Hello and happy Friday! I’m a little behind today, but better to post late than never, right? As I look outside it’s actually snowing here in Seattle. It isn’t sticking, but people here will probably talk about it for a couple of weeks. We rarely get snow, so it’s cause for celebration. Or at least a conversation starter 🙂 Onto Friday favorites

CARDBOARD SAFARI & LEAH YELLOWBIRD

Cardboard safari makes cardboard animal heads, tables, and a slew of other things. One artist took a cardboard piece and worked it into something really creative! I love it.

 

KICKBIKES

I just learned about these and they look like a lot of fun. Apparently they are very popular in Europe and my goal is to basically be European. Bougie I know. There are definitely a few for sale on ebay. Hmmm…

AMERICAN CITIES THAT ARE HIPPER THAN YOU’D EXPECT

Number 2 is Boise. Boise is practically Seattle’s next-door neighbor, but I’ve never been. I’m tying to decide if i agree with the rest of the list. Number 7 shocked me.

JK ROWLING’S 8 RULES OF WRITING

Her fourth rule is true for me “Write what you know: your own interests, feelings, beliefs, friends, family and even pets will be your raw materials when you start writing.” People I know will find little pieces of themselves in my work but an entire character is NEVER a complete replica of someone I know. Fictionalizing my experiences and relationships is a cathartic experience. Even if the only person that ever reads it is me. But hey, maybe it will be published someday. Only time will tell.

CHELSEA DINEN’S BLOG

And You Tube. She is definitely in the same season of life as me and speaking my language! I am enjoying all the books she recommends and her advice for traveling solo, establishing a morning routine, and much more.

That’s all for now. I hope you have a wonderful weekend.