The Monday Mix

Here’s The Monday Mix for this week! To visit past mixes, click here.



The Washington Post published a new article about the town I live in (Somerville, Mass.) and had some really nice things to say. It acknowledges many of the small, local, crafty businesses in Somerville – e.g. Taza Chocolate, Blue Cloud Gift Gallery, PA’s Lounge, True Bistro, The Burren, Somerville Theatre, The Independent, Artisan’s Asylum, etc. Super proud of my town!


Are you feeling overloaded after eating tons of heavy holiday food? We definitely are. I spent about 2 hours in the kitchen yesterday prepping our lunches and dinners for the week, which consisted mostly of vegetables. Can’t wait to get back to a normal eating schedule!



The Hubble Telescope has just discovered what is thought to be the oldest known galaxy since the Big Bang occurred 13.7 billion years ago. Formed 380 million years after the Big Bang, the primitive galaxy’s light is just now reaching Earth. I find space exploration fascinating and this story is just incredible.


I just discovered Picasa (am I late to the party? I’m not sure) and it’s incredible. It’s a downloadable PC program that edits photos (cropping, adding text, color balance, lighting, etc.) and interfaces with Google (what doesn’t these days?). I have been using it so much! It’s great for a full screen photo edit that I can do quickly without delving all the way into Photoshop. It’s has an online dropbox that will keep your pictures in the cloud too. So handy!


Last week I found my new favorite craft-based social media site, Creativebug. I’m already obsessed. It’s an online crafty community where you can share your craft projects and watch video tutorials from others. The content is really high quality stuff. A lot of the content is free but there are even more goodies if you sign up for a paid membership (I’m thinking about it!).


I love this article that popped up on Jezebel last week called I Don’t Have a Best Friend. I can totally relate, and thought about it a lot when we got married actually. It’s funny how big life changes confront you with the voids in life just as much as the joys. It’s not mandatory but having a best friend in your 30s seems just as important as when you’re 13. The fact is, it’s just harder to keep up which is why I think it’s so rare. What are your thoughts on this?

Author: Domestocrat

I'm a lady who enjoys photography, football, cooking, long drives with the windows down, This American Life, kettlecorn, hot yoga, pop punk, my nephews, my cat Reggie, and my home: Boston.

4 thoughts

  1. The best friend thing is interesting. For years in elementary and high school I had the same “best” friend and everyone in the school knew that we were each other’s best friends. To this day, people still ask me about her when they see me, but we’ve grown apart and don’t talk much anymore.

    I don’t think I have one best friend now. I have a few girls who I consider my “best friends” but I can’t really single out one person. And there are a few guys in my life who I also consider “best friends”.

  2. I used to live in Somerville – it was so nice to be able to walk to the theater and all the restaurants around Davis Square. Loved the Burren too. Happy New Year!

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