Friday, May 31, 2013

Five For Friday

1. A yummy Prosecco with a cute label has me brainstorming Ann Potter Baking's rebranding.

2. Loving our herb garden and the abundance of fresh basil we now have in our fridge.

3. Excited to borrow this cookbook from Santa Fe. It has me super excited for our New Mexico vacay in July!

4. Catching up on some sewing projects and finally completing these pillows inspired from Furbish Studio.

$20 scrap fabric instead of $300. Win!

5. Laughing at kitty Oliver and his new haircut. Less shedding makes for a happier house wife. I promise we buy him toys but straws, pipe cleaners and trash is more his style.

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Mexico Must Haves

With our Mexico vacay just a week away, I am starting to think of outfits and realizing that last year's summer wardrobe options are supa boring. Isn't that the way it always goes? I'm sure Brady is going to read this and think "greattttt". 

Here are some things I am currently coveting:

Tracy Reese Drop of Watercolor Dress

Neon The Shore Sandal

Mara Hoffman Cheetah Embroidered Bikini

JadeTRIBE Clutch

Red Feather Print Dress

What are your tropical packing must-haves?

Friday, May 24, 2013

Five for Friday

1. Practicing my "double unders" with my new speed rope.. Obviously a Brady present- at least he got me pink! :) #crossfitter???

2. The traditional gift for your second anniversary is cotton and Brady of course couldn't abide by the "no gifts" restriction.. Our trip to Playa Mujeres is present enough!

3. Loving these Champagne Mangoes from Sams.

4. Enjoying this easy read from my Dad's library. One of the simple joys of going home- getting book recommendations!

5. Laughing so so hard at this self-timed anniversary picture that Lily Potter felt the need to photo bomb. Silly dog!

Gotta have an anniversary pic!
And I have to include a sweet Zoe pic!

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Home Sweet Home-Fayetteville

Today is my first Wednesday as a "baker". Bear with me, it's the little things people.. We had a great weekend at the river house with friends and then I stayed a couple of extra days in Fayetteville so I could spend time with my family. It was glorious and these pictures are just a few of the reasons why. I caught up on sleep (minus Monday night when the storms rolled through), did a little shopping, ate delicious food and drank wine on the pavilion with my parents. Sigh...

Peonies just about to bloom.

Admiring my pedicure while walking around the garden.

A great lunch date with mom and Meghan finished off with the most divine dessert imaginable. Maple bacon brittle ice cream? Yes, puhlease!!

Fresh Arkansas strawberries for breakfast. 

A sweet "Congratulations!" present from my momma and sister. Pine Cone Hill summer robe.
I am back in Little Rock and back in action. Shipped some cookies this morning, now onto errands for my business. Happy Hump Day!

Friday, May 17, 2013

Life Lately

Day two of baking "full time" is going great! I'm trying to catch up on some things including business stuff, home tasks, and life in general. For the time being- Here are some of the projects I have completed.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Second Anniversary

Wedding anniversaries are so much fun! They are the perfect excuse to peruse through your wedding photos fondly, thinking of the tight abs and thin thighs that you so painstakingly worked towards for that fateful day. Ha- I kid- but seriously- I need to meet up with Jillian Michaels and become bff this spring. Happy Anniversary hubs Brady! I am so lucky to have you in my life.. These are some of the main reasons:

  • You are patient. Super duper patient.
  • Thoughtful doesn't begin to cover it- picking me up donuts when you know I need them (maybe you are to fault for loose abs), making me coffee and breakfast every morning, playing tennis with me even though you are tired. Selfless man you are!
  • Happy. You make me happy daily and can always change my mood when I'm struggling, frustrated or tired.
  • I get to laugh daily with you and you are super funny even when you aren't trying, especially when eating large bites of food or getting caught doing something you aren't supposed to be doing.
  • You take care of me and everything else in our life- the dogs, kitty Oliver, our electric appliances and doctors appointments. What do I do? I'm really not quite sure.. 
  • You teach me daily and show me that I need to be and am capable of being a better person, wife and friend. As the know-it-all that I am, I need these lessons and I am grateful that you are the person teaching them to me.
  • We bond over silly games including scrabble, The Kevin Bacon game, and Rock Paper Scissors.
  • I can always rely on you in times of need, especially if I were on "Who Wants to be a Millionaire" and had a movie trivia question.
  • In this little life we have you allow me to follow my dreams and are my biggest support- cue shameless Ann Potter Baking name drop.
All jokes aside- I am one lucky wifey and love being married to this man.


Can we please get re-married? Such a fun day filled with family, friends, and love!

Monday, May 13, 2013

Banana Whole Grain Muffins

Brady cooks breakfast every day.  Let me rephrase that, he cooks a gourmet, New Orleans French Quarter restaurant breakfast every single day. I generally instagram a picture of breakfast and then act like it is my creation (ha) but the secret's out now! On the weekends I try to pick up some of the breakfast slack and tend to try out new recipes on him. I was craving muffins in a bad way so I decided to make a healthy recipe that would last us throughout the week using some very ripe bananas and some whole grain ingredients even though we generally eat Paleo on weekdays. These muffins aren't made with any oil or butter so they are low in fat and a light alternative to normal baked goods.

Banana Whole Grain Muffins with a drizzle of honey. Yum!

Here is your cast of characters:
2 Cups Cheerios (I had multi-grain in the pantry) 
1 1/2 Cups Whole Wheat Flour
1/3 Cup Brown Sugar
1/2 Cup Whole Oats
1 Tablespoon Ground Flaxseed
1 Teaspoon Baking Soda
1 Teaspoon Baking Powder
Pinch of salt
1 Egg White
2/3 Cup Milk

First measure out your cheerios and crunch up in the bowl, then add all other dry ingredients, mix thoroughly.

Add your wet ingredients to the bowl and mix on low speed with an electric mixer until incorporated. 

Spoon into a muffin tin fitted with paper liners and bake at 350 for 12-15 minutes until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.

Be sure to enjoy your yummy muffins with baked eggs caprese style, fresh Arkansas strawberries and a yummy homemade latte with vanilla cinnamon whipped cream.

Happy Monday friends!