Hello hello and happy Friday.
Whew! We made it to the end of the week—barely. But brace yourself, it doesn’t look like our typical weekly flow will be back anytime soon.
Everyone is on high alert and plagued with uncertainty as the C.V.19 becomes more prevalent. It’s all anyone can talk about in social situations—nope, I’m not hibernating yet but I am social distancing—and it’s all one can do to find something else going on in the news.
So far, this is the best article I’ve read on the virus, what it means, and the case for extreme social distancing.
I plan on supporting my local businesses and neighbors the best I can. We must all soldier on, find the positive in the small moments, eat healthily with what’s on hand (like my Med stuffed avo/Vietnamese noodle dish in the pic above) and keep living our lives with smart changes in our daily habits to keep us all safe.
I, for one, have been WAY more diligent about washing my hands. If nothing else, this whole experience is going to turn me into a bona fide germophobe.
Some links for keeping it clean:
- How to make a DIY hand sanitizer that actually works. I’m making mine in these travel bottles.
- It’s counterintuitive, but here’s why 70% alcohol disinfects better than 91%.
- If you can find them, this list of sleek looking sanitizers look so good you’ll want to use them all the time.
- And, New York state has inmates making hand sanitizer, but will they be able to use it?
But you guys didn’t come to see the same news regurgitated here. So let’s escape for a minute and dig into this week’s Friday Faves.
A little smile for you: Dog owners, I bet you’ve been here. (That first puppers though…)
This info-comic illustrates who and who shouldn’t plus when and when not to wear a mask.
My weekend project is to do some decluttering and spring cleaning –> 20 tips to make your pantry feel twice as big.
The benefits of intermittent fasting according to the NY Times.
7 “unhealthy” foods that are actually great for you.
I am so tempted to replace my microwave with this microwave that triples as an air fryer and convection oven too.
30+ St. Patrick’s Day recipes to host the luck of the Irish with a spot o’ green potluck.
This Irish stew is 100% jig worthy.
Ready, set, all the corned beef deliciousness:
- Oh yes you can bet I’m making this corned beef and cabbage this weekend,
- And use the leftovers to make this corned beef hash,
- And this reuben sandwich—BEYOND!
These oven baked fries make a meal.
I am 100% tempted to make this cheesecake. HOLY COW!
Okay this looks like a seriously healthy salad filled with fiber.
My husband would love these simply because of the topping.
Become a sheet pan fan with this easy chicken dinner.
Easing into spring with cauliflower gnocchi.
Have you tried tofu’s protein-heavy cousin: tempeh?
10 reusable bags almost too cute to take to the grocery store.
Let’s talk decor. I’m ready for a return to concrete grays and walnut woods, with whites and marble in a modern, clean but raw, serene vibe. Will the millennial aesthetic ever end?
Okay, so about a month ago our garage door broke. While trying to lift it with my husband, I strained my back and it’s been bugging me ever since. At least that’s what I’m blaming it on instead of aging. Anyway, these patches + stretching have been the only thing that have given me relief so I recommend them for your pain in the neck (or back, or whatever.)
This is what a normal size woman looks like when she dresses like a celeb. Stylin’! I love how she poses just like the celebs too.
I’ve always been an every day hair washer, but lately I’ve been using this popular dry shampoo to perfect second day hair.
Bring on the high pony — 5 popular spring hairstyles.
I love seeing what’s in other people’s bags. I’m such a snoop!
That’s it for this week. Take care of yourself and those you love and WASH YOUR HANDS!
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