Five Simple Things (March 4)


Here are five things this week.

1. This Picture.

This pictures was taken this week and posted on Fog Pictures Instagram. I love foggy-type photos and this one is one of my favorites. I've been contemplating on creating an online shop to sell my photography, but I'm not sure just yet. Maybe one day.

2. These Boxes.

Kiwi Eco Box came this week and it did not disappoint. Also, I recently discovered Necessaire and I am loving it. Especially, the eucalyptus scent. You can get Kiwi Eco Box here, and try out Necessaire here.

3. This Store.

Skylar has been wanting to see the Star Wars Store in Portland and we finally got a chance to check it out. He found a lot of cool things, but overall he was bummed at their selection of Star Wars figures. 

4. This Display.

IKEA's in-store decorations are borderline horror-movie-like and I am really liking them.

5. This Moon.

March 1 brought about a new moon. Messier Objects are astronomical objects in space that are mostly star clusters, nebulae, and galaxies of stars, including the Milky Way. This week the Messier Objects that accompanied the New Moon were visible for a bit in the night sky.

Positive affirmations this week:

Since the pandemic's start a lot of schools, companies, medical facilities, as well as basic meetings are taking place virtually. I've even participated in several appointments and classes over the internet. At first I was worried it wouldn't be the same as in person, but as someone that is mostly an introvert and gets anxiety from face to face interaction as it is, I have embraced them. There was a learning period to get used to the virtual meetings, and now I prefer them for some meetings/appointments, especially for telehealth. Here are some tips for your counseling, telehealth, or therapy sessions: 

  • Charge up your device, or plug in what you'll be using for your session.
  • Find a quiet, well-lit area.
  • Test your microphone and camera before your session to make sure everything is working correctly. I use this pre-call test each time.
  • Shut off any other device, or application that could strain your connection during your call.
  • If more than you face is needed, be sure to angle the camera so that your body, or legs, etc. can be seen in the camera, as well.
  • Be sure to log on about five to ten minutes before your call, so you can get everything ready before you other party connects.
  • Relax as much as you can. 
  • Drink water so your throat doesn't get too dry.
  • Breathe a few deep breathes before, during, and especially after.

Have a nice weekend.

Five Simple Things (February 25)


Here are five things this week.

1. This Canvas.

We are huge Ghostbusters fans in our house, so finding this gem at an antique store felt like a solid. Vigo the Carpathian is probably one of the most interesting antagonist in the movie franchise. This canvas print was under $100 and for now he watches over our dinning room.

2. This Wreath.

After giving the poor Boxwood bush a hack job for the school bus, I decided to put those spent branches to good use and prolong their demise. For now, it's a plain green wreath, but maybe I'll dress it up a bit more when spring comes.

3. This Day.

Twos Day.

4. These Boxes.

Received some great boxes this week. Kinder Beauty, free samples from Orgain, and Merrick Fresh Kisses dog treats from Influenster. Although, Eleven seemed interesting in them, too. The Kinder Beauty box this month was a good one. Can't wait to try everything that came. The Orgain sample seemed to come out of nowhere. I love Orgain so much and these samples were perfect! The dog treats from Merrick via Influenster was awesome! I love being part of the Influenster community and get to try so many great things before they hit the market, or when they first hit the market. It's such an awesome experience. These Merrick Fresh Kisses dog treats are perfect for picky dogs. Our minpin, Hardy is the pickiest eater when it comes to treats and he absolutely loved these!

5. This Planter.

We recently took a trip to Home Depot looking for paint samples for a summer project and these cactus seemed to need a new home. Since moving to Oregon I have not had any luck keeping these guys alive. I hope I do a better job this go around, but we'll see.

Positive affirmations this week:

Have a nice weekend.