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)

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


Now tell me, do you like weddings?  

Any ideas for leftover canned pumpkin?

Did you dream about your wedding day growing up?


  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

    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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