Motivational Mondays!

Hi there friends,

Hope your weekend was fantastic! We spent the last three days looking at apartments, which was depressing and frustrating but we found one we really loved and so hopefully we hear some good news in the next day or two and can start planning our move!

Here’s what is going around the web:

These vegan nutballs (hehe) from Vegansaurus look like a yummy treat!

The lovely Dominee from Blessing Manifesting wrote a wonderful list of 39 things you need to know in 2012.

PPK brings us a Southern-style meal of black eyed peas and sweet potatoes…YUM.

The new Chickpea magazine has arrived!!! You can buy it on Etsy or view it online here.

And I will leave you with a recent guilty pleasure of mine:

[incredible geometric artwork from Andy Gilmore]

motivational mondays!

a beginning of the week welcome to you!

hope your week is starting off in a wonderful way. we were able to have today off and just enjoy relaxing + celebrating our (islamic) wedding anniversary with a fancy tea service! it was amazing and as we sat in the sun, i was overcome with joy ❤

so, here are some little virtual gems for you:

natural child posted a fascinating story about breastfeeding in mongolia.

this gluten-free (and almost sugar-free!) strawberry crumble sounds like a great way to use my cart of berries from the farmer’s market this week.

the gals over at your tango talked about ways to love your body in bed this week. yes to body-positive lovin!

jennifer aniston’s yogi shares a great yoga leg routine that will sculpt you silly.

and i will leave you with another strawberry recipe…a crisp lentil summer salad!

enjoy your week!

[invisible man photograph by liu bolin…can you spot him?]

motivational mondays!

happy monday friends,

hope the beginning to your week has been filled with great things. today, i got back into a (long lost) groove with the first yoga class i have taken in quite a while. it turned out that instead of shyly hiding in the back of a crowded studio (because everyone hates that feeling of being rusty at something you were once pretty good at), i was the ONLY student in the class. seriously, it took all i had not to feign a stomachache and run back home but i am really glad i stayed and being the only one there was actually quite fantastic. plus, the teacher was awesome and wants me to help organize the studio’s queer yoga classes. huzzah!

there was so much wonderfulness in the virtual world this past week, i could hardly contain myself. don’t worry, i will keep my selection short + sweet:

this spicy spinach + chickpea soup from they draw and cook looks awesome, i think i will make it this week.

leo from zen habits wrote some thoughtful reflections on what he and his family (of wife and six kids!) have learned by being car-less and taking public transit everywhere.

the folks over at tiger in a jar made the most beautiful baking video i have ever seen! don’t you want to make this beet cake now?

vegan beauty review (a great resource for all kinds of cruelty-free goodies) featured a guest post on the ultimate vegan lip balm recipe. i have been running out of the last lip balm i made and this looks like a great new recipe to try!

my husband and i have a three-day weekend coming up and this is definitely going to be a part of it (vegan mud pie, be still my heart!)

and i will leave you with a lovely song by dirty beaches…

have a great week!

[haunting tintype from joni sternbach]