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Do What You Enjoy

If you know anything about me, you probably know that I enjoy crafting. I think it’s important to do things that we enjoy on a regular basis. I like spending time with Michael, but it’s not the only thing I like. I like cooking and baking and taking baths with pretty bath bombs from Lush, but that makes me sleepy. I also like watching Netflix, but I find that sitting on the sofa to watch TV makes me tired whether I’m tired or not.

I read a lot. I used to enjoy scrapbooking as much as reading too, and I’ve found myself enjoying it again lately. I think making memories and printing photos from our adventures makes it more fun.  Having more room in our new home also makes it easier, and now that I’ve adjusted to my new schedule I’m getting back to doing some of the other things that I enjoy.

I knitted a lot over the winter, and my cup sweaters are doing their job as my intake of cold brew coffee increases. I make it at home most of the time, but I still keep cup sweaters in my car and at my desk in case I make a Starbucks run. I’m also blogging more frequently now because I enjoy that too.

Life is busy for most of us, but I think it’s important to do things that we enjoy. I’m blessed because I like my job. I don’t mind going there day after day because it felt like home even before it was my office. I’m grateful for that, and I’m also thankful to work with strong people who believe that we should have lives outside of work too.

I spend time with Michael, of course, and I also spend an evening with my girlfriends each week and an evening with all of our close friends at least once a week too. We play board games, see movies, have dinner together, play Nintendo, and sometimes we just sit around and talk for hours.

A few weeks ago, I made a wreath for our door, and one of my close friends asked me to teach her how to do it too. Another friend asked me to make a wreath for his lovely wife, so I duplicated the one I made for us. I love making wreaths. There are people who make much fancier ones, but I love the way my simple wreath came out. I’m working on a blue and green one now, but I’m not sure if it will become a summer wreath or a Tulane wreath. I suppose it depends what I find when I make my way to the campus bookstore. This week is graduation, which means it’ll be a busy weekend for me. I’ll probably finish my current wreath after that.

Does anyone else believe that it’s important to do things that you enjoy? Do you have hobbies that keep you entertained throughout the week? If so, will you share them with me?




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    May 15, 2018 at 9:09 am

    I’ve started going to make and take classes near me to learn about different crafts. I used to cross-stitch and scrapbook. Now, I find it easier and less expensive to make digital scrapbooks at Shutterfly. I’ve painted in canvas and pallet wood. I’ve made a macrame plant hanger for my rearview mirror. I’ve been to cooking classes at Whole Foods. I’ve done mosaics, but it is the only thing I didn’t care for. Lastly, I’ve learned to make wreaths like yours. I made one in class, and I made one for my mom (she loved it). They aren’t as nice as yours, but practice makes perfect.

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    May 15, 2018 at 2:25 pm

    That’s wonderful, Tammy! I’d like to see the macarame plant hanger too!

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    May 15, 2018 at 2:42 pm

    I don’t see a way to attach a photo here, so I will send it to you on IG. Also, on Pinterest, I will send you a link to a demo of a cuter plant hanger ( the girl doing it is hilarious!).

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    May 15, 2018 at 6:09 pm

    Could you make a YouTube video on how to make that wreath? Very beautiful

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    May 15, 2018 at 10:14 pm

    Your wreath is beautiful! I love it. I need to take time to do the things I enjoy. I’m getting burned out with work & need to get stamping!

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    May 23, 2018 at 6:08 pm

    i love to do chainmail, knitting (like you, but i’m not as good at it as you…yet), scrapbooking, and outdoor activities

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    June 18, 2018 at 1:19 pm

    I need to find some things that I enjoy… lately, I have enjoyed blogging again and reading others blogs. I wish my life was less cluttered, so that I could have company and “entertain” more if you will… So, I am taking baby steps to get my home in better shape so that can happen! 🙂

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