Hello first week of March.
This has been a week where I’ve not been extremely overwhelmed or too busy but I’ve found it difficult to accomplish anything. I simply didn’t want to write any posts, slept through two morning workouts and simply did the minimun. As I shared this fact with a friend, she encouraged me to give myself grace. Her comment reminded me of one of my favorite Anne Lamott quotes and I allowed myself time to realize that sometimes the minimum is all we have the energy to give.
I’ve done limited reading this week but wanted to share some of my favorite finds of the week.
Music of the Week: Chris Stapleton Fire Away
Did you know that twice the number of individuals in the US die by suicide death than by suicide? Last summer I shared about the neighbor next door and how I wondered if I could have said or done something.
The Campaign to Change Direction is a national initiative to change the culture of mental health in America. Mental illness affects each of us wether we are the individual dealing with the illness or a family or friend member loving them. Chris Stapleton, a bluegrass and country musician has joined with the campaign with this fantastic and emotional video. Take the time today to learn the signs to look for and don’t be afraid to reach out for help.
Recipe of the Week: Vegan Chocolate Pudding
I’m so excited to have Kristyn from Dash of Herbs as my March sponsor. Her blog focuses upon healthy eating from a Weight Watchers perspective and includes one fantastic recipe after another. This week I’m choosing to feature her Vegan Chocolate Pudding. I’ve made this recipe and it truly will calm your chocolate cravings without any guilt.
Blogging Tip of the Week
As a wordpress blogger, it’s always nice to check in with others in regards to new plug ins. Madison from Wetherills Say I Do has a few plug ins I am going to consider in her post More WordPress Bloggers for Lifestyle Bloggers.
Favorite New Place
Lexington has welcomed the grand opening of the 21c Museum Hotel this week. I’ve shared our past getaways at the 21c Hotels in Louisville and Cincinnati and I love that we have our own boutique hotel. I am truly a huge fan. James and I had dinner a few weeks ago at the hotel restaurant Lockbox and I plan on sharing our experience soon. Like all of the other hotels, the penguin mascot can be found roaming the hotel’s art gallery, hallways and restaurant. In true Kentucky fashion, Lexington’s penguins are the perfect shade of blue. Everyone needs to have dinner with a penguin!
My friends and I have decided to help you out with your social media success. We are going to provide you with the tools that you need to succeed on every social media platform! That’s why we’ve come together to offer you some great prizes.
How to Make a Life // HappyPrettyBlog // Mattie’s Makings // The Lowcountry Mama // The Trish List
Helene in Between // Chemistry Cachet // Hey There, Chelsie // The New Wifestyle // Southern Beauty Guide
The Rachael Way // Adventures of a Dream Catcher // XO Lauren Elizabeth // It’s me, debcb! // Christine Everyday
First, an Apple iPad Mini 4 (in GOLD, of course), so that you can work and post on social media from anywhere you are. While sitting on your couch watching TV, while waiting in line at the post office, even while sitting by the pool! Having it all in one handy place will help you manage everything.
Second, access to Helene in Between’s Instagram for Success e-course! For those of you unfamiliar with Helene, suffice it to say that she is the social media master you’ve always wanted to learn from. And now is your chance!
Can you imagine the butt-kicking you’ll do on social media with these prizes? So enter now and good luck!
- Although we’re saving you time by not requiring you to give us your username at each entry, your entries will be verified before you can qualify to win! So be sure to give us your info in the “free entry”.
- Board Booster subscription will come in the form of $60 cash, which will pay for 500 pin level for one year.
- Open to all entrants, including international. International winner will be given cash instead of iPad due to shipping.
- Total value of prize approximately $600.
Hoping you have a fantastic weekend and don’t forget to give yourself form grace!