spring break

Friday Favorites

Today is the start of my spring break! Come six p.m., I’ll be free for a week. I can’t wait! I have a lot of great plans for break including meeting this girl, hanging with this girl, spending a day with my mom, and celebrating my birthday early at Hofbrähaus. Hopefully I can fit some quality time in with Adam and my dad, too. It should be a fab week, even if I’m not spending it on a tropical island.

So this past week. So much good in the blog world, especially with the bevy of posts like mine yesterday. Some of my favorite posts to read are those that are honest and raw. They’re also my favorite to write. So thanks for reading here; now go give these other great read a look.


Thinking Out Loud: NEDA: Sam from Better with Sprinkles gives an honest look at just how unexpectedly eating disorders can creep in and change lives. I am so thankful that she shared this with everyone, and boy, am I glad she is still here to even do that in general.

. thinking out loud #67 .: Of course, I have to thank Amanda from Running with Spoons again for hosting yesterday’s link-up and encouraging readers to share their own take on eating disorders. Without that, I wouldn’t have stepped out of my shell. Her own post was a really beautiful take on all the things she couldn’t do that she loved while overcoming her own disorder.

{Thinking Out Loud} The Gift of Time: You know the saying “hindsight is 20/20?” Davida from The Healthy Maven wrote a great post about learning, over time, that we have to love our bodies the way they are. All of the crazy things we do to get that perfect body (my favorite example of her’s: eating a salad before a night of drinking… gross) won’t bring us real happiness and content in the end.

Let’s talk about body image: Jan from Sprouts ‘n’ Squats wrote an eye-opening, personal mini-timeline of her own journey through body image. She talked about a lot of things that I didn’t even know were a factor in her life, and I applaud her.

Life Lessons: On Counting Ingredients, Not Calories: Alexis from The Hummusapien gave the real low-down on how important it is to pay attention to ingredient lists in stores. Would you believe that some store brands are actually less processed than big brands? If you need help navigating the aisles, check out her post.

Justification: In one of my favorite more controversial posts she’s written, Sarah from Pickyrunner talked about the need to justify all of our actions, specifically around food and exercise, these days. She believes that the need for justification is at an all-time high, but it really shouldn’t be. What do you think?


And just for a little fun, you have to check out this Buzzfeed article about why Dimitri from Anastasia is the best guy/boyfriend/hottie ever and no one else can compare. I have to say I could have written this. It’s been my belief since forever.

ALSO, did you hear that Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher are engaged (if you watched That 70’s Show this is the best news)? #KelsoandJackie4ever

Question of the Day:
>>What are you up to this weekend?
>>Do you think Dimitri from Anastasia is the hottiest hottie ever?