Hey there Friday! Sadly (maybe?) Fridays no longer have that great TGIF impact, because you know, SUMMER/NO SCHOOL! First week of my break is in the books and really was rather slow and relaxing. I guess it was the “regrounding” that I needed. Lazy days all week full of unpacking (which I am!), cooking (you guys should be excited about that!), eating (all the cooking and wonderful foods I haven’t been able to have in so long), loosening my grip on technology as an entertainment (easy blog posts, which I thank you for supporting, less blog reading, social media, etc.), workout improve (my barbell and I have reunited, and someone stole one of the 35lb dumbbells from the rack…I had to use 40lbs instead which I guess was good, haha!), driving (which I didn’t forget how to do!), and just being able to see my loved ones. Pretty nice stuff!
Only not so nice thing was the day after I came home (last Saturday), I was putting away a glass baking dish that was sitting on the stove. I was also boiling water for tea on the burner in front of the pan. I grab the edge of the glass pan and bring it all the way to the counter before I realized I just gave myself the worse burn (between my right thumb and forefinger) I’ve even had. The pain! OMG! I have never felt pain like that from a burn. My hand is going to be scarred for life now. I can use it and the pain has gone away after treating it correctly, but I scar so easily.
So that was my welcome home gift to myself 😛 But you know, I’m just glad to be home right now! So here is to a fabulous weekend (how can May be half-way over!?) and burn free cooking! Or…well…clean up in my case!
Tuesday: To Be An Empowered Woman
Wednesday: Easy Homemade Ketchup
Thursday: Rock Your Unique Talents
Blog Posts and Links I loved this week:
Life, Mind, Body, Spirit:
Sometimes me need reminders on what’s really important!
Okay, I need to start implementing these ideas now 😛
It is so freeing!
Yea, we cry…a lot!
You are not your anxiety!
This is so wonderful and lovely!
I don’t. You should never have to justify yourself or your choices to any one.
You’ve gotta have passion!
Ah! I wish I could preach this!
Stop putting yourself down and giving voice to so much negativity!
This goes along with being empowered too!
Sometimes (with any injury and fitness) you should just keep your mouth shut.
Mm, yea, I can relate :/
These are all great and I can see how true they are!
Because vegan cheese is kinda the best!
Raise your hand if you get your calcium dairy-free (and more of it!) **ME!**
My number one made the list! New Ground Food Coffee Bars!
It’s not like I’ve had one in any recent years (haha), but I’m surprised! I think I’ll always be a frosted strawberry girl. Classic!
I’m a #5 knife girl! Use it for all my cooking! But I also use cheap dollar store paring knifes for little things…like eating apples!
Ew, ick, no! Haha! Great post!
Those 3 little guys 😉
Even though allergies are on the rise, they may not be “real”.
Haha! These are golden! #1 and #6 are the best!
It should be regulated in medication. It should be regulated in every product.
So much good stuff here! Such an important week!
Great tips for parents with little ones!
Blogging, Social Media, Tech & Photography:
I’m sure you’ve already read this, but what an awesome post!
It definitely is not what it used to be!
Super helpful tips!
I really need to work on that this Summer!
If you need a little guidance, check this out!
It’s always so nice to scan these posts!
For me, recipes are the easiest to put up….since I have so many!
I could have used these way back when 😉
I’m bad. I need to start writing life things down :/
Well I already knew I wasn’t on the list 😛
I Always find this stuff really interesting!
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Roast Chicken & 3-Rice Salad. This looks like the perfect dish for bringing to summer gatherings!
Cauliflower Steaks with Rosemary Roasted Grape Chutney. There are no words. I die.
Spinach and Basil Summer Rolls. Just look at the fresh beautiful basil!
Kung Pao Chickpeas. Kung pao YES! That sauce!
Green Tea Cucumber Cooler. Now that looks super refreshing!
Red Lentil Waffles with Rosemary Pomegranate Sauce. You know these waffles just win at life…
Crispy Peanut Butter Cups. O goodness, there’s quinoa involved!
Sweet Chili Coconut-Lime Grilled Chicken with Coconut-Lime Cauliflower Rice. A mouthful to say, but a mouthful of yum!
Vegan Vanilla Bean Ice Cream. This is so decadent!
Mint Chocolate Chunk Ice Cream. If you need more vegan ice cream 😉
Banana Bread Granola. Granola is truly one of my favorite things <3 The clusters!
Guacamole with Balsamic Reduction. Just when you didn’t think you could make avocado any better 😉
A few things I loved about my week or am grateful for:
+ My kitchen! I don’t think that really needs any explanation! I’ve already made a ton of new recipe and my o my they taste fabulous! Things I’ve been dreaming of cooking up all year!
+ My bed. Enough said!
+ Pretty beautiful NJ weather! Wooo!
So tell me:
+ How was your week?
+ What’s the worse burn you’re ever gotten? This one. The pain. My hand was burning for hours. I can’t imagine those who suffer 3rd degree burns in fires, etc.
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