HAPPY NEW YEAR! Welcome to the first day of 2016 and all its untapped potential and mystery (and on a Friday, nonetheless!) I'm am 100% one of those people who gets the "post-holiday" blues and to help alleviate that, yes, I still have the Hallmark channel's Christmas movies playing on the TV and Spotify/iHeartradio tuned on to Christmas stations (Christmas tree up till February, anyone?) Christmas came way too early and left all too soon and now we're on to a new year. I am ready for 2016 though, that's one thing I won't be lamenting. However, the blog isn't ready for 2016. Over the next couple of weeks, posting may be a bit spotty, so make sure you're subscribed to my mailing list so you'll get notified when a new post goes up! I will be posting something pretty groundbreaking on Monday though, so stay tuned!
Until then, enjoy this last long holiday weekend with some loved ones and celebrate the beginning of a new year! Welcome, 2016! Now go load up on black-eyed peas and greens!
ICYMI - (12/21) Monday: Cranberry Pecan Spiced Skillet Granola
ICYMI - (12/22) Tuesday: Recipe ReDux #26 Syrian Red Lentil Skillet Bread
Tuesday: Top 10 Posts From 2015
Wednesday: Seckel Pear & Pistachio Scones
Blog Posts and Links I loved this week:
Life, Mind, Body, Spirit:
20 lovely things you can easily do!
This is a pretty stellar list!
Are you really feeling the right thing?
This looks like a great workbook if you're interested (it's free!)
You deserve to have it!
Wow, this was wonderful! Just be. Don't let go, but just "let it be"!
Unless you're constantly using it directed at someone in a hurtful way, cursing isn't bad.
Maybe you should slow down and just live.
Yea! Perfect! Things things are wonderful!
I don't think you ever will with any of these.
Maybe it's just me, but I hate the word "goal" in the first place.
It's about the little things (although some of these seem pretty big).
If you are setting goals, make them something to feel good about!
I feel like a lot of people may need this at this moment in the year 😛
For when you're on your run and ain't got nowhere to go!
It may be time to panic all you smoothie lovers!
I need the washable keyboard!
I already love eating the cauliflower leaves!
I love all this stuff! Pizza Hut looked so sketchy!
Omg! You can get your own!
Health, Celiac Disease & Food Allergies:
You won't outgrow it can be a tough pill to swallow. That's why it is an autoimmune disease, not an allergy.
It's so important for any celiac at any age.
Blogging, Social Media, Tech & Photography:
You know lists make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside 😉
To #5 and #7.
Well organic Facebook reach used to be my "thing".
Well see now, that's not the case for me (edited: now it is...).
Keep it safe guys and gals! There have been way to many hackings going on.
I will be doing an audit on this for 2016.
I always think it would be fun to do one just for fun!
Break those bad blogging habits!
As the year has come to an end.
We talked about updating this a few weeks ago. So here's more help!
Well I didn't read any of these, but I did read some good ones!
Wow! I'll be keeping this in mind!
Learning something new every day!
This just makes me so angry. I could talk about this for hours.
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Ginger and Mandarin Noodle Bowl. This long noodle bowl will sure bring you luck!
Sweet and Sour Chickpeas, Peppers, & Broccoli. Sweet and sour love!
One Pot Chicken Fajitas and Rice. This meal is such a great idea!
Vegan Cinnamon Roll Pancakes. I dare you to try NOT to drool 😉
Pomegranate Dark Chocolates. Now these are the perfect little healthy candies to have on hand!
Cranberry Pear Baked Steel Cut Oats. Just a perfect warm winter breakfast!
Hazelnut and Chocolate Mousse. Isn't this one beautiful chocolatey dessert!?
A few things I loved about my week or am grateful for:
+ Top 5 Christmas gifts: KitchenAid Stand Mixer (made cinnamon buns on Christmas!), Popcorn maker (so fresh, so good!), mini Buddha statue (getting my zen on!), a new long dark blue robe from VS (so warm and comfy!), and a Dustbuster (may there never be a crumb again!)
+ REAL Chinese take-out happened yesterday! O.m.g, that's all I have to say 😀
+ Diving into another new book. (Night Film, by: Marisha Pessl), a little weird, but keeping my interest!
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+ How was your New Year's Eve celebration? What are you up to today?
+ What was your #1 highlight from this holiday season?
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