Odds and Ends No. 19


1. Have I shown you all my new shoe closet? Wait…I don’t have a shoe closet. Oh well, I can still dream of this one.

2. Swimming! Who swims out there? I’m off the running for the next 6-8 weeks while I go to physical therapy for my back/tailbone issues, and I’m looking into some swim lessons. (And begging Kristen to join me. Come on, girl, it would be FUN. Maybe.) We started this discussion yesterday on the Facebook page (join us, good times!), but where can I find a good one-piece swimsuit for my lessons? Also, will I need a swim cap? Goggles? What if I snort water up my nose and loudly choke/gag/barf in front of the instructor? The questions, they burn.

3. Speaking of Kristen, did you read her hilarious post on bringing the holidays down a notch? It’s a must. In the meantime, I’ll be working on my Easter egg tree.

4. I love these photos of a young Martha Stewart during her modeling days.

5. I’m making these adorable leather hair ties in the very near future.

6. This is a fantastic Pinterest board for makeup dupes. It led me to this post, which made me cry with happiness.

7. Morgan from The 818 just got her eyebrows tattooed, and I’m fascinated. (Although facial tattoos and permanent makeup do differ, which she explains.)

Happy weekend to you. We have absolutely nothing planned, and I LIKE IT.

  1. angela

    March 27, 2013 at 12:41 pm

    Swim cap is a must. For all the reasons mentioned above. Buns will fall out (no matter how tight) and pony tails will get in your face and you’ll tweak your stroke to avoid hair in the face…which isn’t good for your stroke. I was a former swimmer through college and a swim coach and have tried lots of suits. If you didn’t already decide on a suit, my suggestion would be TYR. I even enjoy their two piece when at the beach and no where near lap lanes. After being burned out in my 20’s, I stopped swimming everyday. I noticed cellulite on my upper thighs. I then started kicking for 20-30 minutes a day with a kick board and it seriously went away! The benefits of swimming are awesome. Good luck.

  2. jane

    March 27, 2013 at 3:08 pm

    Late to the game but swear by silicone swim caps.

    Also, they make waterproof mp3 players. About to buy this one, can’t wait:


    Don’t fear the water. Take your time and try to relax. It is such an overall amazing workout. If you google/you tube swimming technique you’ll find bunches of helpful tips on best stroke technique.

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