• What I’m Loving Lately XI

    May 9, 2014

    Hello, hello! Happy Friday!

    Here’s another edition of What I’m Loving Lately! I really enjoy writing these posts, and I think all week long about what I should include. I hope you guys enjoy this week’s picks!

    Ice Cream Sandwich pan (for mini pancakes)

    I saw a photo of this ice cream sandwich pan on Sarah’s Instagram account and immediately knew it was exactly what I was looking for. You see, Mal and I love frozen waffles for breakfast and snacks, but they’re kind of expensive ($4 per box) and we typically go through them in less than 24 hours. (There are only 6 waffles per box.) Our frozen waffle habit was getting a bit out of control, so I thought if I could make them at home, it would be a more affordable (and probably healthier) option. Long story short, I used this ice cream sandwich pan to make homemade mini waffles!

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    Homemade Mini Waffles

    Ingredients:

    • 6 eggs
    • 2 ripe bananas
    • 2 tbsp coconut flour (or other flour)
    • 2 tbsp almond milk
    • 1 tbsp honey
    • 1 tsp vanilla extract
    • pinch of salt

    Directions:

    1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
    2. Blend all ingredients in a food processor or with a hand mixer until smooth.
    3. Coat ice cream sandwich pan with non-stick cooking spray and then pour batter evenly among cups. (The batter will be really watery, but that’s okay!)
    4. Bake for 15-17 minutes until waffles are firm to the touch.
    5. Remove from oven and serve immediately. (You can also store these in the refrigerator or freeze them for future use.)

    Makes 12 mini waffles

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    Confession: These waffles aren’t light and fluffy like frozen waffles, but they are really tasty. They’re a lot more dense and hearty in my opinion. They’re basically a version of my OMG Pancakes, so if you like those, you will love these. And they are the perfect snack with a little bit of nut butter spread on top!

    I have been making a batch at a time and just leaving them in the fridge in a plastic container to heat up in the toaster oven or microwave, but I am going to try to make a huge batch and freeze them the next time. And, of course, someday I will use the pan to make cookies for ice cream sandwiches!

    QuizUp

    QuizUp is another game that Mal and I are now addicted to. It’s a trivia game that you can play head-to-head with friends on your smartphone. I love it because there are a ton of different categories (more than 400) to chose from, including celebrities, dogs, and beer.

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    Physicians Formula Powder Palette

    Looking for a cheap bronzer recommendation? This one from Physicians Formula is the bomb. I actually purchased my first one, oh, probably more than a year ago (I know… gross), and I have since used almost the entire thing. I bought a brand new compact the other day, so I figured I would share my recommendation with you guys since I love this product so much. It adds a very natural-looking warmness to your skin (and, apparently, lasts a really long time).

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    Oh Yes It’s Free

    I just recently discovered Oh Yes It’s Free, and it’s an awesome freebie website. You can really, truly get stuff for free and without a lot of sketchy signs ups. I registered for a free subscription of America Baby as well as a few beauty product and home samples!

    Slam Balls

    Maybe it’s because I’m super pregnant and can’t comfortably perform too many exercises anymore, but our Slam Balls have become some of my favorite pieces of equipment. The 15-pound one really gets my heart rate up and the 30-pound one is great for strength moves, like squats, cleans, and Thrusters. And, hey, it’s just fun slamming a ball on the ground in the name of fitness! Haha!

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    Tulips

    Well, technically, I’m loving all fresh flowers lately. I never used to buy them—I didn’t want to “waste” my money—but now having pretty flowers on display in our home makes me so darn happy. The bright pop of color just puts the biggest smile on my face! They’re worth every cent to me now!

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    Questions of the Day

    How long do you keep make-up before throwing it away?

    What’s your favorite kind of flower? 

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    P.S. If you are still looking for a Mother’s Day gift, here are some ideas: 5 Mother’s Day Gift Ideas for the Fitness-Loving Mom!

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    Michele May 10, 2014 at 4:08 pm

    I keep my makeup until it runs out. I don’t switch it up a lot so I use the same things every day and just use them until they are gone. I do try to replace my mascara about every 6 months but I can never remember when I opened the last one. The one thing I should do more often is wash my make-up brushes!

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    Amanda May 10, 2014 at 5:51 pm

    I LOVE fresh flowers! I’m not on a high salary by any means, but budgeting a few dollars each week for fresh flowers makes such a difference for me, and I love coming home to a vase of fresh lilies!

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    lauren May 28, 2014 at 11:01 am

    I love fresh flowers! I came back from TJs last weekend and my husband asked where my flowers were…he reminded me how happy they make me and suggested I get them weekly :) well…ok, will do!
    I am getting that pan asap for my 10.5 month old, he loves pancakes and waffles of all types, almond and coconut flour included! That size is too cute. I just found one online at Joann fabrics of all places for an awesome price.

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