links i love

Happy Friday everyone! I hope you all had a fantastic week! ๐Ÿ™‚

In case you missed them, here are some awesome posts that went out this week!

To start off, I’m doing things a little different this week. There are two posts that I think you should really read. The #BlackLivesMatter movement, the recent murders of black men by police, the murders of police officers themselves; they all need to be thought about. This needs to be discussed. I have a lot of great articles for you this week, but I think these two are the most important. Please read them. Think about these matters and discuss them with others. The violence and hate needs to end.

What You Should Know About St. Paul Right Now by Pinch of Yum – The last few weeks our news and media outlets have been filled with grief, confusion, anger and fear, just to name a few emotions. The murders ofย Alton Sterling,ย Philando Castile, and the 5 police officers in Dallas has had many of us rightfully upset. This post talks about being at the intersection where Philandro was killed and the people that are gathering there. Most importantly, this post talks about the LOVE and PEACE that is being displayed and shared at that intersection. We should be upset by these deaths. That does not mean that we should hate. I love that this truth is being shared there, and that Lindsay has shared it with us.

Use Your White Privilege to End Your White Privilege by Uncustomary – Yes. Just Yes. Everything about this. White privilege exists. I am a white woman who grew up middle-class in a mostly white town. I went to a mostly white school (excluding one year in high school). I don’t know that I would have understood the reality of white privilege when I was younger. That being said, I understand it now. Let’s put an end to white privilege.

Recipes

Veggie Packed Freezer Ready Breakfast Sandwiches by Budget Bytes

Bourbon Chicken Marinade by The Lean Green Bean

BBQ Chicken Breasts by Damn Delicious

Skillet Monterey Chicken by The Recipe Critic

DIY and Art

Double Sliding Barn Door by I Spy DIY – These are too cute! I’m so glad to find this tutorial, since we are planning on building barn doors for our walk-in closet!

Lucite Bathtub Caddy DIY by A Beautiful Mess – Ok, so my favorite way to relax and do some self care is to take a really long bubble bath with some candles and a good book. This bath caddy is perfect for that!

DIY Kitchen Wall Art {Using Random Forks} by Re-Fabbed – This is so cute! Add quick, easy, and cheap into the mix and this is an awesome DIY idea!

Rejected Junk Store Piece Finds New Life by Re-Fabbed – Painting things still kinda intimidates me. Maybe I just need to play around with it more and worry less about getting it perfect? I love how she talks about just continuing painting until it looks how she wants it.

DIY Window Boxes by Ginger Snap Crafts – Wow! These are so cute and simple to put together!

Hair and Beauty

My Top 10 Dos and Don’ts for Curly Hair by Hair Romance – Oh my gosh, yes! I have curly hair and let me tell you, it can drive you crazy. While I knew most of these, there are a few I am definitely trying!

2 Min Easy Hairstyle Tutorial for Wet Hair by Hair Romance – Love this! It’s so cute and simple!

Family and Life

How to Spark Your Inner Happiness by The Wonderforest – Some of the advice in this post are lessons I had to learn the hard way….great read and maybe you can avoid some of the painful ways I had to learn these lessons!

Health and Fitness

15 Ways to Eat Healthy on a Budget by Iowa Girl Eats – Great tips! It amazes me how well you can eat on a budget with some practice and knowledge. Draz and I try to stay within a pretty tight food budget and we use a lot of these tips! There are a few I need to get back to doing too! ๐Ÿ™‚

Ignite Strength Workout by The Fitnessista – I don’t have a gym membership. I haven’t since college and well…that wasn’t my healthiest time of life, so let’s just say that didn’t get used much! All that being said, this post has actually made me consider checking out my local 24 hr Fitness and seeing what they have to offer!

Blogging and Business

One Hour, Once a Week: How to Batch Process Your Most Time-Consuming Blogging Tasks by Katy Widrick – This is something that has taken me so long to learn! And something that I still am working to implement. Great read, especially for anyone wanting to streamline their blogging!

How to Truncate Your Blog Posts on Bloglovin and Why You Should by Simply Organized – Not only do I agree with her, but I love this simple tutorial! I could never understand why some blogs were truncated and others not. I will probably be doing this myself, though I don’t really have any readership on Bloglovin…so it probably won’t affect anything ๐Ÿ™‚

What I Learned In the First Month of Self Employment by Oak and Oats – As someone who hopes to eventually be self-employed, this was a great read! I could easily see myself doing many of these things, and it’s good to be thinking about these things now.

That’s it for this week for the links I love! Have a link you loved this week? Share it below!

 

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