Banana Oat Muffins

Hey Loves! F & J here!

We have been in a bit of a baking kick lately and felt like we scored with these delicious goodies. They are really easy to make and filled with good for you ingredients. These muffins are moist and not too sweet. We ate them plain but think they would pair nicely with a smudge of peanut butter, or even just butter right after they come out of the oven. we are sure you will love them!

Ingredients

1/3 melted coconut oil

1/2 cup of honey

2 eggs

3 bananas

1/4 cup almond milk

1 tsp baking soda

1 1/2 tsp of vanilla extract

1/2 tsp salt

1 tsp of cinnamon

1 3/4 cups of flour

1/2 cups oats

1/2 cup chocolate chips

coconut sugar for sprinkling on the top

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees, and prep muffin tins, either spray or line the tray.
  2. Mix the melted coconut oil and honey until throughly mixed and add eggs. Beat in mashed bananas, vanilla and almond milk.
  3. Mix together dry ingredients (baking soda, salt, cinnamon, flour, oats), then slowly add to the banana mixture. Fold in chocolate chips (optional) until completely combined
  4. Pour the batter in the muffin tray, and sprinkle coconut sugar on top for an added bit of sweetness. Bake for 22 – 25 minutes, or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
  5. Enjoy!

If you have any delicious recipes you want to share we would love to try them, comment below!

Love,

F & J

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Girls Night In

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Hey Loves! F & J here!

It can be quite hard to find time in our busy lives to take care of ourselves and just relax, so the other day when we stopped by Ulta Beauty to pick up a few things and we decided we would have a girls night in to just relax and pamper ourselves a little bit. We decided to try something different than we usually do and picked up H2O+ Beauty probiotic bubbling mask and TonyMoly magic foot peeling shoes. The mask felt nice on and it was a rather funny feeling with all the bubbling. It is not the bubbling mask that went viral but we did get some laughs looking at ourselves and each other. We definitely recommend you give it a try! The foot peeling shoes were super easy to use and made our feet softer. Be warned that it takes 4-6 days before the peeling STARTS. The peeling process hasn’t finished for us but we are looking forward to it being done so our whole feet will be super soft and completely refreshed.

We definitely forget to take more time for ourselves when we need it and having this night in was a relaxing and easy way for us to give ourselves a little self love. We recommend carving out time in your schedule and allowing yourselves some self love too! We will definitely be trying to do this more often.

What’s your favorite way to spend a night in? We’d love to hear what you do and give it a try ourselves!

Love,

F & J

Our Favorite Mascara

Hey Loves! F & J here!

We know how hard it is to find a product that you love. There are always so many options out there and you want to test them all to find the best, but thats a lot of work. Especially with makeup, there are literally countless products out there. We get it, so we did the hard work for you! We tested countless mascaras, from drugstore to high end brands, and we rallied up all of our favorites and rated them by category! We can say we actually use these brands and we love them, and continue to buy them. We hope you get some knowledge out of this list because we wish we had it before going on our quest to find the best.

Best Volume- Better Than Sex Mascara by Too Faced $23 – This mascara has always been amazing at giving our lashes full coverage and makes them seem really thick and full. If you like to surround your lashes with dark and full lashes, this is your winner!

Best Lengthening- Roller Lash Curling and Lifting Mascara by Benefit  $24 – If your goal with your eye lashes is to have them long in length you will love the Roller Lash. The main thing we notice when we use this mascara is that it makes our lashes look long without the clumping you can get from other mascaras.

Best Drug Store- Lash Sensational Mascara by Maybelline $9 – If you are on a budget and you don’t want your lashes to have to sacrifice, we highly suggest this mascara! Its always one we come back to and the one we use on the daily! It lengthens while offering volume, and is great at not clumping which we hate!

Overall Favorite- They’re Real! Lengthening & Volumizing Mascara by Benefit $24- This mascara has to be our favorite hands down! Almost every time we use it we get compliments! This product gives our lashes length as well as volume, and the application is very smooth and not clumpy at all. The results last all day too! If you feel like you splurging and can’t decide which mascara, we highly suggest this one! You won’t be disappointed.

Do you have a favorite mascara that we should try? Leave a comment below and we would love to test it out! Now go flaunt those beautiful lashes.

Love,

F & J

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Spring Playlist •2018•

Hey Loves! F & J here!Though the weather in Seattle has been quite rainy we’ve have been lucky enough to get a few really sunny days that we have been able to take advantage of. And on those days we love to blast upbeat music to help us feel even more like we are actually in spring. So we put together this playlist so you can put it on and feel the spring spirit with us!

Take a listen and let us know what you think. And if you have any songs to share with us please let us know down in the comments below. We would love to hear from you!

Love,

F & J

Tomato Mozzarella Chicken

Hey Loves! F & J here!

We always find it hard to decide what we want to eat for any meal but especially dinner. We have a long list of requirements; we want it to be easy to cook, relatively healthy, delicious, and something new and exciting. It’s hard to find things to satisfy all our requirements but this does! And it tasted so good we just had to share it with you!

To start slice your chicken breast about 3/4 of the way through, the put a little salt and pepper to taste. Then fill the gaps with fresh basil, tomatoes, and top it off with fresh mozzarella. Place it in the oven at 400 degrees for 35-40 minutes or until the chicken is fully cooked to 165 degrees internally. It’s as simple as that! We added a little extra flavor with a side of pesto, which is completely optional. It is delicious with or without it.

Let us know if you give this a try and what you think by leaving a comment down below. And if you have any suggestions for us to try we’d love to hear those too!

Love,

F & J

Lemon Blueberry Cupcakes

Hey Loves! F & J here!

The sun has been shining bright here in Seattle and the sun is rising earlier and despite the cold weather it’s starting to feel like spring! So when we felt like getting a little crafty in the kitchen we decided to make a lemon cupcake with a blueberry frosting. We did get a little creative and added our own little touches to the recipe and we were delighted when we finished and got to try them.We will definitely be making them again!

 We will put the recipes down below so you can make them at home.


The Lemon Cupcake:

  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/2 cup room temperature butter
  • 2 room temperature eggs
  • 2 teaspoons lemon extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup whole milk

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees

2. Beat the sugar, butter, eggs, and lemon extract until it is all smooth and creamy

3. In a separate bowl mix the baking powder, flour, and salt

4. Slowly mix the dry ingredients into the wet ones

5. Fill cupcake liners with batter and bake for 15-20 minutes (you can stick a toothpick in a cupcake and if it comes out clean they’re done baking!)


Blueberry Buttercream Frosting:

  • 1 cup Fresh Blueberries
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 cup softened butter
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • Milk (not always needed)

1. Put your fresh blueberries and water in a sauce pan and simmer on medium heat until the blueberries break down and most of the water is gone

2. Strain blueberries (pressing through with a spatula if needed)

3. Place in fridge and let cool completely

4. Mix powdered sugar, butter, and vanilla together

5. Add milk if the frosting is too thick, just be careful you don’t add any more than necessary so it doesn’t become too thin!

6. Add 3 tablespoons cooled blueberry sauce to the buttercream frosting


Make sure you let your cupcakes completely cool before adding frosting. We just cut the corner off a plastic ziploc bag to frost. And topped them off with a tiny wedge of fresh lemon.

We highly recommend you give them a try! We’d love to hear what you think so let us know in the comments below. Also let us know what other fun baking ideas you have that we can test out in our kitchen!

Love,

F & J

FabFitFun Unboxing – Spring 2018

Hey Loves! F & J here!

We cannot stop raving how absolutely exciting it is to receive a FabFitFun box in the mail! It is always like Christmas Day every season opening the gorgeous box. This is the third box we have received and we don’t have a single complaint about the products that come in it. The spring box is filled with gorgeous colors that  make us excited to say goodbye to this never ending winter season.

The thing that we are the most excited about is the gorgeous Rachel Pally Clutch. It can be used for travel essentials or a clutch to compliment a perfect spring outfit. The adorable and dainty ‘love’ bracelet is also something that we can’t wait to pair with our outfits.

We love that the box is filled with items for self love and care. The massage roller is something we can’t wait to use after a super charged workout. And even though we have never thought we needed an eye mask now that we have an adorable one we can’t wait to use it while soaking up a lip mask and a lit yummy ‘Super Boom’ candle to help set the Spring Vibe.

The beauty products of the box never disappoint as well. The gorgeous lip palette is also filled with so many beautiful colors that can match any spring mood you have. There is also a skin perfecting lotion that we can’t wait to use on our face.  And nail ridge filler which is supposed to help gel damaged nails, which is perfect for us (guilty)!

If you haven’t joined FabFitFun yourself, you can snag a subscription by clicking here, and trust us you won’t regret it.

Happy Spring!

Love,

F & J