LinkUps: Inspiration from Around the Web

I’ve been finding it difficult to blog this week. Everything seems trivial in the shadow of Hurricane Sandy. The storm has passed, but there is still so much work to be done to clean all of the areas that were hit. Jamie and I were lucky – the Upper East Side was completely spared. But I think our building felt sympathy, because this morning our hot water went out. This is also trivial in comparison to what others are going through.

Since I haven’t been writing much, here are some highlights of what I’ve been reading this week:

Image courtesy of Meals and Moves

Janeetha of Meals and Moves blogged about switching to an oil cleansing method to clean her face. Sound weird? I guarantee you this is more popular than it seems. It’s not the first time I’ve heard mention of this method, but hearing it again and seeing Janetha’s healthy skin puts me one step closer to trying it!

Image courtesy of Feel Good Foodies

My Feel Good Foodies partner Alycia baked a healthy banana bread recipe, and was kind enough to share it with our readers.

Image courtesy of The Pioneer Woman

The Pioneer Woman is giving away three Le Creuset 9-Quart Round French Ovens, in a gorgeous “Flame” color. This item has been on my wish list for…oh about three years. All you have to do is comment on her post – the winner will be announced today!

Image courtesy of CPW

Jonique of Confessions of a Product Whore posted a simple and chic DIY, transforming a pair of boring flats into something extraordinary.

Were you inspired by something you read this week? Share some links in the comments section!