It was the inaugural use of the KitchenAid Stand Mixer that I just got with my boyfriend, Jean-Pierre. It’s one of the first official things we’ve gotten together as a ‘we’ product so I was pretty excited that it turned out to be something as awesome at the stand mixer. I already know that I will be using it a ton in fall to make all of my favorite desserts so I figured starting off with something pumpkin-y was just the ticket.
The proverbial before the over shot! Definitely had to stop myself from licking the bowl.
The after shot. Oooey, gooey chocolate and delicious pumpkin. Click through below to check out the whole recipe. It’s definitely something you should think about making this fall!
I spent all of last weekend in Seattle, celebrating my sister and her nuptials! I haven’t been to Seattle in forever so I wasn’t really sure what to expect weather-wise. I’ve heard that they have a lot of rain so I pretty much packed for all contingencies. Thankfully, we landed to warm and sunny weather and actually ended up bumping into two of my cousins which made for a quick ride to the hotel! We stayed at the Hotel Ballard, which was located in this cute little hamlet in Seattle. It was packed with tasty coffee shops, lunch spots and even had an awesome farmer’s market!
Our hotel room actually had this amazing little deck that we opened up on both days we were there so we could take in the fresh air and beautiful area surrounding us. It actually started raining on our last day, which I absolutely loved. It was sunny and hot for the wedding, but the last day made it feel like fall was actually here. Note: it’s been super hot and sunny in San Francisco and I’m just itching for some rainy fall weather to actually happen so I got very giddy when I saw falling golden leaves and rain in Seattle. Yup, I’m a weirdo.
We also got to check out the flower area. OMG. Seattle, you have the most amazing floral arrangements I have ever seen and so ridiculously inexpensive. Most bouquets I saw were $5 and the most expensive I ever encountered was $15. That’s crazy! You couldn’t get beautiful flowers like those for $5 in San Francisco. Someone tell me, what’s their secret?
Seriously, this may be the only reason I was dead set on getting this particular box. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish cleanser and muslin cloth set. It seems to be the only cleanser that can get my skin super clean without irritating or over-drying it. Seriously, if you haven’t tried it, stop what you’re doing right now and go get a bottle. Seriously, it’s that good. My skin has never been this clear! The only issue is that the larger bottle isn’t exactly travel friendly and I’ve had to go without it the last couple of weekends away. I’m so glad now that I have this small bottle for all my upcoming trips!
Last Friday, I got to spend the day flexing my creative muscles at Brit + Co‘s third annual Re:Make conference. The conference showcased how the combination of technology and creativity are changing our daily lives.
There is nothing quite as awful as being in the middle of working on something important and having the internet go out all of a sudden. This is exactly happened at my office last week. Without a lot of warning, Comcast had to cut the internet to our whole block to fix an electrical issue they were having. And just like that, the whole office went into a little bit of chaos.
There isn’t a lot you can actually get done without wifi. We learned that the hard way and all started making immediate plans for how to get back online. It clearly wasn’t going to get done at the office so we made our way to coffee shops, other offices or, like me, headed home to work from there. As soon as I got back to my apartment, I grabbed a quick bite to go at my little coffee shop next door and settled down to business.
It was crazy, but after that, I got an insane amount of work done in a short span of time. I’m not sure if it was because of my comfy seat on the couch, the netflix that was playing in the background or the comfortable feeling of just being home, but I sailed through my tasks for the day and even got a bunch done for the rest of the week.
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