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Friday Fun {Tufts + Ombre Oceans}

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For today’s Friday Fun post, the inspiration to-go photo is a vintage tufted chair that is in our bar area at my home. Something about the fabric and the vintage beauty that I just love. This photo of the ocean seems to have the most incredible ombre colors. And I am dying to try this raw carrot cake recipe. It looks so moist and delicious!! Have a great weekend!

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Tea Time!

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Sorry for my silence I am finally back at work after being out sick most of last week. Glad to be back! Today I am sharing with you my favorite tea recipes and ideas. It’s been over 1 year that I gave up coffee (AGAIN)…and so I am a full fledged tea girl now. I really enjoy my tea with milk, and if you are caffeine-free Rooibos is my tea of choice since it pairs so well with milk. If you are avoiding sugar, sweeten your tea with homemade date syrup…Perfection! Cheers friends.

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In the Kitchen {no bake healthy brownies}

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These brownies are one of my most favorite desserts I have made lately. The best thing about them is that they are healthy. I used raw Cacao powder which has loads of anti-oxidents and fabulous health properties, they are sweetened with dates and pure maple syrup, and you don’t have to cook them!! Brilliant. Easy, healthy, chocolatey, I am sold. The following recipe is adapted from this original recipe from Plant Powered Kitchen. I am dying to get her book Let them Eat Vegan. I have heard fabulous things. no bake no sugar frosted brownies | Wiley Valentine

no bake no sugar frosted brownies | Wiley Valentine

Friday Fun {foods in a jar}

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Happy Friday my friends! For today’s friday fun, the inspiration to-go photo is actually a picture of my wallet. I am loving this texture for a custom bride of mine. How great would that be on an invite? The pin of the week is this brilliant idea of packing a salad in a jar in layers for lunch at work. Since we all pack our lunches and eat together at the studio each day, we were all pretty excited about this one. And lastly I have mastered the soaked oats, I now want to try my hand at soaked GRoats…anyone try these yet? Very excited about it. Have a great weekend!!

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Healthy No Bake Desserts

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I have been really excited about making fun, no-sugar, no-bake desserts. Here are a few of my favorites to try…

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Mom Monday {Labneh Dip}

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Something I learned to make from my father is this Labneh Dip. Labneh is essentially a strained yogurt cheese and can be found at many markets these days, as well as middle eastern markets. This dip is always a crowd pleaser with kids and adults alike, and its the perfect dish for entertaining.

Labneh-Dip

Middle Eastern Labneh Dip

You Will Need

3 cups Labneh (can be made with greek yogurt as well)

1 large clove of garlic, minced

2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil

4 tablespoons of za’atar

1 tablespoon garlic powder

1 teaspoon sea salt

2 green onions, entire onion sliced

3 Persian cucumbers, diced

1 cup cherry tomatoes quartered

1 handful of lemon basil for serving

Fresh Middle Eastern flat bread

 

What to Do

In a large bowl combine Labneh, garlic, olive oil, za’atar, garlic powder and salt until well combined. Add onions, cucumbers & tomatoes and stir well. once combined you can serve immediately with lemon basil and flat bread, or keep in the fridge until read to serve. Enjoy!!

Friday Fun {blueberries on the beach}

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Happy Friday my friends! This weeks inspiration t0-go image is from our trip to Cape Cod last week. We picked up a basket of just picked blueberries from a small stand on the side of the road and enjoyed them together in the sun on the warm sand…perfection!!FRIDAYFUN10

7 New Breakfast Ideas

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I have been searching for some fun new ideas for breakfast. If I can make them ahead of time even better…here are some of my favorites I am dying to try.7-NEW-BREAKFAST-IDEAS1

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Friday Fun {wine tables & succulents}

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How is it another week has flown by!? I snapped this pic of these gorgeous succulents in my backyard. Loving them right now. I am also lusting after this table with a built in drink trough…sigh!!

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