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Thursday, July 18, 2013

I don't remember exactly how I was directed to Michael Wolf's photography series The Real Toy Story but I was immediately captivated and mesmerized by the images. This is my favorite form of photography, or art for that matter. I love to be provoked. I love something, anything that makes me think, makes me grow - maybe even makes me change, whether that be my thoughts or my actions, or both. It's worth clicking the link and viewing all of the powerful images he captured and the story that they tell.

I remember awhile ago Theresa from Inspiration Coop shared a review of a book she had recently read called Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World Who Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain. At the time I wanted to get my hands on the book as soon as possible, but of course I forgot about it. Luckily I ran across the animated excerpt from Susan Cain's RSA talk which I think is just lovely. Hopefully now I will remember to put it on my to-read list.

Yesterday while driving home from my haircut I was listening to PRI and heard an interview with Kim Ho who made this moving and beautiful short film The Language of Love. It's worth every bit of it's 9 minutes and the song it was inspired by is worth the listen too.

As for my haircut . . . I am so happy. Gah! Why did I wait so long? The hairdresser, Joy, is appropriately named because I left feeling lighter and much more joyful. You can see the new do here. We already scheduled a return appointment in 9 weeks. So hopefully any future "before" pictures will not look like this one did. Yikes!


  1. Your hair cut looks SUPER cute (sneaked a peek on Instagram)

  2. The Real Toy Story is such an interesting concept. It's as if there are so many parts of the world that we don't realize exist until someone documents them in a unique way.

    So happy that you love your new hair :) I'm so glad that you are changing your ways and already re-booked your next appointment! Signs of a good client <3

  3. Oh la la! Your hair looks stunning! It's so bouncy and the colour is gorgeous! Had a quick look at Michael Wolf's website and his work is fascinating.

  4. I am loving all those toys in The Real Toy Story...so cool! I just got lost in your blog there and had to come back and leave a comment :) Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

    xo Mary Jo

  5. p.s. I just read the whole Toy Story piece, so sad!!! Ugh, the dark side to the cuteness!

  6. Your hair looks incredible!! So chic! Your head must feel a million pounds lighter after that, haha. Don't wait so long next time! This Toy Story thing is so powerful! It reminds me of the scene in Willy Wonka (the Gene Wilder version, of course) where Veruca Salt has an entire factory of people on assembly lines opening chocolate for her, for some reason. I'm off to read that piece now. xo

  7. I love that animated short! I had forgotten about it and am so glad you shared it so I could watch it again. "I love to be provoked. I love something, anything that makes me think, makes me grow - maybe even makes me change, whether that be my thoughts or my actions, or both." - I couldn't agree more. Off to go check this out. Before I do, I must tell you that your new hair did looks great!

    1. Duh! Thank you for the shout out, Christine.

  8. Such powerful images of the toy factories. Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

  9. Could you imagine being locked in that factory for a night? It would make for a great horror film concept. Slightly creepy!

    And where's the picture of your new haircut? Come on, share it!


  10. oh my goodness that is kinda creepy to me :p
    i would love to be taking the photos, but not be in the photo :p

    alysia x

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