“O, holy night. The stars are brightly shining…” Yes, kids! That’s right! Christmas music has commenced! On Monday when the radio station I listened too made an early switch to all Christmas music, I had to take a moment to hold in my tears of joy 😉 I’m so ready for Christmas, even though it doesn’t feel like it’s the “right time”, I don’t mind it’s fast approach. I think it just leads to so much random happiness and joy which I’m all for and welcoming with open arms!
I’m planning on a relaxed weekend here, with no obligations (finally!). Maybe do some cooking, studying for one exam next week, and hopefully planning that Thanksgiving menu! Some Christmas movies and music with some tea (or coffee) sounds pretty good too! Hope you have a wonderful weekend and happy Friday friends! xoxo
Monday: Apple Cinnamon Crumble Doughnuts
Wednesday: Fluffy Rosemary Yeast Buns
Blog Posts and Links I loved this week:
Life, Mind, Body, Spirit:
It’s more than messy, but it’s supposed to be.
I feel like it has to do with competitiveness too.
This has gotten so bad in the online world over the years.
These sound like wonderful reads!
Well OKAY then!
Want to challenge yourself before the new year?
Yes, yes please!
It’s all so tied together.
Amen to all of these!
Exactly what Gina said!
Totally agree here!
I am in love with these ideas! So fun!
These may help you gain some insight!
Well, there you have it!
More than just squats!
Omg! Hahahaha! I would so do this!
Wow. I’m not even a teacher, but I feel this way as well!
Just a stunningly beautiful read!
I don’t think anyone, anywhere, has it all together.
Always a long run over a short!
I forgot how much I love a quick tabata!
You know I am all about this!
Well good 🙂 I’ll keep doing that! (I don’t know why people think coffee isn’t “healthy”).
Omg! This is disgusting! That isn’t even food! :O
Once you go plant, you never go back 😉
I’m so curious to see what it will look like in 5 to 10 years.
O, I’m so so so proud of my lovely Banza family!
Yay for Robyn’s first MBG post!
It’s going to be okay. Take a moment.
This is a great breakdown video!
When you feel a bit funky in the tummy!
I could only imagine.
Not sure how accurate all this is, every article has flaws, but some of this was new to me.
Again, see my thoughts on “balance”. Totally agree here!
Celiac Disease & Food Allergies:
You’ve got to be clear and stand-up for yourself.
He nailed it in the second to last little paragraph.
Bahahaha! This was priceless!
#5 for sure! And if you use the term “allergy” that just says it all.
Blogging, Social Media, Tech & Photography:
There’s a lot of power in those links!
How genies 😉
Where I’ve been looking, it isn’t easy. So many people are “busy”.
This is so helpful and you should be checking regularly!
These are all so true!
Gotta be consistent!
O, this was a good one!
I think so! Interesting read!
Make it easy for them! (And guess what. There is no copyright on recipes.)
I don’t think we ever racked out leaves, but I guess we were ahead of the game 😉
Well reusable ones are much better and I so need them!
Bahahaha! This was funny 😛
This was just to funny not to share!
Well if you’re bored and want to cozy up with a new series 😉
Well I guess that mixer really is going on my list this year 😉
Yes, yes, yes! YES!
I still hope the “tradition” stays though 😛
Yes, yes! Long live organization!
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Socca + Beet Top Pesto, Brussels Sprouts, Olives, Shallots. O joy! Like a fancy wonderful pizza!
Sesame + Sea Salt Dark Chocolate Brownies. Sesame and chocolate! My favorites!
Sweet Plantains and Butternut Squash Soup. Great use of the lovely plantain!
Microwave Deep Dish Chocolate Chip Cookie For One. This doesn’t need explanation!
Wild Rice Stuffing with Butternut Squash, Pears, and Pecans. If you don’t want a bread based stuffing…this is it!
Honeynut Squash Polenta with Crispy Maple Kale. Now this is a Fall time bowl!
Curried Butternut Squash Soup with Maple Turmeric Roasted Pepitas. I’d gladly dig a bowl of this!
Buckwheat Sourdough Pancakes. Okay, these cakes win too!
Sticky Sriracha-Honey Chicken Wings. Love my sweet and spicy!
Salmon Poached In Rooibos Tea. Just more reasons to love salmon!
A few things I loved about my week or am grateful for:
+ My dad. (He knows why!)
+ A shipment of PSPs and tons of other goodies 🙂
So tell me:
+ Have you turned on the Christmas tunes?
+ Will you be traveling next week? Staying right at home? I’m not sure yet!
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