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Double Chocolate Pumpkin Bread

I’ve been waiting and waiting for the perfect excuse to bake this again and finally I have all the ingredients when I’m craving it! I’ve got an absolutely delicious recipe for double chocolate pumpkin bread featuring dark cocoa powder, Greek yogurt, and whole wheat flour to share with you!

This recipe is a huge hit every time I make it. I recommend warning it up for about 20 seconds in the microwave before eating it of you’re not having it all right out of the oven. It’s definitely better warm! Bonus deliciousness if you serve a slice with a small scoop of vanilla frozen yogurt!

Recipe after the jump.

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Gain Botanicals Plant Based Detergent

I recently signed up for another awesome influencer marketing site called BzzAgent, and this is my first campaign! (Technically this blog isn’t a required task for my campaign, but I love trying new things and sharing my experiences with you all. ) I want to disclaim that while I received this product free to test and review, it’s always vitally important to be fully honest in my reviews. All things expressed here are 100% my own thoughts and opinions.

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Six Blogger Style: How To Style Knitwear

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It’s time for another round of Six Blogger Style! You may notice a little change-up; one of the original members of the group has left to pursue a more cohesive blog as well as focus more of her time on her new online shop. We all miss Lauren dearly and continue to support her as she branches out and grows!

In her stead is Dominique, who I will warmly introduce shortly when we come to her outfit for this month!

This month, the vote was decided to tackle a staple for the colder months on the cusp of fall and winter: knitwear. It’s a broad topic, and there are so many ways to wear it. Let’s get right into it, shall we?

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Thankful for Crescent Rolls

Hi everyone! I hope you’ve all had a wonderful Thanksgiving surrounded by loved ones and good food.

Thanksgiving has always been a weird holiday for me. Especially since the past few years I’ve become increasingly aware of how things I have grown used to mean different things to different people; the fact that many Native American people treat Thanksgiving as a day of mourning is certainly something to make me stop and think. My feelings for the holiday are conflicted. I know that I am lucky and that great tragedy and pain has led to me being able to have the life I have today. It’s not that I feel less thankful, it’s that I feel the weight of the path that led us here more. If anything it makes me feel like I appreciate what I have more. It’s a hard subject to think about.

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Market Days

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I looked all over the place trying to find a simple trench coat. Who would have thought I’d find one for just $10 at a thrift mall? This gorgeous vintage London Fog trench probably dates somewhere in the 80’s. There was another one in the same booth that I may snag if it’s still there when I go back. The one I’m wearing came with a removable insert, which I took out for the day.

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Baked Buffalo Chicken and Shells with Cheddar and Gouda

I think we all get into a rut a lot when it comes to cooking. We find two or three dishes that are super easy and fast and cook them often (I can’t even tell you how many times this week I’ve made myself homemade General Tso’s Chicken with rice). Sure, we can add variety by mixing up vegetables and such, but the core recipes are still the same.

I have been planning a lot this month to start actively trying to create and eat different foods. I want to find joy in flavors again rather than just eating because I know I need to eat something. That’s a huge problem with having depression and anxiety; sometimes if I have nothing to remind me, I will forget to eat all day until all of a sudden my hunger hits all at once. It sucks.

This is the first of many recipes I hope to share here. It’s super simple, and I was honestly just trying to throw something different together to satisfy my PMS craving for hot wings. It worked pretty well, and I got the added bonus of cheese as well. My husband even approved enthusiastically, and he’s usually confused by my pms craving induced meals!

I hope you all enjoy!

Recipe after the jump.

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Nerdy/Geeky Fall/Winter Fashion

Hey everyone! I’m happy to present a new guest post on the blog today! E. L. blogs over at E. L. Lane Writer, and I’m glad to share her nerdy-style take on cold weather fashions. A girl after my own heart! Enjoy!

The weather is cooling down a bit in Miami, and this is when Floridians dust off their furry boots and leather jackets. I took advantage of the cooler weather we had a couple of weeks ago to put together my new favorite nerdy/ geeky fall/winter outfits.

I call the first one…

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The Thing About Anxiety…

Hey everyone! Today we have a guest post written by Heidi Scheuermann of Wandering Thespian. As someone who lives with anxiety, I find this to be very insightful and well thought out. Please enjoy!

I’ve lived a pretty great life so far. I had the good fortune of growing up with parents who are still together – a rarity these days. I have a brother and sister who I actually get along with. I’ve traveled quite a bit more than most people I know. I have an amazingly wonderful and supportive group of friends. Since I’ve been able to drive, I’ve always had a car to get myself around in. I attended private school, and then went on to get both an undergraduate and graduate degree. I never really struggled to learn, and I’ve always been able to keep a job. I have it good. Heck, I have it GREAT. But the thing is, I have anxiety.

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Later, Gator

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I’m still getting used to this whole “style-blogger-taking-random-outfit-photos” thing. It’s part of the reason most of my outfit posts so far have been against the brick wall on the back of my house (surprise!) I’ve been trying to get better lately, keeping my tripod in the car and packing my camera every time we go out. Finding locations is hard, though, especially in the city. I look totally stiff and uncomfortable in these, but that’s because even though we were way off the busty road, cars still slowed down as they passed by as if they’d never seen a girl running back and forth from her camera every 10 seconds. I have my “easy” excuse prepared, you know the one that’s true just not the whole truth. (Telling someone that I’m a photography student who is practicing self portraiture is a lot easier for most to digest than “Hey, I’m a blogger and I take photos of myself wearing clothes!”) Continue reading “Later, Gator”