What am I thinking about at the moment?
I am thinking about how disconcerting it is to walk through a spiderweb.
I just face-splatted a spiderweb as I was walking into my house, which is odd because I was walking through a wide open space.
But still, you know exactly when you come face to face with a spiderweb. And there’s no cool way to deal with it — just a bunch of slapping your arms, legs and face like you’re in a sissy fight with yourself but trying to run away at the same time.
So … yeah … that’s what I’m dealing with at the moment — along with the fear that I’m going to spy an angry spider on my shoulder, who is waiting to exact his revenge against me for ruining his house with my face.
So to combat this, I’m going to put up a photo of some pretty flowers that have sprouted on my block.
Focusing on flowers and not homeless spiders, I’m moving forward with this week’s Deep Thoughts, a mix of links, observances, Instagram pics and other neat things that have crossed my path over the last week.
A couple of my favorite blogs featured shops that definitely piqued my interest.
Bloomingville’s fall/winter catalog embraces cozy textures, like fur, knits and metallic fabrics, along with other bits from nature, like wood and copper. Plus some geometric shapes are mixed in.
It also has some great lighting options and other fun bits to tuck into your home.
It looks like Bloomingville’s goods aren’t sold anywhere near me — sad face — but I’ll have to remember to look for them when I venture outside of my area.
My other shop crush is on Miho Unexpected Things.
They were featured on Cocoon Home and sell 3-D, wall-mounted accessories.
It looks like they don’t sell directly from their site, but you can see some of what they have through BellaKoola.
I’m still finding my way through this site, but I recently joined Kollabora, which seeks to bring together a making community.
Users post their DIYs — with more details than Pinterest but still short enough and with enough emphasis on pics to where you can filter through several projects quickly.
I feel a new website addiction coming on.
You can also share the progress of projects and learn new skills.
Louisville Bloggers will soon host its second event. Eek!
Nathan Engels, one of Leap Agency’s SEO specialists (and a Louisville Bloggers member), will walk bloggers through basic search-engine optimization tactics at 1 p.m. Aug. 24 at Leap Agency’s offices. He also happens to be a blogger in his free time, and last month, his blogs reached over 200,000 people.
More information is available on the Facebook event page. I hope you’ll join and learn with us.
Show that poo who’s boss
One contentious issue in my home is what dog we’ll get when we move into a place that allows pets.
I want a Boston terrier/French bulldog (so much so that I have a Pinterest board dedicated to them).
Niel wants a poodle, like the one he grew up with and that lives with his mom.
In an effort to compromise, I looked up what a mix of these looks like, and the pup is too die for.
But even more than its cuteness, I love its name: a bossi-poo!
One day, you will be mine, little bossi-poo. Oh yes! You will be.
And I will have this sticker on the back of my car, on my refrigerator and really any place with a flat surface.
Put a pin in it
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