I love to talk shop with some of my favorite people. I'm a big fan of simple living, but it's not just about getting rid of your stuff—it’s about living holistically with your life’s purpose. On the show, I talk with other people about what that looks like for them. Whatever their passion, that's what's on tap: food, travel, writing, books, parenting, work, fashion, and everything in between. Head here!
Upstream Field Guide is a self-guided course to help you discover what it looks like in your life to simplify, discover your purpose and passions, and take the risks necessary to live according to that purpose—to live upstream. Head here to check it out.
True fact: fancy picnic crates make picnic food taste better. Not only that, they also prevent sunburn and make your hair shiny!
Okay, no. Those are not true facts. Picnic crates are just boxes, made of wood. No special powers involved.
But a fun crate might make a Fourth of July picnic more festive! That really is a true fact, so I thought I’d show you two ways you could decorate crates for summer picnicking.
I believe the first rule of crafting is this: There’s no such thing as perfect; all that matters is that you like what you made. I hope these suggestions inspire you to do what will make you happy this summer.
If you like the idea of a picnic crate but have zero minutes for crafting, just pick up a crate at the craft store, stick a flag in with your food, and call it a day.
If you have five minutes, line the bottom of the crate with a red-white-and-blue tablecloth before packing your food. Good to go.
If you have a little more time on your hands and want to do some holiday crafting: I’ve got you covered.