Monday, November 24, 2014

Internet friends IRL

I've been getting easily bored with the internet lately.  When Caleb and I get home, we'll make and eat dinner, throw the rope toy for Mako, then either watch tv or do our own stuff.  Caleb's been playing Destiny on the PS4 lately, and I'll usually head to my smart phone or laptop first, but there just doesn't seem to be much to keep my attention there.  It's not very fulfilling stuff, anyway, you know what I mean?  Writing and reading are good things, and hanging out in the blogosphere is something I enjoy, but once I've gone through everything new, I'm left feeling listless, and I close the computer.

Thankfully there is life to be had outside the internet!  Belly dancing classes, nail painting, chai recipe perfecting, puppy training, and now, meeting internet strangers in real life!

Meeting internet friends in real life

If you haven't struck up a conversation with a complete stranger recently, I highly recommend it.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Recommended with Crock Pot Chicken Tikka Masala

 I've got another winner to share with you all.
Crock pot Chicken Tikka Masala from the kitchn!

Super easy slow cooker chicken tikka masala recipe! Such a warm and cozy dish.
image by Emma Christensen via the kitchn

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

3 Reasons Why I Believe in Counseling (and why I think everyone should go)

I've been to counseling during two different points in my life when I was dealing with things that had gotten far out of my control.  The first time was in college when I had an uncontrollable sexual addiction.  The second time was this year when I felt like my marriage was a wreck.  Both times I met with female counselors who cared about me, who cared about my problems, and who were able to help.  Here's why.

Is counseling actually worth it? | Lindsay Eryn
image by colinlogan

Monday, November 17, 2014

A Proclamation, a Poll, and a Poor Puppy!

Lindsay Eryn is now on Facebook!!  I bit the bullet and created a fan page for the Lindsay Eryn blog, so now you can connect and see all new posts in your newsfeed as their published!  

And, can I ask you a quick question?  Let's say you do follow on Facebook.  What else would you want to see there besides new posts?  I'd greatly appreciate your input.  I realized this weekend that what I want most from this blog is connection, and if I can do something to better connect with you, I'd love to know!

What else would you like to see on the Facebook page? free polls
And finally, my goofy dog can't catch!  Scroll down to watch the video laugh at him with me.  Poor lamb.

Adorable beagle puppy can't catch

Friday, November 14, 2014

Recommended with Zuppa Toscana

Happy Soup Season, y'all!

I've had a love-hate relationship with soup for years.  There were some that I liked, some that I loved, and some that made me think I hated soups altogether.  I've been talking with Caleb to try and find soups that we both like.  We all know that when you make soup, there's going to be a lot of it, and it would take a long time to eat an entire pot on my own.  Roaming through Pinterest last week landed me on Annie's recipe for Zuppa Toscana of Olive Garden fame, and even though it was a soup we hadn't discussed, I decided to try it.  It has meat in it (which Caleb would approve of), it has kale in it (which I've been wanting to experiment with), and it looks creamy and hearty and just perfect for fall.

Guys.  Using this recipe was an excellent decision, my soup was better than what you'll get at Olive Garden, and I highly recommend it.  See my notes after the jump.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

My Newest Hobby: Belly Dance in Atlanta

I've got another great recommendation for all you Atlanta folk.
A friend invited me to come with her to belly dancing class at Glow, I decided to try it out, and I loved it!  It's crazy fun, it's a fairly good workout, and it's let me meet more Atlanta ladies.  I'm a big fan.

Atlanta Belly Dance: Glow Dance Studio in Smyrna

From swing dancing to hip hop to krump to belly dancing, here I am making the 30 minute commute to Smyrna nearly every week to get more!

Monday, November 10, 2014

Free Haircuts in Atlanta!

I got a free haircut last Monday, and if you're in the Atlanta area, you can too!

Van Michael is a posh salon in Buckhead, and they offer stylist classes and continuing education courses.  The stylists taking these courses always need people to practice on and be tested on, and that's where I came in last week.  I connected with a girl named Victoria on the internet last week who told me she needed to complete a long layers cut to finish her course.  I've had that cut for years, and November is haircut month, so we quickly made an appointment, and I was in her chair the same day.

Free haircuts at Van Michael in Buckhead