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Ultrasone Edition 10 Limi…

3 Mar
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2013 trends

1 Mar

Disclaimer- this is my personal opinion. I do not necessarily agree with these opinions, just this I noticed.

  • Foxes – some bloggers and artists have been desperately trying to promote foxes as the go to animal. Actually foxes, deer, and porcupines
  • Sequins and glitter – all things that sparkle! It started with glittered clothes pins, then somehow someone got the great (insert sarcasm based on rational thought here) idea to put glitter on base of wine glasses, then somehow sequins started showing up- I’ll wait to see how well this works out
  • Cupcake toppers out! Drink stirrers in! This includes the fun use of paper straws. These started coming around en mass late last fall. It will explode this spring
  • Etched everything.
And the over arching theme? Girly, parties, dainty, lovely, not exactly romantic, more like girl time! Jewelry and fabric and feathers and glitter oh my
 
And I picked out several party dresses already now I need a party to go to.  
 
This is not sponsored, and my family would freak if they found out I like shopping in here. But this store has done some amazing things to get back into the retail game. Georgina Chapman of Marches for Jcp and for the more funky single party girl Duro Olowu for JCP
 

Windows 8 apps must haves (pt 1)

28 Feb

So I have had my windows 8 tablet for about 6 weeks. I went with the dell latitude 10. Loves it! I’ve been using a dell latitude laptop for the last 5 years. What a workhorse!! But I needed something more portable. Hence…

So back to the post.

I’ve installed (and uninstalled) tons of apps and programs in the last 6 weeks.

Three of my daily apps I use are

  • 1001 bookmarks
  • Veen Rss Reader
  • Mail, Calendar, People, and Messaging app
One of my biggest concerns within the first week or so was the enormous number or string of saved (pinned) sites on my ie10. I am a visual person so I prefer to scan through my bookmarks pinned pages then use the search feature on the ”charm bar” for revisiting pages. Going back and forth between the pinterst website and the site I want to pin was tedious. Ie10 in metro refuses to allow the pin add-on or any add-ons for that matter.
 
It took a while to find this app and I lucked out! It was free for the inaugural week. It is less than $3 but so worth it! It makes bookmarking, organizing, and retrieving seamless. I finally figured out how to make screen captures and use step recorder in metro interface so I totally can do a tutorial!
 
The Veen Rss reader is the best yet. It is free! It has been updated already as they do listen to questions and recommendations on both their Facebook and the windows store page. There are still improvements to be made, such as how to add more blogs to the reader. But this app is the best in the store to replace my Google (online) reader and I’m willing to navigate back to the actual Google reader website to manually add the new sites/feeds.
 
They are working on that fix! There is a simple option to view only unread posts. Many of the other readers I’ve tried out do not allow that option. There is also a ”mark all” option! Again such necessary and simple ideas but many of the readers on the windows market do not have these features!
 
I also like how you can change the background to black! I read so much better against black background! Perhaps I’ll make a little tutorial on how easy it is to use this!
 
The big app- is great but I’m worried. MS is planning on discontinuing those features in general, and so far I think Skype and outlook are the replacements. Outlook is web only- I prefer the mail APP. The people app is a great way to send messages and share links to my Facebook wall! I do have some serious suggestions, but if it will be discontinued in the future, no sense in shouting my suggestions to the universe 😉
 
If anyone wants to see how these apps work in action or wants offer up other suggestions for a reader, bookmarker, and share-er(?) just leave a message!
 

Embroidery! Yes please!

27 Feb

Bike Mini Notebook Spiral Notepad Embroidered by KotoDesigns

I am not sick of embroidery. Not even one lip bit. These mini spiral bound notebooks are beyond cool.

 

New Post

27 Feb

Eek.

So I’ve been gone… duh. For the last few weeks I have been really wanting to come back. So I finally am coming back. Kind of sad but im doing this for myself, as my only reader is my little sister of 3crazymonkeys.com.

So where was I? IN grad school hell. No seriously. I never in my life was in an unhappier ”place” than where ever the heck I was from September to mid January. My winter break was the cumulative shit on the fan.

I could go on and on, but I heard something along the lines of ”we can’t move forward if we’re stuck in the past”. That being said…

My new computer makes it too easy to use and post onto wordpress. So get ready… I have so many past projects I just never got around to posting. I have many pins that I actually don’t ”pin” because its cool, but pin because I am going to use the pin in the future.

I have 4 grad classes this semester and graduating in the end of April with masters degree in Special Education. From there? Possibilities are endless!

And to leave you with a snagged picture from a favorite blog. Though the blog I thought it came from, can’t seem to find then image. If only there was an official pinterest app…

 

 

 

Googly Eyes are the windows to the face

29 Sep

Came across this pin today:

And then found this awesome Walken video

http://www.hulu.com/watch/16417 (season 33, episode 9)

And will leave it with

oh no she didn’t

11 Sep
instead of
revamping/reupping/upcycling/insert trendy word here
your beat up shoes by
glittering/glueing rhinestones/mod podging/insert something diy here,
just throw them the heck out!
Dear people, don’t buy cheap shoes, and please toss your cheap shoes the second they begin to look crusty.
it’s bad enough they are cheap in the first place but
cheap and crusty is worse.
cheap, crusty, and upcycled is insane.