Friday, March 7, 2014
In honor of St. Patrick's Day, we're going green for this month's photo theme. I'll share the results on Friday, March 28th. Email me your photo and information in advance, so I can highlight images from some of you. Send it to: southernhostess[at]gmail.com Have a great weekend!
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Thanks to our upcoming move, I feel like it's about time to give houseplants another go. I've had varying levels of success over the years, but I'll never stop trying to keep plants alive. Inspiring, right? These containers from Light and Ladder look like the perfect vessels for a few brave, little succulents.
Monday, March 3, 2014
I finally started the dreaded packing process this weekend, but there were plenty of bright spots too. We paid a visit to Shake Shack, had a pizza dinner with friends, I made a batch of semi-successful orange breakfast rolls, some fun things arrived in the mail, and last night, we settled in on the couch and watched the Oscars.
Friday, February 28, 2014
This month's photo theme was sweet, and I loved the images you sent. My photo is a yummy cup of hot chocolate I had when my parents visited us. Here's what you shared:
Daina snapped a pic at Doughnut Plant, one of my personal favorites!
If you want to share one of your sweet photos, just leave a link below! I'll announce March's theme next week. As always, thanks for sharing!
Thursday, February 27, 2014
When you have a bunch of overly ripe bananas sitting on the kitchen counter, it's an unspoken rule that you have to make banana bread, right? I like the texture the oats bring to this version, and the chocolate chips serve their purpose deliciously.
Chocolate Chip and Oat Banana Bread
Recipe adapted from AllRecipes.com
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup milk
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup mashed bananas
3/4 cup chocolate chips
Combine flour, oats, sugar, baking powder, soda, and salt. In a large bowl, beat the egg lightly. Stir in the milk, oil, and vanilla. Add the mashed banana, and combine thoroughly. Stir the flour mixture into the banana mixture until just combined. Add chocolate chips. Line a 12-cup muffin tin with paper liners and divide the batter among them. I halved this recipe and filled two 5.5x3 mini loaf pans. Bake at 400 degrees F for 18 to 24 minutes.
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
As we start the purging and packing process before our move, I'm imagining what I want our next place to look like, and I keep thinking about white bedding -- simple and clean with a contrasting blanket over the end of the bed. There's something so inviting about it. What do you think?
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