I Need A Hobby // Gardening, Revisited

Hello, Happy Wednesday and Happy May Day! It’s time for my monthly hobby update!

Still going strong with my¬†reading hobby! For my April read, I completed Laura Vanderkam’s time management fable Juliet’s School of Possibilities, and started Jillian Michaels’ 6 Keys which I’ll continue into May and will probably keep as a background read, and pick another book for the official May title, still TBD.

I actually made some solid efforts at photography, and will continue to strive to improve my skills.

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I Need A Hobby // Photography

Last month I introduced a new series on the blog all about hobbies. I’ll be trying new hobbies and rekindling old ones that I’ve let fall by the wayside. Last month I reintroduced reading as a hobby, fitting it into pockets of downtime instead of always scrolling through Instagram or Pinterest. Having the Kindle app on my phone made this a breeze and I even read a few pages while I was using my hairdryer #multitasking, lol

I still plan to read (at least one book per month), but this month I’ll be be adding another hobby into the mix: photography!

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11 Activities For Winter Fun

There are 11 weekends (including this weekend) left until the start of spring on March 20. If weather permits, of course you can go sledding, skiing, snowboarding, make a snowman or have a snowball fight, etc. Or if the spirit moves you, you can go ice skating. But I don’t particularly like being cold, lol, so I’m putting together a list of 11 warm activities to get you through the rest of the cold winter!

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Fall Fun List Checkin

Today is the last day of fall. What?? Wayyyy back on September 1st, I posted a list of 31 things to make fall more fun and festive. You guys. I checked off five things, five! Whomp, whomp… lol

So much for having a list to inspire me to make the most of the season, huh? But the point wasn’t to do all 31, but to inspire and have an assortment to pick from. I just expected I would have checked off more than five…

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Should I Get A Cat?

My mom has always been a cat person. She would rescue them off the street when she was a kid. My parents got Froggy in 1973, as soon as they were out of their apartment and in their first house, 11 years before I was born. He was, and always will be, their first child. I was in third grade when he passed at age 19-1/2. We went two months without a pet and then my mom couldn’t take it anymore. She saw Fuzzy at the pet shop and had to get him. This was in 1993. He was $49.99 on sale and she put him on the VISA, hahaha…

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Favorite Things Gift Bag

You know the saying, “It’s better to give than to receive?” It’s so true! At least for me. Sometimes it’s difficult to come up with the just right gift though. Especially for parents. Unless they drop hints, haha… or for the younger kids/teens in my life, because to be honest, I don’t know what’s hip and happening anymore, lol. But did I ever really know??

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My Holiday Wishlist

Every year I say I don’t want anything, but then my parents ask for a list so I oblige and put something together. And I am grateful. So I compile an assortment of mostly books, some movies and other little bits that I’ve maybe stumbled upon over the course of the year and have on my wishlist or in a saved cart but never actually buy for myself. Then there are some more boring things like a new head for my Clarisonic and a lid for my smallest frying pan, haha…

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