Scenes from the Weekend

Hi lovelies! I hope that you all had an absolutely wonderful weekend! It was pouring rain in the city this weekend but it seemed like things worked out perfectly and it always cleared up during times when I was out and about! Love when that happens! I had a full weekend that was the perfect combo of relaxing and fun.

-Daddy Jeff’s Birthday

It was Daddy Jeff’s birthday this weekend so we went out to celebrate on Friday night! It was so great to have an opportunity to celebrate Daddy Jeff because he really is the most incredible, most compassionate, sweetest dad! I am so, so lucky to have him in my life!

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Gluten-Free/Vegan Pumpkin-Almond Butter Muffins!

Late Friday night I did a little baking so I could bring something special to brunch the next day. In addition to the gluten and dairy, my doctor’s have a few other things I can’t have so I knew it was best to make something out of the ingredients I could! I made a version of Chelsey’s “Pumpkin Surprise Muffins” but substituted almond butter for peanut butter and stevia for the sugar. I also added a little almond milk. Mine didn’t turn out quite as pretty as hers, but they sure tasted delicious!

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-Book Club Brunch

For the Girl’s Book club that I’m in, we usually have our meetings on Friday nights. This time our lovely host Biz decided to do things a little different and we did Brunch instead! It was so fun gathering together and getting to chat with all my friends over a delicious brunch. Oh and we talked about the book too! We read Gone Girl this month and it was so good! I’ll be sure to post a review soon!

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-The Most Exciting Surprise!

A huge highlight of my weekend was when my parents brought home a Vitamix! I cannot even tell you excited I was but will share that I may have been dancing around the kitchen squealing “we got a Vitamix!” I have wanted one so badly for the past two years and cannot wait to start using it. Smoothies, soups, pesto, nut butter, dairy free ice cream? I mean really the possibilities are endless!

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-Starting the Christmas Season off right

Yesterday I went to see the San Francisco Choral Artists perform their Christmas concert and it was just beautiful. They all had such powerful voices and the notes they could hit was awe-inspiring! One of my favorite songs was actually done without words and just with sounds which seems a little odd but was really cool! It was a great night!

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Questions:

-What did you do this weekend?

-Any recipes I must make using my new Vitamix??

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6 thoughts on “Scenes from the Weekend

  1. Ahh a new Vitamix! How fun! Since it’s cold out, you should look up some Vitamix soup recipes. I’ve made a few of those before and they always turn out quite creamy. Looking forward to the book review, I need something new to read and your Blackberry Winter recommendation was great!

  2. Looks like a fun weekend!! I read Gone Girl for a book club I am in a few months ago and I really liked it! Such a page-turner..

  3. Eee! So much to say, I’m not sure where to begin! Let’s start with that Vitamix, because guuurl, you’re smoothies just went from great to amazing! Not to mention all the other delicious things you’ll be able to whip up now! Like you, I’ve been wanting a Vitamix for years. The company often sends reps to my Whole Foods to do demonstrations, and I always watch with a heart full of hope (and of course swipe delicious samples as they’re churned out). Some day. πŸ˜‰

    Mmm the pumpkin surprise muffins sound delicious! I’m definitely going to check out that recipe once I’m done here. I also really love that you’re in a book club; I’ve always wanted to be part of one, but haven’t had time to read for pleasure with school (bad excuse–I haven’t MADE time πŸ˜‰ ). Once I’m graduated, I plan on finding a group to join, and one of the criteria will most definitely be that the discussions are held over brunch or dinner! πŸ™‚

    I’m so glad you were able to celebrate Daddy Jeff’s birthday with him! He sounds like a wonderful man! And the concert sounds like it was a wonderful experience; I love hearing professional groups perform this time of year!

    I hope you’re having a great week, Emily! ❀

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