Friday, January 20, 2012

Weekend links!


my favorite song right now. so sweet.

It's Friday night and I'm enjoying a super quiet night in at my parents'.  Everyone is asleep, Hank's watching basketball, and I'm sitting here next to him typing away. It's been a great week and I actually am attributing a lot of it to not eating sugar! Crazy, right? I actually feel so much different- less irritable, moody and overall I just feel like this particular "edge" I sometimes carry around is gone. Feeling good. I will say that tonight there was a particular Trader Joe's dark chocolate with caramel and sea salt bar (so, so delicious) calling my name...but I stayed strong and remembered the reason I'm doing this. It's a reward for my body, not a punishment, and I need to look at it in that light so I can stay motivated when the allure of nighttime treats is so strong.  I got past it though and instead went for a walk with Hank and I'm feeling happy with my choice.

Tomorrow night Hank and I have a fun date night planned and I'm so excited to try out a new restaurant! I'll of course share more about that on Sunday. In the meantime though, here are some links. xoxo

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Looking for fitness/healthy living inspiration? Check out one of my favorite blogs.

I am in love with these photos on Erin's blog. Seriously, go look. Alaska is breathtaking.

Katie always manages to infuse magic into the everyday. She's truly an inspiration to me.

Need some topknot inspiration? Chelsea's got you covered. I especially love number two.

DIY confetti shooters! Awesome!

My 1st Vegan Dinner Party. I really enjoyed this post.

I really, really enjoy Jess' blog...Rowan just may be the cutest little girl on the internet! 

One of my wonderful sponsors, Passionfruit, is launching their site soon! Have you signed up?

An interesting article about the politics of sugar.

Loving these frames Jess has created! Best of all, they're free for the taking. 

If you missed "The Other 'F' Word" in theaters, have no fear- you can now watch it via iTunes.

I am absolutely trying this quinoa/sweet potato/black bean burger recipe this week. It looks amazing!

One of my favorite ladies Heidi recently opened a shop on Etsy- check her out!

This post over on Rachel's blog has me wanting to pack up my family and head out on a road trip.

Definitely trying Mandy's homemade exfoliator. Loving this whole week of natural remedies on her blog.

Imagine if your blog got deleted? Panic.

Have you checked out DejaVu yet? Don't forget you can get 30% off with code "sometimessweet"!

Henry needs these baby-lit board books. As the son of a former English teacher, I'd say it's necessary!

Good news for a certain little lady and her adorable family!

Do you read Daily Doily? How about Harper's Happenings? Pop over and say hi!

Healthy lemon-coconut-cheesecake bites. These look really good.

And on the subject of dessert-delicious-ness, how about some baked hot chocolate

Here are a few new-to-me blogs worth checking out- I've been finding some great ones via all of your lovely comments and it's really neat to pop over and see what you guys are all up to! One and two!

And finally, two favorite blogs: a new fave- The Vegan Housewives! And an old fave- Flowerchild Dwelling.

Happy weekend!

31 comments:

  1. You are my inspiration!! Candy and chocolate are my weakness. I keep telling myself that I will stop eating it but I can't seem to stick with it. I need to think of it like you are. Its not a reward!! Thank you!!!

    Callmesnakke

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    1. I really love sweets too- I have a total love for dark chocolate with sea salt. I'm having a hard time saying no, but I haven't said yes yet...and it's getting easier everyday! <3

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  2. Ahh you're so sweet! Love you my friend! Have a great weekend with the fam! Xxoo

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    1. Love you! I hope you guys have a good weekend too. :)
      xoxo

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  3. Just wondering what your meals look like now w/o sugar or grains? A lot more meat i assume? I tried to go sugar-free/carb-free for a while, but felt like I ran out of things to cook!
    Anyways, kudos to you :) It's not easy!

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    1. I was thinking I should post about my week in meals maybe? Perhaps I'll do that soon. :)

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  4. I won't email you my recipe I'm working on for salted caramel chocolate chip cookies until you're done with your cleanse. =) You rock. Love the link round up this week!

    Kacie

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    1. Oh gosh...yes wait, but please send after! ;)

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  5. I love when you do these! I always find such amazing blogs!!!!

    xoxox
    jeneal @ Pieces of Luv

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  6. love the fitness inspiration! i love that tumblr "reasons to be fit"...any extra motivation is always welcome :)

    thank you for the link to my blog! glad you've stopped by and enjoyed it! your's has been a favorite of mine for quite some time now.

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    1. Yes! That's my favorite Tumblr. So good. Also- I def. have read your blog a couple times before and should have shared it earlier! It's fabulous. Thank you for reading mine! <3

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  7. Maybe I should stop eating Sugar too. Just tonight I had a whole box of Milk Duds! Great links :)

    Mary from ♥ meowwzie.blogspot.com ♥

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  8. Kudos to you for cutting out that sugar. I gave up soda and I feel a lot better now without it. It's been 10 days(yeah, I know the exact number) but I'm glad I did it. I really want to thank you for sharing my blog today. I've been reading your blog for years so it's crazy to see my blog's link on yours. I was laying in bed on my phone reading this post and when I clicked and my blog came up, I almost screamed.
    Thanks a bunch, Danielle :)

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    1. Aww fun! I'm so happy to share your blog, it's so lovely! And that is awesome you've been doing it for 10 days- I'm on day 7! :) Go us!

      Happy weekend <333

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  9. Oh I love that you read Gina's blog! Her and the Pilot are the cutest! One of my favorites :)

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    1. Right? They're awesome! She's my friend's sister actually!

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  10. Ahh, I love your round ups. Without fail I find several new reads every week.

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    1. Oh that makes me so happy! Thank you for reading! :D

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  11. I love when you do this. Rachel's blog took me back to my childhood and all the trips we used to take to the magic house. It is such a neat place and I can not wait to take my daughter there.

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    1. I'd never even heard of that place but it looks so awesome! That post was so neat.

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  12. They also have a place called the city museum which is the cooliest place. It is this old shoe company building turned into a playground/ funhouse. Even as an adult it is awesome. I think everyone should experience once in their lifetime.

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  13. My old blog got deleted. It was my own fault, because I somehow managed to highlight every post and hit delete, then when it asked if I was sure I panicked and hit "YES" while lunging for the mouse to hit no. It was so sad!
    You always post good links, but I especially loved the Alaska and road trip ones... they make me so excited for our big adventure!

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  14. Thanks for the blog love, mama! Hope you're having the best weekend. <3 xo.

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  15. I love these blog posts of yours! I find sooo many inspiring things through them! So, thank you. :)

    Also, Rowan is so adorable! ahhhhhomgomgomg! Cutest ever! hehe.

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  16. Thank you so much for the shout out Danielle!!!

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  17. Love the Submarines video! Just the band I needed to revisit.

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  18. Thank you so much for linking to my blog! You're such a sweetie. I LOVE your blog + instagram. They are my favs.

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  19. Thank you for the shout out! You're the best :)

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