help us chose a blurb for ‘the improvised life’

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‘the improvised life’  needs a tagline on its HomePage so newcomers who jump onto the site with no introduction can get the gist quickly, and find their way more easily. We’ve been mulling possibilities for a while now and ask for your help in figuring out which of the phrases below describes the site best. OR send us your ideas and words for the best way to convey what’s going on here, in a flash…It would be placed below the title, where the Manifesto is now…

…resourcefulness as a daily practice…

…inspire your own creative ideas…

We invite you to scroll back through the archives, or the selection below, as you mull ‘the improvised life’ and see if a great tagline comes to mind.

You have a unique view. We need your help!

Make Your Own Music

D-I-Y Pallet Chair (And Stool and Lamp)

Duct Tape and Phone Book Dress

50 Dangerous Things Your Kid (and You) Should Do

A Modernist Island Retreat (On a Budget)

What Unkempt or Messy or Shabby Can Mean

Essential Chocolate Cake for Improvising (Recipe)

Strategy: Cool (un)Plywood Storage Cabinets

Leaving Secret (or Surprise) Presents

…and don’t forget the Surprise Box!

24 Responses to help us chose a blurb for ‘the improvised life’

  1. Sarah 06.04.2010 at 10:05am #

    I like “resourcefulness as a daily practice” …They both apply, but the other sounds a little more crafy than practical to me.

  2. Monkha 06.04.2010 at 10:51am #

    “where inspiration meets transpiration”

  3. Monkha 06.04.2010 at 10:52am #

    And by the way, the name of your blog is really great.

  4. pippin 06.04.2010 at 11:27am #

    Riffing on Living
    Puttering around in life’s garage
    Domestic Explorations
    Absorbing ideas – exploring variations

    btw, a friend just delighted me with a copy of The Improvisational Cook

  5. Sally 06.04.2010 at 12:26pm #

    These are really good. Thank you Pippin. I hope you like the book.

  6. Sally 06.04.2010 at 12:31pm #

    Thanks for your vote! It’s amazing how difficult it is to say it in a few words…

  7. Sally 06.04.2010 at 12:31pm #

    That actually was easy to come up with…ha

  8. JB 06.04.2010 at 2:34pm #


  9. Catherine 06.04.2010 at 3:02pm #

    I find your site very inspiring yet not too preachy. As a variation on “resourcefulness as a daily practice” perhaps “improvisation as an imaginative act (or practice).”

  10. Jackie 06.04.2010 at 5:52pm #

    No rehearsing – just wing it!

  11. Jackie 06.04.2010 at 5:52pm #

    I love the cook book too.

  12. jody lotito-levine 06.04.2010 at 6:23pm #

    an invitation… to learn, discover, ponder, pause and play

  13. Pamela 06.05.2010 at 5:35am #

    Taglines are so…… conventional. Why not let people explore the blog until they figure out what the site is about? Perhaps the investigation/perusing/discovering is more in the spirit of the blog.

  14. nameChris 06.05.2010 at 8:55am #


    Where Serendipity meets Invention

  15. bonnie 06.05.2010 at 8:57am #

    an enthusiastic vote for Pippin’s : Riffing on Living

  16. evie 06.05.2010 at 9:13am #

    the improvised life…a daily reminder to be…

  17. Anthony Giglio 06.05.2010 at 10:29am #

    Inspiration in every direction.

  18. Nina 06.05.2010 at 11:47am #

    “Make the most…of the least….do it best.”

  19. name suzy lowinger 06.05.2010 at 10:34pm #

    my vote is for “trust your instincts” suzy

  20. Lance 06.06.2010 at 11:38am #

    I stumbled upon this blog just now, and I love it! Thanks for taking this on.

    How about:

    “Living life, one project at a time”

    “Life, one project at a time”

    “Living, one project at a time”

    (I know, they are variations on a theme, so you can count this as one suggestion 🙂 )

    “Your app for life”

    Again, great blog, and I am bookmarking this!

  21. BBC 06.06.2010 at 2:10pm #

    …making the most of what we have…

    may be trite, but as I’ve applied it to several of the posts, it fits in some sense with every one. It’s why I’m a subscriber

  22. Dr. Samuel P. Marchbanks, LLD 06.07.2010 at 2:55pm #

    Stop! And discover….

  23. Thunderbones 06.07.2010 at 2:56pm #

    If you can’t hunt with a dog … hunt with a cat!

  24. xexpat 06.07.2010 at 3:14pm #

    how about:

    making up, making do, making life


    out-of-the-box thinking, in-the-moment living

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