The End of Tuesday Treasure Trove


 

Yes, you read that right. Tuesday Treasure Trove is coming to an end. At least for now. I’ll be honest, the last few weeks have seen me seriously reduce the amount of time I’m spending reading news sites or on social media, simply because all of the news out of Washington makes me angry. Like, really angry, anxiety-inducing angry. Since those are my two big sources of the articles and tidbits I share with you for TTT, I honestly just don’t have anything left to share once you take those away. So, at least for the moment, Tuesday Treasure Trove is going away. I reserve the right to bring it back in the future, but don’t have any solid plans to do so at the moment. I’ll play it by feel.

If you find yourself in need of some news, fun facts and snark, I have two suggestions to hold you over in the meantime:

The Skimm, a Monday-Friday daily newsletter that keeps you up to date on world news. Mostly-neutral reporting, but with a good dose of slang and snark to keep it fun.

NextDraft, also a Monday-Friday daily newsletter. Dave Pell curates the internet not only for important recent news, but also weird news, random tidbits, and witty asides. Definitely leans liberal, but then so has TTT.

You can still count on this blog for weekly bookish posts, the occasional life post, and maybe I’ll even bring recipe posts back (I’ve been meaning to for awhile). I hope I’ll still see you around.

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32 Before 32

As promised yesterday, here is my new list of goals that I hope to accomplish before my next birthday. On a sidenote, I might be getting old enough that I need to do like a half-age before age kind of list (i.e. 16 before 32). Or else fill it up with really easy things. To be mulled on for next year. Now, in no particular order: Go to a design conference. I’ve been to a blogging conference, and a freelance conference, but not a conference specifically for design. Staycation or vacation with Ian. After the wedding and honeymoon this year, […]

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Taking Stock

Taking a page from Pip’s book and using this list to do a life snapshot.   Making: my way through 2 weeks worth of emails. Cooking: something for dinner tonight, no idea what yet as I need to go to the store first. Drinking: my morning cappuccino. Reading: emails. I finished the book I was reading last night. Wanting: a week of vacation to recover from my trip, haha. Looking: at my poor desk plant that was neglected while I was gone. Playing: with Sienna, who I missed terribly. Deciding: more wedding stuff, little details. Wishing: to win the lottery […]

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5 Things Friday

5 Things Friday

1. I am having a shoe dilemma. Specifically, a wedding shoe dilemma. I want to wear comfy, no-heel shoes in a shade of purple that matches my wedding colors. I’ve bought 3 different ballet slipper possibilities. One was the perfect shade of purple, but had toe cleavage and fit a bit shallow all around- felt like it would fall off easily. Those got sent back. One fit perfectly, but the purple was a bit off and I feel like the style might be a bit too casual. Those I’ve kept, for now- might just turn into everyday shoes. The last […]

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5 Things Friday

5 Things Friday

1. The boy (fiancé!) and I had a walkthrough at our wedding venue with their coordinator yesterday, and picked out which areas of the Villa we’re going to use for our ceremony and reception. Verdict: outdoor ceremony on the Lakeview Terrace, indoor reception in the Chapel (it’s called that but is not actually churchlike, thank goodness). Plus she walked us through the timeline for the day and little details we need to think about as far as who’s in charge of certain things, and placement of things like the guest book sign-in and all of that. It was super useful, […]

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Reimaginings

You guys know by now that I am a fan of reimaingings – of fairytales, of famous posters or art, that kind of thing. Combine that with my love of books, and you have a new series and passion project over on my design blog: Covers Reimagined, where I’ll be doing my take on new covers for some of my favorite books. First up is a sci-fi classic and it is live as of this morning! You can click here to go check it out. What kind of passion project have you dabbled in lately?

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2015 Shop Charities

Last year, one of the things I decided to do with my shops was donate a portion of proceeds to a different charity or cause each month. Over the course of 2014, between the shop proceeds and my own contributions, I donated around $400 to worthy causes. However, dividing that up between so many different groups meant each group didn’t really get that much. This year I’m changing it up. I’ll still be donating a portion of shop sales, but I’m going to do it quarterly instead of monthly. I’ve also decided to keep it local. So here are the […]

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