Ah, another edition of “5 Things You Need in Your Life This Week”. I’m so happy I started this series last month, because it’s been such fun for me to share these ideas with you guys! Richard’s birthday is this weekend, so I’m not sure how many of ’em I’ll be able to try, but the though of making these wholesome carrot muffins during my spring break next week is totally giving me life right now. 

And before we jump right into the rest of your tentative weekend to-do list, I want to note: if you enjoy these posts, you should definitely sign up for my “Weekly Dose of Inspiration” newsletter. It goes hand in hand with “5 Things You Need in Your Life This Week”, but in the newsletter I share even more personalized, exclusive content like weekly reading suggestions, killer playlists, dope quotes, style steals & even more (yes, it’s possible to pack even more value into a weekly newsletter, I swear!). 

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If there’s one thing that I think almost all bloggers fear above all, it’s running out of ideas. I mean, let’s be honest…writer’s block is a huge pain in the a$$ — especially if you’re relying on your blog as a source of income. 

I wrote about how comparison has stifled my creativity in the past here, but there’s a few other tips that I didn’t note in that post that have helped me to grow as a writer and blogger immensely.

In fact, I almost never question what I’m going to write about nowadays.

That’s coming from a girl who used to stare at her computer for hours trying to come up with the “perfect” post idea.  

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I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: I’m not a big fan of breakfast. There’s just something about it that rubs me the wrong way.

It also probably doesn’t help that I really hate eggs. 

That being said though, I do love my antioxidant-rich pomegranate avocado toast and the occasional batch of banana pancakes. I recently whipped up a few fluffy, vegan (minus the honey I drizzled on top) ‘cakes, and they were so good that I knew I just HAD to share with you guys. 

Oh, and I topped them with my favorite 3-ingredient raspberry chia jam. So yes, I’m definitely a breakfast eater when I make these babies. 

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For those of you who follow along regularly, you may or may not have noticed that I almost never post to the blog on weekends. I’m active on Snapchat (@blondechiffon) and Insta, but I’ve always felt that people aren’t as apt to go read a blog post on Saturday or Sunday as they are during the regular week. I honestly have no idea whether this is true or not (bad blogger, not doing my research, I know), but it’s also nice to take a little breather and come back strong on Monday. 

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“5 Things You Need in Your Life This Week” is a recurring series on The Blonde Chiffon. New edits are published every Friday, and the intent is to give readers a concise list of amazing thoughts/projects/trends to try over the weekend and into the next week. I hope that you are as inspired as I am by these finds! 

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Dry brushing is one of those topics that I reference all the time and have been meaning to do a full-fledged post on for what seems like literal ages. I started dry brushing after reading another blogger’s lowdown on it a few years ago, and I’ve pretty much been obsessed ever since. It’s something that I try to do almost every time before I get in the shower, and my skin is definitely thankful for it! 

But wait, WTF is dry brushing? 

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As the saying goes, worrying is like a rocking chair. It gives you something to do, but it gets you nowhere. I feel the same way about fear, which remains at the top of my shit list indefinitely. After all, there’s really nothing remarkable about fear. No excitement, and certainly no enjoyment. 

And did I mention that it’s f*cking boring?

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