April 13, 2020

Surviving This Brand New World

I don’t know about you but I didn’t begin 2020 thinking I would spend at least 6 weeks sheltering in place at home in California. It’s day 29 (almost a month!!), and while I’m not yet stir crazy, it’s still very weird. So I wanted to pass on some randomness that has been filling my time and keeping me sane!

Free Classes

CreativeLive has free classes streaming every day covering topics like health, music, cake decorating, and more!

Custom Zoom Backgrounds

Elevate the look of your next Zoom meetup by using one of these backgrounds! Now to find a way to add a makeup filter…

Online Shopping

I have been good at resisting online shopping, but if there’s something you’ve been meaning to purchase, the sales might make this the perfect time!

Phone Alarm Schedule

The first three weeks were more about soaking in a figuring out this new life, but I was ready to get some work done! Implementing this phone alarm idea gave me back some structure to my days!

Photography lessons via Google Meet

Make Time to Connect

Going off the idea of a phone alarm schedule, I made time in my afternoon to check in on people. Whether it’s a text to ask how they’re doing or a video chat, I’ve found it’s easy for days to go by without checking in and reaching out. By that time of the day I’ve gotten the most important work done so I can turn off my business brain and just connect.

Free Episode of Epic

Tim Challies new book and documentary, Epic: An Around-the-World Journey through Christian History, recently released, and you can view an episode free online.

Group Memes

A little thing that has given me great joy is the group chat where we share memes we’ve found around the web. I’m proud to say we’ve now collected the creme de la creme for daily laughs!

Organize Family Photos

Ok I haven’t done this myself during this time, but if this goes on my longer… But seriously it’s one of those tasks that’s forever on the list to do, so I may take this free webinar to see if I can pickup some helpful tips!

5 Minute Abs

Adding this 5 minute ab routine into my daily workout is just a small thing that make me feel so much better! Little by little making changes…

Torta Caprese

There has been some experimenting with a gluten free chocolate chip cookie recipe, but the recipe we’ve officially chosen to perfect during this time is Giada’s Torta Caprese. A friend was able to make it with the middle was a little melty and gooey, so we’re trying a few different ways to get it exactly how we like it best!

Next up, books I’ve been reading…

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