‘Twas the week before Christmas and a linky

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It has been such an incredible week and I am over-the-moon excited about a special blogger friend I met with yesterday in a coffee shop in Montclair. If you don’t already follow The Shy Biker, do so now. He’s a multi-faceted, beautiful human being with a wonderful heart and I had such a great time getting to know him a bit more outside of blog world. It was nice to swap family stories, career highlights, and ideas about what makes us tick today. I just loved every minute and it was a nice reminder that I need to get out of my head more often to allow one-on-one time with some of my blogging favorites.


Without further adieu, here are some things that made me smile this week.


  • Delicious veggie burger and lots of laughs with old coworkers
  • Thinking of new ways to invest in my blog in the new year and exciting possible partnerships
  • Publication soon at VProud (facilitated by the amazing Galit of These Little Waves)
  • Chai lattes
  • Being THISCLOSE to finished with my holiday shopping and gift wrapping
  • Congratulating my neighbor on her new baby–and getting to meet him tomorrow!
  • Experimenting in the kitchen and making two rave-worthy veggie dinners this week, including veggie “fried” rice with tofu and parmesan butternut squash gratin
  • Purchasing Lush products as gifts for the holidays and receiving delicious samples in the mail
  • Discovering a new planner and hoping someone purchases it for me in the new year. Have you guys heard of Start Planner?
  • Falling short of my 2015 reading challenge on Goodreads BUT 32 books in a year is nothing to sneeze at, right?

What are you grateful for this week, my friends? I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and I’ll catch you on the flipside!

18 Comments… add one
Tawni December 18, 2015, 11:12 AM

Wow, what an awesome week! Many, many things to be grateful for, for sure!

Natalie December 18, 2015, 11:54 AM

I love it! Those things sound like so much fun 🙂

Ericka @ A Quiet Girl's Musings... December 18, 2015, 4:45 PM

Hey, the way I see it, at least you read 32 books this year. Something I read online recently suggested that half of American adults read fewer than 5 books a year. At least you’re reading, right? That’s what matters. Happy Holidays to you!

Akaleistar December 18, 2015, 9:34 PM

Sounds like a great week! How fun to meet up with The Shy Biker 🙂

Lindsay December 18, 2015, 10:53 PM

I like that planner; have you looked at it locally or in person where you live? It’s nice… Pricey though.

Have I won the Big Buddha giveaway, yet?!?!? Lol come on!!!

I’m so in the mood to pig out on vegan/raw food. It’s so satiating and the flavors are just oh so yum!

I got more shopping out of the way tonight, with a bit more tomorrow. Sadly, I’ll be grabbing some last minute shite, like gift cards, next Thursday on Christmas Eve. Because… Bills and payday. >:)

Love ya my dear! Xo

Jenny December 19, 2015, 12:27 AM

How exciting! I have been thinking a lot about 2016 goals and things like that as well.

xoxo, Jenny

Shybiker December 19, 2015, 9:54 AM

The pleasure was all mine! Our effortless, pleasurable conversation felt like we were good friends. Which I hope we now are!

Sanch @ Living my Imperfect Life December 19, 2015, 10:13 PM

You’ve had a wonderful week. Had a look at the planner…it does seem nice. I’m a sucker for planners but have gone with a Filofax for next year.

Alexis @ Chemistry Cachet December 20, 2015, 2:42 PM

So many things to smile about this time of year 🙂 I love Christmas time! Thanks for sharing, have a great Sunday!

carma December 20, 2015, 8:43 PM

that’s 32 more books than I’ve read – embarrassed to say. Love all that you are doing!

Tamara December 21, 2015, 11:53 AM

I wrote about Lush last week! We are kindred spirits.
Awesome about meeting a blogger friend. I always love that.

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