Monday, October 10, 2011

etsy finds: atypical knittery

I've never been a big sweater fan.  I think it may have something to do with being "well endowed."  So many sweaters have a high neckline and high necklines tend to make me look saggy.  Sad, but true.

I do, however get cold very easily and I also really appreciate the care that goes into a hand knitted piece.  Personally, I crochet, but I think the same principles of determination apply ;).

So how do we get the joys of hand-knitted, sweatery warmth and goodness without getting the uni-boob?  Etsy of course!

Enjoy these feats of knitting prowess:

Friday, October 7, 2011

indie wed: inspiration for a military-esque wedding

I've always liked military-inspired style and with it trending right now, it's a good time to take some brass-button inspiration and get your wedding in-line and at attention… okay that was a pretty lame play on words, but seriously, this could look really awesome :)

(A bit dramatic, but inspiring none the less)

When I started Googling I was surprised as how uncommon this seems.  Therefore, it's a lot easier to find amazing military style coats and dresses if white isn't your preference :/  That being said, with a little digging and creativity, there's a lot of inspiration to be had.

Take the Princess of Style herself, Kate Middleton, in this lovely from Reiss which does happen to be white:

And look at this pretty little number.Very military but very feminine by Alexander McQueen:

Thursday, October 6, 2011

the beat goes on...and on...and on

Look to the right of the blog (now back to me).  You see that pretty little (okay, not as little as I'd like :P) music player?  I like it.  I like the color and I like the songs.  Why yes, I did choose them!  They are some of my very favorites.

But, my friends, you will notice that the magical singing box does not sing unless commanded by the sideways triangle button.  Why, when it's tunes are oh-so-lovely?  Because, dear readers, my #1 blogging pet peeve (besides mean comments of course ;D) is *singing websites!*  They drive me crazy!  As an infamous browsing multi-tasker who loves to have innumerable tabs open at one time, it is beyond annoying to click on six different links only to have one or three of them start singing in direct contrast to iTunes or Pandora :-/.  Then when I go to stop the singing, I have to 1) rush to find which tab has an auto music player by 2) scrolling down to the bottom of every single page to find the persistent box of doom, all the while getting a headache and freaking out my husband, especially if the sound was up too loud :P.

Just say no, my friends.

I love to hear your taste in music, really I do.  But I would like the option to choose when I hear it and whether or not I would like to deafen myself today.

I've decided against following blogs I honestly got a lot out of because I didn't want to be eerily besieged with tunes.  C'mon, do you want the first impression of your blog to be annoyance?  I think no.

So enjoy your tunes, but please be sensitive.  Blog music is like kids or puppies; because it's very in-your-face some people will welcome it happily, others not so much.  (Ever notice that people who think everyone will *love* their pets often don't "get" kids and people who think everyone will *love* their children don't "get" pets?)

Anyway, I've said my peace.  If you feel you simply *must* have music playing on your blog, then please at least put the stinkin' box up near the top of the page instead of after every picture and link known to man.  Pleeeeease?  Otherwise just don't have it autoplay :D  Problem solved.