I love the excuse that a new calendar provides for encouraging me to try new things, push myself, and break out of bad habits. But even though I've heard that it takes just three weeks to develop a new habit, my new year's resolutions always break down around week five or six. So this year, instead of attempting a 365-day resolution, I am considering trying something different: twelve one-month challenges.
y manfriend and I recently downsized our bedroom. We moved our office area into our bedroom and moved our bed ( nothing else) into where the office used to be. The Bed takes up most of the room (we can't fit anything else in it)… it's more like a bednook really.
Now I need ways to make the room look more like a cozy sleeping space and less of a solitary confinement room. I've draped a scarf on the wall to make a "headboard" (it's just a mattress on the floor) but now it's got this "Old European shack in the middle of winter feel" to it.
From time to time, you'll come across a very special book, video game or TV series that transports you to a unique universe — and does it so well, you could believe it's real. The screen lights on, you turn the page, or press enter, and you find yourself in a completely different place. For me, the Normandy in Mass Effect was one of these places I wish I could really travel to: chill in the lounge, have a drink with Tali and jest a bit with Garrus. So what would I need to bring a little bit of that ultra-modern relaxing vibe home with me?
I am all for elaborate, well-planned bashes, but sometimes ain't nobody got the time for that. With the holiday season in full swing, between getting ready for Santa, work being busy at the end of the calendar year, and other commitments, there is just no room in our days to Martha Stewart-ize this party we want to throw. So I threw together a party game plan with minimal effort, and am sharing with you the fruits of my (limited) labor.
The morning of New Year's Day, while we weren't feeling entirely seedy, we were craving something greasy and delicious. I didn't have enough eggs in the fridge to do a stock standard bacon and eggs breakfast, but I also needed to use the bacon pretty soon. Then the lightbulb came on: bacon pancakes.