more favourite things this week!

It’s going to be a cold couple of days in the neighbourhood! A dear friend of mine loves to bike around the city, and even in the winter she tries to bike as much as she can. She told me that long arm‐warmers are bikers’ best friends (beside their bikes) because they can’t really wear bulky jackets as they bike. So this instructable reminds me of my friend. And I thought if you like to bike (or just be stylish) in late fall / winter / early spring you might like this idea too!

By Tarzioo on Instructables (via Craftzine).


And for those cold mornings — what about some warm toasts with homemade butter? I cannot believe how easy (and fun!) it is to make butter! It’s really similar to making ice cream in a can, I think.

From Maize in Montana.


Mike introduced me to a new favourite band this week called Sleeping at Last. They put out a new EP every month with gorgeous, glorious watercolour album covers (and, of course, amazing music — I especially love their poetic lyrics — but I must admit that I’m more drawn to the watercolours…). Check out their latest cover!



Isn’t that just amazing? I am particularly in love with the January cover because of all the rich shades of blue and the touches of grey. My heart just melts.

And so I did more investigating and found out the art was done by Kansas artist Geoff Benzing. I spent hours in his watercolour gallery; the night cityscapes are my favourite.

And speaking of music, one of my goals this year is to learn to play the ukulele. I don’t know when I’ll get one, but I heard it’s not terribly difficult to learn (and I do know a bit of guitar… like, the C chord). I think my friends’ kids and the kids at church will love it if I can play songs for them to sing and dance to.

See? Elvis played the ukulele.


Hope you’ve had a great start to the week! Happy Wednesday!

3 thoughts on “more favourite things this week!

  1. Oh, you will have fun with the ukulele! It’s super easy to learn and you can play a ton of songs knowing just three chords. I used to work in the activity dept. of a nursing home and we had many a singalong with me playing the uke.

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