This week will forever be remembered as the one in which I snuggled a baby lynx (and took a selfie with a kangaroo). And let’s be honest for a second – it doesn’t get much better than that. My sweet animal-obsessed cousin had one wish for her birthday: to turn her backyard into a veritable zoo. So that’s just what happened. And I can tell you with certainty that birthday’s from here on out have a whole lot to live up to. Trying to narrow down my 400+ animal photos proved to be difficult, but in an effort to reel it in, here’s a super quick peek (plus a few from the rest of the week to boot!)
ps – I’m headed to my cottage next week and will be taking a mini blog break as well. I’m trying my hand at this whole unplugging thing. Let’s see how it goes! I will likely still pop in on Instagram, if you feel like following along: @larkandlinen.
Strawberries are abundant at grocery stores and farmer’s markets far and wide these days, and I’ve admittedly been soaking in the berry-glory as much as physically possible. They can be found atop my ice cream, tucked into my morning smoothie, or straight from the basket – really, no berry is safe in my presence. I recently stocked up on a massive batch from the market, and whipped up some strawberry lavender jam to take us through winter. I had some leftover edible lavender from my lavender honey ice cream recipe, so I tossed that in too on a whim and was pleasantly surprised with the results. It’s subtly floral, perfectly sweet, and tastes particularly delicious slathered on warm homemade bread.
Lately I’ve been spending a lot of time pulling together the finishing touches on a few of my client projects, which in turn makes me feel like I’ve become somewhat of an Etsy connoisseur. While I love perusing the shops and stops in and around Toronto, with a little (okay a lot of) digging, I’m always amazed at the unusual goodies you can find on Etsy for a steal. I’ve recently stumbled across a ton of really beautiful artists, and thought I’d share a few of my favourites. Art is so subjective, but if you ask me, here are 12 of some of the best artists on Etsy.