My Blog Migration Story: Part 2

My Blog Migration Story: From Wordpress.com to Wordpress.Org - Part 2 | The Thinking Closet

If you’re just tuning in now, click here to start with Part I of My Blog Migration Story.  So, in Part 1, we covered the differences between WordPress.com and WordPress.org, and why I’m choosing to migrate to WordPress.org.  Today, I’m going to devote this entire post to answering one simple (or maybe not-so-simple) question: Q: How does one prepare for such a move? A:  Preparation is my middle name…or at least, it should be, and {read more…}

My Blog Migration Story: Part 1

My Blog Migration Story from Wordpress.com to Wordpress.org - Part 1 - by The Thinking Closet

In the wintertime while birds migrate from north to south, bloggers migrate from WordPress.com to WordPress.org.  At least, this blogger does! As many of you know, one of my goals for 2013 was to make the migration to WordPress.org.  After several weeks of work behind the scenes, the new site is slated to go live very soon, my friends…very soon.  Maybe even later this week!  Suffice it to say, I’m teeny weeny bit excited about it.  {Lauren {read more…}

How to Revamp Your “About” Page

How to Revamp Your About Page - Practical Blogging Tips from The Thinking Closet

Fact.  My “About” page hadn’t been edited since I first started blogging in September 2012. Fact.  My “About” page was written in the third person, like an author bio on the inside back cover of a book.  All of my posts are written in the first person.  The disparity was killing me. Fact.  My “About” page said very little about me and my blog at all.  How much can be said in one paragraph of six sentences? {read more…}

Black Distressed Table Makeover

Black Distressed Table Makeover by The Thinking Closet

This would be an opportune time to grab a snack, a cozy blanket, and perhaps silence your cell phone.  Why?  Because it’s story time, folks.  Gather ’round for… Once upon a time, there was an old chair.  And there was a girl who sat in the old chair.  But because it was an old chair, an old folding chair, it was an uncomfortable chair.  It made her back hurt and ache. When the girl sat {read more…}

You know you’re in Florida when…

You know you're in Florida when... Florida Citrus Center visit. By The Thinking Closet

You know you’re in Florida when… the gas station convenience store looks like this: And instead of boasting the typical collection of sunglasses and keychains, you’ve got an array of citrus and alligators to choose from. One of my husband’s college friends (and one of our groomsmen), Brent, was in town and stayed with us over the weekend.  Doesn’t he have the best cheshire-cat-smile? We took him on a surprise “road trip” up to Ocala, {read more…}

Cord on Strike…So Let’s Watch a Video!

What it looks like when my camera cord goes on strike and decides to thwart all plans of posting fun photo tutorials.

True story.  The cord that connects our camera to the computer has decided to go on strike and stop working.  This indeed thwarts all plans of posting my awesome furniture makeover or any future posts involving photos for that matter.  Sigh.  That is until UPS delivers a new cord in the next 1-3 days or I break down and use my cell phone camera. Do you have any objects in your household that have decided {read more…}

Burlap Love Banner & Free Cut File

Burlap Love Banner & Free Cut File by The Thinking Closet

Since sharing my January Silhouette Challenge project, exciting things have been happening behind the scenes.  I created a Facebook group for Silhouette users looking to collaborate and encourage one another (wanna join us?  shoot me an email!).  And our group has grown to over 20 women in a matter of a few weeks.  Several of those lovely ladies are joining me in The Challenge this month!  How cool is that?  Look out for links to their projects at {read more…}

Craft Drawer Organization for the Budget Savvy

Craft Drawer Organization for the Budget Savvy via Lauren from The Thinking Closet

Okay, taking a poll here: does anyone have craft storage that looks a little scary?  Like this: If so, welcome to the club.  But we don’t have to live like this! I came up with a budget savvy solution to my craft drawer organization, and I’m sharing my tutorial over at Or So She Says today.   The best part: I only spent a few bucks and was able to use a lot of items I already had lying {read more…}

Top Ten Romantic Movies of All Time

Top Ten Romantic Movies of All Time by The Thinking Closet

I asked, you delivered, and today, I am thrilled to share with you all the… I received a whopping total of 162 movie suggestions from y’all, enough to require an Excel spreadsheet!  (That’s serious bidness.)  So, thanks to each and every one of you who contributed a movie…or ten…to the pot!  Through this process, I quickly realized that there are a lot of fantastic romantic films out there.  Oh, the struggle to keep this list to TEN! {read more…}

The Art of the Surprise Note

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For those of you lovelies who may have missed my guest post last week: When Jessica and Linz generously invited me to share something on their blog Sweet Athena on the theme of celebrations, I got to thinking not just about the grand fanfare celebrations, but the little ways one feels celebrated in a day.  You know what I mean? Like that hug that you get out of nowhere from a friend.  Or that tilt of the hat {read more…}

Romanced By Bookstores

Romanced by Bookstores | The Thinking Closet

For as long as I can remember, I’ve been romanced by bookstores…especially used bookstores.  They lure me in with their old, stale-book smells and promise of inscribed inside covers.  They win my heart with their cozy aisles and reading nooks.  And if I find a treasure – – oh, stop the presses – – if I find a treasure, I’m forever theirs. And I think I’ve discovered my new favorite bookstore in Orlando.  It’s called {read more…}