Well, another month at home has passed and it really flew by, but the summer and beginning of fall always do! I’m sorry this post is coming a little late, but it’s a good thing-I was busy and as a result, not bored!! Here are some things that have helped me pass the time in September.
Converse: I love wearing sneakers with dresses and recently I’ve been drawn to IG post of dresses with high top converse, especially the posts from @culturallychic75. So I bit the bullet and bought myself a pair and I’m so happy I did. I think they look really cute with a dress, skirt, joggers, or jeans. I’ll definitely be wearing these on repeat!
Unsolved Case Files: Calling all wannabe detectives! If you’re looking for something fun to do and want to challenge yourself, this is the perfect activity. I watch a lot of crime/detective shows and read a lot of books in that genre so when my daughter ordered this murder mystery game, I was very excited. It’s so well thought out and is perfect to solve by yourself, with a friend, or even host a murder mystery party! Let me know before you order, I have a discount code that never expires!
Pajamas as Clothes: I’d seen @astylishlifeco wearing pajamas from Target and styling them as she would an outfit to be worn out. I couldn’t believe they were pjs! So of course I had to buy myself a pair or two and I love them! They’re super comfy and I love all the options in how I can style them. I can wear them as a coordinated set, belted or unbelted, the top open as a jacket or open and belted as a jacket, the top with a pair of jeans, or the bottoms with a different top. Cute and comfy!
Nurse Jackie: I’m always asking for suggestion on what to watch on tv and a friend thought I’d enjoy Nurse Jackie. It’s on Netflix which means I was able to binge watch it and I love to be able to do this. There’s something really enjoyable about being able to watch episode after episode and not having to wait a week to see what happens next. Each episode of Nurse Jackie was pretty short-about 30 minutes, so even though there are seven seasons, 60 episodes, it went fast and it’s really a good show. Edie Falco is great, as is the rest of the cast.
Surya Henna: Well, I finally did it-I colored my own hair! I’m allergic to hair color, but years ago I found I could tolerate henna. I’ve been going to my colorist and she’s done a great job, but with Covid that wasn’t an option. My daughter was home for a few months (so awesome having her here!) and she colored my hair for me and also did a great job, but then she went back to NY. Uh oh, what was I going to do?? Well, I attempted to do the color myself and it worked! I covered the gray and the color looked even throughout my hair! I have to say I was so impressed with myself. It’s nice to know I can now color my hair whenever I feel like I need it, and that’s getting to be pretty frequently as these grays keep showing up more and more often!
Get Organized with The Home Edit: The next Tidying Up with Marie Kondo, this Netflix makeover show gives us a peek in to a celebrity’s home as the Home Edit team visits the homes of one celebrity and one non-celebrity family each week. (I didn’t know how to say this: non-celebrity? regular? normal? lol, but you get the idea!) Be warned-someone (or two) is screaming at some point on the show-it’s loud! But I like getting ideas about how to organize and that’s why I watched this show.
Asian Lantern Festival: This was absolutely one of my highlights this month. The Asian Lantern Festival was a fun, Covid friendly activity and that made it even more spectacular to me! Held at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo and sponsored by Cleveland Clinic Children’s, this was a stay in your car, drive through experience. It was absolutely beautiful-the colors, the lights, the music, all done to perfection. Add on that every worker we came in to contact with (scanned our ticket, directed traffic) was wearing a mask and kept a good distance away-this made me happy and so comfortable. We drove through starting at 8 pm (there are earlier times but this was the time we chose), the cars turn off their headlights, and the lights of the displays just sparkled. It was cute to hear the squeals of little kids in the cars around us (as empty nesters it’s cute to hear the little ones!). It lasted about an hour, and while my husband was done a little before this, it was a fun evening. Unfortunately, this festival is over now, but if you’re in the Cleveland area next year, be sure to include it on your ‘must see’ list, it’s worth a visit!
Hope you all are keeping busy! See you next month to share more of what helps me beat the boredom! xo