Sunday Morning At The Plant Sale

Yesterday morning, C and I headed to Bok Tower Gardens for their annual Boktoberfest plant sale. We were on a mission to scope out nurseries for the flower shop, and find new varieties of orchids and air plants to add to our retail inventory. It was a beautiful day at one of my very favorite places.

I found a lovely french market basket after months of searching — sidebar: The Little Market has some great ones if you’re on the hunt, too — and tried (unsuccessfully) to convince C to let me take home a little black pot-bellied pig from the petting zoo.

Here’s a fun fact: Did you know plumeria can root from a cutting that basically looks like a stick? (They’re the y-shaped sticks in the photo above.) The guy told us you basically stick it in a pot with some soil and leave it alone, so we were like, ‘we’re in!’ We brought one home, and as of right now it’s sitting on the kitchen counter, so we’re off to a great start. I’ll let you know how it goes. Plumeria was my Bath & Body Works jam in middle school, so here’s hoping. ;)

#OOTD: Girlfriend Jeans

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{ Free People ‘Free Fallin’ tee; AE jeans; NIXON watch; Vince Camuto ‘Colby’ bag; Nine West sandals; gloMinerals ‘suede matte’ lip crayon in ‘Crush’ }

You know I’m all about my high-waist skinnies, but I also really love a relaxed-fit, straight leg “girlfriend” jean. They have all the casual ease and comfort of a boyfriend jean, but with a slimmer silhouette and slightly higher rise. If you’re petite and curvy like me, you’ll have much more luck with these than low-slung baggy boyfriends that make us look shorter and add unwanted bulk through the hips.

These are American Eagle’s straight leg jeans — a steal for $45!

Pumpkin Flax Chocolate Chip Muffins

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This morning, I dropped my coffee pot on the kitchen floor. It rolled around on its side by my feet, and for a sleepy hopeful second I thought, ‘whew, it survived!’

Then it cracked into two pieces. Happy Monday!

My stockpile of frozen coffee cubes saved the day, along with the healthy pumpkin flax chocolate chip muffins I baked last night.

Pumpkin packs some impressive health benefits. These pumpkin muffins are a frankenstein concoction I adapted from several recipes around the web.

They’re made with oat flour — I make my own by blending old fashioned rolled oats in my Magic Bullet until they’re a flour consistency — and lightly sweetened with brown sugar and semi-sweet mini chocolate chips. They’re packed with fiber, vitamins, and omega-3 (the ‘good’ fat) making them perfect for a grab-and-go breakfast with fruit and coffee.

Pumpkin Flax Chocolate Chip Muffins

  • Servings: 9-11 medium muffins
  • Time: 30mins
  • Difficulty: easy
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Pumpkin Flax Chocolate Chip Muffins


  • 1 14oz can pumpkin puree
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 cup oat flour (or old fashioned oats blended until flour consistency)
  • 1/3 cup ground flax
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. baking powder
  • 2 tbs. brown sugar
  • 1 tbs. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tbs. pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet mini chocolate chips


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees (F) and spray a muffin tin with nonstick cooking spray. 2. Mix pumpkin puree and applesauce in a mixing bowl. Add dry ingredients and stir until well combined. 3. Fold in walnuts and chocolate chips. 4. Spoon mixture into muffin tin. 4. Bake for 20-25 minutes.