Pin Ups and Link Love: My Favourite Things This Week

My Favourite Articles and Links This Week

Looking for some ways to simplify your life? Here are seven suggestions, all of which are fantastic.

This was  a fascinating look at emotions, and how different cultures experience different emotions – for example, in Tahiti, there don’t have a word for sadness.

This was an interesting perspective – minimalism is just another boring product wealthy people can buy. “The only people who can ‘practice’ minimalism in any meaningful way are people upon whom it isn’t forced by financial or logistical circumstances.”

How to Work with Assholes: A survivor’s Guide.

My Favourite Pins This Week

For days when you want to just eat chips and dip, may I suggest this amazing roasted cauliflower dip? Very satisfying, and perfect for gatherings. Or you could eat it yourself. No judgement. Pinterest link is here, and the original recipe post is here.

Can’t decide between cookies or s’mores? Now you don’t have to choose (the struggle is real, folks). These don’t take that much effort or ingredients, and are a snap to make in the oven. Perfect for slumber parties, girls night, the weekend… you get the idea. Pinterest link is here, and the original recipe post is here.

Now that the weather is cooling off, I’m totally feeling the cozy blanket vibes. I love this loose cabled throw, it looks perfect for cuddling up on the couch and watching a movie. It’s a free pattern, too! Pinterest link is here, and the link for the original pattern can be found here.

I don’t know about you, but I still struggle with evenly picking up stitches for a neckband. if you feel the same, you should check out this link- Pinterest link is here, and the original post can be found here.

I’m super jealous of that sweet little lamb. I would love to curl up on a comfy sheep! Pinterest link is here, and the original post is here.

Have a lovely weekend, everyone! I know that this Friday post is late- I’ve been travelling to Fredericton New Brunswick for a poetry event, and won’t be back until Tuesday. But there will be a Mod Monday like usual. have an amazing weekend!




  1. Susan   •  

    I love your weekly linky list. I always find something interesting to read!
    The post on minimalism as conspicuous consumption was certainly thought-provoking. Thinking about minimalist wardrobes as privileged helps me pinpoint what it is that doesn’t quite sit right with me about things like slow fashion october, even though I do think it’s important to consider where all our stuff is coming from.

  2. miss agnes   •  

    Great reading list. Minimalism as a product is an interesting concept, I would say it has reached a quasi religion status with its dogmas and rules. A simple life is enough for me, I don’t need to spend hours reflecting on how to build my perfect capsule wardrobe. It is very ‘me’ centered, when you think about it. Anyway, I was happy to get this on a Saturday morning, a great way to start my week-end. Have a great one!

  3. Danielle   •  

    Thank you for another great gathering of articles! The note about the materials to declutter being classically “women’s” items was fascinating. I am guilty of getting caught up in the minimalism game and then feeling terrible about my yarn and craft stashes.

  4. Snow   •  

    Loving this list!!!
    Where was the working with @$$…link when I had that job that still gives me bad dreams??
    The cauliflower dip is a grand idea! That goes to the next knitnite gathering. (I’m going to warm some herbs in the oil predrizzle)
    I just added “Weather or Knot” to my Rav library (free pattern)) it has icord fringes. Looks just like the cable throw.
    Have a wonderful time on your wee get away!

  5. Loulou   •  

    Hey you! Hope your time in Fredericton is going well.

    That Roasted Cauliflower Dip recipe is going straight to my “Party Food” board, but, of course, I’ll have to taste test the recipe myself first! Nom nom.

    • Julie   •     Author

      Hi my darling- we need to get together soon! Yes, I’m a fan of sneaky dips that are really just a vehicle for eating more veggies. 🙂



  6. Alina   •  

    Loved the article from Wit & Delight! I so need to implement this in my life!

    • Julie   •     Author

      I’m a big fan of Wit & delight, it’s a great site!

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