What did we do without the internet?  Holy cow!  No doubt it’s a good and a bad thing…you can really get sucked into watching the latest episode of Cats v Cucumbers instead of feeding your family (which would be the bad thing), but you can also learn how to make your own garland instead of having to run to the Christmas Tree lot to buy way more than you need when you decide on a whim that you need just a wee bit of garland around your kitchen chandelier (the good thing…and also a run on sentence).

Great Things I Found on the Web this week:

  • Brianna saved me the trip to the Tree lot with her great tutorial.  I kinda thought I could to this, but her post gave me the instructions and encouragement so that there would be no doubt I could accomplish this. 
  • Since we do spend so much time at our computers, wouldn’t it be nice to let it in on all the Christmas decorating going on?  Melli of Blush and Jelly has made these great screensavers available for all her internet friends.  She has made available  a couple different designs, but this is the one that I downloaded.  It’s available for mobile devices as well!Holiday-Quote-Desktop-Wallpaper
  • For my fellow bloggers out there: I stumbled across Dana Fox and her site The Wonder Forest this week.  Her site is a tantalizing blend of eye-candy and smart, useful blogging tips, as well as other creative and inspiring messages.  She also has a YouTube Channel, The Blog Beautician, where she quickly ‘analyzes’ and makes suggestions of a variety of blogs.  I watched a couple videos and came away with several suggestions I could apply to my  site immediately.  
  • As I get older (Wow, I just don’t really like how that sounds!), maybe I should say ‘as I mature’, (doesn’t sound much better, does it)…Hmmm…as I gain wisdom?…a little better.  In any event, I have realized that there are just a handful of outfits in my closet that I really feel comfortable in and that I gravitate to on a daily basis.  And, despite all the patterned items I have purchased and that currently take up space in my closet, I have realized that I am most comfortable in jeans, gray tshirts from Gap or JCrew, a belt and my Chuck Taylors.  chuck taylorThat’s my ‘go-to’ outfit, which could also be called my ‘uniform’.  I’m really taking this realization to heart in light of the fact that come January, during the ‘Unclutter Your Nest Bootcamp’ , I am pulling all the clothes out of my closet and only putting back in what I really feel comfortable wearing.  Now don’t panic Mom, I won’t wear my jeans/tshirt to church or to a nice restaurant or show.  But the fact that my every day  ‘uniform’ is rather simple probably means that my ‘dress up uniform’ will be rather simple too.  A fact belied by all the patterns in my closet…most of which rarely see the light of day.  New York Magazine has a article about finding your uniform that reaffirms where I want to go with this, as does this article in the JCrew magazine. 

So, that’s a rundown of the great things I found on the web this week.  Thanks so much for stopping by to visit today.  I really appreciate your company and hope you’ll stop by again soon.  If you want to make sure you don’t miss future content, pop your email in the beige box up on the right.  I usually send out 2 emails a week, so I won’t inundate your inbox. 

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Until next time, 

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3 Comments

  1. Mary-the boondocks blog

    December 5, 2015 at 8:59 am

    Lynn I so understand you when you talk about your uniform. I think we must be twins. Give my simplicity any day.of the week. I don’t even like to wear heels any more. And as for colors, solids seem to suit me fine. Althought I love patterns because I used to work in the textile industry many years ago, I think that I am tired of too much color and patterns on me, I just want to look at them. Have a great weekend, and I love your choice of footwear. 😉 My favorite is currently a lovely toasty warm pair of slippers.

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    • lynn

      December 5, 2015 at 4:56 pm

      Hello twin Mary, I do like knowing when I go to my closet what I will wear and knowing that I will be happy and comfortable in it. I’m all ready to start tossing all the other stuff come January! And I really enjoyed your post about your homemade ornaments. Very clever and you have a great eye for mixing the different fabrics and mediums.
      Thanks for visiting, Lynn

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  2. [email protected]

    December 8, 2015 at 10:41 am

    Lynn, you have found some nice web tips here. Tutorials are always welcome! I love a good tutorial of something I’d like to try. And for clothes….uniform, I love JCrew! I don’t have it down here, but I can get it online. My uniform is the same! I don’t work outside the house, so leggins with a sweater normally and jeans my all time favourite! I’m a grey person so there is a lot of grey in my closet too!!! Have a fun week Lynn!!!

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