Lookbook Cookbook

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Ok, brace yourself for this new blog I found! It’s called Lookbook Cookbook. they followed me on twitter, and I’m glad I looked at their account. Not only is it gluten free, dairy free AND sou free, but the photography features good looking people in good looking clothes. And all the recipes are things I’ve never heard of. They say in their about that they’re never boring. That puts them immediately on my blogs to read list. Check ’em out! (Images via Lookbook Cookbook).

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Lessons from Mom

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What have you learned from your mom? Here’s a few from me, and a chanting post about what Joanna Goddard has learned.

*don’t say hate unless its something really bad
*deep breathing can fix all your problems
*Never bake anything at the time or temperature directed, because “every oven is different”.
*use lots of ucerine and Vaseline on your skin and lips
*drink lots of tea
*she’s taught me how to eat healthy
*she’s taught me its not all about been skinny, or even thin or slim
*family is where it’s at
*always pee when you get the chance!
*tell the people close to you that you love them, once, twice, even three times a day, and hug them even more.

Oh boy, I almost got a little teary eyed. Care to share your top 10? (Image via WeHeartIt)

Niice

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I found this cool search engine while looking in one of my favorite blogs (swissmiss). You can search anything, and it will come up with inspiration for you. Way cooler than google, right?! I haven’t explored it a lot, but I did search food, and it came up with these cute photos of food as if they were apps. I feel inspired already! 😉 How about you?

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Children Should Be Allowed To Get Bored

I found this quote extremely intriguing. Children needing to be bored. (Click the link to see the original post via Swissmiss.) To dream, imagine and observe the world around them. I really do believe media has begun to have too much of an influence on our lives.

Here’s another article from the NY times about your phone vs. your heart. Very interesting research.

What do you think about the quote? Is it good for kids to be bored?

Meditation Nation

Over on A Cup Of Jo, the weekly challenge last week was to meditate for 10 minutes a day. I’ve been meaning to post about this, so why not just do it now.

I’ve had two instances this month where I meditated. 1.) Prom 2.) My first date. I was VERY anxious for both I these, with a knot in my stomach and a pounding heart a few hours before. So I say myself down and meditated. I breathed deeply, told myself it was all going to work put just fine, prayed a little, and . . .

It totally worked! I was fine afterwards. It might sound like an exaggeration, but I was so relaxed afterwards. It was like magic!

Do you meditate? If you don’t I’m encouraging you to try it the next time you’re stressed!

P.S. Thoureau quotes and a brain strengthening tip.