Thursday, April 27, 2017

Recipe: Honey Oat Smoothie with Peanut Butter

I've been making a lot of smoothies lately, and I've learned one really important thing - while some mornings all my body craves is fruit, other mornings I just want peanut butter. And that's pretty much everything I've ever learned about smoothies.

This smoothie tastes like peanut butter and honey goodness, and it's made nice and think by the oats and cashew milk. And it's beyond easy to make, and you likely have all the ingredients on hand. All things YES.

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Honey Oat Smoothie with Peanut Butter
Makes one serving

Rolled or quick oats: 1/4 to 1/3 cup
Cashew milk (or other milk alternative): 1/2 cup
Banana: 1 whole
Honey: 1 tablespoon
Peanut butter: 2 tablespoons
Water: 1/2 cup
Ice cubes: 2-3

1.) Add all ingredients into your blender (but start with either water or milk to allow for easier blending). Blend for 15-25 seconds or until everything is blended.

2.) Pour into a glass and top with additional honey (optional). Enjoy!

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Presently: April

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Admittedly, this post is a few weeks late (insert face palm emoji). April has been a crazy month (more on that very, very soon, I promise!) But seeing Camper snoozing away on the couch makes everything feel a lot more calm. 

Making: salads for lunch. It's so easy to eat salads during the summer, but in the cold and rain it gets a little tough. I've been researching recipes to spruce them up a bit (I'll have a post on one of my favorites very soon).
Watching: Game of Thrones. Hayden hasn't seen it, and we're catching up before the new season starts this summer. ALL THE FEELS. 
Doing: packing (that's a poor sentence). My lease is up at the end of May so we're moving!
Thinking: about spring clothing (still). I surprisingly haven't really bought much (my bank account thanks me). I went through my closet and honestly, I'm good to go. 
Visiting: with my girlfriends via massive text group before our Florida trip in a week and a half. 
Wearing: the same North Face sweatshirt every single night because RAIN and COLD. 
Spending: a lot of money at IKEA for things we need for the move. And legit forgetting the one thing I went there for in the first place every.single.time.
Shopping: for bedside tables. Wayfair has some great options at various price points (thank goodness). 
Eating: smoothies almost every day. My current favorite is a peanut butter, rolled oats and honey smoothie. Recipe coming soon (and corresponding photo that caused me to intentionally put rolled oats all over the floor). 
Drinking: rose! Rose season is here and it's my favorite. 
Missing: Alaska (yes, still). I'm writing a post about our entire trip and it's SO hard to do! I have so much to say and I can't seem to find the words. 
Planning: our summer calendar, still. The wedding count is currently at 13. 
Working: my booty off at CorePower, and freelancing for a few of my side hustle gigs. #girlboss
Reading: This Is Where You Belong: The Art and Science of Loving the Place You Live by Melody Warnick. Still. It's been a busy few weeks. The plan is to finish it on my girl's trip to Florida. 
Wanting: my weather app to NOT predict cold and rain anymore. Help. 
Enjoying: fun walks and little trips with Camper. We went to a donut shop and coffee house earlier this week and he enjoyed both (his mama did too).
Pinning: decorating and DIY everything. 
Pondering: what Camp does when I'm gone at work every day. I'm seriously thinking about investing in a doggie camera. Any thoughts?
Listening: to Father John Misty. His music feels equal parts springy/rainy/outdoorsy, and this time last year, my bff Kelsey and I saw him live in Minneapolis and met him afterwards. He's also playing in Minneapolis later this summer, so I'm vibing on his old music. 
Liking: all this green grass! Even if it comes with rain. 
Feeling: like some days there's not enough coffee in the entire world to wake me up. 
Noticing: that winter really is over, and we've got sunny spring and summer skies ahead. 
Going: to dog friendly places left and right. If you have any good recommendations, please let me know! 
Debating: not finishing this post and crawling back in to bed with Camp. He's the freaking cutest. 
Loving: the difference a good attitude makes. I remind myself of this often (because sometimes, your girl needs an attitude check). 
Marveling: at how good I can feel with a good night's sleep. 

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Mood: April Feel

Oh April. We've made it. You're here.

Remember how I said I associate months with colors? April has always been purple. I'm not sure if it's because I associate purple with spring or if April truly feels like the first month where warmer weather is on the horizon, but either way, these two go hand in hand for me.

I love April because it's when change truly seems to happen. The snow really does begin to melt (and hopefully not return), the trees begin to bloom and we finally can retire our winter jackets (fingers crossed). And there's usually rain, and there's something so relaxing and dreamy about a rainy, rainy day (like today).

And April usually signals big things on the horizon. More on that soon...

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