Pin Ups and Link Love: My Favourite Things This Week

My Favourite Articles and Links This Week

How to take better travel photographs. #4 has been plaguing me for ages, I had no idea I could fix it in the Instagram app.

How to get over the need to be liked by everyone you meet.

Stop shaming women for spending money on themselves.

People are not buying as much clothing as they used to, and it’s causing a lot of companies to go belly up or rethink what they stock.

What it means to make spaces more inclusive: “We don’t need to be given a space in anti-racism, we just need to take our individual spaces and make them anti-racist. We don’t need to be given a space in the Muslim/Christian/Jewish/Hindu communities, we just need to take our individual spaces and make them welcoming to Muslim/Christian/Jewish/Hindu folks. It works for everything.  We just need to take our spaces and make them more inclusive.”


My Favourite Pins This Week

Risotto is one of those dishes that I love but hardly ever make. This creamy lemon spinach version is easy-peasy has lots of bright flavours and colour, and would make an excellent side to some protein, or you could toss in some cooked shrimp, chickpeas, or diced cooked chicken and it would work all by itself. Pinterest link is here, and the original recipe can be found here.

Peanut butter and chocolate, is there any better combo?! These peanut butter chocolate chip cookie bars are amazing, and perfect for anyone who loves cookies but wish they were as big as a brownie. A really straightforward recipe that perfect for weekend baking – and eating! Pinterest link is here, and the original recipe can be found here.

I love this idea for recovering notebooks that are perhaps a little less than pretty. And it’s the perfect craft to do with the gorgeous wrapping paper you’ve been hoarding that is too precious to actually wrap gifts in! No, you don’t do that? Just me? Hmmm. Pinterest link is here, and the original DIY post can be found here.

It’s been a long time since I was last on the DMC Embroidery website, but I recently looked again and was blown away by all the gorgeous and modern free embroidery patterns they now have! Worth taking a look at the whole thing, but this one in particular is stunning. Pinterest link is here, and the original link is here.

I think we can all agree that the world needs more kindness. Here are 25 tiny ways to be kind to others, and I guarantee they will make you feel good about yourself, too. Complimenting a stranger is one of my favourites! I love telling another woman that I love her sweater or her dress or her taste in donuts. I always feel like when a stranger (who is not trying to follow it up or get anything from you) gives you a compliment, it feels really honest because they have no real reason to give you that compliment unless they mean it – otherwise they would be busy pretending you didn’t exist or looking at their phone. So the next time a stranger tells you your dress is fab, believe her. Pinterest link is here, and full post can be found here.

Have a wonderful weekend, everyone. Let’s all do things to help spread more kindness. It’s small, but small things add up to big things.


  1. duni   •  

    Once again another great round up of amazing articles and links. I loved them all.
    Hope you’re feeling better!

  2. Laura   •  

    Another great quote, “always be kinder than you feel”. It can improve your day, and others! Thanks for all the great links.

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