Happy Friday! We’ve got a busy but fun weekend ahead – lots of celebrating Nathan’s birthday! We are having his family over tonight for pizza and cake then heading on a day date tomorrow (finally seeing LaLa Land, yay!). Whatever you are doing this weekend I hope you have a great one!

1. Muffins
I’ve shared a few times about these weird but delicious muffins from the Tone It Up Nutrition Plan I’ve been making for snacks the last few weeks and several of you have asked me to share the recipe so here it is:

1 can chickpeas (drained and rinsed)
1/2 cup almond butter (I use peanut butter because I’m cheap)
1/4 cup pure maple syrup
2 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda

Mix everything together using a food processor or blender. Divide into muffin tins (I usually make 5-6). Bake 18-20 minutes at 350.

2. Must Have Box
The sweet people at POPSUGAR sent me the January Must Have box and it did not disappoint! I’m going to be sharing what came in the box over on Snapchat this morning so add me (rachelemily_49) to check it out! Get you own box here and use code SHOP5 for $5 off your box. Candles that smell like the beach and pretty paper is for sure the way to my heart.


3. Pink Sneakers
At only of my (many) trips to Target this week, I raced past the shoes and caught these slip on sneakers out of the corner of my eye and haven’t been able to get them out of my head since! That prompted a slew of checking my favorite sites for their options and now I’m torn between all of these! Which would you guys pick?

pink sneaker collageOption 1. | Option 2. | Option 3. | Option 4. | Option 5. | Option 6.

4. The Magnolia Story
I’m just a few pages away from finishing The Magnolia Story and have really been enjoying it. It’s a super easy (I haven’t read a book start to finish in a little over a week in FOREVER), fun, light read which was needed after the grimness of The Luckiest Girl Alive! Chip and Jo’s personalities and fun relationship jump right off the pages – highly recommend if you are even the slightest Fixer Upper fan.


5. Camera Recommendations
Can anyone recommend a good camera? My phone is not cutting it for work social media purposes anymore. I think I want one that can take video, too. Anyone have one that they love?

Have a good weekend!

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  1. says

    So curious about those muffins! My favorite sneakers are probably 1 and 3, but I feel like they’re so different that one of those two wouldn’t fulfill the full range of the other! (If that makes any sense whatsoever…ha!)

  2. says

    Hmm, I would never think to make a muffin out of chickpeas, but they sound super healthy so mabye I will give them a try! I am dying to read The Magnolia Story! I love Chip and Joanna!

  3. says

    I LOVE CHIP AND JOANNA’S BOOK SO MUCH. I reference it to Devin all the time (and we read it together, which is so so funny to me!). Yay for Nathan’s bday!

    Oh and ummm…..chickpea muffins. What???


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