Thursday, February 24, 2011
Thursday, February 17, 2011
It's toxic. It's hurtful. It's unproductive, and it sure as heck doesn't help anyone. I'm trying to make it stop, one quarter at a time... so I built this funny contraption:
It reads, "Conversation is an exercise of the mind. Gossip is merely an exercise of the tongue." -unknown
For every malicious story, thought, rant or rumor that is said in my office, a quarter will get deposited in to my gossip jar by whoever started it - myself included (as hard as I try, I'm guilty at times...we all are. Let's be honest with ourselves!)
If you're like me, you have 570 emails to yourself with links, quotes, and photos you like so that you never, never lose sight of the things you come across.
I'm constantly doing inbox searches for things I emailed to myself years ago and find myself googling the funniest things to try and remember where they originally came from.
And one day, along came Pinterest: a place to catalog the things you love.
I LOVE this site for so many reasons. It serves as a virtual pinboard of sorts, a little corner to call your own where you pull together all the things you find interesting, meaningful, purchase-worthy, cute, funny, etcetera etcetera etcetera. You can also "follow" collections by people who you might think have great taste.
I absolutely fell in love with one particular board last night that belongs to someone I get so much inspiration from in general. I love her mish-mosh of clothing, design, motivating words and beautiful photographs.
The website is still in private beta, so you have to request an invitation... but I guarantee you, it'll be worth the wait.
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
(One day you'll stop hearing about our wedding, but not today...)