Morning my inter-web friend!
It’s Sunday fun-day, and that means one thing only.
And coffee. And sleeping in…Okay, it means a lot of things, including your weekly dose of reads!
I don’t think we give each other enough credit when credit is due. I believe we attract what we put out there, so being happy and grateful for the success of others, even your competition can only bring more success in your own endeavors.
Music of the Moment:
“What I’m Doing Here” – Lake Street Dive
Rachael Price’s voice is the epitome of the phrase, like buttah. I can’t contain my squeals of excitement that they are coming back to Portland! (Editor’s note: Too bad they’re already sold out! 🙁 )
Vegan Coconut Orange Chai Hot Chocolate – Diary of an Ex-Sloth
Oh how I wish this made it in time for my epic hot chocolate round-up. At least I have an excuse to make some necessary additions and revisions. 😉
Simple Green Juice You Can Make Without a Juicer – In It 4 the Long Run
I’ve yet to take the plunge into the world of juices, simple because my nutritionally-savvy frugal mind doesn’t want to shell out $6, for some spinach pulp, when I can buy multiple jars of peanut butter instead. This simple at-home version is much more affordable, so I can have my juice and pb too.
7 Foods (Other than Dried Beans and Beef Stew) You Can Cook in Your Slow Cooker – Food & Nutrition
Some shameless self-promotion, but these are some (slow cooker) life changing tips for when you’re burnt out on crock pot soups.
Sweet Potato Hummus with Peanut Butter – Skinny Fitalicious
Megan is definitely channeling my love for baked sweet potatoes topped with peanut butter with this one. I wouldn’t even put it passed my to slather this on my next tater..and top with an additional dollop of pb for good measure.
5 Tips for Spotting a Fad Diet (aka a bad diet) – Snacking in Sneakers
If it seems to good to be true…it most definitely is. Don’t fall victim to any of these diet traps!
How Mindfulness Can Help You Learn to Love Exercise – Avocado A Day Nutrition
Sometimes it’s good to forgo the gadgets, music, and distractions to “get us through” a workout, and focus on why we should be doing movement in the first place.
Do You Need a FitBit Intervention? – Huffington Post
Activity trackers can be a big motivation to get up and moving, but are you falling victim to these drawbacks? I know I’m guilty of a few of these violations..
Red Meat, Processed Meat, and the Scary New Science – Huffington Post
This is a great overall summary of the findings for the connection between red meat and cancer. All I have to say is RED WINE and MARINATE!
How To Stay Focused on Your Blog Content – The SITS Girls
I am 110% guilty of procrastination and distraction. Having this game plan is something I need to get down with…right after I procrastinate with 10 Youtube clips of dogs on skateboards…
How to Create & Use Infographics to Drive Traffic to Your Blog – ProBlogger
I adore infographics, especially for easy recipe ideas, but have never thought about actually creating my own. Now it doesn’t seem like such a far stretch…
Food Styling Tips – Food Bloggers Central
Nagi definitely knows what she’s doing when it comes to making food look absolutely drool-worthy. Anyone can afford to take a hint (or ten) from her successes.
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