February 26, 2013

Healthy Banana Oatmeal Muffins

I had these wonderful banana oatmeal muffins while babysitting last weekend. The kids loved them, and their mom left the recipe in case we wanted to make more. They are a very health-conscious family, so I knew this would be a great recipe to hold on to! Not only does it have the nutritional value from the bananas, but it also has oats and flax that will help keep you full. The chocolate chips really make these good, otherwise I would say they are optional. I wouldn't skip out on them!

3 mashed bananas
1 cup skim milk
2 eggs
1 Tbsp baking powder
3 cups old fashion or rolled oats
1/8 cup Truvia
1/8 cup flax seed
1 tsp vanilla extract
chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Mash up the bananas (the riper they are, the easier they are to mash).

Mix the rest of the ingredients in with the mashed bananas.

Spray a muffin pan or put liners in the pan.

Fill muffin cups almost to the top. You will probably have enough batter to fill more than the 12 muffin cups, we just baked another batch with 4 more muffins (use 2 pans if you have them.)

Bake muffins for 20-30 minutes, until the edges start to brown and the muffins are firm to the touch.

Remove muffins and enjoy!! These make for a great snack or breakfast on the go and really do keep you full for a long time!


February 14, 2013

Happy Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine's Day!
Hope your day is filled with hearts, love, smiles, hugs & kisses and lots and lots of sugar!!


February 13, 2013

V-day B-day

I have to share this absolutely adorable first birthday party!! My cousin's little Vivian turned 1 last week so she had a Valentine's Day themed party for her this weekend! What a great theme...who doesn't want their little girl to have her first birthday filled with pink, hearts, sweets and love?

Is this not the cutest thing ever?! So well behaved, just hanging out on a table full of candy and cupcakes!

My cousin is an amazing baker, and cupcakes are her specialty! She made strawberry cupcakes with cream cheese Frosting....here is Paula Dean's Recipe.

Not only did Vivian look like a little pink princess, the decorations were fabulous!!

This garland is my favorite! She found it at Marshalls!

Look at that hat!!

Happy Birthday Vivian!


February 8, 2013

Getting in the Spirit

Valentine's day is just less than a week away and so here are few things to get you in the mood.

 Nothing is better than hearing little kids talk about Love...

How about some DIY love for your front door...



And Romantic Art that is just the perfect amount of personal. Birthstone Portraits, original hand-printed silkscreen
for the Valentine Baby - Amethyst 
 who doesn't love - Diamond
or a Ruby for a July birthday.

February 6, 2013

Beautiful Boulder on Design Sponge

I had a fun little surprise waiting for me this morning when I got to work and checked out all of my favorite blogs like I do every morning.  Boulder was featured on Design Sponge!  A little background, I attended the University of Colorado and loved every minute of living in Boulder, Colorado.  I spent five fabulous years there from dorm life to spending my summers nannying, Boulder had it all.  Design Sponge really brought me back and touched on all of my favorite spots. 

Eating in Boulder:

Design Sponge really hit it out of the park in this category because I totally agree with each and every place they picked out.  A few of them I don't know, so a trip back to Boulder has just become a travel must in 2013. 

With a huge crowd waiting each and every Saturday and Sunday morning you know this place must be the best.  Grits and Beignets are a must!

"Show up at Lucille’s for breakfast and expect not to be hungry for the rest of the day. The Creole restaurant is tucked into an old yellow Victorian on 14th street, and tables are packed into the rooms. Fill up on beignets, chicory coffee and shrimp and grits." -Design Sponge

Another favorite breakfast spot of mine was The Buff, $1 mimosas and Bloody Marys just can't be beat!

February 1, 2013

I want Frends!

No not friends, I have those, I want some FRENDS! How awesome are these headphones and earbuds? They add just the right amount of glitz to your music listening, and they don't have a ridiculous price tag!

They've even got rose gold! 
You can buy Frends at Best Buy and Apple Stores, check out their Web site  for the full line!