7 Links

Kaitlin tagged me in a blogging game called 7 links. 7 links is a fun way to connect bloggers and also take a second look at the posts I’ve done in the past. This is exciting since I just wrote my 500th post!


To unite bloggers (from all sectors) in a joint endeavor to share lessons learned and create a bank of long but not forgotten blog posts that deserve to see the light of day again.


Blogger is nominated to take part

Blogger publishes his/her 7 links on his/her blog – 1 link for each category.

Blogger nominates up to 5 more bloggers to take part.

These bloggers publish their 7 links and nominate another 5 more bloggers

And so it goes on!

We’ll be sharing the best posts from participating bloggers on our blog and everyday on Facebook and Twitter at #My7Links


So here are my 7 links…

1. Most Beautiful – “Giving Thanks”

I wrote this post for Thanksgiving and it makes me smile every time I read it.

2. Most Popular – “Artichoke Ravioli in White Wine Sauce”

There really is no competition. For some reason this simple recipe is by far my most popular of all time.

3. Most Controversial – My Twitter Feed

I purposefully don’t write controversial posts but that doesn’t mean I don’t have strong opinions. I just keep them off the blog because this space isn’t the space for controversial grandstanding. However, someone associated with the Tea Party once called me a waste of life and education on Twitter so if you are looking for controversy I suggest you start there!

4. Most Helpful – “The Left Coast Contessa Guide to Saving Money at the Farmer’s Market”

This post has tons of tips for saving money while buying fairly priced produce!

5. Surprise Success – “Project Food Blog Round 2 – The Classics”

Truth be told, I was a hot mess while writing this post. It happened during a very stressful time in my life and I realized the morning I was going to write it that I had killed my camera. The whole post was done with pictures from my Andriod phone. Plus I was making baklava, which is one of the more intricate things I’ve ever made. In the end this post was incredibly well received and pushed me to round 3 of Project Food Blog which is way further than I ever expected to get!

6. Not Enough Attention – “Boozy Dark Chocolate Orange Chunk Cookie”

This is a Left Coast original and really, for all the booze and chocolate, I’m surprised this post isn’t more popular!

7. Most Proud – “San Diego Rock n Roll 1/2 Marathon Recap”

I was very proud of finishing my first 1/2 marathon in Malibu but I was more proud of kicking the booty of the San Diego 1/2. I didn’t think I was going to run more quickly than my first half but I set a 9 min PR and reignited my love with running. Pain is temporary but pride is forever.

And now tagging other bloggers!

Kate @ Cooking with Kate

Brittney @ Pretty Fit, Pretty Healthy, Pretty Happy

Roxan @ Sweet Shanti

Maura @ Maura me to Love


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