Thursday, August 30, 2012

Thoughts & Things Thursday #5

Life is so crazy busy with packing and getting ready for our move next week... but I found some time to compile my favorite links, goods, and images from the week. There was so much good stuff out there... it was hard to cut it down. So there's plenty of reading for you this week! =P

+ I meant to post this picture of my rainbow hair (from late June, when I last went into the salon). Somehow, it never made it to the blog. I have a huge backlog of photos and no time to post them all. But at last, here it is! This amazingness was done by Antonio Cejudo at Coco & Co Salon in West Seattle. Best hairdresser ever - seriously. I also added it to my About page - finally updated those pictures. =)

+ There were quite a few cool projects posted in the blogging world this week. Some of my favorites include these pretty push pins by Jessica of Such Pretty Things and this adorable ice cream headband by Kailey of Mermaidens, guest posted on Scathingly Brilliant. Best part? They are both super simple!

+ Gala Darling shared a few posts in this week's Carousel worth re-sharing. This post by Min Lee on organizing your stuff is brilliant, while Mary Myung-Ok Lee's article about what her son's disabilities taught her on "having it all" is simultaneously heartbreaking, terrifying, and hopeful.

+ I wrote my first two guest posts, which should be coming up in the next few weeks! I like to research things thoroughly whenever possible, so I wanted to learn more about the logistics of guest posting. Thanks to my trusty friend, Google, I came across this article on guest posting. I liked the handy tip about composing your guest post and then copying it via HTML to send it directly, already formatted, to the blog you are guest posting on. What a great way to make it easier for your host! I do want to note that I happen to be posting on two blogs that use the same platform as I do (Blogger), so I'm not sure how this would work with Wordpress, Typepad, or any of the other ones out there. I guess I'll find out soon if it actually worked properly on Blogger, but I have high hopes!

+ Shana of ShanaLogic shared this oddly adorable image of an octopus hatching! Don't you think it looks like a squid? Shana shares a lot of "Cute for the Day" posts on her blog, usually featuring adorable animals. Photo is originally from National Geographic.

+ I just found out, through Anna's happy things post, about this Godiva membership where you can score a free truffle every month! Yes, please!

+ Another beautiful wedding posted on Rock 'n Roll Bride! I love the colors and fun atmosphere that Layla and Dan chose for their big day. And seriously? I want that cake.

+ Check out this gorgeous look, featuring several Sugarpill eyeshadows (if you missed this post, Sugarpill is my favorite indie makeup brand). Amy Doan of Sugarpill posts tons of gorgeous looks sent in by customers on their facebook page. So many talented make-up artists and enthusiasts!

+ One of my favorite indie shop owners, Maria of Locketship, was the focus of this designer mini-feature on the Modcloth blog! Speaking of, did anyone else shop their 70% off Last Hurrah Sale?

+ Is it weird that I totally love this multi-toned orange lace embroidered dress from Romwe? I suppose it could be that the color scheme reminds me of a creamsicle... I really need to add some orange to my wardrobe.

+ Violet of Blythe Ponytail Parades posted photos from a state fair. In addition to being in love with the nighttime ferris wheel/carnival pictures, I am really hungry for some corn on the cob.

+ I'll probably say this over and over, but in case you haven't figured it out... I love balloons. Check out this print Ashley is selling in her shop, Maybe Sparrows Place. She has plenty more awesome prints in her shop as well.

+ Bei Badgirl shared a board she created for a charity auction. Man, I would love to own it. Someday I'd love to have an entire collection of boards. Someday.

+ Anyone want to eat fairy bread? Sara of Eager Beaver tells us to "get out there and live like you give a damn!" Her fun site is full of inspiration - ideas for things to do. So what are you waiting for? Go live it up!

+ This is a must read for bloggers. Kat of Rock 'n Roll Bride wrote this important post about crediting and image copyright, in which she shares this link to a blogger who was sued for posting someone else's pictures.

+ As usual, Kaylah of The Dainty Squid shares her beautiful photography. These foggy cemetary photographs just seem so otherworldly. Incredible. And she took them all in fifteen minutes!

+ Dorien of Bodacious Thought visited London! (Yeah, I'm jealous.) Lucky for us, she shared images from Camden and her visit to the Harry Potter Studios. I'm not even obsessed with Harry Potter, but I think the studio looks so, so cool. Apparently, butter beer is not the tastiest. =) Check out the rest here.

Thoughts and Things Thursday is a weekly feature where I share links to articles and posts I enjoyed reading, artists I discovered, pictures I came across, and more. These may include things I found funny, heartwarming, sad, ridiculous, interesting, heartbreaking, or just important to share. Some are themed, others miscellaneous. They are things that got my attention and what I thought of them. You can read all of my T&TT posts here.


  1. The octopus hatching photo is so cool! I've never seen anything like it :)

    ♥ Naomi {Starry Eyes + Coffee Cups}

  2. I love the octopus hatching photo. So cool!

  3. Thank you so much for including my post! I always love link-ups, I love to click around.

    1. Yeah I have fun with the link posts too - that's how I find a bunch of this stuff! Your Harry Potter post was so cool, there was no way I could be selfish and not share it!

  4. Hello lovely, great post, I enjoyed reading!! Your hair looks amazing - what could possibly be better than rainbow hair?! I loved the 'happy things' post, how lovely of you to promote other bloggers in this way :) x

    1. Ahh the rainbow hair was so fun! Unfortunately it didn't last too long... but next time I'm at the salon I'm going for 4 colors (instead of 6). =D

      Thanks for visiting! Your blog is so pretty. I'm now a follower!

  5. P.s. How could I forget to mention the octopus hatching... SO CUTE!


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