Embroidery wrapped cell phone charging cable craft

Five Things I’m Loving: Spring 2017

In my “Five Things I’m Loving” post series, I share five of my current favorite things or activities. The theme in this post seems to be the little things in life making a huge difference. Feel free to share what your top five are in the comments below.

1. Handy Healthy Snacks

The tip that I heard many years ago of having nutritious, easy-fix snacks available is the first example of the small things in life having major impact. Grabbing a handful of almonds has saved me many times from being hangry. A few more snack ideas?

  • Trail mix
  • Granola or snack bars
  • Ingredients for a simple salad (strawberries and pre-washed spinach, for example)
  • Bananas
  • Dry cereal
  • Cheese sticks

2. Craft Time: Wrapped Cell Phone Charging Cable

Recently I happened upon a listing for earbuds wrapped in embroidery floss on Etsy. I was inspired. So I sat myself down with some American Southwest-colored floss and began wrapping the charging cable for my phone (this is the cable I currently use the most). Following the instructions from these tutorials[1], I wound and knotted for a few hours to wind up (hehe) with the cable in the header photo.

3. Learning from others by discussing ideas

“Two heads are greater than one” and “Iron sharpens iron” are two sayings that describe my third fav. A few discussions with other people who put a priority on growing and learning has given me new ideas to ponder, new brain connections between subjects, and new inspiration to pursue positivity. My experience corroborates that of Megan Gebhart, who went to coffee once a week with someone new for a year and wrote about what she learned. Wisdom and encouragement can be found in a coffee meetup. Thank you to those friends who have shared their time and encouraged me this spring!

4. Spring Flowers!

How awesome is it to see and smell the lilac trees in bloom! And wildflowers, cherry and dogwood blossoms, and alliums. Just lovely.

5. YouTube Exercise Videos

A friend mentioned Yoga with Adriene’s 30 day challenges, and I thought that sounded fun! Adriene is a calm and self-depricating yogi who leads by doing. I learned a new yoga pose and increased my strength and concentration by completing this 30-day challenge.

And that’s the top five things in my spring that I hope will spark an idea of something fun you want to try.


[1] Embroidery wrapping tutorials: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/214835844702525776/ and https://www.pinterest.com/pin/214835844702525776/.

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