I’ve been so looking forward to making this post! I teased a lot about the little details Erik & I planned for our wedding throughout the last (nearly) 2 years, so it only seemed right to finally fill in the blanks. By now, it’s no secret that I enjoyed wedding planning and I sort of wanted to put some of our ideas out there to see if it can help anyone who’s currently planning for their big day as well. I also realize that not everyone finds this stuff interesting, so this will be the last wedding-centric post, I promise! We will soon be back to our regular scheduled programming. Until then, please enjoy these selected photographs taken by our wonderful photographer, Alexander…
I was driving to a wedding last Saturday and realized that I totally forgot to post this recipe! Last week was so hectic. I was sick for most of the week due to gallstone complications (I still have no idea what triggered it), then I had to shoot a wedding on Saturday in north Jersey and had to attend a wedding in Pennsylvania on Sunday before driving back home on Sunday night to make it to work on time on Monday morning. So, I apologize for the delay!
All of my time has been taken up by moving and putting in extra hours at work recently, which is why I didn’t get to post anything last weekend. Erik & I have been moving stuff to our new apartment on the weekends and using all our time during the week packing. It’s been so hectic!
We made plans to spend Super Bowl Sunday with my Mom since my Dad was away for the week. I figured it would be the perfect time to try out a new cookie recipe with TigerNuts!
It’s been too long! Wow, okay so I feel really bad about taking so long to make this post. There has just been so much going on. Just a week after our trip to Sleepy Hollow, Erik & I hopped on a plane to Orlando, Florida with his family to spend 8 days in Disney World! The trip was planned over the span of about 16 months. This was crucial for me due to my dietary restrictions and other symptoms and side effects of living alongside Hashimoto’s. With that said, this post will outline how I survived 8 days in Disney World with thyroid disease.
I decided to try something new this week and try my hand at baking! Now, anyone who knows me knows that I am not great in a kitchen. Cooking and baking is not my strong point whatsoever – I’m really lucky to have Erik who is the complete opposite. He’s always whipping up really great meals for us on a daily basis. Anyway, I was looking through some of the recipes I’ve saved on my Pinterest account and landed on these salted chocolate brownies.
I always get super nostalgic this time of year. This is my 5th summer where I don’t have a “last day of school” and that sense of freedom for 3 months to work a part time job and relax most of my days away. I often think about what it was like to have summers when I was 9, 10, 11, 12, etc. When the best part of my day was playing in the backyard or kickball in the street with the neighbors. Nowadays I sit in my office at work and think about what I can do during my miniature summer breaks at the end of each week to try to get back as much of that nostalgic feeling as possible.
Finding food outside of your own kitchen when dealing with dietary restrictions is never easy. I find that while it’s becoming pretty common for restaurants to include gluten free options on their menus, it doesn’t make any guarantees for good gluten free food. I know I’m not the only one who has been underwhelmed by gluten free pizzas, breads, and the like. Due to this, I’ve been to a lot of restaurants and cafes who advertise gluten and wheat free menus strictly to test out their options. With all of this research, I’ve been able to find a pretty good spread of my go-to spots for when I am feeling like I deserve a meal or snack outside of my wellness plan. It’s nice to be able to go somewhere and not worry about what you can or can’t have, so I want to share with all of you some really great gluten free friendly spots in the central New Jersey area.