My Favourite Articles and Links This Week
This essay is a very interesting take on Marie Kondo’s famous book about tidying up our homes, and opened my eyes as to why maybe telling women that we can only really be fulfilled and happy if our homes are in order and every item in them sparks joy is kind of a crap idea. “Life truly begins only after you have put your house in order,” writes Marie Kondo. But isn’t this exactly the mindset that women have been battling for generations, a modern take on the suffocating maxim that “a woman’s work is never done”? We have long been oppressed by the deep-seated cultural expectation that our leisure can only begin once our domestic obligations have been met. ”
The most fun way to improve every aspect of your life? celebrate small things.
This short video of how rainbow sprinkles are made is awesome, watching the big batches of all the colours coming together is strangely hypnotic.
And because the internet is basically the biggest distraction on the planet, how to use distraction to your advantage.
My Favourite Pins This Week
I’m really feeling the super easy recipes this week- they barely even qualify as recipes!
I read this ‘recipe’ for a casserole this past weekend and it completely blew my mind with it’s total simplicity and it’s proof of one of the biggest culinary truths- that if you slow roast anything with bread and cheese, it will be utterly delicious, no matter what. Pinterest link is here, and the original ‘recipe’ can be found here.
It doesn’t easier thank this- covering blueberries with your favourite kind of yogurt, then popping them in the freezer. If you haven’t tried it before, here’s the step by step- it’s so much more delicious than you would believe. Try it with peach yogurt, or lemon flavoured yogurt! Pinterest link is here, and the original recipe post is here.
All-natural peach lemonade ice- one peach, juice from a lemon a bit of sugar or stevia, and blend it with ice- amazing summer frozen beverage is now yours! I bet this works just as well with apricots and nectarines, too. Pinterest link is here, and the original recipe post is here.
feel like crafting something pretty? How about these paper hyacinths, perfect for spring? Super easy, and possibly even good for older kids to make, too. Plus you use a knitting needle to curl the paper, and I bet you have one of those on hand! Pinterest link is here, and the original DIY post is here.
For those of you looking to upcycle some denim and do a little bit of sewing, this cool denim bag could be yours. And with a pair of jeans, you could make a bunch of them! Pinterest link is here, and the original DIY post is here.
Have a wonderful long weekend, friends! I’m looking forward to relaxing around the city, maybe taking a day trip to the island, and hopefully getting some photos of some new finished knits!