Healthy Cookies

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A healthy cookie who even knew that was possible! Two ripe bananas, oatmeal and chocolate chips. OMG, these really ARE healthy and so simple! The cookies are best right out of the oven, they are chewy and soft – just how I like my cookies.

I’m anxiously awaiting my next batch of bananas to get super ripe so I can make them again. Next time I’m going to add walnuts and see how they turn out. Get creative, maybe raisins? craisins? almonds?

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Ingredients:

2 medium ripe bananas, mashed
1 cup of uncooked quick oats*
1/4 cup chocolate chips

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray a non-stick cookie sheet with cooking spray.

More Bridal Shower Ideas

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Earlier this month, I made some DIY centerpieces and decorations for my cousin’s pink and gold bridal shower that turned out so super cute and are also budget-friendly (yay!). There will be more photos to come after the bridal shower but here are a couple of the ideas I have made so far. Above, painted pink and gold initials with a sparkly gold heart.

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DIY Ideas:
– Sparkly gold painted mason jars with pink ribbon filled with fresh flowers
– Chalkboard with welcome sign
– napkin wraps + a gold chevron paper table runner
DIY tissue tassel chair backs & garlands
– Plastic champagne flutes decked out with gold bases, pink rhinestones, & personalized party straws

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Happy Valentine’s Day

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This morning I woke and left the house before Jake… so that when he woke up he would find tons of post-its of all the reasons why I love him left all over the the mirror!

Do you guys have any fun plans for Valentine’s Day? I’m most definitely eating as many chocolates as my heart desires. i can’t wait! We are planning on heading down South to hang out with my cousin, ordering pizza & playing games.

Oh and P.S J.crew is having a huge in store + online sale this weekend with an extra 40-50% off final sale styles using code: WEEKENDMUST (through monday…)

Valentine’s Day Inspired

Valentine’s Day has always been one of my favorite holidays. It’s never been just about being in a relationship, but rather a special day to spoil those that I love. When it comes to Valentine’s Day, sweet little gestures go a long way. You don’t have to go over the top, just do something meaningful and thoughtful.  Last year I did 14 Days of Valentine’s Day!  for Jake and thought I would share this easy and affordable gift idea with you all.

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14 days

What an amazing weekend we had celebrating my Grandma’s 80th birthday! We had way too much fun losing our money on the slot machines in Anderson, eating enormous cupcakes and laughing at dinner. I am so blessed to have an amazing Grandma and feel so fortunate to be able to celebrate another birthday with her!

Below are my grandparents who met over 60 years ago and stayed in love all their lives. Cheers to her 80th!

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