My Favourite Articles and Links This Week
Soo…. China is building a rain making system that is bigger than Spain. I’m not sure if this is an awesome thing that will help prevent catastrophic droughts in impoverished countries, or a terrifying step towards environmental destruction.
If all that Marie Kondo minimalism makes you want to roll your eyes, here’s the antidote to it- Why Minimalism is B.S.
My Favourite Pins This Week
I adore tacos in all forms, and these sweet and spicy sriracha chicken tacos are all kinds of awesome. The kids aren’t fans of the spicy, so I don’t cook the chicken with the sriracha sauce, and add it in separately to the grown up tacos- but I love all things spicy, so it works just fine until their little palates develop into the spice lovers I know they will be one day. Pinterest link is here, and the original recipe post is here.
Brownies with peanut butter…..not just peanut butter, but peanut butter cups as well! Because I can’t get enough of chocolate and peanut butter together, and adding something to basic brownies takes them into a whole other realm of deliciousness. Pinterest link is here, and the full recipe post can be found here.
These DIY paper cherry blossoms are prettier than the usual ones I’ve seen – I love how they use slightly different shades of pink and paper olive leaves for a more realistic blooming branch effect. Just so pretty! Pinterest link is here, and the full DIY is right here.
I can use a sewing machine but am not a big fan of sewing, but this tutorial looks so easy, and is so thorough, it actually makes me want to try my hand at sewing a whole bunch of pouches with all the pretty fat quarters I see online. Maybe I’ll become a sewist yet! Pinterest link is here, and the original tutorial is here.
Friends, if you click on a link for only one thing this week, make it this otter bath mitt! It’s a free crochet pattern, and so unbelievably cute I can barely stand it. The last photo of it wet and covered in bubbles – all the squeals!! Pinterest link is here, and the free crochet pattern can be found here.
What are you guys up to this weekend, any fun crafting plans? I’ve just cast on for a Laramidia shawl. I haven’t knit it in years and I am considering revamping the pattern for other yarn weights. Hoping to get a lot of knitting done!