My Favourite Articles and Links This Week
If you read only one of these links, make it this one! It clearly explains why, no matter what our political affiliations or beliefs may be, it is extremely difficult to change our minds even when presented with well-researched and objective facts. Plus, it’s written like a comic and there are plenty of funny bits.
How to make friends and keep them (as an adult). Especially handy if you have moved somewhere new, but all these are true no matter where you are.
The dangers of normalizing your debt. If you regularly buy things for yourself while saying you ‘deserve it’, you are probably digging yourself deeper into debt.
My Favourite Pins This Week
As much as I love banana bread, it can get a little same-y. But that is definitely not the case with this raspberry chocolate chip banana bread! The raspberries add a fantastic burst of freshness to the loaf, and you can use fresh or frozen raspberries for this recipe. Want this to be a little healthier? Leave out the chocolate chips. Want it to be a little more indulgent? Add MORE chocolate chips! If you love banana bread, it isn’t going to get any better than this. Pinterest link is here, and the original recipe is here.
These zucchini garlic bites are surprisingly versatile – they make a lovely side dish or appetizer, and can be put out for parties, too. You could even make them in advance and keep them in the freezer for a super speedy dish! I especially love that the recipe doesn’t call for loads of ingredients. Pinterest link is here, and the original recipe is here.
If you love all things-kitty related AND are trying to protect your floors, these whimsical cat paw chair feet covers are pretty darn adorable. It’s a free pattern after you sign up for the newsletter, and would be great for leftover bits of yarn! Pinterest link is here, and the original pattern link is here.
I don’t know how it happens- I bring reusable bags everywhere and yet I still end up with a cupboard full of plastic bags. How about crocheting a sturdy tote bag to use out of all those plastic bags you have tucked away? Brilliant! Pinterest link is here, and the original post and pattern is here.
You love Ted Talks, right? No matter your interests, it feels like there is a TED Talk for that. This is a great, short list of TED Talks that are perfect for just about everyone – don’t let the website (which gears itself toward 20somethings) put you off if you are no longer in your twenties. Those talks are ageless! Pinterest link is here, and the original post is here.
Have a great weekend everyone! I gave my AGO talk last night and led the interactive activity until it was quite late (It was incredible -better than I could have ever imagined), so I’m super exhausted and looking forward to a relaxing weekend! I hope you all get to unwind and relax this weekend,too.