Friday Fun

+ check out this crazy cliff house on the Aegean Sea

+ loving this motherhood series, back for its third year

+ the cutest cats pajamas

+ pretty abode in San Francisco

+ healthy and easy eggplant parmesan

+ what you didn't already know about laundry

Have a great weekend!

Weekday Baking: Jacked Up Banana Bread

My girl and I did another baking project today - Smitten Kitchen's Jacked Up Banana Bread, except in muffin form.  Part of what makes it "jacked up" is the addition of bourbon, which I was lacking, but I added all the other spices which I haven't often include in other banana bread/muffin recipes - such as cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves.  Just for good measure we added a heaping handful of chocolate chips - because who doesn't love a little extra chocolate in their life? 


Weekday Baking: Blackberry Scones

Tis the season for blackberries - at least in the Pacific Northwest, as the blackberries are plentiful this August due to our dry, hot summer.  We live within walking distance of a huge crop of blackberries, so our late night evening stroller walks have also become blackberry picking opportunities.

Since she has shown the slightest interest in baking, I've been trying to incorporate baking into our mornings once a week.  She enjoys mixing the best, but tends to lose interest after all the ingredients are combined.  Luckily, the product is almost always enjoyable. :)  I made these blackberry scones (without lavender as the recipe calls for - because who has dried lavender lying around?).  They were delicious, pretty sure I ate most of the batch... Oh well!


Friday Fun

+ shiny wine pearls (in lieu of ice) for your white wine spritzer

+ nutella smores puff pastry pop tarts - wow!

+ how to curl your hair with a curling wand (I always need help in this department)

+ printable kiwi coasters

+ soft, cozy shirt for fall

+ absolutely LOVE this dress


Quote of the Week

"Live, travel, adventure, bless, and don't be sorry."
~ Jack Kerouac