Pin Ups and Link Love: My Favourite Things This Week

My Favourite Articles and Links This Week

Biblioburro: The donkey library of Columbia. A really sweet 4-minute video, if you have a moment to watch it.

How to change careers, according to 3 women who did it.

You have 100 blocks of time in a day. How do you want to spend those blocks?

This woven wall art in a restaurant in Barcelona makes my heart skip a beat.

My Favourite Pins This Week

Tortellini with pesto and roasted veggies is a perfect weeknight supper, and not just because it looks like a rainbow (which is always awesome). It also comes together in under 30 minutes, which is right up my alley. Plus it still tastes amazing when heated up the next day – assuming you have leftovers, that is. Pinterest link is here, and the original recipe can be found here.

Adorable cookie alert – these bear paw cookies are a sugar cookie with chocolate added in the shape of paw prints, so not only are they super cute, but there’s chocolate. So, total baking win. Pinterest link is here, and the recipe and instructions can be found here.

What if I told you that there was an oatmeal chocolate chip cookie smoothie recipe that was totally healthy? I know, I probably wouldn’t believe me either, but it’s true. This smoothie tastes amazing and is nothing but healthy ingredients (unless you are like me and refuse to buy the fancy cacao nibs and just add a handful of chocolate chips like a normal person- apparently chocolate chips aren’t healthy, but whatever). If you prefer to drink your breakfasts like I do, and have a sweet tooth (also like I do), then this is for you, friend. Pinterest link is here, and the original recipe for the smoothie is right here.


Have you ever tried to make soap before? I’ve always been really intrigued, and this gradient soap is SO pretty… but I always feel like the coat of making soap involved buying really expensive soap bits in a craft store, which seems weird to me. But I’ve been thinking that this might be a fun craft to try with Lila…. thoughts? Any soap makers have some words of wisdom? Pinterest link is here, and the full DIY is here.

Can you believe it’s actually going to be May next week?! I’m so ready for it, ready to put winter behind me and get a move on some lovely, flower-filled weather. spring always makes me think about starting seeds indoors, or buying little starter plants (far more the way I roll) and making this really pretty indoor herb garden. because nothing is better than using fresh herbs in your cooking. Or in my world, on cheese and crackers. Seriously, fresh herbs on cheese and crackers is pretty much a meal unto itself in my world. Anyway. The pretty gradient planter DIY is so bright and would look amazing on any kitchen counter. Pinterest link is here, and the original DIY is here.

Have a gorgeous weekend, everyone! I hope the sun shines just for you.


  1. Christine   •  

    Cheese and crackers is absolutely a meal in my world too! I use a smear of jam, but now I’m going to use herbs. Thx

  2. Loulou   •  

    This spring I plan to bring some herb seedlings inside, right from the get go, to see I I’ll be able to get them to grow all year inside. In the past, I’ve brought them inside only at the end of the summer and have had questionable results as far as winter survival goes. So, that colourful planter set-up would be perfect!

    Love the bear track cookies. Such a cute idea!

  3. Pamela   •  

    I make my soap from scratch – with lye, and goggles, and a respirator. I definitely wouldn’t involve Lila in that. However, the melt-and-pour kind of soap is harmless and quite addictive. It really just involves melting, adding fragrance or coloring, and then pouring into molds. You *just* need the things she lists in her tutorial! Don’t feel like you have to buy all the stuff on the soap aisle in the craft store!

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