Link Love


Anyway, more link love! It’s been a quiet week, so forgive me if I don’t delve into Seattle’s weather, as I usually do. How about you just choke down some links, instead?

On to the links!

Here is an excellent reference for anyone who is nervous about cutting their own jeans for cutoffs! Just skip the “buy pants specifically to cut into shorts” part and just use your own, like a normal person.

Fancy wrapping paper as wall art is SUCH a good idea! (Cheap as hell, too!)

I’m extremely fascinated by the resurgence of domesticity among my (our?) generation. The return to homesteading, urban gardening, and self-sufficience has been explosive over the last decade! This interview with‘s Emily Matchar provides some really interesting theories and idea about why that might be happening, and how it’s affecting us.

Revenge of the Lawn by Brautigan

From Revenge of the Lawn by Richard Brautigan.

Ever thought about giving your piano a makeover? In the off-chance you happen to have one laying around, check out this cool project.

I love it when other bloggers make playlists! (As you know, I’m a fan.) This week, I ran into a summer playlist from Keiko Lynn and a sailing playlist from Design*Sponge!

Thrifty Decor Chick wrote a very relatable post about things she does to help herself feel productive and okay at all when money is really tight. Like really, really tight. The answer is cleaning.

If you like it, then you better put a bird on it!

A friend and I “accidentally” discovered this video parody of “Put a Ring on it.” Laughed for days.

Um, one bowl of hairties, please. (Found through Cult of Pretty’s review!)

I’m so freaking happy that a friend showed me Reductress: The First and Only Fake News for Women. They have great, mind-(and side-)-splitting articles like Eclectic Couple Invites Only Mason Jars to Wedding, Woman YOLOs Herself into Homeless Shelter, and Quiz: What Shade of Pastel Pink Are You?. I feel more informed, already!

How about learning some words you didn’t know you didn’t know?

Here are a bunch of punctuation marks we could really, really use.

This is Crystal Castles’ “Untrust Us” in a cover that comes from a big pile of kids in London.

Captiol Choir is a highly regarded group of youngster-singers who perform alongside high-level musicians like Florence Welch and Lady Gaga. Everyone is 18 or under, and lead by Rachel Santesso – the woman responsible for the arrangements that lead to covers of “Shake It Out” (and that video is worth watching for the first soloist, alone).

Bonus for Bad People: Who else is glad they picked a song whose only lyrics are about cocaine?

Leave your favorite links below!