This is the second of what I hope will become a regular series of posts calling attention to awesome things I have encountered on the Internet. My purpose is to practice gratitude by making a record of the good stuff that I see around me and perhaps bring something fun and new to my readers.
What’s better than Connect Four? Eternas is. It’s like Connect Four in a circle. Also, this wood game is so pretty, we’ve taken to just leaving it out as decoration.
I have no idea how this video reached 27 million views before I even watched it once! 'My First Hardcore Song' by 8 yr old Juliet OFFICIAL
Speaking of being late to the party, if you’re not already following Humans of New York on Facebook, please go be the 10 millionth +person to do so. I swear that page is making me a better person.
Less is more. I’m attempting to declutter and found this blog post helpful.
Along the same vein, I’m experimenting with a capsule wardrobe (you can read about capsule wardrobes here) I threw out my damaged clothes and whittled down what is actually in my closet to a small subset of what I own (I didn’t do an exact count.) That’s what I’ll wear for the next 3 months. Wish me luck.
Fall weather = jacket potatoes all the time. Here’s a decent recipe for the potatoes. I do these all the time and like to keep assorted toppings in the fridge, ready to go. My favorite at the moment is slivers of turkey pepperoni, black olives, and fresh mozzarella.
This charming print from Jodi Lynn’s Emporium of Doodles is by my desk, making me smile…. I bought it at a local crafts fair.
A friend recently told me that she always buys something if she goes into a local independently-owned quilt shop, even if it’s just a spool of thread or a yard of solid white fabric. The idea is to support the shop. I’m going to try to do the same from now on; not all of the local shops cater to my taste, but I do really appreciate their being there and if they provide a decent customer experience, I’m happy to buy a little something!
I’ve also resolved to buy more of my books from local independently-owned shops, rather than online. Yes, I pay 20% more, but I also help support business that I really value (I love Literati and Nicola's books in Ann Arbor) Both host great events and have brought pretty rad books to my attention. I figure I can make up the difference by using my library more often!
I just bought this new book by one of my favorite authors at Literati…can’t wait to dive in! The Paying Guests by Sarah Waters
Full disclosure: Amazon.com links are affiliate links and I will profit if you click through and buy. Though of course I totally encourage you to simply use your library or buy at a local indie shop! I also get a little bit of happiness kickback if you enjoy anything I’ve written here. ;-)