I tumblr for ya

In the world of bloggers, I fall into the luddite category.  I’m not on Facebook, I don’t twitter or tweet, there’s no instagram, I don’t even pinterest.  But somehow Tumblr has found it’s way into my world of arrows.  According to wiki, Tumblr is a “microblogging” platform and social networking site.  I’m not really sure what “microblogging” is so according to 800 arrows Tumblr is similar to a lookbook or a vision board that uses imagery to convey a feeling, tell a story. One that has found it’s way into my daily internet viewing is: Darling, be daring.

Darling, be daring seems to be curated by a 30-something male and provides images and quotes that I wish I could dive into and stay awhile.  Here are some of my favorites for a Sunday morning

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Today is a gift


Last night my daughter, age 8, and I had dinner on our own.  Here’s a snippet from our tete-a-tete:

Me – You think you’ll like to drive when you are 16?  Maybe take some road trips?

Her – Mom, let’s just live in the present.

Also, here’s a game I’ve been playing when sitting at stop lights, waiting in lines, etc.

Someone tells you, “You have two weeks to live.”


Sure, it’s not as fun as playing Dots….but do you really want to spend your last two weeks playing phone games?


Hooray! You are out of fashion jail!


image via streetpeeper.com

image via streetpeeper.com

Notice the lovely wide leg pant on Holli Rogers above.  It’s been in what I refer to as “fashion jail”.  In an effort to make sure we all continue to buy the skinny legs that have taken over the past decade, very few alternatives are offered by the big box retailers.  I get it, all part of the terrible  “feed the golden arrow” plan.   While this is hardly a new issue, things have come in and out of style for centuries, we’ve all noticed the growing pressure of following trends versus curating your own style.  Let’s take a note from Amsterdam and step away from the pressure to wear something specific and wear what you like.  If you are feeling hemmed in by the retailers, maybe it’s time for some thrift, consignment, vintage, resale shopping!  Hey Macklemore.