Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Changing Things Up and Starting Fresh

New year, new garden plans.  On January 03, I officially started gardening.  Though, all I did was stick two sweet potatoes that I grew last year in jars of water.  It takes ages to get them to root and start growing slips, especially with our lack of sunlight.  I won't start anything else, or turn on the grow lights, until the beginning of March.  But it felt positive to see my first gardening task getting checked off the list.  I'm so ready to play in the sun and soil again!

Now for a bit of housekeeping.  

I have had a YouTube channel called Preppy Crocodile for years but I've never really done much with it.  I still haven't figured out how to use it as writing is really much more of my happy place.  But I decided that if I do use it more regularly, it will be in tandem with this blog.  So it will be more personal.  {If you don't yet follow me there, please do!}

I love doing DIY and cooking and craft projects.  I also love watching them on YouTube.  I feel like it's often a better platform for how-to tutorials than a blog.  So I started a second channel and anticipate this being the channel I use very regularly.  I don't yet want to commit to a set schedule but if you like DIY tutorials, I'd LOVE LOVE LOVE it if you'd pop over here and subscribe.  I've already posted two new DIY project tutorials that are super fun and easy.

Speaking of tutorials...  Let's talk about Instagram.  Specifically Insta Stories.  I flipping love Insta Stories!  I post there frequently.  I often do step by step recipes in stories.  And when they added the feature to save your stories on your profile page, I began saving the recipe stories there.  So if you want a recipe for my favorite Turkey Black Bean Soup or last night's Spinach Mushroom Quiche, pop over to my Instagram profile to see the saved stories.  

And finally, to really round out this all over the place post, I marched again last weekend.  Last year I took up marching and this year I vow to do more than march and make phone calls.  But participating in the second annual Women's March was a good start.  

I march here in Albany, because it's convenient and I also firmly believe that all politics are local.  I had the most amazing day because it was sunny, extremely positive, encouraging, and my dad came!  The turnouts were expected to be much lower this year but that just wasn't the case.  Thousands showed up!  Humans of all ages and genders and beliefs, and their dogs, as far as the eye could see.  I never regret marching and participating!

As was the case with the first Women's March, one of my signs went a bit viral.  {Not me personally...just the sign.}  Last year, my snowflake sign got picked by the AP and still today I see my hand and head and sign all over the Internet in articles about the March.  This year, my Voldemort/Hermione sign seems to have been a favorite because it's been popping up a bunch too.  Which endlessly amuses me!  I mean, the back of my head and glove covered hand are like, totes famous, y'all!  {giggles}

Oh I more thing...

Have you listened to the soundtrack to The Greatest Showman yet?  I saw the film on Christmas night and have been jamming to the soundtrack ever since then.  It's so great and positive.  If you are into musicals and upbeat music, I just can't recommend it enough.  

So how are you?  Did you march this past weekend?  Did you click over yet to subscribe to my new YouTube channel? a girl a favor!  I'll be forever grateful!


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

OMG your political posters are so creative (and funny)


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