Hi Guys! Happy February 1st!
Hope you’re enjoying the weekend. It’s been a cold and rainy weekend. Abnormal for Phoenix, but perfect for pancakes, muffins, making soup, watching movies and staying home. I can’t complain about the sunsets either. They’re perfect here.
Mom’s not feeling well so we’ve been laying low. She did something to her back at the gym Thursday or so she says
she was probably shopping. If she’s not better tomorrow, I’m going to take her to the doctor. We watched Gone Girl yesterday. Craziest movie ever.
It’s not only February, but it’s also Super Bowl Sunday which means nothing to me now that the Packers aren’t playing other than the game’s 3 blocks from my house. The weekend’s been loud with helicopters flying over the stadium, fireworks, people and a lot of traffic. After the gym today, I plan on locking myself in the house for the day. I heard tomorrow will be the busiest day at the Phoenix airport ever. Wish me luck! Catch up on the best links from the week below then have a great time watching all the commercials. See you back tomorrow with some chocoholic Valentine pancakes.
8 Easy Tips to Clear Out Space On Your iPhone and iPad via Lifehack – These are great tips. I needed them too.
22 Things You Have to Explain To Out-Of-Towners About Phoenix via Thrill List – For those living in Phoenix like me, these are so true!
How to Make Healthy Food Taste Good via Pink Polish & Running Shoes – These are some easy ways to add flavor to your healthy foods.
Tips to Help Reduce Unhealthy Cravings via Jill Conyers – 8 things you can do to ward off food cravings.
How To Freeze Spinach Cube For Smoothies via Happy Healthy Mama – This is genius!
Hurdles To Eating Clean: 3 Easy Ways to Beat Them For Good via Champagne For Everyday – Eating healthy is a lot of work & is often not convenient. These 3 simple tips will help you slowly make changes to eater better and cleaner.
How To Overcome Unhealthy Food Temptations And Cravings via Beets Per Minute – Great post on the what and why’s of emotional eating and tips to beat it too.
10 Oat-rageous Oatmeal Recipes To Try Today via Papa Don’t Preach – Unique & yummy oatmeal recipes to fill you up this winter.
The Definitive Guide To Healthy Eating via A House In The Hills – Myths about diets & foods debunked. Good stuff!
The Psychology Of Eating | Small Behavioural Changes Add Up To Big Results via Fitnitchick – Eating is about behavior and habits. A few small changes can have a huge impact on your weight and health. Love these suggestions.
Being Your Own Injury Detective via Running Out Of Wine – It’s so important to listen to your body & fight for your own health. It makes me sad how many people go mis-diagnosed myself included.
Why You Can Simplify Your Nutrition via Enjoy Every Bite – With all the do’s and don’ts of nutrition it can be confusing to figure out what you should and should not be eating. This simple list makes it easy for you.
10 Natural Remedies To Everyday Ailments via Hello Natural – Most of these you already have in your house. I swear #1 & #4 can be used for virtually anything.
Do You Have The Discipline For Rest And Recovery? via Love Life Surf – Great thoughts as to why resting is difficult for some and the mental process we go through.
3 Ways To Do Lat Pulldown via She Rocks Fitness – Nothing’s sexier than strong back muscles. These are 3 excellent ways to get them.
A Beginner’s Guide To Hot Yoga via Into The Gloss – Know what you’re getting into. These are good tips for starting hot yoga.
This is What Happened When Jennifer Aniston Stopped Exercising for the Movie ‘Cake’ via Health – Not sure I could be paid not to exercise. My brain would go crazy.
10 tips to Shovel Snow & Save Your Back via Confessions of a Mother Runner – You can shovel & get a workout too. Love this one->”Drop It Like A Squat.”
Full Body Chair Workout via Fit Foodie Finds – Love this body weight only workout & you can do it from home too.
5 Ways To Improve Your Food Photography With Artificial Lighting via Pinch Of Yum – Light quality isn’t always predictable. These are great tips for food bloggers needing to use unnatural light.
How to Put the YOU in YouTube in 9 Steps via The SITs Girls – YouTube is often the forgotten social media. Find out how to make leverage YouTube for your brand with these 9 steps.
Food Photography Setup + Fav Props via The Almond Eater – Great how to on food photography setup. A backdrop and reflector are my personal favs.
The Business Of Blogging & Branding via Cotter Crunch – What it means to be a blogger today & some important questions to ask yourself to focus your brand.
My Photography Setup: Tips For Taking Good Blog Photos via Autumn Leaves – For those of you using an SLR camera, these are good tips.
The Blogger Impostor Lesson via Get Fit Fiona – Sharing your blog with others can feel like you’re an impostor especially when you first start. This is good reflection on the topic.
The Doctors Stole My Cauliflower “Chicken Nuggets” Recipe via Girls Gone Sporty – Plagarism is real, it’s ugly and it’s wrong. Thankfully this particular incident was quickly resolved, but it something every blogger should be aware of.
To Date Or Not To Date…(Your Blog Posts) via Diary of a Semi Health Nut – Intriguing topic of whether or not you should remove dates from your blog posts to reduce the pressure that comes with feeling like you need to blog every day.
Who do you want to see win in today’s game?
Lots of Health, Food & Love,