Just Smile and Weave!

Weaving is making a comeback in a big way! Several creative DIY and style bloggers have been talking about it, there are various online tutorials, and of course, Pinterest is a hotspot for weaving inspiration. I made my first woven wall hanging a month ago and since then, I’ve been weaving almost every day, experimenting and developing my personal style as I go! The words “woven wall hanging” may conjure up some image of a horrendous shaggy monster made with various shades of brown, orange and puke green yarn, hanging in your great-aunt’s basement or some cheap motel (see exhibit A). However, the new generation of weavers is shaking things up! Continue reading

Grandma’s Ukrainian Borscht

Classic Ukrainian Borscht - Productively Procrastinating Blog

Borscht,  pronounced more like bor-sh-tch, is a popular Eastern European soup, most often prepared with beets and served with sour cream. There are many different versions of borscht, and this one is my all-time favourite. It’s one of my Ukrainian grandma’s recipes, that she learned from her mother in the old country. It doesn’t get much more authentic than this! Continue reading

Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies with M&M’s

Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies - Productively Procrastinating

Hello friends! On this beautiful and sunny Sunday morning, I baked my favourite chewy chocolate chip cookies! I haven’t made these in a while, but they’ve been one of my go-to cookie recipes for years! Today, I used my favourite Hershey’s Chipits Milk Chocolate Chips and threw in some M&M’s Minis for a pop of colour! This recipe is super quick and easy to make! It’s also easy to find – it’s always printed on the back of the Chipits bag! Continue reading

Weaving and Raspberry Sauce

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Greetings, dear readers! In my first Friday Favourites post, I wrote about how much I loved all the neat woven wall hangings I was seeing all over Pinterest and various design blogs! Well, last week, I finally ended up building my own loom! (With some help from my Dad and his carpentry skills!) I learned the basics of weaving from YouTube video tutorials, like the fabulous one below… and now I’m totally hooked! Continue reading