Saturday, June 15, 2013

granola bars/cookies/poopies

**This recipe calls for an aquired set of taste buds.
To me, these scrumptious granola bars tasted like a healthier version of a chocolate chip, coconut, vanilla, banana cookie.
To the rest of my family...
How rude.

First, gather up all the ingredients.
This recipe is inspired by Undressed Skeleton again, however, I tweaked the ingredients to work with what I already had lying around in the kitchen.
Let's be honest. Too poor to be affordin' all the organic stuff.
Aldi's girl. All the way.
-1 cup coconut flakes
-1 large banana
-1 cup oats
-1 tablespoon pure vanilla
-1/2 cup chia seeds
-1/4 cup almond milk
-chocolate chips. I am not one to judge on your desired chocolate fix. 

Don't forget to preheat over to 350!
Put all ingredients (besides almond milk) in mixing bowl.
Stir on medium for a few minutes. Mix it. Mix it real good.
Then, slowly add in the almond milk to moisten it all together
Mhmmmmm moisttttt granola.... me, it smells better than it looks.... 

Take mixture out of bowl and spread into square on baking sheet with a spatula.
Or, just toss that useless spatula aside and get your hands a little dirty. Works much faster.

 Then, sprinkle and gently press some chocolate chips to the top of the granola until satisfied.
Proceed to add a couple more.

Then, bake in oven for 11-13 minutes or until the sides begin to look a little crispy.
Cut bars into even squares, rectangles, circles, stars, or even hearts if your artistic abilities are up to par.
 Let cool.
(or take my sister's side and poo poo on the poopies. Your choice.)

Saturday, June 8, 2013


Meet Megan.
She's pretty cool.
She learning how to long board.
And makes yummy coffee drinks as a barista.

She's an awesome singer.
Likes soy milk.
Part Asian.

Been besties since the 9th grade.
Lovingly refer to each other as "Wombies".
And has a heart of gold for letting me use her as my muse for the lastest thrifty styles.

Also...boys? Back off.
Or you shall undergo a very lengthy and unpleasant interview with moi.

shirt//forever 21
necklace//forever 21
shorts//DIY from goodwill. "orginally little ugly farmer pants"

oh hey! It's me!
On the cover of the newest Little House on the Prairie novel...

skirt//wet seal
shirt//thrifted. goodwill
belt//thrifted. goodwill

A tick was then spotted crawling up the hem of my skirt.
Thus promptly ending the photo shoot.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

//weekend adventure//

Saturday was a wonderful and much needed break from the working life.
We packed up Tom's trailer, stopped for a yummy bagel & hazelnut coffee, and hitched on a ride down to meet our friends Becka and Dillon so we could all officially move into our houses.
Suddenly, grown-up world is pretty darn awesome.
on the open road.

hello creepy eyes. oh hi tom.

just buggin the driver.

country living <3

After many yawns and country songs, we arrived in time to pay the rent (not so awesome) and check out the future living spaces.
my roooooom!!
the Pinterest ideas are endless.

girls' kitchen. crockpot of course for those yummy fall recipes!

these stairs <3
despite their sunkenness and awkward slant, i still love them.

the boys' house! didn't get many pics...but hey they got a fireplace!

can school just start NOW?!
(yes, i really mean it.)

p.s. we basically have the best boyfriends ever.
the end.

Monday, June 3, 2013

//the best part of mornings//

Well coffee.
And breakfast.

I am probably one of the select few who goes against the laws of nature and actually enjoy mornings. we ARE the 1%.
Mhmm like seeing the summer sun peek through my windows, stretching those well rested muscles, spittin' out that metal-mouthed retainer, wrapping myself up in a warm cozy robe (immagrandma), and walking downstairs to rustle up some good eats.

And this is where the fun begins.

I never stoop myself to the level of a ho-hem on-the-go granola bar.
Oh no no no, breakfast must be an extravagant affair; making my taste buds sing a sweet new song every morn. And pretty enough to grace the covers of any food magazine.

So, if you're ready to join the yummy melody, keep on scrolling for a new personal favorite of mine.

I call it...
the name < its taste.
//inspired from Undressed Skeleton here//

-1/2 cup oatmeal
-1 cup water
-sliced strawberries
-handful of semi-sweet chocolate chips
-coconut chips (restrain oneself from eating the whole bag beforehand)
-almond milk

 add oatmeal and water into bowl. microwave for 1-2 minutes.
1.5 minutes for this gal.

 add strawberries, coconut, and chocolate chips.
clean drool off chin.

add matching coffee mug for extra happiness.
instagram away.

 add a dash of almond milk and stir all together.
 lose photogenic appeal.

You hear that?
It's your taste buds having a breakfast celebration in your mouth.
Consider yourself Pinned, mr.oatmeal.