Somehow, I missed my March Pinterest favorites post, so I was bound and determined to not miss this month’s most coveted Pinterest finds. We’re just now beginning to see the sun here in Portland, and I’m itching to get a few new spring time accessories. I figure if I start saving now, I can purchase a handful of fun items before the sun actually stays for good…which won’t be until July:).
For sources and info, follow me on Pinterest here. Happy Monday!
I’m totally going to be up front about this and admit that I’m obviously biased and promoting my own cause in this post, but you’d all be missing out on a killer sale if I didn’t share the news. This Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, Schoolhouse Electric is having its first-ever sample sale. We’ve been busy dusting off samples and pricing products, and by this weekend, we’ll be ready to sell some goodies at some really reasonable prices.
We have accessories, pillows, sheets, lighting fixtures, and practically everything else in between for sale. And selfishly, I’ll be working the sale on Friday and Saturday, so I’d love visitors. If we haven’t met before, please come and say hello. I truly enjoy meeting new people and putting faces to blogs and just getting to know new folks…so I hope to see a few of you this weekend!
Friends. Don’t fall over but I have three posts scheduled this week. Three! I seem to be getting into the groove at the new gig, and I’m settling in nicely. It certainly feels good to be back in the blogging saddle again.
This post has actually nothing to do with our regularly scheduled programming. It’s about a book that you all must read. I’m sure most of you have heard of it before, and some of you have probably already read it. “Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead” by Sheryl Sandberg is one of my favorite books I’ve read this year. I finished each chapter feeling like I wasn’t alone in my fears and challenges in the working world. Sheryl shares personal stories, fascinating data, and calls for us to take charge of our careers. But she does so in a way that is extremely relatable, which is somewhat hard to believe, given the fact that she’s worth millions of dollars and one of the most powerful woman in the world today.
Particular points that especially resonated with me were “don’t leave before you leave” and “sit at the table.” I won’t spoil the fun for the folks that haven’t read the book, but these simple phrases have big-time meanings that can truly change the way you work and view your career path. “Lean In” also came at the perfect time in my life, as I’d just accepted my new position at Schoolhouse Electric. It made me think really, really hard about the kind of employee, boss, and woman I want to be in the workforce.
I’ve already lent my copy out to a pal, but when it I get it back, it’s up for grabs again. Any takers? With a little work (okay, maybe a lot of work) and a new mindset, I absolutely believe big things are in store for our generation of women.
Filming a video always seems like a good idea. Until I download it onto my computer and watch it…then it seems like a really, really bad idea.
The video below is the perfect example of this. Kyle and I wanted to do a quick video tour of our “new” home because there were just so many 1960′s gems in the house that we didn’t want to forget about. So we did it. However, we were under pressure as I was on my lunch break, we had juuuust argued about a not-so-important renovation decision that we couldn’t agree on, and it was a dark day, which equals a dark video. Not a good equation for filming a video.
Also, I know we are overly critical of ourselves (especially when we see our mugs on camera – yikes!) but I mean, can I get a hairbrush? My hair looks like I haven’t touched it in days (which is actually probably the truth). I also say “ummmm” probably 50 times, open with the cheesiest introduction, and I keep referring to my right, when I really mean my left.
Man, I did a good job of setting this video up, didn’t I? Without further ado, here’s our “before” house tour.
Did anyone spot the lovely built-in flower box near our front door? It had real soil, but fake plants. Who knew that was a luxury item in 1961?