Is anyone else freaking out that it's July? I guess I feel like summer is flying by even though mine started in May...but really, where did June go? If the summer could slow down a bit, it would be much appreciated! I mean, I was having flashbacks to the horrible winter the other day....Nightmares I tell you! Haha! Here's to a very long and hot July and August. I was trying to think of things I wanted to do this summer, bucket list wise, but nothing much is sticking out. I even linked some articles below that had some fabulous ideas. I think I need to go back and read them again! I always think I'll do certain things, but then they never happen. Every year it's the same thing. Not sure if that's bad or just good. Let life happen and not put pressure on myself to do a certain thing. Eh, still, I think it's fun to make at least a mental list of some fun things to do!
Anyway, I hope you have a fabulous holiday weekend with tons of food and family time! Maybe make some pasta salad and potato salad too 😉 See fireworks and light sparklers (my favorite!) I always loved sparklers as a kid. Fireworks though, not so much. I think they are so boring! (Firework hater right here <----) It's not like they change every year you see them or during the long hour that they're set off. Haha, I'd much rather wave my sparklers around and write my name in the smoke 😛 Who's with me?
Wednesday: Tahini Celeriac Potato Salad
Blog Posts and Links I loved this week:
Life, Mind, Body, Spirit:
We are just to close to the situation or problem.
I feel much better living more minimalist.
Some strategies to help you ease through.
When there's no limit, you can achieve more!
It isn't even human to never feel bad.
Along those same lines as above...
Certain experiences can actually be amazing learning opportunities.
Time to get focused and productive!
Just stop commenting on peoples weight
This girl has such a bright soul!
All really great essential stuff you should be doing!
If you're feeling it about anything, change that and be jealous of yourself!
The world can be a sucky place, but there's also so much good and beauty!
Haha, this made me laugh, but it was so good to listen to!
The benefits and need for movement are one of the most important things in life.
Do you ever get anxious before a tough workout?
What an awesome transformation of self-worth!
That's not necessarily a bad thing either!
This is exactly what I was talking about!
I love burpees! They are such a great full-body move!
Added a bunch of these to my list!
I'm all for Sweetgreen!
Because it's the ultimate fruit season and you need to know!
Never do it! Never!
Veggie burgers always win and all of these are just over the top!
Hahaha, this is hilariously legit!
Great strategy to keep your stress at optimal level!
It depends on the cause. Maybe leaky gut?
I think everyone could learn something here!
This is fabulous to hear! This needs to happen with every med student!
What? Really? Seriously? Come on already...
Blogging, Social Media, Tech & Photography:
Options for however much time you have, all under an hour!
Just follow your own intuition and "rules", end of story!
O man...those pop-ups!
All this awesome videos in one place! Love!
My analytics are messed up so I have no idea what mine is, haha!
Really, think about it.
This was a great motivating read!
Ah! So much better to work with a few and not a new one every week! Be real!
I think I want to print these out and frame them above my desk!
Just the obligatory SITS girl ideas!
This is a fantastic guide!
So timing doesn't really matter! Ah! I give up on even trying 😛
This is how to never over pack those damn clothes!
O the anxiety of going alone!
Great ideas! Some of these I haven't thought of!
More great things to do now!
What?! Number 1 is really wrong...
Learn what clothes you should hang and what to fold! Perfect!
Omg! That's it! #1 is my calling!
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Soba And Zucchini Noodles With Thai Basil Pesto. Look at that great pesto!
Nachos with Picked Chili Chimichurri. I haven't had nachos in so long and this looks like a great place to start!
Chakalaka. This sounds so fantastic! What a great South African dish!
Watermelon with Spicy Tahini Sauce. Now that's a new way to pair tahini!
Skillet Style Mung Beans with Mango and Pistachios. This just looks and sounds like a fabulous dish to try!
Berry Yummy Red, White, And Blue Muddy Buddies. Weee! Happy 4th of July!
Curried Rice and Cashews. This dish is so simple, but such comfort food to me!
Korean BBQ Zoodle Stir-Fry Bowl. This sounds fabulous! Plant-based bowl of flavor and goodness!
German Chocolate Freezer Cookies. These sounds awesome! I love freezing every type of sweet treat!
A few things I loved about my week or am grateful for:
+ I started a new series on Netflix! Dexter! I'm about done with the first season, but so far so good. Have you watched it?
+ More on the entertainment front, I've been obsessed with listening to podcasts. Notably the fabulous Jamie Ivey and her Happy Hour chats! Amazing!
+ Thinking of taking a tiny blogging break next week with just 3 posts instead of 4. Maybe....we'll see 😉
So tell me:
+ How are you sending this 3 day weekend and holiday? Nothing exciting here, but that's okay with me!
+ What's your favorite podcast to listen to? I love the chatty ones, not so much the in-depth learning ones 😛 Easy listening!
+ What's on your summer bucket/want-to-do list?
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