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Friday Favorites

Happy Friday! I am so excited for this weekend since I have tons of fun things on the agenda. First up – GARTH BROOKS!!! I am so excited to see him live tonight! (Excited is probably the biggest understatement of the day.) Tomorrow I’m going to a tailgate/birthday party and then having dinner with some friends. And Sunday, I am headed to a baby shower for Melissa, who has been reading my blog for a while and we became real-life friends when she moved to Raleigh.

Alright, let’s get to some things I’ve been loving lately!

This gluten-free pumpkin muffin mix. Katlin, a blog reader, emailed me after I posted a while ago that I was looking to master gluten-free pumpkin bread. She actually started her own company, Simple Mills, a few years ago after finding how difficult it was to make or find whole-food, gluten-free baked goods. I LOVE that this mix doesn’t have starches (potato and rice starch is very common in GF goodies) and the muffins were awesome!SAM_1112

This necklace my sister-in-law sent me after I’ve been having a rough patch. <3 It’s simple and small and I love it. And I get so many compliments on it.SAM_1186

Pre-cut butternut squash. THE. BEST. Why have I been cutting it all this time?! Totally worth the slight increase in cost for the convenience, especially since I go through roasted butternut squash so quickly (as seen in this salad and this soup and this soup).SAM_1216

Homemade gluten-free almond meal biscotti. I LOVE biscotti and have been meaning to make some for a while. I didn’t top most of the batch with chocolate but the ones that are topped with chocolate are soooo good. The others were good too without it, and not too sweet (like, at all) which I liked. SAM_1213

Finally finding a way to get Maizey to eat that doesn’t involve adding olive oil, cheese or an egg to her food. She’s super finicky about eating. But, if I pour boiling water over her food, let it sit to soften and cool down a bit, she eats it right up. We’ll see how long this trick works!SAM_1222

This little set-up on my coffee table. I LOVE The Creative Pallet Utah sign (my sister-in-law owns the company and has so many cute designs) with the squash and pumpkins in front of it. Maybe I am getting a hang of this decorating thing.SAM_1218

Have a great Friday! What did you love this week? Any good articles, blog posts or recipes you found? (And brag it up if you’re proud of your own blog posts!) I’d love to include your good finds in the Weekender.

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15 Comments

  • Reply
    Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine
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    Ah! I won those simple mill mixes (all of them) in a giveaway! I haven’t tried them yet though, but they seem perfect!

    Pre-cut is always they way to go with butternut! I’d like to save my fingers, thank you 😉

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      Emily
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      It’s such a game changer, isn’t it? I am totally okay with paying a bit more. Although I recently did learn that you could cook it in a slow cooker before cutting it, so I’ll have to give that a try!

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    Audrey
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    oh my gosh enjoy Garth!!!!! We saw him here in Lexington on Halloween weekend and he. was. amazing. Best show and he hasn’t lost a beat after all those years of not touring. You will love it!

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    Melissa C
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    I can’t wait to see you on sunday! Where did you find that huge package of precut butternut squash? I’m addicted to squash right now 🙂

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    Livi @ Eat, Pray, Work It Out
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    My roommate (also gf!) has that muffin mix and it is delicious!

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    Kristen
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    I made a new cookie recipe that my husband and kiddo love- despite it’s being healthy! It could easily be made gluten- and dairy-free too!

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    Lindsay
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    I’ve done the boiling water on dog food to soften as well. I rotate water with chicken/beef broth or adding green beans (filler food but not calorically dense) whenever Tierney and Ava get finnicky. Hope that helps!

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    Ashly
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    <3

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    christina
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    love that necklace! and oh yes that b.nut squash is so convenient. trader joe’s sells it too! god i am lazy with my “b.nut”….that sounds so gross.

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    Joy
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    Ohhh where oh where did your sil get that necklace? I have a friend who needs it!
    And I have the world’s pickiest dog (made worse because he has about a million allergies – we actually start weekly shots for his environmental allergies this week????) and I found a food he loves. I mix it with his dry food (because it’s too pricey to just feed on its own) but it’s all human food freeze dried and then you rehydrate with hot water and let it sit 5 minutes… I call it his oatmeal it’s called the honest kitchen. Maizey may like it. I found it at a pet expo and they have free samples maybe they do on their website?

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