I wanted to take a break from food and share some things I’ve been loving lately and announce a new idea I have for the blog.
Introducing: Sharing Stories
A lot of the people who read my blog don’t have a blog (I think) so I had an idea to share stories on my site, kind of like a guest post. You can email me a recipe that you’ve created, a story of a baking adventure or exercise challenge you’ve tried, and I’ll post it as a special recurring. I will create a place on the site for archived posts. I always want my blog to be a place where you learn something new, and I am sure there are things that readers do that I don’t, so I want to share your stories too.
If you’d like to share a story, send it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please leave a comment here or email me if you plan to submit something so I can see if there is any real interest!
Remember, sharing is caring.
Frieda and Nellie Jewelry:
For my birthday, my sister sent me a bracelet made by a girl in our sorority who started her own jewelry business in New York City with a friend called Frieda and Nellie. Go read their story, their website is so fun. The name is after their grandmothers and the bracelets are based on vintage style jewelry mixed with bohemian designs. It’s elegant and playful at the same time.
The Apple Store:
I am loving the Apple store. I got a new computer about 6 weeks ago and also bought the One-to-One service to move over my files from one computer to the other. With that service, I get a year of personal lessons on a variety of curriculum topics that the store offers. I have been to two lessons, one about digital photography using DSLR cameras, and one about using iPhoto better. I really enjoyed the advanced digital photography session, and learned new things that the manual didn’t explain as well. In a short time, I understand my camera so much better and know how to make it do what I want. With these cameras, there is always something more to learn and more to buy (like a second lens, lighting, tripod, etc), but learning to use the camera is the first step! I only wish they offered classes on blog design or design programs!
I am so intrigued by smart little children. Last Sunday, we went to dinner at Jeffrey’s boss’s house and he has two smart as whips elementary school boys. One even won the city-wide bilingual spelling bee last summer. That means he spelled words in English and Spanish and won! He beat 100,000 3rd-6th graders (he is in 5th grade now), some who speak Spanish naturally. He even stays up late to read school books. And has good manners.
What are you loving lately?