O Friday, these Finisher introductions are never easy to write. I’m not sure what to say, but am pretty sure you just want to get to the weekly links and pins. Am I right? 😉 If I was a Friday Finisher fan, I’d probably skip this part too, no shame! I guess just a few updates. Last weekend my mom and I had a little mother-daughter time. We got some sun at the pool (I haven’t been to a pool in at last 2 years!), nice way to cool off quickly as you’re sunning. We happened to be close to a TJs so we picked up just a handful of things, 2 of which I’ve already made into delicious dishes. And of course a nightly walk, which I will always love doing and missed all last year.
Just a simple week here, which has become the motto of summer 2015. Wake-up before the sun, go to bed with the sun, and fill the days with simple things. I guess it’s not bad. Some people like whirlwind vacations, going here, going there, others like downtime, and I think that’s what I’ve needed, what I’ve always needed summer to be.
But the Friday Finisher is perfect for any type of summer, simple or not. You can read while your jet setting on a plane going to Europe, cruising down to Aruba, or chilling poolside with the kids. With that, happy Friday, happy weekend, happy summer!
Monday: Modern Macaroni Salad
Tuesday: The Awakening Of Yoga
Wednesday: Dijon Tilapia With Peach Zucchini Salsa
Blog Posts and Links I loved this week:
Life, Mind, Body, Spirit:
Never feel like doing less makes you less.
Hard to do, but opinions from others don’t matter, really.
This girl. Read her blog!
I think that defines life!
Print this out, read it every day!
It’s about keeping the right people around.
I’ve always been a big one on embracing “failure“.
Education and learning a new skill is always a great way to freshen up!
These are pretty deep.
This was such an enlightening post! Read it! I think I found my “right” program for maintaining, but still challenging, awhile ago.
I dare you to actually do the exercise ball one while in the office 😛
When what you used to do just isn’t right for your body anymore.
This may still surprise some people.
It really just depends on your goal!
A plan like this seems super doable!
The actual interval may not be the most important part!
Amen! (Starbucks is about to surpass McDonald’s in locations!)
Don’t be fooled by the labels and words you see.
Super interesting! How you “eat” really shouldn’t be that big of a thing and it doesn’t need to be if you don’t make it so.
There is an art to perfect burger making! But there’s still time to learn!
My #1, it’s disgusting. You don’t know coffee is you drink K-Cups (looking at you family!)
Story of my life! Haha! #truelife
Like an heir to the thrown. The thrown of deliciousness!
Holy crap! This is awesome! What a cool DIY!
I’m telling you, there need not be any food waste!
And you don’t have to! I will keep reinforcing this to everyone!
Those of us with chronic conditions that you can’t see on the outside.
Because this is all too real.
These are all spot on. But #4…for real!
Your nooch must be fortified!
It’s about what you ARE eating!
Blogging, Social Media, Tech & Photography:
I wouldn’t feel right if I didn’t always include these posts!
I’m not sure I could say what mine is just yet. I feel like I’m still waiting for a revelation.
My god. If you are a host of a link party and you leave a comment and link telling me thanks for sharing on “blah blah” link up, I delete it (or just that part of the comment). So annoying!
But we still, and always will. come back.
A good writer attracts good readers.
I think this is what I do!
Let’s all stop pretending and let go of the feeling that we need to already know.
Hahahahahahaha! This makes me feel better!
I’m still sick over the fact that I spent almost $200 on ONE bio textbook and never even opened it. And no, at GW, we couldn’t wait to get books, you were expected to have them the first day of class and some teachers would give you a grade!
Because it’s kinda like high school.
Great tips if you can remember in the moment! (But hopefully you aren’t always faking your smiles!)
I have always used #1 as one of my reasons.
#5, #15, #17, #18 😉
For some more good chuckles 😉
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Smoky Black Bean Burgers with Guacamole and Plantain Chips. Veggie burger + plantains? Um, yes!
Creamy Sweet Corn + Blueberry Ice Pops. I think these win in the popsicle category!
Gluten-Free Chocolate Cake with Cheesecake Frosting & Cookie Crumble. Yea, and this is vegan. This just makes you want to cry tears of joy!
Chunky Monkey Banana Ice Cream Sandwiches. That is way to cute and so healthy!
Raw Salted Caramel Creme Brulee. I’m kinda embarrassed that I am such a huge foodie and have never had creme brulee 😛 Now I can!
Grilled Salmon Salad with Blueberries and Figs. I just want this for lunch every day! 3 stellar foods in one awesome salad!
Thai Sweet Chili Glazed Salmon. More salmon, because it’s just so damn good!
Eggplant Caponata Crostini. That caponata looks fantastic! (There’s even cocoa powder in there!)
Tahini Dark Chocolate Vegan Granola Bars. You know I love everything about these!
Vegan Mango Kulfi Ice Cream. This is why I believe food and cooking is the most beautiful art form.
Iced Tahini Mocha with Maple Tahini Cacao Sauce. Need I say anything else…at all…
One Skillet Tuscan Chicken. O it’s dinner time!
Black Bean Burgers with Cilantro Lime Sauce. Who wants a big bite of that!?
Healthy 5-Ingredient Cake Batter Freezer Fudge. All that cashew butter goodness! I always freeze bites, bars, fudges, so good!
A few things I loved about my week or am grateful for:
+ I got some fun packages from some awesome companies! We’re talking Banza and Windy City Organics. I am also blaming WCO on the fact that I opened my first can of pumpkin for a Fall recipe idea yesterday with one of their products. So yes, no shame, there was pumpkin goodness happening in my kitchen…all for the blog 😉
+ I started a new book! No, not on the Kindle (still holding off, but I might change my mind once school starts!). I’m now reading Always Watching, by Chevy Stevens. She is a great author! Read her books!
So tell me:
+ Jet-setting or relaxing summer?
+ Pumpkin in August. Shame? No Shame? No shame here! I plan on some pumpkin pancakes tomorrow!
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