This project is a little cross between a wooden box and a trinket tray. It's a simple project but makes for a very handy organizer that can be utilized for everyday use or for entertaining. My grandfather and I put this together in his shop and it made for a fun little bonding experience. Grab a few materials and get started!
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The Progressive Snapshot device is a tiny gadget that you plug into the On-Board diagnostics II port in your car. It's like the little brain in your car and allows automotive technicians to diagnose vehicle activity and has access to almost every subsystem. The device continuously streams your vehicle's data to Progressive's servers while driving. Here's my experience with this smart little 2" X 3" device.
I have been to a handful of Springs in Florida, and each one is unique. Pure enchantment will take over you as you travel to forests and secret places to arrive at one of these mysterious and magical springs.
Several years ago, on a trip back to visit Maine, I was introduced to the sport that is sea glass picking. It's the perfect excuse to grab some friends and head out for a little fresh air and sea admiration. We headed out into Jonesboro, ME into the "mucky muck" to find some special goods. The pieces I picked might not have been your standard jewelry grade, but I still was able to turn my treasures into a rad wrap bangle. As the saying goes, "One man's trash is another's treasure."
Ah, the Florida Keys. The perfect place to escape reality and overload on reggae music. My trip was filled with playing outside, making friends with dolphins, and just plain enjoying life.
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Poshmark is my jam. I have had a very pleasant experience both buying and selling through the platform. I started selling actively within the last year with several goals in mind. I wanted to build upon my "rainy day" emergency fund and get some dang clutter out of my closet. I've also supported other sellers by buying things for special occasions and have been pleased.
One of the more eye opening things I did in Malaysia was touring the Blue Mosque (Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz) in Shah Alam. Selangor's state mosque is a stunning structure with Malay and modern influences. After attending a small Methodist church for my entire life, I felt like I had been embossed in an entirely different realm. I was blown away by the architecture of the building.
The architecture is a happy medium between Malay and Modernist styles. The mosque can hold up to 24,000 worshippers! My home church holds about 100. The main dome is constructed from mostly aluminum with minarets placed on each of the four corners. Be sure to check out the khat (Arabic calligraphy) along the way. Blue stained glass fits the windows to reduce the amount of light that can enter the hall. This results in a bluish ambiance which is intended for peace and serenity. Good vibes for praying in a mosque!
From being a fan of many a blog, I've come to realize people love to recommend restaurants as part of their stay. Well, I'm here to tell you that if you visit Malaysia you can get a dang good meal just about anywhere! The types of food you eat though, that is a whole 'nother avenue. The country has very cultural richness as you will taste flavors from Malay, Indian, & Chinese backgrounds all put together in harmony. The Malaysians love to eat outside and most of the restaurants are open. The laid back atmosphere was right up my alley. Here are my personal recommendations of dishes:
Langkawi, more commonly known as "Eagle Island" was an absolute dream. After Hat Yai Thailand we headed back to Alor Setar to catch the ferry over to Langkawi. We hiked, snorkeled, ate lots of sea food, and took an epic ride on the sky cab! I enjoyed my trip here very much, but yikes did the humidity catch up to me!
I spent a fair amount of time in Kuala Lumpur and seemed to only scratch the surface. With the Ler family living less than an hour away from the city, we ended up there several times. Most of our time in K.L. was spent shopping as we had a jam packed schedule of sight seeing the rest of the week.
I may not be a city slicker but overall I could get in to K.L. I had more fun people watching than anything! It almost seemed more diverse than New York City! The city has some great shopping. From high end designers to kitschy tourist stops and everything in between. Here are my favorite activities from the trip: