Ninja love

Recently I got a Ninja¬†blender. In. love. My old blender was falling apart. I’ve had it forever and I’ve heard great things about the ninja blender so after multiple recommendations, alas, the ninja is mine. And I’m in ninja love.

I’ve been wanting to make smoothies and juice more. My first creation was this delicious and healthy smoothie. I lost 1 lb in less than a week just from having a smoothie everyday for breakfast!

What you’ll need:

Splash of milk, 1 tablespoon of light & fit vanilla yogurt, 1 peach, 6 strawberries, 1/2 cup of blueberries, 1 banana & 2 cups of spinach.

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Then I garnished with some home grown stevia.

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Do you have any blender recipes you like? Any smoothie recipes? I hope this becomes one of your favorites!

This ish is B-A-N-A-N-A-S!

And now you have Gwen Stefani’s song stuck in your head. You’re welcome. In my defense, who can ever say bananas without spelling it out now?

I’ve started what is seeming to turn into a weekly trandition at our home. I found this recipe off of Pinterest but got a little creative with it. What attracted me to this banana bread recipe is that it was for the most part healthy (no sugar or oil!). So, I made it unhealthy and added chocolate chips. Don’t judge.

What you’ll need:
2 cups of flour (or whole wheat flour)
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspon of salt
1/2 cup of cinnamon applesauce
3/4 cup of honey
2 beaten eggs
2-3 mashed overriped bananas (depending on how strong you want the banana flavor)
Handful of walnuts
Handful of chocolate chips

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What you’ll need to do:
* Preheat oven to 350 degrees & lightly grease a 9×5 inch loaf pan
* In a large bowl, combine flour, baking soada & salt.
*Seperate bowl mix in cinnamon applesauce and honey
*Stir in eggs & mashed bananas until well blended
*mix everything together
*add walnuts/chocolate chips to your liking
*pour batter into loaf pan
*Extra step- I like to just sprinkle cinnamon on top because it gives it a nice color after baking.*
*Bake in preheated oven for 60-65 minutes

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Don’t let the sweet auroma that is sure to fill your house fool you into thinking you can take it out earlier. I succumbed to the smell and took it out early and even though it looks ready, it’s not. Here’s the delicious finished product that is guarenteed to go quick!

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Easy Peasy

I figured my first posted project should be something that wouldn’t scare away anybody. This is probably one of the easiest and cheapest projects! What you need is a vase (bought or one you own), paint, and a paper plate. I got this vase at the dollar store. Not super impressive but had cool wave lines so I could see some potential. Cost a dollar. Ikea has another cool small vase that I got for .79 – awesome! I got the craft paint at Michael’s Craft store. They always have really good coupons so thanks to their 50% off coupon I got the paint for .50 cents! Side note – if you download their App on your smart phone, you can access their coupons from your phone and never have to worry about printing coupons. They scan it right from your phone. Gotta love the 21st century!

First step is to pour some of the paint in the vase. You’ll want to put just a tad of water to help the paint move easier. Roll the paint around until it’s completely covered with the paint. Keep adding more paint in there as needed. Then you place it upside down on the paper plate to let it drain. The most important part is to let it dry. It’s also the hardest because I was so excited to turn it right side up and put it in my entertainment center. Ok, so I did that for my other vase that I’m not showing you. You’ll get gross streaks. Trust me, wait. You’ll want to do more! It’s such an easy and cheap project and it’s a great space filler.

So, what are you waiting for? Let the vase transformation begin!

Here I go!

Hello world! I’m marking my journey on the world wide web on the transformation of making our house a home…and boy, does it need it. We bought our house last year and I have ideas on ton of ideas without much of the cash flow. Pinterest came along and provides a mecca of ideas and tips, which will empower any aspiring DIYer (me). I’d love for you to join me in my journey with all the smooth sailing and bumps ahead! Here I go….!!!