Good Morning, my friends.
Our reader, Deborah, shared this encouragement last week after I expressed my ‘blue mood’ on the state of my country, “Be encouraged- this is a time to look inward to discover what you have that can be utilized to bring harmony, stability, and peace in your environment.” I love this empowering message!
Did you know that Shakespeare wrote Antony and Cleopatra during one of the waves of the Black Plague? And Isaac Newton, much to the chagrin of my son, discovered differential and integral calculus and formulated a theory of universal gravitation during the Bubonic Plague of 1665-1666.
But I refinished my dad’s old chest and faux marbled and built a console table! Put that in your pipe and smoke it, Isaac and Will! ?
In all seriousness, we can approach this time with positive outlook or a negative one, it’s all on us.
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Today begins National Pollinator’s Week! If you are looking to help and invite pollinators to your yard, check out this post on plants and flowers that attract bees.
Do you overthink? Holy cow…I am the President of Overthinkers Anonymous…although it is truly not so anonymous. Anyone who knows me knows that I am burdened by overthinking. This was a good article explaining the harm of overthinking and ways to combat it.
Not only was Deborah sharing her message of positivity and empowerment, she also shared 2 of the washcloths she knit with this knit washcloth pattern that uses the double seed stitch. Deborah uses (and loves) Hobby Lobby’s Crafter’s Secret Cotton Yarn. She is also knitting these washcloths with a softer yarn and smaller needles to make washcloths for newborns in her family! I love that idea!
These Jar-at-a-Time Dill Pickles are the easiest way I found to put up crispy, crunchy pickles as my cucumbers are picked.
I added a printable that you might find handy to my post on tips to stop food waste. One of the ways I am trying to reduce food waste is to substitute an ingredient as opposed to running to the store every time I need something I don’t have.
This Printable PDF sharing some common baking equivalents is handy to have on hand. You can grab it in the Subscriber Benefits Library or click the button below, pop in your email address and I’ll send it to you!
Have a wonderful day and fantastic week, my friends.