Sunday, October 23, 2011

so psyched.

So you may be wondering why I haven't had any new posts....

Here's why :)

I am doing my FIRST craft show right after Thanksgiving.
I don't really think you can understand my excitement unless you were there when I got the news.
Literally could. not. sleep. I had ideas swarming around in my head for booth decorations and such.

But it's not gonna be easy let me tell you that. I will have a total of about a month and a half to make everything. Add to that mixture my school studies, church activities, etc. (need I go on?) and you get a very busy girl who doesn't have much free time.

Which I am totally fine with - because I'm so excited. 

Holidays are my FAVORITE time of year. The weather, the excitement, and just the feeling. So adding my first craft fair makes it even better. :)

not even halfway done :P

so until this craft show is over, I won't be doing any tutorials and stuff, but I think I might start doing a couple what I wore posts (what do you think?) and of course, pinterest loves :). 


Friday, October 7, 2011


I love Halloween, for the fact that you can dress up, and no one looks at you weird. 
Why can't we have more "Halloweens"?!

I don't really like the scariness, and creepiness of it much though. Some people take it WAYYYY too far... 

My Halloween costume???

Does this picture help???
My Church youth group has a Halloween dance, and you dress up, it is SO fun.

(I'm actually really excited about this costume... is that weird? whatevs. I love it ;)

This is what I was last year:

LOVED it. :)

What are you going to be for Halloween??? 


You're NEVER too old to dress up.

My youth group is also having a party before to learn this dance... My youth group is amazing is all I can say. :)

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

healthy brownies

healthy brownies?
yes, you heard that right.

yes, I know this post was supposed to be for yesterday.. but 2 new things were thrown at me at the last minute... so much for free time ;)

 I figured I'd try these brownies.. I'd never tried them, and they're healthy, so you could eat them as a snack.

I found the recipe here, but this is my adaption. 

Fudgy Black Bean Brownies

Makes 16 Servings
  • One 15-ounce can black beans, drained and rinsed very well
  • 3 large eggs
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • 3/4 agave sweetener (it's a natural sweetener, so it has no sugar)
  • Few packets of PureVia/or just plain Stevia (this is also a natural sweetener, but a little stronger than agave)
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract (optional, I didn't, but probably will next time)
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • Cocao chips to sprinkle on top (mostly cocao, so there's not much sugar :)
1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Lightly oil or coat an 8 x 8-inch baking pan or dish with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.
2. Place the black beans and eggs in the bowl of a food processor and process until smooth and creamy.  Add the oil, agave, stevia, cocoa powder, vanilla extract, peppermint extract as desired, baking powder, and process until smooth.  
3. Pour the batter into the prepared pan, smooth the top with a rubber spatula, and sprinkle with chocolate chips.
4. Bake 30 to 35 minutes, or until the edges start to pull away from the sides of the pan and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool in the pan before slicing into 2-inch squares.

(The reason I added the eggs while blending the beans, so it would blend better.)

(I never measure the vanilla when cooking... I don't know why, I just don't, it's not that big of a problem if theres a little more in my opinion :)

Mixing it up!

**warning: this batter is not good, it doesn't taste good like real brownies :)

Cool tip: if you cut brownies with a plastic knife, the brownie pieces don't come up and tear all the brownies apart. Awesome right?

Sprinkle the chips on top and eat!

If you're thinking about it, you can taste the beans BARELY. If you used regular sugar though, I'm sure you wouldn't even be able to taste it :)

let me know if you try them!


Monday, October 3, 2011

things I ♥ monday

things I ♥ this week!

I wasn't sure if I should save the best for last, but I couldn't wait ;)


how cool would it be to sit on it and read a super good book, or it would even make doing homework more enjoyable. :P

as you read my blog, you will come to learn that I have a huge love of nutella. 

rope braids. I just discovered these... haha, so I am trying this this week sometime :)

and another thing I ♥,

finishing homework earlier than usual so that I can work on a decent blog post for tomorrow! :)