Link Love


Happy Friday! I hope you enjoy this edition of link love. Have a lovely weekend.

Some of my favorite links this week:

1.   The cutest recipes to make this Easter. (

2.   These healthy Cup-a-soup recipes are perfect for a long haul flight or lunch at the office. Just add hot water to a heatproof mason jar and enjoy. (

3.   A great tutorial on how to remove a gel manicure at home. (

4.   How does Jelly Belly create its weird flavors? (

5.   Some great tips for choosing the best toxin-free cosmetics. (

6.   A great collection of free online workouts for common trouble spots. (

7.   Ten tips to break bad habits. (

8.   Queens, N.Y. is one of the best places to experience multicultural cuisines. I bookmarked several restaurants David recommended in his guide to dining in Queens, N.Y. (

9.   Find out what your favorite Easter candy says about your personality. I remember as a kid that I couldn’t wait to get my Easter basket and tear into the Reese’s Peanut Butter Eggs. (

10.  I love this list of 72 things to do, see and hear all month-long. (

11.  Renowned chef Thomas Keller shares Easter recipes including hot cross buns, carrot muffins, and homemade peeps. (

12.  Sara Forte just released her second cookbook, “The Sprouted Kitchen Bowl + Spoon this week, and it’s full of easy, healthy recipes. She shares some of her recipes from the cookbook HERE.

13.  A great story about minimalizing kid’s toys. (

14.  I am listening to this amazing series from Matt Chandler. My favorite so far was “women’s hurdles,” which is all about comparison and perfectionism. It is so good. (

15.  Here are Five questions to consider before getting offended by something you read online.(

16.  If you’ve ever wondered about the stories behind airport codes, you can turn to a new website for answers. (

17.  Listen to this amazing TED talk, “Everyone Around You Has A Story The World Needs To Hear.” (

18.  This app tells you how long you’ll be stuck in that traffic jam. (

19.  I can’t wait to make these delicious Easter eggs. (

20.  How eating one raw carrot a day can balance hormones and detox the body. (

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Here are some great reads for your weekend reading enjoyment. I hope you enjoy this edition of Link Love. Have a fabulous weekend, friends!

1.   Angelina Jolie Pitt on her decision to remove her ovaries. (

2.  The other argument worth considering before organ removal for cancer prevention. (

3.   Pantone has released its Fashion Color Report for spring 2015, and I couldn’t be more excited to start seeing these colors everywhere. (

4.   How to opt out of everything from credit cards to group texts. (

5.   Now you can easily create photo collages in your Instagram feed with the new app, Layout. (

6.   What’s so bad about gluten? Should you go gluten-free? I hope this article helps clear up so much of the confusion about the gluten-free diet. I have celiac disease and Hashimoto’s and feel so much better on a gluten-free diet. (

7.   A bucket list is a great way to track all the things you want to accomplish in your life, but it can also put a lot of pressure on yourself that you don’t need. You can balance things out by creating an “anti-bucket list.” (

8.   What is the deal with butter in coffee? (

9.   Learn to fishtail braid like a pro with this tutorial. (

10.  Olivia shares great skin care tips and how to get started with the oil cleansing method. (

11.  The secrets of highly effective napping. (

12.  Okay, you’re an introvert, but what kind of introvert are you? Take this quiz to find out which of the four types of introverts you are. (introvert

13.  How different would your life be if you cut complaining out of it altogether? Is it possible? (

14.  How to bake the cupcake of your dreams. (

15.  Sam Smith lost 14 pounds in two weeks with the help of nutritionist Amelia Freer. I just ordered her cookbook. (

16.  Why are we supposed to walk 10,000 steps a day? (

17.  A paleo friendly recipe for strawberry shortcake cupcakes. (

18.  A great Miami city guide. (

19.  These tater tot nachos are a great appetizer. (

20.  Inside a pilot’s mind. (

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