Now Trending – Best Links Week of 8.11


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This week flew by. Today (Thursday, when I am writing this) I totally forgot it was Thursday. A happy surprise when you usually think Wednesday is Thursday and then your day is just downhill from there (but let’s get real, Monday-Friday the day is downhill from the time breakfast is finished until you’re done with work). Anyway, here are the best links I found this week. I hope you enjoy just as much as I did!

I like expensive things (especially shoes) but I am so hard on everything I own. I loved this tutorial on how to properly take care of your shoes.

Pretty much the one thing I know in life is that everything is a myth, or so that’s what people like to say. There are a lot of career myths for women out there and here are some that need debunked for good (though I don’t know if I totally agree that every single one of these are myths…).

One thing the Internet loves to do is tell you what arbitrary things you like or do say about you. It was only so long until someone made a list of what your favorite childhood board game says about you. (Mine was Clue, obviously.)

One more reason for me to love Oregon isn’t needed but I do love all of these ideas for weekend trips from Portland.

I’m dying to go to Mexico for whatever crazy reason right now, I think mainly because I want to buy one of these handwoven bags (that I could just also order online but what’s the fun in that?).

I’m clearly a fan of the road trip (Within reason, of course. If it’s over 5 hours, get me on a plane). I loved this list of American road trip recipes from Food52, even if they do lump Pittsburgh (pierogies) in with the Midwest (ew).

There was an interesting study on portion control as it concerns caloric knowledge of food – do those who toe the health food line over-indulge more than those who are less rigid in what they eat?

Blame it on being Italian but I unabashedly love polenta and if it’s on a menu, I’m probably going to order whatever it is it comes with. This blueberry almond breakfast polenta takes things to the next level.

Looking to eat a little healthier and not put in much effort? Lindsay from The Lean Green Bean has five simple tips to clean up your diet (hint: cut out added sugar, duh!).

I need it to be Sunday morning so I can make these orange basil ricotta pancakes from Running to the Kitchen.

I loved this guest post from Erica House on RunBuzz on “4 Tips to Mentally Prepare for Race Day“.

This is super old but the marketing director for the San Francisco Marathon, Joanna Reuland, is 26 and basically has my dream job (after travel blogger, of course!). The Everygirl had a really inspiring interview with Joanna.

Chat with me:
Workplace myths… do you believe them? Do you love polenta? And most importantly… what was your favorite childhood board game?

7 comments on “Now Trending – Best Links Week of 8.11

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Em Todd on August 15, 2014 7:36 am

There is NO doubt in my mind I’m getting the polenta for dinner tonight. I’ve been dreaming of it for days.

I also loved Clue as a kid. Mom HATED it, but obviously I got my way and we played all. the. time.
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Cassie on August 15, 2014 8:22 am

UMMM I’ve been dreaming of the polenta, too. Us and our love of corn. I’m dying over that corn you posted from Gaucho!

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cait @pieceofcait on August 15, 2014 9:05 am

i love this round up of all the best stuff! :) happy friday xo

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Susie @ SuzLyfe on August 15, 2014 10:24 am

Clue was my favorite game too. I was always Ms. Scarlett. Did you read the books?! I LOVED those!
Orange and basil together, always.
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Amanda @ .running with spoons. on August 15, 2014 10:53 am

Favourite board game? Oooo that’s a tough call! I’m tempted to go with either Candyland or Life, though. And I loved the article about proper portion control coming as a result of easing up on restriction — definitely found that to be true for me!

Happy Friday, Cassie!
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Sam @ Better With Sprinkles on August 15, 2014 3:46 pm

So I think I’ve tried polenta maybe once in my life…blame the Canadian-ness, I don’t think polenta is a big thing up here. As for favourite board game…Life. P.S. why do they have Ouija boards in there? Do those count as a board game? Huh.
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Jessica on August 16, 2014 5:10 pm

I don’t think I’ve ever had polenta – though I’ve had buckwheat, millet, oat bran, and oatmeal, so I’m guessing I would enjoy this as well.

My favorite game was (The Game of) Life, where you drive a minivan around, collect children and paychecks and homes. In retrospect, great job to the developers for making a game out of something so mundane.

My sister liked Monopoly and was frustrated when I would just give my brother money or properties. It took too long and I didn’t care about winning.
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