Playing Catchup

Hi Friends!

I was out of town all weekend at a wedding for one of my good friends from high school. We had an amazing time…and all but one from our group of friends made it back for the wedding!

{a few are missing from this pic but you get the idea}

When we got home last night, I had not one but TWO packages waiting for me.

And i’m here to tell you that I have the best blogger friends around. Not only did Jordan send me an awesome Foodie Penpals Package (more on that later), Sarah sent me an amazing box of goodies for no reason other than that she’s moving to a new city and was cleaning out her pantry!! How cool is that?! Check out all the fun goodies I got:

So, it also turns out that while I was busy doing things like this:

the blog world was producing some pretty amazing posts and recipes. So, in case you were also away for the weekend, here are some of the best posts of the weekend (and early this morning)…in my humble opinion of course :)

Best Recipes
Curried Smashed Potatoes
from White on Rice Couple
Healthy Bacon & Pumpkin Pasta from Pinch of Yum
Mushroom Gravy from Leslie Sarna
Sweet Potato Cupcakes from Picky Palate
Thanksgiving Sides & Apps from Peas & Crayons
Cheesecake Tart w/ Oatmeal Crust from Cake, Batter & Bowl
Baked Gingerbread Donuts from Handle the Heat
White Wheat Crescent Rolls from Lawfully Wedded Wife
Sweet Potato Gratin from Brown Eyed Baker

Best New Idea
Enjoy! Curated Gifts
from Joy the Baker

Best Body Image Post
Weight: It’s Just a Number from Healthy Heddleston

Best Honest Review
Forks Over Knives review from The Athlete’s Plate

Best New Workout
20 Min HIIT Workout from Sweet Tooth, Sweet Life

Best Decorating Idea
DIY Holiday Decor
from Iowa Girl Eats

So there ya go! Now we’re all caught up. Have a great Monday :)


About Lindsay

Lindsay Livingston is a Registered Dietitian and new mom from Columbus, Ohio. On her blog, she shares simple, healthy recipes, nutrition tips, workouts and snapshots of her life. Follow her on Twitter @LeanGrnBeanBlog and Instagram @TheLeanGreenBean and be sure to subscribe via RSS or email so you never miss a post!


  1. Aww thanks Lindsay! I love seeing wrap ups like this and what rang true with other readers!
    Katie @ Healthy Heddleston recently posted..Janaโ€™s Postpartum Depression Journey

  2. Awww thanks for the link love :)
    Matt @ The Athlete’s Plate recently posted..Week In Review: 11/14/11-11/20/11

  3. Thanks for linking up, Lindsay! :)

  4. LooKs like you had a wonderful weekend!! Getting packages in the mail is awesome especially from fellow bloggers. Happy Monday! :)

  5. Great link love round up! Thanks for including me!

    Weddings for high school friends are the absolute best. So much fun to see everyone. :) Looks like you had a great time!!
    Kristin @ Iowa Girl Eats recently posted..Toss Together Soup Supper

  6. Oh how fun! Love all those cute pictures. Looks like it was a great weekend! :) Have a great Monday!

  7. Thanks for the shoutout! Looks like you had an awesome weekend. :)
    Lindsay @ Pinch of Yum recently posted..Healthy Bacon & Pumpkin Pasta

  8. The wedding looks like it was so much fun! I haven’t been to a wedding in so long…I hope someone I know gets married soon!

    Thanks for the link! :)
    Lauren @ Lawfully Wedded Wife recently posted..Thanksgiving Recipe Ideas

  9. This is a great roundup! I can’t wait to check these out :)
    And what fun pictures too!
    Tessa @ Amazing Asset recently posted..The Old verses New (Recovering) Me

  10. Looks like you had a ball at the wedding! I love weddings. :) I also love packages. Lucky you coming home to two!

    And thanks for the recap of awesome posts – I’ll be sure to check out them out – if I haven’t already! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  11. Glad you had a great weekend! I was interested to read the Forks Over Knives review, though I don’t necessarily agree with his perspective. I was planning on writing my own review sometime soon!
    Kaitlyn@TheTieDyeFiles recently posted..Book Review: Comfortably Unaware

  12. Such cute pictures!! Glad you had such an awesome time!
    Kristen @ notsodomesticated recently posted..A Date Night in the Ohio Wine Country

  13. I love the crazy hat photos! What a great list round up. More recipes to bookmark.
    Lindsay @ biking before bed recently posted..Red Solo Cup

  14. The tart with the oatmeal cookie crust sounds killer! :) Glad you had a fun weekend!
    Abby @ Abz ‘n’ Oats recently posted..changes


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