The Ultimate Rabbit Hole #100

Ultimate Rabbit Hole 100

There’s so much to celebrate today, not only has the weekend arrived but our rabbit hole adventures just went into triple digits! Welcome to the Centenary Edition!

As if all that wasn’t exciting enough, it’s also National Hot Pastrami Sandwich Day! Sandwiches don’t get much better than this and if you want to make your own, check out these French Dip Pastrami Sandwichesthese Baked Pastrami Sandwiches  and for those who want to think (or eat) outside of the box, how about this Dill Pickle and Hot Pastrami Deli Pizza?

First I watched The Minimalists documentary and now I’m listening to their podcast. It’s pure gold. It’s all about finding a way to live more with less that works for you. That said, there’s no right way to be a minimalist. Why not check out these six techniques to declutter your home for a satisfying start to the new year and see if any of these tickles your fancy?!

I’m totally on a mission this year to make 2017 my best year yet and am all aboard the self help train. To start with, I’ve joined The Good Life Gang because doesn’t everybody want to make life good? I think this 52 week challenge and my list of 101 things in 1001 days (coming soon) will keep me right on track. Still on the subject of smashing goals and overcoming challenges, as Bec so rightly points out yes you can.

Feeling good is as much about mental health as physical health so even though I know the new year is now not-so-new I’m loving these tips on how to beat the post holiday blues especially the one about planning a trip, I’m going to be all over that.

Talking of trips, I’m currently in Hobart on a run-cation! Tomorrow we’ll be running the Cadbury 10k because I will always run for chocolate and if I’m lucky I might get another photo with the real life Caramello Koala like I did last year! We’ve got a list of fun runs to enter this year and the 10k will be our first. Do you want to set some running goals and pick some events this year? Here’s how!

This year I want to read more. I’ve rediscovered my love of reading and the local library and these  4 game changing books that could change your life are going to the top of my “must read” list. Reading goals right there.

As much as I love my computer and social media, I really enjoyed spending less time online and more time off it over the holidays. There’s a lot to be said for doing real things with real people, at the end of the day, nothing beats a bit of face to face which is why I heart the idea of these 101 coffee dates with real matesHere’s to more of that!

It’s been so hot this week, I felt like Olaf in summer. It’s been such an incentive to get up early because it is the only way to beat the heat!  I must confess, I love getting up early. Do you? Did you know becoming an early riser will make you happyYou’ll never have a better reason to set the alarm!

And just because a rabbit hole adventure is not a rabbit hole adventure without a canine addition, here’s 25 ways you know your dog loves you.

Now there’s good news and bad news. Let’s eat the frog and do the bad news first,  Karin is retiring from her role as Rabbit Hole Host Extraordinaire. Wah! I’ll be forever grateful to her for inviting me along for the rabbity ride and will treasure all the rabbit hole adventures we’ve shared. I’ve got big shoes to fill, that’s all I’m saying. Pass the tissues, please…

Now for the good news. Paula is still on holi-yays (but will be back next week, yay) and also next week, there are two new trusty co-pilots who will join the rabbit hole team, Jess from Confident Life  and Shari from Good Food Week. They’re both totally awesome, are regular rabbit holers and I’m so excited to have them on board. The bonus is that whichever blog you link up with, your post will be seen across all four blogs! How cool is that?

So tell me, have you got any goals for the year? Are you an early riser? How do you beat the post holiday blues? Read any game changing books lately? Tell me all the things!

Every Saturday morning, we will open up the rabbit hole link up for bloggers to add their link list posts or even just their favourite post (if you are not of the link list kind) for the week. Please link only one post. This makes it fair for everyone and allows more posts to be read. Talking of reading, do try and pop along to say howdee to some of  the other lovely linkers. This week, you can link up here or bob on over and say hello to Karin at  Calm to ConniptionPaula at  The Geeky Shopaholic is moving house but will be back down the rabbit hole very soon. It doesn’t matter where you add your link because it will appear on both blogs, as if by magic!  The link up will stay open until midnight the following Monday.

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  • I love that you always include what “food day” it is. Best of luck for the Cadbury 10km! I have a feeling tomorrow’s food is going to be chocolate.

    • Me and my food days! I just can’t help myself. The 10k was so much fun and not because of the chocolate. I wasn’t so enthusiastic about the hills though 🙂

      • Ick. I just signed up for Bay to Breakers which includes Hayes Hill. It’s tough to even walk up. I feel your pain.

        • Good luck. Hills are my nemesis and the hills in San Fran nearly killed me. And that was just walking up them, LOL!

  • Definitely an early riser. The earliest. 5am most days (sometimes 4.30) But I slept in until 6.30 today because it’s Saturday. Nothing better than waking up to the dawn of a new day.

    So much to read in your post alone today!! I’d better get started …

    • Pretty sure, with the time difference, I’m heading to bed most nights/mornings just as you are getting up.

    • You know what they say about the early bird… I’m with you on the new day business. I love a fresh start!

  • Early riser but after lack of sleep and way too much stress last year it got hard. Trying to get back to better habits this year. Like you I’m planning on making 2017 one of the best years…the good life initiative did sound good but I didn’t sign up as I’m already doing my Flourish inside out project this year. Looking forward to your 101 in 1001 🙂

    • Yes, I’m trying to get back to better habits too. Have you seen that TED talk, try something new for 30 days? This month, I’m trying to do 10,000 steps a day and not eat any candy! So far, so good! Flourish sounds fab – hope you had a wonderful birthday weekend x

  • Lots of link gold as always! Ive just started lostening to the minimalists podcast too thanks to your suggestiom in the goodnlife gang group. They are awesome! And even though im still on annual leave… we’ve already booked our next getaway! Its the only way to get through the next few months back in the rat race. Congrats on 100 hun and taking over pilot duties… you will be amazing and i look forward to hearing from your new co-hosts! Happy running! X

    • Yay for booking your next getaway! Where are you off to? How awesome are those Minimalists? I listened to them on my run – I’m fan girling on them so hard! Hope you had an ace weekend x

  • Karen

    Congrats on the 100th edition. I just love disappearing down the rabbit hole every weekend. I am going to implement the plan of gradually waking up earlier each day. I wonder how long it will take to regularly get to 5am wake up! Lol. Have fun on your run.

    • I love that idea of waking up a little bit earlier each day. I’ll have to give that a go too! The run was really fun, but the best bit was getting the chocolate at the end 🙂

  • Woo, congrats on the 100 rabbit hole post milestone! 😀 I’ts been fun linking up and finding new posts to read although I don’t think I’ve been there for all of the link ups!

    I have that minimalist documentary saved in my netflix queue to watch – if I can ever get the time!

    • I don’t think you’ve been here for all of the rabbit hole adventures, but you have been her for most of them, so thank you for that 🙂 While you’re waiting to watch the doco, you should totally check out The Minimalists podcast, it’s awesome!

  • Dianne Childs

    Congrats on 100, yay! Thanks for the link to the decluttering your house article, I really want to minimise my stuff, it’s driving me crazy!

    Di from Max The Unicorn

    • I am a wanabee minimalist too! If you want less stuff, you should totally tune into The Minimalists podcast, they’re such great guys!

  • LydiaCLee

    Congrats on 100!! And thanks for hosting!

  • Congrats on the three digits! I’ve heard such great things about the minimalist documentary.

  • Congratulations on 100 rabbit holes! That’s huge! You’ve built quite the warren 🙂 I’m all about the minimalism at the moment, slightly forced on account of having to get rid of all of our stuff to emigrate but it is very freeing I must say.

    A morning person I am not, although I wish I were. I’m much more creative/with it in the middle of the night, which is generally unhelpful. If you’re up in the morning you can generally get a lot more done than you can late at night. I’m going to read that article and see if I can change my ways!

    • We got rid of so much stuff before we came to Sydney and we still shipped over 80 boxes! Ooops! I bet when you come down under, you’ll be better at waking early, the days here are so beautiful you won’t want to waste them!

  • Big congrats on the century! Sad to say bye bye to Karin and I send her my thanks. Great to know you are welcoming two more on board. Looking forward to more Rabbit Hole in 2017. If you were not in Sydney last night, then you MISSED nothing..but hot and horrid weather. Hope it’s cool for your run today and I look forward to the pics!!

  • Luce mills

    As you know I am a very early riser waking up around 4am … full of energy and ready to confront the day whatever it may be. I hate clutter so I am always throwing out what I don’t need or use and I can’t survive with out being well organised
    2017 …I am going to exercise more ,eat less , and enjoy the company of new aquaintenses and friends.
    Look forward to the next hundred congratulations ….I hope you both have a fun time in Tassie.
    Dying to hear all about your weekend ….x

  • merilyn

    always lovely m’lovely!
    congratulations and hope your next hundred are as inspiring! i’m sure they will be!
    you are such a delight!
    good luck for your run! … keep hydrated!
    much love m:)X

    • Thanks lovely. We kept well hydrated, when it comes to drinking water, I can’t stop and I won’t stop! Hope you had a magic weekend x

  • I really need to declutter my place. Come to think of it if I just got rid of all the kids toys the place would look much better!

  • You have it all under control Sammie!! And if you don’t we will chat next week. 😀 Happy running. Great links, loved Sonia’s. xx

  • I hear you on the de cluttering. That’s a goal of mine this year, to just get rid of all the crap we don’t need!

    • Yep, I’m on a mission to declutter this year. The Minimalists did a podcast on all these different ways to “declutter” and I’m keen to try them all 🙂

  • Happy 100 link ups! That’s amazing! I’ve been planning to watch The Minimalists documentary too, I’ve heard only good things … hopefully I find some time soon. Good luck with your fun run!

  • Woo hoo! 100! I keep hearing about The Minimalists doco but I’m pretty happy with how I’ve found my jam to keep and throw things. I do find it funny more books and shows are being produced about minimalism though 😉

    • Even if you don’t want to be a minimalist or you are one already, their podcast is still totally worth a listen. They’re not sanctimonious at all and believe that everyone should find a minimalist “recipe” that works for them.

  • Wow 100 that’s amazing, congrates on that. It is always fun to drop by. Wish I had time to read every single post, there are some amazing minds that meet here. Happy new Year anyway Sammie, looking forward to your hosting.

  • I loved that 101 coffee dates thing too. Would love to do something like that. Congratulations on 100 linkups! That’s pretty awesome. As is getting back to Tassie for the Cadbury run. Hope the run goes well and you eat lots of chocolate! Tassie seems like the place to be at the moment. Sydney is super hot!

    • Hobart was as good as we remembered only better and the cooler climate was a refreshing change (literally.) I would love to do that 101 coffee dates too, perhaps we can start a trend?!

  • Hooray for triple digits!

    I’m really into podcasts at the moment so I think I need to listen to that one from The Minimalists… only I wonder if it’ll make me want to throw out my entire home as I am the queen of decluttering already (and the rest of my family is NOT :P)

    • I think you will love The Minimalists – I totally want David to watch the doco too so he get on board the minimalising and decluttering train!

  • Happy 100, Rabbit Hole! And excellent work on the chocolate run. I have The Minimalists in my Netflix list (but I’m on Black Mirror at the moment, ooh so good)

  • Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella

    Yay for pastrami day! You can never have enough can you? And I can’t believe that this is number 100-well done Sammie! 😀

  • WOW for you guys on reaching 100.. Yes, I too have Minimalism on my mind and its my motto for 2017. Have written a post on that too. Do check out whenever you get time Sammy. I am not an early riser but yes, I do established a routine for my morning walk . It satiates me.

    • I love a morning walk or a morning run – it’s such a awesome way to start the day. Minimalism is a great word for the year – have you checked out The Minimalists podcast? I think you’d love it!

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