Guess what? I SURVIVED MY FIRST COLLEGE SEMESTER! And I'm going home tomorrow for winter break! I am done with my exams (have been since 8:45am yesterday)! This semester went by pretty fast, but when I think back it doesn't seem like it. A lot happened, yet the weeks really did fly by! Every time Monday would roll around, I would be amazed that yet another week had passed. Not only did the school semester fly, but this year too! It is going to be 2015 in just a few weeks. That is pretty insane!
I should probably start packing up some things to take back with me tomorrow (all.the.things!) And then what I will be doing this weekend...watching the Hallmark channel, cooking, and sleeping in MY bed! Yay! I went a little crazy with the links again this week! (Finals procrastination reading took place!), but enjoy anyway! There are LOADS of good things here! XOXO Stay warm! I should probably brace for the cold in NJ. It has been SO bearable in DC...
Tuesday: Gift Guide For The Guys
Wednesday: Roasted Sweet Vanilla Pecan Butter
Blog Posts and Links I loved this week:
Life, Mind, Body, Spirit:
+ Don't Let The Struggle Hold You Back
Keep going and reach for the stars!
We can choose to follow it or not.
+ Why You Shouldn't Think Of Life As Good Or Bad
Very compelling and beautiful.
+ What Not To Say This Holiday Season
Know that your words have an impact.
You never need to justify anything to anyone. Screw those who judge you unfairly!
Never start your day bad again!
+ 11 Powerful Reasons To Smile
Because a smile is magic!
To our younger generation.
+ No One Lives The Life You Are Dreaming Of
We all forget that everyone has struggled and dons't always talk about the hard parts.
Really, yoga does not judge. Don't think you aren't "made" for yoga!
+ How To Quit Being Your Own Worst Enemy
Because we usually are.
+ How To Start A Meditation Practice
Give it a try!
+ Can't Get No Satisfaction? Actually, Yes You Can
To feel satisfied with life!
+ How Much Physical Activity Do You Really Need?
It actually isn't as much as you may think!
A great way to switch up and make your strength sessions effective!
My absolute favorite posture!
My workouts are long because I take my time and savor it. I focus on form and quality.
DO NOT be intimidated. Really, I leg press more then all the guys I've ever seen in my gym 😛
+ 5 HIIT Exercises To Wipe Out Stress
+ What Happens When We Pause In Mountain Pose
+ Clearing Up The Chocolate-Acne Myth
Good thing! Now, eat up!
Great interview with SizzleFish!
Slow cooker season is in full swing!
This has you covered for the season!
Learn about each type and how it's used!
Have you seen that study that came out?
Hahaha, I have yet to have a good K-Cup!
Don't have any holiday flops!
+ Am I Right?
Yes...yes she is!
Well if you have been living under a rock...But this has good info!
Great practical tips!
+ My (Hard-A**) Health Philosophy, #NoExcuses
Love this girl! Her philosophy is really similar to the paper I wrote for my UW class!
I LOVED everything this post had to say! This is what I believe!
+ It May Be Time To Cut Ties With The Scale
No good comes of it.
Have you ever had either? Do you want to?
I think we have learned now (see other post earlier) that we should just not say anything.
I usually hate these posts, but this one is good and should be used ALL-YEAR!
This is great! Everyone should get in the kitchen!
Blogging, Social Media, Tech & Photography:
For the most part blogging is great and so are the virtual connections we make through this outlet.
Don't get in over your head!
+ 7 Steps Bloggers Should Take To Protect Your Privacy Online
Good real stuff!
Time to amp up your Pinterest game!
+ How To Use Color On Your Blog
It's all about visual appeal, folks!
+ 10 Different Ways To Vary Your Blog Content
Keep your readers (and yourself) interested!
Do you sponsor blogs? Have you payed to be sponsored? Personally, I just don't get it....
Yes please! Christmas love and joy!
Haha! This is too funny!
+ VS Fashion Show '14: Favorites, Inspiration, And Empowerment
Great post on why we shouldn't bash the show.
Mom, can I go here for my birthday!?
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Mushroom Shallot Garlic Quinoa. Did I ever tell you how much I love mushrooms 😉
Stuffed Portobello Burger. Not only is it a meaty portobello burger, but it's stuffed with goodness too!
Roasted Parsnip, Carrot, and Apple Soup with Gingery Toasted Pepitas. Can this get anymore creative?!
Soft Batch Pumpkin Cookies. Cookies that taste like pumpkin pie...enough said!
Roasted Red Pepper and Fennel Soup. This must taste amazing!
Lemongrass Lentil Cakes with Goji Tahini Sauce. This is the ultimate foodie creation!
Good-For-Ya Gingerbread Chocolate Chip Cake. Good for EVERYTHING!
A few things I loved about my week or am grateful for:
+ It's already been said, but it's time for love, cheer, freedom, family, and relaxation!
+ The Santa Con movie premiere on Lifetime tomorrow at 8pm! Melissa Joan Heart is in it, so you know it'll be good!
+ Starbucks coffee....which I sadly will be without during break :O
So tell me:
+ What are you looking forward to this weekend?
+ Are you a tree-tinseler? No....I don't like the stuff.
+ I feel like right now everywhere s CHRISTMAS! But I know not everyone celebrates. So tell me, what do you celebrate?
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