the thinking closet Fri, 31 Jul 2015 17:55:29 +0000 en-US hourly 1 DIY Clothespin Place Card Holders for a Rustic Vintage Wedding Fri, 31 Jul 2015 17:50:26 +0000 On June 20th, 2015, my sister Lisbeth married the love of her life, Ransom, and it was one of the most joy-filled weddings I’ve ever witnessed. I had the honor of being the matron of honor, or chief of bridesmaids as I dubbed myself.  (Because I wasn’t digging the correlation between “matron” and “matronly.”)  AndRead more]]> 2 20 Quick Tips for New Broadcasters on Periscope Wed, 22 Jul 2015 15:45:48 +0000 “You’re not going to be very good at it, so why even try?” “You’re better off playing it safe and sticking to what you know.” “You just don’t have what it takes.” Have I introduced you to my inner critic yet?  She’s a real peach, ain’t she?  (Note the verbal irony.) We’ve gotten to knowRead more]]> 1 Why Periscope is Going to be a Game-Changer for Bloggers & Business Owners Wed, 22 Jul 2015 15:43:09 +0000 Just two weeks ago, I didn’t even know the Periscope app existed. And here I am today with six broadcasts under my belt, an Ultimate Periscope Resource Page to share with you all, and now, a deeper discussion into why I think this app is worth exploring. As we’ve already established, I’ve caught Periscope fever!  And while this is still a veryRead more]]> 5 The Beginner’s Guide to Periscope Wed, 22 Jul 2015 12:40:42 +0000 “I’ve got a fever, and the only prescription is more Periscope!”  {Cue the cowbell.} Have you caught Periscope fever, too?  If not, I have a hunch you’ll catch it by the end of this three-part series.  {Wink.} Periscope is one of the fastest growing new social media platforms since the app first released for iOS devices this March andRead more]]> 1 5 Strategies for Conquering the Fear of Public Speaking Sun, 19 Jul 2015 11:00:52 +0000 The fear of public speaking is very real, people. And don’t just take my word for it.  Allow me to hand to the mic to your friend and mine, Jerry Seinfeld: According to most studies, people’s number one fear is public speaking. Number two is death. Death is number two. Does that sound right? ThisRead more]]> 4 DIY Scarf Camera Strap Fri, 10 Jul 2015 14:00:01 +0000 Of the all 4 Scarf Week projects I took on this year (1 | 2 | 3), this is the one that intimidated me the most. It would involve running through my sewing machine a nylon camera strap, faux leather, and scarf material all at the same time.  If we’re honest, it had the words “scarf fail” written all over it.  OrRead more]]> 17 Wire Head Scarf Tutorial for the Beginner Sewist Wed, 08 Jul 2015 14:00:47 +0000 I love me a good head scarf.  Especially on day 2 (or 3…cough) of unwashed hair. But either I have to tie it on headache-tight or assault my scalp with bobby pins just to get it to stay on.  Ya feel me? So…when I learned that you could line head scarves with wire to make themRead more]]> 6 D.I.Y. Galaxy Print Infinity Scarf Tue, 07 Jul 2015 14:00:31 +0000 “Can we pretend that bleach spots on a navy tee are like shooting stars?  I could really use a scarf right now, scarf right now, scarf right no-ow-ow!” Just some parodied lyrics to a classic hook that played in my head as I pulled my D.I.Y. Galaxy Print Infinity Scarf out of the dryer and wrapped it aroundRead more]]> 11 10 Minute Fringe Infinity T-Shirt Scarf Mon, 06 Jul 2015 14:00:56 +0000 Did you hear the oh-so-exciting news?  While Shark Week takes over your TV screens this week, Scarf Week will be taking over blogland.  That’s right: you’ve got 5 fun-filled days of scarf-tastic inspiration ahead of you, and it all kicks off today! Today’s theme? T-Shirt Scarves! And I’m joined by 6 other bloggers who are all sharing t-shirtRead more]]> 10 Scarf Week 2015: A Week of Killer Inspiration Mon, 06 Jul 2015 13:59:12 +0000 We live in a crazy world.  So, it can be a relief to know there are a few constants we can rely on. After winter, must come spring. What goes up must come down. And when Shark Week comes back with a vengeance every summer, so does Scarf Week return!  That’s right.  Today at 10Read more]]> 14