7 Links–Reflecting & Remembering

by Valerie on July 11, 2012 · 3 comments

The wonderful Heather of Gluten-Free Cat bestowed upon me the Sunshine Award today, which is particularly kind as I had not yet followed up on her choosing me as one of five bloggers to share 7 Links.  7 Links is a lovely concept -  bloggers must choose their posts that best fit the following categories: Most Beautiful Post, Most Popular Post, Most Controversial Post, Most Helpful Post, Post Whose Success Surprised Me, Post That Didn’t Get Attention It Deserved, and Post I Am Most Proud of, but as I was going through my blog, I could not decide between which links to share, and ended up rereading quite a bit of my own archives.  So, Heather, I promise to post on the Sunshine Award soon, but first, I am making some decisions on my 7 links.

Most Beautiful PostI wrote this post soon after my 33rd birthday last year, and I love how it captures how much better I feel and yet how I appreciate it every day, which I (mostly) do, every day.


Most Popular Post: I was a little surprised to find out that in the last year it was this post on Healthy Breakfast Ideas, but which is really an ode to breakfast as much as a set of breakfast ideas.

Most Controversial Post: I am not one to talk controversial topics on City|Life|Eats, but this post on thoughts on life gluten-free does address some of the controversies and problems with gluten-free labeling and practices.

Most Helpful Post: My lunchbox series (which I wrote for over a year from 2010 until almost the end of 2011) is generally very helpful, but I particularly like these tips on increasing raw foods in your diet and packing your lunch fast.

lunchbox in post

Post Whose Success Surprised Me: While I love my Crunchy Bittersweet Chocolate Bites, I was a little surprised at the success of this post.

Post That Didn’t Get Attention It Deserved: I think it might be this post on kitchen time-saving tips.

Post I Am Most Proud of: There were a couple of contenders, but I am going to choose this one from January 2011 where I talked about meeting a goal without realizing it which was about how I finally achieved a more consistent yoga practice.  I read that post more than once as I was building up a habit to work out in the morning.


And now, here are seven bloggers I nominate for the award:

  1. Faye of Raw Lawyer
  2. Michelle of Bleeding Espresso
  3. Aundra of Fit for Life
  4. Alta of Tasty Eats at Home
  5. Sarah of the Shu Box
  6. Jac of Tinned Tomatoes
  7. Vicky of Gluten-Free SCD and Veggie

That said, this is open to all bloggers, so feel free to pick 7 links on your blog and leave a link on your comments. 

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1 Shirley @ gfe July 11, 2012 at 8:21 pm

I always love reading these award posts to learn more about my fave bloggers! Thanks for sharing your 7 links, Valerie. :-)



2 Tara @ Such Different Skies July 12, 2012 at 2:36 am

Such a great idea- and an awesome instigation in appreciating (and loving) our own work!

Tara xx


3 Heather @Gluten-Free Cat July 12, 2012 at 1:48 pm

Yay! I’m so glad that you did this! I remember loving that breakfast post. And I have no idea how I missed the chocolate bites, but I’m off to check them out! Have a great day, Valerie!


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