My Favourite Articles and Links This Week
This does not surprise me in the lest – apparently almost half of moms throw away, re-gift, or return mother’s day gifts. Probably because most of the gifts are completely impersonal.
My Favourite Pins This Week
There is something endlessly compelling about the simple vanilla cupcake. This version is simple and perfect, just the way a cupcake should be. Pinterest link is here, and the original recipe can be found here.
A beef noodle stir fry that is better than take out, and whips up weeknight fast? I’ll take it. What I like best about this beef noodle stir fry is that it has a lot of veggies, and a colourful dish always feels more satisfying, somehow. Pinterest link is here, and the original recipe post is here.
I’m hypnotized by this ice cube tray hack video! Who knew you could do so much with an ice cube tray – making chocolate bars?! Amazing! Pinterest link here. Couldn’t find the original link.
This giraffe trinket dish- I love it so much. It is a wonderful DIY that looks so elegant and classy, and I think I have a giraffe toy (or more accurately, my children do) that I could totally use for this. As soon as I find it in their endless toy chest, I’ll squirrel it away for this craft! Pinterest link is here, and the original DIY post is here.
Apparently it’s Mother’s Day this weekend, which always catches me off guard and I never know what I want (see previous link about returning mother’s day gifts! 😉 ). I know that this day is a sensitive one for some- so whether you are a mother or not, have a mother who is or is not in your life, don’t let one day make you feel any different from how you want to feel. if you are better off ignoring it, then take a social media sabbatical that day and do your own thing. We should all take social media sabbaticals, anyway! And if you are interested in how Mother’s Day even came into being, check out the Wikipedia article. I was surprised to find out how many other countries celebrate it, but many countries at totally different times of the year than in Canada and the US.
Have a wonderful weekend, everyone! I hope you are having warmer weather than we’ve had here in Toronto- it’s been chilly and I’m so over it. Where are you, spring?!