Random Bits from the Week

I hope your holiday weekend is going well and that you’re getting some R & R and chill time with your friends & fam.

I was cleaning off my camera memory stick and came across a few bits and pieces and pictures I had taken this week but forgot about.  Whoops.  It happens.

I found this flower

This quote made me chuckle


I posted about Quotes here and many of you left some of your favorites in the comments.  I am always very impressed by people who can remember quotes off the top of their head.  I am not that person.

I picked up a new bottle of It’s a 10

This stuff is a Miracle as the name suggests.

Tangles and even really bad ones, split ends, flyaways, frizz, whatever your hair issue, a few spritzes of this stuff cannot hurt.  And will likely really help.  I swear by it ever since discovering it about a year ago.

I have a Hair Products Review post where I’ve reviewed dozens of products and share my faves if you enjoy tresses talk

This picture of Skylar made me smile

Who knows exactly what was so funny but hey, I’ll take it

I bought a new bag of Werther’s Originals  and always have a few of these in my purse.

They make waiting in lines when I’m out or traffic jams much more pleasant.

These two posts on Safety are Must Reads

Chelsey’s Internet Safety Common Sense

Paige’s More Than Just a Picture

These two posts on Being Liked are Must Reads

Charlotte’s What To Do When Someone Doesn’t Like You

Shauna The Gluten Free Girl’s Post Here <– Perhaps the most amazing post I’ve read in the past year and I read a lot of blog posts.  30+ posts a day, easily

And the last random bit goes to this white chocolate chip picture

I love white chocolate and did some baking yesterday

Check out my White Chocolate Recipes Compilation Post

If you like white chocolate I’ve got you covered


1. What are your Random Bits from this week?

Fill me in on any great recipes you’ve seen or made; blog posts you’ve read that have been stellar; things you’ve bought that you’re loving; things you’ve been up to. 

Whatever it is, throw some random bits out there.

2. Do you have Monday off?  What, if anything, are you doing to celebrate this holiday weekend?

I have Monday off.  Yay!

And what are we doing to celebrate?  Good question! 

We’re being pretty open-ended so far.  A little random and fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants without definite plans is fine every now and then.  Wing-it!

P.S. Thanks for the No More Pests Giveaway entries!


  1. Thanks for featuring me, Averie! I love the sign about the will and the relatives – so funny! I am going to go read those two posts about being liked!

  2. Hey lady, I hope things are going well! I feel so out of it lately from the move and now we moved back to Georgia…crazy life we lead. I’m unpacking this weekend, so no time off, but time to get reorganized! I hope you’re enjoying some down time though!

  3. Wether’s candies are the best! I am normally not a hard candy person, but if I have a bag of those, it will be gone in about 2 days flat!

    A random bit from my week is that I Have become addicted to beans as a protein source! When I’m home cooking for myself, I never think to open up a Can of beans to cook with, but this week I did – and Ive eaten meat once since last Saturday, which is unheard of with my grilled chicken loving family!

  4. okay, I have seriously GOT to try that it’s a ten stuff. I love your beauty product reviews! just tried jojoba oil on my hair (as a treatment) last night, and really loved it! a little goes a long way, and it left my hair feeling super soft.

    Random bit from this week: booked a trip to South Carolina (a state I never expected to visit, but alas, I am. and for a GOOD reason ;) )

    I do have Monday off, and I’m just planning on relaxing here at home. very much looking forward to that :)

    • yes get the It’s a 10. You will LOVE it per our email exchange!

      And I lived in SC for a few yrs as well as NC. Never states I expected to LIVE in. Have fun on your trip!!

    • didn’t realize you had lived in SC! I’ll be in the Greenville area — so interested to see what it’s like down there. Haven’t spent much time in the South other than Florida/Disney for family vacays growing up.

      just bought the it’s a 10 on amazon. woo! thanks again for the recc :)

  5. I love your randoms! So cute…XoXo

  6. Love the new header :)

    And white chocolate! Gosh, it’s been so long. Are there vegan white chocolate brands to be easily found? I’d love to reconnect with it. Your sweets look awesome. (As usual). Off to read Shauna’s post!

  7. Thanks for sharing shauna’s post. I love her blog, but I missed that one this week.
    A tid bit from my weekend… heading out to a flea market today, and possibly the county fair (mostly just to take pictures!) tomorrow. Possibly a hike thrown in there too. Yay weekends! Have a wonderful day off!!!

  8. Thanks for those random bits, particularly the links to those blog posts.

    The one at gluten-free girl was indeed very powerful, and did make me feel terribly sad. I just had no idea of the level that some people will sink to when judging popular bloggers. I can’t understand that mindset, no matter how hard I try. It just wouldn’t occur to me to tear anyone down like that…I wonder if it’s because bloggers seem ‘faceless’ to the extent that the commenter never has to stare in the eye the person behind the blog, making them easy targets, but it’s equally abhorrent no matter what the reason.

    Enjoy tomorrow!


  9. Bahahahaha Oh my..I love that quote..SO true!!!

    I am off to ead those links you posted. I didn’t read the what to do when someone doesn’t like you but my response to that line is this article —-> http://inoveryourhead.net/the-complete-guide-to-not-giving-a-fuck/

    you may have seen it. classic.

  10. i used to to buy werthers all the time, and have them in my purse to make my boring college classes go by fast :) I’d also buy those lifesaver mints, like they were going out of style. I think I had an addictions :) I love your white chocolate recipes. I don’t think white chocolate gets enough love :) You definitely show it the love it deserves!

  11. I used to keep werthers in my purse all the time! My sister really liked them when we were kids. We’re not doing anything too special tomorrow, just cleaning the house from top to bottom. Yay!!

  12. We had last Monday off here in the UK and I went to a carnival and dragged my poor boyfriend to Whole Foods!

  13. Cute quote, too funny. And adorable pic of Skylar. Thanks for the post recommendations! ANd great dessert inspiration as always. :-)

    1. I have tons of random pics on my camera and phone I shold post and an excessively long starred post folder to catch up with. :-)
    2. Yes and I plan to do an extended workout and and work on house projects all day like planting kale and broccoli for the winter and a little computer graphics work.

  14. ONce again….eerie. I am NEVER without Werthers. I have a couple bags of them at work, at home, some in my car. I am a hard candy freak, but I love werther’s like no other.

  15. very nice post… hope you’re having a great weekend!

  16. ohh wearthers are SO SO SO good!!! addicting indeed!! I love to have little suckers in my bag just in case like you said…traffic etc…makes it all so much more pleasant!

    oh i had the most amazing waterlmelon and feta salad with fresh parsely at a restaurant on friday night (part of my ‘cheat’) I also enjoyed two delicious fresh oysters served with a ginger topper and homemade cocktail sauce…HEAVEN!!!

  17. Thank you so much for including the blog post from Shauna. It really was one of the best I’ve read in a long time too. I truly appreciate the recommendation.

  18. My husband has tomorrow off, which we are very grateful for because we will be out late tonight! His best friend’s wedding is going to be keeping us busy basically all day today.

    Have a great weekend!

  19. Love that quote – too funny (and true). Definitely off work tomorrow and very happy about that one. Planning on doing some house work though (painting). Happy Sunday!

  20. Oh girl, now you have me thinking about white chocolate; a serious guilty pleasure of mine has always been blondies with white chocolate chips and walnuts. I’m looking forward to tomorrow off: waking up early and baking something – perhaps with white chocolate.

    PS – Skylar is adorable; she always makes me smile!!

  21. Can I just say that I love your recipes! your desserts look divine and Ive even given them a try! love that you are into yoga…i found yoga and it changed my life! oh i love it! keep up all the hard work!

    Jessie Ann

  22. Yesterday I started teaching my BF how to cook! It was a fun day. We made a chickpea quinoa dish, two types of hummus (using roasted pumpkin seeds instead of tahini) raw veggie crackers and raw chocolate macaroons! They all came out awesome! He is an excellent student. That pic of the flower is amazing!
    I think we are going to take a little road trip tomorrow, should be interesting!

  23. Thanks for linking the posts on safety and being liked. Good reads.

    1. Random Bits: Adding sweet potato to carrot/zucchini microwave flax/flour cake, with fall-like spices. Everyone thinks I’m super weird, but mmm. I’m on chickpea & garlic kick. Many dog-jogs. Currently reading the china study.

    2. Gathering of the fam-damn tomorrow for the holidays. Did a lot of prep work today. Hello garden green beans. Looking forward to trying my mom’s chocolate rum cake. I hope my fam isn’t too inapro-pro and that my friend is able to attend and rescue me.

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  25. Aw thanks for the link love! And I agree with you – Gluten Free Girl’s post is amazing!!

  26. I love when you reintroduce past topics because then I get to refresh myself on some things from the past that I forget about. Also, lovvee that you shared those other blogs’ posts; shauna’s is really one of the best posts I’ve read as well. It’s amazing hearing those types of stories and she’s a great writer. Random tid-bits are I went to the beach and for some reason it’s 59 degrees in the water? I went to the Farmer’s Market, gym, and some indian food…summer is almost over for me. :/ But I’ve enjoyed it, 2 more weeks till I go back to college.

  27. I have Monday (today) off and I am spending it with the hubby, just hanging out … might go to a movie … might rent one … not sure yet :-)

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