Odds and Ends


1. Wednesday’s post prompted some conversation at my Facebook page, and one of the funniest clips was posted in the comments. Since I’m a firm believer in occasionally laughing at your struggles, this video hit the nail on the head. Must watch, anxiety friends! (As well as coconut oil buffs.)

2. Two things I didn’t mention in the anxiety post that have been tremendously helpful are the Headspace app and meditating with Mala beads. Quiet that mind!

3. 15 things every woman should do by 40. I think I’ve done the majority.

4. A great post on the great things that can transpire from waking up just a little earlier.

5. What makes a deeply good person?

6. This is parenting in a nutshell. Hilarious.

7. I’ve always been a fan of Alice’s writing, and this recent post on getting back into the swing of regular exercise made me laugh so hard. And speaking of exercise, since I haven’t broken a sweat in, oh, about 2 years, I decided to join a gym and get myself in gear this past week. Yesterday, I did the elliptical for about 35 minutes – nothing insanely strenuous, but the heart was pumping. You guys, I felt great all day until it was time for bed, when I suddenly felt like I was hit by a Mack truck. Is this what happens when you start working out after a (very) prolonged break? Or is this a 40+ thing? Because YOWZA, PEOPLE.

8. I’ve sung the praises of Fabletics on my Facebook page many times, but have you guys tried it yet? I’m in love with the Salar leggings and capris, and find myself choosing them over my Lululemon and Athleta leggings when I’m donning my workout gear. You should definitely check them out.

9. I could eat this every day of my life. Crunchy salad lovers UNITE.

Happy Friday!

image credit: max wanger

  1. kristiina

    May 1, 2015 at 9:35 am

    Sorry, Sarah, but I think the exhaustion comes with being 40. My exercise routines vary between a 45-60 minute walk, a Tracy Anderson dvd or a short HIIT workout. The Mack truck hits me around 8pm. But: I feel AMAZING the rest of the day, so it’s worth the trade-off. It’s complicated though since that’s the kids’ bedtime and oh yeah, the beginning of the time I get to spend with my husband kid-free. He’s like, yeah, are you 80?? I’m trying to eat super clean to see if that helps (no real improvement yet!)…

    Love your Odds and Ends…always good stuff to keep me away from my chores ;)

  2. Home Sweet Sarah

    May 1, 2015 at 4:48 pm

    Oh, I so wish Fabletics had worked for me, but I HATED the experience (and the pants I bought got a hole and the sports bra broke.) But all their stuff is so cute! GAH!

  3. Carter

    May 1, 2015 at 5:46 pm

    That salad sounds lush! I’ll be making that for sure!

  4. Matt

    May 1, 2015 at 9:45 pm

    That’s interesting, a deeply good person…

  5. Lindsey G

    May 2, 2015 at 9:45 am

    Thank you for introducing me to Max’s work – how did I not know about him !?! I’m ordering a print for my home right now! :D