Happy Monday, and welcome to December, Friends! Here's five fun links from around the web that I found that made me smile and feel a bit more playful today. I hope they make you feel a little lighter, too.
1. This past week, Smithsonian Magazine shared the good news that you can now take a trip back to being a kid and check out the soundtrack to Sesame Street, streaming now via Spotify and iTunes Go ahead, listen to Cookie Starts with C while eating your favorite cookie. These gluten free chocolate chip cookies by America's Test Kitchen look brilliant.
2. The movie Mrs. Doubtfire turned 25 (!) this year. Where did the time (and the fashion) go? This post over at Man Repeller revisits the movie to see how it's aged and it's pretty fun to look back at the film and themes in ways both serious and silly.
3. I have kept a journal since I was seven or eight years old and I am definitely going to do this next time I crack open a fresh notebook to start writing in. Who's your guardian spirit?
4. I don't usually believe in rules for creativity, but I loved these 33 rules for being an artist over at Vulture.
5. More evidence that engaging in crafts and creativity is good for your mental health. Not that you need another reason to plan your next crafty experiment, but still, pretty neat to know that the scientific community is catching up with what our souls have known for a long time: making things just feels good. I've got my eye on a new knitting project. What are you dreaming of making?
Wishing you all a week full of possibilities and playfulness. Have a good one!