Book Review: Eccentric Glamour

Book Review: Eccentric Glamour

Eccentric Glamour has been a fun book to carry around, but be prepared to be disappointed whenever you have to stop reading it.My friend Jessica and I had breakfast the other day when she passed me this book across the table.

"You have to read this!" she said.

So I started reading it Thursday, and I couldn't stop. The first line of the book:

"Why wouldn't you want to be one of those fabulous people, the life enhancers, the people who look interesting and smell luscious and who dare to be gorgeously more fascinating than their neighbors?"

The book is written by Simon Doonan, who is the creative director at Barneys New York and instantly becomes the reader's fabulous gay best friend with his knowledge and his tone, respectively.

I seemed to giggle every four or five pages, which went between ridiculous stories, sound advice, and interviews of fellow "eccentric glamour"ous people.

What I've Learned Losing 25 Pounds

What I've Learned Losing 25 Pounds

Over the course of the last eight months, I have lost 25 pounds. It's been gradual and since I wasn't really large to begin with, not many people have noticed. I've barely noticed even, and haven't even thought to write about it until now.

I had to dig way back to December 2007 for a before photo because I apparently stopped taking pictures of myself at one point. Now I'm feeling a lot better about my health...and about getting my photo taken!

I saw an old friend the other day who has been in Florida all winter. "I can't believe how much weight you've lost; you look great!" she said, which reminded me of my accomplishment.

Long time blog readers know I've been working on this for awhile. Here's how I finally did it:

What I’ve Learned Losing 25 Pounds

What I’ve Learned Losing 25 Pounds

Over the course of the last eight months, I have lost 25 pounds. It's been gradual and since I wasn't really large to begin with, not many people have noticed. I've barely noticed even, and haven't even thought to write about it until now.

I had to dig way back to December 2007 for a before photo because I apparently stopped taking pictures of myself at one point. Now I'm feeling a lot better about my health...and about getting my photo taken!

I saw an old friend the other day who has been in Florida all winter. "I can't believe how much weight you've lost; you look great!" she said, which reminded me of my accomplishment.

Long time blog readers know I've been working on this for awhile. Here's how I finally did it:

This Week In Business: Solidification Situation

This Week In Business: Solidification Situation

If last week was the ebbing of work, this week was the flow back. I think enough back and forth and I will finally realize (and hopefully internalize!) that these changes are normal and worrying about them won't help. Here was my week:

I finally generated the FAQ for this site.

In an effort to save time, I have created some answers to some frequently asked questions I get mostly over email. I seperated out the questions related to the blog, and those related to the business:

www.breakingeveninc.com/faq

I still feel there's too much text (or maybe just not enough graphical elements?) but if you can think of any questions I forgot or have other ideas to make the FAQ more user friendly, let me know.

Too Cute Tuesday: Dip Candles

Too Cute Tuesday: Dip Candles

On the Too Cute Tuesday agenda for awhile has been candles and since molds cost money, we opted to dip as an economical alternative.

"This is fun!" Sue said. Well, that certainly is the point!

Nicole often gets excited about things that melt because she gets to be science-y again.

Shameless Promotion: On The Road Again Edition

Shameless Promotion: On The Road Again Edition

Happy Monday!

As the long weekend approaches, I'm getting ready to head northward to my hometown of Fort Kent for a wedding and some family time.

I've been doing some fun reading as usual, sadly more than I ever have time to highlight on this blog. That's why I'm excited to be on Digg now. So I will try to give props to cool articles I don't get to write about on the blog on my Digg account (breakingeven), or you can navigate to it in my menu on the left.

In the meantime, some money saving links, money making links, and fun links for your pleasure.

Money Saving Links

Kacie at Sense To Save reminded me of free weekends this summer at national parks. This month: July 18 and 19.