Thursday, February 24, 2011

It's Raining, It's Pouring...

and yes, I do believe I was snoring. When we jumped drug ourselves out of bed this morning to head to the gym, Jeff said "can you believe that thunderstorm last night?" to which he laughed as he realized I had no recollection of this whatsoever--hehe... and yes, it is nice to sleep like a log. It's a dreary, but not so dreadful day here in the grand old south--at least it's warmer, right?
I have not one single topic to write about today so I'll throw a hunk of randomness in the pot and stir it up for good measure...
1. I found this article at Runner's World discussing when fruits and vegetables are in season... helpful for what to stock up onin the produce section at your local grocery

2. I am on the hunt for the perfect banana nut bread recipe--random, yes, but I have had a craving and want it now! if you have a recipe or know of someone who does, please send ;)

3. Have you checked out Rhiannon's {Hey Gorgeous' author/creator} wedding series yet? So far, we've seen the first look, details, balloon release, and a few others--yall, she is incredible and one of the most humble people I have met through blogging. I love our random emails and I think her wedding was FABULOUS!

4. I am ready for another Justin Timberlake CD--I still listen to Future/Sex/Love/Sounds all the time... dear Mr. Micky Mouse Club/NSYNC band man, please do us a favor and sing some more already!

5. Tonight is our book club meeting... we are supposed to have read the first 2 chapters of Crazy Love and I can't wait to talk all about it--great read so far!

6. And I found this cute little fortune cookie quote and just had to share... I know a lot of us can appreciate ;)


  1. I'm readying CrazyLove too! Pretty interesting! Its raining here in North Carolina too :( I love that cookie quote! So cute!

  2. I am a great sleeper, too!!! BFF has the hardest time falling and staying asleep, but once my head hits the pillow, I'm out until my alarm goes off! Have fun at book club :) I heard it's a good read!

  3. Love the quote. Try my Strawberry Bread and substitute strawberries for bananas. :) And JT needs to get his cute rear end back into the studio ASAP. Quit acting!!!

  4. Try this receipe

    We used the batter this weekend to make a loaf of banana bread. I am sure that you could throw in some nuts and it would still be amazing.

  5. I'm also waiting fot justins new album!!! )) hope its gonna be even better than the previous one)

  6. I LOVE Starbucks banana bread. Last summer, they were giving away their recipes at the register. I took the banana bread one, and LOVE IT! Here's a blog post I did about it:

    Hope it satisfies your craving! :)

  7. I am ready for a new JT CD too, it is way over due!

    Love that fortune, my husband would get a real kick out of it too :)

  8. Don't you just love Rhiannon...she is just lovely and her blog and wedding pictures are simply stunning!!!

    Liesl :)

  9. Rhiannon is a doll! So so friendly!!

  10. I am SO with you on the JT CD! Stop acting and SING boy! FOR real. And, that fortune cookie thing is adorable. I'm going to take a picture of it with my phone and send it to my husband right now. Have a blessed day girly! :)

  11. Cute post. That fortune cookie is adorable.

  12. Love, love, love your blog! I have been keeping up with it for a while now, and I just love your outlook and style. I actually put a recipe for banana bread on my blog, and tonight I am going to put up a recipe for banana bread and peanut butter breakfast cupcakes. Enjoy!

  13. I love Rhiannon's wedding posts! Everything about the wedding was gorgeous :)

    Here's a banana bread recipe I blogged about a while back...

  14. I would love to join a book club! Did you and your friends just start one or did you join one through some other way?

  15. mmmmmm, Banana Nut Bread! gahhhh now i must have some!
    xoxo inna :)
    My bloggie!

  16. Funnily enough another blog I follow posted a banana bread recipe today and it sounds really good....

  17. Too funny!!! I was talking last week about Justin T. needing a new album too.

  18. Loved Crazy Love!!!

    Now I want some banana nut bread!! :)

  19. I think that JT needs a new song everytime an older one comes on the radio....although I still sing those loudly!! :)

  20. Awe Natasha!! You have me all teary eyed!! I was coming over to see what you were up to and there I see some wedding photos from our big day. You are so sweet girlfriend and I also love our little emails hehe!! Thank you and BIG hugs to you!! P.S. I have a recipe on my blog for Banana Bread too!! With walnuts and chocolate chips!! So yummy and can be made into muffins :)

  21. New to the blogging world and I stumbled upon your wonderful blog!

  22. I sleep the same way! I'm in serious need of a JT album too, I was just talking about it with a friend. Hopefully it'll be sooon!!

  23. That quote is spot-on! Happy Friday!

  24. Hi, I just stopped by your blog and saw you're reading Crazy Love. I love that book. It's so so good. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do! A book club for it is a wonderful idea. Any way, just had to share!! =)

  25. Ummm THANK YOU FOR THIS POST!!!!!! I've now started following her and want to incorporate a few ideas from this post:)

  26. I just started my own blog and stumbled upon yours and now im hooked! Everything you post is so beautiful and I love to read about your wedding planning and health tips in reference to food and exercise. I'm a runner too and I am constantly making over recipes and re-vamping old favorites to a healthier version. This is the best banana nut bread ever:

    1/3 cup vegetable oil
    1/2 cup honey
    1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    2 eggs
    1 cup mashed bananas
    1 3/4 cups whole wheat flour
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1 teaspoon baking soda
    1/4 cup hot water
    1/2 cup chopped walnuts

    1.Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
    2.In a large bowl, beat oil and honey together. Add eggs, and mix well. Stir in bananas and vanilla. Stir in flour and salt. Add baking soda to hot water, stir to mix, and then add to batter. Blend in chopped nuts. Spread batter into a greased 9x5 inch loaf pan.
    3.Bake for 55 to 60 minutes. Cool on wire rack for 1/2 hour before slicing.

    **I used egg whites instead of the 2 eggs, and I sprinkled rolled oats on top of the loaf with half an hour left. I sprayed a bit of butter spray over the oats so they toasted a bit nicer. This bread is 100% healthy using honey as the natural sweetner, walnuts for protein and healthy fats (not to mention they improce memory) and the whole wheat flour actually tastes better than white flour.
    Calories per serving are about 175 (makes 12 slices). Enjoy!!


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