Here’s what’s tickling my fancy this week.
I started working on my YarnYAY! mitts.
What’s YarnYAY!, you ask?
How have I not heard of Gary Vee before? I’ve been trying to read at least one motivational book a week and I’m tearing through this one.
Every morning while I have my coffee I like to journal for twenty minutes or so. I’ve been doing this on and off for years, ever since I starting doing morning pages as recommended in The Artists Way. I’m a huge fan of Mel Robbins, so when I stumbled across her 5 Second Journal, I decided to incorporate into my morning routine. The prompts in this guided journal are great for helping me zero in on my priorities for the day. There’s also a different daily challenge each day because shaking up your routine and trying new things keeps you from getting stale.
I’m still on a podcast kick. The past couple of weeks I’ve really been digging Explore Your Enthusiasm with Tara Swiger. She talks about the intersection between business and wellness a lot, and interviews lots of different makers about what’s worked for them as they built their handmade businesses. She has a couple of other podcasts too, and I’m quickly becoming an oil nerd.
Wawa’s super grain salad. If you don’t have Wawa where you live, I’m so very sorry. This salad is everything a salad should be – light, filling, healthy, and makes you feel like you nailed your nutrition and health goals for the day every time you eat it. I love it so much I’m working on making a copycat recipe so if you don’t have a Wawa (or like to save money and pack your own lunch like I do!) you can make it!
Gut Shots. I’ve had an ear and throat infection for a couple of weeks now, which means antibiotics are wiping out everything that’s good about my microbiome. (NYT) I’m not down with that. Gut Shots to the rescue! If you’re a pickle lover, Garlic Dill Pickle will be your favorite. If you can stand a little heat, Kimchi has bird’s eye chili and cayenne pepper. One shot a day is all you need.
Does it actually work?
I dunno. But my brain believes it does so it must be.
Pajamas and sweatpants. And a raincoat because it’s been raining for 10 days straight here. UGH.
Sidenote: these boots are SO much cuter than those Target x Hunter boots that never happened. I’m still salty about that.
What’s on my mind:
Want to freak yourself out? Facebook has nothing on Google in terms of the information it collects about you. I poked around a little and am now afraid to take my phone anywhere. They’re *always* watching. (Distractify)
How we’re responding to the opioid abuse epidemic is a 180 from how we responded to the crack epidemic in the 80s. We have to do better. (Very Smart Brothas)
Trying to find a reason to not buy the plans to build this retro camper playhouse. Coming up empty. (Paul’s Playhouses)
Jim Wright says it all when it comes to mass shootings. I have nothing to add. It’s so upsetting that we keep cycling through thoughts, prayers, and inaction over and over again. But, I have hope. At church today one of my church friends told me that she was working with our local Moms Demand Action group. She’s never engaged in activism before (in her nearly 80 years) but she’s had enough and she’s speaking up. It’s sad and inspiring at the same time.
Kelly Diels has some really interesting things to say about marketing, branding, and smashing the patriarchy. This post got me in the feels because it explains so much of why I have no interest in creating freebies and sales funnels. I could never put that squicky feeling into words, but Kelly has. I’m watching her because what she’s saying is going to totally reshape how women do business. (Kelly Diels)
Josh Silverman (CEO of Etsy) doesn’t think Etsy sellers want to spend their time being business people. In other words, “don’t worry your pretty little heads about making money, just make sure my investors are happy.” Remember when Etsy’s whole jam was supporting makers so they could run successful businesses? Going public was the beginning of the end for makers there. (CNBC)
I’m beginning to regret all those times I told Smalls not to put tape on the walls. (Design Milk)
What’s on your mind these days?
Keep on keeping on.