Weekly Wanderings

by Elizabeth on January 11, 2013 · 3 comments

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It’s been a while since I’ve done a Weekly Wanderings post so some of these are from a few weeks back.

5 Steps to Forgiving Yourself - A good read for someone like me, who struggles with letting go of the imperfections and not allowing little mistakes to overshadow successes.

Avoid Perfect Paralysis – This whole series on achieving a goal in a month is really good, but I found this post particularly relevant to me.  I tend to say “well that’s ruined so why bother keeping it up?” or “I can’t do that exactly right at the moment, so I’ll do it later”.  Obviously this is bad.  Goes along well with the post above.

Oscar Watch: What’s Up With All the Violence? - when I saw this link on Twitter I immediately clicked on it because I feel the same.  Why are so many “good” movies this year so violent?  I’ve heard Zero Dark Thirty has a lot of torture in it and Django Unchained, while fabulous, had so much human abuse in it that I buried my head in The Carpenter’s lap and cried.  I have no problems with violence and gore, yet this movie was SO violent that it made me cry.  I also made The Carpenter turn off Savages because (besides being pretty terrible) the intensity of the violence and potential violence was way over the top.  So I ask, what’s up with that?

Countdown to 2013: Best of 2012 - If you are looking for some new recipes to kick off 2013 right, check out this post and all the countdown posts linked in it.  You’ll find no shortage of great ideas for all sorts of meals and tastes.

Organization Tips for Your Kitchen – One of the best things about dating someone who’s good with their hands is that you can pin fun DIY projects that require things to be built, and then you can actually do them.  Er…have someone do them for you. :)  These just made my March house project list.

And now on to the food…

Quinoa Spinach Mac and Cheese

Ham and Cheese Puff Pastry Pie

Cannoli Tart

Knock You Naked Brownies

Brown Butter Snickerdoodles
(I’ve already made these and you must. make. them. immediately.)

Looking for more great recipes and ideas?  Follow me on Pinterest! 

If you’re going to pin any of these recipes, please follow the link and pin from the creator’s site.  I know they’d appreciate it! 

This post is linked to Friday Favorite Finds

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1 Janet @ Frugal & Focused January 11, 2013 at 10:43 am

Oh my! Every.single.one of those recipes look amazing. Off to pin them.

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2 Sarah @ Feed My Family January 11, 2013 at 12:35 pm

If only I knew I wouldn’t finish all those desserts I would make each of them. Delicious finds!
{Stopping by from Friday Favorite Finds}

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3 Amber January 13, 2013 at 11:24 am

you have no idea how badly I needed those first 2 articles!

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