Jayne Haugen Olson, Editor-in-Main: I upped my cooking activity and have almost certainly created more dinners in one year than I have ever (my husband generally cooks.)

Rebecca Rowland, Running Editor: I’ve challenged myself to extend my supper horizons and take on new recipes. I’ve had hits and misses for sure—sorry spouse and children. But I ought to say, my batting normal and my kitchen area self-assurance has certainly developed. Previous night I rocked a sweet and bitter pineapple pork, with the significantly-appreciated support of my sous-chef son (who is also increasing his horizons in the kitchen area and keeping me firm in the system). The success: clean plate club spherical the desk!

Stephanie March, Senior Food items & Dining Editor: I can now make flawless pork dumplings.

Steve Marsh, Senior Writer: Snacking.

Madison Bloomquist, Associate Editor: I’ve been finding out how to sew clothing. I inherited a vintage machine a couple of many years in the past, but didn’t do significantly with it till past wintertime. This year, hoping to advance my expertise (or at minimum sew a straight line) I enrolled in an on-desire garment-producing class, and it is been a blast. So far I’ve made a wrap skirt, balloon-sleeve prime, and a pair of pajama shorts. Upcoming up is a button-down PJ prime to match!

Peter Diamond, Electronic Editor: Wearing sweatpants at the downtown Lunds & Byerlys. 

Caitlin Abrams, Team Photographer: I begun baking more often! I was a everyday baker—cookies, pie, etc. But I compelled myself to learn more complicated recipes, and of program, bread.  

Lisa Rounds, Studio MSP Director: Living one day at a time.

Natalie Corridor, Assistant Editor, Studio MSP: As you can go through about, I under no circumstances (ever!) considered I would be a health club woman. I was not the yoga studio sweat-type and under no circumstances saw myself becoming one. But, two weeks into quarantine, I identified The Agency by way of virtual courses. The positivity, sass, and variety of class selections there drew me in in a way I had under no circumstances knowledgeable from a health club or studio prior to. Who knew it would only take a pandemic for me to become a day by day health club goer, but listed here I am. 

Justine Jones, Editorial Intern: Back again in Could I bought truly into organic dyes—you can dye fabric with avocado pits and onion skins! It was tremendous fun, however it did earn me a shady rep at the grocery store. (If you saw someone at Cub Foods surreptitiously stuffing additional skins into her bag of yellow onions… that was me.) Avocado pits make a blush pink dye, and yellow onion skins make a caramel-y neutral. 

Katie Swartzer, Editorial Intern: Journaling! If there was ever a great year to randomly decide on journaling up, 2020 was it.