Friday, October 4, 2013

Friday is Bride Day!

I was never that girl who grew up dreaming about her wedding day.  I never envisioned myself walking down the isle, and I never dreamed about what my gown may look like.  But for some reason, I am COMPLETELY obsessed with Fridays on TLC.  From "Say Yes to the Dress" to "Four Weddings" to "I Found the Gown", I just can't seem to get enough of TLC's Friday lineup.

Which is why I was so excited to attend a real wedding last weekend!  My close friend and her long time boyfriend tied the not in Temecula, CA on Saturday.  Travis and I flew out to California to attend.  Saying we had a "good time" is quite the understatement.  Weddings are fun to watch on TV, but a hundred times more fun to actually attend.  Not to mention, I finally got to try out Rent the Runway, an awesome online service that allows you to rent a designer dress for a special occasion.  I couldn't have been happier with the dress I chose - they even send you multiple sizes to ensure one of them fits!  I am also happy to report that I wore the larger size and I didn't even feel bad about it. On the contrary, I felt amazing!


After a great weekend in California, we were happy to get home to our little DC apartment. Fall has just begun and the colors of the leaves are slowly changing, each day I notice a very slight shift in their shade.  Being a California native, it is always so neat to see.  And it always makes me crave pumpkin.  This week, I decided to experiment with a new muffin recipe.  As you know, I am all about my pre-workout muffins.  And these were an AMAZING success.  Fluffy, melt in your mouth - pure pleasure :)  By the way, the picture below shows all the muffins I have left... I have got to stop eating the batter.  I swear, if I drop dead, you can probably assume it was salmonella. 


Bakes 6 muffins
Bake at 375 degrees for 15-18 minutes
Mix wet and dry ingredients separately and then combine (careful not to over-mix)

Ingredients:
1/2 cup of rolled oats
1/2 cup of whole wheat flower
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon salt
1.4 cup stevia extract
1 teaspoon bakng soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
2 egg whites
1/2 cup almond milk of choice
1/4 cup nonfat greek yogurt of choice (I used plain, but vanilla would be good)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup of canned pumpkin

ENJOY!

Now tell me, do you like weddings?  

Any ideas for leftover canned pumpkin?

Did you dream about your wedding day growing up?


3 comments:

  1. your dress looks fab and i had no idea that they sent you multiple sizes! i got a dress for a wedding once from lendperk and it worked out beautifully. luckily my one size fit! i have never been much of a wedding day dreamer. maybe once i have a fiance i will be but first i need a boyfriend! haha

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    1. Thanks Caitlin! Yes, Rent the Runway is awesome, I will definitely use them again. I think it is a good thing not to be obsessed about your future wedding. I would imagine it only leads to unrealistic expectations and a bridezilla-like mentality. With the right person, who cares about the wedding - it is the marriage that counts... although I hope I can remember that when I plan a wedding of my own.

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