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Sorry I just can’t help bursting into giggles each time I look at this photo and the model’s expression. *snort! LOLOLOLOL* There I go again!! 😉

Wow! Can you believe it’s mid-way through September already??? And Friday the 13th, to boot! Where did Summer go? The last 3 weeks have been a blur for me of family visiting, finishing up Summer projects, and school starting. Finally I’m getting back into the rhythm of the school-year…though my body is still adjusting to early wake-ups and long hours in the car, shuttling Lil Tot back and forth to school. Here are some neat things I found recently:

Dream It: Inspiration & Creativity

7 Amazing Art Deco Quilts. Taking an heirloom project into industrial design territory, mixed with a little bit of craftiness and a lot of ingenuity. Awesome! (Craftsy.com)

Learn about The Real Neuroscience of Creativity. (ScientificAmerican.com)

7 Ways to Get Out of a Creative Rut. I have a feeling I’ve linked to this before, but these tips are so useful! (PsychCentral.com)

Buy It: Shopping Picks

Okay, Old Navy‘s sweaters are so adorable this year!! How perfect is this pretty owl? Or this fabulous doggie?

In dream world, this would be my go-to carryall. And at 40% off it’s a steal! Yes, 3.1 Phillip Lim, come to momma. (And the Nude color is also 30% off…)

These sandals are fabulous with their shield-like metal plates and super-affordable price tag. Leave it to ASOS to always offer up the best pieces at the best prices!

Make It: DIY

These DIY Diorama Bookends from Sea of Shoes would be a wonderful addition to any home. (Plus a great gift for a loved one!)

Even though Summer may technically be over these DIY Hair Accessories look easy to make, and can work year-round. (Elle.com)

Whimseybox rolled out a new look to their site – and I’m loving this version! Finding projects has never been easier, and it’s so simple to navigate. (One amazing project that caught my eye recently was these cute DIY Wordy Hairpins.) My friend Alicia has been so hard at work on her venture, and it truly shows! Way to go, Alicia!

Live It: Lifestyle

EVERY girl needs to know this. Video: How to Highlight & Contour like a Pro (MaskCara.com)

I’ve started a Pinterest board for Fall DIY’s that are right at home in your…well, home. Wreaths, pumpkins, and DIY, oh my! Check it out and gather some ideas for your own abode ASAP. (And if you’d not following me on Pinterest yet, please do! I’d love to connect with you there:-)

Did you know? Women will RULE in the future of work. Sounds about time to me!! (Forbes.com)

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