Sunday, July 20, 2014

UNDER CONSTRUCTION!

Pardon the template changes the next few days as the blog gets updated! So excited for the facelift :)

Friday, July 18, 2014

Wedding Weekend

Last weekend my cousin Burton got married in Iowa. We had the BEST time! Here are some pictures with my awesome family, including my brother Brian and his girlfriend Allison, my sister Amy, and of course Evan and baby Miles :) LOVE THESE PEOPLE!! 





Thursday, July 10, 2014

Fourth of July Recap

We had a GREAT fourth of July! I absolutely love my family :)







Thursday, July 3, 2014

Flags and Flowers for the Fourth!

Fourth of July weekend is here! This is the first time in as long as I can remember that my whole extended family has not gone to Wisconsin for the holiday. I am missing them dearly! Instead, we are hanging out at home and enjoying the nice cool weather (it is in the mid-70s, my favorite!) Our plans are to work outside in the yard (as you can see from the pictures below, our hedges need trimming but our hydrangeas are looking beautiful!), go for lots of family walks, relax, and celebrate with friends! Should be a very nice weekend!






Hope you have a great time celebrating! 



Wednesday, July 2, 2014

New Website Design! Survey re: Fonts

SO, as I mentioned a few weeks ago, I'm in the process of redesigning my website... While I have a pretty awesome vision for it, the one thing I can't settle on is the font! (For the header, post titles, etc.)
I think I've narrowed it down to these three. They are all pretty different! What do you think?

OPTION 1:

 
OPTION 2:

 
OPTION 3:



Let me know your thoughts!!




Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Yummy Energy Bites

I don't cook - EVER - so me posting a recipe is pretty crazy! BUT, this is a recipe I have tweaked to perfection and I keep making over and over again so I want to share! They are just quick, little, (mostly) healthy energy bites. Maybe its because I'm still nursing, but I find myself famished all the time. My go-to before trying out these energy bites was peanut butter M&Ms in a convenient candy dish on my counter. Addicting, unfulfilling, and certainly not healthy. (We'll talk about my baby weight another day!)



Anyway, I stumbled across some energy bites on a random instagram feed, thought it sounded like a great idea, and then looked up recipes on Pinterest. There are about a billion recipes for these on there, and each time I made them, I made them a little differently until I had my own, perfect recipe down. (So make that now a billion and one receipes for energy bites on the internet!) But seriously they are so good and so easy to make, you have to try them!



Peanut Butter Chocolate Energy Bites:

1 Cup Oats
1 Cup Peanut Butter
1/2 Cup Ground Flax Seed
1/2 Cup Coconut Flakes
1/4 Cup Honey
1/2 Cup Mini Chocolate Chips (a generous, generous half cup! hehe)
1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract

  • To make, basically dump all the ingredients into a bowl and mix together with your hands. Form into small balls and put them in the fridge to set.
  • You should note that most of the other receipes out there call for 1/2 cup of peanut butter, but I could not get my balls to stick together without using a full cup!


Once I got this receipe down, I decided to experiment! Same concept, but totally different taste. (So make that now a billion and two receipes for energy bites on the internet!) You have to try these as well:

Cranberry Almond Energy Bites:

1 Cup Oats
1 Cup Almond Butter
1/2 Cup Dried Cranberries
1/2 Cup Sliced Almonds
1/2 Cup Ground Flaxseed
1/2 Cup Coconut Flakes
1/4 Cup Honey
1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract



I hope you enjoy these as much as I have!




Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Summertime Blues

It is the time of the year when I cannot get enough BLUE in my life! Are you like me in the sense that you are obsessed with different colors at different times of the year? For me it is bright yellow in January and February, white March through May, blue June through August, golden yellow in fall, and green (and white again!) in December. Overall though, the blue is my favorite :)
 
Right now I'm loving navys and shades of cornflower blue. Here are some of my favorite products right now, which all happen to be blue!

1) J.Crew "Weekend Zip Hoodie" in Midnight
2) Tory Burch "Calita" Dress (ON SALE! Debating buying this... it may be too short...)
3) Blair Ritchey "Going to Market" Tote
4) Essie "Lapiz of Luxury" nail polish
5) Cabana Life Navy/Gold Embroidered Rashguard
6) Lululemon "High Times" cropped yoga pants **** As a new mom, I truly cannot speak highly enough of these pants! The waistband is sooo flattering for my little pooched belly! I seriously wear these every single day!

Any other cute blue things out there that I should be aware of?

 
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