ALRIGHT!!! It’s Friday and I’m one week closer to Spring Break….now that’s something to celebrate! I haven’t done a link love post in a couple of weeks, so I have some really great links saved up to share with you. Let’s get this party started!

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1. No Bake Cookies made with dates- My husband and I are both crazy for dates and I will always have a special place in my heart for no bake cookies because of my mom making them when I was a kid. I can’t wait to try Tina’s version of the no bake cookie made with dates, honey and coconut oil.

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2. Sweetest thing ever- You may have come across this letter floating around the internet. I first saw it when Jenny posted it on Facebook and by the end of the letter I was in tears. It is seriously the sweetest and most romantic thing I have ever heard.

by Sue Johnston, 68 via Huffington Post:

“My sweet husband, John, and I were married for 46 years. Each Valentine’s Day, he’d send me the most beautiful flowers containing a note with five simple words: ‘My love for you grows.’

Four children, 46 bouquets and a lifetime of love were his legacy to me when he passed away two years ago.On my first Valentine’s Day alone, 10 months after I lost him, I was shocked to receive a gorgeous bouquet addressed to me..from John.

Angry and heartbroken, I called the florist to say there had been a mistake. The florist replied, ‘No, ma’am, it’s not a mistake. Before he passed away, your husband prepaid for many years and asked us to guarantee that you’d continue getting bouquets every Valentine’s Day.’

With my heart in my throat, I hung up the phone and read the attached card. It said, ‘My love for you is eternal.’”

3. Microwaving Veggies- I’ve always been a little perplexed about whether or not to microwave my veggies. Caitlin’s blog post makes me feel so much better about giving my leftover roasted veggies a little zap.

4. Pinterest Tutorial- Bloggers that regularly use Pinterest will definitely appreciate all of Jenny’s great tips for optimizing Pinterest!

5. Sweet Potato Banana Bites- My two favorites in one bite…sweet potatoes and bananas! I will for sure be trying Lindsay’s Sweet Potato Banana Bites out on food prep day.

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6. Smoothie Recipe- I haven’t had a shake or smoothie in forever and as much as I’m craving one, I just can’t make myself make one when I’m cold. This Banana Berry Peanut Butter Broccoli Smoothie recipe is really making me want to dust off the ‘ol blender!

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7. Challenging Workouts- I’m always up for a great sweat session! This weekend, I came across two workouts that I will definitely be trying this weekend. Kristin’s Sweaty Sunday Workout looks like a leg/butt killer! Julie’s treadmill workouts always make me a sweaty mess and add a little incline into the mix and I know I’m really in for a beating!

8. Thoughts on Trader Joe’s- In my opinion Trader Joe’s just happens to be the best damn store in the world!! This thought catalog post is pretty funny and I would so have to agree on the parking lot thought.

Well that’s all folks……

Something to think about…..

Have you tried any of the above recipes that I posted?

What’s your favorite smoothie recipe? Feel free to link up!

Any fun plans this weekend?

Hope your weekend is absolutely brilliant!!