Wow, it's Friday again already! This week flew by for me. Maybe because I only posted twice this week? I can tell you that did feel weird taking Tuesday off, but not in a bad way either. I'll be back to your regularly scheduled program next week. I know you're just dying for those 4 posts per week instead of 3 😛 I used to post 5 times a week. That seems like so much now. 4 is my happy place and since Friday is always the Finisher, it's really just 3 posts. And at least now I can post 2 recipes a week if I want and not have to worry about "running out", which was the biggest fear I had all during the school year. Now I have so much back-up in the recipe department...(I know I tell you this all the time, but it's real!) Now I'll have summer recipes still to post in the winter. Maybe I should cook flip-flop of the seasons. Winter in the summer and summer in the winter and then posting would be easier? Maybe? No. Winter produce isn't accessible right now! Haha!
The "Summer Slump" as they call it in the blogging world is real though. Which is a good thing. People are out and having fun, not glued to the screen. People are posting less, interacting less, which they should be! So soak up that sun, fun, and love! Breathe in the fresh summer air! Then when you're winding down for the night, come back here and read a few blogs. Maybe even scan this week's Friday Finisher? 😉
Wednesday: Tuna Thai Red Curry
Blog Posts and Links I loved this week:
Life, Mind, Body, Spirit:
Can you follow the rules?
This made me feel so much better!
This may actually be helpful!
I was always the second best.
The key is surrender!
This is the greatest, most true, analogy!
I'm a believe in less is more and minimalist living for sure!
This couldn't be more true!
Really. It's not sincere most of the time you use it.
You have the powder. Only you.
These are great things to implement into you life!
It's okay if you need to make some modifications to be safe!
Love these moves! Great workout!
Another article reaffirming what I said.
I think this is the best written guide I've ever read on the swing!
This is a great topic of discussion!
Very valid points raised for discussion!
Never buy the processed scary "shreds" and "blocks of sadness" 😉
First of all, Keurig coffee is disgusting anyway!
You may learn something new with these great 50 tips!
All my favorites!!! Never had Saviseeds though!
A very comprehensive guide! Bookmark it!
I can't wait! Soy and gluten-free too! I hope they make an unsweetened variety available!
I can dry them, I just can't grow them!
A fellow warrior!
These are all wonderful and very true!
The unregulated "gurus" or the "healthy living" world...
When you live life with your disease in the background, not the foreground.
If you haven't read/seen this (you must be under a social media rock), but it has many valid points!
But then you read this response and realize this is a much better response to the above.
And they have nothing to do with diet!
Blogging, Social Media, Tech & Photography:
Same. I am too!
Exactly! Funny story about #5. Crazy Richards (the PB brand) photo bombs all the time! So I asked why they did so many photos (like 20) in the span of 5 minutes and they blocked me! Whoever does their social media needs to be fired! Haha! Wow! (I guess their PB makes up for it though...somewhat 😉 )
#4 is so true it hurts!
Sometimes we just have too many ideas!
If you need a little chuckle 😉
Have you tried it? I haven't...yet.
You may find this helpful, but I still think it depends on audience as well!
A must if you don't already!
I've read arguments for both sides. Not sure what I would do though...
These are really great to keep in mind!
Great things to remember as you're growing your social media.
My whole summer is a staycation!
Hahahahahaha! You WILL smile 😉
So cool! Funny story. I HATE (can not stand) the Civil War Era hats they wore. I can't even handle it. Just ask anyone who knows me in real life. I cringe!
I'm sure you've seen this one in your Facebook feed too 😉 Funny stuff!
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Sneaky Spicy Thai Chicken. More Thai obsession this week!
Mediterranean Grilled Chicken Kabobs + Cayenne Tahini Sauce. That sauce! Yes, please!
Cauliflower and Chocolate Lollies with Pistachio Dust. Just when you thought cauliflower couldn't get any cooler 😉
Blueberry Honey Glazed Salmon. Who wants purple salmon!? Me!
Vegan Chocolate Cherry Milkshakes. Okay...even I (Miss. Non-Smoothie-er) want this!
Soba Noodles with Stir-Fried Vegetables. A few tweaks and this will be perfect
Grilled Summer Vegetable Sandwiches with Pesto. Look at that veggie goodness <3 A lunch must!
A few things I loved about my week or am grateful for:
+ Twining's cold brew tea bags! I forgot how much I loved this stuff last summer and now I'm addicted again! Just steep the tea bag in cold water for 5 minutes, add some ice if you want, and bam! Perfect iced tea <3 I love the green tea mint and peach tea ones!
+ I finished a book, started another, and got an audio-book! If I like podcasts, why not play an audio-book and get further in my book list that way? Perfect solution! Even though I've always been against them. I need the satisfaction of actually saying I READ the book, I don't really care at this point! Haha!
So tell me:
+ Are you easing up on your technology time this summer?
+ Do you ever listen to audio-books?
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