Today is yucky. It is a typical Pacific Northwest Fall day in that it is 2:00pm and it still looks like its 7:00am outside. There is a slushy rain/snow mix falling from the sky and the house is freezing. My boyfriend and I made a pact not to turn the heat on until the temp stays low for a certain number of days in row, and unfortunately yesterday it got up to 60.
I find the best way to beat the rainy day blues is to stay creative and busy. Here are a few of the things I've been working on!
I've been doing a lot of DIY blog stalking and I found a tutorial on how to make mini envelopes on one of them. I've actually made them before and luckily I have a ton of mini envelopes from my students in Korea to serve as templates. My favorite part of making these was finding existing things I had and making them work together. I prefer that the things I make have a loose theme rather than a cookie cutter look. I've made about twenty different envelopes so far and I've had a fun time mixing and matching them.
Once you've found the size of envelope you want, gently take it apart. You can either use that as your template or if you're more organized (I'm not), you can create a sturdier cardboard template using the original. If your envelope is stubborn and doesn't want to come apart, soak it in a bowl of water for about five seconds.
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Next I plan on tackling this Mexican Hot Chocolate Recipe.
How do you keep busy on rainy days? Does anyone have a favorite stew recipe they want to share with me?
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