banana and coconut muffins

September 16, 2014

banana and coconut muffin recipe via M Loves M @marmar
Fall is my favorite time for baking and I feel like I have a recipe To Do list that's a mile long. Seriously, I want to make way too much food right now haha! Muffins are a favorite though because it's a great grab and go breakfast. I thought these BANANA AND COCONUT MUFFINS would be perfect. and they're healthy too!  Well, as healthy as muffins can get. I topped half the muffins with shredded coconut for Matthew since it's his fave, and I put granola on top of the other half for me. It worked out and it ensured there wasn't any muffin stealing going on! Sometimes we get quite protective over our sweets!
making banana and coconut muffin recipe via M Loves M @marmar
making banana and coconut muffin recipe via M Loves M @marmar
making banana muffins via M Loves M @marmar
making banana and coconut muffin recipe via M Loves M @marmar
banana and coconut muffin recipe via M Loves M @marmar
banana and coconut muffin recipe via M Loves M @marmar
banana and coconut muffin recipe via M Loves M @marmar


Banana & Coconut Muffins
makes 12 muffins

INGREDIENTS
1.5 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 stick (1/4 pound) unsalted butter, melted and cooled
1 extra large egg
1/4 cup whole milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 ripe medium-sized banana, mashed
1 ripe medium-sized banana, diced
1/2 cup small diced walnuts
1/3 cup sweetened shredded coconut
shredded coconut or granola for topping

DIRECTIONS
Preheat over to 350 degrees.

Cook for 20-24 minutes, rotating halfway through. Enjoy!
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These muffins were so yummy and I couldn't resist eating them as a midday snack too! 

xox

fall walks with sorel

September 15, 2014


fall outfit with sorel boots, M Loves M @marmar
This time of year is really my favorite. The temperatures start to drop, although not too much, and the leaves start to change color. There's an excitement in the air around homecoming games, apple picking and several types of fall activities. One of my favorite things to do is go on evening walks with Matthew. We both get home, change into some comfortable clothes and trek out with Ginger usually in tow. I love the dimming light, the scattered leaves and the rustic smell that fills the air. When taking our walks I'll usually pair jeans with a sweater and a stylish yet functional pair of boots.  The SOREL Slimshortie bootie is beautifully made and they have an iconic fall look to them. I'm so excited to wear them more this fall with tights and cozy socks!
cropped oatmeal sweater with plaid button up and jeans via M Loves M @marmar
styling Sorel boots for fall, via M Loves M @marmar
oatmeal cropped sweater with brown wool hat for fall, via M Loves M @marmar
fall jeans and a sweater outfit with Sorel boots via M Loves M
fall outfit with jeans, a sweater and Sorel boots, via M Loves M @marmar
top J.Crew, sweater Nordstrom, jeans James Jeans, boots c/o SOREL, hat Nordstrom, watch Fossil, bag Fossil

There's a duality of function and style that I love with SOREL boots. I've long admired their classic Joan of Arctic style but since I don't live in, or travel to, the snow I couldn't justify the purchase. These short boots are perfect for me though. They have a combo of waterproof leather, felt and material that will keep me dry during the rain and the Western-inspired look is super stylish for fall. I know I'll get a lot of use out of these guys!

xox
Disclosure: This post was sponsored by SOREL but, as always, all thoughts and opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting my amazing sponsors!



the friday five

September 12, 2014

The Friday Five: spotted dress, pink faux leather moto jacket, hinged collar necklace, Vince Brigham booties, Prada Saffiano Tote in blush via M Loves M @marmar


Black and white is a classic combo and whether it's stripes, polka dots, or an animal print, I'm all about it! This SPOTTED DRESS with a ruffle hem is so cute and I love how you can add color to really make it stand out!

I'm totally a pink girl, through and through. The color makes me happy so I love wearing it. This PINK FAUX LEATHER MOTO JACKET is so cute and would look great with a simple shift dress or even jeans and a tee. It would definitely turn some heads, don't you think? Also, it's under $100!!

I love minimalist jewelry. It's simple yet bold and makes a unique statement. This GOLD HINGED CHOKER would look great with a basic tee or a black dress. It's one of those pieces you could wear day or night.

I am obsessed with these VINCE BRIGHAM BOOTIES! My friend Rachel has them in black and they look amazing on her. I think the graphite gray color is amazing though and would go with everything this fall!

Last night I went to the mall to do some browsing and had to stop into Prada. Prada makes some of the most beautiful bags that are incredibly well made and extremely classic. I tried on this blue one but one look at this beautiful PRADA SAFFIANO SMALL GARDENER'S TOTE BAG IN BLUSH/CAMMEO and I was in love! It has a feminine and polished look and I would wear it all the time. I'm going to save up and hopefully get it soon!! It might take a little convincing from the hubby but I think I can do it!

Looking for more shopping inspiration? Check on my FALL 2014 ESSENTIALS!

Happy Friday everyone!

xox




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