Friday, November 27, 2015

Instagram Follow Friday Week 4

Yoga Inspiration Yoga. Inspiration.

Mindy Kaling I admire her so much. Funny and truthful and smart.

Yoga Journal I really love yoga, you guys.

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Gift Guide - Books

Need to buy a gift? How about a book?

Meditation Coloring Book I have this book and I love it.  It is truly very soothing and calming.  Last week I alternated coloring with trying to figure out what was wrong with my computer.  I stayed shockingly calm.
There are a literal ton of adult coloring books now.  Check em out.

Brave Enough I have not yet read this book, but Wild is one of my favorite books, so I want to read this one.

2,100 Asanas: The Complete Yoga Poses Another one on my to read list, it looks amazing.  Detailed and easy to follow.

Furiously Happy I read"Let's Pretend This Never Happened" by Jenny Lawson earlier this year, and I woke the baby up from her nap because I was laughing so loud.  I can't wait to read this one.

Good Morning: 365 Positive Ways to Start Your Day I've owned this book for years, and use it yearly.  Gratitude and positivity.  It's where it's at.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Pumpkin Oatmeal Muffins

Check out these muffins.  Got to use up more of my pumpkin puree and ended up with some crazy good pumpkin chocolate treats.  

These possibly briefly make me feel a little bit ok with Fall.  A little bit. 

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Do not become small

When I saw this on Instagram my breath caught in my throat.  
This quote really feels true to my life right now.

The fact is, we are always changing and growing.  All of us. 

I - and my little family - have undergone some enormous changes in the past 18 months.  
Some were amazing, some were devastating.

I am not the same person I used to be.  
But I'm feeling more like me - the real me - than I have in years.  
I'm excited about where I am in life right now and where I am headed.

Some in my life are having difficulty understanding that, and it's been very hard for me to deal with.
It's hard to understand why people would not want to be happy for you, when you are happy.
Do people not deserve happiness unless they fit into your mold of who they should be?

This quote helps me to remember.  
My journey is my journey.  You do not have to like it, or understand it.
It is for me. 

Monday, November 23, 2015

Instagram - 50 books reviewed

I've done mini reviews of 50 cookbooks from my collection, and 36 are staying on the shelf.

4 additional books left the house without being tested - a book on savory baking that I'd bought from a charity book sale.  It was super cool, but I just know I'll never cook from it.
Another Gordon Ramsay bargain bin book.  Sorry Gordon.
Also gone  - a Mexican cookbook that was full of long complicated recipes full of ingredients
 that I would never be able to find here.
A book by Paul Prudhomme is also out the door - just not our kind of cooking.

Coming up - Cookin' With Coolio, Will It Waffle?, and Make The Bread, Buy The Butter.