If you live in Canada, you know it's the Victoria Day long weekend here.
It's typical for Canadians to bust out shorts and sandals before the last snowflake
has even melted. I'm guilty of this to some degree. But one Canadian tradition I've
only been a part of once is camping on the May long weekend. It's always, always,
always freezing cold and rainy. All the photos from that camping trip show us in
winter jackets with the hoods up trying to look like we're having fun. But this
weekend is the first one that I can remember that the weather is actually supposed
to be beautiful. I thought this sunny photo of Marshall was appropriate.
Here are some links to brighten your weekend. Get it? Brighten?
This is why bears make terrible
photographers. They keep eating the equipment!
I made these Flourless Zucchini Brownies
from Delighted Momma this week and she wasn't kidding,
they are the BEST brownies ever. I substituted 1/4 cup of unsweetened apple sauce
for the egg to make it vegan and then I literally ate the whole tray myself. Not
kidding at all, the entire tray.
This tutorial from A Beautiful Mess
will show you how to make a gorgeous lace and denim shirt.
And if you need more Caturday, head over to Michael Kloth's
Etsy shop and check out his adorable kitty portraits.
Isn't it the best when you unintentionally snap a photo of a kitty with their mouth
open? It makes Marshall look ferocious, but really he was just mid-meow.
Here are this week's links:
I'm just dying for a pretty floral dress, like this one
I'll never understand why one day I want to dress all in flowers like a girl and the
next day all in triangles
like some... iPhone case from Society6.
Speaking of Society6, I'm in love with this print
by David Fleck. The sky is beautiful and the detail in the building is incredible.
When I found this tote bag
the other day, I laughed because many years ago when I was really clueless
(even more than today!) I ordered my first business cards with 'stationery' spelled wrong.
Luckily I noticed before I gave them out to anyone.
If you have love/hate relationship with Pinterest like me, you'll get a kick
out of the Pictureless Pinterest Twitter
account. It's hilarious and you should follow them. While you're there, you should
follow me too!
Have a great weekend everyone. Say hi to your Mother for me.
We have a bean bag chair and it's one of Barney's favorite places to sleep.
Here are this week's links:
I came across Gimme Bar this week and I'm loving it. It's
the same concept as Pinterest except you can keep your items private. In addition to
collecting images, you can grab tweets, videos and text. It's proving to be very
valuable at keeping things organized (and private) for blog posts.
These little Vitriini glass boxes
are so beautiful. Perfect for keeping jewelry.
Here are the perfect colorpop jeans
from Madewell. I love them in purple...and red...and green. I'll just take them all.
You may have already seen this on another blog, but the Things I'm afraid to
project that Creature Comforts started is just
wonderful. Tons of bloggers have participated, and list keeps growing.
Last week you saw a baby picture of Barney, so this week
I thought I'd dig up one of Marshall. Wasn't he just the fluffiest little guy?
I'm going to do something slightly different this week. I wanted to tell you
about some of favorite Etsy shops that I've been admiring lately.
If you follow me on Twitter, and you should, you
may have seen me tweet about a dress I just bought from Jessalin Bueutler.
They have some of the coolest minimalist patterns and all the clothes look so comfy!
I love the combo of collage and embroidery at Selflesh.
The prices are fantastic for such unique art and when you buy a piece you're buying the
original. Can't beat that.
Prunella Soap is no secret on Etsy, but I
had to mention them anyways. They have a huge selection of handmade and organic soap
in every scent imaginable. Bonus: it's all vegan! I love the little travel soap too,
so convenient and great way for them to use up scraps.
Lastly, Old New House is an amazing vintage
shop. Some of the items are not cheap, but if you're looking for an extra special
piece you're sure to find it here. They also have a beautiful collection of antique rugs.