November 5, 2018

My mom, sister and I traveled to Salem MA to visit my brother and brother-in-law.

I was also there to partake in the halloween adventures, I had made a Mennonite costume for the occasion after all.

I had also planned on getting a Tarot Card reading, but what I hadn’t expected was the adventure it would send me on.

November 3, 2018

This is my finished Mennonite get-up. I wore it around Salem for the Halloween weekend.
I walked around with my hands inside the bib because it was just so comfortable. Apparently Mennonites do this too. However, I feel like anyone in overalls does this. It just happens.

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October 29, 2018

Last week I started working on my Mennonite Halloween Costume. This week, I finished it.

Last week I talked about my Mennonite experience. This week, I talked about my own personal experience growing up as a Mennonite.

October 27, 2018

You look like a farmer Cornelius, I hear. Yes, I’m a farmer. But a Mennonite farmer. I am dressing like my brethren.

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October 24, 2018

I bought myself a new light for my videos & photos. I am struggling to figure out how to best use it for my videos, but I have been having fun taking photos and I particularly liked this one cause it highlights my rather angular face and is also kinda moody.

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October 22, 2018

I am off to Salem, Massachusetts for Halloween, home of the Haunted Happenings. Now I really don’t like costumes but why not dress up for the occasion. When in Rome, do as the Romans, right?

After some pondering, I decided that I was going to dress up as my ancestors: the Mennonite people. Also, sewing some traditional clothes would make for a great sewing project … which is actually the main reason.

October 15, 2018

I started sewing a men’s bomber jacket last week and got about halfway done. I had to start this week by fixing something from last week, but by the end, I did get it all done. Yay me.

October 8, 2018

I am ratcheting up the challenge for myself and trying my hand at sewing a men’s bomber jacket. I am using upholstery fabric I picked up at the thrift store.

While at the thrift store, I also grabbed a copy of Cosmopolitan Confessions Magazine for a bit of light roasting. For the lols.

October 5, 2018

What I like about my bedding update is the textures. The fabrics have beautiful weaves. The pillows are soft and add warmth. Overall, I feel like I’ve made the area much more cozy.

I also learned how to do macramé knots to make the plant hanger and as it grows, the vines will fill out the area.

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October 1, 2018

My bed is a mattress on the ground, two pillows and a bed sheet. Very basic and boring. I’m a 30 year old man. This is not right. So this week I decided to do something about it … but on a budget.

I hoped on the ‘gram for some inspiration, went to the thrift store for the majority of my materials, popped into the hardware store and stopped off at the garden center. Then I got to work.