Hello, my darlings!
It’s been a crazy week at DitL HQ. Husband and I have been low key looking for a new place since he started his new job in Feb (he’s currently spending 3 hours a day commuting) and we suddenly found The One this weekend…so I guess we’re moving in the next couple of weeks. Holy moly.
I’m glad we’re doing it, but it’s definitely causing me some stress. I’m not generally a “yes, huge life decision right now go go go” type of gal. I like to plan and plan and make lists. So I’m still planning and listing, but apparently I’m also DOING. Goodness gracious.
The last time we moved, I documented the intense process of packing my rather large jewelry collection. I think the techniques I used last time were pretty successful, but I’m planning on making one major change: instead of stuffing each necklace into a straw, a Pinterest strategy that worked but was time consuming, I just ordered 500 tiny plastic bags and I’m going that route instead. I’ll keep you posted on how it goes!
I also need to get some boxes, I guess? Time for lists!
What I’m reading:
The Traitor’s Kiss by Erin Beaty. I just started this today, but I really like it so far! Sassy heroine, interesting worldbuilding, well-paced story. Looking forward to reading more of it.
The Wallflowers series by Lisa Kleypas. Rereading a great series by a favorite romance author. Sometimes it’s so relaxing to read something that you’ve read before. I read these recently enough that I sort of remember what happens, but not every detail.
My Year of Reading Books by Black Women.
Real Enchanted Roses That Last For Twenty Years Or More.
Mesmerizing Depictions of Magic and Witchcraft Throughout History: how the occult has been depicted in art, from mandrakes to palmistry.
Why women wore Handmaid’s Tale robes in the Texas Senate.
A Look at All the Times Kate Middleton Has Worn a Tiara.
New Crop of Young Adult Novels Explores Race and Police Brutality.
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Heidi Grosowsky says
packing jewelry- if some of it is flat and in trays you might try getting a roll of saran type wrap at Lowe’s in the packing materials section, and just wrapping it to a board or tray. I have a chest with very shallow drawers and am going to try this. I am also going to try wrapping my earring tree stand, so then I don’t have to unhang and rehang 100 pairs of earrings!
Ooh, interesting!! I like that idea, Heidi. Please let me know how it goes!