Chelsea Orcutt

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I am so excited to join the Information Space team at the iSchool. The iSchool has some incredible programs, and if I had more time, I would definitely declare a major there!

My first post on the blog focused on how She’s the First uses social media to build its community and spread the word about the importance of educating girls worldwide. Click the link above to check it out! 


You Are My Fave

      

The blog You Are My Fave is, uh, my fave. 

And yes, I am blogging about a blog.

But this one is just so warm and adorable, I can’t stand it! The blog is run by Melanie Blodgett, who is one of many people I would like to be when I grow up, because she runs her own event-planning business called You Are My Fave Events. (Branding!)

The blog features lovely photos of beautiful home decor, cute crafts, food, clothes and more. If my future apartment/home is as chic as some of the ones pictured, I will be a happy camper. 

I love the variety of posts each day, and the overall appearance of the site. (Props to Darling Design!) 

             

Check out the site!

P.S. I was reading through You Are My Fave’s archives and saw that the Instant Comfort Boxes I recently blogged about were featured! Great minds think alike.


Cool Site: I Want Her Job

I first heard about I Want Her Job when my friend (and the founder/president of She’s The First) Tammy Tibbetts was featured on the site. (Go Tammy!)

IWHJ bills itself as “the website for independent-thinking women everywhere in search of the next best thing.” In order to serve this demographic, creator Brianne Burrowes posts interviews that she’s conducted with “leading ladies” working in a variety of disciplines that have at least one thing in common: they all love what they do for a living!

This concept is so simple, yet extremely compelling. The interviewees’ inspiring stories provide a great reminder that amidst all of the stress and economic struggles, it is possible to love your career. Plus, it’s interesting to see how all of the women got where they are. Each interview includes information about the interviewee’s educational background, and Burrowes’ interview questions are forward-thinking and elicit informative responses.

I recommend taking some time to read the leading ladies’ interviews, as well as Burrowes’ blog on the site. Be sure to follow IWHJ on Twitter (@iwantherjob) and Facebook if you like daily inspiration!

(Is that ending too cheesy? Possibly. Do I care? Not really.)