Pin Ups and Link Love: My Favourite Things This Week

My Favourite Articles and Links This Week

How to deal with feeling stuck.

Pantone has given Prince his own shade of purple, and it is beautiful.

An interesting read on how to know if you are settling.

How to be more present.

A fascinating look inside one of the first capsule towers of Japan, built in 1972.

My Favourite Pins This Week

While I’m not exactly all about the unicorn craze (although my 5 year old is completely crazy for all things unicorn!), I do believe that fun rainbow sprinkles and bit of frosting go a long way to making everything awesome. Enter in Unicorn Banana Bread – full of rainbow sprinkles inside and out. Perfect for anyone who loves rainbows, or needs cheering up via baked goods. Pinterest link is here, and the full recipe can be found here.


When it comes to food for entertaining, I’m all about the minimal (or zero) cooking to make it easy. Enter in the bread dipping station –  Lots of fresh crusty bread, and recipes for three different flavoured oils for dipping- lemon zest dipping oil, balsamic garlic dipping oil, and red pepper with herbs dipping oil. Add some wine and a cheese plate, and you’ve got yourself a party. Pinterest link is here, and the original recipe post is here.

Love this idea for customizing a door mat- and cheery succulents are perfect for combating the dreary weather ahead! Considering that it is based off of clip art, the same techniques could be used for all sorts of images that you could paint onto a door mat. Pinterest link is here, and the original DIY is here.

Speaking of succulents, I love this little succulent garden idea with the gemstones. So pretty, an what a great gift idea. Pinterest link is here, and the original DIY can be found here.

Oh Coco Chanel. So very wise. Pinterest link is here, although the original source is sadly lacking.

How is it the first weekend of November already? The clocks are turning back this weekend, and I’m looking forward to an extra hour to get a little more done. I have so much catching up to do, and I’m way behind on my blogging…. I hope everyone has a cozy weekend!


  1. Kat   •  

    That unicorn bread is beautiful! I hate bananas, but I will definitely steal that frosting and sprinkle idea for some other kind of loaf!

  2. Tanis   •  

    So simple, but I were at a party with that bread dipping station I would be perched next to it all night. Never enough bread and savoury olive oil!

  3. Kelly J. R.   •  

    We’re all about the cheese and crackers for entertaining here in Wisconsin. After all, we ARE the dairy state! 🙂 And it seems like you can’t go to a gathering without there being a tray of taco dip. Not sure how that one started…

  4. Sandra Mladenovic   •  

    Oh, how I love your blog, Julie! It is a joyfull niche in my inbox and my week! Love that succulent on doormat idea, maybe I’ll give it a try. Enjoy your weekend!

  5. Stefanie   •  

    That unicorn bread is fun but oh boy are my teeth hurting. Your Lila is beautiful and it is always fun to see her in your posts. I love that Prince got his own purple. Does Pantone influence fashion color trends or the opposite way around? I like that recipe of dipping oils. Sometimes it’s stressful trying to think of an appetizer to make for Craft Night.

  6. Swissrose   •  

    So amused to see “Prince” purple – that’s the exact colour of the Drops Puna alpaca yarn I just bought… I can see my new cardigan is going to be called “Purple Ra(y)n” lol!!! I have to say both colour and yarn are luscious, though…

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