Rend Collective Experiment "Build Your Kingdom Here" I listen to this song all the time! I bought on iTunes (usually I wait until I don't like it as much or my mom buys it:) and play it over and over; in my room, while running, as my alarm to get up in the morning ... it is so good. They are out of Ireland and this song has a fast, hand clapping beat and if you watch the music video, you'll see some of the instruments they use. I think it is really neat and the music video is incredible.
Taste of home magazine. Anna gave me a subscription for my birthday and I've received two of those issues. I had forgotten they did it every month (Simple and Delicious only does it every two months) and how many desserts there are in Taste of Home magazines! Thank you, Anna! The issues have been the biggest time sucks this past week:)
Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens. I had to read this for school. Granted, I was utterly confused by the second chapter, but I'm so glad it is required reading because by the time I reached the end of the first "book" (there are three books within the book itself) I was hooked and could not put it down. It takes place during the French Revolution and you get to see perspectives from both the common people and the nobility. I liked how the plot is complex, yet there aren't too many subplots. Sometimes subplots can be more confusing than beneficial, but that isn't the case here. I actually liked one of the antagonists best, because his character was the best developed and his choices at the end were the most shocking and intriguing.
This list from Klove. 15 ways to make your life better ... its a great list and very convicting. I printed it out and cut out the individual ideas and taped them all over room and bathroom and closet. They are excellent reminders! The one that hit me hardest was letting others be right ... practicing humility is hard, but oh so necessary.
Mustard skinny jeans. Yes, I got some on sale. I like this outfit and this one that I found on Pinterest.
Lattes in the morning. I've always drank coffee black and then one morning, I added sugar and milk. Wow! I take it anywhere I go in the mornings, because 1) it makes me feel grown up:) and 2) it really does fill me up and keep me going.
Cool running weather. There were a couple days where it was cool and running was just amazing. Now, its cold, and we'll see how much I really like it. #notsomuch Any tips?
Vanilla greek yogurt. I eat this stuff like it is my job. I can just eat out of the container because no one else eats it in my family!
Recipes from around the blog world:
Pumpkin Cookies and Cream Fudge from Inside BruCrew Life. This fudge is so pretty and packed with Oreos and pumpkin spice ... would be the star at any dinner!
Asian Marinated Cucumbers from Brooklyn Farm Girl. I love this twist on vinegar marinated cucumbers. Tucking this away for the crazy number of cucumbers next year! :)
Caramel Pumpkin Seed and Cranberry Flapjack from Twigg Studios. This isn't pancakes, but an incredible cake packed with colors and textures that make me want to dive in. Check it out!
Oh, and I need your help. I'm going to make donuts (yeasted and fried) for the first time and I can't decide what kind to make. Would you rather see
Butter pecan and apple
Or Oatmeal raisin?
Let me know in the comments, as well as things you 're loving this week!