It seemed like, this week, the internet exploded with messages of self-worth, self-respect, and, ultimately, self-love. I found so many articles discussing authenticity, nourishing every part of your being, all of this warm-and-fuzzy, yet still strong-and-empowering stuff. I’m definitely loving it! My favorite thing about this week’s wrap-up is the “Blog Posts I’m Loving” section, for that very reason, but as you can tell…I’ve once again managed to find, bookmark, and now share with you a ton of other links, too. I was going to edit them down for you, but I just couldn’t do it. There’s a reason I saved all of them in the first place, and they deserve a spot on this week’s Wrap-Up. Which one is your favorite?
This Week on Floptimism:
Monday, September 30th: Mango Chocolate Chipwiches
Wednesday, October 2nd: #WIAW 24: Not-So-Fantastic Mr. Fox
Thursday, October 3rd: Thirty Minute Thursday: Oven “Fried” Chicken and Cornbread Waffles
What I’ve Pinned This Week:
Chocolate Covered Baklava Bites
Freekeh – No, I’m not pseudo-cursing; it’s this ancient, fiber-and-protein-rich whole grain that I’m now dying to try!
Pull-Out Organizer for Pots & Pans!
Super easy pom-pom cookies – for all of the football parties I host, obvs. ahem. Moving on…
What I’ve Bookmarked This Week:
Autumn Harvest Breakfast Cookies – Like, actual breakfast cookies. As in, even sugar snob me is ok labeling them breakfast food. As in, why do I not have a plate of them in front o me right now??
Baked Apple Crisp “Fries” – I think I’d like this with a lightly sweetened yogurt dip instead of the cool whip but man, rock on!
Beet Salad (with Apples & Grapes & Walnuts…oh my!)
Baked Buffalo Chicken Tenders
Chocolate Frosted Brownies – I broke my “I won’t bookmark any more brownie recipes because I already have so many and found my go-to favorite” vow for these.
Cinnamon Babka – It’s like what would happen if Van Gogh’s Starry Night had a love-child with a loaf of bread. I can’t stop staring at it.
Dark Chocolate & Ricotta Pudding
Drunken Monkey Marshmallows – Just so we’re clear, this is a banana, covered in chocolate, dipped in a rum-caramel sauce, and enrobed in homemade toasted marshmallow. That is what this is.
Fig & Balsamic Ice Cream
Fruit & Nut Pancakes
Homemade Ginger Garlic Paste – My mom will be sorry I discovered this (she can’t stand garlic)!
Homemade (unsweetened!) Ketchup – As a child, I lived on ketchup. Now that I know this recipe exists, I may pick that habit back up again…
Honey Roasted Vegetable & Smoked Gouda Penne – Say what? There are so many flavors, my brain-palate doesn’t even know how to process them all.
How to Make Roasted Peppers…in a Slow Cooker
Lightened Up Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake
Salted Caramel Peanut Butter Cups – I’m on a major peanut butter cup kick right now. And by right now, I mean my life is basically one giant peanut butter cup kick. Not so much making them. Just eating them. But that may need to change.
Blog Posts I’m Loving This Week:
22 Signs You’re an Old Person Trapped in a Young Person’s Body – Yes. Yes to approximately 15 of those 22 :-\
1200 Calories (Sophieologie) – Amazing. A-Flipping-Mazing. Read this. If you are a woman, or a girl, or have a woman or a girl in your life who you care for deeply, read this.
It’s a lot harder to be awesome when you’re trying to be someone else. (Inspired RD)
Sexy Hamburger Costume Leaves a Bad Taste in My Mouth (Health Breaks Loose)
Why You Should Ditch Guilt-Free Food (Wellness Today)
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