Monday, February 24, 2014

The Joy of the Sun (or Sun Salutation)

It's a challenge to stay mindful and present during this cold, hard winter. All I can think about lately is when spring will come. I know I'm not alone. But there is one constant with us through every season (even though it may hide behind the clouds some days): the sun. If you're feeling down about the weather or you can't keep yourself in the present moment because you're too busy thinking of spring (or even jumping ahead to summer!), why not try to bring yourself back to the present with an ancient practice known as a sun salutation?

Thursday, February 20, 2014

So you think you can sew...

When I was asked if I had any interest in covering a story on the Sewcial Lounge, I couldn't have said "yes" fast enough. In fact, I already had it written down as one of my possible pitch ideas!

I love anything to do with sewing and fabric, so I was enamored the moment I entered the store. Check out the article in this week's Isthmus. And if you enjoy sewing or want to try your hand at it, check out a class at the Sewcial Lounge. Also, stay tuned for a future post or two that involve some simple sewing projects.
Most of the projects featured in-house were completed by the owner, Sara Myers, so she can expertly answer any questions you have.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

The True Meaning of Valentine's Day

So I realize this post is a bit outdated as Valentine's Day was four days ago, but in my Procrastinator's Handbook the section entitled "Better Late than Never" says you can make up for your untimeliness if you have a reasonable argument for why you don't need to do something on the actual date. Here goes...

Monday, February 3, 2014

Easy Parfaits

Having just written a post about how to make your morning routine run more smoothly, I thought this would be the perfect time to introduce a (first!) recipe to the blog. These simple parfaits can be made ahead of time and are really delicious and good for you! All you have to do is pull one out of the refrigerator for a quick, healthy breakfast!

ITM: Morning Routine

Oh, how I long for those days in early September when going to school was novel and fun and the kids jumped out of bed to get ready. Then, as the days got shorter and the darkness got longer, things started to slow down. Throw subzero temps into the mix and an erratic schedule of actual school days and I feel like I should just throw my hands up into the air and give up!

At one point, when I asked my kids why they thought we'd started running behind in the mornings and having to rush, my oldest admitted "Because we were really excited about school at the beginning of the year, and now we're not." You have to appreciate a seven year-old's simple truth.