Morning my beauties!
I’m currently recovering after a mildly drunk night as Buddy the elf with a few hundred Santas, but that’s a story for another day…
For now, let’s drink our coffee, maybe pop an aspirin or two, and snuggle in with some reads from around the web-ular.
Story of my life. Winter, Spring, Summer or Fall.
Music of the Moment:
It’s safe to say I’m already obsessed with the new Coldplay album, and it’s not even out yet. This one’s so spankin’ new, there’s not even a music video for it yet. Regardless, they can do no wrong.
Easy Butternut Squash Soup with Crunchy Roasted Chickpeas – The Healthy Maven
Usually I don’t like thin soups…I go for the stick-to-your-ribs kind, so that it actually feels like I’m eating instead of drinking my meal. The crunch factor with the chickpeas definitely sold me on this one.
Spaghetti Squash Burrito Bowls – Peas & Crayons
The sole fact that I get to eat an entire half of a squash to myself is reason enough for me to make these. The added bonus of being Mexican in food decent never hurt my feelings either.
Peanut Butter Cup Stuffed Banana Oat Pancakes – immaEATthat
Do you want me to put a peanut buttah cup…IN the eggs?!
I could only think of 50 First Dates when I saw this mind-blowing recipe from Kylie. Somehow, I think I would much rather have my peanut buttah cups in my pancakes.
5 Ways to Motivate Yourself to Exercise During the Colder Months – Huffington Post
A regular exercise routine is hard enough, but throw in snow, sleet, ice, and unbearable weather, and I can barely make it to my car let alone to the gym. These tips will help you fight the urge to hibernate for the rest of the winter.
Two Simple Words to Ward Off Holiday Weight – Mom’s Kitchen Handbook
The only thing you need to know in the season of decadence and endless amounts of cookies.
Digging Into the Truth About Holiday Weight Gain – Huffington Post
Turns out the inevitable 5 to 10 pound weight gain over the holiday season is a big sham. Most likely from the gyms of the world. Bottom line, enjoy what you REALLY love this season, and save yourself from stale sugar cookies and unwanted weight gain.
How to Grow Your Blog with Holiday Traffic – Food Bloggers Central
As a food blogger, and lover of holiday recipes, I know now is a big time push for traffic. This post is SO SO helpful for everything you need to know about not only boosting traffic, but making those new visitors stick around.
How to Write Your “About Me” Page & Why It’s So Important – A Problem Like Maria
Whether it’s for your business or personal blog, having a solid about me page can make sure your point gets across to your readers all in one page.
Creative Disclosures for Sponsored Posts – The SITS Girls
No matter how annoying or cumbersome disclosure statements are in sponsored posts, you need ’em. Might as well make them easier and more fun for you to write, and your readers to read.
From the Blog:
This time last year I…
was devouring these Chocolate Peanut Butter Popcorn Balls faster than I could make them. Sorry to the dozen or so recipients who were supposed to get them for Christmas last year….but not really.
Looking for even more inspiration? Be sure to check me out on Pinterest!