Aug
18

Hi guys! Happy weekend. Grab your cup of coffee, it’s going to be a long one!

This past week: Oh my goodness it has been a WEEK. I just got back from a trip to Maine to learn more about wild blueberries. Unfortunately during my time there, I somehow came into contact with a terrible case of food poisoning from food at a restaurant. On Tuesday, I was stuck in my hotel room all day and night feeling like death. This was the first time I’ve ever had food poisoning, but can 100% say I never want to have it again. Such a bummer when that happens, especially while traveling!

The good news is I’m finally feeling better and ready to actually enjoy food again aka ready to bake my heart out, swing my cart around Trader Joe’s like a maniac, and crush kombucha like it’s my job. You know how I do.

MY OTHER RECIPES

I actually learned a few incredible things about wild blueberries on my trip that I wanted to fill you in on. If you aren’t familiar, then let me share a few fun details: Wild Blueberries are not planted. Instead, they are indigenous and spread naturally where Mother Nature put them, with thousands of genetically different varieties in every field. Wild Blueberries also have twice the antioxidant capacity per serving as compared to regular cultivated blueberries (the kind you normally find in stores). Anyway, it’s true when I say that I’m a little obsessed with wild blueberries now and can’t wait to use them in more recipes. If you’re looking for places to find wild blueberries, check your store’s freezer section! They’re often kept frozen to preserve nutrition.

Next week: I’m headed to the Big Soul retreat in Santa Barbara. I’m SO excited to be hanging out with new friends and spend some time on the down low. I absolutely LOVE California, so this will feel like a treat for me. AND next week on weekend favorites, I’ll be announcing where Tony and I will be honeymooning, so be sure to come back and see!

Coming up: We’re now less than 3 months away, which really means I need to get my shit together. My dress will be in at the end of September, and I plan on taking most of October and November off from blogging.

SURVEY + $100 VISA GIFT CARD GIVEAWAY

Finally I’m doing a survey in partnership with my friends at Almond Breeze Almondmilk. You guys know that I’ve worked with them for several years, and they’re curious about your thoughts and opinions! As a thank you for filling out the survey, you’ll be entered to win a $100 VISA gift card! Whoo hoo!

Here’s how to enter the giveaway:

  1. Fill out the survey here — it should take less than 2 minutes!
  2. Come back and leave a comment below letting me know that you filled out the survey (so I have your email!)
  3. Survey is open to US residents only and will end on 8/25 at 12pm CST.

Finally, let’s move onto weekend favorites:

I just started using Stitch Fix again and got the most incredible jeans. It had been a while, but this time I kept everything and was so happy. P.S. Do you guys want to start seeing my Stitch Fix reviews again? LMK!

This cashew coffee looks insanely good.

Have you signed up for the #HGCBootcamp yet? It’s free to get a few fun workouts from yours truly. All you have to do is head over to Healthy Glow Co and sign up!

This banana walnut cake is weekend goals.

These mules are my favorite thing right now. The colors!

My friend Dana started a brand new and improved food photography school. IT IS AWESOME!

I LOVED this article on how to raise children to be global citizens. How beautiful would it be if all children were taught to love others and be accepting of our beliefs and cultures? 

Pure fall wedding inspo to me.

8 online tools to help you organize your life. I NEED ALL OF THESE. Ha.

I LOVE this girl. Her Instagram and blog are one of my favs because she’s down to earth and so dang real.

Finally, how many glasses of wine per week is actually healthy?

And okay, lastly, I’ve been loving this song and video. Watch it.

Finally, have a beautiful weekend. Be kind to someone else you don’t know. Smile at others and compliment them. Find joy in the little things. We will rise again brothers and sisters. We’re all human, so let us accept who we are and who others are.