Maybe I should just skip the part where I say, "I CAN'T BELIEVE IT'S ANOTHER FRIDAY ALREADY!" Really, I think summer Fridays , no, summer weeks are 1000x faster than any other season. They are; it's a fact! There's not point in trying to slow them down or even talking about it anymore. So I'll stop. You know what I think about this craziness!
Anyway, random tid-bit of the week. I'm thinking of going against everything I ever preached, and taking the plunge of buying a Kindle. When I found out you could borrow books through your own library too, that was just...awesome! So I'm thinking of just getting the Kindle Paperweight. But this is going to take me getting over some major buying-anxiety (just like my blog anxiety!) So, if you have a Kindle, PLEASE tell me all about it in the comments. How does the whole buying books work? Can you rent? I don't have money to buy books all the time...I just want to know the whole process! Please let me know!
But does the Kindles (or any eReader) hurt your eyes like a phone or computer? If it's going to give me the technology drain like everything else, then I'll stick with books. That's my only concern right now. I want reading to be my disconnect, not just another "connection". Ah, help!!!
Now I'll be quiet and let YOU get YOUR screen time with some Friday Finisher reading! Happy Friday (at least we have one more Finisher in July! That makes the time feel a little better!) XOXO
Monday: Cherry Chocolate Oat Bake
Tuesday: My Top 15 Kitchen Prep Tools
Wednesday: Recipe ReDux #21 Garden Veggie Burgers
Thursday: Stress-Free Blog Maintenance
Blog Posts and Links I loved this week:
Life, Mind, Body, Spirit:
A mom is one special amazing thing!
Yes, yes, yes!
When you feel like you're just going to explode!
Very interesting. I get what she's saying, but some girls (and men) really don't know how to talk.
Spoiler: They're probably not your followers on Instagram.
This kind of post takes a lot of bravery!
Because we all know that's a tough one!
Can we just not have any saying? Bashing skinny people on the flip-side sucks just as much as praise.
Seriously. Some people are born to be smaller, so stop with the assumptions!
When you find yourself in a new place, a new situation.
I agree so much. It's really angers me (even though I do it too) when people say "I'm fine".
One of those life bucket-list goals I do have!
Yes! Seriously. It should be a positive moment in your day!
An interesting discussion about the fear-mongering around GMOs.
Those "may contain" statements.
It is more essential now, more than ever!
I guess this makes sense!
Clicking this link will get you lost in foodie-wonderland!
BAM! My life 😉
Just chemicals molded in to the form of food 😛
All about fueling the athlete!
Spot on! Diets are fake. The word diet should not be used as an action verb.
Something I know I need to work on remembering!
There actually is more to life than eating veggies!
The damn media just wanting to spark attention and misinform gullible society. Sad stuff.
Blogging, Social Media, Tech & Photography:
Good to know!
I love these! Not the typical boring post you always read about blogging!
There are some great online content sites here!
In-depth, but this could be helpful!
There you go! But really, you don't need one.
I know all you hear about now is "The List". But some bloggers don't need one.
I actually like my "gallery" now.
I needed to read this one!
Engagement and sharing is definitely more important than pageviews and comments!
I love this! It lays your options out perfectly.
I will be referring to this around Christmas time 😉
You don't have to feel frazzled in the morning! (My mom needs to read this!)
These maps reveal it! Hahaha! O, NJ!
Jerry knows what's up!
Totally interesting and helpful if you're thinking about it!
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Brown Rice with Greens, Sweet Cherries, and Slivered Almonds. What a beautiful summer rice salad!
Asparagus Tarte. So beautiful! You'll need to put on Google Translate for this one, but stellar recipe!
Curried Tomato Rice. I think I could eat this rice for days!
Hazelnut Coffee Fudgesicles. These are the best fudgesicles I've seen!
Crispy Roasted Radishes with Onions. These would make the perfect burger topping!
Single-Serving Chocolate Muffin with Fudge Sauce. Clawing to get into my screen!
Maple Syrup Vinegar Soda. This just sounds way too interesting not to try!
A few things I loved about my week or am grateful for:
+ A random moment of childhood flashbacks. I went outside to get the mail and then wandered into my back yard, over to the 10-year-old swing set. I decided to sit on a swing and SWING! Hahaha! It only lasted a few minutes. I'm a bit too big and I was scared the rusted old bars would give out and I would die. But it was a flood of memories!
+ The summer weather is looking smashing for the next few days!!! Perfectly sunny and 80s. That's bliss and happiness!
+ My baby basil plant is still alive, but not "thriving". I'm hoping it will live till Monday now. Finger's crossed!
So tell me:
+ Kindle? Yes? No? Help?
+ When do the schools by you start? I heard someone say their's starts like August 12th!? That's crazy!!! Before high school, we would start in September, in high school we started at the end of August (same with college). I guess I don't mind starting early (not August 12th early), but I like getting out early!
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