I've been filling my days with lots of exploring, crafting, reading, and taking pictures along the way. Here are a few, recent pictures that never made it to the blog until now.
I spend oodles of time visiting my library, perusing their book selection, and filling my book bag with too many books. It's an awful habit because I end up not reading a lot of what I take home. I'm too allured by the covers, sometimes, that I forget to read the jacket to see what they're actually about. Speaking of jackets, check out this beautiful marble decor on one of the library's outside walls. There are a few of them adorning the building, and the quote on this one was my favorite.
Look at that darling turtle! He, too, was decorating the library.
I've been practicing with different hair styles, especially victory rolls. I usually watch Youtube videos for inspiration and technique. My favorite channel, to date, is Vintagious which is full of retro everything: from hairstyles to home remedies to makeup.
Though I'm currently immersed in reading comic book trades for reviews, I still try to make time for reading actual book-books. These are the last 3 books I finished:
Flowers for Algernon- I'm probably the only one who hasn't read this book until now. I thought it was lovely and read it all in one sitting. My favorite aspects were the seamless linguistic transitions and the fact that it feels so contemporary and timeless.
My Mother She Killed Me, My Father He Ate Me- This is a collection of short stories based on beloved fairy tales, mostly focusing on the darker elements of those stories. I enjoyed most of them, but could only find myself to read one of two stories at a time before I got bored and felt I needed to do something else.
Eve: A Novel of the First Woman- I'm not quite sure why I picked this up in the first place, especially because I'm not a big fan of most historical fiction (too much meddling with the history and not enough good research!), but this book was surprisingly good and tackled issues I definitely did not expect.
All of my jewelry and hair stuff are still in boxes because I haven't figured out a way yet of storing them. I'm hopelessly indecisive, I know. I don't want to waste wallspace hanging them, and I don't have a lot of desk space to have them in cases. But I would like to have them on display and be accessible. Do you have any ideas or tips on jewelry display and storage?
I'm currently obsessed with making my own bias tape. I swear, bias tape is the best thing ever invented! I simply abhor hemming, and with bias tape, I can always add a little bit more contrast to a finished piece! I'm hoping to be able to get an automatic bias tape maker and save my fingers from getting burned. Right now I use my iron to get it all nice and flat, which works just fine. Just... my poor fingertips!
Before the move, B and I got all our kitties collars just in case they got out. Five weeks later, Flash is the only one who still has his on and in pristine condition. Look at his snooty face! He is our loudest cat and starts singing once we turn the lights off for bed. EVERY. SINGLE. TIME.
No "life lately" post is complete without a picture or three of food. B and I rarely go to big chains, but we had to go to The Cheesecake Factory because... cheesecake. For serious. I'd totally forgotten how massive their menu was and took forever deciding that I wanted breakfast for lunch. Thus, chicken chorizo eggs benedict. AND a tuxedo cheesecake for dessert.
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