The LOUD Racquet Cover (Prototype)

LOUD racquet cover

LOUD racquet cover

It’s been a while since I’d done a fashion garment or accessories post so I want to let you all know that I name all the things I sew as a way to quickly reference them. Here, I have a tennis racquet cover and so to play on, both, a verbal and written pun of racket and racquet, I am calling this accessory LOUD. I am also putting a double meaning in LOUD for the visually “loud” design these racquet covers will be since I can choose any fabric I want in making them.

Quite the clever and funny name, I thought! 🙂

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Try Keeping a Memory of the Day (MOD) Journal

I had an idea today that I am very excited about trying. Just 11 days into this year, every single day has had at least one thing rather memorable for me. I’m not going to be able to remember it all, or at least all at once, in the long run, so I thought I’d do a journal where I decide on a Memory of the Day or MOD for each day.

With it, I’ll also record “candidates” vying for each day’s title, meaning other things memorable, no matter how big or small. A candidate today that won’t win is my coming across coconut bread on sale while impromptu grocery shopping with time to spare between events. I had never eaten coconut bread before so I figured a $2 risk was worth taking to try it. It’s quite good! Small life changer there that if I ever come across it again, I’ll definitely buy it!

News of David Bowie’s passing will probably take the title today, though. The memories don’t always have to be good, though news of his passing led to a lot of happy times recollection about his music, character and influence in my world today. Bad memories might not seem pleasant to document, but for me, if there are enough of them in a row, I’m going to work that much harder to make sure the next MOD ain’t gonna be one of those bad memories. That’s just who I am as a person.

I realize not everyone can document a lot of bad moments in their lives with positive impact, so this idea isn’t for everyone. However, I think there’s enough merit in it for everyone to at least try to know. It certainly has never been easier with apps rather than something like a word processing document that is cumbersome to handle some nice, but rather limited, formatting you might want in a journal.

Now all I need to decide is which app to use for this that is iOS, Android and Web compatible. I have an iPhone with an Android tablet for reasons forced on to me by life, and I like the idea of a Web backup like GoogleDrive. Flava and Penzu seem to be my choices, with links provided being to one set of reviews, but neither seem ideal. Penzu requires paying for some features I want, whereas Flava seems to have taken off their Chrome extension. Their own website’s link to the Chrome store is broken and I can’t find it in there. It’s quite nice otherwise. As a result, I’m also going to try Journey and see if their quirks like only one photo per page and no videos have been eliminated.

I get the feeling my MOD 2016 book is going to be quite a read by the end of the year! Or at least I’m gonna do my darnest to make it so!

Good luck if you try it yourself!

The Virtual Model of You on MyStyleRules.com

Dec 23 2015 update:
A site representative has addressed issues I had brought up in this post in the comments. Please be sure to read it to complement what was mentioned here. Thank you to the reviewer for addressing the issue.

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I happened on this site via Pinterest the other, called MyStyleRules.com. I’ll let their short promo video summarize what they’re all about before offering some comments after having tried it out. I also have lots of questions for anyone who wants to try and answer them.

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