I love this time of year, when we’re in that sweet spot between summer and fall. It’s perfect hair weather in the northeast, and it’s just cool enough to bust out jeans and boots and sweaters but not cold enough to want to hunker down and stay in. I have a friend who says he loves early fall because everyone is so optimistic about finding their winter boyfriend/girlfriend- like spring fever all over again. People are busy and energized and haven’t called prey to seasonal affective disorder yet.
A few weekends ago, my sister’s best friend, who is basically my unofficial sister, got married. It was a special celebration with family and old friends. My sister was the maid of honor, and my mother even officiated the ceremony! I went out to my parents’ house on a Friday night, and we went to the wedding, which was about an hour away, the next day. Saturday morning my mom and I went for a walk and then had eggs and leftover veggies for breakfast. Then it was off to get our hair and nails done!
I received free samples of SPLENDAÂŽ Naturals Sugar & Stevia Blend mentioned in this post. By postingÂ this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by SPLENDAÂŽ Sweeteners and am eligible to winÂ prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time. Iâ€™m a tough sell when it comes to sugar substitutes. They used to be part of my everyday routine, but when I stopped drinking diet soda at age 24, it was like my sweet tooth fell outâ€”and I didn’t miss it one bit.
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Selecting a term
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