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Coffee Talk 11: a chance to catch up on the little things in life—both sweet and salty! March 2019

Happy March! How is your month going so far? 🙂 Are you excited about the prospect of Spring, as it’s just around the corner? I’m seriously looking forward to a change in temperatures, the prospect of new beginnings in Spring and so much more. So are you ready to grab a seat, perhaps a slice of banana bread coffee cake, and spend a little while chatting with me? 🙂

I can’t wait to hear what you’ve been up to! Comment below—I always love hearing from you. ❤️

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Moving Update—we went to Minneapolis!!!! Like, woah! Right? And guess what? We LOVED it. Like, LOVED it. Erik and I went for a little over a week, and gave ourselves time to explore many different neighborhoods, local eats, big malls (boy do we love us some malls hehe), and interact with the lovely folks who call it home.

We even made time to work throughout the trip… I told Erik that we had to see the city “honestly” aka through “work grump” lenses. Lol. Like… you know when you go on vacation somewhere, everything seems super fun, erm, mainly because you’re not, ya know, working. Well, I told Erik that we have to see it through realistic eyes—and by that, I mean, super-tired-from-work ones. Lol. So we didn’t work the entire time, but we did have full work days, then exploration days throughout.

It was so much fun to see how Minneapolis handles snow, and how much people keep moving (or not) throughout it all. We both wanted to see the city in all of its wintry glory (since so many folks had warned us of how harsh the winter are). We’re pleased to report, it’s doable! Yeah!! I’m thinking the fact that we’ve lived in Maine before, and on-and-off in Boston for years and years, definitely helped to prepare us.

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Things to do in Minneapolis… we went to Eat Street, which is basically this long street with SO MUCH FOOD!! We got donuts at Glam Doll Donuts (YUM), got banh mi at two different restaurants (Jasmine’s Deli and Lu’s Sandwiches). There were vegan options at many, many places. Then, we went downtown and walked the Skyway system for miles and miles—without having to go out in the freezing cold, like once! (Okay, we went out once to call a car.) We walked through a bunch of neighborhoods and surrounding areas, including Whittier, Powderhorn Park, Edina, Loring Park, Uptown, Phillips, Lyndale, etc.

We went to several malls, but the biggest highlight was The Mall of America. Just… WOW. Have you ever been? There’s basically a full theme park in the middle of the mall—Nickelodeon Universe. Erik and I were like two little kids running around the park. We rode a few rollercoasters and my fave—a log run ride. 🙂  We even found a plant-based restaurant, Earth Burger! We had this super yummy coconut soft serve that has me brainstorming some potential recipes for the summer. 😉

We’re pretty excited about the possibility of moving to Minneapolis, but we are still keeping our options open. 😉 We have a good chunk of time left on our current lease, so we have more time to research/visit more options.

Have you ever been to Minneapolis? If so, what were your favorite places to visit? Favorite neighborhoods?

Erik and I are still open to your suggestions on where to move next. 😉 We loved hearing your suggestions and feedback last time. So keep ‘em coming!

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All the kiddos + Momma: Jenny, Me, Penny, Mommy and Monica. ❤️

Happy Birthday, Erik! Happy Birthday, Penny! Yep, not one, but two of my favorite people celebrated their birthdays this month. Wait, does that sentence mean that those two people are my favorite people in the world or two of my favorite people in the world? Oh, bother!

In case you didn’t know, Erik is my partner in life and Beaming Baker… and Penny is my amazing big sis! She is the eldest of four daughters and exactly zero sons. Hehe.

They’re both generous, kind, giving and very, very patient people. So it’s no surprise that they’re both Pisces, if you’re into astrology. 😉 I just realized it’s a tad awkward to wish them both Happy Birthday in one paragraph, but now that I’ve gotten started, I may as well stick with it. Lol. (Time to start wrapping these shenanigans up!) Just… Happy Birthday to my favorite people in the world. I love you both, and I’m so grateful to count you as family. <3

A sneak peek for a new recipe!! Can you guess what it is?

Best Gluten Free Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe (GF, Vegan, Dairy-Free): this easy vegan oatmeal chocolate chip cookies recipe has a crispy exterior, soft & chewy interior, with cozy oatmeal flavor. It’s the best GF oatmeal chocolate chip cookies – gluten free, dairy-free and made with healthy ingredients! #Vegan #GlutenFree #ChocolateChip #Cookies #DairyFree #Oatmeal | Recipe at

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That’s all for today, folks! 😉 I hope you had a lovely time chatting with me. It’s always so nice catching up with you every month. Let me know your updates below!

Sending you all my love and maybe even a dove, xo Demeter ❤️

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