10 Best // Ways To Avoid People


cooking: homemade sweet potato crust pizza.  can i do it?  i don't know.  but i can try!  or someone can make it and bring me some?!

cocktails: make a cocktail according to your star sign. i happen to love mine (scorpio) it's actually my go to drink.  i even recommended it back on steph's post.  apparently my star sign drew me to it!  what's your drink?

netflix: netflix is clearly the best way to enjoy a weekend.  instant watch is only $8 a month and if i didn't get cable free with my building, i would have cancelled it by now in favor of netflix.  no commercials.  currently, i'm watching dexter with john.  when he's not around, i watch the west wing and say yes to the dress/say yes to the dress bridesmaids.  people are crazy and it never stops being funny!

online shopping: ugh, niki sucked me in with news of the nordstrom's 40% off shoe sale.  it is currently 20 degrees in chicago on a good day and i ordered sandals.  i couldn't help myself!  any other sales going on i need to check out?

reading: aukele's the brave dame series.

organizing: i love when people spend the weekend purging their closets.  if you haven't tried it yet, i highly recommend it because it's such a freeing feeling.  i've done it so often, because it'll probably take more than once, that i have nothing left to purge (maybe a top or two) and now i'm moving on to really minimizing my wardrobe even more and doing something of a capsule wardrobe like hayley, author of the no brainer wardrobe, has recommended.

pinterest:  speaking of which, i've been pinning lots of style ideas (because that's what hayley recommends in her e-book and her 31 days series) so i can see what my personal style is and what elements keep repeating that i might need to purchase to fill any holes in my wardrobe.  and also how to pack 3 weeks of outfits in 1 carry on!! gotta love pinterest!  follow me if you don't already and leave me your link so i can find you!

learning:  kelli has a ton of tips and tutorials for blogging related business.  like this free post writing tool.  and while you're there, learn about the great things that come with signing your kid up for martial arts!

diy:  i'm not usually ever a diy type person.  if someone sells it, i'd rather just buy it.  but i saw these 'man crates' which look awesome but not for the price, because they do come with etched glasses.  i think i can do this one myself (minus the glasses) for john's little brother's birthday.  a box full of craft beer and snacks all his own is just up his alley.

happy weekend!

48 comments

  1. I read that recipe and totally missed that it was sweet potato crust. I suck but I think I'll make that soon.

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  2. My drink is the Rock Candy Martini...Hpnotiq and pineapple juice? I'm in!!! :)

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  3. I just finished watching House of Cards Season 2 on Netflix…so addicting!

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    1. Oo I've been wanting to start that one! Next on the list.

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  4. haha so many good things and so many things I already do. My drink is a flower bomb, I'll say yes!

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  5. Love the pizza idea! I tried to make that cauliflower crust recipe that's been all over Pinterest.....dismal failure....my daughter actually said to me "mum NEVER cook that again" lol
    Had to try it though....clearly I did something wrong!

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  6. I'm so disappointed with my drink! I've never had a good cucumber cocktail, and I've had a couple cucumber-based drinks that were so terrible that I can't imagine trying another. However, the Rock Candy martini sounds amazing… definitely on my "to make" list!

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  7. I think this recurring topic is one of my favorites. I always love the things you come up with!

    I do have a question about Passionfruit. Do you know if they are doing anything to stop their ads as being recognized as, well, ads to ad blockers? I have an ad blocker installed on my primary browser and I never see any ads on blogs unless they add the codes themselves. I just see "sponsors" and then a tiny bit of blank space before "subscribe by email" on your sidebar. I LOVE how easy Passionfruit is to use, and it feels so much safer than other ways of exchanging money, but I hesitate to actually sponsor people who use it because I want people to see my ad, I don't want to just be paying for something no one sees. Does that make sense? Have you discovered that this is a problem for your sponsors?

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  8. I have made sweet potato pizza crust a few times, have yet to master it but it always turns out good. I had to check my drink and how funny its the drink that was my first legal one on my 21st and always my go to fancy cocktail for my first few years of bar hopping:)

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    1. Aww no way! How fun is that, you were just drawn to it! Which one?

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  9. Oh my... my star sign drink is the Gold Martini. how fancy! Last week was spent binge watching shows and staying in and avoiding people. Unfortunately, this weekend I have to be out and about. All I really want to do is binge watch TV and lay on the couch drinking Gold Martinis

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  10. Sweet potato pizza crust!? I wonder if it's better than the cauliflower crust, because I love that stuff! I will have to give it a go.

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  11. Love all of these! And sometimes staying in and avoiding people is just what the doc ordered.

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  12. Staying in and avoiding people is my plan this weekend!

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  13. Hahah love this post! And also everything that you mentioned.

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  14. I really need a stay home all weekend kinda weekend. Those all look like great ideas, especially blogging and marathon Netflix sessions.

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  15. We don't have cable and just binge watch on Netflix. I do miss HGTV and the Food Network though! My star sign drink is the Cucumber Martini. Sounds pretty refreshing actually. I need to read Hayley's no brainer wardrobe ebook.
    Eva Marie

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  16. I will probably do a few of these this weekend!

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  17. There's so many great ways to just stay home and keep busy there...though honestly I've been staying home so much due to the weather that I'm looking forward to adventures in the larger outdoor world! :P But Netflix and the couch and blankets can be fairly attractive, too.

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  18. these are my favorite! def going to look into the whole closet reorganization. mine is a complete mess and needs to be tamed.

    xo,
    gabby
    www.likealittlefox.blogspot.com

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  19. God, I just love everything about this! Drinks and Netflix...who needs a bf?

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  20. Sweet potato pizza crust? YUM! I'll have to try that and nothing sounds more perfect that cocktails at home during a Netflix marathon :)

    Happy Friday!

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  21. I would offer to etch glass for you, but I need more practise. My shot glass etching didn't go over well at all. Greg is going to Va this weekend, so I guess I am house hunting and packing. Did I mention I am getting happier every day about the move.

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  22. Isn't Dexter great? I get free cable too, or I probably would've canceled mine by now. Netflix is just too awesome. I started House of Cards last night, so I'm going to be glued to Netflix watching that this weekend. After I take poor Pippa to the vet. Booster time!

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  23. Just recently decided to try Netflix and I'm obsessed! Although, with this heat wave (40*) I'm going to try and be productive in the garage or shed this weekend.

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  24. You REALLY have to make the pizza! Thanks for sharing! Binge watching shows on Netflix is the best way to avoid the world. I plan on watching Suits all day today! Have a great weekend!

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  25. i have to attend a wedding this weekend. but other than that i'll be watching netflix and eating. YES

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  26. Following you! There is really nothing better than a closet purge! Do you donate your old clothes? I just brought my nicer clothes into Plato's Closet for the first time and was kind of shocked at how much money I got for them. And I could spend an entire weekend watching Netflix.. ahh the couch sounds so nice right about now!

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  27. I love ignoring the world. Staying in is one of the best feelings everrrr.

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  28. I was really trying to stay home and avoid people this entire weekend, but it's not working out that way. I will be doing some purging though, I always am!

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  29. this post is right up my alley, what w/ avoiding people and drinking, but i can't focus on any of that b/c you get cable free w/ your building?! is that normal in chicago?!

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  30. I'm organizing my closet/bedroom this weekend!!! It was on list to do last weekend but the rest of the house took so long I decided the bedroom would get a whole day of it's own. It is the dumping ground for all the homeless things in the house, I'm thinking some of them will find a home at Goodwill really soon.

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  31. Netflix is the best, that's how I avoid people all winter.

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  32. Organizing closets its my favorite way to feel like I have my life together. I am going to have to go check out these wardrobe tips you speak of.

    Sweet potato pizza crust? Cant wait to hear about it!

    Nordstrom 40% off sale? I am going to pretend like I didn't even see that. OK?!

    PS - Why wasn't I following you on Pinterest? I am now! My link is http://www.pinterest.com/nadine708/ if you want to follow along.

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  33. I love this series... AND WOW!!! Thank you for putting up my new series (even if it only has three posts in it so far!!)

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    1. Of course! I look forward to reading more!

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  34. Netflix and online shopping are my kryptonite!!!!!!!

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  35. Did I see reading in your list?! That's one of my best ways to avoid people, lol! I can't believe I wasn't following you on Pinterest, but I am now! I'll have to try the sweet potato pizza crust!

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  36. i have been using every trick in the book to avoid people this weekend! sometimes you just have to!

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  37. Good ideas....I avoided people on Sat night and stayed home thinking I would save money however I spent double by drinking wine and buying a bunch a crap online. Yikes! haha

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  38. Oooh, I need to try this sweet potato recipe! Netflix sucks me in, every time!

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  39. I'm like I try to avoid people on a daily basis....oh for staying inside...okay I'm down with this too! I think blogging is the most anti-social, social thing I can do. The blogging community is way more fun then the people we have to interact with on a daily basis right? ;-)

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  40. How can I not love a bunch of ideas to avoid people? Netflix is a solid go-to, every time.

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    1. Netflix can, and does, keep me occupied for hours! I don't even realize how much time is slipping away!

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  41. these are literally my favorite things; does that make me a complete people avoider?? hahah oh well. and to be honest, netflix really takes the cake as i'm pretty sure i'm logged onto netflix (whether i'm reallly paying attention to the show or not) for the good majority of the day.
    yuuuuuup :)

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    1. Haha I am too! It's always on, even as background noise while I'm doing other things like cleaning. There's just too many shows to catch up on, and it's so much better than hanging out with other people ;)

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  42. Did you make the pizza?? I like the post about drinks by sign, I'm a white cosmo! And Netflix = my entire weekend. I'm SO great at avoiding people!!

    -AJ
    OccasionallyAJ.com

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