Pin Ups and Link Love: My Favourite Things This Week

My Favourite Articles and Links This Week

What you read matters a lot more than you think.

I loved this Mario TV talk about being multi-passionate. I think it will resonate with a lot of you.

Why shopping is a bad hobby, and what you should do instead. I don’t think of myself as much of a shopper, but I’m totally #5.

And with all the unbelievably sad things happening around the world these days, this was a great little post about how we are all the same. Although I will note that the two people involved are both white and speak English.

My Favourite Pins This Week

Pin Ups and Link Love: Rainbow Stripe Cookies |

These rainbow sugar cookies are so simple, and they make me happy just looking at them. I don’t know if I could always get my stripe that straight, but I’m going to try one day and find out. Pinterest link is here, and the original recipe post is here.

Pin Ups and Link Love: Zucchini Pizzas|

Mini zucchini pizzas! Tasty and perfect for snacking without getting too full. If you are attending any summer barbecues or parties and wanted to bring something, these would be fantastic as an appetizer or hors d’oeuvres. Because really, I don’t think you are going to get too full off little slices of zucchini. Even with cheese. Pinterest link is here, and the original recipe post is here.

Pin Ups and Link Love: How to Make Frose |

This is the first summer I’ve heard of Frosé, which is a frozen wine slushie made from rosé wine. Oh yes, you read that correctly- wine slushies are now a thing! All you need is your wine, ice, some salt, and a plastic bag. Pinterest link is here, and the original post is here.

Pin Ups and Link Love: Socks for Speckled Yarn |

I loved this little round up of ideas for socks knit with speckled yarn. I love the speckles!! Totally need to get some speckled yarn in my life, these socks are so inspiring. Pinterest link is here, and the original post is here.

Pin Ups and Link Love: Embrodiery Hoop Notions Caddy |

What a pretty idea for  little notions, especially if you like to sew! Also great for using up small bits of fabric that you love and can’t bear to part with. Pinterest link is here, and the original DIY post is here.

It’s a long weekend here in Canada and we are heading to the cottage! I’m not looking forward to the ridiculous long weekend traffic that is sure to occupy the first couple of hours of us being on the road, but hey. Each car will have people just like the ones in my car, trying to go somewhere fun, too. I’m hoping to get all sorts of modeled knit photos this weekend (James can’t wait to wear his toasty warm hoodie in this crazy heat!), and I’m excited to have some proper finished knits to share soon! I wish you all a lovely weekend, friends.


  1. Jess   •  

    My favorite post of the week again! Love those speckled socks and those adorable sugar cookies? They just make me happy!

    Have a great weekend my friend!

  2. Sila   •  

    Hi Julie,
    first away I want to say that I love your links and pins each week! Many great recipes and interesting articles – thanks a lot for sharing.
    I read that essay on shopping and although I don’t shop for clothes, I do shop for yarn and fiber. It applies there, too! Getting fiber just for the look and the feel and then it’s just all stashed away and far too much to knit up in one lifetime. 😉 I should try out some of these tips.

    Have a great weekend.

  3. Sierra   •  

    I really enjoyed the article involving deep reading, I guess it’s a good thing I kept most of my books from college… Also those sugar cookies look too cute to eat!

  4. Karen   •  

    Hi Julie,
    I cannot believe how much you read and find on the internet! Lucky for me, you’re my one-stop shop. Thanks for sharing, as always 🙂

  5. Katharina   •  

    I’m always looking forward to your weekly pin-ups! This time, I loved every single one of your links. My absolute favorites: the sock patterns for speckled yarns and the mini zucchini pizzas, I am going to try out both!

  6. Tahnee   •  

    This post made me seriously hungry, those cookies look divine! Thanks for sharing the speckled socks post! 🙂

  7. Stefanie   •  

    I’m pretty good at writing. I think I write better than I talk. I like that mini, zucchini pizza idea! I’m making a half, Costco run tomorrow w/the girls. Hopefully they’ll have zucchini. The sugar cookies made me smile. I used to make of those, a sugar/cream cheese variety, back in the day before kids. I have always loved iced cookies and would pick one up at Starbucks then.

  8. Kessa   •  

    Great links and I hope you had a lovely long weekend!

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