Have you ever read a great book, seen an inspiring movie, or heard a great joke, and thought, “I’ve got to share that!” Of course you have! Here are a few things from my Reader in the last week that inspired and motivated me, made me happy, sad, and angry, made my stomach growl, and made me laugh.
This post really has nothing to do with Autumn, but I have reached beyond the end of my patience with the heat and unnatural (for the desert) humidity. It is raining outside as I type this, but it is still 106 degrees. I just want it to be Fall! Please!
In honor of Vegan MoFo, I’m leading off today’s Weekly Reader with some favorite vegan inspiration. Then, for you bloggers out there, some super helpful ideas to make your blog even better. And finally, some great workouts, and discussion of workouts from some great fitness and running blogs. Enjoy!
Itz Linz, 31 Healthy Smoothie Recipes. Not all of Lindsay’s smoothies are vegan, but the ones that are sound and look so delicious that I can’t wait to try them!
The Naked Kitchen, Gluten Free Cinnamon Raisin Bread. Nothing says breakfast better than hot cinnamon raisin bread straight from the oven. Yum!
Just the Food, Taco Tuesdays: Fusion Tacos. Here are two fusion taco recipes from Joni’s upcoming cookbook. You also have a chance to win Fusion Food in the Vegan Kitchen!
Cadry’s Kitchen, Back in Thyme: Breakfast Burritos with Roasted Potatoes. This sounds so delicious that I want to go make it right now even if it is late in the afternoon. I have a fondness for tofu scrambles, but add seitan bacon, roasted potatoes, then wrap it in a warm tortilla and I am in veggie heaven!
The SITS Girls, How to Make a Media Kit Using PicMonkey. Bloggers (who want to monetize their blog)! You know you should have a Media Kit. Here is a super easy instructional post on how to do it. NOW!
Blogelina, How to Design Your Blog: Writing Tips. Yes, writing is important to the design of your blog. Here are some great tips for beginner bloggers.
Hubspot, How to Embed a Pinterest Board on Your Website. I didn’t even know this could be done, but now I want to try!
Healthy Living Blogs, Blog Tip Thursday: IFTTT. It stands for If This Then That and it will help you organize and automate your online life.
Running and Fitness Inspiration
Fitfluential, A Week of Workout, Labor Day Edition. Fitfluential did the work for me, gathering a bunch of great workouts together in one post. From burpees to stretches, you’ll find something to love (or hate) here!
Best Body Fitness, Move It Monday: 20 Minute Pyramid HIIT. Tina always has great workouts and this one will get you sweaty fast! It’s a challenge, but you’ll be done in 20 minutes.
Fun and Fit, I Want to Get Fit, But How to Start? It is never too late to get in shape, lose some weight if you want and start to feel great. Kymberly and Alexandra have some great tips to get you moving.
rUnladylike, 10 Truths About Running. I love this post from Jesica! It is full of great reminders of why I love running (and why I love other runners).
Have you read (or written) something that needs to be shared? Please do!