Sunday, July 15, 2012

Yummy Zucchini Banana Bread

Who's ready for some nummy in your tummy banana bread?

Wow that totally sounded like I was speaking to 3 year old, sorry about that. :)

This is the time of year zucchini is coming out your ears.......

you've made

and cake

all with your zucchini, but how about some Banana Zucchini Bread, Hmmmmmm, your gonna love it.

Love this recipe because it makes 2 loaves, eat one now, freeze one for later. Trust me, you'll thank yourself!


4 eggs
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 cup white sugar
1 c. canola oil
1/4 tsp. vanilla
1/4 tsp. caramel extract
3 small bananas, smashed
3 cups whole wheat flour
1-1/2 tsp. baking powder
1-1/2 tsp. soda
1-1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. salt
1/1/2 cups shredded zucchini

Mix it all together and pour into 2 greased regular size loaf pans. Bake at 350 for 50 min. I didn't have any chocolate chips but if you do a handful of chips it would be spectacular!

Green Vegetables

So, what are you making with your zucchini bounty?


Sunday, July 8, 2012

Meaningful Mondays #11

Primroses and Bluebells

Welcome to Meaningful Mondays #11.  It has been a very hot week, we have hit record temps all week long and I have to admit I am beat. 

I have also been very busy writing pages on Squidoo, I just started on there this past week as a way to drive more traffic to my blog. If you are interested in signing up click the link below:

I'm writing lenses on Squidoo and would love you to join me

Here is my one of my newest articles on there or shall I say lens as they are referred to on there: 5 Ways to Simplify Your life

Today I am going to relax with my girls. We are in the Summer Reading Program at our local library so we are going to read some books today and just have a relaxing day together.

We also might rent Seven Brides for Seven Brothers on Amazon.

I love how you can rent most movies from Amazon, I just wish they had more of the classics on there. I was wanting to rent Oklahoma the other day but the only option is to buy it digitally.....and for now I just wanted to rent it.

Please share below what you are doing on this Meaningful Monday and be sure to link back here. I have a lovely button on the right with a code to make it easy to copy and paste on your blog post.

Take care and have a wonderful day!

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Monday, July 2, 2012

5 Updos for This Summer

I love trying new hair-dos! Especially in the summer when I CANNOT stand my hair to be around my face. We drive an hour to church and I like to get creative with stylish up-dos that 'stay put' with the windows down.

I am including below a list of FIVE updos that I have tried myself and  links that I have personally used.

1. Sock Bun (I just discovered this one and I adore it, super easy and I get so many compliments, looks like hard work but it only takes a few seconds!)

2. French Braid ( I self taught myself to french braid when I was a young teen. While I don't wear french braids much anymore it's a great fall-back in a pinch. Just the other night before church I had time to hop in the shower but literally no time to fix my hair and nurse the baby so I did a quick french braid.)

3. Low Messy Chignon (I discovered this do last summer when I was looking for a stylish updo that was also quick and easy with a 40's flair. This tutorial made is super easy to follow!)

4. Bandanas (I know this seems rather simple but there are so many cute styles and scarves, in a really bad hair day this will be great and cute too!)

5. Audrey Do ( I had fun with this one as you can see in my pics I am wearing the Audrey do)

Please include your favorite up-dos in the comments below! 

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Sunday, July 1, 2012

Meaningful Mondays #10

Above is our two kittens cuddling by the back door.

It's been a great summer so far and I'm so excited to get back to blogging again.  It was a pretty rough pregnancy with baby Jane and I was out of the blogging world for quite awhile. It's good to be back.

I'm excited to start the Meaningful Mondays back up again.  This is your chance to link up and share with us what new things are going on in your world. You can find the inlinkz below and our wonderful Meaningful Mondays button and code on the right. This makes it super easy to add our link to your post.  After you link up please be sure to add our button or a link back here!

For my Meaningful Monday I'm going to add a few new photos from our cottage.

Freshly shucked corn for supper.

I couldn't remember how long to boil my corn so I visited Tammy's Recipes to see how to do it. In the past I had used our microwave but I try not to use it anymore.

This kitty showed up and our Mama cat gladly took it in, she's bigger than Cinderella's kittens but she seems to fit in just fine.

One of our 'girls' making the nightly round by the house. We heard some strange loud noises the other night and looked over at our van and she was eating dead bugs off the bumper of the van, that had been plastered on there from driving. Guess it's a good way to get your vehicle "de-bugged!"

Right now I am reading this lovely book, 'Tiny Homes'. A lady at church loaned it to me and I am delving and loving each page. I think it would be so neat to build our own cabin!