My Favourite Articles and Links This Week
Apparently a hot bath burns as many calories as a 30 minute walk. So if you need me, I’ll be in the tub.
My Favourite Pins This Week
I’m all about the easy, quick dinners, and this buttery, garlicky chicken and zucchini doesn’t disappoint (assuming you like chicken and zucchini, that is). You could also substitute the zucchini for another veggie, but don’t skimp on the fresh herbs. Fresh herbs in winter cooking makes everything taste so much more amazing! Pinterest link is here, and the full recipe is here.
I can’t be the only one who goes to Costco, buys a bag of avocados, a massive pile of bananas, and then 6 days later is in a race against tie trying to use them both up before they become overripe and unusable. Behold – chocolate avocado banana bread! In truth this recipe doesn’t use a heck of a lot of avocado, but it does add a certain creaminess to it, that’s for sure. Pinterest link is here, and the full recipe can be found here.
I know this isn’t the first time I’ve featured a link to DIY wool dryer balls, but I’m a HUGE fan of wool dryer balls- I haven’t used dryer sheets in about a decade, and wool dryer balls are amazing – not only are you using up scrapes of yarn, but they speed up the drying time of your clothes and get out wrinkles. Once you try them, I doubt you will ever go back to the waxy, chemical-filled dryer sheets you have to buy in the grocery store. Pinterest link is here, and the original DIY is here.
Those colours! This tutorial for making your own faux stained glass from a sheet of glass is such a fantastic idea – you could coordinate the colours to match your decor, and would look so great anywhere you want a splash of colour and a bit of privacy from the outside world. Pinterest link is here, and the full tutorial can be found here.
I don’t make new year’s resolutions, but I would definitely like to get more greenery in my place. If you are also feeling the urge to get some houseplants, this is a great round up of attractive plants that are fine with low light, awkward window placements, and other challenges. I already have two of these (the snake plant and dragon tree)and can attest to their ability to thrive on neglect. Pinterest link is here, and the original post is here.
Have an amazing weekend, everyone! I hope you are staying cozy- It’s bitterly cold here in Toronto, and I’ve heard so many weather reports from all over about how snow people are getting!