Arkansas Wedding + Fall Faves

By Julie:

Last weekend, my husband and I had the privilege of traveling to Little Rock, Arkansas (for the first time) to see two of our friends get hitched! Let me tell you, nothing is more fun than a six and a half hour road trip with some fun friends and some good snacks! 

AND- It was beautiful! When the weather is perfect, and the nature is visible- we hike. So, hike we did!

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Later that day, we attended the wedding, which took place at this incredible location

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The wedding was so much fun, and our friends (who have dated for 5 years) finally got to tie the knot. Our group of friends, of course, tore up the dance floor! That’s always my favorite part of weddings (aside from watching the groom see his bride for the first time)! Since getting married, attending weddings is always so much fun because it lets me reminisce on my own wedding! 

All in all, it was a weekend that was hard to be topped.    photo 2

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     Fun weekends give me all the more reason to spice things up at home. I want the most mundane parts of my life to be exciting because I wasn’t made to sit around and feel bored! Chris and I love the fall season, and the tastes that come along with it. My personal favorite is pomegranate, but Chris loves pumpkin! I decided to whip up some pumpkin chocolate chip pancakes for breakfast this morning, and they actually turned out really well! 

My recipe was inspired by this one that I found on Pinterest last week.                        

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(Forgive the poor lighting in my kitchen)

 

Vegan Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Pancakes:

1.5 C  Old Fashioned Oats

.5 C  Whole Wheat Flour

2 tsp Baking Powder

.5 tsp Sea Salt

1.5 C Almond Milk

2 Ripe Bananas

2 Tbs Pumpkin (I used puree from a can)

2 tsp Cinnamon

1 tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice

2 Ripe Bananas

1 Handful of Enjoy Life Chocolate Chips (dairy free)

 

Blend the above ingredients (except the bananas and chocolate chips) in your blender until smooth, then add the bananas and blend them into the mixture. Last, I stirred in a handful of chocolate chips. Scoop the batter on a hot griddle and flip each pancake as they bubble. Very simple and very delicious! Husband approved too!

What are some of your favorite things about the fall season?

 

 

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