Friday! Technically we could say it's "Thursday" depending on how you see things. And hey, it's June! The best month of the year, it's summer, and we can do what we want! Days have no names and everything just seems to flow into each other. I must say, it felt oddly beautiful, freeing, but also weird to not post on a Monday this week. To totally disconnect over the long weekend. I hadn't done that since Christmas :O Even though it was just one day, it left me feeling like I could have gone the rest of the week without posting. It caused me to lose the autopilot "post, promote, repeat" mentality. I think it gave me some perspective on how robotic and a chore my business can become. There will be a little more awareness to how I, myself, feel. When you work for yourself, you don't get "days off" unless you choose to do so and feel okay letting go a bit.
(***Update: This is currently the situation on Facebook..again..no lies***)
(My next sentence couldn't be more true, as you'll read below.)
Spending time with my family and experiencing life is so much more important and the free time this summer is going to go by way to quick, so I'm going to embrace it! Are you with me? If you find yourself sitting in a car on the way to the beach or need a little nighttime reading, here's this week's Friday Finisher for you! Easy reading and browsing that's not demanding or a chore! Have a beautiful weekend in every way and go outside and soak up this CRAZY heat!
Wednesday: Dark Chocolate Walnut Doughnuts
Recently Updated Post: Coconut Peanut Quinoa Flakes
Blog Posts and Links I loved this week:
Life, Mind, Body, Spirit:
Perfect post to start this Finisher with!
And this one too!
You know those days.
On not taking things so personally!
A beautiful piece on redefining yourself!
I know who mine is!
O, yes, yes, yes!
I can see why this post was viral! <3
Yes to #7 #8 #9!
Let them have emotions!
Let's keep it safe and effective!
I do them every day and could stay there forever! So calming to me!
This is just....everything!
Bahahaha! Yes! They have NO authority!
I <3 mustard!
The only thing you need!
I've had this odd craving for some beanballs lately...
My favorite is orecchiette <3
Health, Celiac Disease, & Food Allergies:
We are not all following the trend.
It's now bullying those with celiac.
For the most part, yes.
But the college struggle has just begun...
Blogging, Social Media, Tech & Photography:
Little and easy, actionable tips.
Have you gotten mine yet?
Great read! #MidTierLife
You already must see how this is true.
It all depends on the type of group, but many groups are time-wasters.
Some writing ideas.
If you want to write and submit content (some paid!), here you go!
Hahaha! Love this!
The obligatory SITS list!
Some fabulous advice!
Some trusted advice?
Career & Business:
Are you? You need to.
I see it happening.
O, so, so good!
When it all ends, what do you do?
Hahaha! So true!
NOT relaxing! (That's why NYC and I don't get along!)
There's your answer!
Sleep. It's important!
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Candied Peanut Sesame Granola + Brown Sugar Bourbon Coconut Ice Cream. It's just beautiful!
Banana Split Energy Balls. They are so colorful!
Baked Falafel with Spicy Moroccan Sauce. That sauce just looks perfect!
No-Bake Vegan Lemon Slice. I really do love lemon desserts!
Caribbean Citrus Habanero Chicken Skewers. Loving that spicy and sweet...and grilled!
Loaded Chimichurri Cauliflower Hummus. Have you noticed yet that I'm obsessed?
Copycat Vegan Hidden Vally Ranch. I used to eat A LOT of ranch as a kiddo!
Pineapple Chicken Teriyaki Boats. This will be my birthday dinner!
A few things I loved about my week or am grateful for:
+ Last weekend was lovely, this week ended up being a bit crummy at the end, but I have high hopes for a good weekend...but you know how I always say my birthday ends up being super bad...but that's Mondays so...fingers crossed. This weekend I will be totally unplugging (except maybe a post or 2 on Instagram) otherwise, I'll see you 6/6!
So tell me:
+ What's the longest you've gone "unplugged"? It's hard to do that when your job is...virtual. I've never "fully" been unplugged.
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