Quarantine - we're almost a year in. Months and months (and months) later we've moved past Tiger King and we're still social distancing. It's winter and cold outside so it's not all that bad. Here's what we've been listening to, reading and watching. We'd love to hear your suggestions!
Crime Junkies is my favorite Podcast. Hosted by childhood friends Ashley Flowers and Britt Prawat, Crime Junkies covers mostly unsolved crimes with the hopes of creating awareness.
Stuff You Should Know is for people who have every wondered about anything from how blimps work to the details around herd immunity.Hosts Josh & Chuck are very smart and easy to listen to.
S-Town from Brian Reed of Serial and This American Life. Kristi & I listened to this podcast while on a road trip last year. It's fascinating, well told and a little like a car accident that you can't look away from.
Creative Catch Up with artist and illustrator Natasha Newton. If you are running a creative business or even thinking about it tune in.
From Cradle To Stage by Virginia Handlon Grohl. If you have a musician in your family or if you are curious about your favorite musician's journey as told by his/her mother you will love this book. Written by Dave Grohl's (Foo Fighters) Mom it evokes all the feels.
I Heard You Paint Houses by Charles Brandt. Who isn't fascinated by Jimmy Hoffa and the mystery of his disappearance?
Finlay Donovan Is Killing It by Elle Cosimano. I love a good mystery that involves humor.
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel on Amazon Prime. This period piece about a strong woman finding her way in the late 1950's is totally deserving of all the awards it has received. There's so much to love!
Virgin River on Netflix. I loved this series by Robyn Carr when I read it years ago. The TV adaptation is beautiful and exactly as I'd imagined.
Barry on HBO Max. This dark comedy is full of twists and turns. The casting and writing is amazing. It is very violent, so if that is not your cup of tea you might want to skip this one.
Yellowstone on Peacock. Kristi is watching this right now and loving every second of it. It's on my list to watch next. I can't wait!
Do you have a favorite podcast, book or binge-worthy TV series? If so we'd love to hear about it. Please share it with us at here.
Happy Valentine's Day! We are sending loads of love your way. We value each and every one of you and miss seeing your friendly faces at shows. A special thanks to all of you who have asked us to work on special orders this year - you added spice to our creative years!
We hope that you are all staying safe. Hopefully we'll see you in person next year! In the meantime, keep those special orders coming. For those of you who haven't ever requested a personalized jewelry design from us, we do not add an upcharge for special orders. We love working on special creations for you.
Kristi and Carolyn
PS. You guys, it's that time of year and our Kansas City Chiefs are going to the Superbowl again! We'll be cheering LOUD and hope you will be too. We've seen a few previews of Super Bowl commercials and so far Scotts Miracle Gro is our favorite. Spoiler Alert: if you want to wait until tomorrow for commercials don't click on the link!