Best Banana Crunch Muffin Ever!
Seriously the best muffins ever! I have been making these muffins for years. Ummm… actually close to 20 years! If you like bananas. And coconut. And granola. This muffin is for you! Now I must admit that these muffins are truly over the top when you also make The Barefoot Contessa’s homemade granola, but you certainly don’t have to. And btw, the online recipe photo does NOT do this muffin justice… but trust me, it is AMAZING!
Banana Crunch Muffin, Barefoot Contessa
Banana, Peanut Butter Smoothies
For 13 years and counting, I’ve been starting my day revving up my Vitamix blender to concoct a breakfast smoothie. The base ingredients of frozen banana, almond milk and Crazy Richard’s Peanut Butter rarely alter. Then I change it up with a few other goodies from a long list of favorites like raspberries, cocoa powder, spinach, chia seeds, gogi berries, blueberries, peaches, dates, avocado, or whey protein powder. My family crowned me the “Smoothie Queen” and my neighbors have been known to stop by after a run on the Radnor Trail to re-fuel!
The Sorel Nakiska Slipper
I’m a get-home-from-work-put-on-my-pjs kinda gal, so to finally find the right slipper in order to complete the outfit has been hands (feet?) down, my most-excellent shopping coup of recent history. (Hyperbole much?) I believe I gave this to myself for Christmas two years ago, and I am writing out loud: I WILL NOT GO BACK to impulse slipper buying. This is too important. Comfortable, cute, cozy, and durable enough to wear to the bus stop.
The new version looks to be a little fluffier, and I’m thinking that’s a good thing.
Mine, Newest Version
This Put Me Right to Sleep
I know I’m late to the party, but I just ordered a mattress online. I’m embarrassed to tell you the age of our previous mattress, but whenever I thought about visiting a mattress store I’d convince myself we could hold out another six months…or a year…or two(!). I didn’t want one of those self-inflating ones, and I needed someone to haul away our old mattress and box spring, so we tried this brand. My husband and I LOVE it; it’s like sleeping on a cloud! Now if I can just get my toddler to sleep through the night…
Tell Me More
Not only is that the title of my most recent favorite book, but it’s how I feel after reading anything by it’s author (Radnor’s own) Kelly Corrigan. In my opinion, all of Kelly’s books are “extraordinary” because she writes her real life stories that make you laugh and cry while leaving you inspired to do more and be the best you! She always seems to write just what I need to hear especially when I am questioning the daily “mom grind”. If you are in need of an “a ha moment” go to Kelly’s website to find out more about Kelly and her other books, as well as how you can connect with her on Social Media, to get a daily dose of inspiration!
Tell Me More
I love animals. Can’t resist them. Simply observing their individual and sometimes quirky personalities brings me so much happiness!
And I also love that laughing is my dependable reward earned by watching their antics.
So, here’s a link that combines two different pet personalities and a guaranteed laugh. I hope you like it and hope you have a pet in your life who brings you joy!
In this busy season of being a working mom, the only time I can find to squeeze in a workout is 6am. With no chance of me eating beforehand, I was struggling with my workouts and not feeling great afterwards. I’m thrilled I found Nuun – packed with electrolytes and made with clean ingredients. This fast acting hydration is just the kick I need to get going and keep going! Psss . . some flavors come with caffeine so double yay!
Best Corn Chip Ever
Very few things are as satisfying as a good corn chip. Before I found these, I was convinced no one could make a better corn chip than Frito Lay. After all, is there anything better than a Fritos scoop? Well, my friends, there is! Enters the Trader Joe’s organic corn chip dippers! These not-overly-salty morsels of deliciousness contain only 3 ingredients….3! Other corn chips contain a lengthy list of unpronounceable ingredients that contradict what the corn chip was meant to be. Hats off, Trader Joe’s! Just one more thing you do incredibly right! See you in the chip aisle!
I’ve Been Thinking
A very dear friend of mine gave me a book that I absolutely love! It’s called I’ve Been Thinking by Maria Shriver. It’s a book of reflections and inspiration. I could not put it down and have since shared it with some family and friends. Though each chapter is short, each is full of wonderful thoughts and insight including thoughts on happiness, empty nesting, gratitude, mothering, rest, the power of listening and the list goes on. It’s one I will go back to often and it sits on my bedside table. I love it and the friend who gave it to me!
I’ve Been Thinking