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lisa valinsky
New England
Wife | Mama to Be | Blogger | Vegetarian | VT
Interests: local food, gardening, tiny houses, vegetarian food, cooking, reading, hiking
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Ooh, fun! Yes, I'll let you know what I try! I'm pretty excited to pick out some good looking produce from the farmers' market to make one.
Toggle Commented 3 days ago on i dream of cooking at lisa valinsky
I know what you mean! I borrow books and get recommendations from others a lot, and always feel like I should finish, but I just can't do it if a book is painful to read. :)
Toggle Commented 5 days ago on on abandoning books at lisa valinsky
Totally. I find it much easier to say no to events and doing too much because it takes a little while to recharge. Thanks for visiting my blog.
Toggle Commented 6 days ago on on being an introvert at lisa valinsky
Thanks so much! LOVE quinoa! :)
Toggle Commented Aug 21, 2015 on quinoa veggie bowl at lisa valinsky
Yes to chili on a baked potato! And yes to freezing batches of muffins! My college roommate and I used to make blueberry muffins, and we'd always keep a bunch in the freezer for snacks.
Toggle Commented Aug 21, 2015 on i dream of cooking at lisa valinsky
Aw, thanks! That's so sweet! We lived in NYC for nearly two years, but I'm excited to be back in New England.
Toggle Commented Aug 19, 2015 on how to budget a salary at lisa valinsky
Love your big smiles in the first photo! So sweet. With our baby girl due in October, I'm trying to think of some fun and sweet ways to capture her life and growth. I haven't done much crafting in ages, but pulling out my iPhone is easy enough to plan for an album. Any ideas?
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Oh wow! So many extroverts! I find it interesting that our lifestyles can differ so much depending on whether we're introverts or extroverts. Let me know what you think of the book!
Toggle Commented Aug 14, 2015 on on being an introvert at lisa valinsky
Yeah, it's pretty empowering to read about introverts and how we can impact the world. I also find it fascinating that so many bloggers are introverts. It's a great way for us to share info and our stories, and connect with others.
Toggle Commented Aug 13, 2015 on on being an introvert at lisa valinsky
Yay! Love that you're an INFJ too! Yeah, when you get the chance, definitely check out Quiet. Josh and I both read it and enjoyed it.
Toggle Commented Aug 13, 2015 on on being an introvert at lisa valinsky
So glad to hear your passed the GD test! I've got to say - I passed it too, but kept thinking the week leading up to the test that if I did have GD, I would totally use your blog post ideas for meal planning. Love that post. Thanks for the update, lady! Glad all is well.
Toggle Commented Aug 12, 2015 on third trimester. at enJOY it by Elise Blaha Cripe
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Aww! I have to admit - it's been a lot of fun! But also looking forward to moving to our new place and nesting for baby. :)
Toggle Commented Aug 11, 2015 on a camp cabin tour at lisa valinsky
I'll have to look into Dave Ramsey's budgeting style more! We'd love to pay off student loans early, and we want to pad our savings, so I'm definitely curious about his methods.
Toggle Commented Aug 11, 2015 on how to budget a salary at lisa valinsky
Love that mama bear shirt! Too cute and love its simplicity. And yes to projects...for me I think I'm feeling a need to nest. I have knitting projects, wall art projects, and cooking projects all floating around in my mind.
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That makes sense. If we had everything in one account I think we'd just go to our bank's website. But we have a few accounts, so I find Mint works for us. Yes to cutting out those small expenses. It's amazing how quickly they add up!
Toggle Commented Aug 10, 2015 on how to budget a salary at lisa valinsky
Yeah, the housing amount is kind of crazy. I can think of a few people I know who bought houses that have gone down in value since buying, and it's pretty scary. And yay for budgeting! :)
Toggle Commented Aug 10, 2015 on how to budget a salary at lisa valinsky
Thanks! I find it really interesting and helpful to see how different people track different things. And if you join Goodreads, be sure to friend me! :)
Toggle Commented Aug 10, 2015 on how i track the books i read at lisa valinsky
That flamingo shirt - and her face in that photo. Too cute. Just too cute.
Toggle Commented Aug 10, 2015 on july on film. at enJOY it by Elise Blaha Cripe
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Yeah! I'd love to hear what you end up using/trying. And yes to less makeup! I find I break out when I have makeup on my face all day, but my skin is pretty sensitive.
Yeah, it's quite a while to go without a kitchen! I'm actually working on a post about how I miss cooking and am looking forward to us making our own food again.
Toggle Commented Aug 8, 2015 on a camp cabin tour at lisa valinsky
1. Love the ring. And such a fun idea! (Hmm...might have to do that after our first baby is due?) :) 2. Thanks for sharing the condolence post. Really helpful + reassuring. 3. Have a great weekend, lady!
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Life can be so hard sometimes, and I totally know how it feels to be overwhelmed by things that feel trivial. Or knowing that I have a damn good life but sometimes I still have hard days. Days that I'm in a funk because I feel like I have too much on my plate, or days that I'm tired because I keep getting insomnia in this stage of pregnancy. But yes. We are all in this crazy, busy world together. Wishing you a great weekend.
Toggle Commented Aug 7, 2015 on around here. at enJOY it by Elise Blaha Cripe
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Thanks! It's a pretty good set up!
Toggle Commented Aug 7, 2015 on a camp cabin tour at lisa valinsky
Pinch of Yum just started a podcast called The Food Blogger Pro podcast. While it takes a slant towards food blogging, there are great interviews with lots of information on blogging, making videos, and social media. Really well done! Oh, and The Lively Show is one of my favorites too.
Toggle Commented Aug 5, 2015 on my fave podcasts. at enJOY it by Elise Blaha Cripe
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I'll have to try Happier! I have Better than Before on hold from the library and I love learning about psychology. Thanks!
Toggle Commented Aug 5, 2015 on my fave podcasts. at enJOY it by Elise Blaha Cripe
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