Two Weeks of Reads

You may remember that Monday I spoke about having a rough draft of last week’s Best Reads of the Week, but didn’t quite have it up to par come publishing time. Well today, you are getting quite the treat because I am showcasing two weeks worth of reads. So sit back and grab an iced latte before the warm summer days drift away for good, and enjoy a little reading from some of the best!

Best Reads of the Week via Happy Wife Healthy Life


Mixing Woods Tones via Centsational Girl

mixed dark and light wood tones

(Via Centsational Girl via Better Homes and Gardens)

I love getting expert advice on how to mix wood tones to keep the feel of a room from becoming too matchy-matchy.

Back to School: 16 Great Projects for Decorating Your Dorm via Design*Sponge

If you, your daughter, sister, or friend are heading off to dorm-life this fall, make sure you check out this post. It makes me want to go back to college just for the chance to decorate my dorm again!

Starting Out in Style: A Look Inside 10 Fantastic First Homes –House Tour Roundup via Apartment Therapy


Love, love, loved this post! As a newlywed and first time home owner myself, I am always looking for ways to spruce up my home and make it that much more cozy and complete. Since I have a budget, it is harder to do and buy what I want, but I love being reminded that I should appreciate my first home in all its glory, already decorated-to-the-max… or not quite yet!

Painted Bathroom Cabinets via Centsational Girl

white painted bathroom cabinets

Here is yet another post from Centsational Girl!  Since Tim and I are right in the middle of a bathroom remodel, this post couldn’t have come at a better time for us!



Creative Eats

Maple Caramel Brownie Ice Cream Sundaes via Chocolate Covered Katie


This recipe may not sound out of the norm just by the name, but one look at the ingredient list and you’ll surely change your mind!

Cauliflower Crust Pizza via Tasty Kitchen

Tasty Kitchen Blog: Cauliflower Crust Pizza. Guest post by Jessica Merchant of How Sweet It Is, recipe submitted by TK member Michelle of The Lucky Penny.

Skillet Blueberry Cobbler with a Cheddar Biscuit Crust via How Sweet It Is

I love me some cobbler and I adore cheddar biscuits, so why not combine the two for a little salty-sweet treat fix!

Peanut Butter Nutella Pretzel and Peanut Snack Mix via Averie Cooks

Peanut Butter Nutella Pretzel and Peanut Snack Mix - Fast & Easy 5-Minute Recipe at averiecooks.com

Oh look, what a surprise, another sweet recipe to share! I absolutely adore Averie’s recipes. In fact, her chocolate chunk peanut butter cookie recipe is one of my favorite easy-to-make treats. I am sure these nutella-filled pretzel bites will deliver with deliciousness too!


Fitness & Health

Move It Monday: Best Body Bootcamp Registration Open & Free Sample Workout via Best Body Fitness


I finally signed up for a round of Best Body Bootcamp! Tina’s latest eight week boot camp will last almost right up until my 25th birthday, so I think this is a great way to mix up my exercise and enter into a new year on a healthy note!

Who is joining me in boot camp this fall?!

Tuesday Ten: Foods You Need in Your Diet via Lauren Conrad

Tuesday Ten: Foods You Need in Your Diet

You didn’t think I could have a round-up post without LC did you? I was happy to see that I eat these foods almost every day!

Running While Pregnant via Food, Fitness, and Family


This post is filled with great tips for running while pregnant. I especially appreciated her honesty on comparing her exercise while pregnant, and the differences between her first pregnancy and her second.

Conversation Time.

  • Out of all the posts listed above, which ones interests you the most to read?
  • What topics of reads do you typically find yourself drawn too – Fitness, Health, Recipes, Home Styling, Home Remodeling, Fashion, Everyday Life, etc?
  • What post did you read this week that you loved?


  1. These were some of my favorites this week as well! That blueberry cobbler makes me drool every time I see a photo of it… Ahhh!
    Ashley @ My Food N Fitness Diaries recently posted…Life After HA {hypothalamic amenorrhea}My Profile

    • HappyWifeHealthyLife says:

      I thought the same thing! How creative to pair salty and sweet flavors in a cobbler? I would have never thought to do that!

  2. Fun post! I’m definitely most in to the recipe links … I love finding new favorite recipes!
    Kristen @ notsodomesticated recently posted…Hawaiian Chicken CurryMy Profile

    • HappyWifeHealthyLife says:

      Me too! I try my best to keep it creative in the kitchen, and having new recipes at my fingertips really helps! 🙂

  3. Thanks for sharing! Glad you liked the post 🙂
    Madeline @ Food Fitness and Family recently posted…Teething BitesMy Profile

    • HappyWifeHealthyLife says:

      You are welcome! I thought it was a great post for those mommy’s-to-be who want to still exercise too! I don’t know anything about that topic, so it is always nice to hear advice and insight from someone who has been there! 🙂

  4. Thanks for linking and tweeting about my Peanut Butter Nutella Pretzel and Peanut Snack Mix! And for the sweet things you said about my recipes. I am so glad you like them -especially those cookies 🙂

    • HappyWifeHealthyLife says:

      You are welcome Averie! At this point, you know how much I love your posts! I talk about your recipes I love with my readers at least once a week lol! 😉

  5. Centsational Girl says:

    Wow a double feature, I’m so flattered! Thank you so much for linking to this week’s posts! Off to read the rest of your favorites….

    • HappyWifeHealthyLife says:

      You are welcome! I think I could have done an entire link-up of your posts that I love! 🙂 Can’t wait to read even more in the future!

  6. That blueberry/cheddar cobbler?! OMG.
    Erica @ For the Sake of Cake recently posted…Happy Birthday to STEW!My Profile

    • HappyWifeHealthyLife says:

      Ahh I know! I have never seen a recipe like that before! So creative 🙂

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