So I got my first pair of LuLuLemon pants. Half of you will be like “omg what took you so long” and the other half will be like “ugh, why?” Here’s why. Because THEY’RE AMAZING. It’s true. I used to be one of those people that’s all like, “buy cheap athleisure wear, it’s all the same.” But I skeptically bought it because I needed to know. I just needed to know.
It came in the mail and of course I immediately put them on and I’ve been wearing them for about 3 days now. They are like buttttah. So soft. So smooth. They don’t fall down and so there’s no readjusting or pulling up. They are probably my most favorite pant ever, and the pant I would choose if I could only wear one pair of pants for the rest of my life.
I take back all those times I said that Target pants were “practically the same thing.” I’m flip flopping. I mean there are other brands out there that are similarly amazing, but I just needed to share. I love my new pants.
I found this super convenient nail salon a few blocks from my house and I’ve indulged in a couple pedicures since we’ve moved here. Each time I get one, the lady (same lady) kinda groans and rolls her eyes during the callous removal part. Um, exqueeze me? Like yes, ok mayyyybe I walk around barefoot everywhere and so my feet resemble a dainty and adorable version of Fred Flintstone’s, but are the theatrics really necessary?
I would understand if this wasn’t her job or she wasn’t in the service industry, but isn’t she supposed to make me feel like, “oh, it’s not a big deal, you have beautiful feet!” or something like that? Literally no one else who has given me a pedicure has acted this way, so…
I’m trying a spin class next week! I’m minorly terrified because I only have one experience with spinning and I was about 13. It was really tough and I couldn’t figure out the damn bike so I’m pretty sure I did the whole thing in a gear way too high. I think I’ll get a seat in the back. haha
But, I’m looking for a class to get into around here and maybe spin is the answer! I thought yoga would be my answer, but I’ve been biking around on my real bike like crazy, so maybe spinning on a stationary bike will really speak to me. Time will tell.
I’ve been a bit pumpkin obsessed lately. Remember these pumpkin waffles? We’ll I’m doing a spin on my favorite chocolate chip cookie and making it all pumpkin-y. These cookies are so fluffy, moist, chewy, and incredibly amazing. They’re kind of a mix between a fluffy muffin top and a dense, chewy cookie.
Ok, so let’s make all your autumn dreams come true and make some darn Pumpkin Spice Chocolate Chip Cookies!!
Whisk together the pumpkin purée, ghee, egg, coconut sugar, and vanilla. Add the almond flour, baking soda, sea salt, pumpkin spice, cloves, and nutmeg. Whisk everything together then fold in the chocolate chips.
Dampen your fingers and slight pat down the tops of each cookie dough mound. Add a couple extra chocolate chips to the top and bake for 15 minutes.
Once they’re done baking, allow the cookies to sit on the baking sheet for five minutes before transferring them to a cooking rack.
- ½ cup pumpkin purée
- ¼ cup ghee
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- ½ cup coconut sugar
- 1 egg
- 1½ cup blanched almond flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon sea salt
- ½ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
- ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
- ¼ teaspoon ground cloves
- ½ cup dark chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350F.
- Whisk together the pumpkin purée, ghee, egg, coconut sugar, egg, and vanilla.
- Add the almond flour, baking soda, sea salt, pumpkin spice, cloves, and nutmeg.
- Whisk everything together then fold in the chocolate chips.
- Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
- Use an ice cream scooper to scoop the cookie dough out onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
- Dampen your fingers and slight pat down the tops of each cookie dough mound.
- Add a couple extra chocolate chips to the top and bake for 15 minutes.
- Once they're done baking, allow the cookies to sit on the baking sheet before transferring them to a cooling rack.
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