Hello, everyone! My goodness it has been far too long. Things have been a whirlwind since we moved into our new home. My free time has been spent organizing, unpacking boxes, teaching online, keeping up with my toddler, and trying to get rest.
Things are settling a bit, and I adore our home. My little has room to run and loves her playroom. I love the openness of everything!
The day after Thanksgiving, we put on Christmas music and decorated. It was so much fun! K was dancing and laughing. In the midst of the hardships of 2020, this moment brought me pure joy.
I hope you all are staying healthy and happy! I look forward to catching up.
Hello, all! Happy hump day! I hope the week is treating you well. I am keeping busy with my active, fun toddler. The weather has been incredibly warm, but sadly the rest of the week looks chilly. I already miss the warm weather and outside time. On a huge plus, we get the keys to our new home a week from Friday! I have SO much excitement about it!!
Last week, I saw a recipe for healthier donuts. I barely had the ingredients I needed, so I decided to throw some together and hope for the best. Sometimes this fails miserably, but not this time. These donuts were so yummy!! We have already finished 2 batches, and I plan on making more today. They are mom and toddler approved!! Plus, K loves to help stir the batter.
*1 cup of GF (or regular) pancake mix. *1/4 cup of almond flour. *1/2 of a banana. *1/4 cup of almond butter. *2 TBSP of honey. *Almond milk. *Topping: 1 TBSP of melted coconut oil, 1 tsp of truvia or sugar, 1 tsp of cinnamon.
1) Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. 2) Meanwhile, mix the first 5 ingredients together. 3) Add in almond milk-a little at a time, until the batter is smooth. 4) Pour batter in a greased mini muffin tin (this makes 12 ) and bake for 13 minutes. 5) While baking, make the topping by mixing the sugar and cinnamon with the coconut oil. 6) Pour topping over your mini donuts (or muffins) and enjoy warm!
There you have it! Super easy, healthy, and yummy!
Hello and happy Friday!! Did the time change throw anyone else off? The whole past week has been rough on me and my daughter’s sleep. My husband seemed unfazed though! I have been waking up incredibly early, and falling asleep early as well. I finally feel like my body has regulated. Last night I fell asleep at 8 and didn’t wake up until 6 this morning. I missed a class that I teach unfortunately, but my body needed it!
Moving on, let’s talk food. Starting off, I have to share my newest obsession. Weeks ago, I was at Sam’s Club and had a sample of these dried mushrooms. I didn’t know I would like them, but OH MY GOSH they are amazing!!!! I can’t stop eating them!
Moving on to some dinners…
Now onto baking and breakfast…
Such a great week of eating!! I hope you enjoyed this lighthearted food post. Sending hugs to you all!!
Hello, all!! We are having some unusually warm November weather here, which makes me so happy. Being able to get K outside to play makes a lot of difference! Thankfully it helps make me not miss the beach as much…well….sort of haha.
Anyway, this post is going to be about some of my favorite foods from vacation!
The first place we stopped was Hurricane Moe’s. We come here more than once every year. The food is delicious, and happy hour is unbeatable! The happy hour food menu is super tasty shrimp, tacos, and wings. I had a wonderful salad as well.
The best donuts ever come from a place called Duck Donuts. They have popped up in other states, but originally come from Duck, NC. They are so fresh and warm. It is something I just have to indulge in. K even enjoyed some this year! I don’t often let her eat this much sugar, but she loved it! Lol!!
Rundown Cafe is another favorite for us! The portions are so big and everything is delicious.
This year, my husband and I celebrated our 5 year anniversary at an adorable place called Collington Cafe. Everything was AMAZING. From appetizers to dessert, we were not disappointed!
We also ate a lot at home! My favorite was a huge crabcake from Tommy’s Market!
That was all for this year’s favorites! I hope you enjoyed looking at all of these pictures. I wish I could have them all right now haha.
Hello, all! We are driving home from vacation and my toddler is FINALLY sleeping so I have a little time to write. She has not been loving the car unfortunately, but thankfully we are almost home.
Anyway…we spent a week in an oceanfront beach house (with a hot tub). Going this late in the year is nice because it is not crowded at all, plus the house was quite a bit less expensive! Win!! Our weather had a wide variety. Some hot days, some windy, and some just plain chilly!
We had a ton of good food, but I will save that for another post. This one is going to focus on activities!
BEACH PLAY: On the warm days, we played on the beach. We made sand castles, found shells, and chased around our cute little girl!
WILD HORSE BEACH: OBX has a beach where wild horses roam freely. It truly is an amazing sight to see. We rented a jeep and explored the beach and neighborhoods.
JOCKEYS RIDGE: These are huge sand dunes that overlook the ocean and the sound. The views are incredible.
KITE FLYING: Baby K loved watching her daddy and grandpa fly the kite. It definitely picked up a ton of air because they did it on a crazy windy day!
BEACH RUNS: I ran each morning while the sun was coming up. It was so relaxing!
HOT TUB AND CARD GAMES: Once K went to bed each night we typically enjoyed the hot tub or family card games.
SHOPPING AND WALKING THE PIER: We walked the pier to Duck Donuts (which are the best ever), saw the horse statues, and did a little shopping on a chilly day!
We enjoyed vacation so much!! I am not looking forward to all of the laundry when we get home, but am ready to get back to our routine.