a little weekend link love.


Even though I’ve finished my shopping and indulged in quite a bit of Christmas confectionery, it still doesn’t really feel like the holidays to me. Perhaps it’s the fact that there’s no snow on the ground. I’m hoping some hot cocoa and a Christmas special might do the trick. For now, here are some fun links I’ve come across this week.

It’s coming down to the wire but there’s still time for some small homemade gifts. I’ve still got more baking to do for gift boxes but I also love this list of 12 d.i.y. stocking stuffer ideas. I especially want to try the snow globes, and the hot cocoa kits are so cute!

I’ve got a serious case of wanderlust. This post on A Cup of Jo has me longing for New York. I’ve also been feeling “the Paris effect” particularly acutely this week. These little Paris paintings (via A Cup of Jo) made it even worse. Where in the world do you want to be?

I’m so jealous of Elsie’s Christmas fort! <3 I also can’t wait to try her gift wrap ideas, aren’t they sweet?

I’ve been loving on The Paper Kites since Kelly Ann posted their EP on Monday. In fact, I’m curled up listening to them right now with a cup of this (I know, shopping from my own wish list … bad, S!)

This woman found a baby seal on her couch. How cute is that?

I was happy to see that Laura also sees the beauty in light leaks. Aren’t her shots gorgeous?

Did you know that the colour of 2012 is Tangerine Tango?

I’m always happy when someone writes about the male burden of sexuality. I think it’s important to remember that gender can be just as damaging for both sexes.

I loved looking at Lindsay’s list of plant-based Christmas recipes. It provided me with lots of inspiration for next weekend.

If you need to do some last minute shopping, check out Elaine’s feel-good gift guide (everything’s $30 or less).

I’m loving this video almost as much as the Halloween version… “You stinkin’ parents … I want a refund!”

Have you stumbled on any internet gems this week? I’d love to see them!


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