Now Trending – Best Links Week of 2.2


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Happy Friday! Angela is visiting me in San Francisco this weekend which is super exciting. We have lots on our itinerary like being tourists and visiting Alcatraz, heading to wine country for a day and knocking some restaurants off my SF Restaurant List. (I don’t think it will ever be completed… my Pittsburgh one never was!)

Since I’ve been trying to get ahead of work this week to fully enjoy my time with Angela, I haven’t had a lot of time to read blogs (sorry, everyone!) but may or may not have gotten lost surfing the internet a little bit last night. Here are the best links I found for you this week!

The sad part about living on the West Coast is that you are far from the Caribbean. The happy part is that you live close to Hawaii, which I remind my dad and A of on a daily basis. I never made it to St Lucia but Gal Meets Glam’s St. Lucia travel diary makes me want to hop on a plane back east.

Love these ideas on how to budget a trip. My number one rule for traveling is if you can’t afford to actually enjoy where you are, don’t go.

Myanmar and Cuba are both high on my travel bucket list. Are any of these cities on yours?

I really want to take this road trip to California Gold Country. I’m so into abandoned things.

These little romantic gestures are so cute. I’m a sucker for happy relationships.

These sarcastic state mottos are so great. “California: Whatever you’re good at, we do just as good or better” is so true.

Have you ever deleted an Instagram photo because it wasn’t getting likes fast enough? Guilty. Next time, use this Instagram Like Predictor before you post.

I’m definitely trying to be more confident at work after reading this article about how being self-councious at work can hold you back.

Running and Fitness
I need to incorporate some of Lauren Fleshman’s workouts into my life.

I swear I’m going to start strength training again soon. I love this upper body workout from Pumps & Iron.

I am dying over all of these fancy chocolate bar flavors. Does someone want to order me a bunch then I can eat them all and do another juice cleanse?

I really truly love tofu. Here are 68 delicious ways to use tofu from Oh My Veggies.

Need to learn how to make my own almond milk… especially this chocolate almond milk!

Chat with me:
What chocolate bar flavor would you want to create? Do you delete photos on Insta without enough likes? If you could make your state a motto, what would it be?

18 comments on “Now Trending – Best Links Week of 2.2

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Tina muir on February 6, 2015 6:50 am

I have missed your trending posts! Glad to see them back, I am looking forward to checking out the tofu link, and Lauren Fleshman, she is a rockstar! I also wanna read the sarcastic state mottos! thanks for this post, always love it!
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Susie @ SuzLyfe on February 6, 2015 7:04 am

NOpe, I leave my photos and posts and whatever out there regardless of the love that they get. Probably shouldn’t, but I feel like it is my life and it makes me laugh, so why not! The picture at the beginning reminds me of my friend who just got back from Thailand/Vietnam/Laos/Phillipines. I want to go there and be warm right now thank you! Have fun with Angela!
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Pragati // Simple Medicine on February 6, 2015 8:48 am

The Sunshine State: We make national news for everything under the sun.
Chocolate bar flavor: CAKE BATTER!
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Channing C. on February 6, 2015 9:27 am

Alabama Motto: Come live the mundane life with us!
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Chris on February 6, 2015 10:36 am

Haha to the Like calculator. I need to step my game up obviously! My state motto is that awesome used joke… ‘Come to Tennessee, where only 10s will you see!’. Or something like that.
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Vicky on February 6, 2015 10:39 am

I love this post! Just found your blog through the Blog Love FB group :-). I can’t wait to dive into some of these links and read more. I SO agree with you on your philosophy that if you can’t afford to enjoy where you’re traveling to, then don’t go. So true!! I live in CT (but I’m from GA) and I can’t think of any state mottos for either of those! lol
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Miranda @ Miranda Writes Blog on February 6, 2015 11:17 am

These are great links! I’ve been following Gal Meets Glam’s posts on Instagram. Gorgeous! That like predictor is hilarious!
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Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine on February 6, 2015 11:34 am

I actually deleted an insta picture that I was forced to post for a campaign! It was stupid, so after the campaign was over (and it had like 10 likes) I deleted it :P
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Kati Rose on February 6, 2015 12:51 pm

These are wonderful links that are going to occupy me for a while this afternoon! I’m loving the sarcastic state mottos.
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Erin @ Her Heartland Soul on February 6, 2015 1:23 pm

Tofu is delicious! I don’t delete photos that don’t get enough likes, but I make a mental note to try and post something different next time. Happy Friday!
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Kay @ Kay Bueno on February 6, 2015 2:20 pm

So basic. I just want a Smores chocolate bar.

When my instagram photos aren’t getting love, I just go like a billion with similar tags for a quick pick me up. But then sometimes you get sketchy followers. Ooops.
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Ashley @ A Lady Goes West on February 6, 2015 4:48 pm

I LOVE hosting visitors and taking them around SF. Believe it or not, I still have gone to Alcatraz! Have fun and I’ll be looking out for your pics to LIKE them on IG! :)
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Kaylin @ Enticing Healthy Eating on February 6, 2015 6:20 pm

Woah, I just showed off that Compartes chocolate bar on my facebook page this week! The one you have a picture of at the top? The Biscuits and Honey Dark Chocolate Bar?….I die. I need this in my life. It speaks to my Southern girl soul.
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Farrah on February 6, 2015 7:05 pm

hahaha, I love that sarcastic state mottos post! I saw it a couple days ago and it was glorious (and made me miss California).

Thank you for those 68 ways to use tofu! <3

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Hilary on February 6, 2015 8:10 pm

Wow a waffle cone chocolate bar! I would totally have to try that! But that pear cheese I don’t think sounds good at all haha but I guess everyone has different tastes! Such a cool little site thanks for sharing!
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Kim on February 7, 2015 5:45 pm

I love anything salted caramel flavor! I know it already exists, but a salted caramel pretzel chocolate bar would be perfection!!
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Whitney Carney on February 7, 2015 10:36 pm

I’ve always wanted to make almond milk too..that chocolate almond milk sounds amazing!
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