15 April 2014

Hi, I'm Janet...


The Blood Moon Eclipse

I have to admit it!! I'm a Sci-fi geek!! I love everything about space and the universe!! The more I learn about it... the more amazed I become and the smaller I feel. I watch all the science specials I see come across the television, along with a few fiction ones too! IE. Dr. Who, Star Gate, Star Trek, etc... you get the idea.  A quote that I heard from a Sunday sermon... 'The greater the creation, the greater the creator", could not be more true!!  How I wish I had been up to see this the eclipse last night, I have seen a blood moon eclipse before and it is stunning!!! The full moon turns a coppery red as it passes into Earth's shadow. During the process, the moon's bright glow dims, taking on a red hue because of shimmers of sunlight and sunsets seeping through the Earth's atmosphere. Simply dramatic and dazzling!!

One of my favorite quotes from the movie Contact: "The universe is a pretty big place. It's bigger than anything anyone has ever dreamed of before. So if it's just us - seems like an awful waste of space, right?” - Ellie Arroway (Jodie Foster)


13 April 2014

First's...

When I'm 72... I want to still be discovering 1st's with this much excitement and gusto. I want to still be discovering life and making new friends. I want to thrive, embrace and always have a fresh outlook on life! This is such a lovely message, it brought tears to my eyes! I hope you enjoy this as much as I did!

 

Watching These Two Older Women Fly For The First Time Is Pure Gold!!
By Jesus Diaz

One of the things I hate about today's world is that we take everything for granted. We communicate through light and electricity, fly in metal vehicles, and listen to music recorded decades ago through airwaves—yet everyone is like "whatever." Which is why I love this video of two old women flying for the first time.
The action starts to ramp up at the 6 minute mark. Watch till the end, because their emotions after the flight, while they are recounting the experience, are pure gold.

I really can't blame her for crying out of pure emotion. Just watching her own reaction made me teary—but maybe I'm too much of a softie.

Or maybe not.

Maybe we should all go around the world pondering the amazing wonders that surround us and the science that makes them happen. Because it's all freaking amazing, really.

The fact that light appears when I turn on a lamp at my house is something that still blows my mind if I really think about it. Electricity—perhaps made by making some uranium explode to heat up water to move a turbine that moves a dynamo (what the hell!)—travels for miles and miles until it reaches this thingamajig that turns it into photons! Heck, I get amazed at the fact that someone invented a mechanism for my door that is opened by this key with a particular geometry. Or that I'm living suspended in a structure several feet above the ground built at the beginning of the last century! And I'm made out of these things called cells that have evolved through a gazillion years!

I need a vacation.

Original article: SPLOID a new blog about awesome stuff!

30 March 2014

Sunday Blessing

Because Jesus was raised from the dead, we've been given a brand-new life and have everything to live for,including a future in heaven. 1 Peter 1:3-4

27 March 2014

Good Morning Bloggers!! Happy Thursday!! Today I wanted to share this fabulous blog post on 'How To Build The Perfect Wardrobe: 10 Basic Principles'. I love comfort and cotton... matter of fact, that is my fashion mantra, has been for as long as I can remember and even more so now that I am an empty nester.

But just because I'm at home more than I used to be... doesn't mean that I want to look frumpy... I just want to be comfortable! Hope you enjoy this post as much as I did from 'Into Mind'.

How to Build the Perfect Wardrobe: 10 Basic Principles

How to build the perfect wardrobe: 10 basic principles

Whether you are currently in the progress of refining your style and perfecting your wardrobe, or still a complete curating newbie: The number one thing you need is a strategy, a clear roadmap to steer you in the right direction, streamline your decision making and help you correct course should you slip up and find yourself lost again between bargains and seasonal must-haves.

The ten principles above are a summary of my own strategy and the philosophy that all of the tools and techniques here on INTO are based on. Use them to fine-tune your own set of guidelines, pinpoint your priorities and keep track of your progress!
Here is a closer look at each of the principles:
I. Selectivity
RESERVE YOUR CLOSET SPACE FOR ITEMS THAT YOU LOVE 100%
Aim to curate a wardrobe full of garments that you love, that inspire you and that make you feel excited about getting dressed each morning. Every single thing in your wardrobe should express your personal style perfectly, so set your standards high: Good enough’s and ‘ok’s should not make the cut.

II. Definition
DEVELOP A strong PERSONAL STYLE and PERFECT YOUR SIGNATURE LOOK
If you want every single thing in your wardrobe to reflect your personal style, you first need to carve out the exact parameters of your style. So: spend time honing your visual taste buds and create a defined style concept with a clear story line.

III. Quality over quantity
BUILD A WARDROBE OF HIGH-QUALITY KEY PIECES THAT LAST YOU MORE THAN JUST A FEW SEASONS
Instead of bargain hunting and impulse shopping for one-season pieces that you’ll just throw out after a couple of wears, carefully select each new addition to your wardrobe and pay special attention to the fit, fabric, colour and cut of every piece. One perfect sweater is always better than five imperfect ones.

IV. Authenticity
FORGET CONVENTIONAL STYLE typologies LIKE ‘CLASSIC’ OR ‘BOHEMIAN’ AND CREATE YOUR OWN UNIQUE LOOK
There is no single perfect wardrobe, only one that fits your individual style and lifestyle. So stop listening to articles a la “10 things every woman should have in her wardrobe” and don’t waste your time trying to figure out whether you are the ‘preppy’ or the ‘bohemian’ type. Create your own unique look and build your wardrobe around it.

V. Function
AIM FOR FORM AND FUNCTION. YOU SHOULD BE ABLE TO WALK, RUN AND DANCE IN EVERY OUTFIT
The perfect wardrobe not only needs to be tailored to your aesthetic preferences but also be fully functional: your jeans should fit well, your sweaters should keep you warm, your bags should carry your stuff without ruining your shoulder, your shoes should feel comfortable all day.

VI. Style trumps fashion
GET EXCITED ABOUT FASHION TRENDS THAT SUIT YOUR OWN STYLE, BUT IGNORE ALL OTHERS
Personal style is above all a means of self-expression. So, have fun with your look, experiment and get inspired by new trends. But: Never follow trends blindly. Instead, carefully evaluate how well a trend fits your individual style concept and whether it deserves a long-term spot in your wardrobe.

VII. Investments
INVEST TIME AND THOUGHT INTO DEVELOPING YOUR STYLE AND SELECTING THE PERFECT GARMENTS
The time and thought you put into building the perfect wardrobe is far more valuable than an unlimited budget (which only zaps creativity). Invest in your wardrobe by putting in the work: actively define your style concept, figure out a versatile wardrobe structure and hunt down the perfect garments.

VIII. Versatility
SELECT HARMONIZING, MIXABLE ITEMS AND BUILD A STRONG FOUNDATION OF KEY PIECES
Your wardrobe should be more than the sum of its parts. Aim for coherence, versatility and a set of harmonising pieces that allow you to express every inch of your style concept and create an outfit for every occasion.

IX. Comfort
COMFORT IS A NON-NEGOTIABLE. IF an item SCRATCHES, ITCHES, TUGS OR RIDES UP – OUT IT GOES
Spend as much time as necessary finding items that express your style AND feel good, and never compromise on fit or fabric. You should feel comfortable in all of your clothes, from your PJs to your highest heels.

X. Evolution
STAY INSPIRED AND REDEFINE YOUR STYLE OFTEN
Your personal style can be defined, stable and coherent but it is never static and will continually evolve, alongside your lifestyle and aesthetic preferences. Reassess your style concept and wardrobe structure at least twice a year at the beginning of a new season.