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Your Whims Wednesday #342 {And Features}

Time for another Your Whims Wednesday Party!


Here are some of my favorites from last weeks party:

Felt Leaves Hoop Art by The Country Chic Cottage
This wall hanging craft is perfect for your farmhouse home! Add felt leaves to some hoop art for a gorgeous addition to your home! The best part? No cutting machine is required!

Valentine's Day Ice Cream Love Hearts by Clean and Scentsible
Valentine's Day Ice Cream Love tarts!. These are so cute and super easy to make! // cleanandscentsible.com

Mason Jar Wall Sconces by Live Craft Love
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Roasted Butternut Squash with Brussels Sprouts, Parmesan and Pecans by Taylor Bradford
Roasted Butternut Squash with Brussels Sprouts Parmesan and Pecans

How to Age a Clay Terra Cotta Pot by Repurpose and Upcycle
How to age a clay terra cotta pot with paint

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Now... onto this weeks party!
 

Date Night at Chima Steakhouse in Philadelphia

I headed into the city tonight for a date night out at Chima Steakhouse in Philadelphia and I was so impressed with my first experience at a Brazilian Steakhouse!

Two years ago today I met my boyfriend.  We didn't start dating right away but we still consider this our "meeting anniversary" and since Valentine's day is a week night this year we used this this fun little anniversary as an excuse to head into the city for a nice dinner out! Fun fact: I was wearing this sweater dress two years ago when I first met my boyfriend and have worn it on this day every time since because it's the reason my boyfriend first started talking to me two years ago when we first met ;)

The hosts and waiters were so friendly: we were seated right away and got to try three of the specialty cocktails curated by Hop Sing Laundromat (fancy schmancy bar in Chinatown Philly) specifically for Chima that are only $10 each! The two drinks in champagne glasses are Brazilian rum and fruit based drinks called the Gaucha (cowgirl) and Gaucho (cowboy) made with raspberries and blackberries. The third drink was a Rio-Cha made with ooling tea, mint, agave and lemon. The blackberry rum drink was my favorite and my boyfriend really liked the Rio-Cha.


Healthy Collagen Chocolate Cupcakes

Thank you Vital Proteins for sponsoring this post so I can share the recipe for these healthy collagen chocolate cupcakes which are only 75 calories each with all the added health benefits of having collagen baked inside them!


Valentine's Day is right around the corner and I've got the perfect sweet little treat that you can bake and decorate for the holiday!

Now I'll be real honest here: cake/cupcake decorating has never been my strong suit.  I should probably invest in some legit baking supplies so maybe any future cupcakes I make won't look like they literally have the poop emoji on top but in a pink color....whoopsies.


But! Even though I'm not great at decorating cupcakes, I am good at making recipes for healthy treats that actually taste good! You tell me what's more important ;) I mean it's all just going into my belly anyway.


These healthy cupcakes are baked using Vital Proteins Vanilla Collagen Peptides. I really like using collagen supplements from Vital Proteins because they are sourced from only one ingredient: grass-fed, pasture raised bovine hides for a high quality source of collagen. Taking collagen supports bone and joint health, healthy hair, skin and nails and even aids in digestion. These vanilla & coconut water peptides are lightly flavored which works perfect in this sweet recipe!


Including the cream cheese frosting these cupcakes are only about 75 calories each and are super low fat and high in protein! With no oil these cupcakes are still moist, chocolatey delicious and even gluten free! It you make them - just try a little harder than I did to avoid any similarities to poop emojis when you ice them - mmhkay???

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Your Whims Wednesday #341 {And Features}

Time for another Your Whims Wednesday Party!


Here are some of my favorites from last weeks party:


Pug Cookies by The Simple Sweet Life
 

DIY Vinyl Valentine’s Day Mug by Crafting a Family
White coffee mugs with pink hearts and let's snuggle with 3 white mugs in the background

Creamy Garlic Butternut Squash Noodles by Bites of Wellness
butternut squash noodles with a creamy garlic sauce with arugula on white plate with fork

Easy Glowing Valentines D├ęcor by Chas’ Crazy Creations

Plain Glass Block to Glowing Valentine Decor

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Now... onto this weeks party!
 

Your Whims Wednesday #340 {And Features}

Time for another Your Whims Wednesday Party!


Here are some of my favorites from last weeks party:

Red Wine Brownies (98 Calories Each!) by Looney for Food


Stuffed Felt Love Letters by Life Sew Savory
Stuffed felt letters DIY for Valentines

DIY Birch Vases from Tin Cans by Simply Beautiful by Angela


Sweetheart Valentine's Day Wreath by Flamingo Toes
Valentines Wreath

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Now... onto this weeks party!