Obsessions: 03.09.18

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and then we tried obessions 03.09.18

We’ve come to the conclusion that when Robin is out of the country, the rest of the ATWT team falls to pieces. So, Robin, hope you’re having a good trip and everything but come back to us soon! Here’s what we’re loving in this week’s And Then We Tried Obsessions.


Driveway Gate Prep

converting a four foot chainlink fence to a six foot wood fence

Even though it just snowed a whole bunch in Cleveland, I am mentally preparing for building my driveway gate next month. Last year, I shared how I moved the back fence and converted my chainlink fence to a wood fence, so now it is time to officially wrap up the fence project with a gate. I have a single width driveway but that is still a bit long for one giant swinging gate, so I’m planning on splitting it in the middle. I’ll need to reinforce the back deck post a little bit for one side of the gate to attach but I’m hoping I can connect the other half to the steel end post. I still need to run a little piece of fence to connect to the garage, but after the gate is done, Freddie should have free reign of the yard!

Astrology Charts

I scrolled past someone on Facebook who mentioned star chars so obviously I had to go check mine out and it was CRAZY ACCURATE. I entered in my info on this one and I’m sure I could have just been interpreting whatever they said in a way that made sense to me, but it really felt like these people were inside my brain telling my life to me. It called that I’m artistic/creative, like to travel, suck at money, and that I tend to surround myself with chaos. HI, CHART, GET OUT OF MY BRAIN. I’m not sure exactly what I’m supposed to do with this information, but I’ll be trying to organize some chaos out of my life by putting away my laundry this weekend. Baby steps.


New Zealand

Robin is galavanting around New Zealand this week, so be sure to check back in soon for all the details about her trip!


Now Listening: Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

Next on my audiobook train is Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt. I think this is the perfect example of when to listen to a book instead of reading it. I’ve started this book a handful of times but never finished it. With the audiobook version though, I’m cranking through it! I listen to it when I drive, when I get ready in the morning, when I’m cleaning around the house, and when I cook. I’ve already made it a lot farther in than I have when I try to read it. I don’t have a full opinion on the book yet, but I think I like it so far despite some problematic parts.

Law and Order: Special Victims Unit

law and order svu obsessions

I’ve been a casual SVU fan for years, but I recently decided to start the series from the beginning on Hulu. I’m now on season three and I have forsaken all other television for Olivia and Elliot. So if you need me, just follow the sound of the *dun dun*.

This has been another week of And Then We Tried Obsessions, where we share whatever we’re obsessed with each week. Let us know what you’re obsessed with this week in the comments and if you see anything in the wild that you think we’d be obsessed with, be sure to tag us @andthenwetried or use #ATWTobsessions

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