Friday, July 22, 2011

Fallen in Love with...Friday

Welcome to Friday everyone!
It has been a few weeks since my last end of the week round up of my latest loves so today I am back on track with several items and blog posts that have caught my eye in the interim.
  • The lovely Ashley at Not Without Salt who features beautiful recipes and stunning photography on her blog posted her regular Film Friday post last week and along with it a list of lessons that she had learned (or relearned) over the past week. Each item definitely made me pause in thought for a moment and consider how I am living parts of my own life. The last item made me smile because it reminded me of my endlessly generous Mum and Dad 'Even though our little house lacks in space, enough chairs, and is cluttered with kids and all their things I must open my doors and invite people in and feed them. It feeds me'.  Thank you Ashley for the reminder.
  • I am the sort of chickpea who makes origami out of her napkin when she goes out to dinner (or shreds it to pieces, depending on how the dinner conversation is going), not a particularly chic personality trait I thought, until I saw these napkins being sold at which seem to have been designed to make fidgeting tres chic!
  • Mum and Jess have recently discovered a strawberry farm only twenty minutes from our house, so every Saturday on our way home from the markets we have been treating ourselves to several punnets of the gorgeous ruby fruit. Upon discovering this recipe for strawberry galette on Martha Stewart I knew exactly what I would be making for dessert this Sunday night!
  • Another blogger that I have recently fallen in love with is Merry-Jennifer from The Merry Gourmet who features delicious dishes from her kitchen as well as stories about her beautiful family on her website. One of her latest posts in particular touched me and I have to echo her sentiment from the conclusion of the post. We need to talk more about the importance of mental health, we are here to help each other and support each other so let's talk about what is affecting us.
That's the round up for this week folks.
I'll leave you with photos of possibly the most random things I have ever seen in a pet store.


  1. Since when do people walk their guinea pigs?! LOL

    Have a great weekend! And thanks so much for visiting and commenting on my blog so I could find you. Love connecting with blog friends! :)

  2. Hahaha those leashes are hilarious! WHO does that??

    Have a great weekend!

  3. What a great Friday Round-Up! And those leashes are too much! I guess there are people out there that walk their guinea pigs and ferrets. Ha! Too funny!
    Happy Weekend!

  4. the ferret harness is one of the cutest things i have everrrrr seen!

  5. ahhhhhhhhh! those harnesses are too much. have you seen those "purse bags" that they sell these days?? haha!

  6. excuse me, but i regularly take my gerbils and other small rodents for walks, so i don't understand your 'about face' on this one. ;)

    actually, i SWEAR growing up we used to visit my aunts who lived near the beach and every morning there was a guy who would walk his pet iguana on a leash on the sand!

    great reasons to love fridays, and i now beg to question, what is the coolest piece of origami napkin art you have ever made?