Weekend Reading

I don’t know about you, but with the quarantine days bleeding into one another, I find myself constantly looking for things I can read/do to distract myself – especially on the weekends when I would usually be out running errands and having brunch with friends. Since I’ve gone through so many articles in the last few days, I decided that I would share some of my favorites with you to help you find some inspiration for your weekend. Enjoy!

I love Kickstarter. While of course there are some really odd/dumb ideas, there are many wonderful projects to be found. I recently discovered this botanically inspired tarot deck. These beautiful illustrations feature “traditional paintings rooted in classical tarot interpretations that delve into the lore and mythology of the plant kingdom.” A fantastic gift for any tarot or plant lover or just for yourself.

I know there are so many articles being passed around on how to use this time to do all of those cleaning projects you’d never normally get to, but I really enjoyed the perspective of this closet cleaning breakdown. It acknowledges the importance of making the most of what you’ve got as well as keeping items that hold sentimental value.

Coffee Chocolate Layer Cake with Mocha Mascarpone Frosting, need I say more?

Considering how much online stress shopping I have done in the last few weeks, I needed to read this article on how one woman managed to not shop for clothing for an entire year. Food for thought as well as a much needed reminder to be more thoughtful about my purchases.

Mother’s Day is only a week away. Since going out shopping isn’t a great option, these free printable cards could be a great option.

“You know what they say – when life gives you quarantine lemons, make real crepe paper lemons to decorate your front door!” This cute little crafting kit is perfect since it not only give you something to do, it also livens up your living space.  

As I am dabbling into crafting my own bath products these days, I thought this article on the benefits of different types of salts was an excellent resource to help me up my game.

Hanging a hammock to enjoy some time outside is nice, creating a hammock oasis is even better.

I’ve done silk dyeing, shibori, tie dyeing, and resist dyeing, but I have never tried tissue paper dyeing, and after seeing this tutorial, I can’t wait to give it a try!

*Image from here.

About Julie

My name is Julieanna Bucior, but I go by Julie (unless I'm in trouble). I'm thirty one. I am a bookkeeper by day, rogue fashion designer/crafter/amateur baker by night. I spend most of my time feeling like a kindergartner trapped inside an adult's body. I love reading, hanging out with my crazy cats and being silly. I'm pretty much the girl next door, with a twist.