Author Archive for susan

Reset Your Day

Earl Grey Tea

Because we are human and imperfect, our days don’t always go like we had planned. Do you have a way to take a little timeout and reset your day? That’s my focus for the next few days in the Creative.Well.Being Community: all sorts of ways to reset and refocus. Just because the day didn’t start out well, doesn’t mean it can’t be redeemed! What do you do you #resetyourday?

My first suggestion on a way to reset your day is with a cup of tea (or coffee if that’s your thing, but tea is healthier…) I try to take a little break in the afternoon for a cup or 2 of green tea. It gives me a minute to take a breath, slow down, and know that what I’m drinking is a natural detox.

Come on over to our Community and join the discussion on other great ways to #resetyourday:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/creativewellbeing/

Make Your Own Garden Markers

Our family has had a few different gardens over the past couple of years and, although we missed last season with home renovation at planting time, we are ready to plant again. A great way to remember what you planted are garden markers. Most plants come with their own plastic markers, but it is much more fun and festive to make your own.

Wooden fairy wands from a craft store are inexpensive and have enough room for little hands to write the veggie of choice. The wands pictured were painted with chalkboard paint so that they could be used again next season.

Another possibility is decorated rocks. Find rocks large and smooth enough to write your veggie’s name. Use either a paint pen or a small brush and acrylic paint to decorate.

What do you use for markers?

Make a New Bag!

Malcolm and I made this bag a few years ago but its a great, simple, easy-to-sew bag. Enjoy!

Malcolm was invited to a very good friend’s birthday party. Instead of buying a plastic toy Malcolm and I decided that we wanted to make something for Nolan. After a bit of discussion and thought we settled on a tote bag. These boys like to carry toys to each others houses so it could be well used. I went through my stash and found Star Wars fabric that would be perfect! Here is how to make your own. (I call myself a “seat of the pants” sewer since sometimes I design as I go. That led to doing things out of order on this bag. We should have done the pocket first so plan accordingly.) Continue Reading →