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Pumpkin Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Muffins

Pumpkin muffins - pumpkin, oatmeal, maple syrup AND dark chocolate of course

Holidays usually mean lots of cooking – and eating.  So, when it comes to breakfast the day of or after a holiday celebration – or really any time during the season – it’s nice to have an easy option that’s yummy but quick.  And if it leans to the healthy side, that’s even better.

So let’s see… yummy, quick, and.  Oh yeah.  Pumpkin.  We’re all about pumpkin this time of year, right?   So how about pumpkin muffins?  Perfect.  And pumpkin muffins with dark chocolate?  Even better.

These tasty pumpkin muffins are surprisingly healthy* for how delicious they are, too.  Forget about typical ingredients like flour, sugar, or butter because we’re skipping those in favor of healthier* options like oatmeal, maple syrup, and coconut oil.  Good ingredients that are may be better for you.

Here’s how you make them:

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Perfect Pairings: A Bedroom and a Recipe

Rustic modern bedroom with rustic and painted furniture, gallery wall, and gray and blue accents

We’ve all heard the saying “opposites attract”. And not only do they attract, but many times they work in perfect harmony – each enhancing and complimenting the beauty and positive attributes of the other.

Today’s room and recipe are perfect cases in point:

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Out and About: Bridal Shower Ideas and Inspiration

gold painted bottles make pretty flower vases
Wedding Chicks DIY Painted Bottle Centerpiece

Life is filled with events and celebrations, many of which take place in the spring and summer.

We just celebrated Mother’s Day (and fishing opener) this past weekend. Grad parties are starting to get into full swing, Memorial Day is just around the corner, Father’s Day is coming up in June, along with family reunions at the lake, outdoor concerts, and the 4th of July… just to name a few.

But of all of the events and celebrations that happen in life, weddings may be one of the biggest, and most life-changing, of all. So much anticipation and excitement leading up to the wedding day – and the bridal shower is a big part of that.

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Bridal Shower Bingo – free printable

So when I received a request, after the graduation inspiration post, to do a blog post with bridal shower inspiration, I was more than happy to oblige. And, as it turned out, Julie and Natalie both recently hosted showers and they snapped some pics to share.

Today’s post is a peek into those 2 bridal showers, with more inspiration scattered throughout.
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