I think I’ve talked a little bit before about how Adam is always telling me to get hobbies that don’t involve watching Netflix and I hate to admit it but he’s right. Adam is all about hobbies. He loves projects and always needs something to do. His most recent thing he’s picked up is picking locks. I’m not sure where that came from but he’s been learning and practicing on clear locks you can buy on Amazon to see how the lock works. One day maybe it will come in handy when we lock ourselves out of something.

My recent hobby has been baking and frosting cakes. I feel like I can’t be making cakes all the time. I want an occasion to make it for. Definitely still working on that one.

I really have been enjoying any type of baking. I keep bringing pumpkin treats to work and I’m not even sorry about it.

One of my old hobbies from a few years ago that I would love to pick up again one day is sewing. There’s something kind of calming about cutting and sewing squares. One year for Christmas, I made Adam a quilt to keep at work for his bed. I made it firefighter themed for him. Even though I just said sewing can be calming, it can also put me at a 10 and be really frustrating. My mom had to fix a few spots where it was getting uneven and not square anymore. But she showed me how to avoid that and manipulate the fabric with pins when you sew it and now I can do a lot better but it’s all about learning. I started another quilt and it’s close to being done but I don’t own my own machine and no longer live with my mom to borrow hers. One day, I will get one and finish the quilt.

My newest hobby I want to try is sugar cookies with royal icing. I really enjoy eating these cookies but I kept seeing videos on Instagram of people icing the cookies and it is so intriguing. One of the ladies I started following suggested this cookbook. I just got it last night and I can tell it’s already so great! It is full of tips and very detailed instructions. Perfect for someone like me who knows nothing about doing this.

Later this week, I’m going to try and buy a few of the tools it suggested and try a batch of cookies this weekend. My sister-in-law is having a baby in the spring and I would love to be able to have some cookies for her shower. So I better start practicing and I’ll give an update of how it’s going, whether it’s good or bad.

I think having a couple hobbies and things that you’re interested in doing are great for your mental health. It gets me off the couch and not sitting with my thoughts. Adam and I have a relationship where we like to spend time together but not every second together. So it’s good for us to each have our own thing we can go off and do. I think it’s still good to have hobbies you can do together as well. We’ve talked about trying skiing this winter but that’s a more expensive hobby so we’ll see. He says he needs a new winter hobby…;)

What are some of your hobbies? Anything I need to try?

Xoxo, Steph

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