Wednesday, July 31, 2013

random thursday - things that help me relax

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this weeks topic...


this post is soooo easy for me!
no questions asked I need three things that help me relax more then anything...
[1]
a hot steamy bubble bath... something like this...


[2]
a delicious and tall glass of white wine.
[3]
something to watch.
right now I am semi addicted to summer break.


each episode is 3-4 minutes so it's perfect to get caught up on when you only have a short amount of time.
what's your best way to relax? link up below!!




Thursday, July 25, 2013

random thursday - beaches, rustic cabins or cities?

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BEACHES BEACHES BEACHES!!!

I live on a tiny Island surrounded by water so of course I love the beach!
I'm not a huge beach bum who could lay there all day everyday but I definitely try to get there every beautiful weekend.
it's just so relaxing and calm and pretty.
this isn't even a decent picture and it's still beautiful!
and can you really argue with this sunset?

which you would choose, beaches, rustic cabins or cities?

Friday, July 19, 2013

food bit - chocolate chip banana muffins

if you follow me on instagram you know I made the most delicious chocolate banana muffins the other evening.


I followed the recipe my mom always used and they turned out amazing.  I made them in mini muffin trays so I would have a ton to take to work.  this recipe made 4+ dozen mini's and 6 regular sized ones.

ingredients:

dry:
1 1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup chocolate chips (or nuts!)
2 cups flour
2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp allspice

wet:
3 eggs
3/4 cup oil
2 cups mashed bananas

directions:
preheat the oven to 350.
mix the dry ingredients in one bowl, the wet in another.  once they are all mixed, add the dry to the wet.  use the muffin method and only mix until the ingredients are incorporated.  do NOT over mix!
nobody like a hard dry muff amiright?

 
bake regular sized muffins for 30 minutes, mini ones for 15. if you make a loaf, bake it for an hour.

tip:
ever bake a banana loaf and find the sides are browning perfectly and the middle looks raw?
take a sheet of tin foil, cut out a rectangle (the size of the raw part of the loaf), cover with the tin foil and throw back in the oven so that everything is covered except the raw part.
no clue how this works but that's a tip from my momma and it works!

Thursday, July 18, 2013

random thursday - 5 things on my bucket list

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too see my full list, go here.
I'm going to make this just my summer bucket list so it's a bit shorter.

[1]
no more sunburns.
you would think by now I would learn to put sunscreen on but at least once a year I get burnt.  this year it was the worst one yet.  this right here is 8 days old.  it's been 13 now and it's still pretty pink!

[2]
get back into running.

I checked my runkeeper app last week and it's sadly been since June 17th since I've last gotten out.  I've been to a few spin classes since then but that's about it.  really need to get back into it!

[3]
follow fat mum slim's photo a day for July & August.

I've been doing pretty good for July!

[4]
start running to the beach in the evenings.

I clocked how far away the nearest beach in yesterday and it's 3.1km.  what better way to spend the evenings then going for a run then jumping in the ocean!?

[5]
STAY ON BUDGET!

how many times can I honestly say this...

okay tell me 5 things from your bucket list and link up below!

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Monday, July 15, 2013

beat the heat blog swap reveal!

the fabulous Linny and I hosted a blog swap awhile ago and now it's reveal time!!

I've never hosted a swap before so that made this one extra fun.  and I paired myself up with the awesome Lauren from Simply Southern.  Simply Lauren. who by the way has the cutest banner ever!

check out the stuff I got, this girl rocked the swap!!
I would like to apologize for the terrible quality iphone pictures.



I am IN LOVE with the card!  I was having a shitty day when I picked up this package and when this is the first thing I pull out, it made my day ten times better!


so many goodies!!!
considering I got sunburnt last weekend, this after sun cream + the moisturizer was perfect!


love homemade popcicles.  and it came with a ton of recipes so it doesn't get much better then that.  
I threw some blueberries in a pot, sprinkled some sugar on top and simmered it for a little while.  they turned out delicious!


ugh I cannot tell you how obsessed I am with this!! and it comes with a strap that you put around the back of your head so you can pull it up on your forehead if you have a headache.  love it!

thank you thank you so much Lauren!  I love everything and am so happy we were paired together! 
if you have a minute make sure to go check out Lauren's blog, you'll love it!

Thursday, July 11, 2013

random thursday - DIY project

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I missed last week but I am back with a vengeance! kind of. well, I'm just back... blogging has been meh lately, summer is just too busy! but honestly I love linking up/hosting RT, you guys make it awesome, HATED missing last week.

moving on! this week we want you to show us a...


I haven't done any DIY projects in forever so I'm going to dip into my DIY page and show you my three faves!

first, the classic scarf organizer. I lived in tiny apartments with tiny closets for years so I needed something that worked! this did!


I switched out the plastic hanger for a wooden one and it was perfect! check out the original post here.

another classic but my favourite thing I've made.


this used to hang in my kitchen and I always got a million compliments on it. would love to make another! can't wait to dig through my home decor in storage (we didn't take anything like that to our current house) and put it back up.
original post.

lastly, this guy.


ADORE this tank top! it's faded now but I still rock it paired with a pair of light purple shorts. such an easy thing to do and I really think tye dye is underrated!
original post here.

your turn! show me your DIY project and link up below!





Saturday, July 6, 2013

random rambling

sooo blog everyday in June eh?  kind of a fail?  yup I think so.  I have had zero inspiration lately!  not a fan of blogging everyday when I have to, too much pressure and the posts just turn out shitty.

and I missed random thursday this week!!  first time in FOREVER!  I might write it up tomorrow, not that I have many summer plans but I still want to link up with everyone.

Luke's brother & friends were home all this week so we basically just laid on the beach, drank, visited and hung out the whole week.  really sad to see them go but I actually can't wait to get back into a routine.  I know I will be regretting saying that come Monday morning when I have to get up for work. I need to get back into eating three times a day, hitting up the gym at lunch, and going to bed before the next day starts.

so far I have gained weight since starting this diet bet too with Tamara so I need to get on top of that!  I had full intentions to get out running today (I haven't been out since June 17th!!!) but yesterday I got burnt to a crisp and could hardly move today.  so that was out!  see how I feel tomorrow, I want to win that mulah!!

alright, I need to go complain about my sun burn a bit more and get caught up on pretty little liars.