Whole Wheat Banana Pancakes
for dinner brings a smile to my face. It’s my favorite meal of the day, and with these whole wheat banana pancakes you get to indulge a little while still eating healthy. The recipe is pulled from the blog 100 Days of Real Food, which is a great little find in itself. If you are into taking steps towards cutting out processed food or refined ingredients try their 10 day pledge, (which I am going to attempt and will keep you posted when I do). I’m going to try the pancake recipe this weekend, and just as a preference of taste may swap out bananas for blueberries and use agave instead of maple syrup. I foreshadow this one being a winner!
Photo: 100 Days of Real Food
Did you know..
a Wendy’s frosty is made from 3 ingredients? I certainly didn’t. Okay, I don’t know if that’s fact or fiction, but I do know that I enjoyed my fair share of them as a kid. Food.com shared a recipe that is not in the least bit complicated and has gotten good write-ups. Always a promising sign. Hey, even if it is a variation on the original frosty, still worthy of trying.. if you’ve got an ice cream freezer.
16 ounces Cool Whip
1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
1 gallon chocolate milk
1. Pour condensed milk and Cool Whip in an ice cream freezer.
2. Fill to”fill line” with chocolate milk.
3. Stir all ingredients, then turn on machine and let it freeze!
on the kid scene, SMALLable may have been on your radar for some time. BUT if this gem of a shop isn’t, then it should be. They offer over 200 independent brands from all over the world, many of them you won’t see anywhere else. Fashion, furniture, decorations, games and books for babies and kids at all different price points. A great place to find interesting and thoughtfully designed gifts that parents will appreciate (and believe me be very thankful for) as much as the kids. As if the beautiful product selection isn’t enough, SMALLable has an amazing online magazine that’s an easy reference of all things cool.
Pincushion Growth Charts, $70
my mom marked the height of my brother, sister and me on the back of a door in our house. It’s sometimes hard to believe we were ever that little, and I still think it’s cool to have documented. So when I stopped by a new kids’ store that recently opened in my neighborhood, I couldn’t resist picking up this Growth Chart from Pincushion for my nephew. This colorful canvas chart is hand made in India from 100% organic cotton. They are screen-printed with fun scenes in toxin-free dyes with plenty of space to write down other milestones in addition to their growth progress. The store only had the city scene right now, but assured me others would be coming in soon, so my nieces will be getting one too.
We’ve talked about..
Cause & Effect Belt
Deadstock Swedish Army belts, as well as ones from Billykirk and Makr. Now, if you don’t already know about them, would like to introduce you to Cause & Effect. These good-looking belts are created by one man based out of the Tennessee mountains. Billy Moore has no facebook page, no twitter, no store but does have an email address, and that’s exactly how you order this one-of-a kind accessory. The crafting process is lengthy and everything is handmade down to the buckle; so patience is virtue but definitely worth the wait. However if you need instant gratification, some inventory has been stocked at Oakleaf & Acorn and Need Supply Co. As Cause & Effect simply states, “belts, buckles and cool shit”…we concur.
that time of year again. That’s right, sweater season is upon us. No surprise, but Albam Clothing came through (once again) with a must-have for guys. The JFK Sweater is offered in Grey, Black, Burgundy, and Navy. Crafted in Scotland, this chunky shawl collar sweater features herringbone grosgrain detail and contrast racking. It’s got buttons on the collar, so it can be worn buttoned up or doubled over. Pretty much an instant classic.
Photo: Albam Clothing
One of a kind..
Auburn Puffer Coat
pieces that will not dissapoint. Kristina Franco, who runs Allen Company Inc, offers a thoughtfully curated collection of vintage styles. New stock is added every Monday, and although the company is based out of Allentown, Pennsylvania, these are styles you’d come across at NYC boutiques. Choose from fab outerwear, tops, bottoms, shoes, bags & accessories. But act fast, I had my eye on a beautiful swing coat and while I was pondering my possible purchase, it became someone elses treasure. Timing is everything!
Oaxacan Skirt Set
Woven Leather Flats
Photos: Allen Company Inc.
Tomasz Donocik Double Gun Necklace, $148
is this Double Gun Pendant by Tomasz Donocik? The London based designer makes jewelry that is bold, modern and contemporary. Often his work is considered masculine, sometimes androgynous and always very cool. One gun is gold plated sterling silver gun, the other is oxidised sterling silver. It comes on a 76 cm oxidised silver chain. Available at farfetch.com and just might be the accessory for fall.
Fresher than the Farmers' Market Poster Fall
it’s fall, and I haven’t talked to one person who wasn’t happy about it. Coming across this Farmer’s Market Fall poster (via way of Aesthetic Outburst) made me even more delighted. However, if Autumn just isn’t the season that strikes your fancy there are also so many other great things at Wolfie & the Sneak. Clever prints, CIY (color it yourself) pillows, a pinhole camera and even a customizable poster, to name a few. If you’re looking to fill your walls with eye-catching but not such costly art, a visit to Wolfie & the Sneak is the way to go.
Image: Wolfie & the Sneak
Chrome Wall Hook $14.99
just got a little bit sweeter. Of course, this doesn’t beat real deal, (my sister and her family have 2 pugs that are total loves), but if you can’t get your hands on an actual dog, this Chrome Wall Hook isn’t a bad alternative. It’s designed to be mounted with one screw and seems ideal for hanging anything with straps. Who wouldn’t want to come home to this?
Photo: Mod Cloth