Wednesday, June 27, 2012

What I've Discovered Wednesday

Until I went back to work full-time in October, I was featuring weekly roundup of my favorite discoveries via my Get Me Motivated Monday posts.  At the same time, Pinterest was starting to get popular for non-bloggers, so there was more and more content for all of us to be inspired by.  Today I thought I'd go a little retro and feature a few things I've spotted lately that I think are pretty darn cool.

First up is this simple kraft notebook that has been dressed up with triangle stencils.  It would be super-easy to DIY this with a stamper made from a sponge or a potato.  After all, I hate being the same as everyone else, and I love graphic patterns.  I've actually been thinking about giving an old end table of mine a similar geometric treatment.

via Uncovet

Next is a blog that I just recently learned about that I think will inspire a lot of you too.  It's called J's Everyday Fashion.  She takes fashion photos from runways, magazines, celebrities and catalogs, and recreates the look at a price most of us can afford.  She doesn't copy the look exactly, but uses it as an inspiration to put outfits together to help the rest of us who can use a little styling help or hand-holding.

I like her take on it more than Gwyneth's

Now I'm betting all of you have this problem.  We love the convenience of modern electronics, but we don't always like to look at the black boxes, cords, etc.  Here's a great solution I discovered at Apartment Therapy.  It's a wireless router hidden in a hollowed-out book.

via Apartment Therapy

Yes, please!  Now I just need solution for the devices that have infrared sensors, like my satellite receiver.  I've heard about IR repeaters, which allow you to put your ugly electronics anywhere you want.  I'll let my guys (AKA Mr. Technology and Tech Jr.) sort that out.

What great blogs, ideas or solutions have you come across lately?



  1. Love that notebook. My girls would love to decorate their own school supplies. And, with a simple design like that, they would look great! But, the idea that I LOVE the most is that hollowed out book! That is genius!!! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Oh wow, that fashion site looks like something I need badly! Thanks or sharing!

  3. Thank you SOOOOO much for the heads up on j's everyday fashion..this is an amazing site and I am LOVING your blog too!


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