Now Trending – Best Links Week of 9.7

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This week marked two years of blogging for me and I didn’t even acknowledge it on the blog. I feel like that was a total missed opportunity. Happy second birthday, little blog. I never imagined what the next two years of my life would bring the night I sat down and wrote my first blog post. I’ve made some really amazing friends thanks to this blog, had the opportunity to travel and attend awesome events and so much more.

This week has been crazy busy with being in Pittsburgh, coming back to SF, blog events, dinners with friends and work and life in general. Here are the best links I scrapped up Thursday night for you.

Travel
I would like to think I’m pretty pro at flying. I’m (sadly) mainly loyal to one airline, can sleep most, if not all, of a red-eye and my carry-on is always overflowing with everything I could ever need. Do you have the same habits of savvy flyers?

I’ve had the post-vacation blues all week, even if my vacation was only Pittsburgh. Five days with my family and friends wasn’t nearly enough. Maybe I’ll make a quick getaway with one of these fall travel destinations.

I’ve learned everything I know about myself from traveling. Okay, maybe that is extreme, but I’ve learned a lot from traveling. The Kitchn team talks about what they’ve learned (food-wise) on their travels.

Lifestyle
If you ever mention a movie, chances are I haven’t seen it. I don’t have the patience to sit still for two hours or to actually commit to a movie. Maybe I’ll actually watch one on Netflix with this website to help you find a movie that doesn’t suck.

What ethnicity do you drink like? According to this, I drink like a Bulgarian because I drink ~3 glasses of wine a week, the Chinese because I don’t drink milk or soda, an Equatorial Guinean because I don’t typically drink liquor, an Afghan because I don’t drink beer and an Eritrean because I don’t drink juice. Where does my 20 bottle of San Pellegrino a week land me?

Running and Fitness
Who wants to do this 30-day kettlebell challenge with me?

I need to get back on the strength training train (pun not intended). I was doing 15 minutes at least 3-4 times a week until this past week which isn’t a lot, but is an improvement on 0 minutes 7 days a week. Erin’s Bicep Burner Workout looks like a good way to get back into it.

Oh, just as I mention 15 minute core workouts… here’s a great one from Pumps and Iron.

Food
These grain free naan are making me want to buy cassava flour like, right now.

The days are getting shorter… which means you can sleep in longer, right? Prep these make ahead breakfasts perfect for fall on the weekend and hit snooze without having to sacrifice breakfast.

Are State Fairs anything other than redneck, no matter what state you’re in? These state fair foods look like insanity and 5,000 calories each.

Um, so I want these paleo funnel cakes like right now.

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Chat with me:
Which of those state fair foods look amazing to you? When was the last time you were at a state fair – and what did you eat? Any travel plans for fall?

19 comments on “Now Trending – Best Links Week of 9.7

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Susie @ SuzLyfe on September 11, 2015 7:39 am

I haven’t been to a state fair maybe ever. Lots of little ones. I think the best was an apple harvest fair–everything was appley and cidery!
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Cassie on September 13, 2015 8:51 pm

I went to an apple festival once in WV… it was… underwhelming, but also WV like 10 years ago… so there ya go.

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Ashley @ A Lady Goes West on September 11, 2015 9:49 am

Well happy two years of blogging to you, Cassie! So glad I’ve met you through this blogging world. And I never feel like my time at home in Florida is enough. I feel ya. Oh and the food in Maui is FABULOUS! Like even pleased me as a Bay Area foodie. Happy weekend, lady! :)
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Cassie on September 13, 2015 8:50 pm

I hope you had lots of coconut and macadamia pancakes while you were there!!

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Erin @ Her Heartland Soul on September 11, 2015 10:19 am

Happy 2 years of blogging!!

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Cassie on September 13, 2015 8:50 pm

Thank you!!

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Heather @Fit n Cookies on September 11, 2015 11:15 am

I’m awful at coming up with movies to watch, and I definitely know what you mean about not sitting for that long. I suck at watching movies, ha. Hope you have a wonderful weekend!
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Cassie on September 13, 2015 8:50 pm

I’m a TV series girl all the way!!

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Krista - TheQuinntessentialMommy.com on September 11, 2015 12:05 pm

Can’t wait to check out the 15 min core workout! I really need to start targeting that area. My son is almost 2 and I still have baby belly!!
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Cassie on September 13, 2015 8:49 pm

I need to do it right now, too!

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ganeeban on September 11, 2015 12:25 pm

Love the links, especially the Savvy Travel Habits! Happy 2 years of blogging. Vacation blues are the worst, but the feeling of home is the best :) Hope you have a great weekend! xoxo, ganeeban

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Cassie on September 13, 2015 8:49 pm

Thank you!!

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Shann Eva on September 11, 2015 2:05 pm

Nice. This is a great collection of posts. I’m going to check out the workouts because I’m getting back into shape myself. No State Fair food for this girl!
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Cassie on September 13, 2015 8:49 pm

I need to get off the computer and do one of these workouts right now!

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Kaylin@EnticingHealthyEating on September 11, 2015 4:17 pm

Happy 2nd Blogiversary!

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Cassie on September 13, 2015 8:49 pm

Thank you!

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heather on September 12, 2015 2:23 pm

Thanks for all the great links, I won’t be bored this weekend. Congratulations on you 2 year blogiversary!!!!!!
Have a great weekend.
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Cassie on September 13, 2015 8:46 pm

Thank you!!

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Laurfen on September 28, 2015 4:36 pm

I love funnel cake-yum! I am trying to get more strength training in so I’m totally bpinning that workout! I’ve been averaging like once a week lifting in the gym plus so random squats, burpees, tri dips at November Project 2x a week.

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