Now Trending – Best Links Week of 6.22

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Happy Friday! Isn’t it weird how Friday changes from when you were a kid (or in college) to when you were an adult? Except I kind of felt the same on Fridays in college as I do now because I was typically hungover from Thursday… why did I not heed the re-hydrating properties of coconut water as a senior when I had heard rumors of this magic potion? My Fridays wouldn’t have been so wrecked.

Speaking of being an adult, I have spent the past few weekends working on my gallery wall and now all that’s left is the actual hanging, which is stressing me out. It’s also stressing me out that I’m like a real adult and worrying about shit like decorating on my Saturday and Sunday afternoons. Times like these (and basically every day at most times) I wish my dad were a short drive away so he could come hang my pictures in places they won’t hit me on the head if there’s an earthquake.

Enough with my big exciting life that is home decor and on with the best links from the week.

Travel
Doesn’t Alaska feel like the great unknown? I would have no clue where to start planning for a trip there if it weren’t for Gal Meets Glam’s Alaska Itinerary.

Can we all agree that airport/airplane food is typically the worst? Here are some of Food52 editors’ favorite foods that fly well.

This list of awesome Chicago summer spots makes me want to escape Karl the Fog and head east.

Nashville has been on my must-visit list for a while.

Lifestyle
Totally loving all these looks from the CFDA X Neiman Marcus party. Now I need a reason to dress up in SF…

I relate to this post on dealing with anxiety and heartbreak on so many levels. True story – dealing with your problems and trying to heal is a lot harder than staying depressed and anxious.

These pro tips to get your shit together will help with your summer cleaning. Is that a thing? I am wondering how I have accumulated so much stuff in 8 months…

Blogging
I need to invest in some food props… this list of Seven Photography Resources that Changed My Blog from In It 4 the Long Run is awesome.

Running and Fitness
This post on the Top Five Confessions of a Fitness Professional made me feel so much better about every group fitness class I have ever taken – including the one time I took both Ashley’s BodyAttack and BodyPump classes back to back!

Ever wonder why your fitness class is so expensive? I am going to let you in on a little secret – paying almost $30 for a 45 minute spin class will ensure you get your ass there… early.

As I contemplate a fall marathon (Portland) here’s a nice reminder on how running 26.2 miles wrecks your body.

Food
I’m having my friend Sam over for dinner Saturday night… and I’m totally suggesting we make Erin’s Plantain Sweet Potato Tacos with Guacamole.

I think we can all agree… gelato > ice cream (but ice cream still rules).

Definitely having this Grain-free Breakfast Cobbler from immaEATthat next week for breakfast.

Chat with me:
What confession would surprise people about your job? How do you handle anxiety and heartbreak? And most importantly… gelato or ice cream?

34 comments on “Now Trending – Best Links Week of 6.22

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Shashi at RunninSrilankan on June 26, 2015 7:39 am

Haha – decorating on a weekend afternoon is quite the adult thing to do indeed! But wait, if I don’t spend my weekend afternoons decorating – does that mean the opposite?? :)
That grain free cobbler looks insanely delish – especially for breakfast!

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Cassie on July 3, 2015 1:09 am

I’m sure your home is already decorated and gorgeous because you’ve already adulted :) xo

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Susie @ SuzLyfe on June 26, 2015 7:53 am

UM JOIN ME IN CHI TOWN

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Cassie on July 3, 2015 1:09 am

Girllll I need to make a trip ASAP.

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Heather @Fit n Cookies on June 26, 2015 8:40 am

Can you believe I’ve never had gelato? So I guess ice cream by default? ha Fridays are always awesome in my eyes ;) Though Saturday is my favorite day of the week. It usually had to do with long runs starting my weekend off but since that’s out, it’s a spin class and just full day of no obligations.
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Cassie on July 3, 2015 1:10 am

Mercucious on Walnut St in Shady has the best gelato in PGH!

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Ashley @ A Lady Goes West on June 26, 2015 9:33 am

Hi Cassie! A gallery wall is a big undertaking, so I can see why it would be consuming. And YAY! Thanks for including my post in your links. Glad you enjoyed it. Now I need to get you out to the East Bay to experience some of my other classes. Happy Friday, you adult you!! :)
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Cassie on July 3, 2015 1:10 am

Yes, I need to make an East Bay adventure soon!!

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Rachel @ athletic avocado on June 26, 2015 9:49 am

Gelato is so creamy! When I went to Italy, I had all the gelato I could possibly eat and it was so incredible! Thanks for sharing your weekly link up! :)
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Cassie on July 3, 2015 1:12 am

I eat gelato two times a day every time I’m in Italy!

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dixya | food, pleasure, and health on June 26, 2015 9:51 am

gelato, all the way :) so nice to find your blog.
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Cassie on July 3, 2015 1:12 am

Hope you’ll be back! :)

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Elle Spann on June 26, 2015 10:39 am

thanks for all the tips and tricks! those tacos at the top have my mouth watering and it’s not even 10 am!
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Cassie on July 3, 2015 1:13 am

They were so delicious – highly recommend!

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Samantha on June 26, 2015 12:03 pm

Thanks for the shout out…see you Saturday!

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Cassie on July 3, 2015 1:13 am

Let’s do it again soon, please!

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Selena @ The Nutritious Kitchen on June 26, 2015 1:02 pm

Okay those tacos sound AMAZING!! Definitley go with those…and invite me over…i’ll bring the wine :) But on a serious note I am def a gelato girl over ice cream! Fell in love with gelat when we traveled through Italy and my hometown has the cutest little family owned shop…so a little biased towards gelato :)

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Cassie on July 3, 2015 1:18 am

Bring the wine and gelato, please!

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Lauren on June 26, 2015 1:24 pm

Great links! Gelato is so amazing. I have those plantain tacos on deck for dinner tonight!

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Cassie on July 3, 2015 1:18 am

Are you as obsessed with them as me?

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Erin @ Her Heartland Soul on June 26, 2015 1:29 pm

I randomly love the food in the Minneapolis airport! It’s so good! Happy Friday!
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Cassie on July 3, 2015 1:18 am

That’s not random, it’s seriously my favorite airport!

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Miranda @ Miranda Writes Blog on June 26, 2015 3:09 pm

That Nashville list is what’s up. I am fortunate enough to have a brother who lives there with a couch I can crash on when I visit. I’ve been to a decent chunk of the places on that list (and have heard of most of them) and they’re top notch. Also try The Pharmacy for burgers and if you need a good vegetarian dish in Nashville get the Coconut Delight at Jamaica Way (inside the farmer’s market building). I also highly recommend stopping by the Shelby Bottoms Greenway for a nice picnic spot. Bombay Palace has great Indian and if Barista Parlor is packed, try Ugly Mugs for good coffee. Sky Blue Cafe has good breakfast. The Pied Piper also has excellent ice cream. If/when you do go to Nashville, stay in East Nashville (look for a place near the Five Points). That’s where you’ll find a ton of restaurants/shops/bars.
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Cassie on July 3, 2015 1:22 am

This is amazing!! I am saving this for when I hopefully make it to Nashville :)

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Kristen on June 27, 2015 2:02 am

First of all, gelato always wins. Second, I live in Alaska and totally recommend everything in that blog! I basically did that exact same itinerary when we came up here in our honeymoon, and I can also say from living in Seward last year that it’s the most beautiful place on earth! I live in Anchorage now and I fully believe everyone should come up here at least once in their lifetime!
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Cassie on July 3, 2015 1:24 am

When do you think a good time of year to visit is… summer? I really want to come up… I was thinking about it tonight, actually!

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Alyssa @ RenaissanceRunnerGirl on June 27, 2015 2:50 pm

I have wanted to go to Nashville forever too – and one of my best friends just moved there since her husband is stationed at Fort Campbell, and I get to visit in September!
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Cassie on July 3, 2015 1:05 am

That’s so exciting, you’ll have to let me know where you go!

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Farrah on June 27, 2015 2:58 pm

Those sweet potato tacos need to happen in my life very shortly. *-* They sound so darn good!
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Cassie on July 3, 2015 1:05 am

Uh they were amazing I need more ASAP.

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Hilary on June 28, 2015 7:41 am

Oh my gosh that grain free breakfast cobbler looks AMAZING! I must try it out, thanks for sharing it!
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Cassie on July 3, 2015 1:06 am

I need to try it too!! Looks so good!!

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Trevor E on June 29, 2015 2:27 pm

You just keep warming this little ol’ heart of mine.
Tons of gratitude goodness vibes headed your way!
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Cassie on July 3, 2015 1:06 am

xoxo is it August yet?

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