Saturday, October 29, 2016

Something Saturdays (10/29/16)

It's been a pretty darned good week! The wedding last weekend was super fun, in a gorgeous Columbus venue (I highly recommend Vue in Columbus if you like industrial, so cool!) Monday my cousin Brianna came over and hung out for a bit, which was fun. And Tuesday we hosted our first ever dinner in the new house-for Michael's dad and stepmom! I made roast, pierogi, and rolls and Jeanne brought a salad and apple pie and ice cream. Everything was so delicious and we had such a nice time. We even watched a little of the world series (I live about an hour from Cleveland so people are PRETTY stoked). Wednesday I ran some errands, which included upgrading my phone (I had an iPhone4 that was starting to act up, so I was definitely due): and then I had way too much fun playing with it, primarily with the snapchat filters :P Other than that I've just been working and stuffs. And TOMORROW is our neighborhood's trick-or-treat! Our first time having trick-or-treaters! There's lots of kids in our neighborhood so I imagine it will be busy. Michael's gonna have to do the first hour or so by himself (I work until 4 and it's happening 3-5) but I'm excited!

Sooo I've started Christmas shopping-is it early? I don't think so. Regardless, a friend of mine and Michael's has started up a facebook page to advertise his custom homemade wooden gifts (these include toys and also lots of other cool stuff) and there's some awesome ideas on there for Christmas gifts! Michael and I actually already own quite a few of his pieces.

I love Lin Manuel Miranda. I loved In The Heights. I love history. So it breaks my heart that I don't get to see Hamilton on Broadway. BUT I did get to watch this amazing documentary on PBS (which I watched online and so can you!) called Hamilton's America. It talks about the history, the process of making the musical, and it shows lots of clips from it. Love love loved it.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Dark Chocolatey Hazelnut Spread Stuffed Blondies #Chocmeister

Dark Chocolatey Hazelnut Spread Stuffed Blondies #Chocmeister
Ok sooo....I've documented that fall is not my favorite time of year. I know I know, everyone else in the world loves it. Sorry, all-it's not for me. HOWEVER-one small perk about the cooler weather and fall is that it's time to LET THE RICH FOOD COMMENCE! Bikini season is over? Eat all the yum yums! Plus we have Halloween and Thanksgiving--holidays largely known for eating an excess of food. And this is a thing I'm totally down with. SO, in the spirit of EAT ALL THE FOOD I made us some brown butter blondies stuffed with rich and gooey dark chocolate hazelnut spread (My new fave=PB & Co's Chocmeister). You're welcome :) 
Dark Chocolatey Hazelnut Spread Stuffed Blondies #Chocmeister
Admittedly, I made these blondies in my old house. BUT I still have to gush about how much I'm loving baking in my new kitchen-the counter space is downright intoxicating. There's the big old island that is the perfect workstation for all of my masterpieces-making even more complicated treats fun to make. Of course...these blondies are so far from complicated. I would have been able to easily whip them up even in my super tiny New York apartment kitchen, So gather 'round bakers with kitchens large or're going to want to give these blondies a try.
Dark Chocolatey Hazelnut Spread Stuffed Blondies #Chocmeister
So these are essentially deliciously chewy, yet somewhat crisp, brown sugar cookie bars made with browned butter (aka the thing that makes all other things better), studded with chocolate chips, with a layer of gooey chocolate hazelnut spread (such as Nutella, Nocciolata Rigoni, or-my choice-Chocmeister!) And then I topped the whole thing with some sea salt. 'Cuz that's what we do here.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Something Saturdays (10/22/16)

Another week that went much the same as last! Lots of getting settled and enjoying the new house (especially the kitchen, I've actually been cooking a ton!)

I also had dinner with one of my childhood friends at The Crush House at Gervasi Vineyard-it was so pretty and the food was delish! I def. need to bring Michael! Then last night was a little hang out at a local pool bar with some of Michael's college friends. TODAYYY I'm actually helping with a wedding (I just ended up getting booked to do it this week) and I'm so excited! Hopefully it's not TOO cold!

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Something Saturdays (10/15/16)

Hello hello my friends!

This week had some relaxation (hooray!), fun/baking/cooking(yay!), and still more settling in and such. I finally got to really make use of the new kitchen which I AM LOOOVING. So much space! Seriously, all my dreams have come true lol. I even finally attempted my family's recipe for scrippelle which are ONE OF MY FAVORITEST THINGS. So I was stoked-it's gonna take some practice to get them just right but they were awesome :D Last weekend was fun-we went to my cousin's daughter's baptism and that was soo nice and then we ended up getting together with Michael's friend Lizzie and her new bf (in town from Colorado) and it was so fun because we don't see her very often and we hadn't met him yet. We all had tons of fun :) This week Michael and I also took a shopping trip for a bunch of stuff we needed for the house from Bed Bath and Beyond and also Home Depot. #byebyemoney

Yesterday I got to meet one of our next door neighbors-an older gentleman named Walt who seemed super nice (and like he's got the lowdown on everyone in the neighborhood, so that's pretty sweet) and we had Michael's mom over (and she brought us dinner. Because that's what she does lol). Super fun. This weekend I just work and Michael's gonna work on homework and house stuff. Super exciting.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Paleo Chocolate Chunk Blondies

Paleo Chocolate Chunk Blondies
...hi again. Erm...didja know moving sort of is a big time commitment and thusly I am terribly sorry for how scarcely I've been seen 'round these parts? Cuz's all true.

I'm kinda sorta super into paleo desserts. Like...I like 'em. I love coconut sugar and coconut oil and nutty flours and...yeah. I'm a fan. I feel like I'm eating something delicious and decadent, but I know it's not like....terrible for me. And that makes me a happy Kayle :)
Paleo Chocolate Chunk Blondies
I will admit that Michael wasn't huge on these blondies. But I think he's dumb and smells funny, so there!

...ok he actually smells good, but still, I think he's crazy for not liking these. But I guess that means more for me!
Paleo Chocolate Chunk Blondies
I mean...what's not to like? They're soft and chewy, with just a little but of crunch, and so much depth of flavor and gooey dark chocolate and...yeah. I'm a fan. ESPECIALLY when warm. Full support of eating these warm. Which...I mean...that's nothing new.
Paleo Chocolate Chunk Blondies
Michael and I are in the midst of attempting to be healthier, but I still need dessert sometimes. And honestly these blondies are the perfect thing. All I need is one and I'm happy. 

...I mean...I really want more than one. But, one will do :P

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Something Saturdays (10/8/16)

I've pretty much just been spending this week settling in and getting the house together! It's taken some time but the new house is finally starting to feel like home <3

Is it November yet?

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Something Saturdays (10/1/16)



Yeah. Big things are afoot. But let's rewind--last weekend I coordinated a wedding and it could not have been a more perfect day. Everyone was so sweet and appreciative too-days like that are why I love being a planner. 

And this week I've just been setting up our new kitchen, packing, moving stuff from the old house to the new house, and overseeing allll the new carpet that got finished putting in yesterday. And today is the day-we move into our new house!

I've loved the past 2 years and some change that we've spent in this townhouse-it was the perfect place to build our life in Ohio and have as our first home as a married couple. I love Cuyahoga Falls and am so happy this is where we've spent this time. I'll miss it but I cannot wait to be in our beautiful new house and even closer to most of our family! <3

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