Now Trending – Best Links Week of 7.7

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For a feature I want to do weekly, Now Trending is lucky to get a post every month and a half. Poor Now Trending, the ugly stepchild of Almost Getting it Together. Here are a bunch of links and things I’ve been inspired by lately.

Obsessed with these 12 hour travel guides. The Portland one is pretty decent, it nabs a few places I love including Powell’s Books, Salt and Straw (duh) and The Screen Door (Garden Grits for the win). 

Know your personality but not where your next destination should be? The Weekender breaks down a few destinations like Savannah, Tulum and Napa Valley by what kind of traveler you are – first class flyer, global nomad, or foodie to name a few.

“Insta or it didn’t happen.” One of my biggest stressors when packing is “What have I not been Instagrammed wearing?” Spoiler alert, not this chambray tank I have, because it’s in like 20 pictures. (Fun fact, I’m an awfully vain person, I know.) Anyway, Refinery29 shows you how to pack an Instagram-Ready Wardrobe.

I really resonated with Arman’s post about food bloggers calling it what it is. If you’re going to blog, at least give it the old college try and don’t phone it in.

I am a big proponent of spending money on my hair. My natural hair color is terrible and boring. There’s a reason good hair products, hair color and cuts are expensive. (Minus Batiste, which is the best dry shampoo in the entire world.)

Catherine from Rabbit Food for My Bunny Teeth talks about how your body image is never the same after battling an eating disorder. A little heavy for my usual light-hearted links, but I could feel where she was coming from.

Don’t you hate those people who try too hard on social media? Now you can make sure you aren’t one of those people.

Love, love, loved this post from Kath Eats Real Food on The Boxed Lunch, or You Can’t Have it All. I love treats as much as the next person (just kidding, I don’t love them as much, because treats to me other than my hardcore ice cream obsession is yogurt with fruit and nut butter), but if you feel the need to treat yourself everyday with food you’ll A) never be fit and B) the allure will be lost. Sorry, rant over.

Um, I need to go to Palo Alto to get one of these Pressed Juice Freezes. Or recreate one on my own.

I need to stop eating granola because I’m addicted, but maybe after I make this Ancient Grains Granola. #loveancientgrains

The latest in basic bitch food? Avocado toast. Elite Daily has it wrong though, because basic bitches think avocados have too much fat.

So into the idea of this Sweet Sticky Coconut Quinoa from Nosh and Nourish.

Obsessed with this folk-cover of 99 Problems by Hugo. Fun fact, this guy wrote “Disappear” for Queen B.

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Which of these reads was your favorite? Leave any cool links I missed this week in the comments for me to check out!

29 comments on “Now Trending – Best Links Week of 7.7

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Caitlin on July 11, 2014 8:37 am

Thanks for sharing all these hun! Checking them out while the monkeys sleep later :) Have a great weekend!!
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Cassie on July 12, 2014 7:50 am

Hope you enjoy them! Now I need to go get ready for my long run before it turns into 90 degrees here…

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Tina Muir on July 11, 2014 9:00 am

Awesome posts! I haven’t read hardly any of these, so lots of new good ones to check out. Your links are always so different to other bloggers, I love it!
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Cassie on July 12, 2014 7:50 am

Thanks girl!! Trying to be different! I was telling one of my friends all about your blog yesterday because she wanted to follow more elite runners! Might have to intro you two!

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Marisa @ Uproot from Oregon on July 11, 2014 9:43 am

I think about what I have been instagrammed wearing too… haha! I loved Kath’s post as well, because sometimes I need the real talk that reminds me I can’t have froyo every night.

Happy Friday! I just posted some of my favorite links too if you need more reading material :)
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Cassie on July 12, 2014 7:49 am

Glad to know I’m not the only one who is paranoid about it!

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Danielle Omar - Food Confidence RD on July 11, 2014 9:43 am

I need to avoid posts like this because now I’m late for a meeting. :)

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Cassie on July 12, 2014 7:49 am

Oh no!! I hope you got some good reads though :)

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Ang @ Nutty for Life on July 11, 2014 10:00 am

HAHAHA hahahaha “basic bitches think avocados have too much fat.”
I want to try that social media thing but i don’t feel like giving access to all my social info to yet another company right now lol
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Cassie on July 12, 2014 7:48 am

Mine told me I was trying too hard yet not trying hard enough…

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Traci on July 11, 2014 10:31 am

“You just can’t have it all!” I needed to read that. I treat myself far too often. And then, yes, they don’t feel like treats anymore. It’s a constant battle of balance!
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Cassie on July 12, 2014 7:48 am

It is!! I need to take a step back and get on track again myself… love your quibbles, by the way!

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Susie @ SuzLyfe on July 11, 2014 11:10 am

Pressed Juice Freezes? HELL YES if even just because of the color!
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Cassie on July 12, 2014 7:47 am

Something naturally that color?? Gotta love it!!

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Erin @ The Almond Eater on July 11, 2014 1:37 pm

I can totes get on board with the term “basic bitch food”. LOL you kill me.
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Lindsay on July 11, 2014 4:56 pm

LOL! me too! i so dig that term!
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Cassie on July 12, 2014 7:46 am

Glad I’m not the only one!

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Cassie on July 12, 2014 7:47 am

I’m going to start a “basic bitch’ Tumblr. Too much?

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Lindsay D. on July 11, 2014 2:36 pm

Travel guide for off the beaten path? I’ll take it. Weekender makes me want to hop on a plane and take pretty, exotic pictures somewhere. Good finds!
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Cassie on July 12, 2014 7:47 am

Thanks!! Just checked out your blog, too! Loved it! Would love to do something together!

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Jordan @ The Blonde Vegan on July 11, 2014 6:36 pm

I am such a fan of so many of these!! I’ve been a little swamped lately so I haven’t had a ton of time to do much internet browsing of my own… so this post just provided me with so much weekend material!! LOVE the IG-ready packing tips and the Refinery article about not trying too hard on social media. And omg those Pressed Juice Freezes from Palo Alto sound outrageous… and that’s not too far from me so I might have to make that happen ASAP. Happy weekend!
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Cassie on July 12, 2014 7:44 am

Please go get a pressed juice freeze for me!!! I want to live vicariously through you!

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Arman @ thebigmansworld on July 11, 2014 8:29 pm

Actually nearly peed myself at you calling ‘Now Trending’ the Ugly Stepchild….even after I told you yonks ago it was my favourite collation of links.

I think you’d enjoy my blend Mish’s blog- Mishfish13- She does pretty epic travel recaps!!!
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Cassie on July 12, 2014 7:28 am

Mish’s blog is so cool, I just spent like 15 minutes clicking around and checking it out!!

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GiGi Eats on July 11, 2014 9:05 pm

I love these recap posts so much – because I KNOW I am missing something awesome throughout the week! :P
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Cassie on July 12, 2014 7:27 am

I don’t think it’s possible to not miss something during the week!

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Cat on July 13, 2014 2:49 pm

Wow that 12 hour guide site is amazing! It’s given me quite a dose of wanderlust…
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Cassie on July 15, 2014 8:46 am

Agreed… need to go on a trip ASAP

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