I don’t blog like I used to. I shifted to what so many others do — I micro-blog on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest. If you want more content from me you might want to follow me on those channels. However, the stay-at-home orders have allowed me a little more time so I’m going to TRYYAH to blog a little more. Let’s start with a random link pack.
My friend loaned me Lindy West’s new book — The Witches Are Coming. Lindy is technically a Millennial and I’m a Gen-Xer so I don’t actually get some of her popular culture references but what I do get is that Lindy is smart and brave and she is challenging us all to be better people.
One of the things I miss most about pre-Covid life is thrift shopping. I’ve taken to The Real Real for virtual window shopping. I love that Mister Mort did a Maine Man edit.
I asked about buying weights on my Facebook page. My friend recommended just filling gallon milk jugs with water which equals eight pounds. Works for me! Here is a milk jug workout if you are interested.
As a mom, I spend a lot of time planning summer activities for my family, specifically my two boys. If I could choose a vacation for myself it would be very different. Here is a roundup of Airbnb rentals in Maine that I would go to on my own, or with just with one other person, like my husband or a girlfriend.
It was just the inspiration we needed to dive into a project.
We started with wire hangers. We bent them by hand into plant like shapes and stuck them into foam. Then we covered the wire with aluminum foil and then paper mache. We let the paper mache dry over night. The next day we painted them. It was that easy.
This last one was a joint effort by me and Alex. We plan to give it to Granny for Valentine’s Day. Shhhhh.
This was our first attempt. We hope to make many more. Well worth the little effort involved.