Food for the… #3

I had big plans for today’s post. I was going to pour out my heart and sole to you guys. Share my deepest darkest secrets.

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Okay, not really, but I seriously did have plans for a greater ratio of words to links. However, my friend and I spent the last hour and a half looking at apartments online and e-mailing prospective landlords. Do you know how hard it is to find furnished, cat-friendly, two bedroom apartments?

Let me rephrase that. Do you know how hard it is to find furnished, cat-friendly, two bedroom apartments that don’t cost a lot AND don’t look like they haven’t been updated since the 60’s? Incredibly hard I’ll tell you.

We did manage to find a few that didn’t sound too bad and fit my roommate’s price constraints. To me the money isn’t that big of an issue since whatever we choose will be cheaper than staying in our dorm. Would you like to guess how much it costs per month to stay in a dorm at my college? $770. And that doesn’t even include a kitchen or a decent parking space! It makes the apartments that we’re looking at with $400 a month look like a steal. We’re aiming for in the high 200s to low 300s though per person, which while that seems difficult, is totally feasible.

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But that’s probably more than you would have liked to hear about my “oh look I’m pretending to be an adult” rants about finding a cheap apartment. Shoot, most of you own HOUSES! My argument pales in comparison I’m sure.

So let’s move on to my Friday link-love of all of the posts/pictures/videos that I found interesting throughout the week. As per tradition I have divided them into four separate categories. MIND (posts to get you thinking!), BELLY (recipes to get you hungry), EYES (videos or pictures to make you laugh/cry/contemplate the meaning of your existence), and SOUL (articles that speak to the heart) . This week I have decided to add a fifth category: BODY, which, as the name hints at, will be a collection of exercise articles and workouts.

FOOD FOR THE MIND

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Oreo’s New Cookie Dough Flavor is Real — from Buzzfeed

Senior Citizens Amazingly Re-Create Famous Movie Scenes — from Buzzfeed

Changes to FDA Food Label — from Yahoo! Food

16 Signs You Are a Little (Or a Lot) Type A — from The Huffington Post

Paleo on a Budget — from Pencils and Pancakes

Is Butter Secretly Ruining Your Health? — from Food Babe

Nutrition in the NBA — from CBSports

The Disney Side of Life — from Running with Spoons

Nutrition Notes: Canned Soup — from Kath Eats

FOOD FOR THE BELLY

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Chocolate Brownies that Blew Me Away — from Eat Drink Paleo

Nutty Bread — from Treats With a Twist

Frozen Sunbutter Fudge — from The Spunky Coconut

Gluten-Free Baked Salt and Vinegar Potato Chips — from The Healthy Apple

Easy Oat Flatbread — from Sprint 2 the Table

Homemade Ketchup — from Skinny Taste

Chunky Monkey Fudge — from Nut Butter Runner

Sweet Potato Maple Vegan Beer Bread — from Averie Cooks

Tuna Cakes with Greek Yogurt Dill Sauce — from Minou Girl

FOOD FOR THE EYES

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I Guess This Dog Just Likes to Party — from Facebook

Amazing Kid – Future MMA Star — from YouTube

Dancing in the Sky — from Dani and Lizzy

Brothers Do Amazing Job Recreating Childhood Photos for Mum — from Yahoo! Shine

Doritos Superbowl Commercial Finalists — from Doritos

Sam Woolf American Idol Audition — from YouTube

Right Before Dying From A Rare Lifelong Disease, Sam Revealed His Three Secrets To Happiness — from Upworthy

“The World’s Ugliest Girl” and Her Response — from Shockable

Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit Trailer — from Movie Clips

FOOD FOR THE SOUL

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When Compliments Feel Like Lies, and What to Do About It — from Sensual Appeal Blog

Emotional Eating — from Peachy Palate

The Story Telling Edition — from Clean Eats Fast Feets

Surround Yourself — from Purely Twins

When You Think You’re Falling, It’s Time to REFOCUS — from Cotter Crunch

Running and Food Allergies — from Mile-Posts

It’s Not Easy for Everyone — from The Lean Green Bean

How Blogging Enhanced My Eating Disorder (Guest Post) — from Fueled by LOLZ

It’s Not All Rainbows and Smiles — from Anna the Apple

FOOD FOR THE BODY

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What Does “Fit” Mean to You? — The Healthy Maven

Hips, Butt and Thighs — from Blogilates

Three Tips for Running Newbies — from The Little Honey Bee (Guest Post)

Core on Fire Workout — from The Fitnessista

Yoga for Detox and Digestion — from Sarah Beth Yoga

Weight, Wait, Weight Again — from Back on Pointe

Fifty Rep Workout: Part Two — from Peanut Butter Fingers

5 Tips for Starting an Exercise Program — from Carla “MizFit”

1 Minute Fitness Challenge: Seal Jack — from Fit Sugar

You can check out my first two “Food For the…” posts here and here!

Happy Friday everyone!

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Tell me… What is your weekly Food for the… Mind, Belly, Eyes, and Soul?

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Food For the … #2

It’s been awhile since I have done a link love post so here ya go:

FOOD FOR THE MIND

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Complaining is Not a Conversation — from Happy Herbivore

5 Questions to Ask Before Posting to Social Media — from Relevant Magazine

Your Success Does Not Depend on the Failure of Others — from The Healthy Maven

Does Eating a Healthy Diet Cost More? — from Kat’s Health Corner

Calories — from Picky Runner

Cleaning Up the Blog Reader — from The Big Man’s World

Why Does the Bible Mention Unicorns? — from Creation Today

15 Reasons Why Your New Years Resolution Left You More Bloated Than Ever — from A Gutsy Girl

19 Conundrums Only Book Lovers Understand — from Huffington Post

FOOD FOR THE BELLY

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Chocolate Almond Microwave Cake — from Slices of Sarah Pie

Healing Raw Cookie Dough Treat — from Sweetly Fit

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Blondies — from The Healthy Maven

Crispy Chicken Dippers — from PaleOMG

Paleo Trix Cereal — from Brittany Angell

Cookie Dough Cinnamon Rolls with Cookie Dough Frosting — from Purely Twins

Paleo Chocolate, and Coconut Banana Cake — from Flake and Cake

No Bake Muddy Buddy (or Puppy Chow) Bars — from Sweet Your Heart Out

Easy Turkey Meatloaf — from Eat Great, Be Great

FOOD FOR THE EYES

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Dogs, Cats, and Trust — from YouTube

The Bullying Experiment — from Fousey YouTube

Spider Man 2 Trailer — from Sony Pictures

How the Desolation of Smaug Should Have Ended — from How it Should Have Ended

Gosselin Twins All Grown Up — from OK Magazine

X-Men Trailer — from Cieon Movies

Stop Everything You Are Doing and Watch This Dog Dance — from Buzzfeed

Watch This Kid’s Jaw Dropping Skating Routing — from Natasia Fan 101 Take 10

Hilarious Pet Videos — from Facebook

FOOD FOR THE SOUL

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Integrity Meets Kindness — from Runnin Sri Lankan

You’re Never Alone — from Jessie Loves to Run

It’s Just Not Okay — from Healthful Pursuit

Comparison is the Thief of Joy — from Mile Posts

What’s Under Your Nose — from Peace, Love and Oats

The Star Fish Story — from Eat Great, Be Great

You can check out my first “Food For the…” post here!

Have a great weekend everyone!

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Questions for you:

What is your weekly Food for the… Mind, Belly, Eyes, and Soul?

What are you thoughts on some of these articles? Some are just for fun, but a lot this week are kind of deep. They left me with a lot to think about, both good and bad.

What are your plans for the weekend?

What I Really Think When Reading Inspirational Quotes

I was just in the process of reading those fun blog surveys that you know I love so much when I came across one of the questions about “What is your favorite quote?” Usually I just soak up the inspiration and move on. This time though I paused to really consider what the quote was saying.

And then I laughed.

That’s probably not what you were expecting to hear from me, right? From my title you were most likely anticipating something a lot more serious?

Today’s post is far from serious though. We all need to laugh once in awhile (hopefully every day) and I hope that at least one of these inspirational quotes causes at least a little giggle to escape that Friday, bleary-eyed face that I’m confident 99.99% of you are currently are wearing.

Disclaimer: In no way am I trying to negate the positive effects that inspirational quotes can have on a person or make fun of those who post them frequently. I have used them often to cheer me up on a dreary day, probably even some of these quotes specifically. These are just random ones that I found on the internet and I jotted down the first thought that I had in my mind. As you can tell from the comments, my brain has quite the sarcastic tendencies. 

What I Really Think When Reading Inspirational Quotes

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My momma told me to never lie.

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Unless your bike chain falls off. If you try to keep on moving then you would probably end up with a few scraped body limbs.

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I think this one should say “If opportunity knocks, build a building, build a door frame…” Then you can insert the door.

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False. The nearest star is over 4 light years away. If you miss the moon you would probably hit another planet/asteroid before reaching the stars. Oh, and you’d run out of oxygen first…

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Really? Tell that to my hands that think they can carry plastic grocery bags for over a mile. I’m pretty sure I’m NOT as strong as I think.

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Actually, at any given point it’s always raining somewhere on Earth. Unless we are talking about the Moon where it never rains, but I don’t think that’s where the writer was going with this one.

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I guarantee that there’s another question that I’ll ask myself at the end of the day… “What did I have for breakfast this morning?”

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Questions for FRIDAY:

What do you think of inspirational quotes?

Do you ever laugh when you read them?

Have you smiled yet today? 🙂

How I Feel About What I Ate Wednesday

When it’s finally time for What I Ate Wednesday I feel like…

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Then I sit down to write my post…

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And I rack my brain for a creative spin…

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When nothing comes I just start writing…

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Pretty soon I’m done and it’s time to add pictures…

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Then I realize I must edit said pictures…

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Finally I put in all of the pictures and hit publish…

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And the next morning I get up early to try and add my post to Jenn’s link-up first…

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Somehow I always fail…

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And at least twenty other on-the-ball bloggers refresh just at the right time before me…

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Finally I add my link and contemplate which picture to use…

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They are all so marvelous/terrible that it’s hard to pick…

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Either way, I’m always self-conscious of the one I chose…

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Soon I start reading the other WIAWs by clicking on the best-looking food photos…

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If I haven’t eaten breakfast yet I’m like…

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If I have eaten breakfast I’m like…

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Then I have to go to work/school and must wait for the next time I can go on the computer to read more…

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Finally it’s time…

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And there are at least 100 more link-ups than the last time I checked…

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Grabbing my supper I buckle down for a few minutes hours and make a nice-sized dent in the page of blogs…

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When reading the WIAW posts I think to myself…

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Then I go back to my own post and look it over…

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And promise to do a better job next week…

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Then Thursday comes…

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And I can’t believe that Wednesday has gone by so fast once again.

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