Today’s show features an interview with NC-based Karina, who owns Honeypress! Honeypress is an online boutique that also has pop-ups in North Carolina, and her selection is a mix of quirky handmade local goodies + imported Asian (mostly Japaneses) items, including the Kokuyo Jibun Techo line! The interview is longer than usual, probably because I could have talked to Karina all day.
Please enjoy, and then check out her shop – I have personally ordered from her twice now and both times the experience was flawless. Product I am currently coveting: the Kokuyo Drawing Diary. Monthly planning pages, then grid notes pages. Considering this as a pod/blog content planner! BECAUSE I NEED ANOTHER NOTEBOOK (LOLOLOL).
This weekend was . . . . well, it’s over.
I did finish Hour of the Witch (Book #40 for the year) and worked out both days, so I guess it wasn’t a total loss. And we had a successful park playdate, which was fun.
BUT Sunday was just rough. We headed to Target after the playdate, since the kids’ school has various dress-up days on the calendar this week and we apparently did not have any clothing to fit the themes. And then I really ran out of energy in the afternoon. I ended up taking a sizable nap while the kids were on iPads (and felt kind of guilty about it, even though everyone survived).
I don’t know. In retrospect, it wasn’t that bad. But when I am faced with the need to do the following on my own:
- clean up
- make dinner
- make lunches + pack backpacks including masks
- plan out the week’s schedule (and send to our nanny)
- get the kids to bed by a reasonable hour (in part so I can rest)
. . . honestly, it just feels overwhelming sometimes.
I guess it’s not that terrible of a list and I could benefit from some reframing but last night it felt like a lot. Thankfully Josh is off the next FOUR weeks so . . . onward and upward!