What I’m Lovin’ this Fall

It’s been a while… I know I’m not the only one struggling through this pandemic so I won’t bother making excuses 😉

This post has morphed into a compilation of things I’ve been lovin’ starting back in August… through September… and here we are in October – so I’m calling it my list of Fall lovin’!

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Free Halloween Printable for Contactless Trick-or-Treating

Social distancing is creating quite a conundrum for traditional trick-or-treating. But have no fear: the internet is full of great work-arounds for fun and SAFE celebrating amidst COVID-19 fears.

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5 Podcast Episodes to Listen to Right Now: COVID-19 Edition

As you already know, podcasts are my favorite way to consume media. Often when I’m curious about a topic, I’ll search for it on iTunes to see if there’s a podcast about it.

Throughout this global pandemic we are in, I’ve been seeking out podcasts that tell the story of COVID-19’s impact on our society. Like all of you probably are, I’m curious (and anxious) as to what’s ahead for us. We are certainly living through a time that will not only serve as a turning point in our own lives but will undoubtedly impact our society as a whole and how we function moving forward.

That sounds heavy, but I’m actually quite optimistic about it. However, I’m trying not to bury my head in the clouds (like usual). I want to understand the impact of this pandemic on families and communities that may differ from mine. I think that’s an important perspective to seek out. Continue reading “5 Podcast Episodes to Listen to Right Now: COVID-19 Edition”

A Guide to Fabric Face Coverings: Making, Wearing, and Caring for Your Mask

I was heavily resisting sewing masks for lots of different reasons, but now it appears fabric masks can serve a preventative purpose (by preventing an asymptomatic mask-wearer from spreading to others as well as by preventing them from touching their faces which is a known method of transmission).

As I do with nearly everything, I over-researched. So as not to waste all of my valuable research time, I’ve compiled the cliff notes to share!

This post is heavy on tips for wearing and caring for your fabric face covering. I share a few no-sew patterns in this post but will be sharing a longer, more detailed post soon that will be full of face mask patterns to sew along with more tips/tricks and recommendations – so stay tuned!

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