Good morning everyone! Happy Friday
Do you guys play Candy Crush? I’m not a big player or anything, I just play to pass time when I’m standing in line or waiting on someone. It’s frustrating how you only get 5 lives though and how they make you wait like a day until you have another full set. Someone recently showed me a trick where you can fast forward the time on your iPhone and instantly get 5 more lives. I’ve been doing this rather frequently, but forgot to change the time back to normal, and this morning I missed my alarm. I was like, how did that happen? I remember setting it yesterday night! Then I looked at my phone and it was February 13, 2014, 3:34pm! ARGH!
I bolted from my bed like a bat out of hell and scrambled to get civilized for work. Meanwhile, Gizzy was watching me with mild curiosity.
My favorite day for internet browsing is always Friday. A lot of bloggers and sites round up the week with their favorite links, events, news, weekend happenings, etc. that always fill me up with energy and anticipation for the weekend.
Here are some of my favorite highlights from the web this week that I think you may find inspiring, delicious, or just good for a laugh.
Jessica Seinfeld’s Grub Street diet. This woman can eat (and cook!).
This iPhone grippy pad is genius (and an affordable gift idea!).
Homemade gingered candy?? Yes, please!
Jay Z and Beyonce go vegan for 21 days!
This made me cry.
A naturally sweet smoothie to help curb your sweet tooth during the holiday season.
Help abused animals find a forever home with a one-time or monthly donation to the ASPCA.
And on a completely separate note, I wanted to share a holiday gift idea for anyone in your life that just might inspire them to embrace a healthier lifestyle in 2014: a homemade vegan gift basket!
Fill it with whatever you want, but here are my ideas below.
- Homemade hummus
- Homemade seeded crackers
- 5-minute Granola bars
- Your favorite tea
- A big mug to enjoy the above in
- Recipe cards for your favorite vegan recipes (breakfast, lunch and dinner), either printed with pictures or handwritten
- Print outs of restorative yoga poses you can do from anywhere (scroll to the bottom of link, there is a handy printable!)
I think that would be a great idea, don’t you? I would love to be on the receiving end.At the very least, it’s a heartfelt gift basket packed full with healthy ideas, treats and goodies.
That’s it for me! I have a very packed evening ahead. Gym at 5:30pm, grocery shopping, then cooking and prepping for our holiday brunch tomorrow – I will be sure to post pictures + recipes. I am super excited
Happy Friday everyone!