Hearth- It’s April 9th and it snowed here this morning. Yeah, that’s where I live. Even in Southwest Louisiana, where I grew up, I found a cup of hot chocolate was the perfect thing to warm me up. I love, too, the idea of a hot chocolate bar with lots of extras and goodies.
A friend of mine posted a pic of these awesome curtain fabric she was considering. Then I saw this Houzz story on 11 Secrets of British Eccentric Style. I’d say the curtains are an example of number 3- Not Taking Yourself Too Seriously. I love it!
Body– When I was a teenager, I could always rely on Teen, Seventeen, or Sassy to help me with all things teenaged life. I picked up a Seventeen for my daughters and didn’t recognize the magazine. Where were the make-up tips, the different styles of fashion? I guess that’s what the internet and Pinterest are for now. In any case, I found a very useful site for fashion styles in Snob Affair. From modern classic to edgy, from bohemian to bombshell, one of the site’s authors, Susan, breaks each one down with a lot of great example pics.
Soul and Life– I’ve been noveling. I first heard my friend Alexi Zentner use the word and, for me, it needed no explanation. But not everyone novels. There are so many aspects of noveling that existing verbs just don’t cut it. There’s brainstorming novels and planning novels and drafting novels. There’s revising and editing novels. Sometimes (too often, sometimes) there’s rearranging chapters for better plot impact. There’s writing new paragraphs or entire chapters. And usually when I get to the noveling stage, I’m doing a bit of many of these. Right now it means that my afternoons just go poof! Three or four hours gone because I’m noveling.
Loves– My younger daughter took an interest in Stephen King novels this year. When we saw that his 11.22.63 was a Hulu Original, we gave it a try. Eight hour-long episodes, it’s like a longer mini-series. It ended bittersweetly, the kids saying it gave them “the feels.” ;-0