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In this week’s newsletter: drive-in movies, slob-chic, and bears, oh my.
Double Feature Happiness

Earlier this month Walmart announced it would create virtual summer camps and drive-in movie theaters at 160 of their stores. 

It occurs to me that there are people who have never experienced the joy of going to the drive-in movie in their pajamas. My sister and I would take baths, slip on our pajamas, and load into the station wagon. We would back into our spot, hook up the crackly tinny speakers, and watch the movie on our bellies. The car smelled of Ivory soap, popcorn, and line dried blankets. It’s like a pajama party in your car, but not scary because your parents are there. The lineup was usually a double feature, one for the kids and one for the grown-ups after the kids nodded out. 

Watch some vintage intermission refreshment stand ads here

What's Your Pandemic Style?

In early March I went shopping for some new makeup, bought a cute spring green cardigan, and even cuter low-heeled shoes to wear to the office and anywhere I might want to project a more professional image. Fast forward to late July, the makeup is still in its packaging and the cute sweater and shoes have yet to be worn.

Most days I find myself digging through my laundry basket for the least dirty shorts and t-shirt to sport while I work from home. The exception to this routine is when I pull on drawstring linen pants to go to the grocery store if we run out of dog food or milk.

Read this New Yorker article, you may be more fashion-forward than you think.
My favorite things this week:
 
I've been plinking around on my ukulele and looking for songs to learn on YouTube. This cover of Mazzy Star's "Fade Into You" is amazing.
 
“I never met a bear that couldn’t learn, I mean, I don’t try to teach bears geometry or how to ride a unicycle.” Read this NYT article about the "bear whisperer" in Mammoth Lakes, California who taught local law enforcement how to deal with their "bear problem" humanely, before budget cuts due to Covid-19 forced him to turn in his badge and uniform.


Check out this sweet art installation in Dallas form the comfort of your home.
 
Try one of these easy peasy "homemade" ice cream sandwiches this weekend. Don't forget the sprinkles!

Between projects? Crochet some watermelon bunting. pattern here.

You may want to buy two copies of this book. One to tear out the postcards to send, and one to keep intact, because the artwork is amazing.

I bought two for myself, and one for my niece.

Buy a copy at your local book store or order online here
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Stay Cheeky,
Stacey
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