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Now I know it might seem like I’m quite the homemaker due to my love for decorating, but let me just tell you that I have to be good at that to make up for my lack of skills in the kitchen. It’s true, I am not a great cook. Now baking and anything sweet…that’s another story and I do have some tricks up my sleeve there. One of my favorite recipes of all time is this one for banana bread. My aunt and mom have made this for years and I now have adopted the recipe as my own. It’ll take some time to save up enough bananas but as soon as you do, try this and you will hate that you didn’t know about it sooner. Enjoy!


12 old bananas (I mean, outside peel is turning black old. Keep them in the freezer in a gallon Ziploc bag until you’ve saved up enough)

6 cups of sugar

6 cups of flour

2 cups of butter

4 tsp of baking soda

8 eggs

1 tsp of salt

1 tsp of vanilla

2 cups of buttermilk

Step 1: Get ingredients together.



*This is what the bananas should look like…pretty nasty looking but I promise they will taste fantastic! The older the bananas, the sweeter the bananas which makes for great banana bread.

Step 2: Get mixing bowl ready, I absolutely love using the Kitchen Aid mixing bowl because it’s plenty big enough for all of the ingredients.


Step 3: Empty all dry ingredients together.


Step 4: Mix dry ingredients.


Step 5: Mash bananas until they are a smooth liquid.


Step 6: Add all wet ingredients to the mixture and blend well.


Step 7: Spray the bottom of your loaf pans with PAM.


Step 8: Pour batter into loaf pans.



*They should be filled about 2/3 of the way with batter.


**This recipe will make about three large loaves of banana bread.

Step 9: Bake at 375 degrees for one hour. I rotate the pans on the shelves at the half way point of 30 minutes.



*They should be a golden brown and will rise some out of the pan as shown.

Step 10: Let cool, cut, and serve.


My personal tip is to wrap the loaves in clear plastic wrap and keep in the refrigerator for breakfast and daytime snacks. I love the banana bread hot, fresh out of the oven, and then cool, after being in the refrigerator for a day or so.

xoxo Candice





I’ve mentioned before that shopping is just in my blood thanks to my lovely mom. I’m absolutely positive that I started shopping sales with my momma in the womb. She taught me early on that even though its sometimes a difficult task, shopping off season is best for the pocketbook. I recently scored a few Christmas treasures for 75% off at a little boutique in town. I would’ve never paid full price for these items but absolutely couldn’t pass them up for this price. I purchased 15 ornaments and 4 candy canes for less than $30 (full price was almos ($110!). I’m also dreaming of cooler days, scarves, and seasonal Starbucks drinks so I thought this would  be a nice escape for today. Enjoy!









(Lary’s florist boutique in Friendswood, Tx)

xoxo Candice

  • Gwen - Love, love, love the blog today. You have been shopping since you were in the womb and have become quite the shopper these days. I can’t wait to see what your very “First Christmas Tree” will look like in your beautiful new home.

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If you’ve followed my blog for some time now, you know that my husband is pretty handy. He built these farmhouse style end tables originally for our living room. They ended up being too large for the living area so I adopted them in the master bedroom and we both love all of the space they allow for. I most definitely have plans to paint or stain these bad boys and have dreams of incorporating a few black and white accessories to this room to add some contrast but right now I’m enjoying the serene and neutral pallet we have going on. I thought it would be neat to show you where the room started so I hope you enjoy!










(headboard: Joss and Main; bedding, white blanket: Bed Bath and Beyond; sequined pillow: Pottery Barn; flowers, mirrors, frames, lamps, baskets, clock: HomeGoods; gold cups: Starbucks; curtains: JCPenny)

xoxo Candice


  • Sara Holt - Love the nightstands. I wish my husband was crafty enough to build us some! 😀ReplyCancel