friday links

Happy Friday!

The sunsets of late, having been giving me a gentle reminder that spring is just around the corner.
Have you noticed (those living in the Northeast) that the sun is getting a bit stronger?
As of today, we have 40 days till spring!
Sun setting over a frozen cranberry bog in Sandwich, MA
Empty marina in Harwichport, MA
What a view--I could easily live here.
So this happened....and it was worth the calories.
I was asked to try these herb and flowers crystals from Fresh Origins.
All natural, no additives, all-natural colors, an exciting crunch and incredible flavors of fresh flowers and herbs.  Adding the hibiscus as a decorative touch on cupcakes, the basil to a fresh plate of pasta, adding the mint crystals to a fancy chocolate dessert, the cranberry crystals on a plate of assorted cheese....the possibilities are endless.
I found myself noshing on the hibiscus just for the flavor--they taste exactly like the real thing.
For more information on the fruit and herb crystals go to freshorigins.com
Restaurant owners/chefs, I highly recommend these products and
also don't forget to check out their large line of fresh micro greens. 

Around The Web:

stretching for strength (I love stretching, feels so good)
DIY scented wax melts
the infamous Loehmann's store is closing its doors
crispy chinese meyer lemon chicken
DIY pistachio milk + other nut milks
your IT band is not the enemy (but maybe your foam roller is)
is there a link between diet & body odor?
how to be thankful for life with one word
easiest nutella cookie recipe
big meals vs. small snacks: what's best for you?
girl makes bank by eating on camera (odd)
some secrets of longevity
how exercise changes your muscles (love this blog)
typography pie (LOVE!)
remember the pink goop in McDonalds?
the skateboarding cat
cell phone radiation is real, how to protect yourself
deep fried oreo's--why not
cinnamon sugar & banana donut holes
cancer patients who exercise could halve their risk of death
what is pantothenic acid?
50 things to let go of before your next birthday
an aging brain is still pretty smart
chocolate covered cheetos! why not right?
meyer lemon meltaways
looking for a certificate of annoyance?
chicken flautas with spicy avocado sauce
DIY re-upholster dining room chairs
nutella doughnuts
korean fried chicken
3 stages of awakening: vishnu prasad
the secret of success: relax & do nothing
ultimate survival alaska casting call (ready?)
why does my iphone battery die so fast?
the nutrient your grandparents got that is missing from your diet
6 foods to boost your mood
why does cold, damp weather make my old injuries ache?
how to make frosted olympic ring cookies
always have room for dessert? here's why
8 things you didn't know about chinese new year
how to make homemade nutella
new phone scam (PLEASE read)
understanding other people: I just don't like you
red velvet sugar cookie bars
big danger in the NuvaRing
how to clean a cast iron skillet
vegetarian parm hero's
excess iron & copper contribute to chronic disease/aging
death-defying Ukrainians are insane
hilarious roundup of naughty dogs (really cute)
dad pre-writes over 800 notes for his daughter because he won't be around
ever wonder what sand really looks like up close? (amazing)

Have a wonderful weekend.


  1. Those pictures make me shiver :) Going to check out the nutella cookie recipe!!!!!

  2. Oh Dawn. I've had a tough week and I am so ready to get my house clean and sit down and read these links. just wish I could have one of those frosting shots first!

  3. We haven't even had winter yet over here (I live in the Netherlands) but yes I am so ready for spring!!

  4. those fruit and flower crystals are very intriguing....

  5. The sun is so beautiful! Here, when it's been super, duper, don't even open the door cold, the sun has been out, so at least it's pretty from inside the house. I always love your links and will now spend the next hour reading them!

  6. Ok wait, tell me more about frosting shots, please!

  7. It occurred to me this week that I'm not driving to work in the dark anymore...looking so forward to longer days!! Great link round up, as usual, I really look forward to your Friday posts!

  8. all of your health, fitness, Yoga, Weightloss & Meal Plainning posts are awesome, its worth reading your blog.
    thanks for your infomative post .

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