesterday. Julie never ceases to amaze me with her inspiring posts and images. She's one of those woman that you want to be best friends with and also secretly wish you could follow and around take copious notes about her style (crazy stalker, no-not me!). Go check out the pics of her Shelter, I promise you'll end up reading every post she has.
It's official...6 days in my house because of the snowstorms has made me Stir-Crazy!! But on the bright side, it has given me a lot of extra time to "get around" to all those projects you think about a lot but never actually do.
Project for Today: Organizing my Digital Images
I'm sure many of your are just like me, with hundred and hundreds of digital images floating around your life, all that you would ideally like to be organized and tagged for easy searching when you're looking for specific inspiration.
My current system has been good. It consists of a series of folders saved on my hard drive (and back-up with my personal photos) that are organized by type. Bedrooms, Bathrooms, Entryways, etc.
But I've encountered 2 problems: 1) I find images everywhere and am less than stellar about consistently saving them when I'm out at about (or working on other computers) and sorting them when I get home. and 2) There are A LOT of images in general and are basically just cumbersome to sort through when I'm looking for something. Search-able tags would save my life.
I came across Evernote through a random blog link somewhere and have been considering trying it out, but putting everything over to a cyber site kind of scares me (irrational, since my entire life is ruled by Gmail and Facebook-both not backed up). It's free, searchable, seems user friendly.
But I'm scccaaarrred....does anyone use this or something similar??How does everyone else keep their digital inspirations streamlined and organized? Enlighten me people...I have a lot of time to kill today.
It's been snowing here in D.C. for nearly 6 days straight. We're under our 2nd Blizzard warning for the weak, shoveled more snow than they have in the arctic tundra... AND...I waited in line at the grocery store for an hour+ last night because the fridge was down to the last diet coke. In a nutshell, we're sick...sick and tired of all this snow.
That's why the new Lonny issue in my inbox this morning was a bright shiny beacon of hope for something great to read during my stir crazy day.
Can I tell you how madly in love with these stripes I am. The soft contrasting grays (or gray and white, I can't tell on my screen) are neutral but still graphic. Even though they've only been in my life for the last, um...36 minutes since I saw them, I don't think I can live without them.