Happy Monday afternoonish… well-actually-eveningish is more accurate, friendsicles. Listen, can I tell you something? I am exhausted. And by exhausted I mean I now know what the zombie apocalypse looks like because I’m the first sign of it.
We’re all probably inching closer and closer to it, because I can’t imagine I’m alone when it comes to being a workaholic. So yeah, I’m effing exhausted. And it’s not becau – well, it’s only in part because I spent the last ten minutes doing improv Black Swan moves to Florence + The Machine’s Dog Days Are Over. I had to pump myself up to finish off this post. Dancing like a dummy when I’m really tired usually catapults me into *finishing touches* mode, when I need it to. Well either that or it catapults me into the wall or onto my head. Once it catapulted me into Honey’s knee, as he was walking through the front door. That was a cool/painful catapult. I’m really thankful that I got the best case scenario catapult result this time.
Now here’s the thing. The TKB inbox, it owns my face. It’s a big part of what makes me a workaholic. And I’ll be hiring an assistant/ad rep for this very function quite soon, so I’m pretty happy about that. But since I HAVEN’T done that yet, I have a lot of work to do… and I also have this problem of working continuously, for hours on end, without breaking, for like, anything. I go hours without peeing. I take Bambo out to pee, and I still don’t pee. That’s a special kind of crazy. Say, maybe I’m hungry? Or thirsty? The fridge is like, *right there* – I could throw a tennis ball at it it’s so close. But I don’t get up or anything. I just keep typing. Like Bambo, remember?
Just type type typin away. That’s us, it’s what we do.
Anyway it’s gotten so bad that Honey actually programmed a three-times-a-day reminder on my phone that reads:
“Doctor (that’s Honey, calling himself doctor) says to drink a glass of water.”
It’s pretty silly of me, but I just don’t put a priority on hydration. It’s why I like to tweet that tip to you guys, to drink water. It’s because I know the true effects of not freaking DOOOOIIIIING IIIIIIIT. Jeez, writing it out makes me feel like an idiot. Why the heck am I not drinking enough water??? And when I do, why do I not make a point of going to the bathroom and peeing regularly??
And I wonder why I get tired randomly. But anyway, somehow, I managed to dominate it today (the inbox, not the toilet. I dominate the toilet every day, when I finally get around to it.). And yeah, I even surprised myself. So, yes, I’m in a decent mood. But still, totally tired. I feel like I responded to approximately eleventy billion emails, give or take a couple million. Is this a milestone? Eh, perhaps. Especially seing as the TKB inbox has become an all-consuming beast of a thing, spewing email after email, never bothering to stop for pedestrians, just shoveling words into my face with the most reckless of abandon. It seems unwavering in its mission to assert what I consider its unholy reign over my very existence, as it simultaneously laughs at even my best laid plans to address the simplest of human needs.
As you can imagine, answering emails can get a bit monotonous. And it’s critical to the creative process to avoid burnout.
This, my dearest friends, is where Pinterest always comes into play for me. I know you guys know what I mean. So I figured, why not start sharing the amazeballsness I delight in discovering over yonder, right here on the blog? And so, I present to you a new feature that might take flight here on TKB depending upon its reception… the *Cool Stuff I Found While Taking a Pinterest Break Because I Was Getting Bored and Restless.”
That is a working title.
First, THIS DIY LACE JAR. Why? Because OMGLOOKATIT.
All you need: “spool of lace, tape, scissors, large mason jar, spray paint, paint brush, glitter accent paint, & a candle or flowers.” If you want to try your hand, visit Michaela Noelle Designs for the detailed instructions!
Next, killer looks for a pup that aren’t totally bothersome with regard to his comfort…
dapper bulldog via Style Me Pretty / couple with bow-tied dog via Noivas & Etc. / frenchie via Martha Stewart Weddings / bow tie dog collar via Silly Buddy / mage via Style Me Pretty by Justin and Mary
Next up, a killer way to do the First Look. You may have seen this floating around on Pinterest, but I wanted to include it because it might be a game changer for some…
What an idea for seating charts, you guys! I’m a visual learner so this really speaks to me:
Next, I’m just loving these happy colors I found. Balloons, dresses, ribbon ceremony backdrops and photobooth backdrops. AMAZING. I’m a bit speechless over the brilliance of these images…
Next, I LOVE this approach to asking your friends to be your bridesmaids. Works for far and near!
Next up… you get a mini cake stand. And you get a mini cake stand. And you! And you!
So you guys, I’m curious…
1) Do you have any favorites?
2) What do you think of the occasional Pinterest-focused post here on the ol’ bliggity? Like? Detest? What to shield your eyes from the retinal pain of this feature? Into it? Lemme know. :)
xoxo! - Alison