It's Sunday morning, and I'm reflecting on a wonderful week. With my husband away at a bachelor party all weekend, I've spent the last day with my family and laughing. Coffee in hand, smile on face, let's get started with a long-overdue issue of the Sunday Link Roundup!
Food for Thought
Like most 9-5 workers, the magical word "Friday" is enough to make me break into a Snoopy dance. But what about the days of the week leading up to it? This fantastic article from Simply + Fiercely offers some great suggestions for appreciating every day.
Treating yourself is so important to your mental health. But sometimes it can be hard to do this without eating/drinking/spending a lot of money. Luckily, one of my favorite bloggers, Sarah Von Bargen of Yes and Yes came up with "23 Ways to Treat Yo'Self Without Buying or Eating Anything."
I'm a sucker for hearing about routines. Morning routines, nightly routines—doesn't matter, I love to see how successful people run their lives. Jessica Dimas writes about her enviable nightly routine here.
If you're a Busy Person like me, there's a good chance your house is never picture perfect. When I have friends coming over, I usually run around the house like a whirlwind trying to clean up. Thanks to The Everygirl for consolidating for a list of "4 Ways to Make Your Space Feel Clean in 15 Minutes or Less."
My stepfather, who is a wine expert, shared this delicious Steele Catfish Zinfandel with me last night. I could be convinced to drink this every day. So complex and delicious.
In just a few weeks, I'm a bridesmaid in my sister-in-law's wedding. You can bet I'll be doing everything in my power to be comfortable while in formal wear. These adorable shoes from Naturalizer should do the trick.
October (my favorite month) is coming up and with it comes so many movies about haunted places. Maybe I'll get a head start with this book from Colin Dickey, Ghostland: An American History of Haunted Places.
Things I Want to Eat
It's no secret that I love potato chips. But they're not exactly friendly to my waistline. Maybe these delicious-looking zucchini crisps from Health Starts in the Kitchen will do the trick.
In other carb-related news, baked potato + broccoli + cheese = win.
Have a can of chickpeas to use? Try out this easy and fantastic chickpeas in turmeric peanut butter curry from Vegan Richa!
Just for Fun
I'm going to figure out how to express my emotions only in dinosaur pictures, just like one man on the internet did. So many fantastic props!
Did you see former child star Corey Feldman's slightly strange performance on the Today Show? It's...interesting, to say the least.
In Case You Missed It
Catch up on this week's posts--Thoughts on Love, PSA: Victoria Harris Writes Has a Newsletter, and 12 Ways to Practice Self-Care.
Line of the Week
"That is happiness; to be dissolved into something complete and great. When it comes to one, it comes as naturally as sleep." My Antonia, Willa Cather
Writer, editor, and storyteller living in the Twin Cities.