. link love 7/27 .

by Amanda @ .running with spoons. on July 27, 2014

Happy Sunday, friendly faces!

I hope your weekend’s been a good one so far. Mine’s been cold and rainy for the most part, but at least that meant I was able to catch up on some work, errands, and blog stuff without feeling like I was missing out on much. And it cleared up last night so I’m planning on heading out to the lake later today…

Canoe at the Lake

I hope you guys have something equally as enjoyable planned, and if you find yourself with any spare moments that need filling, check out a few of these links that I’ve been loving this week. Oh! And if you haven’t already, be sure to enter my Swanson’s giveaway — it ends tonight!


In my head…

. fitness .

Better Booty Workout via The Almond Eater.
My butt hurts just thinking about this workout…

Do Runners Really Need A Walk Break? via Cotter Crunch.
Walking can be so beneficial for our health, and it really deserves more respect than it gets.

7 Get Started Walking Tips via Hello Healthy.
Again… walking can make for an awesome and effective workout. Some good tips to get you started.

. health .

Staying Hydrated via Fit ‘n’ Cookies.
Making sure you get enough water is one of the best things you can do for your health!

Do Serving Sizes Impact How Much We Eat? via Hello Healthy.
They do… which raises concerns surrounding the new changes being made to nutrition labels.

20 Healthiest Foods on Earth via Bembu.com.
A great list of foods you should include in your diet, and their health benefits.

Why Treat Days Are Good For You via Hello Healthy.
Whether you have a treat day or a treat a day, easing up on restriction can actually work wonders for you.

. happiness .

10 Things Happy People Never Do Again via Marc and Angel Hack Life.
We all make mistakes. It’s what we learn from them that makes all the difference.

You Already Have a Beach Body via Nutty for Life.
An amazing guest post via Sam at Better With Sprinkles about loving and rocking what you’ve got.

It’s Ok via Better With Sprinkles.
Because, in the end, it really is all okay.

12 Things You Need to Remind Yourself of When You Wake Up via Marc and Angel Hack Life.
Don’t start your day believing that you’re powerless and incapable…

60 Historical Photos Worth 1000 Words via Exposing Truth.
Some pretty amazing historical photos.

50 Life Secrets and Tips via High Existence.
Some good habits to include in your daily life.

21 Pictures That Will Restore Your Faith In Humanity via Buzzfeed.
This kind of stuff just makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. Gushing.

. blogging .

Tips for Starting a Blogging Calendar via Elizabeth Loves.
Planning out posts in advance might seem a little too forced and structured at first glance, but I can honestly say that it’s made all the difference for me when it comes to blogging consistently.

How to be Successful Online via Wholeheartedly Healthy.
Great tips on how to take blogging or an online business further.

5 Things You Need When Starting A Blog via The SITS Girls.
I love how this post focuses on mindset and intentions rather than technical stuff.

Do’s and Don’ts of Pinterest via The SITS Girls.
Great tips on how to get the most from a great social media platform.

For my belly…

Double Chocolate Hidden Beat Muffins via Nutty for Life.
A delicious way to sneak some extra veggies into your diet.

Oatmeal Cookie S’mores Gooey Bars via Chelsea’s Messy Apron.
She completely had me at oatmeal cookie and s’mores…

Butternut Squash Black Bean Enchiladas via Ambitious Kitchen.
I kind of have a thing for Mexican food, and these veggie enchiladas look like perfection.

25 Gluten-Free Dinner Recipes in Under 30 Minutes via The Healthy Maven.
A great collection of gluten-free recipes for all you gluten-free foodies out there!

No Bake Triple Almond Breakfast Cookies via The Big Man’s World.
Textural perfection with a combination of almond flour, almond butter, and whole almonds.

Whipped Double Chocolate Chip Chia Pudding via How Sweet Eats.
So fluffy [and chocolatey] I could DIE

The Perfect Banana Bread vi aMaking Thyme for Health.
I can’t even handle how good this looks. And it’s gluten-free too!

Your links…


Three things you did yesterday; three things you’re going to do today. Go!
Yesterday: ran errands, met up with a friend for coffee, and went to see Hercules.
Today: heading to the lake and doing… lake things?

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. almond joy oatmeal cookies .

July 25, 2014
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Almond flour, shredded coconut, chocolate, and oats make up the base for these Almond Joy Oatmeal Cookies. A soft and chewy gluten-free cookie that’s loaded with texture! I’m going to start this post with a confession that you have to promise you won’t judge me for. Ready? Okay… I’m not a huge fan of chocolate chip [...]

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. thinking out loud #88 .

July 24, 2014
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Happy #thinkingoutloud Thursday! No idea what I’m going on about? Click here! 1. This is the reason I stood you guys up yesterday… I got completely sucked in to reading. I really needed a good book after struggling through Ender’s Game, and these two did not disappoint. I will admit that I had a bit of a hard time [...]

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. vanilla almond butter protein granola .

July 22, 2014
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Crunchy, chewy, nutty, and sweet. This vanilla almond butter protein granola makes a nutritious and delicious breakfast or snack! I feel like it’s been forever since I’ve posted a recipe! But since I tend to do most of my baking/cooking/experimenting on the weekends — and I was off gallivanting in Vegas on the last one — [...]

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. so many choices {swanson’s giveaway} .

July 21, 2014
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Happy Monday, friends! No? Not a fan of Mondays? Well, maybe I can do something to make this particular Monday a little more bearable for you… how does a fun little giveaway sound? A few weeks ago, a rep from Swanson’s Health Products reached out to inform me that this summer marks Swanson’s 45th anniversary as [...]

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. link love 7/20 .

July 20, 2014

Happy Sunday, friendly faces! I hope you’re having an awesome weekend and enjoying better weather than we’re getting up here in Edmonton… We had a big annual summer fair (K-Days) kick off this weekend, and I was really hoping to get a chance to go… buuuuuut it ended up raining on and off for pretty [...]

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. fruit and nut breakfast bars .

July 18, 2014
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Hello, hello, friendly faces! Just popping in quickly to wish you a happy Friday and let you know that the recipe for the Fruit and Nut Breakfast Bars that I teased you with in my last WIAW post is up on Savory Style today, so head on over to check it out if you’re a [...]

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. thinking out loud #87 .

July 17, 2014
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Happy #thinkingoutloud Thursday! No idea what I’m going on about? Click here! 1. A few random things I forgot to mention in my Vegas recap! First, this… [source] Hangover Heaven – a pimped out bus you can ride that will treat your hangover by hooking you up to an IV and pumping you full of fluids and [...]

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. WIAW … absence makes the heart grow fonder .

July 16, 2014
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Happy What I Ate Wednesday, friendly faces! You know how they say that absence makes the heart grow fonder? That’s definitely been the case around these parts. Not only have I missed doing a WIAW post after taking a few weeks off, but I’ve also missed some of my favourite eats after spending a few [...]

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. when in vegas… .

July 15, 2014
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As much as I enjoy travelling, it sure does feel good to be home… … even if it does take me a few days to get back into the swing of everyday life. Case in point: I didn’t get out of my PJs or leave my house until around 7 PM last night, and even then [...]

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