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Labor Day Weekend Adventures in Connecticut

Hi Friends!  I hope everyone had a fabulous Labor Day Weekend!  I can’t believe summer is coming to an end.  Fall is my absolute favorite season but I’m just not quite ready to say farewell to summer yet.

I soaked up every bit of this weekend without having to travel very far.  It was one of those weekends that made me grow a little more of an appreciation for where I live here in Connecticut.  So often, especially those of us with a case of wanderlust, wish we could visit a new place every chance we get.  Over the past year I have definitely tried to take time to explore my home state and get to know it on a new, more appreciative level.  This weekend I did just that!

Also, the winner of the LARABAR RENOLA giveaway was Giselle from My Happy Healthy Home. Congrats Giselle!

Scenes from my Labor Day Weekend Adventures

We went kayaking off the shore of Milford with Scoot and Paddle.  They led a group of us out for about an hour.

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Andy and I got a tandem kayak.  This was our first time kayaking together. Someone told us it’s the “divorce” kayak but I think we did just fine 🙂 Continue reading

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Weekend Round-Up – Picnics, Poses, & Paleo Muffins

I can’t believe Labor Day weekend is already here and gone!  I swear summer goes by faster and faster every year but lucky for me Fall is my absolute favorite season!  Even though I love fall I tried to soak up as much little bits of summer that are left.

I started off Friday with a nice cold Sam Adams beer on my deck.  I love that my new apartment has a deck – so nice just to be able to sit out there and get some fresh air.

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PICNICS

 

Saturday, we took a trip to Long Island for a family party.  We took the ferry over, which I haven’t done in a really long time.  It was fun – a little windy – but fun!  We played a few games of corn hole, drank lots of coronas (fresh and cool thanks to this post on cooler bags), and tried not to over eat all the great picnic food. The key: don’t sit next to the food!

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POSES

 

One of the Yoga teachers I follow on Instagram, Rachel Brathen (@yoga_girl), had announced a 10 – Day yoga challenge that started on September 1st.  I’ve never done one of these so thought it would be fun to try.  I’ve probably even in the past made comments about people who post all of these types of pictures – but I’ve realized some times you just have to say f*c* it and do what makes you happy!  Focusing on a different yoga pose each day really makes you take a look at your practice and realize what you like, don’t like, are good at or need to work on.  This challenge is called #AimTrueChallenge.  Day 1 was for a pose that empowers you and Day 2 one that challenges you.  I had fun playing around with this and I’m sure Andy loved being my photographer 🙂 Here were my poses:

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PALEO MUFFINS

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We played around with a paleo bread recipe this weekend and came out with some delicious mini paleo muffins!  They’re a great treat to have on the weekends with my go-to omelet.

1 ½ cups blanched almond flour
2 tablespoons coconut flour
¼ cup golden flaxseed meal
¼ teaspoon celtic sea salt
1 ½ teaspoons baking soda
5 eggs
¼ cup coconut oil
1 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar

Combine all ingredients and spend a few minutes mixing together, making sure to get out any chunks that the coconut oil forms.  It would probably be better to use a food processor if you have one.

Pour batter into a greased (we used some coconut oil) muffin pan.

Bake at 350° for 30 minutes