Medlin Law Firm - July 2021

memorize plenty of animals and shapes to impress people at home or at dinner parties.


Model Cars, Planes, Trains, or Ships If you want to craft and paint, look no further than miniature models. There are models for nearly everything, but transportation vehicles are by far the most popular. Construct a miniature model while watching a TV episode and enjoy creating a display of your work! Terrariums Love planting or want to get started? Create your own mini garden by creating a terrarium! There are plenty of guides online to turn your favorite jar or vase into a beautiful mini landscape of small ornaments, rocks, and plants. Putting together and taking care of your terrarium is not only affordable but also rewarding. Needle Felting This unique way of creating plush animal figures is quickly gaining popularity, as it’s very easy to learn and relatively cheap. Just take a needle and move it through a piece of wool to tighten it and sculpt!

Creativity is a wonderful tool for adults to explore their own authenticity, self-expression, and stress relief. Of course, there’s no “one size fits all,” so we’ve brought along five easy, fun, and creative hobbies we think you’ll love! Whether you like to be outdoors or cozy at home, relieve the pressures of being perfect with a relaxed, creative hobby. Urban Sketching Buy a sketchbook that appeals to you and sketch the architecture or people you see around you. The sketches don’t have to be super realistic or even very good — they can be a great way of passing time and enjoying the natural world around you (especially in our nearly post-pandemic times). Also, it feels satisfying to use up a sketchbook and keep all your work in one place. Origami Want something more hands-on? You may want to learn origami! All you have to do is find square origami paper you like and follow some tutorials. With enough practice, you’ll

Thanks for reading! From everyone at Medlin Law, stay creative and have a wonderful summer!

The Best Texas-Style Smoked Brisket


Impress guests at your next barbecue with this perfectly smoked brisket. Plus, you’ll have plenty of leftovers!


Wood chips

1/4 cup chili powder

1/4 cup paprika

1/4 cup garlic powder

1/4 cup white sugar

1/4 cup onion powder

1/4 cup ground cumin

1/4 cup salt

1/4 cup cayenne pepper

1/4 cup pepper

1/4 cup brown sugar

10 lbs brisket


1. In a bowl, soak wood chips in water overnight. 2. In a large bowl, mix paprika, white sugar, cumin, cayenne pepper, brown sugar, chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper. 3. Rub spice mixture on the brisket and refrigerate for 24 hours.

4. Preheat smoker to 230 F. Drain wood chips and place them in the smoker. 5. Smoke brisket until it has an internal temperature of 165 F. 6. Remove brisket and wrap it in aluminum foil. 7. Smoke brisket further until it reaches an internal temperature of 185 F. | Pg. 3

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