Pin Ups and Link Love: My Favourite Things This Week

My Favourite Articles and Links This Week

What are the hallmarks of your best self?

I’m in love with this incredible art installation.

A Cup of Jo is one of my favourite ‘lifestyle’ blogs, and they recently shared a best of the reader comments that I adored.

Being selfish isn’t always a bad thing.

Hardly a news flash, but apparently some men are realizing that they actually don’t trust women. Worth a read.

My Favourite Pins This Week

I love this round up of colourful lunch ideas, that could easily do double duty as dinner ideas. Not often I find so many recipes I would enjoy all in one place. Pinterest link is here, and the original post is here.

For those of us still holding on to summer with both hands, check out this wonderful dessert recipe for making drumstick style ice cream jars! With only 5 ingredients, they come together quickly and would be brilliant for a party. Pinterest link is here, and the original recipe post is here.

This little embroidered alpaca softie toy is such a sweet gift idea, maybe for an alpaca lover, or a little one that you care for? You don’t need any advanced embroidery skills, either. Pinterest link is here, and the original DIY post is here.

This simple pom pom craft is great for anyone who is looking to destash a lot of green yarn! Or you could buy little pom poms, too. A cute decoration for table tops or displays – I feel like it would be easy to jazz this up for specific seasonal holidays, too. Halloween themed, anyone? Pinterest link is here, full tutorial is here.

I love this graphic design and the message- it often seems that we are all guilty of looking outside of ourselves for something that will make us feel a certain way, or be a certain thing. When really, what we are looking for is really already in the room. Pinterest link is here, original post is here.

Have a beautiful weekend, everyone! I hope that you get to relax and do the things that you like best.  We will be going to Sudbury to visit my parents, and while spending about 10 hours in a car is not something I love best, that is a lot of quality knitting time. So I’m taking it as a win.


  1. Stephanie   •  

    I don’t hate salad, but those lunch ideas look freaking delicious–thank you, Julie! (I really missed your Friday posts this summer!) Enjoy your car knitting time–this weekend, I am going to sit outside and soak up the last of summer while reading Patti Smith’s new book, Devotion (Why I Write). Can’t wait to see what she has to say–she is one of my favorite humans.

    • Julie   •     Author

      Wait, Patti Smith has a new book out and I didn’t know?!!!! I love her writing! Thank you so much for telling me, I must get it immediately!

  2. Bronchitikat   •  

    Hmmm, asked my husband about the trust issue, by email. I await his response. Having been married for 36+ years I hope we trust each other fully.

    Definitely going to look into using some of those lunch box recipes.

    • Julie   •     Author

      What did he say, Sharon? Did he think the essay was on the money, or out of left field?

      • Bronchitikat   •  

        As with so many things I ask him via email – answer came there none!

        Honestly, what is it with trying to talk with husbands? I realise after 36+ years I should have come up with some way, ways even, that work, but . . .

  3. Karen   •  

    I love A Cup of Jo. What a great post of reader comments; some gems in there!!

    • Julie   •     Author

      So glad that you enjoy that blog, too! I’ve been reading it for years, it’s so well done. I know she has a staff of people, but still – it feels very personal.

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