In addition to our new “Best of” end-of-month series, we’re also adding a mid-month post to keep you updated on all our happenings in between. We thought it an opportune time to highlight a past recipe we’re currently digging, any new blog resources we’ve added, and internet-y things currently rocking our world. First up…
New Blogger Resources <–
One of several new Blogger Resources this month is: How to Install Custom Social Media Buttons on your Website. John guides you step-by-step through the process of selecting and installing custom social media buttons on your blog. We used the same technique to install our social media bar, and quite like the outcome. Check it out for simple instructions on how to get a set of your own.
Favorite Past Recipe <–
These cookies are legit, and so addictive. Vegan, gluten free, one bowl and 30 minutes , refined sugar and butter free. The batch I made was gone in less than 48 hours. I recall eating like 6 in one sitting – yikes! Make these for a healthy, delicious take-along breakfast or snack and you’ll be swimming in happy cookie land for days.
Things Dana’s Digging <–
1. Wit and Vinegar – Have you been to Billy’s site? He’s hilarious. He loves food and sarcasm more than any blogger I know, and he has a stellar eye for design. If in need of comic relief, or a coconut muffin, he’s your man. Plus , this week he hosted Popsicle Week on his site and it was THE bomb. We participated, remember? If you haven’t checked it out, DO IT.
2. VSCO Cam App – Have you tried it? It’s rad and it makes all of your photos look infinitely more beautiful. NO I’M NOT BEING PAID TO SAY THIS. I just love the app because I love taking food photos and this app is FREE and it makes my photos look a million times better. Download it for free now or I’ll question our friendship.
Things John’s Digging <–
(John takes over from here .)
1. I recently finished Adam Grant’s book Give and Take. I hadn’t heard of Dr. Grant before, but the premise really resonated with the way I want to do business. It’s a well cited exploration of the power behind giving without expecting anything in return.
2. I thoroughly enjoyed Joshua Becker’s (mancrush alert!) post 9 Ways Generous People See the World Differently. It’s been personally challenging to not only to give more, but to be happier living with less.
Wow, this makes me seem like some generous person. Trust me, I’m not. But I’d like to work on it. Maybe I can end with a story I recently heard about C.S. Lewis:
One day, Lewis and a friend were walking down the road and came upon a street person who reached out to them for help. While his friend kept walking, Lewis stopped and proceeded to empty his wallet. When they resumed their journey, his friend asked, “What are you doing giving him your money like that? Don’t you know he’s just going to squander all that on ale?” Lewis paused and replied, “That’s all I was going to do with it.”
This Has Been… <–
Your mid-month update! See ya back this weekend for a new recipe, yo. Ciao!