Sunday, August 14, 2016

Paleo Pumpkin Muffins

I don't know about all of you, but I have been salivating over the thought of pumpkin spice lately. Hey Starbucks, how about you start serving pumpkin spice already? Do I really have to wait a whole month before I can indulge in your sweet pumpkin flavor?

Side note: I noticed that Starbucks is going to start selling pumpkin spice lattes in grocery stores this year. whaaaaaat?

Today I finally cracked and decided to make a pumpkin spice something. I found the most amazing paleo pumpkin muffin recipe. These drool-worthy morsels of goodness will be my breakfast this week.


When I told my husband I was making paleo/gluten free muffins this evening, he asked me, "what does that mean exactly?" I told him that the muffins would have no flour and no sugar. He chuckled and said, "those are the two best things about muffins." I thought about that for a moment and realized he was right.

I have come to like my muffins more like bread then sweet like cupcakes. Most muffins are basically cupcakes without frosting, or atleast that's how I feel. I love eating these because they make my tummy happy and satisfied, and they aren't very sweet.

I ended up sprinkling some of my raw sugar on top, and that, plus the chopped walnuts, were a perfect addition to the soft texture of the muffins.




Paleo/ Gluten-free Pumpkin Muffins 



Recipe:


1 c. Almond Flour


1/2 c. Coconut flour


1t. Baking soda


1 t. Pumpkin pie spice


3 large eggs


3/4 c. Pumpkin puree


3 T. Coconut oil, melted


1 t. Vanilla extract


1/4 c. Honey


1/4 c. Nut of choice (I used walnuts) 



Directions:


1. Preheat oven 350f


2. Combine all dry ingredients


3. Add egg, pumpkin puree, coconut oil, vanilla, and honey. Mix until combined.


4. Spoon into greased muffin tin. (should make 10-11 muffins)


5. Sprinkle chopped nuts over top of muffins.


6. Bake for 20-25 min. or until inserted toothpick comes out clean.


7. Transfer to wire rack to cool.







Sunday, August 7, 2016

Jefferies Wedding

Yesterday I had the opportunity to attend Shayla and Hunter's beautiful wedding in Scofield, Utah. Shayla is Corde's cousin and I spoke to her and her now husband for the first time just a couple weeks ago. Shayla and Hunter Jefferies are honestly two of the sweetest people I've ever met and I'm so thankful they let me enjoy their wedding day with them. 

Going to weddings is always such a tender experience because it takes me back to my wedding day and reminds me of the feelings I felt during that time. 

I'm really upset I didn't get more pictures of the bride and groom, but I didn't want to annoy the actual photographer who was there and actually knew what she was doing. So here are some photos for you to enjoy!

























Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Update on Russell

Today I realized that It's been a good, long while since I gave everyone a little update one Russell. So if you're a family-friend who knows Russell and are curious about how he's doing, or if you're one of my Instagram buddies who want to know more about that cute little boy in all of my pictures, or you're family I haven't talked to in a while, this post is for you.



My sweet boy is slightly over a year-and-a-half old, 19 months. I don't know how It's been 19 months since I first laid eyes on my little Russell. It's amazing how he went from a tiny, 8 pound baby, to a walking, talking, little human. I am so in love with who he is. He is the most precious soul I've ever had the pleasure of knowing.

He enjoys pushing stuff around the house, playing with cars, pointing at cars, exploring outside, watching the Minions movie, (That movie is a life-saver) and doing all the things that little boys love to do.

Rusty is slowly but surely learning new words, but his favorite words include: Ball, car, shoe, daddy,  no, but mostly just car.

We've also been learning the ABC's and when I ask him to sing it to me, it basically goes like this: "eh, beh, eh, eh, te, de, de.." or any variation of those noises. It's very cute and entertaining.

Russell also loves eggs, strawberries, and apples.

Russ has recently been becoming a bit more difficult then I'm used to. He has reached the point of fits, hitting, and simply just being a little stinker. Other than that, he's got a heart of gold.

Here are some pictures of Rusty with his new hair cut, thanks to his dad.