Now Trending – Best Links Week of 8.25

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Yo, where did August go? It’s fine. August had nothing to offer me so I’m glad it’s over. Let’s just get to the best links from this week and forget how crappy August turned out. (Okay, it wasn’t crappy, it just wasn’t exciting.)

Travel
Goa has been pretty high on my travel list since I found out Goa existed. Of course Jade Jagger just casually lives there in the most beautiful home ever.

Camping is truly one of my biggest fears in life. I read a book about the Appalachian Trail once and pretty much spent the entire two weeks I was reading it seconds away from a panic attack at the idea of having to sleep in a tent and stuff for months. But I’m down with glamping aka glamorous camping where you sleep in a bed and have a shower and a cook. So who wants to take me to Nimmo Bay Wilderness Resort in British Columbia?

Running
So this is the run snob in me speaking (I’ve been running for 11 years, I think I have a clue as to what I’m doing), but it amuses me when people think they can go out and run a half-marathon or something without training. It took me years to get up the courage to think I can possibly run 26.2 miles and clearly my brain was right – people with more training miles run the fastest marathons.

Running to the Finish has a great list of 33 Running Resources.

I’m always looking for new strength workouts… gotta try this Arm Toning Workout by my girl Erin.

Food
These Chewy Coconut Oat Granola Bars Stuffed with Chocolate Date Caramel from Yeah… Imma Eat That look insanely decadent and insanely delicious and I may have been thinking about them all week.

I know strawberry season (and summer) are basically over, but this summer I discovered my love of all things pistachio, especially when combined with strawberries, so I wish I had found this Strawberry Pistachio Loaf from London Bakes earlier.

Buckwheat and Zucchini Chia Muffins? Sign me up!

Blogging
I think I spent hours trying to figure out how to easily resize photos on iPhoto… then I read this post on how to resize photos from Jessica at My Style Vita.

Almost Getting it Together turns ONE next weekend. Can you believe it? How much has changed… and how much hasn’t changed (spoiler alert: still don’t have it together). Anyway, these first posts from fashion bloggers make me feel less embarrassed of my first 6-7 months of blogging.

On the “growing as a blogger” front… A Beautiful Mess had a great post on the “Confessions of a Food Photographer” that shows a lot of amazing growth and progression.

Watch
This video has me SO PUMPED for Ragnar… right Em? #icecreamat1am

Don’t forget to rehydrate while you dehydrate this holiday weekend, kiddos. Enter to win Harmless Harvest Coconut Water!

Chat with me:
What were your favorite finds this week? Are you ready for September? Is my fear of camping irrational? (No.)

16 comments on “Now Trending – Best Links Week of 8.25

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Susie @ SuzLyfe on August 29, 2014 7:18 am

People with more training miles may run faster marathons, but I just want to not be injured! #lamesaucebodyproblems
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Cassie on September 7, 2014 10:16 pm

AGREED. I try to keep it under 50… and my body still hates me anyway.

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Kylie @ immaeatthat on August 29, 2014 7:36 am

I hate figuring out resizing photo stuff. I never feel like I know what I’m doing lol. Thanks for the link love!;)
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Davida @ The Healthy Maven on August 29, 2014 9:13 am

I’m obsessed with ABM. Even though they post like 12 times a day I still read them all! Also let’s go glamping in goa. Like this weekend. So I can avoid what might be the most awkward encounter of life.
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Cassie on September 7, 2014 10:15 pm

I’m glad last weekend didn’t turn out too awkward. But um, yes, Goa please?

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Ang @ Nutty for Life on August 29, 2014 10:31 am

Your fear of camping is only irrational in the sense that there are worse things in the woods than no bathrooms… like bears or mountain lions.
Your “so you need a last minute halloween costume” post is on “you might like this” widget… i’m rereading it and it’s making me smile.

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ganeeban on August 29, 2014 1:15 pm

Wherever GOA is, it looks amazing. I don’t think your fear is irrational, I think its totally okay…since I dislike camping, myself! My favorite find this week was an Obey tank at local boutique, perfect for my upcoming vacation!! xoxo, ganeeban
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Bethany @ Accidental Intentions on August 29, 2014 3:20 pm

I’ve been using iPhoto for YEARS and I honestly had no idea you could resize photos using it! I’ve been using PicMonkey to resize all my photos, which works just fine, but is a cumbersome process. Thanks for sharing that link!
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Lesley on August 29, 2014 9:11 pm

Omg. Those stuffed granola bars. Come over and make them for me??
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Em Todd @ CFGF on August 29, 2014 9:57 pm

1. September sux. Summer 4 EVA!
2. Team Beer is gonna kill it. Can’t wait!
3. Can you tell I hit HH hard? :)
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Lauren @ ihadabiglunch on August 31, 2014 1:50 am

I could maybe go camping for a day (aka one night…). It’s too unpredictable and dirty. I love nature but I definitely love being clean and eating good food more ;)

I’ve honestly never heard of Goa but after following that link my jaw is on the floor. GORGEOUS! Adding it to the bucket list…
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Cassie on September 7, 2014 9:20 pm

I just love being dry… I feel like that’s not a thing that happens with camping.

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Diana @sosmallsostrong on September 1, 2014 11:29 am

Oh I want to go to that resort! It’s so cool, but I agree with your fear of camping. lol I’ve slept in a tent a few times and I’m still on the fence whether I like it!! :)
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Cassie on September 7, 2014 9:14 pm

Too many things to dislike about camping in my book.

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Kim @ Hungry Healthy Girl on September 1, 2014 8:14 pm

Great links! Heading over to The Beautiful Mess to check out the confessions post. ;)
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Cassie on September 7, 2014 9:14 pm

It was really cool, wasn’t it?

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