Pin Ups and Link Love: My Favourite Things This Week

My Favourite Articles and Links This Week

Careers should not define our identity.

How micro actions can help us make big changes in our lives.

How to deal with a professional setback.

A holiday survival guide for introverts.

The one thing you need to lead a more joyful life? Gratitude. I know, I know- I suck at practicing gratitude as well, but whenever I get back into it, it’s amazing how well it works.

My Favourite Pins This Week

These broccoli, cheddar and rice fritters are such a snap to make, and utterly delicious – even for kids! Although my kids eat broccoli (James is obsessed, he will eat a whole head of it if I let him), you could substitute spinach or cauliflower if you need a veggie with a more mild flavour. Pinterest link is here, and the original recipe link is here.

Like banana bread, but could use a change? These banana chocolate chip cookies are fantastic- the perfect thing to make when you find yourself with two overripe bananas. Pinterest link is here, and the original recipe is here.


I feel like this new sock pattern (free!) deserves a lot of attention, because of it’s endless potential – the charts could be used on all sorts of things, the stripes could be perfect for stashbusting, and the are really just as cute as cute gets. Pinterest link is here, and the Ravelry pattern link is here.

If some of you are itching to start holiday crafting, but like your crafts to yield elegant, trans-seasonal results, then I highly recommend this antique mercury glass DIY. Super easy and the results are gorgeous – and who doesn’t’ like a little extra sparkle around the holidays? Pinterest link is here, and the original DIY is here.

I really like this 30 day kindness challenge idea. Not every idea is going to work for everyone (Toronto doesn’t have parking meters that work that way, for example), but doing even half of these, or doing multiple days of the ones that are easiest for you, would yield big results. Pinterest link is here, and the original post can be found here.

Have a gorgeous weekend, everyone! I hope you stay cozy and get to do the things that you most enjoy.


  1. ginette   •  

    Julie… I always look forward for your choice of Pin Ups and link… this week I saved the link for three of them… thank you so much to do this for us… and you look great on these pictures with Lila and James… they grow so fast!!!

  2. Bronchitikat   •  

    I knitted a pair of socks with foxes around the top for our Niece. She loves them. These look even better, as she is a chilly mortal. Maybe for next Christmas!

    And being kind is always worth doing. There appear to be far too many ‘me first’ types out there. Mind you, knowing how to say ‘no’ gracefully is also worth learning.

  3. Heather   •  

    ooooh those fox socks!!!! Love. I really need to knit socks (too bad I hate using double pointed needles)

  4. Sue   •  

    Love those fox socks. Thank you, I will be trying the pattern with a cowl and a toque 🙂 With Christmas coming, I do thank you. 🙂

  5. Tien   •  

    I love the 30 day kindness challenge! It’s empowering to be able to brighten someone’s day with just a small gesture of thoughtfulness. The socks are super adorable. It would be fun & easy to just knit the fox chart section and then the rest of the sock in a color-coordinating self-patterning sock yarn.

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