Pin Ups and Link Love: My Favourite Things This Week

My Favourite Articles and Links This Week

Wait, you don’t need to peel a kiwi? Mind. Blown.

How to support a friend who is dealing with anxiety.

How to fall asleep in under a minute. I think it takes me a bit longer, but it does work!

This was an interesting read, about how the way we talk to boys and girls differently about their emotions has a massive impact on every aspect of their mental development.

My Favourite Pins This Week

Frozen peaches and cream cake is crazy easy, guys! I had no idea it could be so easy. it’s not the mot photogenic dessert, but it tastes like heaven and is a perfect summer dessert. Pinterest link is here, and the original recipe post is here.

Sometimes, the best dinner is just amazing ingredients on toast, and summer is a time when that pretty much seems like they way it should be. This is a brilliant way to braise fresh tomatoes, and if you don’t have access to burrata cheese, use feta. That’s what I did, and it was delicious. Pinterest link is here, and the original recipe can be found here.

How beautiful is this crocheted flower? I love the technique, it looks so easy and would be a wonderful way to use up leftover bits of yarn, even those with angora. Pinterest link is here, and the original post is here (in Russian, but if you use Google Chrome, you can right click and translate to English or the language of your choice).

These clay confetti coasters are so pretty, and would be a lovely homemade housewarming gift. Or you could make them into shallow bowls for change or keys, too! Pinterest link is here, and the original DIY can be found here.

This isn’t a DIY tutorial, but it’s such a pretty wall decoration (how perfect for a craft store or yarn shop?!) and would be easy enough to mimic on your own, using the photos as a guide. yarn wrapped embroidery hoops, colourful pom poms, and some little bird houses and branches- just so pretty! Pinterest link is here, and the original post can be found here.

Were are the weeks going?! Lila’s just had her last full week of school and after school programming, next week she has her final 4 days of school (and there’s no after school program). Eeek! Something about when school lets out that makes it feel like summer is truly, officially here!

I know that it’s been quiet on the knitting front- once my fractured finger healed, I had a deadline for a top secret new design coming out this fall. I will have shareable knitting content soon! Have a lovely weekend, everyone.


  1. Stefanie   •  

    I will try that meditative breathing trick. It usually takes me about 15-20 minutes to relax and fall asleep at night.

  2. Jennifer   •  

    Wait… people peel kiwis?! I just cut them in half cross-wise and then scoop out the inside with a spoon.

  3. Jessica Lane   •  

    Happy Summer! I agree, once school is out, it feels more official! Great pins this week – that delicious tomato recipe looks incredible, those coasters and wreaths are perfect too!!!

  4. Sierra   •  

    Thanks for the article about anxiety, a lot of people think “just deal, don’t be anxious about it, there’s nothing to worry about” but actually showing someone how to be helpful is much better.

  5. Nadia   •  

    This cake sounds delicious! I have saved it and will tweak it to make it low carb. Thanks for sharing!

  6. Katie   •  

    That peach cake looks super yummy! My dad’s favorite dessert is peach cobbler (or peach ice cream, or anything peach really), so that might be a good recipe to try for him!

  7. miss agnes   •  

    I’m quite willing to try earing a whole kiwi, but organic only. Same as apples or peaches. The last thing I want is ingest the mixture of pesticides and other fongicides liberally spread over fruits. This crochet flower is beautiful.
    Indeed, my kids finish school in two weeks, but the last week is usually about preparing for next year and playing games. I need to start planning for summer.
    Looking forward to seeing your new knitting projects. Have a great week Julie.

  8. Tien   •  

    My husband has been telling me for years that kiwi skins are edible but I always thought he was joking. Now I’ll have to eat my words…er, skins 😉 That peaches & cream cake looks delicious. Hope that you are having a good start to your summer!

  9. Loulou   •  

    Great links as always (do I say that every week? If so, it’s because you always manage to find so many interesting thing to read and pin in these posts!)

    Love the peach cake! And the tomato and cheese dish. Nom.

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