links I love 7/1/16

Happy Friday everyone! I hope you all had a fantastic week and have an exciting weekend ahead of you! We don’t have much for weekend plans here, but we did have a fantastic week! As you might have seen, I launched my Etsy store this week! (Want to check it out? Click the “Shop” tab on the top menu!) It’s something I was working on for a long time and I’m so happy to have finally taken that next step! That was most of my focus for the week, but I did have some excitement even outside of that. One of my best friends came to visit, so we got to get some breakfast and go for a hike! She lives out of state, so I only get to see her a couple times a year. We had a great time!


My favorite picture of the week! Tammy and I on our hike together 🙂


Light Pad Thai Recipe from Design Love Fest

Easy Baked Ginger Fingers from Peanut Butter Fingers

Jalapeno Popper Stuffed Turkey Burgers from Organize Yourself Skinny

Creamy Chicken Fajita Pasta from Budget Bytes

Grilled Chicken Satay with Spicy Peanut Sauce from SkinnyTaste

Skinny Buffalo Chicken Dip from The Sweetest Thing

Cauliflower Rice Stuffed Peppers from The Minimalist Baker

Chicago-Style Italian Burgers from Iowa Girl Eats

Rainbow Antipasto Pasta Salad from Gimme Some Oven

Marinated T-bone Steaks With Garlic Herb Aioli From Old House to New Home

Protein Egg and Quinoa Salad Jars from SkinnyTaste

Peanut Butter Bites from Kate Moving Forward

15 Minute Lo Mein from Pinch of Yum

Breakfast Grilled Cheese from Damn Delicious

Family and Life

5 Ways to Discipline Yourself Into Saving More Money Daily from Career Girl Daily – Some great tips in here! It always surprises me how many little ways we can find to save money, if we only pay attention 🙂

10 Quick Mantras that Will Motivate You When You Need it Most from Marc & Angel – Normally I’m not a big fan of affirmations or mantra posts, but this one has some great ones that I have never heard phrased that way! I love a few of these especially and wrote them down!

Phoenix to Sedona Day Trip: Devil’s Bridge Trail from Joyfully Mad Kitchen – This looked like an amazing trip! This is one of those places that just stays on my list of places to visit. Maybe someday! If you a planning a trip out there, make sure to check out the end of her post. She has some great tips for the trail!

She’s One Lucky Dog from Pretty Handy Girl – A touching story about their recent dog adoption! We got Crystal through a dog rescue and love her dearly. I’m so glad we adopted her and, when it comes time to add a 3rd, we will be going the adoption route again!

Fitness and Health

Feeling Fat is Contagious from Living Well Kitchen – Negative self talk can be very easy to fall into. This is a great post about just how easy and how you can combat it!

How to Sync Your Garmin with Strava from Sweat Stretch Eat – I just started using Strava for bike riding. I didn’t even realize that syncing it up to your Garmin was a thing?! I don’t actually have a Garmin, but if you do, this might be helpful! Also, how did I never hear of Strava and now I’m hearing about it everywhere? Did I miss something?!

Here’s to Us from Gettin’ My Healthy On – I LOVE this list! 🙂 There are so many things about living a healthy lifestyle that people just don’t get. This list was spot on and made me giggle like crazy

Home and Decor

Our Master Bedroom from C.R.A.F.T. – Wow! I love this bedroom! And this gave me some great ideas for the “finishing touches” part of finishing up our bedroom, when the time comes!

Beginner Gardening from a Beginner from Craving Some Creativity – While I didn’t do a garden this year, I did one last year and REALLY want to do one next year! I love everything about this post and how she details out what they did and learned, plus some great tips!

Blogging and Business

How I Keep My Blog Organized and Post Daily from From Roses – Great post on keeping organized and just what it takes to post daily! My organization of my own blog is something I’ve been really focusing on recently and I love the ideas!

7 Ways to Increase Your Blog Post Traffic from Thrifts and Threads – Most of these I already do, but most of them I need to improve on! And a couple I haven’t really tried yet. Definitely things to keep in mind!

How to Publish a Book from Uncustomary – Now, I’m not planning on publishing a book. But I am working on writing an ebook right now. And while the end is a bit different, the tips in here for writing a book are super-helpful!

That’s it for this week! If you had a favorite post your found or you published a post yourself I would love to check it out, so leave one in the comments below!



5 thoughts on “links I love 7/1/16

    1. I totally did Katie! It’s so funny the things that become a part of regular life that people that aren’t into fitness just don’t get! 🙂 And thank you! It’s been a very exciting week!

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