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Monday, September 19, 2011

A-Z of me


This is a silly little A-Z that I've seen on some of my favorite blogs, and I thought I'd play along for fun. :)

A. Age: 26
B. Bed size: Full... (Omygosh I can't wait to get a bigger bed.)
C. Chore that you hate: Dishes.
D. Dogs: They are super cute, but too much work. And my son is allergic to their saliva(!)
E. Essential start to your day: Eating a good meal and spending time with my kiddos. (I used to think that eating breakfast was disgusting)
F. Favorite color: Gray, green
G. Gold or Silver:  Silver. I haven't liked gold since I was 10.
H. Height: 5’ 8 1/2"ish
I. Instruments you play: none currently, but used to play the bass, guitar, piano and trumpet. I could also play a mean recorder! :)
J. Job title: Stay at home Momma, Etsy shop owner
K. Kids: 2 beautiful sweet kiddos
L. Live: East Central IL
M. Mother’s name: Jan
N. Nicknames: Jen, JJ, Wifey, Waffle (from my son)
O. Overnight hospital stays: When my children were born
P. Pet peeves:  People squeeking food from their teeth
Q. Quote from a movie:  "It's a documentary. It's all really happening!" -Life Aquatic
R. Right or left handed: Right
S. Siblings: 1 brother, 1 half sister, 1 half brother (and another half sister on the way!) and 3 step-brothers, also 2 half siblings are in heaven.
U. Underwear: is essential.
V. Vegetable you hate: I love my veggies very much. Brussel sprouts, however, are gross.
W. What makes you run late:  Poor planning
X. X-Rays you’ve had: Spine/neck, teeth, head
Y. Yummy food that you make: I love to bake sweet treats!
Z. Zoo animal: Polar bears are suuuper cute.


Happy Monday! Have a great day!
xo, Jenna

Thursday, September 15, 2011

I ♥ Pancakes.

If there is one thing you should know about me, its that I LOVE pancakes. To me, breakfast food is good anytime of the day, or night. Do you agree?

Well, the other morning I had the urge to make some pancakes, homemade style. I looked up a recipe and tweaked it a little bit to come up with....


Yep. Peanut butter and banana go quite well together. They are a delicious pair in this yummy made-from-scratch pancake! (Oh, and don't worry- I didn't eat 4 of them!)

Here's the recipe. Adapted from this one.

Ingredients: 
1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
2-1/2 tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup milk, any kind will work
1/3 cup water
1/4 cup peanut butter
1 ripe banana   
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Then:
In one bowl, combine flour, sugar, salt, and baking powder.

In another bowl, combine milk, water, peanut butter, 1/2 a ripe banana (smashed), and vanilla extract. Beat until smooth.

Pour wet ingredients into dry. Mix until just combined. Do not overmix.

Chop up remaining half of banana and put bits into the batter.

Grease hot griddle, or pan. Pour desired amt of batter into pan, flip when golden brown.

Enjoy! :)

I wanted to mention a couple other tidbits too.
*I've been using agave nectar as my "syrup" lately, and its so good! Try it. Its cheaper than maple syrup, and WAY better for your than cheapo pancake stuff (which is filled with high fructose corn syrup).
*These pancakes freeze and reheat very well. Perfect to make on a Saturday morning and save for the upcoming week! Just pop in the toaster on the frozen setting for a couple minutes.

Have a great day!
xo, Jenna

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Today, is my b-day.

:)

I couldn't help but think of The Office today. Michael Scott is a big believer in birthday celebrations. Here is a clip that is hilarious.



I'm gonna hang out with my sweet kiddos and hubby, eat some yummy food, and maybe go shopping.

Hope you have a wonderful day!
xo, Jenna

Friday, September 2, 2011

Friday Finds

Happy Friday! I'm really excited that Barry has a 3 day weekend :) Aaand next Tuesday is my birthday, so I'm looking forward to that as well.

This Friday Finds is birthday wish-list related. Woo hoo!

As I mentioned yesterday, I need a coffee cup. Here is one I really like, found on Modcloth.




Ohmygoodness. I have wanted an Instax Mini for a looong time. So awesome.

Why is everything on my list white so far? Haha, I don't know, but I do know that these Vans are AMAZING!



Subscriptions to Atomic Ranch, and Dwell. I am in LOVE with midcentury homes, and modern decorating.

I've had this t-shirt from New Duds on my wish list for awhile. So cute! :)


These button plugs by Omerica have also been on the wishlist for awhile. Love!


Finally, this Women's Devotional Bible would be great to have! My bible is too big to carry in my purse, I'd love to have a compact one.

Even if I don't receive any presents on my birthday, I have so many blessings in my life. I have a wonderful family, health, a home, and so much more. :) I'm very thankful to God for all that He gives me.

With that, I hope you have a fantastic day.
xo, Jenna

Thursday, September 1, 2011

A New Cup

There is no doubt about it, I really want/need a new coffee cup. Barry and I only have one in the house, currently. Is that ridiculous? We have managed to break every other cup we've owned as a couple.

It definitely reminds me of this clip from Flight of the Conchords.



Funny, right? :) "Well I just need a second to calm down." Best line ever. If you've ever been broke, you know what this is like. Sad, true, comical.

Hope you're having a great week/first day of September! (Seriously, where is the time going!?)

I'll be back tomorrow with Friday Finds!
xo,Jenna