The Little Things

IMG_3962.JPG|getting ready (and excited) for Halloween|

We have a jam packaged weekend ahead of us. Dinner with friends, a lobster boil, brunch with friends, a gala for my internship and probably a hike with my favorite pups. Now that I wrote it all out, that really is a lot! Enjoy the fall weather!

IMG_9557 |not new, but new to my bathroom petite fleurs box filled with roses and sage from our garden|

IMG_3959.JPG |it’s finally cool enough for slippers|

IMG_3921.JPG|afternoon cheese plate|

IMG_3969.JPG |after a brutal summer my pretty flowers are blooming again|

Chia Pudding

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This past week I’ve been eating this chia pudding every morning. It’s become automatic. I grab my coffee in pure zombie mode. Prep my chia seed pudding, throw it in the fridge and get ready for the day. I come back and finish assembling my breakfast and run out the door. This is what I do:

Chia Pudding
What you need:
2 tbsp chia seeds
1 cup kefir
Vanilla extract
Frozen/fresh berries
Sliced almonds
Agave

What you do:
Add the chia seeds and kefir to a bowl and stir together. Put in the refrigerator for an hour. I also sometimes add a drop or two of vanilla extract. If you walk by the kitchen just give it a stir once or twice. (If you remember you can set out the frozen berries to defrost, but I usually forget.)

Then I microwave the frozen berries so they’re room temp and a little juicy. (I prefer frozen berries because it adds some juiciness.) I pour the berries over top, sprinkle the almonds and a tiny drizzle of agave. Enjoy!

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Links to Make the Weekend Come Back Sooner

It’s Monday? Where does the time go? Andrew and I had an eventful weekend, which I guess is the reason it flew by so quickly. We watched our friend perform at a comedy club, saw Gone Girl and had one last birthday celebration. This lucky girl had 3 different birthday dinners (+ dessert)! Before the week starts here are some fun links with good information.

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1. Strange health tips that really work!

2. Fun and festive Halloween desserts.

3. Sneaky sneaky… corporations are manipulating your emotions.

4. Ready for a vacation? Me too. Where to fly this fall.

5. Champagne cocktails for every occasion {my favorites: a kir royal and a Saint Germain champagne cocktail}.

6. 15 things every fashion girl has in her home. (I have to make a few purchases if I want to be fashionable…)

The Little Things

IMG_3893.JPG |the part of birthdays|

This past Tuesday was my 25th birthday. I’m officially a quarter of a century. This post is the little things from my birthday week that made me smile. As you can see below it’s mostly food. It was a really nice week with family. My family and husband completely spoiled me! This weekend will be a busy (but fun) one! I hope your week was filled with little things that made you smile. Happy Friday!

IMG_3876.JPG |birthday breakfast Andrew made|

IMG_3883 |Filet mignon with a balsamic reduction and goat cheese also made by Andrew|

IMG_3899.JPG |Georgetown cupcake selfie|

IMG_3904.JPG |birthday gift from my mom & sisters that makes me feel fancy and sophisticated|

Pumpkin Pancakes

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It’s fall and I just got some super cute fall gear for my birthday, but it doesn’t feel like fall. California weather baffles me. In order to get a little fall flavor and warm fuzzies, I made some Whole Wheat Pumpkin Pecan Pancakes. I’m hoping these pancakes will encourage Mother Earth to realize it’s time for cooler weather. I want to wear my new scarf! Until I can, I’ll enjoy my pumpkin pancakes and pumpkin spice oatmeal.

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