Sunday, August 31, 2014

August Reading List

1-53 The Forever Song - Julie Kagawa (8/11) free/library
2-54 Sword of Darkness - Kinley MacGregor (8/13) free/library
3-55 The Throne of Fire - Rick Riordan (8/29) free/library

I've fallen VERY far behind my Goodreads yearly goal of 100 books, i'm 7 books behind, and at the rate i'm going it's likely i won't catch up. /sigh i'll give it a shot though...

I really loved all three books i read this month. nothing disappointed me in the least :D

Experimental Bread

Technically it's Banana Bread. But I was missing stuff, so I just started dumping things in the stand mixer. ;)

I haven't posted a recipe in a while, this one is egg free and dairy free, and could probably be gluten free if the whole wheat flour was replaced with almond flour. It is not low calorie...

3 bananas
1 kids cup cinnamon applesauce
2 cups flour
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 tablespoon cinnamon 
1/2 cup peanut butter
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda

350 for 55-60 minutes (in a greased loaf pan)

I had no butter, eggs, or milk. It's about the same texture as regular banana bread, very banana-y. Everyone liked it.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Connor's Room

Not as much done in here, we'd tiled before kaeley was born, and painted Celery Green right before Connor was born. 

Moved the bed into the same corner Kae's crib was in

He kept the champagne rack bookshelf that kae used from birth

The road rug from Nana Dobbie

Bookshelf parking for the large trucks, his new Trofast bins from Ikea, and his foam road from Christmas

New bins, home for the buggy! 

Sea monster! Ahhhh!

More Dollar Store wall stickers, I love them lol

Connor kept Kae's toddler tv, to use with her old LeapFrog video game system, and we still have to move the mermaids. 

But they each have their own rooms now,  we're all so freaking happy!

Kae's Room

Very picture heavy

The walls got finished and the carpet ripped

Grandpa insisted on doing the tile himself

New closet doors and finished floor

Her desk area, new desk, new magnet board, hook for her backpack! It's not all in my living room anymore!!!!!

The bed

Dresser, toys, bookshelf. That bean bag is full of all her stuffed animals I can't get her to part with ::sigh::

Her butterfly explosion. They came from the Dollar Store ;)

She needs a rug and a mirror. She also wants a fish tank or a bird, we'll see