Thank you so much for all of your sweet comments on the blog, Twitter, and Instagram in regards to yesterday’s post on getting rid of idols. I’m so happy that we can have these deep chats and explore our spirituality together. It’s something I’ve become increasingly passionate about and I’m starting to make some big plans in that area of my life. So many exciting things to come!
Today began with 20 minutes of sweat, thanks to the Surfer Girl workout from the Tone It Up Beach Babe DVD. I’ve been going even lighter on my workouts these past couple of weeks. I’m not feeling strength training with heavier weights as much as I was at the beginning of the summer. That phase was short-lived. Ha! I’ve really been loving Bikram yoga, bodyweight toning with lighter weights and higher reps, and power-walking – plus my one ZWOW per week! I love the variety and feel fantastic and energized! I’m also starting to receive more signs that my bod pod is getting back to normal. Fingers crossed!
Post-Surfer Girl workout was my own personal breakfast of champions.
Pumpkin coffee in a Dopey mug, figs, and chocolate-peanut flour protein pudding oats. Need I say more? It kept me satisfied for hours while I plugged away at my laptop. Jason Petrucci, the graphic designer who is helping me create the j’adore la vie logo, has been working hard and has been so patient through the many edits we’ve gone through. I can’t wait to show you guys the finished product tomorrow for the first official j’adore la vie post! ARE YOU PUMPED?!
Today was super special because I got to finally see this guy again.
Matty had been away in North Carolina off-and-on for the past week for work and, after a week of not seeing each other, it felt so good to be reunited. I picked him up after his flight landed and we headed to Wildflour for a lunch date. I decided on the raw lasagna, layers of zucchini and summer squash with cashew and brazil nut cheeses, basil pesto, and sundried tomato paste. Oh my heavens.
Swoon city. I love how you can see the sun shining in the above right picture. The weather is kind of perfect today at an ideal 72 degrees, and that simply makes my heart all warm and fuzzy.
Matty decided to order Wildflour’s new pizza: Local Corn, Tomato, and Pesto.
He said it was delicious and really loved the unique flavors. According to Matty, the obvious sweetness from the corn and the more subtle sweetness from the tomato balanced out the savory pesto.
Pumpkin, Pumpkin Everywhere!
And then there were the bakery items. Oh, the beloved Wildflour bakery case. There was a lot of gasping going on because the fall classics are back!
Gluten-free Pumpkin Bread
Pumpkin Whoopie Pies
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins
I know, I know. You’re jealous. As you should be.
And as you can see, everything is starting to sell like hot cakes! I purchased a slice of the pumpkin bread for breakfast tomorrow with my pumpkin coffee. How fitting! I am still, however, waiting with baited breath for the return of the Apple Cider Cupcake, a freshly baked apple cake with apple chunks, topped with a nutmeg-infused frosting. I really dislike cupcakes. Like a lot. The excpetion lies with this cupcake because it is just that incredible. Oh, fall, I love you so much.
In other local news, Rob and Uschi Yaffe, owners of Wildflour and Garden Grille, are opening a third location in Providence, RI! I talked to Rob about it a couple of weeks ago and I will be attending opening night, live Tweeting and Instagramming the entire night. The restaurant concept is still being developed, so I can’t give you any details yet but it is scheduled to open before the first of the year!
Alright, Matty and I are off to spend some more quality time together. Have a beautiful day!
P.S. – Keep those J’adore la vie submission rolling in!