Category: Life

Update on COVID-19

Around the world, countries, and individuals are dealing with the COVID-19 virus which in many cases has changed daily lives. We wanted to update you on our procedures here at Susie Jane’s Attic. First, we are following the recommendations of both the Center for Disease Control and the World Health Organization. Second, since our team works virtually regularly, we’ve just asked them to continue that procedure. Finally, we wanted to update you on our merchandise protocol.

We take pride in the merchandise that we create for you and will continue to offer our unique selection of items through this time. The majority of our items are garments that have been made by Bella+Canvas in Los Angeles, CA. The production of these items also takes place in the United States.

In the coming weeks and months, we may see changes that are unknown at this time. If changes do require us to modify our procedures, we will inform you.

We thank you for your continued support and look forward to sharing our future with you.

Susie Jane’s Attic Team Members

Pen and calendar book

Time Travelers?

Did British and American residents all become time travelers? Well, today just happens to be Calendar Adjustment Day! Yes, it really is something that took place hundreds of years ago.

Carousel in winter

Going Around in Circles

Theme parks. Carnivals. Disneyland. The options are endless when it comes to riding famous carousels. And one doesn’t necessarily have to be a youngster to enjoy them either. Young-at-heart is a perfectly valid age as well. When’s the last time you rode a fantasy horse or animal around in circles just because?

Did you know that carousels have been around for longer than most of us even realize? One of the first conceptual design for a carousel was in 500 A.D. in the Byzantine Empire, which depicts baskets, carrying riders, suspended from a central pole. Then, In the 1840s, Franz Wiesenoffer created the first merry-go-round in the United States in Hessville, Ohio.

The National Carousel Association, operating since 1973, aims to keep carousels running and preserve their history in the United States. Since then, the NCA tracks the history of carousels all around the United States in its census. According to the NCA census, there are hundreds of registered carousels in the United States alone.

If you’re interested in learning more about the history of your local carousel, find out by contacting your local directors and asking them about it. Take your kids to the local fair, or if you don’t have kids, ride one yourself. Go out there and have fun!

Photo by Serge Kutuzov on Unsplash

Camping in the mountains

One With Nature

So, first questions first… is camping your thing? Pitching up your tent, cooking meals on makeshift grills, and enjoying hearing the unfiltered sounds of nature. While it might not be something for everyone, it is something that everyone should try at some point in their lives. While it might be a little rough at times, you simply can’t be what you get out of it. Beautiful sunrises and sunsets. Hearing the sounds of nature all around you. Birds chirping in the morning hours.

One thing is for sure though, we all need to find a place (and time) to just away from it all. Whether that’s camping some weekend or just finding a place to ignore everything for a while.

Now, if camping is your thing, feel free to share with us your favorite camping spots! Add your comments here or tag us on social media.

Photo by Christopher Jolly on Unsplash

Keep Smiling

It’s the start of a new week, so let’s hear it for #MotivationMonday! Connor Franta said… “Let your smile change the world, but don’t let the world change your smile.” Isn’t that completely true? Now, there are likely times we’ve all forgotten this, but we are all here to help each other out. Remind someone that their smile really can change the world.

Garfield the Cat

It’s Garfield the Cat Day

Garfield The Cat Day is celebrated annually on June 19. The day is set aside to honor all things related to the ginger feline. Garfield was famously created by cartoonist Jim Davis and appeared in a cartoon strip on June 19, 1978. Garfield’s owner: Jon Arbuckle and his dog friend; Odie, also appear in the cartoon strip.

The world-renowned comic strip featuring Garfield is set in Muncie, Indiana. Topical subjects focussed on are obsessive eating, love for consuming lasagna and a distaste of Mondays. Davis took the human faculties, that we do not like discussing and anthropomorphized them in our ginger friend.

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