My Favourite Articles and Links This Week
This essay about a mother and daughter sharing stories of flashing, groping and other forcible male behaviour in front of their husbands for the first time made me laugh and cry. If there’s anything you can say about the US election this year, it’s that the regular harassment that girls and women receive seems to finally be more obvious to men.
How to hose a dinner party in a tiny space. I never host people because while I love my little townhouse, I know it’s small and I feel like the addition of guest makes it suddenly feel like a hamster cage. But no more! I was really inspired by this article, only because it helps ease my dinner party hosting anxiety.
There might only be 9 weeks left of this year (Crazy, right? I had to triple check my numbers, because I was so sure that I was wrong), but there is still time for you to achieve the goals you set for yourself for 2016.
This tip blew my mind (courtesy of the Modern Mrs. Darcy):
“You can add any web page to your phone as an app icon. Listen up, because this is so useful—and so easy! Here’s what to do: open the website you want in your Safari browser, tap the share button (the middle button at the bottom that’s a box with an arrow coming out) and select “add to home screen.” That’s it! You can do the same thing on android. In Chrome: tap the 3 vertical dots next to the address bar to open options for the website. Scroll down to “add to home screen” and it adds a direct link to your screen.”
My Favourite Pins This Week
Nutella AND banana bread in a mini muffin bite? Sign me up. I’m one of those people that finds mini anything makes me that much me likely to eat it. if it’s small it must be harmless and calorie-free, right? Pinterest link is here, and the original recipe post is here.
If you also have a bag of potatoes sitting in your kitchen (I can’t be the only one), might I suggest these delicious and very pretty lemon herb roasted potatoes? I’m a big fan of roasted veggies, because if it’s in the oven, it means you don’t have to keep stirring or check on it. You can go do other things until the timer dings, which is my kind of side dish. I will say that to call them ‘lemon and herb’ is a bit misleading, because the only herb in this recipe is parsley. But I just shook on some generic Italian seasoning and they were very tasty. Pinterest link is here, and the original recipe post is here.
This is such a great gift idea- a photo pillow! The tutorial is really clear and step by step, although if you don’t have the printer I bet you could get it printed at a print shop onto the sort of iron on paper you need. Pinterest link is here, and the original DIY post is here.
This is such a pretty embroidery design, and it’s completely free- click through for the transfer template and instructions. I wish I did more embroidery, I absolutely love it. Pinterest link is here, and the original post is here.
Okay, I know I’m not a crocheter, but did you know you can crochet cables?! Because I did not. Check out this beautiful crocheted blanket tutorial- totally free, and looks perfect for snuggling up on the coach. Pinterest link is here, and the original post is here.
Have a great weekend, everyone! I think we are going to try to take the kids to the Royal Ontario Museum this weekend, and otherwise just do our usual things. I hope you are all staying healthy (the stomach flu just finished a tour of our house), and hopefully get a bit of sunshine this weekend!