Now Trending – Best Links Week of 7.28

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I’ve rounded up all the best links from this week so you don’t have to. If you haven’t noticed yet, my round-ups are a little different than most “healthy living bloggers”… probably because I more so like to think of myself as a “healthy lifestyle” blogger instead. Is that a thing? Anyway, now it is.

I often say that I am a 17 year old in the body of a 25 year old. I also say that I am an 80 year old in the body of a 25 year old, so I really need to make up my mind. I feel 17 because I don’t do things like pay my own car insurance and refuse to get medical benefits at work (riding the Joe Pisone Benefits Train all the way to station 26, baby). Apparently this makes me “not a real adult” according to Refinery29.

I have my moments of “not wanting to drink empty calories” but then I read an article that says people who drink moderately are skinnier than those who don’t, so boo-yah. My friend Angela had a great piece about this on her blog, Balancing Alcohol Consumption with Healthy Living.

balancing healthy living with alcohol consumption jay z and beyonce on the run tour | almost getting it together

Balancing alcohol consumption with healthy living at the Jay-Z and Beyonce concert with my cousin Jaimie and Angela.

I think I do most of the 13 Things Successful Millennials Do in Their Spare Time. Whether or not I’m successful is still TBD.

It’s real easy to get caught up in negative thoughts, especially running. I had a moment in yoga on Tuesday where I just went into child’s pose – which I never do – because I was just over everything. In the future, I need to keep in mind these Five Tips to Overcome Negative Thoughts from Love, Life, Surf.

I often think of Elite Runners when I’m running – WWSGD (What Would Samantha Gash Do?). Runners’ World had a great piece on “How to Think Like an Elite Runner“.

I’m a sucker for condiments. Here are a bunch I’ve never seen before but would like to try, especially plum ketchup and everything bagel mustard (because I love mustard).

Zucchini Bread Ice Cream. Do I need to say anything else?

I will never be able to pull this off in the kitchen, as skilled as I or random other people in my life would like to think. Half Baked Harvest, will you come to Pittsburgh and make me your Caramelized Peach + Cherry, Prosciutto and Gorgonzola Salad w/Buckwheat Crêpes?

Lindsay from Cotter Crunch always has the most creative, healthy and nutrient-dense recipes! I am so excited to try baking her Grain Free and Dairy Free Mixed Nut Muffins this weekend!

Grain Free Dairy Free Mixed Nut Muffins from Cotter Crunch | almost getting it together

Click through for Ms. Lindsay’s amaze muffin recipe!


Also, have you entered my giveaway for an Eight Pack of Kind Bars yet? It’s open until 8.6 at midnight!

Chat with me:
Are you a “real adult”? Do you do “successful millennial” things? Do you think alcohol can be part of a healthy lifestyle (the answer I am looking for here is yes).

22 comments on “Now Trending – Best Links Week of 7.28

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Marisa @ Uproot from Oregon on August 1, 2014 9:55 am

I am also not a real adult per your designation – I refuse to pay my auto policy but I have to pay for health insurance from work, so it’s 50/50. I have been realizing a lot lately since you wrote about wanting to grab a glass of wine about the reasoning behind my needing to grab wine… maybe a little too deeply because now it’s been 2 weeks without any? Definitely having champagne tomorrow at a brunch.
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Cassie on August 1, 2014 10:37 pm

Please have an extra glass at brunch for me!! Sometimes the longer we wait, the better it is… right?

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Susie @ SuzLyfe on August 1, 2014 10:25 am

I have had to become a real adult this past year, but I still don’t consider myself a real human being. That is for others. I will continue to be proudly fictional, thank you very much.
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Cassie on August 1, 2014 10:36 pm

Hahaha I love that… “a real human being”. That’s what I need to change mine too!

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Caitlin on August 1, 2014 10:49 am

Haha yes to the alcohol for sure. Anything in moderation is good in my book, and I love wine, cocktails, and beer line everyone else ;) I think I’m finally transitioning to real adult hood haha. Still on my parents health insurance till September (because why would you not if you have that option), but I pay for everything else and have since I graduated from Pitt. I just don’t feel old enough still haha if that makes sense. I have a feeling the whole getting married thing and starting a house hunt will help with that, but it’s still very surreal :P
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Cassie on August 1, 2014 10:34 pm

YES, I definitely think marriage/house will bring it home REAL fast! xo

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Sarah Grace on August 1, 2014 10:54 am

Mmm, all of these look great, thanks for sharing!
xoxo Sarah Grace, Fresh Fit N Healthy.
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Cassie on August 1, 2014 10:33 pm

Glad you enjoyed!

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Davida @ The Healthy Maven on August 1, 2014 11:34 am

That mustard. Omg I’m ordering it. Also that millenials article was great. I’d like to think I do most of them…maybe I’m on the right track? We shall see…
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Cassie on August 1, 2014 10:33 pm

You’re the most successful millennial I know. Seriously. Stop being my idol. JK don’t stop.

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Sam @ Better With Sprinkles on August 1, 2014 11:57 am

Since I still have another week and a half of school….Nope, not a real adult yet! :-p
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Cassie on August 1, 2014 10:32 pm


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Jordan @ The Blonde Vegan on August 1, 2014 12:34 pm

Ok this is fab. You know how I feel about being an old soul and a child at the same time… couldn’t agree more!! I think the combo of 17 + 80 = the coolest mid-20s gal there could be. And I LOVE that there’s an article that says people who drink in moderation are skinnier… I’m gonna hold on to that one. And I am definitely going to go read Angela’s post about the balance!! Xox
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Cassie on August 1, 2014 10:32 pm

YES, I think the old soul/child people are the best because we have it BALANCED! xoxo

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Christine@ Apple of My Eye on August 1, 2014 12:42 pm

Thanks for all the great links! I’m loving all those tasty recipes you linked up to :)
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Cassie on August 1, 2014 10:32 pm

Glad you enjoyed!!

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Tina Muir on August 1, 2014 2:10 pm

Great links Cassie, that is really interesting about the findings about girls who drink, and those who don’t. I stay away from it most the time, but I do enjoy a casual glass of wine or especially a hard cider. It can definitely be part of a healthy lifestyle, especially if you like red wine!
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Cassie on August 1, 2014 10:32 pm

Yes! Red wine makes me sleepy… and totally love a hard cider, too!

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Lindsay on August 1, 2014 3:53 pm

i drink wine every night, does that make you feel better? haha. and i want that plum ketchup!

thanks for including me friend
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Cassie on August 1, 2014 10:31 pm

Yay, I knew I liked you! :) My kind of girl… thanks for the amazing recipe, so excited to try baking them this weekend!

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Elle on August 4, 2014 3:25 am

I love condiments too! Roasted garlic mayo? Yes please!

And I do love zucchini bread, but zucchini ice cream sounds almost too out there for me. I think I need to try it anyway to see if I change my mind!

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Cassie on August 7, 2014 10:46 pm

I just love hidden veggies :)

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