In preparation for our move to Nashville, my boyfriend Nick and I took Ami’s advice and decided to sell most of our stuff instead of spending the money to move it 2,300 miles. So for the past few weeks, we’ve been welcoming a string of Craigslist buyers into our home as we clear out all of our furniture and pretty much every other non-essential item we own. It’s been a bit stressful, but mostly liberating. In honor of Spring Cleaning Week, I thought it would be fun to document some of the lessons I’ve learned from the experience, because selling stuff on Craigslist is a great way to clear out clutter, even if you’re not moving across the country… Keep reading »
I’m still reeling from the speed at which Jessica Simpson got pregnant after giving birth. Like, are we sure this new one isn’t baby Maxwell’s twin who just wanted to hang out in the womb for a few extra months? That’s my theory. Anyway, while I’ve had mixed feelings about Jessica’s pregnancy style in the past, I must say I totally love this outfit, from the flowy skirt to the cropped jean jacket and epic cleavage (and of course that adorable baby on her hip). Pregnancy #2 (or 1.5?) looks good on her. [Photo: Splash News]
Approximately 10 years ago, my mom and I decided were going to become scrapbookers, so we went to the scrapbooking store and bought all the special paper and scissors and decorative stickers that you have to buy in order to join the scrapbooking lifestyle. I spent a week creating two painfully detailed scrapbook pages documenting a family trip to Disneyland, complete with rickrack borders and trip artifacts like ticket stubs and soiled napkins. It was exhausting. I gave up my scrapbooking hobby, but I’m always looking for new, simple ways to document travels and experiences. For example, this cute travel stub diary lets you collect pictures and bits of travel ephemera, and just slide them into the clear plastic pages. Now that’s my kind of scrapbook. [$15, Uncommon Goods]
Tired of keeping your high-contrast selfies and manicure photos confined to your cellphone? Thanks to a service called Stitchagram, you can turn those perfectly filtered square images into throw pillows, tote bags, and coin purses to decorate your home and accessorize your outfits. Stitchagram prompts you to log into your Instagram account to create a photo collage, and then prints it on the product of your choice. I initially cringed at the thought of Instagram creeping into the home decor arena, but I think a pillow covered in fun pictures could be a great gift for someone going away to college, and an Instagrammed waffle tote bag would certainly earn you some hipster cred in the vegan brunch scene. What do you guys think? Would you ever buy a product decorated with your Instagram photos? [via Laughing Squid]
Dear Goat Thief,
Listen, I get it. There is nary a time when I watch a funny goat video or walk by the urban goat sanctuary by my house (I live in Portland) and don’t plot a way to steal the adorable goats and make them my pets. My eventual life goal is to have a herd of a thousand pygmy goats who all wear coordinating sweaters, and it can be frustrating that my current lifestyle does not allow for that. Stealing just one goat often seems like a quick fix for my sad, goat-less life.
Perhaps you felt the same way when you abducted a pygmy goat from a Montana petting zoo. The next part though, the part where you took said goat to a bar at 1:30 in the morning, that’s the part I don’t really understand. Keep reading »