Isn’t it interesting how one little change can refresh your whole outlook on life?
It’s been so long since I’ve felt the need to write a blog post- but I’m back! It’s been a good year. Lot’s of sewing, cooking, crafting, gardening, and, well, living!
Let’s make a list, shall we?
Get outside! We joined our local Community Garden this summer, and I’m soo glad we took the plunge. Early morning planting, watering, and weeding is a lovely way to get some fresh air and sunshine before the heat of the day saps your lifeforce.
Salads, Salads, Salads! No need to turn on the HOT oven, just wash some greens, toss and enjoy. Curried Chicken with grapes and celery; Green Lettuce with apples and cheddar cheese; and Watermelon with Feta are in heavy rotation this month.
Staycation in your own hometown. Do some research and visit places you would visit on vacation- but in your own hometown. Look around you with new eyes, it’s a great way to learn about your city, save some money, and foster that pride of place we hear so much about.
Stay hydrated! Drink more water (carry it with you everywhere you go!), eat more fruits and veggies (apples for snacktime, watermelon for dessert!), slather on the sunscreen, treat yourself to a dip in the pool(or ocean!). This time of year it’s easy to miss those 8 glasses of water a day, get a little too much sun, and end up with parched, pink, blistery skin and frizzy hair. Take care of yourself and take an (iced) Tea break.
Visit your local Public Library- you know that long list of paperbacks you’ve been meaning to pick up? Look for them at the library! It’s free, a great place to make new friends (and hang out with old ones!), connect with your community (look for the community bulletin board- lots of places post in the library), and THE place for finding a good book! Take a stack home to browse through for crafting ideas for the kids, new recipes for summer lunches, decorating the perfect summer retreat in your bathroom, or even find the perfect beach book!
Tasha staying cool in the garden this summer- gotta keep an eye out for those marauding Faeries mamma!