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a really good weekend.

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There’s no reason in particular that it was a really good weekend, it just was. Uneventful weekends always seem to be my favorite. There were many walks, lazy afternoons, and Sunday we were even up early enough to beat the crowds to brunch at the place that fries your donut right when you order it. Heaven. I would have taken a picture of it, but when you are talking about fresh-out-of-the-frier-donuts, there’s no time for taking pictures, you have to dive into it while it’s hot. Other than that, we enjoyed the last days of apartment. Earlier this summer, we fell in love with a house on the other side of town and ended up signing a lease. Our move in date in the end of this month, and we are so excited, but it’s weird how quickly our move date is coming up. On the agenda this week is packing, packing, packing. I hope you have a lovely week – Happy Monday!

xoxo

today.

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We had plans to go up north this evening, but the weatherman called for all day thunderstorms today and tomorrow, so home we stayed. That means I have all the time in the world for making a big pot of vegetable soup that can simmer on the stove, getting more delicious by the hour, and for trying out this peach galette recipe. I’ve never made a crust from scratch, so we will see how it turns out. There will also be a candle burning and soothing music playing and maybe, just maybe, some time for being bored while I listen to the rain fall. Doesn’t that sound nice? I guess having to reschedule our quick getaway isn’t so bad after all. I hope your day is just as lovely. xo

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vegan banana bread

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I wish you were here to help me finish off this loaf I cooked over the weekend right now, but since you’re not, pretty please make this for yourself. After all, it’s Monday and #treatyoself or something like that.

Vegan Banana Bread
1 cup GF oat flour
1 cup GF all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup melted coconut oil
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup chocolate chips
3 1/2 ripe bananas
1/2 cup walnut pieces

Combine all dry ingredients except sugar in a bowl and whisk together (oat flour, all purpose flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt). In a separate bowl, mash bananas with a fork. Pour vanilla, melted coconut oil, and sugar into the mashed bananas and mix. Combine mashed banana mixture with the dry ingredients, then fold in chocolate chips and walnut pieces. If you want a nice chocolate top layer, add a handful of chips after your pour the batter into a bread pan. Bake at 375 for 30-40 minutes. ENJOY!

This recipe is slightly adapted from A House In The Hills. Sarah’s recipes are always my go-to when I want to make something delicious, and at least semi-healthy!

xoxo

Never forget.

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Every year around this time I find myself wondering why thoughts about leaving Michigan have ever been on my mind. I have super cheesy thoughts like, “Why, it’s the most magical place on earth!” or “Michigan is America’s best kept secret!”. But nope this year, not after this past winter.

NEVER FORGET.

xoxo

electric forest 2014!

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I’m tempted to say this year at Electric Forest was the best year yet. Third time is a charm right? We danced all night, drank margaritas, ate tacos, hung out with some of our best friends, swam in lake Michigan, and listened to two of our favorite bands (plus many, many more). I feel so grateful anytime I get to listen to live music, but listening to live music with messages about spreading love underneath a Michigan summertime sunset takes the cake. Always.

I wish I was back at Electric Forest right this second.

Ps. Did you see our Zen frog? How cool is he! He got (creatively ;) named him Kermit a few festivals back and now travels with our group to every one we go to as our mascot. Love him.

xoxo