I took a break from studying to celebrate my thirtieth birthday this past weekend!
It started with a 90s themed Shabbat dinner at a synagogue where I help with the young adult events. Then on Saturday, my friends and I went to the Spongebob musical and out to dinner.
To wrap the weekend, I ran in the United NYC Half Marathon like I did last year. I didn’t have goals going into the race, but I surprised myself by running two minutes faster than last year!
My next decade is off to a fantastic start–can’t wait to see where it takes me!
PS. Post title from 13 Going on 30, which I watched again this weekend.
Makes Hannah a poor girl.
I’m an actuary, and the credentialing process requires taking exams. The time has come for me to take the next exam, so I’m stepping back for the next two months to focus on studying.
Wish me luck, and I’ll see you back here in May!
If you haven’t figured it out, I like to shop secondhand, which means ending up with less than perfect items. I found this dress at Goodwill, but it wasn’t until I got home that I noticed it had quite a few tiny holes.
I wasn’t able to darn the holes like I’ve done before, since the fabric is a silk wool blend, and the knit is very fine. I googled around, and came upon this tutorial, which seemed like the perfect fit for me!
I picked up some Stitch Witchery and fusible interfacing from Michaels, and got out my iron and ironing board. I also cut a piece of parchment paper to prevent the Stitch Witchery from sticking to the ironing board and got a light dishtowel to act as the pressing cloth.
I set the iron on the wool setting with steam, and got to work on the three holes I had originally found. It went by pretty quickly!
I got into a groove with cutting and pressing, and wound up with over ten spots that got fixed.
With all the warm weather we’ve been having recently, I can’t wait for spring so I can finally wear this dress!
And that’s just what they’ll do! One of these days these boots are gonna walk all over you.
Winter means boots, but it also means salt.
It gets onto everything, and can damage leather if left on too long.
I gathered some shoe cleaning supplies, like vinegar to remove the salt, and leather lotion to condition.
A little bit of vinegar on a paper towel easily removed the salt and dirt. I let the boot dry as I moved onto the next one.
Then I lightly covered each boot in leather lotion, let it dry, and buffed with a clean cloth.
Are you ready, boots? Start walkin’!
The new year means new resolutions and goals. This year, the blog will slow as I take an exam for work in the spring, but then will be very exciting as I remodel my kitchen in the summer!
Yup! Big big project with lots to learn, do, and buy.
I’m so excited for what this year will bring!