Hey friends. Internet fam-jam. Dot com peeps. Ready for a little life update? Grab your favorite hot beverage and a cookie on your way in!
I’ve spent a lot of time lately DIYing, walking around the house with paint speckled all over my arms and legs. A small childhood storage bench left behind its bright pink bows for the calming sprigs of lavender that now adorn it. Then there are the hairpin legs en route for a coffee table I’m building.
Not many people get a second chance at the post-college apartment life so quickly. This time, I’m determined to do it right.
Of course, by “right” I mean searching high and low for flea market finds and clever hacks to bring my mood board to life. Don’t believe me? My Google search history will testify. I’ve been living out my briefly-held plans to become the next big interior decorator. I wander into thrift stores and Crate & Barrel if I arrive somewhere even a few minutes early. Granted, this often makes me late, but it’s time well-spent.
While directing my creative energies down a different road over the last couple of months, I took a step back from developing recipes. Rather than trying to churn out a certain amount each week, I let them come as they please. Some are ready but just need to be photographed. Others are making their way back to the drawing board.
Like the day I decided to try and tackle braising a whole chicken, only to learn that I did it all wrong.
It’s been good for me. The slower pace, I mean, not the non-braised chicken. That was pretty meh. Taking time to pursue other things while keeping my passion project, aka this ol’ thing you’re reading now, alive is proving to be more beneficial than I expected. Aside from dealing with all of the urgent tasks peppering my planner, I needed time to reboot before returning to the kitchen. Cooking is still my jam and jelly. I don’t see that changing any time soon.
Sometimes all we need is a little time. With each step forward, just remind yourself–
Until next time!