I love this post from RA about how, in a world where dozens of crafty and domestic accomplishments are posted on Pinterest, blogs, and beyond, it’s good to be comfortable doing your own thing. Even if that means skipping over that tutorial on how to make a pink ombre layer cake with rosette icing.
It’s been good to try new things over the past few years and figure out which of those things I actually like doing, versus which of those just don’t seem worth the effort. Here are things that I probably won’t do, paired with things that I probably will do.
Won’t: Make a homemade birthday card.
Will: Buy a handmade (by someone else) card from Etsy.
Won’t: Bake a cake from scratch (except once a year when I get the itch).
Will: Bake Ghiradelli brownies from a box from Costco.
Won’t: Read a novel, even if everyone loves it.
Will: Read The New Yorker every week, or a really good non-fiction book.
Won’t: Watch a movie in a theatre (unless my husband really wants to).
Will: Become obsessed with old seasons of a TV show (currently: The Good Wife).
Won’t: Host a fancy dinner party.