links I love 6/17/16

Happy Friday everyone! I know that this week has been tough on all of us, especially those in the US. I do hope that, even with the tragedy in Orlando, that your week went well. Mine did for the most part.

I actually do want to touch on the subject of Orlando for a moment. I’ve thought about writing a post talking about how I’m feeling, but I’m honestly having a hard time putting it into words. When I found out, I just sat in my living room and cried. And this week has been a roller-coaster of emotions since. I don’t know that I can really say my thoughts and feelings on this very well…I have a hard time understanding how hate like that can exist (even though I know it does). I have friends who have been effected by this far more than I have, and I almost feel like I don’t have the right to talk about how I feel because it doesn’t directly effect me like it does them.

So I’m just going to say this: My heart goes out to those in Orlando, to those around the world who live with this fear and with the danger of violence daily. I’m thankful that none of my friends or family where there that night and saddened for those who can’t say the same. And I am heartened by the outpouring of compassion and love I have seen in the wake of this massacre. There is good and hope and light out there in the darkness.

Ok, now let’s move on to some lighter things. I don’t want to make this post sad, or about my personal feelings, but I felt the need to talk about it a bit. But now, we can go on to the whole reason for this post: The links I loved this week! There aren’t as many as normal, but I think I found some pretty great ones 🙂



Guacamole Breakfast Sandwich from Damn Delicious

Broccoli Cashew Chicken Stir Fry from Slim Sanity

Chickpea Shawarma Dip from Minimalist Baker

Honey Lemon Chicken and Broccoli Bowls from Damn Delicious

Slow Cooker Italian Red Pepper Chicken from The Slender Kitchen

Chicken Fajita Cheeseburger from Iowa Girl Eats

Ricotta Stuffed Shells with Roasted Tomato Sauce from Naturally Ella

Fitness and Health

Ultimate Foam Rolling Guide for Runners from Run to the Finish – Now that I’m getting back into my fitness routin full on, I really need to get foam rolling figured out! I don’t have one yet, but I’m hoping to buy one in the next month or so. This will definitely be a resource when I do!


Family and Life

5 Reasons You Should Take a Break From Watching TV from A Beautiful Mess – Yeah…I should probably do this. Granted, I do spend a decent amount of time away from the TV, but taking a break entirely is something I should really think about. Might have to talk to Draz about that one….

Is Your Life *Actually* a Good One? from The Middle Finger Project – Not only did this post make me laugh out loud multiple times (in the break room at work no less…people looked at me funny 🙂 ) but it also had me agreeing like crazy. I love this so much. Really…read this!

Blogging and Business

5 Reasons to Try Tailwind for Pinterest Scheduling from A Joyfully Mad Kitchen – I have to agree with her! I just started using Tailwind a month or so ago and I love it! I’m still figuring things out, and social media in general has been a challenge for me. But Tailwind has helped a lot with the stressing/time spent on Pinterest each week!

4 Ways to Work Smarter, Not Harder from A Girl, Obsessed – YES. To all of it, yes! These 4 tips have been crucial to my productivity lately. If you are struggling with yours, this is the post for you!

4 Strategies I’ve Used to Gain 6,000+ Subscribers in 3 Months from Elle & Company – I just started my email list recently (I know, way behind the ball on that one), so I love seeing some tips while I’m still figuring all this out!

That’s it for this week! Did you have a favorite post from the week, or maybe a post you published? I would love to check them out, so leave one in the comments below!



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