My Favourite Articles and Links This Week
This woman’s hobby is to throw fancy parties for squirrels and photograph them. And I’m totally jealous.
This was very interesting- I was trying to figure out the origin of the term ‘ squad goals’, and fell down an internet rabbit hole. I ended up at How ‘flawless’ became a feminist declaration and found it a fascinating take on how it is up to us to define our own standard of beauty in the age of selfies.
My Favourite Pins This Week
You guys know rice dishes are my favourite dishes, right? I so love rice. This is a one pan Mexican style chicken and rice dish, so you know I love it. And if you are getting sick of chicken, I like to use shrimp sometimes – you can usually find some reasonably priced shrimp in the frozen food section, and be sure to look for sustainable sourcing logos. Perfect for weekday meals, too! Pinterest link is here, and the original recipe is here.
I know these are heart shaped cookies and valentines day is long gone, but you could use any shape cookie cutter for these, they are so delicious. The vanilla bean and cardamom addition to the batter makes these sugar cookies so much more delicious than your typical sweet-but-bland sugar cookie. You can decorate them any way you like, but the recipe includes some tips for dipping them in melted chocolate. Pinterest link is here, and the original recipe is here.
How sweet are these little mice? I love this idea for scrapbusting fabrics or felt, as they are so wee they won’t take much. These little mice are perfect for children, or office buddies to sit on your desk or in your home, all elf-on-a-shelf style. Pinterest link is here, and the tutorial is here.
Maybe I’ve been living under a rock, but this post from Tien about knitting for Syrian refugees and directing me to a Ravelry group that helps direct people on what to knit and where to send it so that it can get to those who need it. Also- how adorable is that little sock buddy?! A pattern that instantly went into my queue. Pinterest link is here, and her blog post with all the links can be found here.
I enjoyed this cheeky take on why knitting is better than a relationship, and I think felt exactly like this when I was dating in my twenties! Perhaps some of you can relate? Pinterest link is here, and the original post is here.
The trouble with long weekends is that the shorter week feels a bit too short – for me, anyway. Suddenly I’m trying to cram 5 days worth of work into 4 days! I’m feeling very behind, especially on responding to emails! This weekend will be a catch up for me, I think. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!