Monday, November 24, 2014

Moody Blues

Well, a few posts ago I complained about the weather, and it seems that Northern California had a bit of mercy on me. It finally dropped in temperature for a little bit - and we even had two days of rain! Sadly, it's supposed to be in the 70's all this week, but I'm thankful that we had a little bit of fall...even if just for a week. 

Thursday, November 20, 2014

The Jaded Idealist

Note: Today is not your usual outfit post, but rather what I hope to be a thought provoking essay, on a global scale! I'd love to hear your opinion and input below!

When it comes to politics I am a bizarre amalgamation of a jaded idealist, and what I like to call an optimistic realist. Earlier this week I read an article that Digg linked to as “Stop Trying to Save the World”. Have you read it? In the article the author Michael Hobbes asks if international development is a sustainable practice (such as trying to provide clean drinking water to 3rd world countries), and if it should even be a practice. One of the prominent examples he gives is of an organization that raised millions of dollars to provide school children in Kenya with textbooks (the average ratio of children to books in this particular school was 17:1). And because organizations - even not for profit ones - are still businesses, they decided to turn their donation into a controlled study and divided 30,000 school children into study groups. One group of children were provided the required books, while another group was left without the much needed reading material. The study which last four years, found that the books didn’t help. The students didn’t get better testing scores in either group.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Crazy&Co Feature and Giveaway!

How was your weekend? I've been keeping myself pleasantly busy with lots of weekend plans, volunteering efforts, and dinner parties (had a Friends Giving over the weekend!). This past weekend was such an exciting one that I can't wait to share with you - it's more on the personal side, but it was such a wonderful fulfillment that I honestly would shout it from the rooftops if I could.

To help share my excitement, I've got a great giveaway for you! Be sure to click below to find out what my giveaway offerings are!

Monday, November 10, 2014