Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Eating Paleo // Pistachio Energy Bites

Another yummy recipe that I tried last night.
I am LOVING these Paleo recipes that I have come across from the Ultimate Paleo Guide.
I seriously haven't made one that I don't like and the Easy Chicken Salad has got to be my favorite!


You will need::

  1. 1 cup almonds
  2. 1/2 cup pistachios, shelled
  3. 1 1/4 cups pitted Medjool dates
  4. 1 tbsp unsweetened coconut flakes
  5. 2 tbsp water
  6. 2 oz. dark chocolate (optional)

  1. Place the almonds, pistachios, dates, and coconut flakes into a blender or food processor.
  2. Pulse to break down the nuts, thoroughly combining the ingredients.
  3. Add in the water and continue blending to make the mixture clump together.
  4. Spoon the nut mixture out onto a piece of wax paper.
  5. Press into a rectangle and place in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to chill.
  6. Cut into bars.
  7. Melt the dark chocolate in a bowl in the microwave and drizzle over the bars.
  8. Store in the refrigerator.


I got off work early yesterday and came home and got busy in the kitchen! 
It is so much easier for me to have my foods prepared AND you aren't tempted to grab the bad stuff. 

Here is what Step 2 should look like, after you blow up your food processor.
Yup. You read that right. 
I think it's safe to say I will be buying a new one. I even split the ingredients up because I know that dates take a bit to break down and there was a lot of it after I mixed everything. But that still didn't help. All of a sudden, SMOKE is appearing out of nowhere and I realize it's coming from underneath the processor. 
#fail
So when all else fails.... get the blender.


Not pressed very pretty but it will do! I cut them and separated them into snack bags i.e above and they are ready to go!


I don't have chocolate drizzled over mine but I sure did try to melt it in the microwave..
it just wasn't working out.
Confession. 
It burned trying to melt and it made the whole house smell like something awful. 
OH. And I left off the coconut... disgusting.

Wish I had some chocolate on there but they are STILL YUMMY!!

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Pumpkins & New Wall Decor

By the time fall and cooler temps get here, I am READY for baseball season to be O. V. A. and my boo to be home for good!
I must admit, I feel a twinge of jealousy when I see all the couple's enjoying festivals, corn mazes, and pumpkin patch's together... Don't get me wrong, I am soo happy for everyone to be enjoying the fall air and making memories with their loved ones and I enjoy looking at all your pictures too :) ... I am just more than ready to make memories with my handsome hubby.
Yesterday we FINALLY got a whole day together!
YAY!
And what did we do?
Coach promised me last week we would go and get our pumpkin.



This is the fourth year we have gone to the Methodist Church in town.. Coach even saw one of his player's and of course there was a little baseball chit chat for a bit.



I have no recollection if Coach and I even have a picture of our first year getting a pumpkin but here is our second year and last year's pictures at the patch. Seriously LOVE this little blog space to look back on our memories!

Kind of going out of order on the events of our day but anyhooo...
before all the pumpkin shenanigans we set out for a little road trip to pick up Coach's deer from two YEARS ago! 



Never let your last words be "Don't kill anything there is A LOT of stuff we need to get finished" the week of your wedding. I do believe his response was "oh I don't think I'll see anything". 
Yeah. Right.
So here we are almost two years later and we are finally picking it up. 
When Coach got it out of the car the pups didn't know WHAT to think! Sooo funny!
At one point Kyli jumped up in my arms to get away, Shane came after her with the deer, and just picture how little dogs feet start 'paddling' before you put them down in water.. she was doing that and trying to back out of my arms at the same time... it was HILARIOUS!! 


And then there were two.. the one of the right is the one we picked up today. Poor Bambi's.


On the way back we stopped in Monroe and had some lunch at the Butcher Block.
It wasn't too bad!
I want to go back and check out all the little shops downtown.. looked super cute!
How thrilled is my husband that I am taking another picture??


Besides a MUCH needed grocery store trip and dinner, which Coach joined me in the making of an Easy Stir-Fry dish, I bet he wished he never offered to cut that onion, that's a wrap friends!

Hope you all had a wonderful Monday!

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Monday, October 20, 2014

A whole lot of Hairspray...

Saturday there was a WHOLE lot of hairspray flying thru the air at the salon! 
It was my hometowns homecoming and I also had a wedding Saturday before I got started with all the sweet homecoming ladies.


It was a GORGEOUS day here in the South!
My bride was Lisa, who I met at the Bridal/Fashion show, last January. I met her Mom when I found my dress and she remembered I was hair stylist.. Lisa contacted me few months ago and I was available for Saturday! 
I've seen some pictures from her wedding photos already and she was STUNNING! 


Sarah Beth made it on court so I had the honor of doing her hair and makeup both Friday and Saturday.. beautiful girl and her dresses were gorgeous!



A couple more of my sweet ladies from Saturday!





Love these girls and they are all super sweet and beautiful!
It was such a great Saturday behind the chair even if I did almost run out of hairspray. Ha! 

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Friday, October 17, 2014

oh hey FRIDAY // 5 on Friday

Happy Friday! 
Not much has gone on this week... just pretty low key and full of work except for Wednesday..
It was SOOO GREAT having the day off being at home with my puppies and my Boo.
Well, some of the day anyway... Remember Coach test drove a truck earlier this week? Well, he went to take the truck back and turns out all the numbers looked good so he is the proud owner of a new truck! I couldn't be happier for him and I'm SO proud for him as well! He sure did need one and he has been patiently waiting for about two years now.

Linking up with these friends again this beautiful fall Friday!


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I am feeling an itch to get started on another project soon! Of course, I saw this on Pinterest and I think it would go perfect in our foyer. 
And I know JUST the place to find me a door......


2/

... In our backyard at the barn. 


I have NO idea how long this door has lived here.. as long as Coach and I have been together I remember being in this exact spot. It's just time to get it out of the weather before it rots.
And, looking at this picture reminds me of the date.. in exactly one more month from today, Coach and I will be married for TWO years now! Where has the time gone? I just really can't believe it. Still seems like yesterday.....

3/

I have seen this before and I came across it again this week. 
Both times I have busted out laughing because I totally get this.. unfortunately, I have a problem with numbers.. PERIOD. 


4/

Love some Joel Osteen.



5/

Tomorrow is Jefferson's Homecoming and my book is FULL! I also have two clients for two different weddings in the morning before I start with all the homecoming shenanigans. Busy busy Saturday! This was from this afternoon from one of my regular hair clients who was nominated for court. She looked gorgeous! I will see her again tomorrow!


Have a wonderful weekend friends!

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