I am tired of that”R” word…recession. Now, you made me say it. I’m tired of hearing all the doom and gloom and of all the finger pointing and of all the downright negative crap. I just don’t think my spirit can take anymore it. I want the world to be all faeries and light and chocolate lollipops. And while I know it’s not, I just want to pretend anyway. But seriously, I think it’s important to step back and try to put things in perspective, count your blessings, look for the silver lining or whatever your catch phrase of choice is.
To that end. I’m doing 3 things.
- Sharing some of the things you all do to feed your souls. Remember back here I asked you for your help.
- Sharing some of stuff you guys are doing to take a bite out of the “R” word and to save money.
- Finally, I am sharing a very special Feed Your Soul and Boycott the Recession Contest. Each month, for at least the next few months, I will be giving away books donated by Chronicle Books. Great feeders of souls in my book, (no pun intended), the fab folks over at Chronicle Books offered to donate some of their wonderful titles as their way to participate in the Feed Your Soul Project.
Here’s what you can win this month…
Edible Schoolyard: A Universal Idea by Alice Waters
Stitchable Stationery from Jenny Hart
How to win:
Leave a comment on this post with something that you do that feeds your soul or something that you are doing now to save money. Leave as many comments as you’d like, each will be counted as an entry, so leaving multiple comments will help your chances of winning. I will picking one random commenter to win the prize. This contest will end April 9th at 11:59 pm. This contest is open to international entrants.
So now, how do you feed your soul?
Jaime from Glue Girl —
~~~ “Eat (lots of pasta, bread, cheese, & chocolate) & talk to my friends (Not just say “I’m doing fine.” But actually talk about how I am really doing. It helps a lot to be honest with your friends and yourself.)” ~~~
~~~ “Feeding the soul is more complicated. I quit my full-time job (with loads of travel) last fall and took a part time administrative job at Penland School of Crafts so I could spend more time on my art. Penland’s campus is beautiful and I try to go for a walk every day – even when it’s cold out – to remind myself how lucky I am to be in such a beautiful place, surrounded by such talented people. And I’m trying to spend a full day every week (and at least a little time every night) in my studio. I feel like my work is finally starting to come together into something coherent and that’s really satisfying.” ~~~
What are you doing to help you save money?
Tara from Handmade in PA —
~~~ “I’ve tried to make as many of my coffee shop splurges at home as possible. Of course, I make my coffee at home instead of buying it out. But, I’ve also learned to make bagels, breakfast bars, and granola from scratch at home. When you’re excited about what’s waiting for you in the fridge or pantry, it’s much less tempting to spend money on treats out.” ~~~
Lisa from Handing Out Hope —
~~~ “My social life is pretty important to my sanity. However, so is being able to make my car payment and rent and little things like that. So, my friends and I have cut down our expenses by having a lot more video/game nights. We all bring fun things to do and hang out thereby skipping parking fees, cover charges, drinks, tips and usually some gas money.” ~~~
That’s it for now! Periodically throughout the month, I will be sharing some more of your suggestions. Thanks you to Chronicle Books for their wonderful donation!