… and another week in the books. Happy Sinterklaas/Nikolaus [if you’re German/celebrating it] or just happy Sunday!
The weekend has been going along at a slow and uneventful pace and I have more cookie baking scheduled for today. So why not spare you any ramblings and get to the links right away for once ;)? No matter the season there’s always plenty to read and share so if you find yourself with a few minutes to spare: enjoy!
Good good [food for thought]
It’s Not (Necessarily) A Mental Health Issue via The Everywhereist
There’s no way I could possibly sum up this very personal and insightful post so I wholeheartedly recommend you go and read it yourself.
When saying YES is selfish via Carla Birnberg
When an honest no is more genuine and polite than commiting out of obligation.
Good good [advice and inspiration]
10 Ways to Live Life with No Regrets via Huffington Post
It’s hard to say which ones of these I like best because they all are great but especially #1, 7 and 10.
Advice for my 20-year-old self via Fit Foodie Finds
These posts by others are always a good reminder of certain life lessons and truths.
My 10 Favourite Podcasts via real mom nutrition
For bloggers and foodies alike this list offers some fresh inspiration for your walking/driving playlist.[if you’re like me and enistening to podcasts while walking].
You may look more productive skipping lunch, or eating at your desk. But you aren’t. via The Washington Post
Take that time off your desk, why you need every macro and frequent breaks actually make you more productive.
Relax, it’s just lower quality food via The Domestikated Life
Stressing out over eating less nutritious ever now and then might be unhealthier for you than just rolling with it.
Dear Fear Foods via My little tablespoon
Possibly the most poetical post on this topic written to date and holding a lot of truth.
Ten Super Simple Food Photography Tips For Beginners via Clean Eats, Fast Feets
If words like ISO, aperture and shutter speed confuse you like no others but you still want to take great pictures: look no further.
How To GSD When You’re A Blogger With No Time via The Blogger Project
If you’re a blogger struggling to get a million things done at once: this is for you.
10 Questions To Determine Your Blog’s Success – Despite What The Numbers Say via Beyond Your Blog
Because number-crunching isn’t what blogging should be about and doesn’t make you happy in the long term.
Good good [posts to make you smile + DIYs
DIY Homemade Honey Lavender Lip Balm via Kath Eats
If you’re anything like me you own a million chapsticks and could easily use even more. Homemade? I’m in.
22 Simple and Easy Handmade Gift Ideas via back to her roots
I’m all about the homemade gifts this year and might use some of the inspiration here.
25 Reasons ‘Gilmore Girls’ is Still Relevant via Her Campus
Not that it had ever been irrelevant but we can learn so much from Lorelai and Rory ;).
Good good [food]
Toasted Banana Caramel Sauce via Veggie-inspired Journey
If this isn’t the most amazing use of overripe bananas I don’t know what would be.
Ooey-Gooey Dark Chocolate Espresso Date Oat Bars via Ambitious Kitchen
She had me at ooey-gooey already … There’s so much goodness in these little bars.
Vegan Peanut Butter “Kiss” Cookies via Healthy. Happy. Life
When you combine peanut butter and chocolate in a cookie you know you’re getting a winner.
Homemade Vegetarian Chili via Cookie and Kate
Chili is always in season and this one has a little secret to taste like it had been simmering for hours while it only takes 30 minutes.
Roasted Butternut Squash and Green Lentil Curry via eat healthy, eat happy
Just the loook of this is enough to know you’re in for some seriously satisfying and nutritious food.
25 Best One Pot Meals (vegan) via Ceara’s Kitchen
I’m a huge fan of less clean-up – who isn’t?! – and these delicious-looking dishes fit the bill perfectly.
Happiness-inducing today: Finally finishing a mail I’d been meaning to write forever. Getting things done makes me happy.