Breakfast date + what happened to the cool weather ?!

** Never forget 9.11. Thinking all of those who have fought, served & are hero’s **
GOD BLESS<3

Hey guys!

How’s it going? Happy humday : ) If you’re in the tri state area…. what the heck is going on with this weather. Today is 90+, I was so ready to say goodbye to the summer weather… time to pull out the tank tops again! This coming week is supposed to be a lot cooler.. phew!

This morning started out with a breakfast date at one of our favorite local spots { The wooden spoon }Its a small little place, with one large community farm house table, where you can order sandwiches, parfaits, baked goods and they do their drip coffee.

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Cheers to coffee!
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^^ This picture doesn’t do it justice. Awesome grilled cheese
with: Kale, honey, sweet potatoes & yummy cheese! I must recreate this : ) ^^

Following breakfast, a few errands were involved & some baking 🙂
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George got himself a new toy.. I’ve never boxed, but would defiantly like to try!

& ….. I’ll share this with you tomorrow!
{ Hint.. there’s pumpkin } 😉

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Just got back from a 3 mile walk in the park-
time to cool down, have a snack and
get in the mindset of studying for tonight!

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Enjoy the rest of your day!
xx

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WIAW: On the pumpkin train + pumpkin protein ballz

Hey Hey! Happy hump day ya’ll 🙂
Can’t believe we’re already half way through the week! Thanks to that extra day off we all had.

So far this week, I’ve already consumed lots of pumpkin. And I don’t think I’ll be stopping anytime soon. It’s such a fun and versatile flavor.
I said on Monday I had my eyes on a few things.. boy do I!


>> But here’s some of my most recent pumpkin consumptions 🙂 <<
Stirring it into my daily yogurt snack, mixed in with some peanut butter, honey and topped with a sweet potato, coconut + some chocolate chips!
Lots of orange going on which means vitamin C and beta-carotene.IMG_5929

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// & most recent, some protein balls! ..

picmonkey_image (12)I saw this recipe from shape magazine + tweaked a few things. Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 1/2 cup natural peanut butter (or almond butter)
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree or canned pumpkin
  • 1/4 cup honey or agave <— I used honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 3/4 cup vanilla protein powder <— I used chocolate*
  • 1 cup quick oats
  • 1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
    { with addition of some sunflower seeds }

    Directions:

    In a large bowl, mix together peanut butter, pumpkin, honey, and pumpkin pie spice. Stir in protein powder, oats, and chocolate chips. Dough will be sticky. Refrigerate until easier to handle,  { I suggest letting them sit in fridge over night }. Roll dough into balls, then press between your hands to make a cookie shape. Keep stored in a container in the fridge.

They are just the right balance between: pumpkin, chocolate & some pb.

George even liked them! and he really is not on the pumpkin train.. so trust me on this! 😉

Hope you have a great day, off to get something’s done.

xx

QOTD:

Are you a lover of pumpkin? Or could care less?
What’s your favorite way to eat it?!

MIMM: Kicking off September

Hi all!, happy labor day. Hope you’re enjoying your extra long weekend 🙂

Yesterday was the perfect day to kick off “FALL”, I know that summer technically lingers for another 20 days & the weather to go with it. but once September rolls around, I am more than ready to dive into fall!

MiMM MIMM #49 with Mothers Day Highlights

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I couldn’t reset any longer & made myself a pumpkin smoothie in the morning  This is just the start .. I have my eyes on a few other pumpkin things 🙂

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A little after noon, we set off to Manayunk which is just outside the city. We have been saying that we wanted to walk around down there and yesterday was the perfect day.

— if you follow me on instagram, I’m sure you saw some of these, if not .. please do follow! Piece_of_cait —

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It was definitely a longer walk than we expected. Before we knew it, we coming up on Boat house row and the art museum. Which was about 4 miles from where we parked. Ooops : )  When approaching the museum we heard the MADE IN AMERICA concert going on, so we took advantage to walk along the museum’s beautiful property. IMG_5961
{ I love philly }

We couldn’t see the bands, but could definitely hear them. Maybe next year we will get tickets!

Since we knew we we’re little far away from the car, instead of sticking around we decided to head back… only because I didn’t want to become hangry 😉

IMG_5950 Before we left the house George mentioned a Greek place that got some good reviews. Whenever we hear that, we always set out to try it. It was good .. but nothing beats a true Greek Gyro from Greece, with the French fries inside of the sandwich 😀

IMG_5981 {George in his glory} We munched on a big ol Greek salad, chicken gyros, grape leaves & some hummus + pita. A perfect spread after our walk.

We felt nourished and more energized, so it was time for something sweet.

Happy as a clam

Happy as a clam

 We walked into *Ndulge, which was a cupcake boutique. The cupcakes looked all so beautiful. We chose Peanut butter {obvi} and a dark chocolate pistachio with a pistachio cream feeling. So good!

We browsed around a few more shops before calling it quits. Where we headed home to end the evening relaxing on the couch & finishing those cupcakes : )

It was a great way to spend the first day of September and welcome a new season.
Fall is one of my favorites + SEPTEMBER. Our wedding month, yay! ❤

Enjoy your day!