This week, these were my favorite*
>making my first GIF! I learned how to make gifs in Photoshop Elements this week using this tutorial. So exciting. The first thing the h-band said when I shrieked that I had made my first gif was, “Use them sparingly.” ha. noted sir.
>seeing my photos published in Stacy‘s awesome DIY Fabric box tutorial on Curbly this week. I’m trying to become a better photographer, and it was so exciting to see my photos on a site that I respect and admire.
>Loved this Ted Talk by Amanda Palmer.
>My bad-a$$ birthday twin and dear friend Tiff was speaking straight to our souls on Paper & Stitch this week when she talked about mistakes. Check out her 30 Day Social Media Rehab! It starts on Monday.
>This post on women “having it all” by Sarah Lacy via A Cup of Jo is so smart. Read it: “Any woman who is capable enough of building a high profile career and managing a family should be capable of making her own rules for success and bending the reality of what it takes to her needs — just like any entrepreneur does, whether they have kids or not.”
>Love this picture and this sentiment on change from Lisa Congdon: “I have accepted fear as a part of life-specifically the fear of change. . . I have gone ahead despite the pounding in the heart that says: turn back. . . ” Erica Jong
>Don’t Pinch Me Barrette by Lovely Indeed
>Hanging Planter by The Curtis Casa
>Did you guys see the amazing Benefit post series and giveaway on Designlovefest? Benefit is my favorite. Just post a comment with your favorite look for a chance to win a ton of benefit makeup.
*posts on NML from this week:
>I had a rejection this week that stung. I put myself out there and tried to aspire to something more, and you know what?
I got flat out rejected based on the quality of my work. And instead of sending me spiraling into sadness (which, I have to admit I leaned towards), it made me think about how much I know that I know.
What I mean is before in blogging I always felt as though there was so much I didn’t know I didn’t know, but now I feel like I know that stuff. I just need to start taking the time and the care to learn and to improve.
At the end of the day (or week), the most important voice swirling around you is your own. And mine is saying that this is the time to believe in myself more than ever.
Can you relate? Do you know what it’s like to reach that critical point where you see the next steps before you, but you still have to find the courage to take them?
Happy weekend friends,