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Bits & Pieces

Bits & Pieces

1. This past weekend the boy and I went to see a show called TITtalks. It was in the format of TED Talks, except all of the ‘experts’ were improv comedians and they had no idea before stepping on stage what topic & visual aids they would be assigned and have to do a talk on. It was hilarious. We caught it on the last day of its run, sadly, or I’d tell you fellow Austinites to go check it… Read the rest ⇒


5 Things Friday

5 Things Friday

1. We’re hosting a brunch this weekend and doing a breakfast taco bar. Somehow, we’ve never made breakfast tacos at home, despite being fans of the dish. So the logistics are a bit fuzzy on how to get everything cooked/keep everything warm at the same time, but we’ll figure it out. And if not I’ve got cinnamon rolls as back-up. 2. If you’ve been around the blog awhile, you’ve probably picked up on the fact that I’m a big fan… Read the rest ⇒


Bits & Pieces

Bits & Pieces

1. The quasi-in-laws are in town, which means last week’s cleaning frenzy has been followed by lots of cooking, eating out, watching movies/TV, and checking out Austin things like Torchy’s Tacos and the new aquarium – which is not great, but not terrible. It has lots of ‘petting’ tanks, so that was cool. I didn’t take today and tomorrow off like the boy did, so I’m home doing work stuff and blog stuff while they’re out seeing South Congress and… Read the rest ⇒


Tuesday Treasure Trove

Tuesday Treasure Trove: this week's round-up of read-worthy links.

Photo series of the week: Stardust. Beautiful but NSFW. Illustration series of the week: If super heroes competed in the Olympics. Sculpture series of the week: Shadow Sculptures. Google Admits Google+ Was Just A Ploy To Track Your Behavior Online. Arranging Your Books by Color Is Not a Moral Failure. I’ve never actually done this (I tend to group by author if anything) but I think it looks cool. And I have a visual memory, so it wouldn’t be problem… Read the rest ⇒


5 Things Friday

5 Things Friday

1. I’m a beta tester for a new stock image site, and it’s awesome. (and also sekrit, sorry) So if you’ve noticed new header images on regular post series (Bits & Pieces, TTT, this), that is why. And I have more lined up. Bwahahaha endless photos. Sidenote: I actually have the statue second from the left, and it always makes me happy – he’s just so jolly! So this image made me quintuply happy. 2. If you’re in the Austin… Read the rest ⇒


Bits & Pieces

Bits & Pieces

1. My shop has been accepted into Etsy’s TAG Treasury Team… and it is intense, you guys. They have, like, rules and schedules for treasury-making and cross-promotion. But they are also a genuinely friendly and welcoming bunch. And I’ve seen views and favorites in my shop skyrocket, so that’s a plus. It can only be good for possible sales. I’ve only been a member for about a week, so we’ll see how it goes over time. 2. One of my… Read the rest ⇒


Right Now

right-now

Right now, I am… still sick, but not as bad. I can breathe through my nose at the moment, which is a big improvement. And Mucinex is making everything floaty. listening to the rain. It’s a soothing sound. annoyed that this sickness has delayed work on a new shop design and new shop product. I’d hoped to have them both up and running by Black Friday. drinking all the water and OJ. contemplating running errands this afternoon if my head… Read the rest ⇒


Bits & Pieces

candle

This month, I am (sporadically) participating in Blogtember with Jenni. The prompt for today was a “life lately” post. 1. This weekend was a good weekend. Friday was just hanging out with the boy. Saturday we had people over for brunch in the morning (recipe coming later this week!), and then had a relaxing afternoon before taking Sienna for a walk at a nearby park. Sunday the boy had to go in to work, sadly, so I was on my… Read the rest ⇒


Tuesday Treasure Trove

Tuesday Treasure Trove

Awesome video of the week: Ashton Kutcher gives a great speech at the Teen Choice Awards. No, really. Cute video of the week: an adorable little dog plays fetch with himself. What If Your Favorite Disney Princesses Had Instagram? Too funny. How Much Sleep Do You Really Need to Work Productively? Yikes. That 2012 Bundle Of Joy Will Cost You $241,080 To Raise. Area 51 Officially Acknowledged by the CIA. The Pursuit of Unhappiness Can Good Graphic Design Help The… Read the rest ⇒


Bits & Pieces

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1. Life has been pretty hectic the last couple of weeks, what with vacation and the conference and our anniversary and the craft show. But now all of that is past, and I feel like I have some breathing room. It’ll be nice to have time for reading and blogging and just chill time with Ian again. 2. Speaking of the craft show/pop-up shop, it went fairly well. Not a whole lot of people ended up showing up, but I… Read the rest ⇒