Hello hello and what a happy Friday it is!
We’re here. We’re alive. We have money for food on the table and an internet to scan for the links we love. There’s so much big, heart wrenching stuff going on out there that focusing on the little things that matter are a real source of joy.
We’re nearly two weeks into the new year and I’m still committed to my NY resolve and eating more plants (this avo toast has been breakfast every.single.day), getting more sleep, and keeping my inner and outer critic in check.
Life is a work in progress. Last week I talked about how I’ve always believed I was a good multi-tasker until I was called out as simply being a procrastinator.
Well, yesterday I read this article that is 100% how I feel 99% of the time. Decision fatigue, where “people’s brains get worn out by the necessity of being decisive and exercising restraint, usually at work.”
Is decision fatigue a real thing? I 100% think so, because I live it, and too often I feel just like Gloria who is quoted about completing personal chores, “Instead of doing it, I’m thinking about all the times I should have been. So I end up kind of catatonic over not doing stuff instead of doing that stuff.” Hand to heart, that’s me.
It’s another supporting reason why I chose my word of 2019: DO IT.
So today I’m setting a timer to get my Friday Faves post done in a record amount of time, with focus and my head down to get.the.job.done. For you readers, it’s a quick read to breeze through these Friday Faves links and maybe click on one or two. For me to compile the post, it typically takes 1-2 hours of research during the week, then another 4-6 hours to write, discover more faves, add links, proofread, edit and re-write, and then wonder if I missed something awesome.
Today I’m giving myself 1 hour and 30 minutes to complete the post, and when the time is up, that’s going to be it.
Let’s see how far I get, shall we? But enough about me, let’s dig into this week’s list of Friday Faves. YAY!
This story absolutely warmed my heart and broke it at the same time. I love dogs.
And of course, this.
Need a little Insta-inspiration? Here’s a list of 19 you should be following now.
My favorite Spotify play list for theweek.
The closest we might get to a The Office reboot: Angela has a cooking show!
The 10 kitchen trends you’re going to be seeing a whole lot more of. Ugh, apparently open shelving is still a thing (but not in my kitchen!)
I love a good kitchen remodel.
So this is claimed to be the single best way to reduce clutter around the house, but is it just adding more plastic to the trash heap? Thoughts? I mean, I do decant some, but not to this extreme (for all my condiments too?)
But I am liking these glass canisters — a little spendy so I need to shop around.
This week, eat more plants:
- These lettuce wraps are going to the TOP of my #eatmoreplants list.
- A veggie bowl that goes south of the border.
- I love my butter chicken recipe but this vegetarian version is one to give a try.
- This vegetable shepherd’s pie for the one pot win.
50 slow cooker recipes for fast dinner from some of your fave bloggers.
This chicken salad that is evvvvverything.
Here’s a slurper to add to your smoothie train.
One pan, 5 ingredients, and the best comfort food mashup of the year so far.
Instant Pot recipe alert: Pho me baby.
Air fryer recipe alert: These fried ravioli are pure wow factor.
- Lamb meatballs gone wild!
- Good gravy! Salisbury steak meatballs
- Break out the crockpot, these Swedish meatballs have arrived.
The buttercream frosting of my dreams.
If you love cheesecake you’re gonna love these. OMG.
Tips for saving the big bucks on groceries (so you can buy more shoes!).
7 easy ways to save more money every week.
I can’t work/cook/exercise with my bob length hair in my face so I’m loving these short hair ideas that go beyond the basic pony.
I replaced my expensive Kerastase spray with this one from Target and haven’t looked back. I really like her whole line.
Why your feet are always cold. (Mine is #2)
And that’s why you need a pair of these (at 40% off!)
Say yes to joggers! Total comfort.
Ah, but this sweater...it would be like wearing your bath robe all day. How would I get any work done? I’d just want to lounge.
My daughter made a crystal candle over the holidays with real crystals. This one turns the candle into a crystal. Kind of fun.
For all of you plant lovers, this can’s for you.
This couple and their cute trailer are giving me serious wanderlust.
If you’re going to Paris, here’s your one-day walking tour to cross all the best sites off your list.
Okay! The alarm went off 20 minutes ago. TIME TO STOP. I’m out! Have a fantastic weekend everyone!
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