Hey guys and happy Monday!
I hope you all had a fantastic weekend! Mine was spent having dinner with friends, cuddling with the man-friend under a warm blanket watching this and that (both of which we really liked), and spending most of the day Saturday at my parents house…indulging in comfort food, cable television, and some good laughs!
Just in case you’ve ever wondered where I get my sense of humor! 😉
After leaving my parents house on Saturday night, the man-friend and I got back and I was BEYOND starving. In lieu of abusing me with citrus fruit, the man-friend set to work on a chicken fried rice dish, but as good as that sounds NOW, I just wasn’t feeling salty and savory. So I pulled out a near-empty peanut butter jar
I’d hidden in the back of his pantry I found in his pantry, threw in a cold roasted sweet potato, some Greek yogurt, and fig jam and called it dinner. It was exactly what I wanted and well, exactly what Jay Jay wanted too!
Sharing is caring!
Which brings me to the point of this post: I’ve stumbled over some really great things on the interwebs lately and since my weekend can pretty much be summed up in two paragraphs, instead of a recap post, I thought I’d share some of my favorite links!
Links that got me thinking:
The Good Life Challenge from Jamie Mendell – Ok, so there really wasn’t much thinking involved with signing up for Jamie’s FREE holiday challenge…weekly challenges designed to help get you through the stress of the holidays (including the fear of gaining weight) with TONS of prizes! Since this is my first holiday season with intuitive eating and I’ve still be struggling some with bingeing, I definitely wanted some support/motivation over the next month and what better way to hold myself accountable AND possibly win some cool prizes?! It started yesterday and will be going on until the new year, BUT you can still sign up!!
Love & Learning to Love: Baring it All from Snack Therapy – A beautifully honest post about loving your body that literally brought me to tears.
Five Ways to Deal with Anxiety from Mrs. Murphy’s Laws of Fitness – A few things to think about to keep our stressors from getting the best of us.
Don’t Feel Sorry via Fitting It All In – Since I’ve been struggling at times to accept the weight I’ve recently gained, this was the PERFECT post for me!
Be Strong Enough to Walk Away via Health Nut Julie – A gentle reminder that some people are just NOT meant to be in our lives.
10 Words You’ve Probably Been Misusing via Hello Giggles – Ado vs Adieu…gah, GUILTY!
Links that got me laughing:
Marcel the Shell with Shoes On – Madison shared this one with me…Just wait till you get to the part about her dog! 😆
Nature Talk with Charlotte G via Commitness to Fitness – I swear, Charlotte CEASES to amaze me with her hilarity!
26 Dangerous Symptoms of Being Addicted to Puns – I can’t pick a favorite…they’re all so punny!
got me drooling made my eyes bug out:
34 Insanely Easy Two-Ingredient Recipes – Greek yogurt PIZZA CRUST, ice cream BREAD, egg nog MUFFINS?!…and yeah, clearly I’m carb-obsessed! 😉
Dip Recipe Creations – An ENTIRE site dedicated to one of the things I love the most!
Herbed Turkey Burgers with Goat Cheese and Cranberry Sauce from Hungry Girl Por Vida – Calee linked these in her latest WIAW post and I mean, how could you go wrong with this combo?
Vanilla Cardamom Quinoa Pudding from Coffee & Quinoa – What’s better than rich and creamy rice pudding? Pudding with a protein PUNCH!
Chili Roasted Tofu with Minted Pomegranate Relish from The Sprouted Kitchen- Seriously, does this even NEED an explanation?! 😯
What did you do this weekend?
Any good links you’d like to share?
Ohh thanks for sharing those links! I’m going to go read that post from Snack Therapy right now! Sounds like you had a fun weekend 🙂
I love Kiss Kiss Bang Bang. Cannot ever go wrong with Robert Downey Jr!
I really like that post “Be Strong Enough to Walk Away” – I have some friendships in my life that I’ve been edging myself out of, and you know what? I feel better because of it. Friends should bring meaning and inspiration into our lives, not drag us down.
Exactly! One the Robert Downey and the friends thing! 😉 Seriously, I’ve found myself realizing that I’ve grown out of some of my old friendships. It just doesn’t make sense to continue spending time with someone who doesn’t help enrich your life!
I still want that candle. I asked Bath & Body if they had that scent and they looked at me like I was NUTS. 😉
THAT CANDLE!! I want it.
ANd I love the sound of your dinner, perfect!!
I loved Carly’s Body Post as well SO MUCH – and I need to check out the ohter links for sure!
I had the girlsweekend Saturday and Sunday – and we did NOTHING. Seriously, I think the only movement I did was reaching for the bottle of champagne and taking out the pumpkin bread of the oven! I don’t even have a clue where we were, it was just mountain-y and snowy!
Sounds like a weekend of perfection to me! I’m so glad you were feeling better and got to spend time with your girls…and share my cornbread with them! 😉
Some great links up here! I loved Carly’s post – seriously inspirational. And that candle sounds both hilarious and delicious-sounding 😉
I did a little bit of shopping with my mom on Saturday and had dinner with Eric and my MIL….then Sunday hibernated from all the snow we got!
So excited for The Good Life Challenge! I’m really interested to see how intuitive eating is going to go for me during the holidays, which used to be such a stressful time.
Thank you SO much for sharing my post, and I can’t wait to check out some of these other amazing ones.
Oh and before I go, here’s my tip for the day: If anybody or anything besides that candle tells you to “smell my nuts,” refuse.
Haha, duly noted! 😉 And I’m right there with ya on the holidays…last year was RIDICULOUS! I seriously just gave up! And then it took me nearly TWO weeks to normalize my eating again after the first of the year! Definitely hoping this challenge (and the support from everyone) will help to keep me in a positive mindset!
Well jeeze, thanks for adding MORE blogs to my to-do list 😉
Just kidding…thanks for the awesome links!
And now you’ve got me quite curious about that candle…I mean, just saying that nuts do have all sorts of smells 🙂
Omg, I have GOT to get my mind out of the gutter…but I.just.can’t! 😆
Aight so I just bookmarked like all of these to read later. Oh, and I am DYING at that candle!
I made the Greek yogurt pizza crust about a month ago and it was SO GOOD. My boyfriend was lucky I shared after the harassment and “wtf are you making” comments, he loved it too 🙂
Haha! Love it! Now I REALLY want to try it! I’ve seriously been craving pizza for over a week now!
bwahahaha on that candle. ridiculous!
Thanks for the link love, lady! That candle is hilarious- definitely my kind of funnies. 🙂
Amanda’s pumpkin gingerbread bars kind of made me pass out this morning so those have been added to my to-bake list! And that candle…I SO appreciate your sense of humor!
And thank you for the advice! Unfortunately with the header I have to keep the ad above it because I can’t get it below it 🙁 And I sent a message along to the designer to blow up the picture so you can see me in all my glory on the daily. You da besssst
Ohh, I didn’t get a chance to read any blogs yesterday…definitely heading over to Amanda’s now!
And you’re SO welcome, love! I just noticed now that the ad is above your header instead of in the same white space as your logo…it definitely looks better like that! I’m so happy for you and your brand-spanking newness! I keep talking myself out of a blog-redesign!
Hahah love the candle name. Thanks for including my pudding!
Thank YOU for posting such genius-ness! 😉 Can’t wait to give it a go!
Oh my gosh, that candle name is hilarious! Thanks, I needed a laugh today :).
I just started the intuitive eating reading so we will see how it goes. True story, I hadn’t realized I was given this book to read in therapy years ago. I think its helping this go round. I see some small changes. Some of it is hard to grasp.
Was stuck on the 2 Ingredient List for a bit. Some of them..I just don’t know about. But that pizza crust I am going to try with greek yogurt and some wheat flour. White does me no good.
I had to visit The Sprout Kitchen for this Chili Roasted Tofu.. wow that looked amazing. I have not made tofu in such a long time. This made me want to rush right out to the store and buy a square.
Take your time on the book! It took me two months to read it myself because I kept having to go back and sloooooooowly reread some of the passages. Definitely something you want to pace yourself on so you can fully grasp the concept. I’ve even gone back to the book since reading it the first time and highlighted sections that stuck with me. And ONE of these days I’ll actually use all of those to type up the review I’ve been promising for months now! Gahhh!
I’ve already gone back to reread some passages. I am reading on my iPad so it has a lot of highlights. It’s going to be a work in process for a while and I am ok with that. Slow and steady wins the race. I did write a post that I was reading it, but no updates. I had planned on writing about it one of my other sites but I get so overloaded with freelance work that sometimes my own reviews have to take the back burner.
Yep I think it is safe to say I am dangerously addicted to Puns and I can even pin point how the addiction occurred. Not sure if you ever read Betty and Veronica comics as a kid like I did (Yes we have established I am a nerd), but they always used to have the worst puns ever and I think they wore me down and now I just love them.
Loving all the two ingredient recipes! It is funny how I associate 2 ingredients with being so easy, which I guess everyone else does too!
Your mum’s sense of humour is awesome!!
I love that candle (and the fact that you parents own it). I love the good life challenge (and I just signed up even though I’m already in another holiday challenge… overachiever much?). I love that you were generous enough to share the nut butter with that cutie (though how could you not with that face).
Basically this post was everything I needed in a Monday, and it sounds like you had a good time as well 🙂
Awww, thank you Sarah! You just made MY Tuesday! 😀
Ah! I immediately opened a new browser to try and find that candle. I found it, but the shipping was more than the candle (boo!). I had a banana nut bread candle in college and have yet to find another one. Off to do some more Googling…
I love Jamie’s challenge already 🙂
Awww, no bueno! I’ll have to check with my mom and see where she found it!
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Oh my gee that jar again. LOL. Nice to know your…interesting sense of humour wasn’t your folks adopting you and not telling you 😉
Those are some great links there- I loved Carly’s post and Julie’s posts- both hit home. Can’t wait to see how the Good Life challenge goes for you 🙂
I love link love posts!!
I’m glad you like Marcel the Shell… 😀
Along with the other words on that misused words post, I always use “infamous” wrong. I’ve been working on it though!
Buzzfeed food posts are like a serious addiction all on their own.
Aren’t they? I swear I get lost in them! And yes, I loved Marcel! I watched it twice and giggled at the same spots! Lol
I think our parents are to blame for all our illicit humor. I hold them completely responsible because that’s how it should be. Forget the fact I’m old enough to know better know.
How very kind of you to let the pooch get the last remaining nut butter licks. At least I hope they were the last licks, or else your parents did more than pass on some interesting humor. I’m glad you and the Man Friend got to spend the weekend with your family; that’s always a telling sign…eh, eh, eh. I think it’s simply Maaaaaarvelous Daaaaarlin’. Yes, I said that last bit with an accent.
Well that’s good, because I totally read that in an accent! 😉 And true story: the whole time we were at my parents, I saw the man-friend for like 5 minutes! Him and my dad were so engrossed with stuff outside that my mom, sister, and I ended up eating without them! Haha!