The instant pot cooked them fast but they made them so incredibly tender the meat mostly fell off the bone. I gotta futz with the settings and figure it out. Maybe they’ll just be something I make in the oven (or fry!)
This is why I had one of the walls in our bedroom painted black.
The afternoon light is magical.
The in between….when I have to give myself a pep talk to clean up.
I made our favorite banana bread during the holiday break and it didn’t last a full 24 hours in our house. We plowed through it in no time and I think it’s kinda light and fluffy so it’s very easy to go through. There’s nothing to slow you down. There’s no lingering. It’s just an EAT BANANA BREAD NOW and then cut another sliver until you realize there’s none left kind of situation.
So I put my thinking cap on and made what I like to call Hippy Banana Bread. I need a banana bread with bite! I need something hearty, something a little dense. Something with texture and bite!
This banana bread lasted more than 24 hours in our house. It’s been my breakfast for the past week and I looooooooove it. What makes it “hippy?” All the seeds (sunflower seeds & pumpkin seeds!), walnuts and dried cherries (that plump up after baking!).
You might find yourself buying extra bananas each week for this recipe. I’m already gathering ingredients for my next loaf…
I’ve been meaning to organize this space for months. So glad it’s finally done.
Cooper got involved. He’s a great sorter. I wonder where he gets that from…..
I would say I have shed about 15 bags of stuff. Two trips to Salvation Army and I’m working on another one soon. I ordered a bag from ThredUp so I could sell some of my stuff. Has anyone used them before? I figured it was worth a shot.
I also got rid of my maternity clothes.
It’s amazing how many emotions can be wrapped up in things.
It’s raining most of the week and Cooper is still on his winter break, so we’re stuck indoors. It’s cool because we’re getting so much stuff done around the house!!!
Last week I watched the Minimalism Documentary on Netflix and have been listening to their podcast this week while I work. It’s been super inspiring to start the New Year with some good intentions. Getting rid of this clutter is already helping my mental health All of the clutter that I have tolerated for the past year is going away and I can feel stress lifting! At times during this process, I’ve wondered how I let some areas in my house get so bad. Now that I am making time to figure out what should remain, I am more apt to making better habits for myself and family.
This is what I have on the docket this week:
I’ve already been documenting my progress on my Instagram stories this week.
I’ve loved seeing responses from readers who are also working on/motivated to work on decluttering their lives too. So many of you have been deleting photos off your phone with me and that is AWESOME. I’m pretty sure that I am going to be doing this again in a few months, so don’t worry. We’re in this together!
So many of you have been deleting photos off your phone with me and that is AWESOME. I’m already doing 6k (I knooooow) and I have so much more to go! I’m pretty sure that I am going to be doing this again in a few months. So, don’t worry we’re in this together.
If you need a little more inspiration, here are some of my organizing posts from the past.
Doing the capsule wardrobe challenge really helped me hone in on my personal style last year. I find that restriction breeds creativity! I LOVED the challenge of coming up with many different outfits with a limited amount of articles.
If you’re curious how to set yourself up for success each week, try doing some meal prepping on a Sunday. It’s a must if you’re looking to get control of your diet/health during the year. Arm yourself with good choices!