Now Trending – Best Links Week of 10.20

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Confession: I may or may not be writing this after a couple glasses of Pinot Grigio. Remember when I used to be healthy? Yeah, me either.

Travel
I’m all about abandoned things. I wish I had been in NYC when they opened up the abandoned TWA terminal last week.

Speaking of NYC, Refinery29 compiled the 30 Most Instagrammed Restaurants in NYC. Carly, I think we need to get our #eatingfortheinsta game on!

Style
I said the official sponsor of #funemployment was joggers (because I wore them one day… and okay, on the way home from San Francisco) but I am a fan of clothes that can go from workout to the bar (because I don’t care about how I look in Pittsburgh… which is a thought process I need to change before I move!)

Um… this Pendleton X Nike Collab is everything. I may have a pair of shoes on the way.

Lifestyle
This week, I lamented on how running a half-marathon felt like NBD and felt guilty because this big experience just felt… ordinary. (And, side note, the same day “GOMI Almost Getting it Together” was in my Google Search results so I know at least one of you out there thinks I’m a jerk… c’mon person, just start a thread about me!) Sometime, extraordinary things become ordinary, but is that any less reason to celebrate them? Loved this post from Chris from I Failed Fran about celebrating the grind.

Okay, I’m not one to preach about budgets because they are one of those things I think about but don’t do. Here are 9 good money tips you can do in 10 minutes or less (I do the automatic savings thing… trust me, it’s a good practice!).

You’ve seen moving checklists and if you’ve ever moved, you’ve probably made one… they go something like: call cable company, fill out change of address form, etc. etc. What about the first thing you should scope out in your new neighborhood? (Hot single guys who work for Twitter/Facebook/Google, duh.)

Running and Fitness

I have a total girl/running crush on Tina. Even more so because she is an elite runner that keeps it real. She understands racing rate versus real weight and how it is important to weigh a few more pounds to be a stronger runner rather than injure yourself.

Oh shit, I think I’m a basic fitness bitch.

Food
I love charts. Blame the analytics/math nerd in me (note: I never want to work in analytics.) Anyway, this chart of how the world eats in terms of produce, meat, grains, sugar etc. is super interesting.

Hey food bloggers… want to make your own photography board? My boo Erin has a great DIY Food Photography Board tutorial. Now to just get her to SF to make one for me…

Um, do trick-or-treators come to the Marina for Halloween? If not, I’ll be doing wine pairings with Halloween candy. (Note: last year the Pisone house gave out pretzels and kids were NOT AMUSED.)

I talked about these amazing Bambaloni Beans I had in Sausalito last week. So now I’m thinking they have to be a staple in my kitchen. I’m like not about stirring things though (I have ADD) so here’s how to cook beans in the oven.

You can take good food photos on your iPhone! Love these iPhone food photography tips.

Chat with me:
Real serious question: would you be interested in seeing posts about home decorating for my new place in San Francisco? Other, better questions: are you a basic fitness bitch (it’s okay if you are!)? What Halloween candy are you giving out? What is the most important place to scope out in your new hood? What is the best thing you read all week that I neglected to mention? (Probably nothing because these are the best links, duh… JK.)

32 comments on “Now Trending – Best Links Week of 10.20

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Erin @ The Almond Eater on October 24, 2014 7:21 am

Ha YES we can totally do craft making when I come to visit :) Thanks for sharing lovely!

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Cassie on October 25, 2014 11:20 pm

CAN’T WAIT.

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Tina Muir on October 24, 2014 7:22 am

Awwww you are making me blush! I don’t think it counts as a girl crush if you talk to them on the phone for an hour :) I think that makes us blogging besties. Either way, thanks for the shoutout, hoping we can keep spreading the word! I saw that post on how the world eats, it is pretty cool, but scary at the same time! Hopefully that one spreads around a lot more to bring awareness!
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Cassie on October 25, 2014 11:20 pm

YES! I went to dinner with Erin & Angela that night raving about our phone call haha. It was the best! Needs to happen again soon (or better yet, Skype!)

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Susie @ SuzLyfe on October 24, 2014 7:35 am

I am totally a budget avoider. I know that it is there, that I should be paying ore attention to it…. but then I do what I want anyway. There were definitely a lot of great links up this week, lots of good material.
I would totally dig a home decorating post. Oh heck yes!
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Cassie on October 25, 2014 11:20 pm

Yeahhhhh I don’t know how home decorating fits into budget so I don’t know if a budget is really going to be happening. Whoops. #notgettingittogether.

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Whitney Carney on October 24, 2014 8:40 am

Oh my gosh. Love those shoes.. obsessed! I think I know what I’ll be asking for for Christmas.. I will admit that I think I am a basic fitness junkie. Would love to see your decorating for your new place!

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Cassie on October 25, 2014 11:19 pm

I definitely ordered a pair… whoops. What budget?

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Ang @ Nutty for Life on October 24, 2014 9:48 am

I’m under the impression that anyone who leaves the house in head to toe lululemon 100% realizes it.
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Cassie on October 25, 2014 11:19 pm

Oh without a doubt. It’s a choice, not an accident.

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Chris on October 24, 2014 10:08 am

I both love and hate this. First, thanks for including me in your best links! Yay! But… you introduced me to GOMI. I did not know this epicenter of hatred existed. Wow. I may have just spent 10 minutes looking for myself on there… I didn’t find anything (phew) so that’s good. But I see a deep deep rabbit hole dive in my near future. I may not come out the same. =/

Joggers yo!

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Cassie on October 25, 2014 11:19 pm

I am SO sorry I sent you to GOMI. My other blends get so mad at me for getting on there… but like, I’m just curious, you know?? I used to search for stuff about my sorority on all those campus gossip websites… I think onetime someone said I was a bitch on one but that’s typical.

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Davida @ The Healthy Maven on October 24, 2014 10:18 am

I would read anything you posted!!! But that’s cause I am kind of obsessed with you. So excited to stalk your new life!!
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Cassie on October 25, 2014 11:18 pm

YOU GET TO STALK IT IN PERSON. Which will be my studio with just a bed because I have given up on home decoration.

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laura @ scribbles and sass on October 24, 2014 10:22 am

why did you have to send me to that nike shop? i’m itching to buy new shoes as it is, now i have a million cute ones to look at.

p.s. totally instagram cold-pressed juice #basicfitnessbitch
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Cassie on October 25, 2014 11:18 pm

I’m sorry. Did you buy anything???

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Emily @ Sweets and Beets on October 24, 2014 10:38 am

Girl, I was just about to catch up on reading people’s blogs… but now I have all these links to read!! ;) Thanks for sharing! I might not be a basic fitness bitch because homegirl cannot afford to dress in h2t Lulu’s. ; ) haha.

I moved recently and of couuuuuuurse I scoped out all the best restaurants and coffee places nearby.. and I definitely needed to find the nearest Target. ;) But finding one or two “go-to” running trails was a priority, too! Have a great weekend!
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Cassie on October 25, 2014 11:17 pm

YES TO RUNNING TRAILS! That was like number one important to me in a neighborhood.

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tianna on October 24, 2014 11:29 am

lovely catch up post! I laughed at the “oh shit, think I’m a basic fitness bitch” as it reminded me of this new concept I discovered online called ” basic white girl” lol. now I’m wondering if I am one or not.
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Cassie on October 25, 2014 11:17 pm

Oh man, basic white girl… the struggle is real.

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Erin @ Very Erin on October 24, 2014 2:34 pm

I would love to see some home decor posts! I love seeing how people decorate their space. It’s great for collection ideas!
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Cassie on October 25, 2014 11:17 pm

Woooo thanks for the feedback!!

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Kay @ Kay Bueno on October 24, 2014 10:34 pm

There are kids in San Francisco? Jk. But no joke, I think at last count there were more dogs than children 13 and under.

I’m working my way to basic fitness bitchdom. I’ve got to up my vegan/paleo/gluten free restaurants, and buy more shoes to match my outfits. But girl, I cornered the market on head to toe lulu, and workout selfies. :)

Have a great weekend.
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Cassie on October 25, 2014 11:17 pm

You know what’s crazy? Apparently SF is one of the best cities for trick or treating?? But you’re right, I think I saw like 3 kids the whole time I was there.

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Cat on October 25, 2014 8:41 am

Hah! Oh god I love the basic fitness bitch article – as soon as I saw ‘almond milk latte’ I knew I was in the club…

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Cassie on October 25, 2014 11:16 pm

Def getting one tomorrow!!

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Jessica on October 25, 2014 5:19 pm

Thanks for reminding me to buy Halloween candy – we used to live in a gated community full of retirees and never had kids come to the door, but we just moved recently!

I don’t own any Lululemon but I do match my sneakers to my workout clothes, soooo there’s that…
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Cassie on October 25, 2014 11:16 pm

I don’t think kids will come to my apartment so I’m not going to buy candy… womp womp

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Jan @ Sprouts n Squats on October 26, 2014 5:30 am

The best blog posts are those written with a glass of wine in your hand ;)

I would love to see some home decor posts. I need to seriously brighten up our apartment, well starting with cleaning it would probably help a great deal!

Hope you’ve had a nice weekend.
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Cassie on October 28, 2014 11:01 pm

Thanks Jan!! I’m so excited to share the new place.

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Lisa @ Running Out Of Wine on October 26, 2014 7:31 pm

I’ll be moving into a new place next spring so I would love to read decorating tips! For me the most important places to scope out in a new area are places to run, good grocery stores, and starbucks.
I write most of my posts while drinking wine:)
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Cassie on October 28, 2014 11:00 pm

Yayyy… totally agree with running, grocery stores and coffee. I have a Safeway nearby, affectionally called “Dateway” because it’s all singles in their 20s lol.

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