Weekend Reading: January 14, 2011

Sean & Mandi
Sean and I at the Auto Show in Detroit

It’s been a crazy busy week, with the start of the second half of our Classical Conversations program, our final Christmas celebration with Sean’s dad and a whirlwind trip to Detroit, courtesy of Ford, to attend the North American International Auto Show! We got to peek behind the scenes at some of the advances Ford is making in the technology, design and sustainability of their vehicles as well as attend the official unveiling of the 2013 Ford Fusion, which was a pretty cool experience!

Sean and I were asked to write a couple posts about our experiences, but I walked away with so many takeaways that I have several posts planned next week — not just to talk about cars, but to talk about social media and innovation as well. With lots and lots of pictures to hopefully keep it all interesting!

Here are some of my favorite posts from this week. As always, check out what I’m reading to see the other posts that make me stop and think. You’ll find new posts all week long!

Organizing {Clear the Clutter}

  • Don’t Just Declutter, De-own. | Becoming Minimalist
  • 9 Common Myths about Clearing Clutter | The Happiness Project

Green {Baby Steps}

  • 12 Steps to a Healthier Life in 2012 | Keeper of the Home
  • 3 Steps to Ease Your Way into Truly Natural Personal Products | Simple Organic
  • 20 Unusual Uses for Coffee | Yahoo! Shine

Blogging {Making a Difference}

Although bloggers (hopefully) make a difference every day through the things they’re doing, here are two incredible stories — coincidentally posted on the same day! — from bloggers who are going above and beyond to give back. I am inspired by their stories and hope you will be too!

  • Because Saying Thank You Can Change the World | Holy Experience

Have a great weekend!