My Favourite Articles and Links This Week
Loved this hilarious take on the email responses we wish we could write.
This is a long read, but I was riveted- we expect gratitude from refugees, but do we deserve it?
If you are interested in the Pantone 2017 colours (full roster), here is a great post on all sorts of yarns that can help you achieve your colour perfect goals.
I loved this list of books that can give you a better life, and wish they could be downloaded Matrix-style straight into my brain, too!
My Favourite Pins This Week
If you are craving a salty snack, might I recommend these parmesan zucchini chips? These are super easy, and bake up in 10 minutes (you might need to add a little extra time if you don’t get your zucchini slices nice and thin). At only 5 ingredients, these are a cinch to pull together! Pinterest link is here, and the original recipe post is here.
Mini Eggs are my favourite, especially now that you can get them all year round. How beautiful is this easter cake decorated with mini eggs?! Bear in mind, that’s a lot of chocolate around the edges, so you will want to make small slices and go easy on the rest of the frosting. Or go crazy, it’s a special occasion cake and you aren’t going to eat it all the time! Pinterest link is here, and the original recipe post (although really, it’s more of a cake decorating post) is here.
If you are excited about doing a little long weekend knitting, might I suggest the Light and Up shawl? It’s a free pattern, and calls for fingering weight yarn on 5mm (US 8), so I’m willing to bet it would work just fine with sportweight or even DK weight yarn, too. The pattern has been out for ages, but I’ve only just come across it! Pinterest link is here, and the Ravelry link for the free pattern download is here.
I love this idea for upcycling a ho-hum (or possibly getting a bit old and tired looking) clutch, with paint splatters and a pom pom. This would easily work for larger purses as well, as long as they can lay flat on the table. Pinterest link is here, and the full tutorial can be found here.
It happens to all of us- sometimes, you feel stuck in a rut and aren’t sure how to get out of it. Here is a great list for busting out of that rut – 1, 2, 17, and 18 are my personal faves. Pinterest link is here, and the original list is here.
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Have a wonderful long weekend, everyone! Guy’s parents have just arrived from England to spend the holidays with us, AND it is Lila’s 5th birthday on Sunday. A busy, treat-filled weekend is ahead! I hope you all get some relaxing down time to do some crafting, and enjoy a bit of spring.