Monthly Archives: April 2009

Another one of those fixating stories, but dont try this at home!

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kelis doing what she does best
what do you think her inspiration was for this look? my little pony? cotton candy? easter?

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Cassie’s new-do alluring?

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, you know that P Diddy’s R&B ‘dependant’ Cassie shine topped the right half of her head.

She went from this:

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To this:

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What do you think? Is Cassie’s new-do delightfully bold or broke down and kaput?

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With such fixations, why not think broadly

I stumbled across a great blog today, Gina Trapani who writes on topics like work and productivity. She has written a great post about Freelance Switch which is proposed for freelancers, but I think anyone can glean something valuable from it. She talks about her Personal Business Model. The Personal Business Model is essentially a quickly-sketched pie chart that outlines Gina Trapani’s ideal work mix breaking down her work time into projects she does for love which sums up to 30%, for the education and money it is also 30% leaving 10% for other kinds of work.

I love this because I’m a big fan of thinking outside plans like these. Why? Because very few people have the interest or self-discipline to refer back to their own plans on a regular basis let alone to keep their plans up to date and most of us find ourselves lost from time to time in the details of our work, at which point it’s difficult to make a clear, strategic decision about what projects to take on and so as a student a model like this is something I can stick up next to my desk or anywhere where I know I’ll see it every day and be reminded of my big-picture definition of success.

Go read her post for more details, but before you leave, can I share one more thing? I loved this bit earlier on in her post.

I’d say that’s true for most people and all of us can benefit from spending abit of time considering what constitutes satisfaction or success for us.

“While I do plan to make money as a freelancer, my ultimate goal is to generate satisfaction. (While money is a part of that, so is learning, service and creativity, so we’ll just use the umbrella term “satisfaction.”

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Couture City style

This fashion team shows us how to look stylish on a budget that reflects today’s economy with Couture In The City’s Jacqueline Hudson. Find out where to find the best deals on hot fashion and beauty treatments.

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Chocolately, Eastery Week

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Easter is a big chocolate holiday, competing with only Valentine’s Day for the top spot. What are some of your favorite Easter treats? This week’s chocolate link roundup contain a lot of recipes I’d love to try, and hopefully will eventually. For now there just aren’t enough hours in the day!

Bird’s Nest Cookies, From ‘The Cooking Photographer.’

Chocolate Eggs with Dulce de Leche Pannacotta, From ‘Clumbsy Cookie.’

Chocolate Peanut Butter Tortes,  From ‘Annie’s Eats.’ 

White Chocolate Bunny Cookies,  From ‘I bake for you.’

Gooey Peanut Butter Brownies, From ‘My Baking addiction.’

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Scarfing it casual

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Ashlee Simpson and Teri Hatcher are looking cool going about their business with fun printed scarves. Teri dresses young in an burnt orange jacket and sneakers and she actually looks cuter. This is one color overload we don’t mind. If only she didn’t wear high-waisted jeans with it. Ashlee Simpson is granny chic in a green cardigan and floral scarf spotted on the way to lunch at the Cheesecake Factory. I’d like a lot more chic and a little less granny, please!

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