Happy lat Friday of May! This month was actually the perfect length. I still can't believe I was still in school at the beginning of the month and now I'm home! But that also means that my absolute favorite month is starting on Monday! Which is a double yay since I love when a Month starts on a Monday! The numbers make sense then! June 1st - Monday, the first day of the week! But really, June means Summer and a beautiful time to live and love! Plus two birthdays (mine on the 6th and Strength and Sunshine's on the 27th!). I think I'm more excited for my blog's second birthday than my own, haha! My mom's birthday was yesterday too! Lots of celebrating to be had!
Even if you don't have any birthdays or big celebrations in the summer, the summer really is a time to reset and reevaluate life! Check in with your goals, motivations, change things up, rest AND energize the body, set new goals, and find new ways to bring some happiness and extra sunshine into your life! I know that's exactly what I hope to do. Now that I've really rested these last 3 weeks at home, I'm ready to really begin the summer and live each say to the fullest! Who's with me?
Cheers to the weekend and now catch up with anything you might have missed with the Friday Finisher! XOXO
Monday: My Favorite Gluten-Free Products
Wednesday: Triple Chocolate Doughnuts
Blog Posts and Links I loved this week:
Life, Mind, Body, Spirit:
A wonderful reminder!
Legit! Every brand makes their clothes different anyway!
It's okay to feel lost. It might actually be good!
Practice not doing these and you may find a little more peace.
One week left of being 18. I hope I can be better with these.
This was such an interesting read!
So good! Read these when you need that boost to push away!
If you want to find more time to LIVE, you have to LOVE life!
Because you're not. "Fine" tells you nothing and doesn't answer the question.
That smile isn't judging you or wanting something more.
I'll cry if you don't!
Gotta love them, but sometimes they get boring!
I agree. Mental strength accounts for at least 90%.
Can you say kettlebell one more time! Haha!
Little tips from one of the greatest running bloggers!
This wouldn't be more well said and true!
That's because yoga= = awesome!
I'm still cautious with a few of these. Nothing's definite.
Or, just go with this one 😉
I loved mine! Until I broke it on Monday :/
Well this is a step in the right direction!
They just want their GMOs and deception. They want their own rules.
An evening menu!?
Don't be in the everyone category!
Don't waste your money on special "sushi" rice. There's no such thing!
This is so perfectly written and just says it all.
You may have more than Celiac Disease.
Hey! I think I'm on to something here!
Blogging, Social Media, Tech & Photography:
Omg! A shoe! Yes!
If you can write posts with vulnerability and let your unique self shine, I will be a devoted reader.
In life and online. This is me and it needs to be fixed. (You may be having this problem literally right now too...)
I just have to say, stop writing cheap "e-books", they don't do well and no one would buy what they can already find online 😛 Make a real book if anything!
The quality over quantity thing is real!
I am the worst. Like the first day of classes and we have to introduce ourselves. Forget it. I will not remember your name.
More reasons why NJ is pretty awesome 😉
Makes me want to travel to the West so bad!
I'd love to give my hair a "beachy" wave look...
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Cheesy Broccoli Cauliflower Rice. It's like cheddar broccoli soup in cauli-rice form!
Chicken Cutlets with Strawberry Avocado Salsa. This just sounds like the perfect light summer dish!
Roasted Cauliflower Salad with Lentils, Dates, and Tahini Dressing. Anything with tahini!
N'Oatmeal Breakfast Bowl. For when my tummy can't handle more oats!
Tart Cherry Glazed Salmon. O my goodness! The salmon loves keeps on coming!
Wild Rice & Rocket Salad with Chai Soaked Raisins. This would be a flavor explosion in the mouth!
Walnut Fig Granola. Everyone is posting recipes with figs lately, and I am obsessed!
Blueberry and Grilled Corn Salsa. I soup dip, dunk, spread, spoon, pour, cover everything with this!
A few things I loved about my week or am grateful for:
+ I started reading my first fiction, for pleasure reading book in like a year! I picked up The Stolen Ones by Owen Laukkanen. Just the type of novel I love <3
+ I've been loving my night/dinner routine lately. I eat dinner while watching Breaking Bad (I'm almost done with season 5), and while also finish up blog/social media work. Total "multi-tasking" badness, but I find it pretty calming and blogging/social media is easier/less boring to do!
So tell me:
+ What are you currently reading or have recently read?
+ Any summer birthdays? Celebrations? Even vacations maybe? I have never taken a summer vacation, haha!
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