Now Trending – Best Links Week of 6.8

This week flew by! I don’t even know why or how or what I did. I have a jam-packed weekend, including leading a run group with Vega (come run/yoga/snack with me Saturday morning!), a stop by the West Coast Craft Fair and SoulCycle and a hike on Sunday. Also I’ve been following basketball because I’m a Warriors fan by default… whoops.

Here are the best links I found this week… and keep reading for a giveaway with Krave Jerky!

Travel
I don’t know why LA has seemed so appealing to me lately (I think it’s all the food), but Cupcakes and Cashmere’s Guide to LA makes me want to visit.

Mongolia isn’t at the top of anyone’s travel bucket list but maybe it should make an appearance.

If you’re going to visit San Francisco, you should consider a trip to one of these off-the-beaten-path getaways. (I can attest to Pt. Reyes being amazingly gorgeous.)

I love Airbnb… and I’m so excited to stay in an Airstream over 4th of July weekend, but these crazy Airbnb rentals are also on my to-visit list!

Lifestyle
This is where I am a responsible adult for like two seconds: here are things you need in an emergency kit. I saw those previews for San Andreas… maybe I should be prepared.

Continuing on my theme of being dark, it’s not really a secret I suffer from self-esteem issues, despite thinking I’m pretty awesome… because I always think I can be better. Anyway, I’m working through these issues with a professional but I also think these tips for boosting self-worth are great.

I think I agree with all of DKNY PR Girl’s Top 10 Social Media Pet Peeves. The FOMO one is the best one.

This is a little old but this #sadvertising is great. And makes me a little sad I don’t work at an ad agency (what, who am I becoming?).

Food
I’ve said it before… wine tasting should be about learning, not just getting your buzz on. The Food 52 Editors managed to learn a things while wine tasting.

Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Almond Butter. There aren’t any other words. The only thing that could make it better is Davida personally delivering me a jar. Come to SF please, I miss you!

Who wants to come over for a Macaron Party? This is beyond a brilliant idea.

You know how every day is a random food holiday? Today is National Jerky Day. Who makes these decisions? Anyway, my pals at KRAVE Jerky are giving you the chance to win a pack of their six best selling flavors! I actually love their jerky, as a snack and good protein source but not as a breakfast food from a gas station. The contest is open until midnight on Friday, 6.21 and I’ll pick a winner at random!

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If you’re looking to win other things this week, head over to Running with SD Mom and Erica Finds for even more giveaways.

 

Chat with me:
What are your social media pet peeves? Have you ever stayed in an Airbnb? Did you see San Andreas… should I?

26 comments on “Now Trending – Best Links Week of 6.8

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Shashi at RunninSrilankan on June 12, 2015 7:17 am

I’ve been hearing a lot about Airbnb – I checked it out as I hope to be in NYC this summer and wow – the rates are amazing! Now – is your suitcase big enough for a stowaway, when you go to Amsterdam? ;)

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Cassie on June 13, 2015 10:20 am

WAY cheaper, bigger than an NYC hotel and you can cook breakfast or keep snacks on hand… yes please!

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Ashley @ A Lady Goes West on June 12, 2015 9:37 am

Hi Cassie! Totally bummed I won’t be able to lead a group with you tomorrow, I had already RSVPed to the POPSUGAR FitSugar event around the same time, so I’m heading there instead. But I know you’ll have fun running! And I’ve never stayed in airBnB before, but air-stream sounds cool. Have a wonderful Friday! Hope we cross paths again soon:)
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Cassie on June 13, 2015 10:20 am

You and Dave totally need to stay in an Airbnb next time you travel! So excited to read/see your recap from the Popsugar event!

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Annmarie on June 12, 2015 10:04 am

Oooh dark chocolate sea salt almond butter?! Yes, please! :)
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Cassie on June 13, 2015 10:19 am

I currently am roasting the almonds for it!!

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Lisa Nolan on June 12, 2015 10:17 am

I’ll take them all, please! I especially want Cupcakes and Cashmere’s Guide to LA !

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Cassie on June 13, 2015 10:12 am

Me too, I don’t LOVE LA but she makes me want to visit…

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Erin @ Her Heartland Soul on June 12, 2015 10:18 am

So many links to love this week! I work at an ad agency and think it’s pretty cool! There’s just way too much free junk food in our office at.all.times. All the temptation everywhere is getting old pretty fast.
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Cassie on June 13, 2015 10:12 am

I didn’t know that! What agency are you at? Also but there’s booze, right? haha…

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Erica @ Erica Finds on June 12, 2015 11:05 am

So many great links! I am looking forward to checking them out! Thank you! (And thanks for linking up! LOVE Krave Jerky!)
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Cassie on June 13, 2015 10:12 am

Thank YOU for hosting :)

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Smitha @ RunningwithSDMom on June 12, 2015 11:06 am

Social Media pet peeves: People who make their accounts private and then wonder why they never have followers! And I love krave! Thanks for linking up!
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Cassie on June 13, 2015 10:11 am

That’s such a good one. Like it’s 2015, what is there left to hide?

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Miranda @ Miranda Writes Blog on June 12, 2015 11:07 am

GREAT round up! That wine tip about buying in bulk from a retailer is genius! I’ve found a couple of really great bottles that I love but they are on the pricey side. Now I’m going to see if I can’t find them from a wholesaler. I have been meaning to put together an emergency kit for a while now. Even just storing water is super smart. I love those Airbnb rentals. I’ve always wanted to stay in one of those bubbles. Enjoy your Airstream! That is going to be a blast!
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Cassie on June 13, 2015 10:11 am

You can also buy by the case at some grocery stores for a 10-15% discount!

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Ree on June 12, 2015 4:38 pm

A macaron party?!? That sounds fantastic! Although I’m more for eating them than baking them :)
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Cassie on June 13, 2015 10:08 am

Yeah, honestly baking them seems like a pain haha.

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Whitney Carney on June 12, 2015 5:21 pm

I totally want to leading come run/yoga/snack with you Saturday morning! Why are we so far apart?! Seriously sounds so fun. Also, dark chocolate sea salt almond butter?! Please sign me up for a shipment.
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Cassie on June 13, 2015 10:06 am

PLEASE COME VISIT ME!!! You know I live within walking distance of a Lululemon, right?? Isn’t that enough??

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Ariana on June 12, 2015 11:42 pm

That dark chocolate sea salt almond butter looks AH-mazing. And a macaron-party – how fun?!

I love the social media faux pas. I can’t believe that some people still behave that way online!
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Cassie on June 13, 2015 10:06 am

I know, I also think it’s so dumb when everyone posts every little move with their SO… like you have a boyfriend, we get it.

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Angie on June 13, 2015 4:04 am

That dark chocolate sea salt almond butter sounds like heaven! Combining my loves ;-)
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Cassie on June 13, 2015 9:53 am

I can’t wait to make it this weekend!

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Amber on June 14, 2015 8:33 am

that macaroon party looks like so much fun, like an adult sundae bar!
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Cassie on June 22, 2015 12:14 am

I didn’t think of it that way but that’s brilliant!

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