Sorry for the bit of a delay everyone. This weekend has proved much busier than planned, but getting more adjusted. This is part of the 2017 Love-a-Thon mini challenges. These are my non-bookish hobbies and pastimes 🙂

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Video games

Since first playing games like Mario Party, Goldeneye 007, Ocarina of Time and Super Mario 64, I’ve loved playing video games. My favorite franchises are Fire Emblem and The Legend of Zelda. From the retro Game Boy Advance, N64 and onward, I love the turn based/RPG type games. Recently, I’ve enjoyed playing games like Dragon Age and Heroes of the Storm.

Banana Bread Granola with Walnuts and Flax | MINIMALISTBAKER.COM #healthy #vegan #glutenfreeCherry Limeade Smoothie

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baking/recipes

Before I got married, I only made desserts and lean cuisines and toast. I had no major interest in cooking and only helped with minimal things to prepare dinner. It wasn’t until we were trying to find new dinner recipes that I found a sites that inspired me to start baking. Since then, I’ve found great recipes that make dinner, snacks and smoothies fun. I can’t recommend that website listed above enough. If you have food allergies (gluten/dairy or vegan, etc.) this site is awesome. Her banana bread granola is heaven in a mouthful and nice, sweet and tasty recipes.

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Picture taken from: http://www.exercise4weightloss.com

exercise/fitness stuff

We all try to manage our schedules with fitness, better food choices, getting educated, etc. to make ourselves feel energetic and strong. I started noticing in junior high school that I was gaining weight and starting exercising to keep my weight low and more normal. Since then, I like: hiking, trying new routines, managing calories and learning new things about what work for me. I got a FitBit and it’s been the best thing ever. (The chocolate still calls often…the temptation can be difficult)