Monthly Archives: March 2015

Sharing Bits and Pieces

If you are new to blogging and you are reticent about sharing photos of yourself on your blog, I have a simple solution.  Just share tiny bits and pieces until you feel more comfortable.

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A simple shot of your shoes, your armful of bangles or your eyes can convey volumes about who you are.

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Taking tiny steps like this will gradually increases your confidence until you reach the point to where posting an outfit shot will be a decision made rationally…not made or not made because of fear.

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Post your beautiful skirt swirling around you or your elegant hands sipping a drink.  This sort of photography begs for you to be creative.

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The idea of using tiny actions to progress towards your goals is called Kaizen.  It’s one of the topics I’m learning about this year.

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So try a small step.  A simple photo.  The world is waiting to see you.

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Live your Lemonade Life,

Debbie

(Photo details:  Gloves, local shop.  Shoes, Shoe Show.  Socks, Claire’s.  Vintage flower pin, thrifted.  Red top, thrifted.  Skirt, Eddie Bauer. Purse, Burke’s Outlet.)

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I Love My Lemonade Life!

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7 Things to Do When You are Snowbound

Photo from My First Day Out After Snowmageddon 2015:

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I’ve just spent the past 13 days at home surrounded by snow.  I chimed along with all the  comments on Facebook, but inside I had a dirty little secret.  I’ve enjoyed being stuck at home!

I’m constantly on the run so I’ve treated this solitude like a mini vacation.  I hope some of these ideas might be fun for you and yours.

  • Have a movie marathon:  We watched all of the Harry Potter movies again.  So nice to not have to wait a year in between the next installment.  Another series I would recommend is The Lord of the Rings.  It takes a few hours but it’s worth it.  If you’d rather catch some old black and whites, I don’t think you can beat Jimmy Stewart in Harvey or You Can’t Take it With You.
  • Get creative in the kitchen.  I mixed up a master baking mix and used it to make a gooey chocolate cake in the Crockpot.  Drag out a cookbook.  Find something that makes you excited and give it a try.
  • Eat snow cream.  Snow + milk + sugar + vanilla = YUM!  You remember this treat from your childhood days.  It’s still good.

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  • Sleep.  I caught up on my rest by going to bed when I wanted and getting up when I wanted.  No where to go = no schedule needed!  The couch is your friend when you’re on a snowbound vacation.
  • Start a project.  Eventually, you will want to get up off the couch.  After watching Gala Darling’s Ted Talk, I located my copy of Radical Self Love Boot Camp and started through the course again.  It made me happy to see my pic holding the journal I had decorated for the course mixed in with several others in the collage on the big screen behind her!
  • Spring Clean.  I’ve found the absolute best book on decluttering.  It’s called The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up:  The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondo.  With all this free time, I’ve whizzed through the first few categories and I am well on my way to a simplified home.  I figure if you clean now while the weather’s sloppy, you’ll be able to fly around shopping, travelling and eating out once the weather gets pretty because you will already be done with all that cleaning stuff!  

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  • Read a good book.  I pulled my copy of The Yellow Wallpaper and Other Stories by Charlotte Perkins Gilman off the shelf and immersed myself in her stories once again.  What’s your favorite?  Maybe you could reread that coming of age novel you loved when you were 13.  Or pick one from your stack of unread books.  Come on…if you’re like me you know you’ve got a stack like that.

Those are my seven.  All right you creative bloggers and readers…what are some of yours?  I need some new ideas for the next snow!

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Live Your Lemonade Life,

Debbie

I Love My Lemonade Life!

(Outfit details:  Gap jeans, thrifted.  Butterfly top, Belks.  Tomato Red cardigan, gift.  Scarf, knitted by my best friend, Thank You, Laronda!  Boots, Jumbo UGGS, made in Melbourne, Australia.)  I am planning a tutorial on Ugg Boots.  I learned a lot researching this.

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