I just found this photo in an old archive and it made me laugh. I always meant to write a post about this hat, but it slipped my mind and I never got around to it.
My mom bought me this for my birthday a few years ago.
She had great intentions, really she did. But when the most prominent word on the hat is “Unskinny” I feel a wee bit self conscious wearing it. Heh. Love my mama!! It’s the thought that counts, right?
She ordered it online and she swore it looked better on her monitor than it did in real life. Which is the opposite of how I feel about my house and outfits sometimes. Sometimes I look in the mirror and think “Lookin’ good!” in real life and then see a photo of myself and think “YOWZAS I LOOK HORRIBLE!” You know how sometimes you have to take a photo of something before you realize what is “off” about it? Same goes for my house. If I live with something long enough it just becomes a part of the landscape and I can’t “see” it as a problem anymore. Taking photos helps give me a fresh perspective so I can see my house through others eyes. There have been many instances when I snapped a picture of my home for a blog entry only to realize that my pictures are hanging about 32″ too high on the wall and the fake plants that look ok in real life really look like dusty cemetery flowers on top of the gravestone that is my sofa table.
Yeah… you know what I mean.
So, all that to say MeganDVD and Gail at My Repurposed Life are hosting a “Bold and Beautiful” blog critique party where you can post your blog for reviews and advice on what should be cleaned up and changed around. I like this idea, because I feel it’s a good way to get a true “snapshot” of my blog to understand what I should change around to make it a more likeable place. Because don’t we all wanna be liked?
So feel free to kick it around my blog for a little bit and give me a critique. I know there are a lot of things on my blog that I have just lived with over the years but not really loved. I’m hoping by joining in over there it will get me inspired to make some changes ’round here.
Please be nice! I don’t do well with rejection. 😀