It is almost Mother’s Day! I am having both my mother and my mother in law over for dinner on Saturday night. What are you ladies doing for your mothers this weekend?
I have been on a real blogging kick this week. I started with my usual “Why Don’t You” but this time it had a Cinco De Mayo theme. On Monday I posted a round-up of my favorite basket purses followed by a nautical fashion post on Wednesday. Sitting between these two posts was a story about a party I threw last weekend with a picnic theme. I introduced a new series called “Etsy Pick Of The Week” where I put the spotlight on one Etsy craft store. I spend so much time in the vintage section of Etsy, I forget there is a huge craft and jewelry section as well. I am starting to explore that side more and this way I can bring you the best of what I find. I finished out Thursday with an outfit post and then I added a bonus post on quinoa Friday morning. Wow! That is a lot of posting! Hope you ladies don’t mind all of my blathering.
I only have a few links for you this week. Even though I spend an inordinate amount of time online, I guess I have been Pinning or Facebooking anything I find interesting instead of saving it for my weekly links.
Lets start with the pretty of the week. Here is a tour of Coco Chanel’s home in the French Riviera.
Speaking the 1920s, do any of you have Gatsby overload? I know I do. I confessed on Twitter that I hated the book and have zero desire to see the movie! I know, you can unfriend me now. I never said I had good taste in books, only in clothes. And I happen to loathe Baz Luhrmann; I can’t stand his casting choices. I just think he picks leads with zero chemistry together. But I do like the extravagance of his costumes and sets however I can wait until the movie comes out on DVD. But I digress. This article is about the huge upswing in “Gatsby” clothing on eBay, and I am guessing the same thing is happening on Etsy. I have a lot of Etsy and eBay readers who might find the article interesting.
I leave you with a new mental condition called, “Pinterest Stress”. You can read all about it here. Seriously. I guess some women see all of the amazing things on Pinterst and get overwhelmed when they don’t measure up- at least in their minds. I couldn’t help but find the article amusing because it definitely hit a nerve with certain perfectionist tendencies I might harbor, on the other hand I really use Pinterest as a place of inspiration- like a magazine. If I try a recipe and it fails I blame the writer, not my cooking ability. Of course the fact I have an enormous ego might help with my lack of insecurity. Whatever the case may be, I thought the article was a fun read.
I hope you all have a glamorous weekend and for those of you who are mothers, have a wonderful Mother’s Day.