These Are A Few Of My Favorite Blogs

Hello bloggers and readers! Since we started this blog we have found ourselves really becoming avid blog readers. We like to check them pretty regularly, comment on posts, and gain inspiration. We decided to put together a little list of our favorite blogs for you to look over and read!

First up are Ashley’s go-to blogs. Fashion, food, and lifestyle! I love anything that is fun to look at – and these definitely fall under that category. These lovely ladies inspire everything from get-togethers with friends, the way I style my outfits, or some new-beauty trends. photo.PNG

Blog reading + coffee + inspiration notebook

Fashion

The Fashion Canvas – great patterns, easy to read, inventive outfits

The Sweetest Thing – amazing beauty tutorials, bright colors, preppy-modern style

Little Miss Fearless – simple and classic with a twist

A Spoonful of Style – lots of fabulous pops of color, streamlined outfits, relatable content

Kendi Everyday – chic, bold, and fashionable. Blogger and boutique owner has a great eye for style

Lifestyle

Cupcakes and Cashmere – the perfect mix of outfits, great recipes, and great tips about life

A Beautiful Mess – two sisters each with their own style, great home decor, food, crafts, and fashion

Lauren Conrad – My role model. Everything from workouts, to parties, to fashion, and everything in-between.

Food

Iowa Girl Eats – simple meals that are absolutely delish, fresh ingredients, and recreations of classics.

Noble Pig – the perfect blog to look at when you want to impress your family with your cooking skills

 

In addition to theses blogs, I love reading countless others. Photography and travel are becoming two of my new favorites. I also have truly enjoyed reading all of our new followers blogs. There is such a fun community out there and I can’t wait to become more of a part of it! What are some of your favorite blogs? Let us know in the comments section. Additionally, make sure to follow us on Pinterest, Twitter, and Instagram for updates on blog posts, fun activities, and much more coming in 2014!

-A

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Quick and Easy Stir-Fry

On Wednesday we went on a little adventure, did some blog-talk and realized that we were super hungry. After much thought we decided on an easy lunch time stir-fry. All you need are a few simple ingredients that you probably already have in your fridge/pantry.photo 1-2

In ours we decided on shrimp, edamame, broccoli, and green bell peppers.

All you really need to do is chop everything up (or use frozen veggies), cook over medium heat, add your spices, add your protein, and serve over rice with your favorite sauce!photo 2-2

Veggies: bell pepper, mushrooms, broccoli, onion, asparagus, carrots, edamame, water chestnuts, baby carrots

Protein: chicken, shrimp, pork, beef, tofu

Sauces: siracha, soy sauce, sweet and sour, lime& ginger.photo 3-2

Enjoy!

-A&K

Banana Pecan Raisin Muffins

Sundays are a time of relaxing, reality TV watching, and prepping for the next week. I try to not make definite plans for Sundays because I know I will end up breaking them. I do whatever my heart desires on that day; sometimes that means waking up early for the gym, other times it means having a movie marathon with the roomie. This Sunday I woke up with a huge urge to bake! I had some old bananas that I wanted to use so I thought some banana pecan raisin muffins for the next week would be perfect. I love banana muffins because you can really add anything to them!

Ingredients:

1 1/2 cup of flour

1 cup sugar

1 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp cinnamon

3 bananas (older bananas are better)

1 egg beaten

1/3 cup canola oil

1 tsp vanilla extract

1/2 cup raisins

1/3 cup pecans

How To:

Preheat the over to 350 degrees and place cupcake liners in muffin tin (will make 12 large muffins)

Combine flour, sugar, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon in a large mixing bowl.

In a separate bowl mash bananas, then add egg, oil, and vanilla and mix well.

Combine wet and dry ingredients then add in raisins and pecans.

Fill muffin tins and bake for 18-24 minutes, muffins will be done when the tops are golden brown and toothpick comes out clean.

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Flour first

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Dry ingredients

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Bananas

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Mix it all up!

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Perfectly golden brown muffins – ready for the week!

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Add some tea and your favorite fashion magazine for the perfect Sunday activity!

Happy Baking!

-A