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25 Reasons Why You Should Dress Up Every Day

25 Reasons Why You Should Dress Up Every Day
Photo Credits: 1, 2, 3, 4 A few weeks ago, a reader left a comment that made me think about the things we wear every day and why we wear them. She was asking for advice on what to do when people ask “why are YOU so dressed up?” As if wearing something cute that makes you feel good is a “strange” thing to do! That comment got me thinking about dressing up and what that means. Since when did it become an unusual thing to put effort into what you wear and have fun with fashion? I was immediately inspired to create this list. So why dress up? Because life’s too short to blend in. Because you’re only young once. Because fashion is a method of self expression. Because you never know who you’ll run into. Because it obviously annoys some people (like the guy who asks why YOU are so dressed up). Because you never know, there’s always a chance you could get snapped by The Sartorialist (or maybe the girls over at Street Spotted)! Because you deserve to look your best at all times. Because it’s fun!

10 days of character building wrap up Character Bio Sheets A bio sheet is a way of keeping track of a character’s physical description, traits and attributes. This method is familiar to anyone who enjoys role playing games such as Dungeons and Dragons. Using a Bio Sheet gives you an excellent reference point to go back to when you need to remember key information about your character. There are specific roles that characters fall into when you are writing a story. Building a Character Using Multiple Perspectives This technique helps you to build relationships. Key Questions This is a simple list of questions that provide insight into your character and how your character fits into your story. Basing Characters on Real People We often draw inspiration for fictional characters from people we know in real life. A Day in the Life Once the events of a story kick into motion, main characters are pushed outside of their boundaries and comfort zones. Interview This is a classic method of creating a character. Biography Possessions

101 Ways To Live Your Life To The Fullest “Your time is limited, don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma, which is living the result of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinion drown your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition, they somehow already know what you truly want to become. How do you feel about your life today? If your answer to any of the above is a no, maybe or not sure, that means you’re not living your life to the fullest. This is a list of 101 timeless principles I use to live my best life, and I hope they’ll help you to do so too. Here are 101 ways to live your life to the fullest:

Ruffled Infinity Scarf Tutorial We are baking, sewing & crafting up a storm, preparing handmade gifts for this holiday season. I am sharing 30 wonderful sewn gifts from 30 amazing bloggers! Head on over to According to Kelly for 30 fabulous crafty gifts. A Southern Fairytale is spotlighting 30 edible yummies & holiday-inspired recipes.You definitely don’t want to miss a day! I am so excited to be a part of theHoliday Craft Along! Today I’m going to show you how to make this Ruffled Infinity scarf. All you need is some knit fabric and coordinating thread. Usually knit fabric is about 60 inches wide. Cut two strips of fabric across the whole width of your fabric. Lay one on top of the other, WRONG sides together. Now we’re going to ruffle the edges. Also, make sure to stretch your fabric as you sew. Turn the raw edges to the inside. Now match both ends up. Use a blind stitch to sew both ends together. Then do the same thing on the other side of the scarf. Finish by knotting your thread.

102 Resources for Fiction Writing « Here to Create UPDATE 1/10: Dead links removed, new links added, as well as Revision and Tools and Software sections. Are you still stuck for ideas for National Novel Writing Month? Or are you working on a novel at a more leisurely pace? Here are 102 resources on Character, Point of View, Dialogue, Plot, Conflict, Structure, Outlining, Setting, and World Building, plus some links to generate Ideas and Inspiration. 10 Days of Character Building Name Generators Name Playground The Universal Mary Sue Litmus Test Priming the idea pump (A character checklist shamlessly lifted from acting) How to Create a Character Seven Common Character Types Handling a Cast of Thousands – Part I: Getting to Know Your Characters It’s Not What They Say . . . Establishing the Right Point of View: How to Avoid “Stepping Out of Character” How to Start Writing in the Third Person Web Resources for Developing Characters What are the Sixteen Master Archetypes? Building Fictional Characters Fiction Writer’s Character Chart Speaking of Dialogue

21 Habits of Happy People Contributed by Cindy Holbrook “Happiness is a habit – cultivate it.” ~ Elbert Hubbar Happiness is one aspiration all people share. No one wants to be sad and depressed. We’ve all seen people who are always happy – even amidst agonizing life trials. 1. Be thankful that you woke up alive each morning. 2. Surround yourself with happy, positive people who share your values and goals. 3. Accept others for who they are as well as where they are in life. 4. Keep up to date with the latest news regarding your career and hobbies. 5. Don’t wallow in self-pity. 6. Some statistics show that 80% of people dislike their jobs! 7. Take the time to see the beauty around you. 8. Don’t take yourself – or life to seriously. 9. Holding a grudge will hurt no one but you. 10. Develop an attitude of gratitude. 11. Always make sure your loved ones know you love them even in times of conflict. 12. Honesty is the best policy. 13. Meditation gives your very active brain a rest. 14. 15. See the glass as half full.

Lace &Tea & Marchesa Spring 2010 Posted on September 17th, 2009 Georgina Chapman never disappoints me, I’ve adored her collection since she and Keren Craig began in 2004. The delicate lace, soft satin and the tattooed legs (are they stockings? I cant tell). This is another collection I’ll view over and over in admiration. . . you may also enjoy . . .mary katrantzou fall 2011valentino fall 2011 haute couturestella mccartney’s bridal lingerie collection 276 QUESTIONS TO ASK BEFORE YOU MARRY 1. Are you working on your chosen field? 2. How many hours a week do you work? 3. What does your job entail? 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22 Do you believe in prenuptial agreements? 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 36. 39. 40. 41. 42. 43. 44. 45. 46. 47. 48. 48. 50. 51. 52. 53. 54. 55. 56. 57. 58. 58. 60. 61. 62. 63. 64. 65. 66. 67. 68. P.. 70. 71. 72. 73. 74. 75. 76. 77. 78. 70. 80. 81. 82. 83. 84. 85. 86. 87. 88. 88. 90. 91. 92. 93. 94. 95. 96. 97. 96. 97. 98. 99. 100. 101. 102. 103. 104. 105. 106. 107. 106. 109. 110. 111. 112. 113. 114. 115. 116. 117. 118. 119. 120. 121. 122. 123. 124. 125. 126. 127. 128. 128. 130. 131. 132. 133. 134. 135. 136. 137. 138. 139. 140. 141. 142. 143. 144. 145. 146. 147. 148. 149. 150. 151. 152. 153. 154. 156. 156. 157. 158. 159. 100. 161. 162. 163. 164. 185. 166. 167. 168. 169. 170. 171. 172. 173. 174. 175. 176. 177. 178. 179. 180. 181. 182. 183. 184. 185. 186. 187. 168. 189. 190. 191. 192.

10 Life-Enhancing Things You Can Do in Ten Minutes or Less It usually takes us much longer to change our moods than we’d like it to take. Here are ten things you can do in ten minutes or less that will have a positive emotional effect on you and those you love. . See it online at Oprah.com . . . . The experience will fill you with fond memories and perhaps make you a bit wistful for days gone by. . . Then spend that time just holding each other. Studies show that hospital patients who can see a natural body of water from their beds get better at a 30 percent faster rate. Shake, twist, and jump around. Sadly, many people measure happiness by how long the experience lasts. Dr. V and Co how to: shag pillow - StumbleUpon *no animals or plants were hurt in the making of this project. *one really stupid person did get hurt in the making of this project, but she would like to mention that even though the needle penetrated...no swear words passed her lips. it's was a modern day miracle. i love how this pillow turned out. i made it in green for two reasons: 1. it's still kind of cold here, and still kind of brown...will be for a little bit longer so i wanted some GREEN and springy looking happiness in my home. 2. it's the only color of jersey i had on hand, and living in the middle of nowhere doesn't let me just jump in the car and go to a store that i can find jersey fabric at (which btw this fabric was found at jo-anns but i would suggest amazon if you can't find what you are looking for, that's where i get a lot of mine when i can't find stuff) now lets get started: cutting: *cut from jersey fabric 19 strips at 1 1/2" each. *from each of the 19 strips cut 15: 4" length rectangles. the end.

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