Worthy of the Week

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  • If you’re in Austin, I have some very exciting news. Tickets are now on sale for Bloggy School! The inaugural class, Blogging 360, will be a two-hour workshop covering all things blogging led by myself and Kristin Sheppard on November 18th at Center61. Join us! Tell your friends! We love nothing more than to gab about blogging.
  • This is awesome. And no more offensive than women being paid 23% less than men.
  • 90’s makeup was the best and it’s back!
  • These two.
  • Wonder Woman. I can’t, and don’t want to, do it all.
  • You tell me yours and I’ll tell you mine.
  • The problem with thinking positive.
  • Has anyone ever commented on your voice? Without even thinking about it, my voice goes sky high when I order from the drive-thru or ask a question of someone I don’t know, but I drop it low and talk much slower when I’m speaking with clients.
  • Don’t you just want to know the stories behind these pictures?
  • Do you suck at something? Do it anyway.
  • I’m 41, single, and pregnant. I mean, not me, but a good read.
  • (sample received) Are you one of “those people” at concerts? You know the ones — taking photos and videos and spending the majority of the performance uploading and sharing. I am so I was super pumped about receiving a PowerSkin — a portable battery that provides an extra charge and a half for your iPhone when you just have to record the whole concert. It’s pretty awesome.
  • In case you missed it…

Book of the Week

Le sigh. Another disappointment. This time it’s Yes Please by Amy Poehler. I suppose it was nice enough, but there weren’t any laugh-out-loud moments or memorable pull quotes.

What are you reading this week?

#spon Dove Silky Hair Dare

I am, deep down, a short-hair type of girl. Most of my life has been spent with hair chin-length or shorter. Until I got it into my head around my 30th birthday (milestones always spark change, don’t they?) that I wanted long, flowy, mermaid hair. A couple years (and a couple of ill-fated haircuts later) and here I am.

The proud owner of a head full of hair that falls to the middle of my back.

And no idea what to do with it.

Dove Dry Oil, Silky Hair Dare

I do know that a good shampoo is a must for keeping hair healthy and shiny and that the Dove Pure Care Dry Oil Collection delivers with shampoo, conditioner, and dry oil treatment that makes your hair 5x silkier after just one wash. I loved the mellow scent and that you all the benefits of an oil treatment without the greasy feel. Even the nourishing treatment, with a blend of African Macadamia oil and Coconut oil, absorbed quickly deep into my hair without weighing it down or leaving it unstyleable.

Dove Dry Oil Beachy Waves

Because I’m still mastering the “Pinterest braid,” beachy waves take minimal effort and are my go-to style — they’re everybody’s go-to style right now. Quickly wrap sections of hair around the barrel of a hot curling iron (I use a 2-inch and don’t use the prong!) and let it naturally drop free. When you’ve curled all your hair, give it a quick shake, and you’re good to go! The less perfect and more tousled the curls look, the better!

Dove Dry Oil Curling Hair

Dove Dry Oil Corrin Renee

Dove is challenging women to take the “Dove Silky Hair Dare” now through December 31. Try the Dove Advanced Hair Series Pure Care Dry Oil System and if you are not completely satisfied, Dove will refund your purchase (from 9/21-10/31). You’ve got nothing to lose but a good hair day! Visit hairmoneyback.com for details.

Dove Dry Oil Corrin

photos for Oh Hey by Samantha White-Wilson

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

Five Favorite: Blogging Apps

5 Favorite Blogging Apps

How many of you are bloggers? I’ve been thinking a lot about the business of blogging lately and don’t want to get too meta by blogging about blogging if no one is interested. You’re interested, right? Because while I am convinced most of us are bloggers by now, I think you’ll find these apps fun and useful even if you aren’t a blogger.

I’m not one of those bloggers who can blog on the go. I need quiet and concentration and snacks. But that doesn’t mean apps aren’t integral to my blogging process. I use them to stay social, edit photos, and generally get things done.

So which I do I use most often? Here are my five favorite blogging apps:

  1. Wunderlist — Though my life revolves around my (paper) editorial calendar (pray there’s not a strong wind or a fire), Wunderlist is my to-do list and reminder service all-in-one. It syncs between devices, has an easy-to-learn interface, and offers just enough bells and whistles to enhance my productivity without being overwhelming. I love it so much that I subscribe to the paid version for a few extra perks that make my type-A heart sing (like sorting!).
  2. Afterlight  — My photo editor of choice is Afterlight. I’m no shutterbug, but I love the filters and flexibility and it’s just one-click to crop for Instagram and create share-worthy photos.
  3. Over — Over allows me to add text and artwork to photos and share just about anywhere. I customize the vast majority of my featured photos using Over (like the one in this post!) and it’s served me well for over a year.
  4. Feedly — I used to bookmark all the blogs I love and open every single tab each morning. Then I discovered Feedly which allows me to keep up with all the bloggers I love in one place and easily share their posts on Pinterest and Twitter. Both the app and web version are fantastic.
  5. Pinterest — I’ve been dedicating a lot of energy to my Pinterest strategy lately (more on that in an upcoming post!) and I’ve found the Pinterest app infinitely faster and more user friendly than the web version. Thanks to the app, I can browse and pin quickly whenever I have a few minutes to spare so that maintaining my account isn’t such a time-suck.

Are there any apps that you love? Tell me about ‘em!

Worthy of the Week

Worthy of the Week Las VegasMy sister kind of hates when I include her in my blog, but it’s a cute picture, right?!

Worthy of the Week

Book of the Week

I’m about 100 pages into The Paying Guests, which I was really looking forward to reading, but is slower than molasses on a cold day, so I keep picking it up and setting it down in favor of To Rise Again at a Decent Hour. I buzzed through the first 4 chapters last night before I passed out, book-on-face-style.

Have you read either? What are you reading this weekend?

Houndstooth Must Haves

I just love houndstooth. It reminds me of my Catholic school days of plaid uniforms, but way cooler. It’s graphic and edgy yet classic and preppy, you can combine it with just about any color, and a little bit goes a long way.

I especially love the moody blue and black houndstooth combo, though I prefer to stay as far away as possible from the red and black combo.

How do you feel about houndstooth? I don’t think it will ever go out of style.

Houndstooth Must Haves{top row}
ModCloth flats $34.99
Zara scarf $39.90

{middle row}
Old Navy tweed jacket $35 on sale!
Forever21 shift dress $19.90
Old Navy houndstooth top $10 on sale!

{bottom row}
J.Crew boot socks $19
Superga sneakers $75 (I’d swap the black laces for white)