Pin Ups and Link Love: My Favourite Things This Week

My Favourite Articles and Links This Week

Is company coming over? Here are the best speedy ways to fake a clean house.

I despise daylight savings time, and research  backs up my feelings on the subject.

I love this list of 26 things everyone should do once a year. Some really great stuff on this list, and not just the usual ‘take a trip somewhere awesome!’ sort of advice that doesn’t work for everyone’s bank accounts.

20 reasons to be happy & hopeful about humanity, the future, the world… everything.

My Favourite Pins This Week

Pin Ups and Link Love: Avocado Caprese Salad |

I know salads are not traditional winter fare, but this delicious avocado caprese salad is really satisfying and full of healthy goodness. Perhaps the perfect work lunch? Pinterest link is here, and the original recipe post is here.

Pin Ups and Link Love: Skinny Double Chocolate Muffins |

Skinny double chocolate chip muffins with no sugar- the sweetness comes from ripe bananas in the batter. So perfect for when you are dying for a sweet treat, but want something healthy. Pinterest link is here, and the original recipe post is here.

Pin Ups and Link Love: How to Make Pom Poms in Bulk |

Has holiday crafting got you knitting lots of hats and things that really need a lovely pom pom? trouble is, it takes time to make each awesome one. But if you ever thought that there must be a way to make pom poms faster, you are in luck- here’s a great tutorial on how to make pom poms in bulk. Pinterest link is here, and the original post is here.

Pin Ups and Link Love: Owl Print |

I love this little Owl print- perfect for kids or adults! Who doesn’t want to be told they are terrific? Pinterest link is here, and the original source is here.

Pin Ups and Link Love: How to Cross Stitch on Paper |

 I love this great tutorial on how to take a cross stitch design and work it on paper- the step by step approach to this shows you exactly how to do it, and would be amazing for making framed stitched prints or cards, don’t you think? Plus, a great crafty kit idea! Pinterest link is here, and the original post is here.


  1. Bronchitikat   •  

    Thanks for taking time off from the kiddos. I’m afraid my house will need more than a quick tidy round to look clean. I’ve booked next week for that.

    Those muffins and that salad look pretty good too. Bookmarked for baking/mixing up one day.

    It’s not just the owl who thinks you’re great!

  2. Alina   •  

    Avocado caprese salad? Sounds like my perfect kind of food! Thank you for the recipe link – even a hopeless cook like myself can handle it 🙂

  3. Blithe Spirit   •  

    That bulk pom pom tutorial is fantastic. I want to hang a bunch of white pom poms on my xmas tree and this will speed it up no end. Hope you are having a lovely time at home with the newborn.

  4. Laura   •  

    That bulk pompom tutorial is genius!

  5. Jessica [Havok]   •  

    Oh yes, I’ve saved plenty of things on Pinterest that are in the pixel-y style so that I could, if desired, make a cross stitch (or now a knitting pattern!) out of it! I have yet to do it of course, but the best intentions, ha!
    Those chocolate muffins look amazing! 😀 And now, I’m off to try and learn how to make pompoms. Have never done it before, as I never really liked them (reminds me too much of old-style crochet afghans that have too many tassels at the end, lol. But after seeing so many wonderful pompoms on Instagram or knitting podcasts, I’ve got the bug! 😀
    Have a lovely weekend! 😀

  6. miss agnes   •  

    Ha, ha, I’m already an expert on faking a clean house, but I learned the paper trick, the one thing I’m still not good at hiding. And I put the list of 26 things to do on my reading list, which means I’ve just added a number 27: read your reading list at least once a year.
    Hope you are feeling better, glad to see you can still find us great links and pins despite being busy with a new baby. Take care and have a great week-end.

  7. Loulou   •  

    I love that article on the 26 things to do each year. So many great things on there.

    And those chocolate muffins sound perfect. Off to pin them now!

    (I’m so glad you liked my tutorial on cross-stitching on paper)

  8. Kessa   •  

    That salad looks delish (and I’m not even a salad person!)

  9. Stefanie   •  

    I love a good salad. I have my parents to thank for making sure I ate my veggies while growing up. I like the cross stitch pin. Pinned that.

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