Seemingly overnight, it went from patio weather to hot toddy weather here. I didn’t even want to turn on my oven just a few weeks ago, and now I’ve fired up my slow cooker to make this easy farro sweet potato bean chili.
Camera bags aren’t known for being pretty. In the past few years more companies have caught on to the fact that people want stylish bags for their tech gear, but purse camera bags tend to be expensive. If you know how to sew, (or even if you don’t), it’s not hard to adapt a purse into a custom purse camera bag, and that’s exactly what I did this weekend.
Happy Friday! I’m in a much better place this week than I was last Friday. The nearby forest fires are a lot more contained, and the smoke in Portland has cleared up for now. There are still plenty of things to worry about, but I’ve been vigilant about doing yoga this week to help me cope. Studies have shown that yoga has a positive effect on mood and anxiety, and I always feel good after I do it, so I figured it was worth a try. At the very least, I spend an hour just concentrating on the poses, and not worrying about anything else, so that’s definitely good for me. I know I’m far from the only one feeling stressed out right now, so if you need some self-care, you might consider yoga.
Might have to give these (vegan) chocolate cinnamon rolls a try this weekend.
Really enjoyed this essay about whether artists should be political.
Oh my gosh, these terrarium cakes are insanely good.
What a pretty mortar-and-pestle upgrade.
Love this chic polymer clay DIY shelf decor.
If I ever won the lottery (hard when you don’t buy tickets…), I’d convert an old church like this amazing home in London.
Tea-infused candles sound perfect for this time of year.
As I mentioned in my tote bag to pillow conversion post, I’m making over most of the throw pillows in my house by sewing new covers. But I’ve had trouble finding fabric I want to use for covers in my local fabric stores, so I’ve gotten creative with fabric sources. This marble-print pillow is actually made from a placemat.