I get bored very often and usually end up taking it out on my hair. Whatever length or color, this is the look I’m typically drawn to.
It’s the “I-just-got-out-of-bed-looking-effortlessly-perfect” look. It’s kind of beachy, but not. Whatever it is, I don’t have it. My hair is quite straight and boring on it’s own. I need some waves, some texture. Some pizazz.
Enter Davines. They’ve created this No.14 Sea Salt Primer For Wizards and Texturizer Styling Spray and some days I think they made them just for me. I spray a small amount of the Texturizer into my hair while it’s damp, twirling the hair around my fingers in small sections as I’m drying it. When it’s almost completely dry, I spray the Sea Salt on to my ends and play with the hair to give it a messy wave. This might sound like a lot of work, but it’s kind of fun. Feels like sculpting.
I’m really liking that first image of Daria Pleggenkuhle. It’s short though, like, REALLY short. Hrmmm.
I made a variation of the Avocado Toast, doing my best to capture the yumminess of the moment with my iPhone.
1 – 2 slices of multi-grain bread (toasted or not)
1/2 cucumber cut into rounds (with or without skin)
handful cherry tomatoes cut into small rounds and sautéed in 1 Tbsp olive oil
1 Tbsp light cream cheese for toast (optional)
drizzle with olive oil
a pinch kosher salt
freshly ground pepper
I added scrambled eggs for some extra protein.
2 eggs scrambled
sprinkle with dill (optional)
a pinch kosher salt
freshly ground pepper
I topped it off with a coffee and a fancy champagne flute of orange juice. It was a nice way to start the day.
Joy came to visit me this past week and all I have of our night out in Nashville are a couple of grainy iPhone pics. Why? Because I didn’t feel like lugging around my SLR and I blame my ugly Nikon camera bag.
It looks something like this:
It’s protective, functional, and fits all my camera toys … but it’s just not cute. I like cute things.
My eye has wandered a bit and I’ve narrowed it down to my Top 3:
Size: 13.5 x 4 x 10 // Price: $309 // Material: 100% Vegetable-Tanned-Leather.
Inspired by the 1940s classic schoolbag. Yeaaaaaaah.
They all have adjustable, removable interior pads to fit lenses, phone, wallet and other accessories.
At one point, each of these designers had wrapped their expensive cameras in scarves and T-shirts, throwing them in purses or messenger bags so as not to look like a tourist. I’ve done that! These were all born out of the desire to carry around your precious equipment in something that doesn’t scream, “Hi I’m a camera bag!”
Thanks, Peter Ahern, for bringing this video to my attention.
It’s fun! Videos that play with variety vs. constants get me every time, it JUST works. Also cool use of the iPhone in a music video. Reminds me of that band that plays with the iPhone on the subway, Atomic Tom.
I downloaded the free app for some giggles on this uneventful Wednesday afternoon. Maybe I’ll have to submit my own video to the daily motion now?
I’m always amused by the clever doodles Google comes up with — changing their logo and brand to celebrate events, holidays and famous artists. But today’s doodle is extra magical. To celebrate what would be Jules Verne’s 183rd birthday, Google tries to capture the spark and sense of exploration found in his popular novel, 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea. The Google logo acts as the window of the submarine from the story. The user can interact by “pulling” the lever (or dragging their mouse overtop) to navigate the sub down to the bottom of the sea. In essence, there is a little underwater adventure on my computer!
There’s a decent amount of detail down there too, from the little divers, treasures and fishies to the creepy sea creatures lurking below. It’s quite fun to play around for a bit.
It’s swell to work from home every day, but rough to live and work in the same place. True, I’d love to have the means to rent a studio space. Somewhere to set up shop that is nowhere near where I sleep. But my commute is from my bed to my desk. Sometimes it make me feel like a hermit crab. So here are some…
Maybe don’t stay in your pjs all day. It helps to make me feel like a part of society. I wear comfy clothes at the very least, but occasionally get inappropriate and wear digs that I could never get away with wearing to the office. WHY? Because I have nothing better to do and no boss getting mad if my bra is showing.
I’m a weak little flower who needs sunlight to grow. I just moved my desk by a window – done. Otherwise if you’re facing a wall, paint it a less than boring color. Caddy-corner your desk. Decorating can be cheap. I have the urge to draw big notes on my walls. In chalk!
Great advice! This strategy keeps me sane. Go to the gym, grab a cup of coffee and get to your desk by 10am. Work for 8 hours and then you’re off the clock. Well I rarely make it to the gym, I’m not super girl. Which brings me to #4…
Don’t confuse with 4. 4 is a given, you need a break every day, even twice a day. But 5 is indulgence. Noooo workaholics. Even watching an hour of tv or catching a yoga class can be good for the mind and the achey back.
Makes you want to quit your day job and join the freelance cult, yeah?