Pumkin Muffins


pumpkin is toooo good to only enjoy a couple months of the year….pumpkin season is every season over here!!! anyone agree?! made a batch of pumpkin muffins, they were gobbled up in only a couple days! topped with Central Roast pumpkin seeds & Enjoy Life dark chocolate chips, so good!! perfect for a quick breakfast or snack this week!

Dry Ingredients:

2 + 1/3 cup oat flour

1 cup oats

1/4 cup hemp hearts (optional)

2 tsp baking soda

1 tsp baking powder

1 tsp pumpkin pie spice

1/2 tsp cinnamon

sea salt

Wet Ingredients:

3 flax eggs (or 2 eggs)

1.5 cup pumpkin puree

1 cup apple sauce

1/3 cup maple syrup

2 tbs avocado oil

  1.  mix wet ingredients in small bowl
  2. mix dry ingredients in medium bowl
  3. add dry to wet & fold -be sure not to over mix.
  4. scoop into prepared muffin pan
  5. Bake at 375 for 18-20min.
From my home to yours,

Madonna Inn


There is something about February that always brings out all my love of pink! Perhaps it is Valentines or perhaps its the leftover teenager obsessed with Legally Blonde or maybe it is just the anticipation of Spring! Either way I love every hue and there is nothing that makes me think pink quite like the Madonna Inn.



Andrew & I road tripped in California from San Francisco to L.A. for our 10th wedding anniversary. I added this hotel to my bucket list after I had seen Amber Fillerup Clark (barefootblonde.com) blog about her visit several years ago, never thinking I would get to visit anytime soon! It was a dream & I was over the top excited when we booked a stay the Madonna Inn in San Luis Obispo, California. Everything about this place is from a dream! All 110 rooms are a different unique theme & colour, their dining room is a fuchsia paradise & their cake… oh man, their cake is to die for!


We spent our only night in Room 182 – the Tall & Short Room. So many hues of pink, gold & floral details, a private outdoor balcony & a bathroom almost too pretty to use, it did not disappoint! We enjoyed late night slice of Pink Champagne cake & coffee, as well as breakfast the following morning, in the copper cafe. Their servers were so friendly & even offered a complimentary slice of chocolate cake for our anniversary when we left.




There is a room for every taste & personality, you’re invited to change rooms each night you stay to sample as many as you can. We were only able to spend one night, so I knew I had to stay in the pinkest room available! but I dream of staying in so many others & hope we can visit again soon!!





Power Bites

There are a couple snacks my crew cant get enough of, these are one of them! I can’t help it, I laugh a little when my 3 yr old shrieks excitedly “Mom, you made Power Bites?!?!” Dude, you’re three! I didn’t know what a power bite was till my late 20’s! But you’re not going to hear any complaining from me! I’ll make them as often as they’ll eat them!


Power Bites


1/2 cup almond butter or peanut butter*

1/3 cup maple syrup (or honey, but we prefer the taste of MS)

1 cup oats

1/2 cup unsweetend coconut

1/3 cup ground flax

1/4 cup hemp hearts

1/4 cup chia seeds

3 Tbs-1/4 cup chocolate chips

  1. mix all ingredients in one bowl
  2. roll approx 1 tbs amounts into balls
  3. refrigerate for 1hr
  4. store in air tight container in fridge or freezer

*For a nut free version, Sunbutter or Pumpkin Seed butter make a great alternative!


From my home to yours,