Grain-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies {Recipe}

Against All Grain is one of my new favorite blogs and new favorite cookbooks! She has some of the best gluten-free and paleo recipes out there. Seriously everything she posts looks appetizing, which isn’t always the case when you remove the gluten. Not only does she have gluten-free recipes but she has recipes that work for the Special Carbohydrate Diet (SCD), something that I tried to go on at one point. I’ve had Ulcerative Colitis for 20 years (wow, that makes me feel old), I was diagnosed at age 8 so I’ve pretty much had it my entire life. I’ve been in and out of remission, on and off medicine, it’s just an on-going thing. The last time I had to go back on meds I tried to start the SCD and failed miserably. You pretty much can’t eat anything. No sugar {except honey}, no grains, no starches and limited dairy. Sounds like a baker’s nightmare to me. That was definitely the hardest part for me, I love baked goods. I like to make them, like to eat them, like to share, and all the recipes I was finding that worked for the diet tasted horrible. Like really not good. Now I try out recipes here and there, but I don’t stick to a strict diet by any means. I am happy to say that this recipe is probably THE best grain-free cookie recipe I have ever tried. I will go so far as to say it’s just as good as real thing. I guess that’s why they are called, “Real Deal Chocolate Chip Cookies.” Finding recipes like this makes that I really can stick to a diet like this {though chocolate is actually a no-no on the SCD}, but then I realize that these are also probably the most expensive cookies I have ever made…so the diet may need to wait until we’ve accomplished a few more of our financial goals ;)

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Something Blue Bridal Shower {Free Printable}

This has been quite a busy couple weeks! I went to showers 2 last weekend {one of which I hosted and you can see here}. Yesterday I completed another half marathon with some of my bestest running buddies. And the day before that my mom, sister and I hosted my sister’s bridal shower. It’s safe to save I’m exhausted.

To be honest, I didn’t really have the “Something Blue” bridal shower theme formalized, but it kind of turned into that… so yeah, that’s what I’m calling it. :)

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Glittered Spring Nails!

I visited my sister the other weekend and raided her nail polish again. I still haven’t added any colors to my collection…just because we’re debt free now doesn’t mean I can go crazy and spend a few dollars on nail polish or anything ;) But when I’ve got resources like my sister I really have no reason to buy my own. She’s part of this thing called Black Box by Cult, which I guess is a nail polish club where you get a couple new colors every month. This month she got this great coral color, perfect for Spring, and a matte finish top coat. The glitter polish was not part of the box, I decided to add that one into the mix all on my own!

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