Weekend Recap: Mini Girls Getaway in LA/Newport/Laguna!

Hello and Happy Monday!

Weekend Recap: Mini Girls' Getaway (LA/Newport/Laguna!) | Dancing for Donuts

This past weekend basically felt like summer here, it was crazy! And the timing couldn’t have been more perfect because my best friend Michelle came down for a visit. In just 48 hours, we covered a LOT of ground, both by foot and by car, ate like queens, and had the best time!

Weekend Recap: Mini Girls' Getaway (LA/Newport/Laguna!) | Dancing for Donuts

Saturday morning, we started off slowly with some coffee and a small breakfast at home before setting out for a beach walk in Santa Monica. After an hour or so of that (it was HOT), we decided to grab iced coffees at my favorite spot along Main Street, Dogtown Coffee. My absolutely favorite drink of all time is there Salty Dog – it’s an iced coffee with salted caramel foam. (Also I must’ve forgotten to snap a photo so that’s one from the last time I was there…oops!)

Weekend Recap: Mini Girls' Getaway (LA/Newport/Laguna!) | Dancing for Donuts

Post-coffee and walking, we headed to Pono Burger nearby for lunch. I’d been once before on a date with Alex almost three years ago, so it was nice to go back!

Weekend Recap: Mini Girls' Getaway (LA/Newport/Laguna!) | Dancing for Donuts

They obviously have some seriously amazing burgers, but we also tried their homemade potato chips, avocado dip, sweet potato fries with bacon aioli, superfood burger collard wrap. All were absolutely delicious!! I also love that everything is locally and sustainably sourced, not to mention affordable!

Weekend Recap: Mini Girls' Getaway (LA/Newport/Laguna!) | Dancing for Donuts

The afternoon took us down to Orange County where we would spend the next few hours walking along THAT beach (I told you we covered a lot of ground!) and grabbing some chocolate covered bananas – that’s the specialty down there, so if you ever go, you HAVE to try one. It’s such a refreshing treat and it’s lighter than ice cream, so perfect for the afternoon!

Weekend Recap: Mini Girls' Getaway (LA/Newport/Laguna!) | Dancing for Donuts

It felt incredible to get some Vitamin D and be a little bit active at the same time. I swear, walking with friends is my absolute favorite because you can sneak some movement in, get some fresh air, AND catch up at the same time. I can’t think of anything better!!

Weekend Recap: Mini Girls' Getaway (LA/Newport/Laguna!) | Dancing for Donuts

We then grabbed a glass of rosé at a little restaurant along the water, ventured to a nearby restaurant for some fish tacos, then headed to our hotel in Newport Beach to unwind. We stayed at the Newport Beach Bayview Marriott and though I didn’t snap any photos, that hotel was absolutely perfect for our girls’ getaway! They had a hot tub and we somehow managed to get a suite😍

Weekend Recap: Mini Girls' Getaway (LA/Newport/Laguna!) | Dancing for Donuts

In the morning, we stopped at Starbucks for some lattés and then went farther south to Thousand Steps Beach in Laguna. Though it’s a bit of a drive, it’s so worth the extra time. I’ve been there once before, but basically you go down a thousand steps or so (hence the name😅) and get to this stunning cliffside beach that’s only accessible by those stairs or to people who live on the cliff (in some seriously incredible homes!).

Weekend Recap: Mini Girls' Getaway (LA/Newport/Laguna!) | Dancing for Donuts

We walked along the beach there and got to go into the caves, which are only accessible during low tide and SO cool. It reminded me of Hawaii or Lagos, Portugal. The coastline is just breathtaking there. Plus, there’s free parking, which is not so easy to find!

Weekend Recap: Mini Girls' Getaway (LA/Newport/Laguna!) | Dancing for Donuts

Next up – Banzai Bowls! The wait was super long, but worth it. I got a pitaya bowl with spinach, hemp milk, kiwi, strawberry, banana and granola. So refreshing on a hot day!

Weekend Recap: Mini Girls' Getaway (LA/Newport/Laguna!) | Dancing for Donuts

From there, we strolled along the main street in Laguna Beach and did some window shopping before heading to Bear Flag Fish Co. for some fish burritos. I went to Bear Flag almost 8 years ago and have literally been dreaming about it ever since. There’s a reason this place is PACKED – the fish is super fresh, the options are amazing, and it’s reasonably priced. It may or may not be a good thing we don’t have one closer to my house😂

Weekend Recap: Mini Girls' Getaway (LA/Newport/Laguna!) | Dancing for Donuts

After that, we drove back up to LA so I could drop Michelle off at LAX. Goodbyes are always so hard for me, but luckily I’ll be seeing her at her bachelorette party in just a few months. I miss her already though, that’s for sure. Being an adult and having friends live so far away is hard, I’m sure you can relate!!

Weekend Recap: Mini Girls' Getaway (LA/Newport/Laguna!) | Dancing for Donuts

Anyway, thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you had a great weekend!! Even if you don’t have guests in town, I highly recommend going on an adventure in your own city when you have time☺️ 

xo Jordan

Friday Finds

What a WEEK, am I right?

Dancing for Donuts | Friday Finds | Wearing Fabletics

Instagram went down for over 24 hours, I caught a pretty awful cold out of nowhere, and couldn’t get used to Daylight Savings time, but hey, we made it to Friday so it’s all good!😂

I’m actually super excited for this weekend because my best friend comes into town TONIGHT and we’ll be celebrating her 30th birthday. We’ll be exploring a bit of LA, but also heading down to Orange County! It’s always fun when people are in town (I had guests last week, too) because it gives an excuse to explore your own city😍

I’ll be sure to do a full recap for you next week, but until then, here’s what I’ve been reading:

Why I Think Blogging Is Here To Stay – You guys. Instagram AND Facebook went down this week (they’re actually down as I’m writing this…) and I’ve never believed in this more. Not to mention that blogs have always been my favorite to both read and write!

Herb-y Kale Omelette with Manchego – Because we all deserve an elevated brunch experience at home in our pj’s🙌🏻

Ab-Quaking Resistance Band Workout – I’ve literally had the same ab workout since I was 13 (what can I say, it works!), but sometimes it’s nice to switch it up! And what CAN’T resistance bands do, honestly?

14 Best Gluten-Free Pasta Options – I’m not gluten free, but I will say that these gluten-based pasta alternatives are not only less inflammatory but way more nutritious. I know I talk about it on here a lot, but Banza is one of my faves!

The Ivy Lee Method for Productivity – I’ve honestly been having much more trouble focusing than I thought I would now that I work from home/for myself! I’m definitely going to be trying this next week.

Everything But the Bagel Crackers – These almost sound too good to be true😍

Well, that’s all I have for this week! I’m off to pilates for a midday workout, then banging out some more work before my bff gets here! Have a great weekend, y’all!

xo Jordan

Transitioning to Clean Beauty: Skincare & Beauty

Happy Monday and Happy Presidents’ Day!

Something I’ve been talking about a bit more on my Instagram is non-toxic beauty, and if you remember, I actually shared some of my green beauty haircare faves last month, too!

I just feel like if we’re putting in the effort to fuel our bodies with good food and move them so we can build strong muscles, why not pay a little closer attention to what we put on them, as well? Here’s a roundup of some of my favorite non toxic beauty products (both skincare and makeup) in case you want to move into a more green beauty routine too, and aren’t sure where to start!

Intelligent Elixirs Tinted Broad Spectrum SPF 30 – You guys. This product is at the top of this list for a REASON. I’ve been using the IE tinted moisturizer for about 4 months now and it is my holy grail beauty product. It’s a light coverage tinted SPF that somehow makes my skin glow and evens out its tone while protecting me from UVA/UVB rays. It’s A MUST.

Intelligent Elixirs Total Eye Repair Cream – Another favorite from the IE line is their Eye Cream! In all honesty, I would’ve put every product from this company on this blog post, but that wouldn’t have been very fun for anyone😂 That being said though, this cream is super moisturizing and you only need a tiny bit, so it lasts forever.

Summer Fridays Overtime Mask – So this company (started by two influencers) was super hyped up on social media last year when it launched. I didn’t give in when they launched their first mask, but this one is an exfoliating mask that smells like fall and pumpkin and wonderful cozy things. You know me, I put that sh*t in my Sephora cart faster than you can say basic. And you know what? I LOVE it. i had been looking for a good exfoliating product and this takes the cake!

Pacifica Dreamy Youth Day & Night Face Cream – If you’re looking for affordable, effective green beauty, Pacifica is the move. I’ve been using this lotion for over a year now and I can find it almost anywhere (Target, Amazon, Ulta, CVS I think…). It’s lightweight but not so much so that I don’t feel it working. And, like it says, it’s great for any time of day so it’s a one stop shop!

BeautyCounter No. 3 Balancing Facial Oil – Another thing I started using last year during my foray into skincare? Oils. I love ’em. I received this one in a swag bag after an event and it’s sooooo nice. Again, a little goes a long way, but I love the feel of this on my skin and it’s instantly hydrating. I usually put it on at night either under a light moisturizer or even just alone if I don’t need too much hydration.

Mineral Fusion Mascara, Bronzer, Foundation & Sheer Moisture Lip Tint –  And last but not least, I found a non toxic makeup company I’m obsessed with! I’ve been using Mineral Fusion’s products for about a month now and they are SO nice. I know non toxic makeup can be on the pricier side, but I promise you don’t lose quality on this whatsoever. The foundation is silky smooth, the mascara is natural and perfect for everyday wear, and I can’t go a day without using that moisture lip tint. I’m actually hosting a giveaway with them on my Instagram today, so stay tuned!

So there ya have it! Tell me in the comments if you guys have any green beauty favorites – I’m always looking for more great products to try! Thanks so much for reading and have a great rest of your day😊

xo Jordan

Spiced Carrot Orange Muffins with Oikos

This post is sponsored by Oikos Whole Milk Greek Yogurt but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.

Dancing for Donuts | Spiced Carrot Orange Muffins With Oikos

Aloha from Maui! I am currently on a wellness retreat, but I wanted to share this recipe that I made before I left because honestly I’m kind of hungry rn and could totally go for one…

Anyway! I’m sure you’re tired of hearing about resolutions, diets, fitness goals, and the like, which is why I won’t be sharing any of that on here 🙂 What I’d much rather talk to you about is BALANCE – since that’s how I like to live my life no matter what time of year! You guys know me, I simply refuse to give up food that makes me happy.

Dancing for Donuts | Spiced Carrot Orange Muffins With Oikos

Instead? I just exercise some portion control, that’s all! I crave sweets after lunch and dinner almost everyday (and the only reason I don’t crave them for breakfast is because I usually choose a sweet one of those, too!).

Since I know I can’t exactly have dessert twice a day, I’ll opt for something that has some nutritional value but satisfies those cravings like Oikos Greek Yogurt in flavors like Oh-So-Dreamy Orange Cream (used in this recipe!), Café Latté, or Toasted Coconut. Sometimes I even pop them in the freezer for about 30 minutes to an hour to make them taste like frozen yogurt. So indulgent😍

Dancing for Donuts | Spiced Carrot Orange Muffins With Oikos

I made a batch of whole wheat spiced carrot orange muffins with Oikos in Orange Cream, and then frosted them with more yogurt! They look like cupcakes, but they’ve got more goodness in them than that😋 And yes, these are healthy enough to eat for breakfast, but I prefer mine to cap off a long day when my sweet tooth is raging!

Dancing for Donuts | Spiced Carrot Orange Muffins With Oikos

Spiced Carrot Orange Muffins with Oikos Greek Yogurt

1 3/4 cup whole wheat flour

1/2 cup old fashioned oats

1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

1 tsp ground ginger

1/4 tsp ground cloves

1 tsp baking soda

1 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp kosher saltl

3/4 cup coconut sugar (or your favorite dry sweetener)

1/4 cup melted coconut oil

2 eggs

3/4 cup fresh orange juice

1/4 cup non-dairy milk

zest of 1 large orange

1 tsp vanilla

1/4 cup Oikos Greek Yogurt in Orange Cream

1 cup finely grated carrots

1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees, then line a muffin tin with muffin/cupcake liners. Spray each liner with coconut oil or or your favorite oil spray (otherwise they’ll stick!).

2. In a large bowl, stir together dry ingredients including: whole wheat flour, oats, spices, baking powder, baking soda, salt and sugar.

3. Next, make a small well in the middle of the dry ingredients and pour in the melted coconut oil – it’s good to do this before adding the cold liquid ingredients because they’ll just harden the coconut oil!

4. In a liquid measuring cup, add the orange juice and non-dairy milk to total 1 cup of liquid. Add in the two eggs, vanilla, greek yogurt and orange zest and whisk until fully combined.

5. Pour the liquid ingredients into the wet, and fold together with a spatula. Once combined, add in the grated carrots, and continue to fold them in until all the ingredients are equally distributed.

6. Fill the muffin liners about 3/4 of the way full (they don’t rise too much) and bake for 20 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. *This recipe should make 12 regular sized muffins

7. Let the muffins cool completely and then frost with the Oikos Greek Yogurt in Orange Cream. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days.

Dancing for Donuts | Spiced Carrot Orange Muffins With Oikos

If you decide to bake with Oikos, just swap some of the oil in a recipe for the greek yogurt (which is what I did here!). Otherwise, eating by the spoonful is just as tasty😉

Have a great day, y’all!

xo Jordan

S’mores Protein Granola

Oh man you guys, I wish you could’ve been in my kitchen to smell this one. It was heavenly!

Dancing for Donuts | S’mores Protein Granola

I felt like making something this past weekend when it was chilly (by LA standards) and rainy. We barely have any groceries, but I did have granola supplies!

I love making granola because you can customize the flavors completely and control exactly what’s in it! I’m also pretty sure it’s cheaper to make it then buy it, depending where you’re shopping!

This recipe is easy and tasty, smells delicious and is SO good on plain yogurt. If you don’t have this exact Ancient Nutrition S’mores Protein, I’d say use regular chocolate protein powder and then just throw some marshmallows in once the granola is completely cooled!

Dancing for Donuts | S’mores Protein Granola

S’mores Protein Granola

3 cups rolled oats

1 scoop Ancient Nutrition S’mores Bone Broth Protein

1/2 cup walnuts, almonds or cashews

1/2 cup cocoa powder

1/2 cup coconut sugar

2/3 cup melted coconut oil (melted)

1/2 cup maple syrup

1 tsp vanilla (optional)

1/4 tsp salt

1/2 cup chocolate chips

sea salt and for finishing

1. Preheat the oven to 250 degrees fahrenheit and spray a baking sheet with coconut oil or line with parchment paper.

2. In a large bowl, toss together the oats, protein powder, nuts, cocoa powder, and coconut sugar. In a separate bowl, whisk together the coconut oil, maple syrup, vanilla.

3. Pour the wet ingredients over the dry and stir to combine completely. Spread the oat mixture in an even layer on the baking sheet and bake for 45 minutes, stopping halfway through to stir.

4. After the 45 minutes, turn the oven off,  take the baking sheet out, add in the chocolate chips, and stir one more time. Pop in the oven for 5-10 more minutes (so the chocolate melts a little and clings to the oats!) and then remove.

5. Let cool completely (at least one hour), then store in an airtight container. Enjoy in a bowl with almond milk, over yogurt, in smoothies, or by the handful!

Dancing for Donuts | S’mores Protein Granola

Hope you all have a wonderful week!!!

xo Jordan

Celebrating 2019 in Baha Mar

Dancing for Donuts | Celebrating 2019 in Baha Mar

I know I’m a few days late, but HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!! Man, am I ready for 2019 you guys. I took a much needed 2-week break (from life, work, all the things) and while I feel a liiiittle bit behind getting back into things, I feel SO motivated and well-rested.

After spending a week at home in New York, my entire family and boyfriend went to the Bahamas to ring in the new year in Baha Mar! If you’ve never been there, it’s basically three gorgeous hotels rolled into one big resort property with a casino, convention center, pools, beaches, and more. I knew I would have fun going into it, but this place beyondddd exceeded my expectations! We had such a blast and I miss it already!

Dancing for Donuts | Celebrating 2019 in Baha Mar

I won’t blab too much, but here’s a collection of photos I took while we were there! We stayed at the Grand Hyatt Baha Mar and spent the majority of our time on the property eating their delicious food, soaking up the sun, exploring the grounds and relaxing. They also had an incredible gym that overlooked the property and even had some machines outside. Let me tell ya, those views alone were motivating😍

We were able to watch fireworks on NYE from my parents’ balcony, which was probably the most epic fireworks show I’ve ever seen in my life. They also have a sanctuary with sharks, manta rays and sea turtles, an area where flamingos live, and all the food trucks are actually air streams – it’s SO cool. You can even blend your own daquiri by peddling a bike, but I forgot to take a photo! Here are a bunch of photos I DID take, though…

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Have you ever been to Baha Mar? If you haven’t, I highly recommend it!!! I wish we could’ve stayed an extra day, but maybe I’ll just have to go back😊

xo Jordan

Dancing for Donuts | Celebrating 2019 in Baha Mar

Top 10 Blog Posts of 2018

How on earth is 2019 right around the corner?!

Dancing for Donuts | Top Posts of 2018

I mean honestly this year FLEW by. Every single month of it! And I have a feeling next year will, too🙈 In true blogger fashion, I’m rounding out 2018 with a round up of my most popular posts! These are posts that resulted in the highest number of traffic to my blog this year, even though some of them are from previous years (like the energy bites I made in early 2017!).

I always find these interesting just for myself and content creating purposes, but hopefully you’ll find something in here that intrigues you, too!

Dancing for Donuts | My First Time Trying a Meal Delivery Service

1. My First Time Trying a Meal Delivery Service – I tried Territory Foods this summer and it was SO delicious!!

Dancing for Donuts | DFD Babe Feature: Staness of Eat Like a Woman

2. DFD Babe Feature: Staness of Eat Like a Woman – An interview I did for my DFD Babe Feature series – on it, I interview female entrepreneurs that are killing it and Staness is someone I truly look up to!

Dancing for Donuts | Spinach & Goat Cheese Egg White Frittata with AllWhites®

3. Spinach and Egg White Goat Cheese Frittata – A recipe I created in collaboration with AllWhites Egg Whites!

Dancing for Donuts | Easy Air-Fried Tofu & Shirataki Noodles (Vegan, Gluten-Free)

4. Easy Air-Fried Tofu and Shirataki Peanut Noodles for One – Guys I finally found a way I like tofu this year and it’s when it’s made in the air fryer. Total game changer.

Dancing for Donuts | The Smoothie I've Had (Almost) Every Day in 2018 + My 5 Favorite Smoothie Add-Ins

5. The Smoothie I’ve Had (Almost) Every Day in 2018 + 5 Favorite Smoothie Add-Ins – Green smoothies dominated my breakfasts this year. They never get old and make me feel better, even if I don’t get veggies in during lunch or dinner!

Dancing for Donuts | Why & How I Choose Sustainable Nutrition with iWi Omega 3 Supplements #ad

6. Why and How I Choose Sustainable Nutrition – I made a conscious effort to move to a more sustainable lifestyle this year and I hope to be even better about it in 2019.

Babes on a Budget: 3-Ingredient Cinnamon Raisin Energy Bites.

7. Babes on a Budget: 3 Ingredient Cinnamon Raisin Energy Bites – Cheap, healthy recipes will always be my  bread and butter! I think making any kind of energy bite/bar at home is not only cost effective, but better for you ’cause you can control exactly what’s in them.

Dancing for Donuts | January Favorites - Food, Wellness, Fitness & Beauty

8. January Favorites: Food, Wellness, Fitness and Beauty – Favorites posts are some of my favorites (pun not intended!). I’ll be sure to continue these into the new year, even though I’ve been slacking towards the end of this year😬

Dancing for Donuts | What's in My Purse: Dandy Bee Company Organic Lip Balm

9. DFD Babe Feature: Maria of the Dandy Bee Co. – I’m so thankful I connected with Maria this year! Her interview talks about how she started her own clean beauty company after becoming a mom.

Dancing for Donuts | Pumpkin Protein Muffins

10. Pumpkin Protein Muffins – I will definitely be making this recipe well into 2019, I don’t care what you pumpkin-haters say!

And there ya have it!! I hope you all have an absolutely incredible New Year’s – I have a feeling 2019 is going to be absolutely EPIC!!!!! Thank you so much for sticking with me this year. I appreciate each and every one of you so much!

xo Jordan

 

Amping Up My Lower Body Workouts With Bünda in Los Angeles

Dancing for Donuts | My New Favorite Workout in LA: Bünda

One thing I realized I want to talk much more about on here is fitness!

Starting in January of last year, I finally branched out of my usual “cardio bunny” routines and decided to try different workout studios around Los Angeles. It’s funny, I always thought I hated group workout classes (except dance, of course) and then I realized that I actually LOVE them, I just need to find the right ones!

Dancing for Donuts | My New Favorite Workout in LA: Bünda

A class I started taking a few months ago that I have absolutely fallen in love with is Bünda! It’s just about the cutest studio in LA EVER (their logo is literally a butt, I’m obsessed) and pretty much everything is pink. More importantly though, it offers a booty-kicking workout (obviously) that doesn’t feel like torture, kind of flies by, and actually delivers results.

It’s essentially broken up into three sections that each consist of time on the Stairmaster (with different variations so it’s not boring) and fine toning exercises on the floor with dumbbells, booty bands, sliders and bodyweight. There’s an Arms & Abs class in addition to Legs & Butt, but half the class is a lower body workout.

Dancing for Donuts | My New Favorite Workout in LA: Bünda

While that might sound unappealing to someone looking for a 6-pack or a slimmer waistline, lower body training actually changes your WHOLE body, and that’s the science Bünda is based on. The reason lower body exercises can change your whole body is because the lower body holds the most amount of muscle in our bodies.

So by focusing on your legs and glutes, the body generates more heat, allowing you to burn more calories. And by “muscle mass,” it’s not so much bulk as it just the musculature of the human body! I think so many women get freaked out that they’ll get “bulky” if they train an area too much or use weights…I know I was that way for awhile!

Dancing for Donuts | My New Favorite Workout in LA: Bünda

Anyway, if you truly want to see a change in your upper body or abs, training your lower body frequently WILL get you there. The owner of Bünda told me that the first change people notice when coming to Bunda is a smaller waistline, which I 100% believe after taking a handful of classes there!

Some other things I love about Bünda are that the music is FIRE, the teachers are kind and helpful, and it’s not competitive whatsoever (I am nooooot a competitive person, so this is HUGE for me when it comes to workout classes!). You can adjust your weight or level on the Stairmaster as needed.

Dancing for Donuts | My New Favorite Workout in LA: Bünda

So! If you’re in the LA area, I definitely recommend heading to Bünda in West Hollywood for a class!! And if you’re not, bumping up the amount of lower body workouts you’re doing is such a great way to build lean muscle, boost your metabolism and burn fat (yep, even when if you’re not exercising the rest of the day!). You can always do intervals on the stairmaster, machines at your local gym, fine toning with booty bands or dumbbell exercises!! We’ll be gettin’ that 🍑 in no time!

xo Jordan

Pumpkin Gingerbread Donuts

Slightly sweet and spiced baked donuts perfect for Christmas morning!

Dancing for Donuts | Pumpkin Gingerbread Donuts

Listen, I know some of you might be done with pumpkin, but I for sure didn’t get my fix in the fall!

Besides, adding pumpkin to baked goods is really just a great way to add moisture and fiber without adding sugar or fat, since there’s enough of that in here, already😅 This recipe is hands down one of my favorites from the year and after getting an A+ from 6 other people who tried it, I’m feeling confident enough to share it with you all!

It’s not “healthy” so if you’re looking for that you can feel free to click away, but it is made with some more wholesome ingredients than other donuts and can be customized to your preferences! Keep scrolling for the recipe – it would make such a great breakfast for Christmas morning!!

Dancing for Donuts | Pumpkin Gingerbread Donuts

Pumpkin Gingerbread Donuts

1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour

1/2 tsp salt

1 tsp baking powder

2 tsp ground ginger

1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice

1 cup pumpkin purée

1/3 cup melted Fourth & Heart Vanilla Bean Ghee (or regular ghee!)

scant 1/2 cup Swerve Sweetener (or brown sugar, coconut sugar, white sugar, etc.)

1 large egg, beaten

1/2 cup molasses

3 tbsp almond milk

coconut butter, for topping

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees fahrenheit and grease a donut pan with coconut oil spray (or whatever you prefer!).

2. In a large bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients including the flour, salt, baking powder and spices.

3. In a medium sized bowl, combine the wet ingredients including the pumpkin, ghee, sugar (whichever kind you’re using!), egg, molasses and almond milk.

4. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and fold just until completely combined. Be sure not to overmix!

5. Spoon the dough into the donut pan, filling each mold almost to the top (these don’t rise too much). Bake for about 12-14 minutes or until firm, but still soft!

6. While the donuts are cooling, melt coconut butter in 15 second increments. Drizzle or coat the donuts, then dig in!

Dancing for Donuts | Pumpkin Gingerbread Donuts

Hope you’re all having a great last week before holiday vacations!!!

xo Jordan

Friday Finds

Okay it has been a MINUTE since our last Friday Finds, huh?!

Dancing for Donuts | Friday Finds

Life just took over, guys. I’ve also been feeling slightly uninspired, and I think that’s probably just because I’m in that home stretch to my holiday vacation. It’s interesting how much easier it is for me to be open on here than it is on Instagram where I feel like it’s important for me to be positive at all times. Granted, I don’t want to be a bummer, just wanted to be real with you!

In any case, I’ve still been reading my favorite blogs and media sites because that’s what keeps me sane sometimes! It’s literally the part of my morning routine I can’t give up, no matter how busy I am. Here are some of my faves from the past few weeks!

Roasted Butternut Squash Pasta with Tahini Sauce – Okay well this sounds absolutely DELIGHTFUL for this time of year, wow.

10 Minimalist Holiday Decor Ideas You Can Do in a Flash – Since spending a fortune on decor I don’t even have room for the other 11 months of the year doesn’t sound very reasonable😅

I Tried Starbucks’ New Juniper Latté and it Surprised Me – Have you tried it yet?! I’m intrigued…

What to Do When You Feel a Cold Coming On – aka me, about half of the entire winter season🤣

Homemade Holiday Gift Ideas – I LOVE these for hostess gifts for holiday parties, secret Santa exchanges, stocking stuffers, etc.!

6 Pushup Tweaks to Target Different Muscle Groups – Who knew a move could be so versatile?! Honestly I have such a love/hate relationship with pushups.

Hope you have a great weekend, y’all!! Let me know in the comments if you’re doing anything festive – I plan on watching at least 3 more cheesy Netflix Christmas movies.

xo Jordan