Things I’m Loving Friday

by forloveofcarrots on January 23, 2015

Hey there! Happy Friday! Hope you had a good week and have fun plans for the weekend! I am still riding the “it’s my birthday train” and thought what better way to continue than with some things I am loving!

Birthday dinners..
I went to dinner on Wednesday with my boss and daughter. Last night the hubs took me to dinner and tonight my parents are taking us out to dinner!

Sun WineFest at Mohegan Sun..
Jeff and I had way too much fun the first time we went to Sun WineFest the first time we went and have been itching to go back ever since. For my birthday Jeff surprised me and got us tickets for Sunday! I am soo excited to go back!

My new tshirts..
I finally bought those two tanks I told you about the other week. Brady seemed pretty impressed with my new shirt. I wore this one to barre class this morning.
bitches and bubbles

Six:02 #dontsweatyourpants campaign..
Currently all Six:02 locations are running a campaign that encourages people to drop any pair of gently used pants at any Six:02 location and in exchange you will get $10 off a new pair of Under Armour Pants. They want women to bring pants in that no longer make them feel their best and in exchange pick out a pair that looks and feels great on them! Six:02 will donate the pants you bring in to the local GoodWill.

My new watch…
I have been lusting after a new watching for a while, specifically a Michael Kors oversized watch. Lucky for me Jeff takes my not so subtle hints to heart.

What are your plans for the weekend?
There is talk of snow on Saturday so I would imagine it will be a low key day for us.

Are you going out to dinner anywhere?

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Copy Cat Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

by forloveofcarrots on January 21, 2015

In honor of my birthday being tomorrow, I decided to share the recipe for these pillows of deliciousness with you.

This was the first time I successfully made gluten free cookies that were fluffy and tasted like real cookies.

(We did make gluten free ginger bread cookies at Christmas time that came out amazing, but my mom made them so I can’t take credit for them.)

Also this is the first time in months I have baked out of pure desire to bake. It was great!

I got the recipe from the back of the Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free All Purpose Baking Flour. I followed it exactly, so it’s only fair I share with you their exact recipe!

BabyCakes NYC Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies:
Yields: 24 cookies (on the bag they said 36, but I find these things to never be accurate)

1 1/2 cup gluten free oat flour (I used Bob’s Red Mill)
1 cup gluten free all purpose baking flour (I used Bob’s Red Mill)
1 cup organic sugar
1/4 cup flaxseed meal (I didn’t have this so I omitted)
1/4 cup arrowroot starch
1 1/2 tsp xanthan gum
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
3/4 cups melted coconut oil, or canola oil (I used coconut)
6 Tbs unsweetened applesauce
2 tbs vanilla extract
1 cup chocolate chips

1.) preheat your oven to 325. Spray two baking sheets or line them with parchment paper, set aside.
2.) In a bowl whisk together all of your dry ingredients. Add in all of your wet ingredients and stir with a spatula until combined well. Add in your chocolate chips and mix well.
3.) Drop the dough by the spoonful onto your baking sheets. Bake for 7 minutes and then rotate your pan in the oven and bake for another 7 minutes. Let stand for a few minutes before eating!

What is your favorite cookie?

Not a cookie fan, what is your favorite sweet treat?

I was not compensated for this post, I just happen to buy mostly Bob’s Red Mill baking products.


Marvelous Monday

January 19, 2015

Hey friends! Happy Monday, hope you had a great weekend! I certainly did! Marvelous is: A dinner date with Maria. We went to a knew to us restaurant in my neighborhood called Tazza. It was pretty good, we shared brussles to start and they were ok, we both thought they could use some more flavor. […]

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Tips for Bar(re) beginners

January 14, 2015

No, this is not a post where I offer you tips on how to go to a bar for the first time… This is a post where I offer you advice on your first class at bar method, pure barre, barre3 or something of the like. The first time I ever experienced a bar style […]

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Marvelous Monday

January 12, 2015

Hope you all had a great weekend! Let’s get this week started on a good note shall we! Marvelous is: wine, a delicious smelling candle and lots of Revenge Friday night. I am finally caught up to the current season and I just can’t believe all that has happened and how ridiculous the show is, […]

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