Banana Bread Oatmeal and Some Frustecorating

Frustecorating: a hybrid of the word “decorating” and “frustrating” that pretty much explains my experience whenever I try to make my house look nice

I can do outfits.  I can clean and organize like nobody’s business.  But decorating?  It’s frustecorating.  I stink at it.  My process involves buying things and taking them back.  Buying things and taking them back.

I have three places in my house that need some sprucing.  The wall space above my television, a wall beside the front window, and the space above my computer.  I utterly failed at the first two.  I consider this a minor success.

Desk

I found the mirror on clearance at Target.  The two small pictures with typewriter keys on them came from HomeGoods.  It’s trendy geek.  Perfect.  The other six pictures I purchased I will be returning.  Bleh.

But you’re probably not here for my lame decorating tips.

I will spare you another ode to the Nutribullet.  But seriously, you should get one.  Here’s another fantastic oatmeal remix made creamier and smoother than ever with the magic of the Nutribullet.

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Banana Bread Oatmeal

  • 1 banana
  • 1/2 cup of oats
  • 1/2 cup of water
  • 1/2 cup of almond milk
  • 1 tablespoon of Greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon of chia seeds
  • 1/2 Scoop of vanilla protein powder
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon of cinnamon (or way more if you want!)
  • 1 tablespoon of vanilla flavor
  • Dash of nutmeg
  • Dash of cinnamon (on top)

Boil the 1/2 cup of water and the 1/2 cup of almond milk.  Reduce the heat to medium and add 1/2 cup of oats.  Cook for 5 minutes.

In a blender or bullet, add half of the cooked oats, 1/2 of the banana, 1 tablespoon of greek yogurt, 1 tablespoon of chia seeds, 1/2 scoop of vanilla protein powder, 1 1/2 tablespoons of cinnamon, 1 tablespoon of vanilla flavor, and a dash of nutmeg.  Combine until smooth.

Put about half of the mixture in a bowl.  Slice the remaining 1/2 banana and add a layer of banana slices.  Add the remaining oats that you didn’t blend.  Add the rest of the blended mixture.  Layer the remaining banana on top and splash with some cinnamon.  So pretty.

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Something to do with those Christmas Lights

Putting up Christmas decorations is such a bummer.  I dread it before I even put them out in November! Here’s an idea to keep a touch of Christmas around all year.

Remember that pink and teal Christmas tree?  I just couldn’t let myself put it away entirely.  So I did this:

Pink Bathroom Lights

It’s just one string of pink lights around my bathroom mirror.  I may get tired of it in a few months, but for now, I think it’s pretty awesome.  The lights give just enough light to see what you need but still take a relaxing shower.  Take that, Rubbermaid boxes that get to spend the next eleven months with my Christmas decorations.