Friday Favs: The Links I Love – April 22, 2016

It’s Friday! Guys, I can’t say how happy I am that it’s Friday! Which sounds ridiculous, because I don’t have a normal Monday-Friday workweek, so it’s not like it’s the weekend for me. But still, I’m excited! The past couple of weeks have been awesome and exhausting and so many other things, but mostly exciting. And I can’t wait until things are a little more put together and I can share them with all of you! Let’s just say, there are big things coming 🙂 But right now, the big thing I want to share with you is this list of the links I love this week. There are some recipes I can’t wait to try (is anyone surprised?), some decor inspiration, and a great list about being a blogger, along with a bunch of other neat things!



Pesto Chicken Pizza Rolls from The Lean Green Bean

Spiralized Carrot Salad with Lemon and Dijon from SkinnyTaste

Honey Chipotle Pork Roast from The Recipe Critic

Baked Chicken Fajita Roll-Ups from Eat Yourself Skinny

Home and Decor:

Our Bedroom: Before and After from Almost Makes Perfect – as most of you know, I’m currently remodeling our bedroom (still?! Yup…it’s just never gonna get done) and so I love seeing what others are doing and getting all sorts of neat ideas. We also will have a large closet (read: walk-in dressing room) like they do and I love the idea of putting a cabinet in the master bedroom! We have enough space in ours that I have been struggling with it looking too empty anywhere in the room that isn’t the bed and this is a great solution to that!

Family and Life:

It’s OK to Feel Bad from Miscelenious Blog – Wow…I gotta say, I love this post. She couldn’t be more right. Sometimes being an adult is hard. Not in the joking “I can’t adult right now” but in the truth behind the joke. This post speaks to me, to my life over…well let’s face it, over all of my 20’s

Mirror, Mirror: On Photos and Social Media from Love, Life, Surf – Great thought-provoking post. My self-image is something I have fought for years, and still fight on a pretty regular basis.


How to Find the Motivation to Keep Fit from Blush and Barbells – As most of you know, I kinda have an up-down relationship with exercise. I do exercise weekly, but I have a hard time keeping the routine going the way I would like to. Some of that is out of my control (injuries and such), but other parts are just not prioritizing and motivating enough. This is a great post about some of the ways you can combat that lack of motivation!

Art and DIY:

Project Restyle: Bedside Lamps from A Beautiful Mess – I LOVE how these lamps turned out. I’m a little envious at her finding a matching set to restyle! We recently restyled our own beside lamps (post about that to come) and I didn’t even think of using two colors. So pretty!

Blogging and Business:

Why I Rebranded My Business To My Own Name from Melyssa Griffin – I actually recently joined this community in the Facebook Group (a fabulous group of people!) and I love Melyssa talking here about why she rebranded.

10 Things No One Tells You About Being a Blogger from This Renegade Love – So much truth in this post. When I started (almost a year ago guys!) I had no idea how much work blogging would be. Don’t get my wrong. I love it…in more ways that I could have imagined. But I had no idea how much of my mind would be taken up with blogging and business stuff, how much time I would put into my content, how many photographs I would take. I love this look into the not-so-obvious side of being a blogger!

outdoors, woods, stone bridge, spring, links I love
Ok, so this picture isn’t from this week, or even this year. But it’s one of my favorite pics and where I wish I was right now! I actually had planned on going out to Ledges today, but it’s a bit too overcast and gloomy outside for my tastes. Instead, enjoy this picture from last year, and know you will be seeing more of them soon!

That’s it! I hope you enjoyed checking out the links I love this week! Did I miss one that you thought was great or think I would enjoy yours? Leave a link in the comments below! I love hearing your thoughts and finding new blogs!



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