Happy Sunday!! I’m still battling with being exhausted from having pneumonia. I started medicine on Tuesday & finally feeling a bit better.. but still soooo tired.
So far today has consisted of a nap at 10:00am (hahahah, so me.), grocery shopping, watching Age of Adaline (one of my FAV movies) & now I’m curled up on the couch smelling this delicious banana bread bake.
Even if you aren’t gluten free, this is a delicious recipe you can swap out for regular white flour if you’d like 🙂
- 2 cups Bob’s Red Mill gluten free flour
- 4-5 very ripe bananas, mashed
- ½ cup sugar
- ½ cup butter, softened
- 2 eggs
- 2 tablespoons milk
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 cup chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350. Lightly grease a 9×5 inch loaf pan, set aside.
- In a large bowl, combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt, set aside. In a separate bowl, cream together butter and sugar. Stir in eggs, milk, vanilla, and mashed bananas until well blended. Stir banana mixture and chocolate chips into flour mixture; stir just to moisten. Pour batter into prepared loaf pan.
- Bake in preheated oven for 50 to 55 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into center of the loaf comes out clean. Let bread cool in pan for at least minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack. Slice and serve warm with a little butter! YUM.
Seriously delicious you guys. Pretty sure the whole pan will be gone by tomorrow. You can’t even tell it’s gluten free!
Let me know if you try it out! 🙂
Hello! It’s only Saturday night, but I had quite an eventful Thursday & Friday, SO I’m calling that my weekend 🙂 I wanted to share an OOTD with you all! This was Thursday night. My sisters, mom & I road tripped up to northern MN to watch our favorite country artist Kip Moore play. It was amazing as always. If you haven’t heard of him PLEASE check him out. He’s beyonddddd talented and just an overall genuine, humble guy.
Friday night we headed back to Minneapolis, and went to his concert there as well! (we are obsessed.. yes.) We were lucky enough to go onto his tour bus with him and listen to his new album coming out in the spring (still convinced it was a dream).
Off-the shoulder cream top: Forever21
Dark Denim: American Eagle
Necklace & Earrings: Target
Boots: Tj Maxx
Happy Monday friends! It was a fall-filled weekend & I was loving every second of it! I thought I’d share my Sunday with you. It was a beautiful day.. just cool enough to wear a flannel but not too cold. I’m telling you; I LIVE for fall in MN. It really doesn’t get any better! Hope you enjoy!
Green/Grey Flannel Shirt: Target
Dark Wash Denim: American Eagle (I swear by their jeans..!)
Suede Tan Boots: Target
Purse: Khols- Nine West Brand
Check out my cute hubby 🙂 ❤ I love doing life with him.
Fall is all about flannels for us. My husband has a closet full.. and my collection is definitley on its way! A MUST have for fall!
These are the moments I will always remember. #BLESSED! 🙂
I’m a sucker for a good face mask. I love trying new ones + also have a few staples that I swear by. I thought this would be a fun + different post. Especially since I recently tried out the new L’Oreal Pure Clay Masks that I’ve heard so much about! Hope you enjoy!
- Que Bella Beauty: Purifying Tea Tree Mud Mask
This is my holy-grail, cant-live-without mask. There’s so many things I love about it. First, it’s only $1.99 at Target! I can get three uses out of one pouch. I just store the remaining in a plastic bag and it stays like new until next time. It has a great clean smell, and gives tingles a bit when you apply it. It has tea tree oil & witch hazel which are AMAZING for acne. I use this every other day when I have a breakout and it dramatically lessens the time the blemishes stick around. It makes your skin soft & feel so clean after you wash it off. I just ADORE this mask!
2. Freeman: Avocado Oatmeal Clay Mask
I also LOVE this mask. However, I use this one as a spot treatment rather than a full face mask because I found out it’s a bit harsh on my skin if I let it sit on my full face for too long. If I have a major blemish emergency I will dab this on the spot and sleep with it on. In the morning, the redness and size are reduced!
3. L’Oreal Pure Clay Mud Mask: Detox & Brighten
This may be my new favorite! I’ve heard SO much about these new L’Oreal Masks & I just had to try it. I picked up the Detox & Brighten one because it has charcoal in it, which is really good for blackheads, which I struggle with. It gives a really nice cooling effect when you apply it & dries up quick which I like. It also has a really nice clean smell to it! I left it on for 15 minutes & washed off with warm water. My skin felt SO soft, I was amazed! This mask quickly made it’s way onto my favorites & I can’t wait to use it more. And I also LOVE the packaging. It comes in this cute little jar.. so easy to store & keep fresh!
Leave me your favorite masks below! I’d love to try some new ones out. #facemaskjunkie
Fall style is my favorite by far! I feel more comfortable in sweaters & jeans rather than shorts and tank tops for summer. Something about fall is so cozy and calming and the fashion this year reflects that. Vests are a FAV of mine this year. I love how versatile they are. I can throw one on with a plain colored long sleeve, yoga pants & duck boots.. or really style it up with dark denim and booties. A definite fall staple!
Here are some of my favorite outfits featuring vests & denim. ENJOY!
Blanket Scarf: Knit Pop Shop
Maroon Fur Vest: TJMaxx
Maroon Striped T: American Eagle
Dark Denim: American Eagle
Green Military Vest: TJMaxx
It’s TIME! My favorite season is upon us, and I’ve already been enjoying it SO much! I tag everyone! I love these type posts & especially all things fall!
Happy Fall Y’all!
1.) Bath and Body Works candles or Yankee candles?
Bath and Body Works! Fall candles are the best no matter where they are from.. but B&BW has some of my all time favs: Here are my top 3!
2.) Fav fall accessory?
- SWEATER WEATHER. OK stocking up on this and burning it year round. By far my favorite candle scent EVER. It’s so crisp & clean and makes the ENTIRE house smell good.
- Marshmallow Fireside. Yum. Smells like marshmallow-y outdoors.
- Flannel. My Fiance loves this one the most! It’s got a cologne smell, but not too over powering. Just the right amount of cuddly goodness.
These booties! Snatched them up for $27.99 at TJMaxx & been wearing them constantly since the weather has gotten cooler. I LOVE booties for fall.
3.) Uggs or Moccasins?
I’ve never owned either.. but probably the slipper type moccasins.
4.) Fuzzy socks or knee socks?
5.) North Face or Columbia?
6.) Favorite Fall food?
Soooo many. Comfort food wise I love stuffing and mashed potatoes.. for sweets I love apple crisp & pumpkin pie!
7.) Red or Pink lips?
Pink/nude. I never have worn red lips before!
8.) Winged eyeliner or bold eyeshadow?
Bold eyeshadow. Darker browns & maroons are fun in the fall!
9.) Apple pie or brownies?
Apple CRISP. With vanilla ice cream ❤
10.) Would you rather cook the food or eat it?
I’m not a good cook.. so I’m going with eat it. However, in the fall I do get the itch now and then to make semi-homemade goodies 🙂
Today marks 30 days until I’m a married woman! Honestly seems like just yesterday we got engaged… Where does time go? I wanted to share some of my favorite gift ideas, DIY’s and wedding prep tips. Hope you enjoy!
- Gift Ideas: Personalization!
I love personalized gifts. Here are some I have so far:
Etsy has been my bestfriend through wedding planning. From bridesmaid jewelry to seating chart templates, they seriously have it all. I’ve found so many easy-to-use templates that make having gorgeous hand outs and unique seating charts simple! Most come in different size PDF’s that you populate with your information and there you have it! I plan to share my final printouts when they are complete 🙂
Etsy shop: BlissPaperBoutique
Etsy Shop: Studio Nellcote DIY
- Organize & Keep up on RSVP’s!
You can’t have too many lists. I have multiple lists of the same items and trust me.. I need them all! There are so many helpful checklist books out there. Use them! They have helped me keep on track & plus it’s fun to check off as you go 🙂
Don’t be afraid to bug your guests about returning their RSVP’s! You will want to know an exact number in attendance for multiple reasons. The way I’ve kept track is printing a list of all the invitees, and putting the number attending next to the name.. As they come in the mail I keep it updated.. then you don’t fall behind and end up scrambling last minute for a final number!
Anyone else planning a wedding? What are your tips? It’s been a fun process, but I’m at the point where I’m ready for the planning to be over, and to just be married ❤
Hello! This week’s 8 Weeks of Gratitude Challenge! is a fun one!
Week 4: Your home
Home decor is my guilty pleasure. Since moving into my own home back in February I’ve gone a little nuts in the decor department. I just love the feeling of a clean, well decorated home! I can’t be alone on this one!
I feel very fortunate, blessed, and proud of myself for buying my own home at the age of 22. My fiance and I worked our butts off and reached our goal together. When we moved in I knew exactly what “feel” I was going for. Rustic, but classic. Chic, but quirky. And above all COMFORTABLE! So I’m going to share some of my favorite pieces and tips I’ve accumulated over the past 7 months to make your home cozy!
Some of my favorite stores are Home Goods, At Home, Kirkland’s and Walmart. I’ll have links at the bottom if I can find them. Enjoy!
Craving Cozy?! Here are some tips I’ve picked up.
- Pillows, Pillows, more pillows. Don’t be afraid to mix & match patterns.
- Throw blankets. I’m a blanket addict. Blankets give a comforting vibe.
- Mini-Succulents. Add some green! I love these mini succulents to add a little natural element to your home.
- Personal pictures. Decorate with your life! Show off some of your favorite memories. Personal pictures make your house feel more like a home.
- Monograms/Letters. I think these are so cute. It puts a personal touch on things but in a classy way. I have numerous “R’s” in my house 🙂
- CANDLES. This is a must. Making the room smell nice with a candle is always cozy and inviting.
- Natural light. I LOVE natural light. I try not to have the bulbs on as much as I can. For one you’ll save on that electric bill $$$$ and for two it gives a softer, more calming vibe. Nothing I hate more than florescent lights!
Some of my favorites:
Sauder Cottage Road TV Stand – Walmart
Throw Blankets and Pillows – At Home (they have every color pillow you can imagine)
Faux Mini- Succulents – Mine are from target but you can find these everywhere now!
Join in on the 8 Week Challenge!
Week 1: Why start this challenge?
Week 2: Your spouse/significant other
Week 3: Someone who inspires you
Week 4: Your home
Week 5: Your heritage
Week 6: Music you love
Week 7: Something you created
Week 8: Did this challenge change you?
What are your favorite cozy pieces and favorite home decor stores? I love new ideas!
Fall is happening any day ya’ll! I’m probably more excited for fall this year then I’ve ever been because I can DECORATE my own space this year ❤
My sister and I were looking for fall decor and saw these adorable fall wreaths everywhere. I thought they would be so adorable on my front door but they averaged $40-$50 a piece, which is outrageous. So we were looking around more and I thought “It would be so easy to make this ourselves..”
So here we have a super adorable DIY Fall Wreath for about $15.00! Score!
Here is what you will need: Everything bought at Michaels Craft Store, but any craft store should have similar stuff.
- Grapevine Wreath $4.99
- Any flowers you like- make sure you look for coupons, there is ALWAYS 40% off coupons for Michaels on the Coupon Sherpa app!
- Hot Glue Gun- Optional- we ended up just weaving the stems into the wreath but if you want extra security you could glue some of them in.
- Wire cutter
Simply arrange the flowers how you like and there you have it! We decided to do only about 3/4 of the wreath in flowers because I liked the look of the sticks, but you can totally cover the whole thing in flowers for a more dramatic look.
I love how they turned out and we are definitely going to make one for Christmas too.