Banana Walnut Chocolate Chip Muffins

Two things:

1- I had too many bananas on their last leg. 

2- I'm prepping for my first #bakewithkristib Saturday!

How stinking cute will it be to see some littles making their very own from scratch muffins?

I am so excited and can't wait to share pictures of the event. This is my "test run," so only a handful of kiddos will be present, but I can't wait to see it grow. 

These 9 banana walnut chocolate chips muffins were a literal mouthful of insane goodness. 

3 bananas, smashed with a wooden spoon
3/4 cup melted butter
3/4 cup sugar
1 egg, beaten
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 cups chocolate chips
1/2 cup walnuts

Mix everything together (with that wooden spoon) until combined. 

Pour into parchment paper muffin cups, nestled into a muffin tray.

Bake for approximately 25-35 minutes at 350°F or 180°C.

Pretty soon you'll be looking at your own beauties! Better snap a picture, because they won't last long!

Banana Blueberry Bread

Beautiful spring days make me want to bake.

So I put on my Pride and Prejudice playlist and get after it.

I had some bananas that were about one day from brown town, so I made a couple loaves of banana blueberry bread.

Umm... Yum!

3 bananas, smashed with a wooden spoon
3/4 cup melted butter
3/4 cup sugar
1 egg, beaten
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 cups blueberries, rubbed in flour 

Mix everything except the blueberries with a wooden spoon until combined. Then, gently fold in the blueberries. (They're coated in flour to keep them from sinking to the bottom from all the moisture in them.)

Pour into a parchment paper lined loaf pan and bake at 350°F or 180°C for approximately 30-40 minutes.

This makes one mouthwatering, absolutely gorgeous loaf of refreshing spring goodness.


Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Is there anything better than banana bread?

Maybe fresh, homemade banana bread?

Fresh, homemade, MOIST banana bread?

Ok, I got it. Fresh, homemade, moist banana bread WITH CHOCOLATE CHIPS.

Umm, yum. Aaron says this one topped all others simply because of the chocolatey addition.

I've worked hard on this trying to perfect it, and I think it's there. 

Absolute yum fest. 

3 bananas, smashed with a wooden spoon

Pour in
3/4 cup melted butter.
Mix until combined.

3/4 cup sugar
1 egg, beaten
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
Mix until combined.

Top with
1 1/2 cups flour.

Stir until mixed well. 
Batter will be slightly bumpy.

Fold in
1/2 cup chocolate chips.

Pour into a parchment paper lined loaf pan and bake approximately 30-40 minutes at 350°F or 180°C.

Heaven in a dish, I tell ya. 


Roasted Potato Medley


These are the most delicious potatoes. Omg. 

I used 2 bags (2 lbs) of the fingerling potato medley. (Gold, red, and purple.)

I cleaned them, cut them into fourths, and placed them in a coated (with olive oil) 9x13 baking dish.

I also added 4 peeled and sliced garlic cloves in with them.

Tossed them with generous amounts of:

Vegan butter
Onion Powder
and just a tad more garlic powder.

Bake them for about 7 minutes until butter melts and toss until all potatoes are coated. 

Then, bake another 35-40 minutes (covered with foil for about 30) on 425°F... and boom!

Absolute deliciousness for the tastebuds. Man.

Try it out!


Spring Decor 2022

I love cottage-core. Everything about it. With it, comes cozy and full spaces. Warm atmospheres. Comforting smells. Do it just right and it's amazing. But it's still a lot of stuff sometimes. 

I also get anxiety thinking about having too many items setting out. I personally don't want clutter in my home. It messes with my peace!


I love this simple look here, though. I may add a little bit more as the season progresses, but it already makes me smile.

Especially Mr. Bunny. He sparks some kinda joy that I can't explain. Saw him in an antique shop... fawned over him... set him down "because I don't need him," but my husband told me to get him. 

He said, "Anything that makes you smile like that is worth getting."

Could he be any sweeter?

One of my favorite things about the cottage look is that you can achieve it in many ways, honestly. It's all about what you love and what you use.  

The best thing for me? That resourceful decorating. It's especially nice if you don't have enough storage space for all the things you like! 

Obviously, I don't need several charcuterie and cheese boards, but I love them.

I also have a hard time passing up a cookbook possessing a certain look... 

And how stinking presh are tiny cream pitchers?

So, instead of giving that joy up, I showcase my little loves.

It's perfect for cottagecore decor, too! Beautify items you use. 

Sometimes, I think I'm the corniest of all the cornies out there because of the warm and fuzzies I experience in the "ordinary."

But then I realize, I just love simplicity. Peace. Calm. Cozy. Safety. 


I wish I felt "at home" more often, in more places, with more people, but in the meantime, I'll enjoy my love, my pup, and my cozy cottage. 

These beautiful white linen sheets and duvet cover make me smile every morning. Weird source of joy? Maybe. 

But, in a world of chaos and question, I'll load up on the beautiful simplicities every day if it brings a little solace to my heart. 

Plus- umm... white can be bleached! And it literally goes with every single thing. #frugality

Make your home your haven. What does that mean for you? Don't overthink it. Don't worry about "keeping up with the trends." It's your safe place. Your oasis. Pick what you want and put it wherever you please!