Newest Idea

Some of you don’t love when I just repost links, but buzzfeed has assembled a list of the 35 most ridiculous Sky Mall Items

here.

It is funny to me since I own one of these items – no it’s not the wine glass necklace, although I think that’s genius.

I think I should buy all 35 and put them around the house. Maybe it’d get me on the Today Show…

How about you? One on there you would totally buy? Already have?

Young House Love

Have you seen this blog? Have you read and reread this entire blog? I can’t do anything to our house because I’m too busy reading about theirs! And their wedding, and their baby…

Snippy introduced us all here in the comments, but in case you weren’t checking them out, I wanted to share with you the magic of this blog. You see, our house is old. I think I’ve mentioned that. But it has good bones. Drafty bones, but good bones. It was the first house I looked at and saw tons of potential. And we looked at so many houses. Ask Snippy. In Austin, things were different at the time and our price range, well, we virtually didn’t have one. Remember – banks were giving you all the money you wanted. Thankfully, we didn’t go that route. We put our stuff in storage and moved around for three amazing years. But we still looked at houses. New and old, big and small, ocean front and ski town. All that looking told me was that I wanted a house the made people happy to be in. Not uncomfortable, not anxious.

It took me until now to learn that almost has nothing to do with the house, and everything to do with what you do to the house. And that it doesn’t have to cost much at all. With each new shade of paint of decorative pillow, I’m making the house me (okay, us). And it can be fun. I apologize for complaining and relating a trip to Lowe’s to a root canal. This house is a blessing and not only can we take care of it, we can help it put it’s best foot forward. The plans will be fun. The ‘as is’ is temporary, and neither a budget nor a nail gun can stand in our way. We can do it!

Creative Lovelies

My good friend JC (who got married this weekend, and is now JB!!!) had me over last week to teach me how to make soaps. She’s been running a small business for a while, doing beautiful custom designs (my favorites are the soaps with a loofah INSIDE and the rubber duckie ‘on the water’). I was amazed by her hobby and curious to learn the process.

It was, of course, way over my head. The mixology of color, scent, and shape is an art! There were neat iridescent soaps, clear, and opaque soaps. There were soaps for every occasion, every gift basket, every room in the house.

Here’s a picture of the soaps that we she made:

soap

It’s a camera phone picture, so it’s a little blurry, but we she made shimmery gold flowers, and a bunch of different bar designs. In the back was a half loofah/half soap idea she’s considering. The heart was my experiment – TB gets points for showing me the wonders of Press and Seal.

My main concern was that I don’t use soap that often, I’m a body wash girl. But we got some to take home and try, and the glycerin that she uses is smooth and soft. I was totally surprised. Guess what everyone is getting for Christmas…

Since I’m not just telling you how unskilled I am, and I am suggesting you try some soap…

here’s the Creative Lovelies website.

She also has an etsy store link that will be up and running after the honeymoon! 🙂

Bookmark and go back to often!

Call Me A Niner

Rainn Wilson’s new site – Soul Pancake…I plan on borrowing from heavily

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Five things I’d actually be willing to chop off my pinkie-toe for.

  1. So it didn’t hurt when I skied.
  2. To save money on pedicures (from TB).
  3. To go back in time 10 years and do it all over again.
  4. A free Chanel purse (so superficial!)
  5. More time with loved ones.
from Soul Pancake dot com

from Soul Pancake dot com

Click this link to read the responses on the website.

Add your own here too please!

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Cupcakes & Design

Here at SomeGoSoftly you will find some of the most discerning readers on the internet – people that care about news and facts and creativity. HA! But you know I love you all dearly – especially lately – it is so busy here! Thanks!

So I want to do you all a favor and let you know about anther place you might like to check out.  I recently reconnected via Facebook with one of the super nicest girls I knew in High School. She’s started herself a website.

Run over there and say hi. Cupcakes & Design already has SomeGoSoftly beat – she knew how to design her own page. If you’re nice to her, she might even help me tinker around over here!

She blogs about design, multimedia, the web, and yummy food. A great combination, since I’m always eating while I’m sitting in front of the laptop! 🙂

awesome

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March Madness Again

Every time that milestones like these come along I remember just how long I’ve been here at SomeGoSoftly. March Madness is one of my favorite times of the year. It’s the 5th year I’ve hosted a bracket group over on ESPN’s Tournament Challenge. Half the friends and family that join me are less interested in basketball than me (MK only signs up via force), but they make me feel extra special by playing along.

I usually come in dead last or very close. This might be due to my interest in nothing but the Big East and Big 12. Or because I just guess at my picks. Or because I’m thinking about SXSW more. Whatever the reason, I still enjoy putting together some crazy picks and checking the standings after each round of games.

If you’d like to join us, search for “SGS’s 5th Bracktacular” (Brackets+Spectacular…) and holler at me here/email for the password! All are welcome, I’d love to see the group get bigger every year!

I guess I blogged it two years ago, but not last year. I must have done horribly…

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