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wedding wednesday :: halloween inspired

okay, okay. I know there aren’t many people out there that want a halloween themed wedding BUT there is something about this time of year that could make it really fun.

Let’s go to the main man of Halloween: Beetlejuice.

Okay, yes. This is a tad bit scary crazy but look at all the inspiration.  You see ugly… I see an awesome color palette {hello, black and white stripes} and a rockin’ smokey eye.

Let’s call it “black-tie with a twist”, shall we?

Yes, I know it’s silly but it just goes to show you that there’s inspiration everywhere. So if you love halloween and you love fall why not have a wedding weekend inspired by it? Take out the corny cliches and have some fun :)


recipe :: pumpkin muffins

By now, you should all know my love for pumpkin-everything. It’s sort of a problem but I problem that I’m choosing to ignore.

With my love of pumpkin flavors comes my obsession for pumpkin breads/muffins. I literally have to talk myself out of the 500+ calorie banana bread every time I’m in line at a coffee shop. But alas! I have found a yummy recipe that will help feed my craving… I like to call it the “healthy pumpkin muffin”.
:: what you need ::

1.5 cups almond flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1-2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 ripe banana
3 eggs
3 tbsp maple syrup 
3/4 cup canned pumpkin
1/4 ground coconut
pinch of salt

now… here’s where you can add in whatever else you desire. I had originally planned on adding chopped walnuts to the mix but apparently I dreamed that I had them in the pantry. Next best thing? dark chocolate chunks. It would obviously be healthier without the chocolate but come on people… live a little. 

:: how to bake it ::

Pre-heat the over to 350.

Mix the dry ingredients together in a small bowl and mix the rest of the ingredients together in a large mixing bowl. Once both are mixed, toss the dry ingredients in with the rest and whisk it up! Lastly, fold in your chopped nuts or, in my case, chocolate chunks. 

Spoon batter into a greased muffin pan (filling about 3/4 of the way) and bake for 20 mins!

Enjoy! (and prepare yourself…you may eat two or more in one sitting. sorry!)

a reminder for your monday

We’ve all seen the quote… probably more than once. But today, I needed to read and re-read it. What a great reminder that through struggles and hardships (hello new small business owner), following your dream will indeed lead to a happy and fulfilling life.

{ have a wonderful week }


friday happy hour

Are you getting sick of me talking about fall yet? Can you tell I’m just a wee bit excited? Well, I hope you can bear* with me for another fall-inspired post because today it’s all about the cocktails!

This drink is so easy and not to mention TASTY! A little advice: mix the apple and cranberry juice with the vodka first. Then, blend it up a bit {electric blender works best} to give it a little froth. Top with ginger ale and pour it into a glass full of ice.


** yes, it’s “bear” not “bare”… just in case you were wondering. 


black. white. and gold.

Let’s go out on a ledge edge here and take things up a notch.

jcrew | baublebar | dsw

The temperatures are slowly dropping but don’t cover up with those big, chunky sweater just yet.
Let’s have a little fun…

1. transition your summer-like pieces (a cotton, peplum top perhaps?) into your new fall favorites
2. mix and match. prints and patterns CAN go together.
3. always add a little sparkle.

How do you incorporate your pieces into a-year-round-season-favorite?


wedding wednesday :: autumn inspiration

Pumpkin Patches. Chunky Sweaters. Boots. Apple Cider. Fall is officially here. My {absolute} favorite time of the year. And, it just so happens that I also love weddings. {gasp!} So let’s combine the two, shall we?

In my opinion, fall is the perfect time to say I do. The weather is cooling off. (yes, please. I’d rather not sweat off my makeup and make pit stains in my dress) The leaves are changing. (hello gorgeous photos!) and let’s face it, pumpkin flavored everything is available! (while this may not be important to everyone, it is to me. I’m pumpkin obsessed. Yep, we had pumpkin whoopie pies on our big day!)

So, if you love fall, maybe an autumn wedding is the perfect fit for you.

:: here’s some inspiration to get you started ::

You might think that all fall wedding have to have dark colors (plum purple, browns, etc). But try this- stick with the pale hues: peachy orange, cream, soft yellow and then, add in a little punch with pops of rustic green.

Would you do a fall wedding? 


recipe :: a pad thai twist

Hi friends! I hope you had an awesome weekend. Like always, it went by too fast. {sigh} Anyway, I wanted to share a quick and easy meal that I made on Monday night. If you’re like me, you need quick and easy AND something super healthy after coming off a weekend of the-not-really-caring-attitude :)

So, here it is :: Spaghetti Squash Pad Thai (ish)


1 spaghetti squash (an awesome alternative to pasta or rice)
2 cups of shelled edamame (a frozen bag is easiest)
1 egg, scrambled 
3-4 green onions, chopped
handful of peanuts, chopped
2-3 Tbsp of sesame seed, toasted

2 Tbsp soy sauce
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 Tbsp white rice vinegar
a pinch of garlic powder and ginger


Bare with me. I kinda made this up along the way but here’s how I made it…
First, cook the squash. Either in the oven (usually takes about 45 mins) OR in the microwave (which takes about 15 mins. Super easy.) Here’s a link for step-by-step directions if you need it. While the squash is cooking, boil the edamame (per directions) and cook the egg. Once the squash is done, cut it open, seed it and start pulling out the squash. I recommend grabbing a fork and scraping it out so that it makes nice spaghetti strands. Place all of the squash in a bowl and pour the dressing on top. Next, fold in the green onion, edamame and egg. Sprinkle some peanuts on top for a little garnish and eat away!