One Change I Made That Is Bringing Me More Balance

One Change I Made That Is Bringing Me More Balance

I think it’s easy for bloggers to come across as leading picture perfect lives, when that is so far from the truth.  In fact, the past 7 months have been more trying for me than I like to admit…even to myself. But today, I want to talk about it–about my struggle to achieve more balance in my life–and the small triumph I’ve experienced recently.  My hope is that my story might be an encouragement to you, dear reader. It {read more…}

6 DIY Skin Care Recipes

Essentially Eclectic

You are all in for a treat today: my dear friend Gabby from Essentially Eclectic is here with a round-up of some of her amazing all-natural skin care recipes.  Now, don’t be surprised if you get hungry while reading this post.  (I did!)  She uses all natural ingredients like oats, cocoa, and honey in her recipes…because she’s awesome like that.  Take it away, Gabby! Happy Monday friends and readers of The Thinking Closet! I am beyond {read more…}

Weekend Update

All Dolled Up for the Ball - The Thinking Closet

I just wanted to share three exciting updates from our weekend with you all: a ball, a blogiversary, and a goal achieved! 1) Mark and I attended our first big fancy event this Saturday night: the Hats & Heroes Ball for Kids Beating Cancer.  You may remember that I posted a picture of my new vintage hat (is that an oxymoron?) in my post, The Joy of Thrifting: 10 Tips & Tricks, promising a follow-up {read more…}

The Exercise Challenge

Exercise Challenge Chart with stars to track progress

Do you remember that old thrill of earning gold stars?  Maybe it was in your piano book or fourth grade classroom, but either way, there was just something about that metallic shine broadcasting your success to the world that gave you the motivation to do your best and keep your eye on the prize. I don’t think we ever really grow out of that thrill.  Even my high school English students would cheer for joy {read more…}