A Valentine’s Day [Day] Date Outfit

The perfect Valentine’s Day day date outfit with the pink satin bomber of my dreams and the matte lipgloss I’ve been searching for for ages.

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Now that we have Cora, Nick and I are those boring parents that I always said I wouldn’t be. My idea of a fun evening is homemade pasta, a bottle of wine and getting to bed no later than 10. For Valentine’s Day this year we thought it would be nice to do a day date rather than our typical dinner out – plus it’s a lot easier to get a sitter during the day than the evening (thank you Grandma and Grandpa!!)

Mama got to do a little shopping first to pick out an outfit for our day date, and while I was there I had time to think of some ideas of what we could do on our date. I stopped at Polaris Fashion Place to get an outfit and to hunt for a matte lipgloss. (and I found the gloss of my dreams – and no it’s not Kylie’s).

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Holiday Cocktail Recipe + Bar Cart Decor

Rosemary is one of my favorite aromatics – especially during the winter. The smell is comforting and piney, and always reminds me of my parents’ house during the holidays. This recipe for The Rosemerry Fizz (rosemerry…get it), combines pine and citrus; two seasonal flavor staples. Elderflower liqueur rounds out the profile with a warm, but very subtle, floral flavor.

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Guest Blog Post: Delicious Healthy Holiday Desserts by Hummusapien

This collection of delicious and healthy desserts will make your holiday season even sweeter. Bonus points for having better-for-you ingredients, too! Vegan and gluten-free friendly.

Delicious Healthy Holiday Desserts

One of my absolute favorite food bloggers, Alexis Joseph of Hummusapien, is guest-posting today and giving us a ton of great holiday dessert ideas that are healthy to boot. Alexis’ recipes have been featured in the Huffington Post, CNN, Shape, Self, Harper’s Bazaar. She’s a BF foodie D. And she’s just a super cool girl to boot. I’ve got a post over on her blog today as well – talking about what gifts to buy that person in your life who is impossible to buy gifts for.

Hummusapien:
WOWZA. How is it already mid-December? I’m sitting here drooling over anything and everything peppermint and gingerbread in utter disbelief that 2017 is just around the corner. Before the New Year’s detox smorgasbord clutters up your feed, lettuce rejoice in what makes this time of year so very special—good company and even better food!

As some one who considers chocolate a food group, I’m all about indulging this time of year. The good news is that in addition to the white flour and butter cookies we all know and love, you can whip up a batch of flourless zucchini brownies that I swear everyone will equally adore. Be mindful, listen to your body, and let yourself live this holiday season. Remember that there will be more than enough kale to go around come January!

Paleo Pumpkin Bars

Paleo Pumpkin Bars

Healthy Vegan Ginger Snap Cookies

These Heathy Vegan Ginger Snaps are completely flourless and free of butter and refined sugar! A wholesome treat perfect for the holiday season.

Flourless Peanut Butter Zucchini Brownies

Flourless Peanut Butter Zucchini Brownies

Paleo Chocolate Gingerbread Bars

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Raw Mexican Chocolate Truffles

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Peppermint Chocolate Rice Krispie Treats

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One Bowl Vegan Double Chocolate Cookies

One Bowl Vegan Double Chocolate Cookies

Pumpkin Pie Protein No-Bake Bites

Pumpkin Pie Protein No-Bake Bites

Chocolate Chip Gingerbread Chickpea Blondies with Maple Glaze

Chocolate Chip Gingerbread Chickpea Blondies with Maple Glaze

Peppermint Chocolate No-Bake Bites

Peppermint Chocolate No-Bake Bites