Thursday, July 18, 2013

Banana Bread Muffins

I'm tired of throwing away Bananas that have gone dark and soft.  I tend to stay away from baking Banana bread because for some reason the center of my loaf is always mushy.

Still, what could I do with those Bananas?

I know, Banana muffins!

So easy, and they turned out perfect and delicious.
Gather your ingredients.

1/2 cup butter or margerine
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
4-5 over-ripe bananas mashed
1 cup walnuts (optional)
2 cups flour
1 tsp. baking soda
Pour into muffin tins or paper tins
Bake at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes.
Check if done by inserting a knife into the center of a muffin.
If it comes out clean, they are done.  If not, bake for another
5 minutes, or until knife comes out clean.
Mix all ingredients together.
Bake & TaDa!
I added some chocolate chips to a few of them.
Add butter if you like and enjoy!

Monday, July 15, 2013

My New Car - A Kia Soul.

This weekend was a lot of fun.  My husband talked to a customer at our store about her Kia Soul car.  She loved her car so much, her husband bought one too.  

My husband was really surprised to see how roomy they are.  So on Saturday, he wanted me to go take one for a test drive.

I didn't expect to love it so much.  But, once I took it for a drive I was sold.
It is so much fun to drive

                          Check out my new car. 

My Top Five Things I Love About My Kia Soul.

5.  It's cute little shape.
4.  The bright red color.  It's called Molten Red.
3.  I like that I sit higher up.  I step out of the car, rather than climb out.
2.  Great windows, with less blind spots than our Nissan Altima.

My number one favorite thing. 

1.  It's Hands Free Bluetooth Phone System.

Of course, there is much more to love but these are my favorites.

Friday, July 12, 2013

Ebb & Flow - Beauty in Simplicity - Artistic Doodling

I am drawn to create art that seems to move in random and soothing ways.
This was a sketch I drew one night while listening to some music. 
I love that there is nothing it is trying to be.  It is what it is.
I call it,
"Ebb & Flow."

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Have You Tried Famous Dave's Burnt Ends?

I probably shouldn't be writing this review.  If my kids read this blog post they'll know that my hubby and I snuck away one afternoon and stopped at the restaurant Famous Dave's to try these new BURNT ENDS, without them. 

Quiet, maybe they won't hear me.

We ordered them to share.  I love brisket, but Dave's brisket is in my opinion the very best brisket I have ever had.  When I saw the commercial for these delicious looking Burnt Ends, I knew I had to try some.

OMG - the best!!!

They look exactly like the photo, Perfect!

Of course, they didn't last long.  Don't wait - if you like brisket, you will love these.

Doesn't this look delicious?

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Do You Love Movies?

Tonight was date night with my daughter, Jade.  We decided we'd watch a movie together.  We chose the movie called, "The Host."  The story was written by Stephanie Meyer (Twilight).  It was a great movie.  Don't you just love a good romance?

We highly recommend.  Here's a preview.

Another movie, I'm really excited to see is called "The Delivery Man."
It is starring Vince Vaughn.  Yes, I really like Vince Vaughn.  In fact, just the other day I sold some of my L'Paige Lipstick to someone with this same last name.  I like to think it's for Vince's sister, mother, or anyone related.  These are my celebrities sales.

The Delivery Man has an interesting storyline, about a man (Vince) who years ago had donated some sperm.  Turns out, he has fathered over 500 children.  After hearing this news, he decides to look up each kid and kind of becomes their guardian angels.  Sadly, we have to wait until Thanksgiving before it's released. 

Do you love movies?  Which ones have you seen lately?


Monday, July 8, 2013

Black & White Painting

Here is another in my black and white series.
It is called
"Star Spangled"

Sunday, June 9, 2013

How was your weekend?

Hi everyone,

I hope that you all had a nice weekend.  Our weather has been nothing but cloudy and rainy.  It can be pretty depressing not to have the sun shining.   Still, we do what we can to not get down about it.

So, on Saturday when we heard about an Art Festival on Lake Minnetonka we decided to go check it out.

I loved walking around and checking out all the artisan's creations.  Think I may have gotten some inspiration because I've got an idea brewing for a new painting.  Stay tuned.

We also enjoyed some of the food from the tasty food trucks - delicious Steak Bites, Strawberry Rhubarb Struedel, Gyros, French Fries, Kettle Corn, and more.  Oh, how we have missed you, summer fair food.

It was a great day, and we lucked out.  It just started to sprinkle as we walked to our car.


Later, Saturday evening we decided to take in a movie at the Theater

The Internship - with Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson.  How could you go wrong with those two actors?  We all really enjoyed the movie.  I've always been a fan of Vince Vaughn, and was really surprised when I read the credits at the end, and found out he also wrote the story.  Damn, that guy is good!

Don't you think it's cool the way this group of guys, Vince Vaughn, Owen Wilson, Ben Stiller, Adam Sandler, and more always seem to help each other out by providing roles in each other's movies? I like that.

Sunday morning I made this for a breakfast treat.

Trader Joe's Coffee Cake.

My family gave it another thumbs up.