Fascinating Friday Links #25 + Hockey Drama

Friday already?! And that’s not out of excitement. I’m shocked that my pretty low-key winter break is coming to a close. I guess it’s about time I kick my butt back in gear after all those snow days though.

The weather finally warmed up yesterday, so I took full advantage of it by going for a brisk, hour-long walk around my neighborhood.

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Lots of kids were playing outside, neighbors were walking the dogs, snow was melting, springtime felt near. Then I came home to hear on the news that the temps will drop back below freezing in a week….K.

In other news, my mom turned into a different person during the women’s hockey game yesterday. Honestly, I was a little scared. I guess she has this passionate rivalry with her siblings who live in Canada since she’s the only one of her siblings who lives in the US. So for an hour of our lives, we were die-hard hockey fans. She was literally jumping up and down for Team USA when they made their first two goals, but when Canada scored two goals in the last three minutes, she went c.r.a.z.y. Like, upset crazy. You don’t even know.

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The pressure is too much to handle.

Of course, I had to cry out to the Twitter world for consolation. Thanks, Jo.

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ANYWAY. Link love. As usual, here are some great recipes, workouts, and thoughts from around the web this week!

fascinating friday links

Health and Fitness

[That thing: a calorie] What IS a Calorie Exactly? via More Than Just Desserts

[Great tips!] 7 Tips to Get the Most Out of Group Fitness via Busy Bod

[Form first] How to Do the Perfect Deadlift via Greatist

[Awesome ideas to make healthy meals easy] Top 10 Foods for Sunday Food Prep via The Lean Green Bean

[Helpful] 10 Ways to Improve Quality of Sleep via Your Trainer Paige

[Never hibernate] Five Ways Winter Makes You Fitter via Wellness Today

[This could be true in Europe] Eating Pizza Lowers Your Cancer Risk via The Skinny on Health

[Sweat it out] Leg Torture Workout via Purely Twins + Winter Shape-Up Week 4 Workout via Fitnessista

Food for Thought

[Do you need ALL those Facebook friends?] On Unfriending via The Lunchbox Diaries

[She handled this situation so well] Own Your Positive Body Image & Own Your Workouts via Your Trainer Paige

[Reflection on “unplugging”] Making the Most of Time via My Neon Running Shoes

[Why should we have to hold so much back on our own blogs?] The Thing I Hate Most About My Blogging via Fitting It All In

[This girl knows how to handle it] Cyber Bullying via Miles On Oats

[What about those not-so-great workouts?] When Working Out Feels Like Work via Perfection Isn’t Happy

Food for Belly

[So perfect] Broiled Fontina Toasts with Roasted Garlic and Poached Eggs via How Sweet It Is

[What?!] Banana Bread Doughnuts with an Almond Butter Glaze via Flourishing Foodie

[Nugget-style!] BAKED Chicken Fried Tofu via Peas and Crayons

[“Flavor-town” — Guy Fieri] Hawaiian Pulled Pork Skillet Nachos with Pineapple Guacamole via Iowa Girl Eats

[Creamy and dreamy] Thick and Creamy Chocolate Smoothie via Running with Spoons

[Jaw-dropping] Honey Kissed Baklava Muffins via Edible Perspective

[*Angels singing*] Smoked Salmon and Avocado Egg Sandwich via Once Upon a Cutting Board

Miscellaneous Fun

[Score.] 29 Ways to Eat Peanut Butter For Every Meal via BuzzFeed

[Cool stuff!] The Evolution of a Food Photo via Pinch of Yum

[The kid with the hat (Lucas). Just watch him.] Kids React to Frozen — Let It Go (Multi-Language) via Fine Bros. Youtube

Have a wonderful weekend, everyone!

So tell me:

Did you watch the hockey showdown?

How’s the weather in your area?

Which links did you enjoy?

Tell me that Lucas kid isn’t the most adorable thing you’ve ever seen. 🙂


26 thoughts on “Fascinating Friday Links #25 + Hockey Drama

  1. I saw that recipe for Baklava Muffins and knew I HAD to make them!

    I have to say, reading your tweets about hockey was quite the entertainment I needed while working on homework. 😉 We were like that with the skeleton and bobsledding!

    The weather is warming up here, but that also means the humidity is rising. My body isn’t quite sure how to handle that yet so I’m either sneezing like crazy, have skin dry as the Sahara, or have a pixie-‘fro. Fun stuff.

    Have a great day!!

    • I definitely hope to make those muffins one day too! Haha, I’m glad they were entertaining 🙂 Skeleton and bobsledding are just plain scary to watch for us.
      Ohhh I completely forgot about the allergies that I get when the weather changes…*sigh*
      Hope you have a great day too, Jess!

  2. Hahaha your mom! Too funny! I’m with ya on the going to have freezing temps. UGH. The other day we’re wearing shorts and now we’re gonna have to pull our the parka’s! Anyway. Awesome links, as always!

  3. I didn’t watch the hockey showdown! However, I was growing our twinning veggie belly’s I skimmed through the channels and came across the Olympics. So I decided to watch that and it made me think of you and your awesome recaps. I also can’t believe it’s still on…… O__O haha.

    I’ve really got to get on that snap chat business because if I had one I would send a picture of me trying to hug you through the screen! haha, that might look awkward? Oh well. Virtual hug. Because you are awesome and your support really helped me power through a negative situation. God is good, all the time 😉 ❤

  4. I didn’t watch the game but let me tell you; twitter was on fire with the tweets last night. Don’t tell your mom but Im really excited Canada won. I am both mad and happy you posted those Hawian Nachos. Mad because its 8 in the morning and that is what I want for breakfast and happy because that is probably what Ill be having for dinner!

  5. Your mom is hysterical!!
    And we are going back into a deep freeze next week?! Noooooooo! I didn’t know this and why did you tell me?😭 ignorance in bliss right?! Ha not really!
    I really enjoyed “making the most of time”, “unfriending”, and banana bread donuts!!!
    Have a great weekend my pal!

  6. OH.EM.GEE your Mum is so cute…a big thanks to her for getting me laughing (something I need to do more off 😉 ).
    I never seem to have the time to check up on many blogs so I look forward to you providing some excellent links. Paige always blows me away with her bang-on fabulous posts. And those doughnuts..I need those, stat!

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  8. I just discovered 1. your blog, and 2. the multi language Frozen video. I love that video so much, so I had to comment 🙂 It was fun seeing the kid’s reactions… mine was most similar to Elle’s. Thanks for the link!! 🙂

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