Good morning everyone & happy Monday! Where did this weekend go? Seriously, I swear it was just Thursday & now it’s the start of a new week. I think it is true what they say though, time does fly when you’re having fun!
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This weekend was full of love, that’s for sure.
Love for many things…
Like when your boyfriend brings you starbucks & leaves you a cute note.
he’s a really great artist …
The love for Buckwheat Powercakes…
topped with peanut fluff & fresh dried pears from a friend – thanks Annie!
-Recipe for the pancakes is the same at my [Buckwheat Waffles] but made into powercakes.
The love for local Farmers Markets…
Apples, zucchini, peppers, delicata squash, & KABOCHA!
The best part? All of this was only $10! The peppers themselves were 3 for $2.
The love for roasted squash seeds….
Delicata squash seeds sprayed then sprinkled with sea salt.
Roast at 400 degrees for about 15-20 minutes until golden brown.
The love for anything PUMPKIN….even with ME on it!
If you remember back in this post where a friend of Corey’s painted my Avatar for me as a surprise, I was so excited! Well, he really outdid himself & surprised me with ME ON A PUMPKIN! [I apologize for the lighting glaring off the pumpkin] The best part, it’s not a real pumpkin so I can keep it forever.
Special shout-out to Gary Vargo who is SO talented & totally surprised us on Friday night with this when we went out to meet some friends at a local restaurant.
I even took my picture back to him so he could sign it.
Thank you again, Gary! It was so fun talking with you.
The love for anything pumpkin….even noodles!
Organic Pumpkin, Ginger, & Rice noodles! Gluten free & they don’t get too soggy.
In all honesty, the ginger flavor isn’t too strong so it goes great with any topping.
The love for Spaghetti with a side of broccoli…
#PowerPlate for the boy & I = noodles with sauce, fresh basil,
olives, & a side of roasted OLD BAY broccoli.
This reminds me of childhood – my grandma, Mimi, used to always make homemade spaghetti with a side of broc! Roasted Broc was actually frozen, sprayed with spray, then topped with OLD BAY seasoning & pepper and roasted at 400 for about 25 minutes or so until crispy.
The love for #POWERBOWLS….
@MadeToGlow with a delicious black bean noodle bowl
with heirloom tomatoes & a cilantro lime vinaigrette.
The love for WEDDINGS & every [Pinterest] idea that goes along with them…
My gym twin, Jenna, got married to Corey’s college buddy Alec! These two are adorable together & we often get to workout with them whenever I’m in town. They got married on Saturday and the weather couldn’t have been any better.
All of Corey’s wrestling buds were in town & clean up nicely!
Brett, Matt, Billy, Corey, & Pat.
Myself & my handsome wedding date!
The GORGEOUS venue for the wedding was at Jenna’s parents where they have acres of land & a beautiful barn.
Could the weather be any more beautiful?
The favors were homemade “Honeymoon Shine” in Peach Pie & Apple Pie flavors. SO GOOD.
They also had homemade pickles for everyone as well.
All of the guests signed this vintage chair.
The BEAUTIFUL with lights & sheer fabric made you forget you were even inside of a barn.
The gorgeous bride did nothing but smile all day! I told Jenna this to her face, but, when the church doors opened and she walked down the isle- it took my breath away. The sun radiated off of her gorgeous skin & her smile was as white as her dress. She was so happy all day & even told me later on that her cheeks hurt from smiling so much.
We of course had to end the night taking advantage of the photo booth for the guests.
Gosh, aren’t we adorable? ha! I love this kind of stuff. So fun for everyone!
We got to keep one copy & we put the other into a photo book with a message for the couple.
Can you feel the love from this weekend? I can’t believe how fast it went but after looking back at these pictures I am so thankful for the family & friends that I have in my life. To be able to enjoy yourself so much & really take in these moments is what living is all about.
I hope you felt some love this weekend & are ready to take on whatever this week may bring.
What was something that you loved this weekend?
Any fun memories or cute Pinterest ideas from a wedding you attended?