Pin Ups and Link Love: My Favourite Things This Week

Feeling overwhelmed? Here are 10 things you can do to help feel more in control.

Here’s another 10 things to read, watch or listen to when you are feeling frustrated with something in your life.

Looking to try some meditation but you’re kind of busy? Here’s a 6 minute walking meditation you can do walking from one place to the next.

By the way, Interweave is having  a $1.99 back issue blowout sale, which is pretty awesome- most issues have over 20 patterns, so that’s an exceptionally good deal. Shop the Magazine Blowout Sale at Interweave here, most of the knitting magazines start on page 2.

Pin Ups and Link Love: Easter Cake |

One of my favourite things about Easter is the treats! This amazing Easter basket cake is more like a cake hack than a recipe- you can totally use a store bought chocolate cake, or just make it from a mix. The instructions walk you through the great decorating that is sure to impress. Pinterest link is here, and the original post is here.

Pin Ups and Link Love: Cheesy Black Bean Loaded Sweet Potatoes|

When was the last time you had a loaded, baked sweet potato? A fun dinner idea, this is loaded with protein and fresh ingredients- poached egg, arugula, cheese and black beans. Healthy and deeply satisfying, sign me up! Pinterest link is here, and the original recipe post is here.

Pin Ups and Link Love: Banana Cream Cheese Cake Smoothie |

I’ve been trying to eat more protein lately in an effort to shed the rest of the baby weight, and it feels like that’s the only time I ever eat cottage cheese, since I’m not a huge fan. But! I found this great smoothie recipe that uses it, and I’m a happy convert- high in protein, and delicious. I recommend! Pinterest link is here, and the original recipe post is here.

Pin Ups and Link Love: Simple Sewn Notebook Case |

I love this simple sewing idea to whip up a notebook and pencil case- for those of you falling hard for the adult colouring books, this would be perfect! Pinterest link is here, and the original DIY post is here.

Pin Ups and Link Love: Star Wars Eggs |

And one last Easter-themed idea- Star Wars eggs! This is a great tutorial for painting Star Wars character eggs, and naturally she chooses to do it on wooden eggs, for durability. Such a great idea, and think of all the other films/tv shows/ characters you could do! Pinterest link is here, and the original post is here.


  1. Jessica   •  

    Great tips and finds! Those Star Wars eggs are amazing!

  2. leslie   •  

    Thank you for sharing your Linky Love, Julie! I SO want to make that Easter Cake!!!

  3. miss agnes   •  

    These first two articles went straight to my reading list, so good! I do feel quite of overwhelmed these days, so much that I can’t even post new items on my blog even though I have a few drafts ready. I needed these today, thank you. And my kids would totally love these Star Wars eggs, they’re fans. Off to ten days of intense work, your posts help me start my day on the right foot. Have a great week-end, Julie. 🙂

  4. Denise   •  

    Thank you for all the empowering suggested links on your blog. Yesterday was the worst day in 2 yrs at my current job and I was trying to psych myself up to face today. You really inspire me.

  5. Ady Grafovna   •  

    A smoothie with cottage cheese sounds like an interesting thing to try. And that Easter Basket Cake is amazing!

  6. Stefanie   •  

    Those Star Wars eggs are awesome. So is the Easter Basket cake. I have yet to try to make a layered cake. I need a pan first. I love eggs any way. I haven’t had a poached one for ages. The one thing my paternal grandmother was good at cooking was poached eggs.

  7. Tien   •  

    The Star Wars eggs are so cool! My son would love them. Also love the loaded sweet potatoes idea. Much healthier than plain old white potatoes.

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