THE WEEKLY SESH: David Bowie, Jerky, Home Offices, and more

At my house, the abbreviated (and misspelled) word “sesh” is thrown around all the time. My kids are crazy dedicated scooterboyz, and they’re all “Hey Levi, want to do a garage sesh?” (when it’s raining), or, “Wessy, let’s go do a SCOOT sesh!” (like basketball's HORSE game adapted for scootering), or “OMG, Jake, that sesh was dope…let’s go make an edit and post it and see how many likes and follows we get!” 

Life with pre-teen boys.


Anyway, I’ve decided to have my own weekly sesh right here on The Mudroom. Each Friday, I’ll post links, videos, products, and other things that made me think, laugh, or want to kiss them on the lips. Look for it here each week, then take a few minutes for your “Mudroom sesh”. I promise it’ll be good.

And if you don’t want to have to remember to come back here each Friday, follow me here or here and I’ll serve it up to you each week. (DAYUM, I guess I’m more like my kids than I thought.)

SO…on to my first Weekly Sesh. Enjoy!

Video: I, along with the rest of the world, was wrecked when I found out that David Bowie had died. Earlier this week when I was catching up with a friend who I hadn’t seen since the news, he shared A Space Oddity from Choir! Choir! Choir! with me. You guys, this video is AMAZING. And once you watch it, be sure to play it over a good speaker, close your eyes, and just listen. And then, if you’re like me, cry your eyes out.

P.S. - I wish I lived in Toronto so I could attend CCC's open sings each week. 

App: Do you Instagram? Download A Color Story for whiter whites and brighter brights. Wait, that sounds like a laundry detergent. It’s not. It’s a really good photo-editing app from the gals at A Beautiful Mess.

Snack: If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen I was at the Altitude Design Summit (also known as Alt) in Salt Lake City last week. Those of us who attended had the good fortune of being some of the first to try Lorissa's Kitchen Jerky, and man, it is so good (my favorite is the Sweet Chili). I’m a really bad snacker (crackers, chips, entire wedges of Brie — all those things we shouldn’t eat), so it’s nice to find a protein snack that is delicious and not dry or overly-salty like other jerkies.


Must-Read Blog: I’m ashamed to admit I didn’t know of Awesomely Luvvie until I heard her keynote talk at Alt. Suddenly I’ve turned into a crazy fangirl, buying her t-shirts and stuff. She’s whipsmart and wickedly funny, with on-point commentary on everything from the State of the Union to the Oscars. NOT TO BE MISSED: Luvvie's annual Dumbest Tweets post.   

Room Design: I recently worked on a very special home office project, so I was immediately drawn to the 40 of the Coolest Home Offices for Creatives round-up from Creative Market. Check it out and then tell me which one was your favorite.

Lip Color: I don't wear lipstick usually, but some occasions call for a power color. I tried GloMinerals Suede Matte Crayon while at Alt (yes, AGAIN with the Alt mentions) and now I look for every excuse possible to wear this crazy pink shade.

Meal: In case you missed it, when you’re hunting for a lunch or dinner this weekend, try making my favorite salad as a base and adding something new to it. Some of my readers have swapped out Gruyere for Stilton or Boursin, added pecans, or topped it with grilled salmon. Bon Appetit!

Have a great weekend (and come back Monday…I’m holding my first-ever giveaway)!

All photos from Paige Lewin. Screen capture from Choir! Choir! Choir!