Raspberry Oatmeal Breakfast Muffin Recipe

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I love this recipe it’s a great breakfast muffin or even when you want a little snack. Last year for camp I made them with bananas, so honestly you can put whatever type of fruit you want. This time around I made them with raspberries and I think strawberries are definitely on my list next.

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Ingredients:

• 3/4 cup rolled oats
• 1/3 cup 1% buttermilk
• 2/3 + 1/2 cup whole wheat white flour
• 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
• 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
• 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
• 1/4 teaspoon salt
• 3 teaspoons cinnamon
• 1/2 teaspoon grated nutmeg
• 1 1/2 cup of Raspberries (recommend 1cup but I wanted more raspberries)
• 1/4 cup canola oil
• 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste
• 2 eggs, beaten

Directions:

Heat oven to 400 degrees, you will reduce the temperature later. Grease or line a 12-cup muffin tin.

Stir the oats and buttermilk together. Let them soak until you need them.

In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg.

In another bowl, mash the raspberries. Add the oil, vanilla, beaten eggs, and the oats & buttermilk mixture. Stir well to combine.

Add the mixture to the large bowl with the dry ingredients and mix, stopping as soon as the flour is fully incorporated.

Scoop the batter into muffin tins, then reduce the temperature to 375 and bake for 15-20 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean. Let them sit in the tin for another five minutes, then move to a wire rack to finish cooling.

DIY Dry Erase Weekly Agenda

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DIY Weekly Dry Erase Agenda Tutorial

 

I am all for having things organized and what better way then to make a weekly agenda. The best thing about having an agenda is that its simple to write down daily task and not forget them, but if you are anything like me, I never can remember to bring my paper agenda with me. Having this weekly agenda on my wall makes me have to look at it each day before I leave my room. This helps me remember what is coming up and what I have that day. So lets get in to the materials you are going to need.

NEED:

• 1 11x17in frame

• 8 Different scrapbook sheets (you don’t have to get 8 but if you want different patterns you do)

• Ruler

• Round label stickers

• Tape or Glue

• Pencil

• Letter Stickers

DIY Weekly Dry Erase Agenda

First cut out your 8 Strips. I decided to make my strips 2 inches in width and 11 inches in length because my frame is 11in across.

DIY Weekly Dry Erase Agenda

Next is time to lay out the way you want you pattern to look. This took me a couple times before I found a pattern I liked.

Once you’ve done that tape or glue your paper strips to the back of the paper insert in your frame. I used tape just in case I wanted to change anything later down the road.

DIY Weekly Dry Erase Agenda

Once everything is in place go ahead and place your round label stickers on the left side of your strips. Make sure to start one strip down.

Now this next step is totally your preference. I start my weeks on Sunday so I started with an “S”. I know others start their weeks on a Monday, so just pick which one you’d like to start with and put your sticker letters down.

DIY Weekly Dry Erase Agenda

Now once your done, put the glass back on, grab your dry erase maker and start planning your week. If you like you can even make two of these. One would be labeled “This Week” and the other would be labeled “Next Week.”

Hope you all like this DIY project. If you decide to make it, make sure to send me a picture on my Instagram with the #nikkishavendiy. Happy creating!

First Aid Beauty Purifying Mask with Red Clay Review

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First Aid Beauty Mask ReviewMy new must have product in my skin care routine is the First Aid Beauty Purifying Red Clay Mask. This mask has changed my life. At first I tried to use it once a week but I noticed that I might have been using it too much. Parts of my skin really don’t need the mask. So I apply the mask when needed to my t-zone and anywhere I might have a breakout.

With me coming back from camp last week my face was in a great need of some TLC. I had started to breakout on my forehead and jaw during camp. I knew right away when I got home which mask I was going to use. This makes my breakouts disappear like it had never even surfaced.

This mask does cost $30 and can be found at Sephora or the First Aid Beauty website. I honestly haven’t tried any other peel off mask so I cant compare it to anything else on the market, but I can say this is my favorite product in my skincare routine. I love how it makes my skin feel and look after using it. It keeps my face moisturized and feeling like baby’s bottom. I recommend trying it out for sure. Now if you are a little hesitant because of the price, go to Sephora and ask for a sample. The sample is enough for at least half of your face, but at least you don’t have to pay for it if you don’t like it. Below I will leave some tips I have learned throughout the time I’ve been using the mask. Next on my list is the Facial Radiance Overnight Mask from First Aid Beauty. If you’ve tried it leave your comments below :).

TIPS:

• Make sure to wash your face before and that it still is lightly damp
• Wetting the tips of your fingers will help smooth on the mask better
• Make sure to put a nice even layer on because if you don’t it will be hard to peel off

July Craze 2014

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Well hello again my little angels. It’s crazy to me how fast this year is going by. It’s August and my July was filled with a ton of fun and lots of well needed time to myself. My Tahoe trip was great and if you want to know more about it make sure to head over to my fitness blog to get the run down. Let’s get into what was hot in July.

Beauty
Oh hello again Benefit cosmetics! Benefit always finds a way to come out with something inventive and great. Everyone has been raving about the new They’re Real Push-up Eyeliner. I have not yet taken this new liner for a whorl because well, my eyeliner collection is a bit out of hand. If you have tried it definitely leave your comments below and tell everyone what you think about it!

Next is probably one of the best new eyeshadow palettes on the market. The Lorac Pro 2 palette rivals all the neutral palettes out there. With high pigmentation, 12 fabulous shades and great packaging, what else can a girl ask for? I really don’t need another neutral palette but, I just can’t say no anymore.

Fashion
If your anything like me you love the beach, warm water, and live to be in the sun. In July I found that a ton of people felt my exact same sentiments. Kimonos have taken over July. Many are wearing them as cover ups, but also just over a tank, some cut off shorts and calling it that! I’m in love with the whole look and have defiantly added it to my summer essentials.

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Photo Courtesy of Huffington Post

My Favorites
Last month I was cuckoo for cocoa puffs over some new people and companies. Gooseberry Intimates has caught my attention and I’m always drooling over what they post on Instagram. I’m a sucker for great lingerie and this company has some of the sexist pieces I’ve laid my eyes on. It always helps that the women they post wearing their items make you want everything they have on. If you haven’t checked them out make sure you do!gooseberry intimates

Photo Courtesy of Gooseberry Intimates

I’ve been a bit of a blog and YouTube junkie lately; Yes, more than normal. In July I fell back in love with Jouelzy on YouTube. She’s so real and I feel like I’m her friend when she talks to me through my computer. Go check her out and her book she wrote!

The Girl in the Yellow Dress is the new blogger who caught my eye in July. This mother has two adorable children and she post some great content. She’s recently moved to my neck of the woods and I love seeing the area through someone else’s eyes.

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Photo Courtesy of The Girl in the Yellow Dress

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