My commitment to health and wellness in the New Year:
1. One yoga class a week. (We have just moved down the street from a fabulous yoga studio, Yoga Blend, so this helps.)
2. One at-home cardio session a week. (Something as easy as this video from SparkPeople.com, just to start out with.)
3. One long walk with my kiddo a week.
4. One at-home Pinterest-y toning session a week OR one bike ride a week. (Like this. Or this. Or this.)
This commitment fits three very important requirements:
1. Variety (I get bored easily.)
2. Attainability (It’s just one of each!)
3. Accountability (I’ve put it on the Interwebs, so now you all have to hold me accountable!)
At the end of the game, the king and the pawn go back into the same box.
(I came across this italian proverb recently here, and I can’t stop thinking about it.)
Why do the ladies of Candy Land look like Anime prostitutes now? I can’t say I’m a fan of this new hyper-sexualized version. Guess we’ll find a different game.
This Tumblr combining fine art with hip hop lyrics.
Every once in a while, I get a bee in my bonnet to do something crafty. With this project, as is often the case these days, Pinterest was the catalyst, and my daughter was the beneficiary. She had been playing kitchen a lot, so I decided to make her a stove. I really wanted to make it from as few purchased/new materials as possible. I did pretty well; the only things I ended up buying were:
- Red and silver spray paint
- Brads (what a great name for an object)
- Thin sheets of foam
Granted, I have a lot of existing supplies. I was also able to scrounge up some recyclables and such. Altogether, these items were:
- One copy paper box
- Duct Tape
- The clear plastic lid to a pack of notecards
- Paint marker
- Box cutter
- Cutting surface
I’ll let the pictures tell the story. The short version is: cut, paint, glue, assemble, tape, draw, present, play!
raw materials, found
The door in progress
raw materials, purchased, and trimmed into circles for burners
Spray painting in progress. (Paint didn’t quite cover the markings on the box, but no one seems to mind.)
Paint in progress, 2 – protecting the door
Finished! (Perfect fit for Ikea play cookware too!)
Pretty happy camper.
Everything I read by him is delightful, and he has a refreshing view on body image for someone I would consider a “fashion guy.”
Check out this recent re-run from slate.
Marilyn Monroe’s Two Secrets