Spreading the (link) love 3

Hello, hello!

Lots of great things out there on the internet this week. So, it’s time for some weekly link love!


For Your Tummy

Peanut Butter Pumpkin Chewy Granola Bars Love and Zest (Yum!)

BBQ Pulled Pork Pop Tarts Spoon Fork Bacon (throwing a super bowl party? wow your guests with these!)

All-The-Blueberries Buttermilk Waffles Joy the Baker (you had me at blueberries!)

Chocolate-Covered Potato Chip Popcorn The Girl Who Ate Everything (say whaaaaa?!)

Steak Fajitas she talks

For Your Body

Think Americans Are Getting Healthy Again? Think Again. US News & World Report Health  (Have you fallen prey to these “health trends?”)

Healthy Eating Stress Real Food, Real Deals (does the thought of ‘eating healthy’ stress you out? check out these tips to help beat that stress and get you moving in the right direction.)

15 Min. Total Body Dumbbell Circuit Workout Housewife Glamour (got dumbbells? got 15 minutes? you’ve got time for a workout!)

15 Minute AMRAP Kettlebell Workout Lean, Clean, and Brie (got a kettlebell instead of dumbbells? Still got 15 minutes?) 🙂

Is Diet Soda Really That Bad? Popsugar (yes. yes, it is.)

For Your Life

“I’m Fine” and Other Lies Depression Will Tell You BlogHer (please, please talk to someone if you’re feeling out of sorts. ‘fine’ is not always the right answer!)

5 Things to Do Before You Share on Social Media BlogHer (we all have those friends who randomly click ‘share’ without doing their research. share this with those friends!)

Catch and Release Cranky Fitness (negative thoughts sneak in and permeate our brains all the time. catch them before they catch you!)

For Blogging

Social Media Design 101 Holy Kaw! (how to get started on social media)

8 Things Only a Blogger Could Understand The SITS Girls (ever wonder what the heck your blogger friend is talking about?)

Top Ten Blogging Tools Run Pretty (great tips on how to improve your blog)

Talk to me: What have you read lately?

– jennifer

Model trains and spreading the (link) love 2


Happy Sunday!

My sailor and I had a great day date yesterday. 🙂

We went to lunch where I attempted to eat a chicken sandwich that was as big as my head.


Really, there’s grilled chicken under there!

In case you were wondering, I didn’t succeed. It was too much. I ate about a third of it and then “deconstructed” it. Meaning I pulled the bacon off and ate it. And I ate the rest of the lettuce and tomato. Okay, fine, I ate a couple more bites of onion ring, too. I don’t usually do onion rings but that one was good! 🙂

Then, we went to a model train show!


My father-in-law worked on the rail road so my sailor loves him some trains. And, so do I! Always have. Some of my best memories involve running across the street from my Grandma’s house to watch the trains. She lived just off Lake Michigan and there were train tracks between her house and the lake. I could sit on that grassy knoll for HOURS watching trains and counting cars. I even got a model train set for Christmas one year when I was a kid! It was destiny for us to end up together. 🙂


miniature park complete with a drunk person. see him there in the corner? 😉

We’re talking about building tracks that go around the ceiling level of our living room. We’ve got window cornices that are the perfect height and we would go from there. Yes, we are big kids. 🙂


We also want to add in some tunnels so we’re going to have to figure that out. That may equal punching holes in walls. Not with our fists! But, there really is something cool about a train coming out of a tunnel……


Anywho, enough about trains – it’s time for some link love!

For Your Tummy

Build Your Own Green Smoothie + 10 Recipes to Try – FitFluential

Chocolate Chip Pecan Banana Bread Bars – Taylor Made it Paleo

Sweet and Spicy Bacon Wrapped Chicken – the Lean Green Bean

Oatmeal Breakfast Pie – Nutrition Starring You

How to Pack the Adult “Lunchable” – Hungry Hobby

For Your Body

Fitness Experts Tell All: “Exercises I Ditched and What I do Instead” on Fit Bottomed Girls

Staying Fit on the Road – Blonde Ponytail

14 Office Stretches that will make you feel better in seconds – the Muse

Chair Exercises for the Chronic Sitter – Be Truly Nourished

13 Ways Endorphins Make You Act Tipsy – Buzzfeed

For Your Life

Maximizing Your Budget: Debt Payoff – Our Freaking Budget

Transforming Your View of New Year’s Resolutions – Enjoy Every Bite

For Blogging

Best of SITS 2014: Social Media, Photography, and Blogging Tips – the Sits Girls

Talk to me: Do you love trains? Have you ever had a model train? What’s one thing you’ve loved since you were little?

– jennifer