A new online community called Work It, Mom!, dedicated to working professionals who are also parents, has introduced me to some new-to-me bloggers that I’ve added to my Reader feeds.
Susan Wagner is a “mom blogger” at Friday Playdate, but she also blogs on fashion on her own Friday Style blog and at BlogHer.com, and in a new blog called “Working Closet” on Work It, Mom! Clothes are rather a hobby of mine, so I’m definitely there.
She’s starting out with a series of posts about overhauling your wardrobe (read: purging) and realizing you always have something to wear…she’s said she’s a big fan of “shopping in your closet.” This quote from the first of these posts is, unfortunately, very me:
Before we jump in and start negotiating the details of how to make your closet work for you, we need to know what’s IN your closet. I’m certain that you have a closet stocked with perfectly lovely clothes. I am also willing to bet that you find yourself, more often than you would like, standing in front of your well-stocked closet moaning that you don’t have ANYTHING to WEAR. And I would wager that , at least occasionally, you solve the problem of nothing to wear by buying something new. And, finally, I’m positive that at least some of the time, you drag home whatever it is that you bought to make it easier to get dressed only to find that you have something EXACTLY LIKE IT in the closet already. And that you still don’t have anything to wear.
Yep, been there, done that, way too many times.
I made a comment on her second post, and Susan actually acknowledged it! I’m a newbie to the commenting side of blogging, so it’s exciting for me. It’s part of this link.
72-Hour HoldBebe Moore Campbell I’m going to try dispensing with the clips from Amazon and writing my own summaries, starting now. But before that, from the cover: Trina is eighteen and suffers from bi-polar disorder, making her paranoid, wild, and violent. Frightened by her own child, Keri searches for help, quickly learning that the mental health community can only offer her a seventy-two hour hold. After these three days Trina is off on her own […]
It finally dawned on me that posts inspired by things I’ve read on other blogs fall into the category of “reading” too, even though I had thought that label would just be used for book reviews. I’m now using it in connection with a new “found on other blogs” label for my ramblings in response to my readings on the ‘net. Subscribe to Blog via Email Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog […]
This has been a crazy week. I had thought things at work would settle down once the auditors left, but that didn’t last long, now that we’re unexpectedly down two staff for the duration. I forgot that the book club is meeting next Friday and I haven’t started on that book yet, so I need to get my current read finished so I can at least make good headway on Accidental Happiness. Meanwhile, I’ve been […]
We’d been planning our trip to Tennessee for awhile, ever since we knew what the date of my son’s college graduation would be. We had in mind several places we definitely wanted to visit – the Memphis Zoo (despite the irony of spending part of your vacation at the place you used to work), Graceland (TallGuy’s choice), and Great Smoky Mountains National Park – and more nebulous plans for other days. And we definitely had […]
Garlic and Sapphires, Ruth Reichlfrom Amazon.com: Fans of Tender at the Bone and Comfort Me with Apples know that Ruth Reichl is a wonderful memoirist–a funny, poignant, and candid storyteller whose books contain a happy mix of memories, recipes, and personal revelations. What they might not fully appreciate is that Reichl is an absolute marvel when it comes to writing about food–she can describe a dish in such satisfying detail that it becomes unnecessary for […]
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