You guys, I have big plans this weekend.  NOT!  My only plans are to sleep, fit in a long run, read, clean out our closet, and make a trip out to Trader Joe’s.  That. Is. It.  I could not be more excited about my weekend, one that some would call boring.

I am also excited to share this week’s Par’s Picks.  It’s been a while.  I hope you enjoy this eclectic mix of articles/blog posts.


If You Wait Until You’re Ready, You’ll Be Waiting Forever – This…

Nobody has ever looked around at their circumstances, thought to themselves, “Yes, I am ready for this,” and had a life-changing thing plop into their lap. It doesn’t work like that. Life doesn’t work like that. It never has, and it never will. The things that change you and stay with you are not the things that casually happen when you are ready for them, and when you want them to. There would be nothing spectacular about them.

This Is Your Life, Are You Who You Want to Be? – One of the best “tips on how to live life” lists I’ve read.

I Finally Figured Out Why I Procrastinate – While I’m not a procrastinator, at least not an extreme one, I could totally relate to aspects of this article.

16 Rules For A Long Lasting Marriage – This pretty much nails it.


The Reaction You’d Never Expect After These 4 Women’s Professional Photo Shoot – Watch this.  It’s powerful and sends a message that everyone needs to see and hear.

My Favorite Green Products – I’ve been thinking a lot lately about how to be more green, especially at home.  I even made my own air freshner a few weeks ago!  This is a great list of everyday products that if used instead of their not-so-green counterparts could make a huge difference, both in terms of the environment and cost savings.

Chocolate Lover? Ban Words Like Indulge and Treat – I never considered the implication of words like indulge and treat since guilt is the last thing on my mind when eating chocolate, but the author makes a good point.

6 Easy Ways to Detox Every Day – I’m not a huge fan of the detox mentality, but this simple, lifestyle oriented list actually makes sense.

Top 10 Foods for Sunday Food PrepSo much good stuff in one post!  Lindsay is THE queen of food prep, so if you’re looking for ideas to make mealtime easier, read this.


13 Hacks to Improve Your Google SearchAt the very least, a few of these will blow your mind.


Which cooking oil is right for you? – A great breakdown of when to use different oils.

Lightened Up Red Velvet Cupcakes – How good do these look?!

10 Grown-Up Grilled Cheeses — Comfort Food Feast – And now I’m craving a grilled cheese or five.

7 INGREDIENT VEGAN CHEESECAKES – After trying Robin’s raw cheesecake last weekend, I am ready to make my own!  Don’t these look amazing!?


Tight hugs
I am the light of my soul

Happy weekend!

By Parita

4 thoughts on “Par’s Picks – 14”
  1. The Huff Post link is really great. I took so many of these things to heart…so sad she lost her husband so young! But at 28 she sounds smarter than most people in their 50s…

    Have a great weekend Parita!
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