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I broke down

And got a Pinterest. I used to joke and say I don’t have one because I’m not a mom, teacher or sorority girl, but I actually really like the ability to keep inspiration in one place! Plus, if you follow a bunch of Scandinavians there is nary a chevron in sight.

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I guess you can, you know, like follow me here or whatever.

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Shameless Plug: World Market

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Let me just wax poetic about my favorite store for a minute. I love Cost Plus World Market with a passion. Seriously. I got every single one of my Christmas presents there and a few things for myself too (because you have to, don’t you?).

I got some lovely smelling and beautiful soaps for the ladies in my life…

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[Imagine sticking your entire face into a freshly cut Christmas tree, minus the discomfort]

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Yummy stocking stuffers for everyone…

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And chocolate that tastes as good as it looks!

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See how nice my presents looked in their World Market bags?

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In conclusion, World Market is the bomb dot com! If you are near one, GO NOW and thank me later.

Also, not to make anyone jealous, but I got this retro inspired saucepan with a real wooden handle for 19 cents!

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nine. teen. cents y’all.

Let that sink in for a second.

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Only Boring People are Bored

Confession time: I have a thing for Mad Men. I have been known to wax poetic about the plot, show, characters and genius of creator Matthew Weiner to anyone within earshot.

Now that I am growing out my hair and changing my style a bit, the ice queen goddess Elizabeth “Betty” Hofstadt Draper Francis herself has been a source of style inspiration. Just look at her…

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Naturally, when one of my favorite tumblrs, Betty Draper Looking Pissed, called for contest submissions, I sent in my best Betty Draper “looking pissed because Sally and Bobby’s playing disrupted her beach reading” faces.

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Looking back, to be truly Betty I probably needed a lit cigarette and Coca-Cola, but I do what I can.

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The other submissions were fantastic. It was fun to be a part of a tumblr fandom competition like that. But guess what happened?

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I won! Things like this never happen to me! It was so exciting. And I got to choose between three Mad Men themed art prints. I’m definitely going to choose this one!

If you are not familiar with Mad Men, this wonderful fan video should tell you a bit about Don and Betty Draper.

Visit Betty Draper Looking Pissed and check out my Esther Williams bathing suit on Modcloth.

All photos and gifs are via BDLP

*Sorry for the self indulgent, off topic post. But it’s Betty we’re talking about here.

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Poppin

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Poppin is a company after my own heart. Not only do they sell brightly colored office supplies, but they do it with pep in their step. Just look at these colors!

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You know I am a minimalist, so for my first purchase I stuck with black, white and aqua. I bought a medium sized notebook, two small notebooks, twelve Poppin pens and some black push pins. The quality of the pens aren’t great, but they’ll do and the notebooks are very nice. I especially love the notebook with my initial on it.

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On top of all this, two weeks after my purchase, I received a handwritten card in the mail from Poppin, thanking me for my purchase. Old school customer service in the digital age? I can definitely support that.

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Go ahead and visit Poppin, you know you want to.

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