Alright. More homework. So little time to blog.
Ready, set, go!
Confession #1: A few weeks ago we had a warm Sunday. We’re talking REALLY warm, like 6o degrees. Anyways, when I got back to school that night I realized that I had forgot to take my winter coat with me. Usually I’m wearing my coat, so leaving it behind has never been an issue before. If the weather had stayed in the 60’s all week I would have been fine, but NOOOO…. It decided to snow and drop down into the 30’s as soon as Tuesday hit. And I didn’t have a winter coat. Combine that with 10-15 minute walks to class with some of the breeziest winds in the state = One cold Madison 😦 Thankfully my parents felt my pain and on Wednesday night we each drove 1 hour to meet up in the middle so that they could deliver that salvation of warmth! (Along with some much needed food…)
Here is my makeshift cold weather outfit (Note: NOT as warm as it looks!)
Confession #2: I don’t really know how you all do it. That posting everyday stinkin’ day thing. It makes me feel like a major slacker. Especially when you are able to respond so quickly to everyone’s comments as well. I still haven’t gotten to WIAW yet… I used to pride myself on being so quick to respond, but man have I gotten lazy! Anyways, major props to you all. Maybe someday I’ll be that put-together.
Confession #3: Another jealous moment that I had this week was reading about all of these races that everyone has been completing. Splits of 7 minutes flashed across the screen and it just made me feel even guiltier that my fastest mile time ever was like 8:30. And I about died after that. Today I think I would be able to (maybe) run a mile in 9:30. I always got super bad chest pains and had a hard time breathing whenever I ran in gym class during school. I would love to be a runner because I definitely need to do SOMETHING for exercise… but I don’t know. I just don’t know.
Confession #4: When I should have been working on homework (actually I should be working on some right now too…) I instead was watching the season finale of Pretty Little Liars. I swear, that last part gave me the heebie jeebies and I jumped just like every other teenage girl in America. I can’t wait for the next season! Plus, a lot of couple drama in this episode, which made me feel much better about my lack of couple “status.” 😉
Final Confession #5: I love PicMonkey. It’s just so amazing. Whenever I think I took a photo that looks good, I pull it up on WordPress and realize that a) It’s way too dark. b) It has that fuzzy quality to it. c) The picture looks like I was on a moving freight train when I took it. Or d) All of the above and much much worse. PicMonkey is my saving grace. My magic genie. My… Okay, I can’t think of any other catchy nicknames, but you get my drift. Even still with the amazingness of PicMonkey my food photos look nowhere near professional. After all, I take every single one of them with my phone. But, PicMonkey takes them as close to perfection as they are ever going to get until I am able to afford one of those expensive cameras that all of the fancy bloggers have… (Hint. Hint. Birthday coming up! 😉 )
BEFORE and AFTER’s to prove PicMonkey’s brilliance:
I also promised a certain recipe this past Wednesday, and I
almost always deliver, so here you go!
Coconut and Almond Flour Blueberry Muffins
Makes 6-8 muffins depending on size (I made 6 muffins and 1 ramekin)
Grain/Gluten/Wheat-Free, Dairy and Nut-Free Options, Paleo/GAPS-Friendly
- 1 cup almond flour (replace with sunflour for nut-free option)
- 1/3 cup coconut flour
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 4 eggs, separated
- 1/4 cup honey
- 2 tbsp ghee (or coconut oil)
- 1 banana
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 cup blueberries (fresh or frozen works)
- Preheat your oven to 325 degrees and grease your muffin tins with ghee (or other baking oil).
- In a medium-sized bowl combine the first three dry ingredients.
- In a food processor whip the four egg whites until stiff. Add the honey, banana, ghee, and vanilla and combine until smooth.
- Divide the batter among the muffin tins (approximately 1/3 cup of batter each).
- Then drop a few blueberries to each tin and press down so that they sink into the batter.
- Bake for about 40 minutes (oven temps vary greatly as does the recipe if you use fresh vs. frozen berries so be forewarned!).
- Let cool before removing. Enjoy!
What do you have to confess this Friday?
Don’t you just love PicMonkey? What’s your favorite feature?
Did you watch the season finale of Pretty Little Liars? What did you think of it?