Pin Ups: My Favourite Things This Week

Pin Ups: DIY watercolour mugs|

This is such a great idea- the watercolour motif is done with nail polish. With the popularity of nail art for the last little while, I bet lots of us have loads of nail polish kicking around to try this, and the results are gorgeous.

Pin Ups: Herbed grilled cheese|

Is your garden producing so many fresh herbs you don’t know what to do with it all? Here is a tasty, simple solution- the fresh herb grilled cheese. So delicious!

Pin Ups: Lemon and Zucchini Loaf |

And while there is an abundance of fresh produce, how about some delicious lemon zucchini bread for dessert?

PIn Ups: Recovered Stool|

I love this thrift store stool revamp– what a gre way to incorporate some cozy knits into your furniture. If you don’t knit, you could get a great thrift store sweater, and if you do- you could custom knit something spectacular.

PIn Ups: Instagram vs Reality |

This cheeky comparison of how instagram photos get crafted to give the illusion of a life well lived is so spot on. I totally do this stuff. It’s funny how crafting a digital image is pretty much about staging shots and having it look ‘natural’.


  1. Tanis   •  

    Oh man, that instagram one! Spot on. Hilarious.

  2. loulou   •  

    I think that Lemon Zucchini Bread will get me liking the vegetable, ’cause I know I love the fruit in any baking. Looks so good!

    Heading over to read the story about instagram now.

    And I’m glad you like the sounds of the grilled cheese sandwich.

  3. miss agnes   •  

    Really funny story. Maybe that’s why I’m not on Instagram yet (actually the real reason is that I don’t have an iPhone). This bread looks delicious, and a great way to sneak veggies in kids diet without them noticing.
    And the nail polish watercolour effect, such a great way to use polish that is getting old. I will have a look at how it’s done.
    Have a great week-end.

  4. Alethea   •  

    LOVE the re-purposed stool! I’m going to have to try that at some point.

  5. Pia   •  

    Oh man you had me laughing so hard with that instagram picture thing. My pictures are not nearly as beautiful and a lot closer to reality. but maybe I should begin arranging things more. My man keeps mentioning the rule of thirds to me…

  6. kessanlin   •  

    Brilliant pins! That watercolour one is shouting out to me. 😀

  7. Teresa   •  

    These are all cool, but I’m particularly taken with the mugs. Very pretty! And I certainly do have a contingent of polish that would be perfect for the purpose. Thanks! I love this weekly feature.

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