Hey Girl Hey!
I hope you had a wonderful holiday weekend and that you were able to sit back and enjoy some quality time with your loved ones. It was so nice to have more than just Saturday and Sunday off this week. I felt like I was able to really get a lot of things done that needed to get done, like relaxing, taking a nap, checking out a holiday craft festival and spending the day with a friend. You know, the important things that we tend to neglect when we’re running all over the place taking care of errands, doing laundry and all those other things we always put off for the weekends. I think we should all petition for 4 day work weeks and 3 day weekends. Who’s with me?!!?
Anywhoo… here are some of the best links I came across this week. I’ve added some links this week for DIY Christmas gifts that are simply adorbs and some blogging articles with tips and tricks I found helpful. I hope you find some interesting reads here and some recipes to try out at your next holiday gathering! Enjoy!
best tips and tricks
Finding Happiness During the Holidays via Run, Selfie, Repeat – Love these tips for finding happiness during the busiest season of the year.
5 Meals and Snacks That Tame Stress-Eating via The Fit Switch – Love this tea idea and the peanut butter banana bites!
Hack Your Ice Cube Tray For Health via Pop Sugar – Love this hack for making your own single serve cookies!
Don’t Starve Yourself: 5 Natural Ways to Detox the Body via Fit Sugar – Easy tips for a natural detox.
Air Drying for Better Curls via The Beauty Department – Pretty!
Short Stack via The Beauty Department – Such a cute and simple hairstyle for short hair.
A Few Quick Yoga Moves for Your Sanity via Mind Body Green – I feel like this is going to come in handy this holiday season!
Are You Using the Right Size Dumbbells? via Pop Sugar – Ever wonder what size dumbbells you should be using? This chart will help you!
Inspiration Awards: Kayla Montgomery via Women’s Running – This is an amazing story. Make sure you check this one out!
Simplify Active Living To Make It Sustainable via Jill Conyers – Live a life that may not be perfect, but one that is full of intention.
What Your Skin Reveals About Your Health via Mind Body Green – Diagnose what’s causing your skin issue.
How Yoga Teaches Us To Honor Our Pain via Mind Body Green – Yoga tips to make sure you’re not pushing yourself too hard.
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Best Ever Overnight Oats Recipe with Coconut via A Lady Goes West – I really want to try overnight oats, so I think this recipe will be the first one I’m going to try out!
The Tight Ass, Hot Abs Dragon Fruit Smoothie…For The Lazy Girl via The Skinny Confidential – This looks SO delicious!
Raspberry Swirl Bakery Style Muffins via Amanda’s COREner – How delicious do these look? These would be perfect to make for an office or some sort of shower gathering.
Cookie Dough Cupcakes via Tackling Life – I’m always in with anything involving cookie dough!
Easy Cool Whip Cookies via Sweep Tight – These sound fun and look delicious!
No Bake Raspberry Cheesecake Cups via Pioneer Mama – These look so delicious!
Cure All Smoothie Recipes via Pop Sugar – I always love a good smoothie!
13 One Pot Comfort Meals via The Lean Green Bean – I hate recipes that use up a lot of dishes and are complicated to make, so this is perfect for me!
DIY Gifts in a Jar via Domestic Mommyhood – I LOVE the look of gifts in a jar!
Coconut Oil Moisturizer via Crafts Unleashed – I’m headed to Costco as we speak to get a huge container of coconut oil to make some of this for gifts!
Glitter Desk Accessory via Hairspray and High Heels – I made one of these for my makeup brushes and love it!
DIY Body Scrub via Pink Heels Pink Truck – This is the easiest DIY body scrub recipe I’ve ever seen!
Waterless Snowglobes via Pioneer Mama – These are so adorable and you don’t have to worry about them drying up over time.
Mason Jar Vases via Typically Simple – I love the Mason Jar trend and this is such a great way to incorporate it into your home!
Single Serve Hot Chocolate Mix via With a Blast – Such a great gift idea for co-workers or classmates that you want to give a small gift to.
Hersey Kisses Christmas Jar Gift via Lil Luna – I love how cute and simple this idea is!
25 Posts to Take Your Blog to the Next Level via A Savory Feast
5 Tips for Professional Emails via Oak and Oats
How to Make the Most Out of Sponsoring Blogs via The Wetherills Say I Do
Earning Money with Affiliate Links via Blog Clarity
What to Put on a Blog Business Card via Blog Clarity
15 Ways to Avoid Blogger Burnout via Pinch of Yum
Questions of the Day:
Are you making any of your Christmas gifts this year?
Bloggers – What’s your favorite blogging tip?