Good good links #62

Somebody please stop the clock already! I’m not telling you any news when I’m saying that this year is apparently a high speed train trying to drop us off at New Years’ earlier than ever. Hm … do you think more people than usual failed their New Years’ resolutions so a greater might is trying to push us to that fateful day when we’re supposed to make new ones?? Wow … look at how I’m coming up with conspirancy theories just because I can’t believe we’re at the end of October already …

Anyway, I feel this is one of the longest good good links I’ve shared so far but there were just too many great posts I couldn’t leave out. And that way there’s a higher certainty to feature something for everyone that way. Win-win.

Happy Sunday!

Good good links

Good good [food for thought]

What if Stretch Marks Were Sexy? by Sarah Jenks via Huffington Post

Even if – like me – you’re far from be[com]ing a mum: “Beauty is not fixed. We make the rules, and we can change them. “

“Draw a line around your feet” via Miss Irina

A good and honest dose of reality. Why it’s good to think small [first and foremost].

You are allowed via Mara Glatzel

Beautiful. The kind of post you want to print out and stick to your fridge/door/anywhere you can see it every day.

Why We Really Post Selfies (or Don’t) via Greatist

A really interesting take on the ever-popular issue of selfies. Take them for yourself, not validation.



Good good [advice and inspiration]

27 Pieces Of Advice For Your 27th Birthday via Fitting It All In

Wonderful bits of life wisdom from women all ages. There’s no way to sum them up in a sentence or two so click over and nod at every single one.

Smartphone Etiquette: 10 Tips for Mindful Use via Huffington Post

If we can’t live without them anymore [and I’ll admit I couldn’t] we can at least try to stick to some rules. For the sake of socializing and privacy.

5 Reasons We Fail to Change Our Habits via Mind Body Green

When we want everything at once, get frustrated at seeing no short-term results or get down on ourselves we’re likely to give up on our goals.

5 Things You Are Doing That Keep You From Feeling You Are Good Enough via Huffington Post

Oh yes, I’ve gone there before. Why are we that hard on ourselves?

10 Reasons To Give Scrapbooking a Chance via A Beautiful Mess

Did I mention I’ve been meaning to start it forever? No good excuses not to anymore now.





10 Things I’ve Learned About Life from Blogging via Design Sponge

One of my absolutely favourite recent posts about the life/blogging connection.

What the font? via Peanut Butter and Jenny

Yes, sometimes the outside [font] counts before the inside [your content] comes into play, too.

How to Make a Food Photography Board via The Almond Eater

Just how awesome is this? Now if only I didn’t have two left hands …



9 Ways to Use Salt for Gorgeous Skin, Hair, Teeth, and Nails via Women’s Health Mag

Did I mention I’m a salt fiend already? There are even more reasons after reading this.




5 Tips for Eating Intentionally On-The-Go via Breathe and Nourish

No need to ditch intuitive eating just because you’re out and about all day. The key: prepping, prepping, prepping.

10 Grocery Store Items You Should Never Buy Again (Plus the good alternative swaps!) via Food Babe

Would you like some additives with your cereal and pickles? Say no to nasty.

8 Hip Stretches Your Body Really Needs via PopSugar

Don’t take your hips’ work for granted. Even if you were lucky to miss out on any serious injuries yet it’s good to care for their flexibilty.



Good good [food]

Chocolate Salted Caramel Dessert Cups (vegan!) via Miss Irina

Homemade chocolate. Salted date caramel. Oh my. I want a huge batch of these. Now.

Coconut Flour Blondies via Vegan Richa

Knowing how tricky baking with coconut flour is – even more when nixing the eggs – I’m super impressed by these. Plus, they’re brownies so who wouldn’t like them?!

Pumpkin Blueberry Chocolate Chip Cashew Muffins via Skinny Fitalicious

All of these ingredients are amazing in their own right already but combined? Genius.

White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookie Cake with Peanut Butter Frosting via Peas and Crayons

Who else is waiting for an invitation to the next [kiddo?] birthday party at Jenn’s after seeing this?

Pumpkin Spice Creamer via Home Sweet Jones

A homemade easy-to-prepare vegan version that rivals anything you could buy in stores and let’s you pass the added junk.

 Mini Cinnamon Rolls via Chocolate-covered Katie

Cinnamon Rolls! And they are mini! Perfect for eating a whole batch by yourself sharing.

Grain-free and dairy-free molten chocolate cakes via Fitnessista

Okay, not for me [eggs] but knowing the amazingness of molten lava cakes I wouldn’t want anybody to miss out on them.

DIY Instant Oatmeal Packets + 8 Flavor Combinations You’ll Love via Oh My Veggies

Breakfast to go? No need to spend money on store-bought packets and worry about unnecessary ingredients.

Cheesy Cauliflower Poppers Skillet via iFoodReal

This would be any [food] dictionary’s definition of comfort.

No Noodle Pad Thai via Cookie and Kate

Let’s face it: Pad Thai is all about the peanut dressing and this noodle-less variety leves more [stomach] space for it. Win!

40 Delicious Things You Didn’t Know You Could Make in a Microwave via Greatist

Unless you’re anti-microwave this will make you even happier to own on. Microwave polenta’s going to happen!

Cheesy Vegan Cauliflower Mash Bowls by An Avocado a Day via The Lean Green Bean

This isn’t your average mashed cauliflower but a dreamily creamy version thanks to one of every vegan’s favourite ingredients.


Happiness-inducing today: A long autumn walk with my mum who stopped by for a short visit.

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Let me know of any great thought-provoking posts you happened upon this week!

5 thoughts on “Good good links #62

  1. Irina says:

    Thanks so much for the multiple shout outs! I swear I feel so special whenever I’m included in one of these 🙂 Don’t even remind me of the fact that this is the LAST week of October. Umm what?!? My favorite month of the year is almost over and it’s terrifying. How is it that the new year starts in two months?

    Happy Sunday!

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