I want to start a once-a-week group where we can do crafty things and learn new skills. We are already planning on amigurumi dolls, and learning knitting, crocheting, and cake decorating. Any other fun home-y crafty skills we should put on the docket?
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I haven't shaved or waxed my armpits in five years. And, until recently, I hadn't given it all that much conscious thought, beyond the dull general awareness that I feel about my pit hair when I'm in certain settings. Today I'm going to talk about armpit hair, and plunge into the realm of conscious choices.
Having a four-month maternity leave sounded great, but staying at home all that time was wearing me down. I am serious travel bug/wanderlust case and by the time our child turned one-month-old I was starting to get restless. So when my husband decided to quit his job a month later I told him: "If you are quitting, we are traveling!"
I enjoy jam as much as the next person and find a deep sense of accomplishment in making my own from time to time. Most jam recipes call for lengthy canning routines and commercially produced pectin. But I've developed an easier and simpler recipe for making jam.
I live in an apartment, but it doesn't explicitly require renters insurance. I've been renting my own places for four years now, and have gone without it. It seemed like a good thing to have, but not something to prioritize as a working (sometimes struggling) artist. Can y'all help a Homie out and break down what your experiences have been, and any advice you have on renters insurance?
My sister is amazing with people, confident and outgoing and extraordinarily empathetic. And me? Well, I was the best at logistics. I always had two sets of lunch money in case my sister forgot hers (which was often useful), and contingency plans for every situation. As we grew up and left home the relationship dynamic stayed the same. Then, last year, we had a family crisis, and I realized that the dynamic had shifted, and I needed to shift as well.
I have a small budget. And while my heart screams "Buy that $15 artisan sandwich!" my wallet says "If you want to make rent, go for the mass-produced sandwiches that are only $5." What are some ways to help support my small business community, when my budget is even smaller?