Sunday, March 20, 2016


Are you like me when it comes to bananas? I ALWAYS buy bananas when I go food shopping. My husband likes them as a snack at work so I always make sure we have them on hand. The problem is when he has his three days off those once yellow/greenish bananas quickly turn brown. My husband hates brown bananas hahah. Seriously if it is the slightest bit of brown he will throw them out. I like to save them for smoothies OR my "GET IN MY BELLY BANANA MUFFINS". They are so good, I secretly think my husband lets the bananas get brown on purpose now just so I can make these. And the best part? They aren't bad for you!

What you will need:
4 ripe, and I mean RIPE, bananas 
1 egg (lightly beaten)
1/2 cup of melted coconut oil
1/2 cup of honey
1 1/2 cups of Flour
1 tsp Baking Soda
1 tsp Baking Powder
1/2 TBL Cinnamon
pinch of salt
1 cup of JUMBO semi sweet chocolate chips

What to do:
Preheat oven to 350
Mash bananas in a large bowl. Use your hands and make sure they are MASHED well!
Add lightly beaten egg, melted coconut oil, honey, and cinnamon. MIX MIX MIX!
Next add flour, baking soda, baking powder, & pinch of salt. Mix everything together until all ingredients are well incorporated. Then add chocolate chips. 
Lightly oil cupcake pans and evenly scoop in batter until batter is gone. (Roughly 1/3 cup per scoop).
I like to add a little cinnamon and sugar to the top of them before they go into the oven ;)
Bake those bad boys for 20 min.

I couldn't take photos of these delicious creations without taking a bite out of one! hehe WHOOPS! Once you make them you will understand.

These muffins are SOOO good and not bad for you! If you want an even healthier option leave out the chocolate chips. BUT I love chocolate and banana together sooooo yeah I won't be leaving them out anytime soon!


Friday, March 18, 2016


Howdy guys! So if anyone has noticed, I have not been blogging too much lately :/ uhhhhh, sorry! Since we are in this moving phase I have not been doing too many projects around the apartment, well because it would be pointless since we are about to move!

UPDATE: We have been signing so much paperwork for our fixer upper of a home! At this point I don't even know what we are signing, we are just signing away hahah! Just kidding, we clearly read everything carefully before we sign! Thank God our realtor, broker, and contractor have been amazing through this whole process! They keep us informed with everything and answer all of my annoying questions that I will think of at like 2 in the morning haha.  For real though, they are such amazing guys, we are beyond grateful for them!
So for those of you who have been asking, we are so close to our closing! Hopefully within the next few weeks we will be closed and construction can begin!
So I wanted to show you guys some before photo's that I was able to get when we were over there last. I know once we sign at closing, things are going to move fast and I wasn't sure if I would be able  to get all the before pics that I wanted to get! So I went picture crazy! I won't share all of them because I took literally a TON but I will share the majority of them!

Our home is one of the only ones in the neighborhood that is set far back off the street! We are removing those two big trees. Sorry tree huggers but it is killing our front yard's grass!

The house is a pale yellow with blue shutters. I do not know who made this color decision. EW. We are brain storming what colors we want to do. We are def doing a black front door and black shutters and then the siding either grey or while. We shall see!

The hubby is excited about yard work! He is going to uproot all those sad looking bushing. I found some blue festuca grass and may night meadow sage that we are thinking of planting along the house! If you don't know what either of those plants look like, take a look:

Aren't they AMAZING?! They are vibrant which I adore but they are also low maintenance and drought, win!

I'm eager to make this little space welcoming! The lantern we are looking to get to replace this outdated one, it a matte black pineapple! I mean, come on! A pineapple to greet you at the door! How could you not love that?!

Ahhh the arched doorway! The beautiful accent to our home that makes my heart flutter every time I see it! The flooring is going to get ripped up and will match the rest of the house which will be laminate. The cabinets we are keeping cause despite their ugly appearance they are in GREAT shape so I am going to give them a little facelift. The counters will be new, new lighting to replace that hideous "hospital" light as I like to call it and new pretty stainless steel appliances!

 I just adore our cathedral ceilings in the living room! We love high ceilings so this makes us so happy! The popcorn ceilings are going to be the first things that will be removed, thank God! Again, new floors throughout! A new ceiling fan. Originally we said we were going to do a wood beaded chandelier BUT then realized having a fan in there would be nice if it gets hot when we have company over during the cooler seasons when we won't be using our AC. We are going to do white paint throughout the whole house (Except the bathrooms. We will probably do them a super soft grey) We have a lot of bright pieces so I want them to be the focal point and the walls be a perfect backdrop for our furniture and accents. 

This is our dining area! I am super excited about this because I just found our dining table and it is every bit of gorgeous! It is this old, worn, rustic, some may say beat up; wooden circular table (with inserts if we need it bigger) I am SOOOO excited to put it in this space! We are still trying to decide on what type of lighting we want here. Wooden or metal? Probably metal since the table is so rustic. 

So there you have it! That was the main living area! Later I will share the bedrooms and bathrooms. Our bedroom is obviously the main bedroom that needs to be done, the other two we can take our time in putting together since there won't be an immediate use for them just yet!
We are so so sooooo excited to get started on making this place our own! Once the floors and ceilings are done we are going to move right in and live there while the rest is being done and then obviously do some ourselves over time! But the big things we want to get done now!
We cannot wait to share this process with you! The moment we get our keys and the crew gets in there, I can guarantee lots and lots of photos of the work being done!

happy decorating