Chocolate Banana Bread

Absolutely amazingly easy chocolate banana bread! This quick bread is truly a quick bread. It uses chocolate cake mix as the base. That means it’s part cake and part bread. Together this Chocolate Banana Bread is amazing.

I mean, come on. Look at that bread and tell me you don’t want to shove a slice in your mouth right now. I even threw in some chocolate chips for extra amazing factor. It’s so moist and soft because the cake mix and bananas got married to become this delicious creation. My little guy couldn’t get enough of this Chocolate Banana Bread. Make it make it make it. [Read more...]

Amazing DIY Liquid Laundry Detergent!

AMAZING liquid laundry detergent, this stuff works so well and smells amazing! Guys, I’m not gonna lie to you, I’ve tried the homemade laundry detergent before intending to share it… and it was awful! I actually tried homemade laundry detergents twice before this one and both just did not make the cut. I had basically almost given up on DIY laundry detergent completely, when my good friend Keesha text me and said she had a recipe and wanted to make it together! I had my doubts, but she told me her mom and her sister had both been using this kind forever and swore by it and I decided I would give it a go. Holy cow.. I am in love with the stuff! I don’t know if it was because my first two attempts were for dry laundry detergent, or what, but this DIY liquid laundry detergent is AMAZING!

Every time I open up the washer to switch loads I am filled with joy because it smells fresh and clean, leaves no gross residue, and gets out tough dirt and stains! I have been so impressed, I basically couldn’t wait to share it with you. Not to mention, the recipe makes a 5 gallon tub and you only need 1/2 cup detergent for top loader machines and 1/4 for front loader machines per load! Suffice it to say, this recipe is gonna shrink your laundry expenses considerably! Let’s get started shall we? [Read more...]

Happy Weekend: Links to Love

happy weekend! [bear lake, utah]Happy weekend everybody! Is it just me or is anybody else so ready for cardigans and pumpkin and crisp air they could die?? Seriously, fall is so close I can taste it! Something about school starting and the fact that it is almost September means I am officially allowed to start planning for and daydreaming about the holidays! I swear the last four months of the year always go past in an eye blink, and I am a planner, so I like to get prepping early! Enough Christmas talk though.. how about some fall inspired links this week?

Who wants a bouquet of freshly sharpened pencils?? Or how about just one of the best romantic comedies ever.

The mandatory pumpkin candle.

Fun and easy pumpkin/glitter craft!

Haha, all about the “sweater body!”

A cheap, fun, fall book for the babes.

All the fall TV shows!! What are you looking forward to watching??

Great fall polish color, can’t beat OPI.

Amazing pumpkin chocolate swirl brownies!

Loving this zippered front cardi! On sale too..

Enjoy the weekend friends!



Lace Embellished Trucker Hat


It’s Kara from While Camden Sleeps here to share another easy sewing project, the lace embellished trucker hat!  I’m so excited with how this turned out–especially since it took me less than a half hour!

Back in high school, I refashioned a wedding dress into a prom dress.  I used some bridal lace from Joann’s to make the sleeves a little thicker.  It’s been 7 years and I still had some of that lace left over taunting me in my craft room.  I’m glad I finally put it to good use on this hat!

I got my hat from Amazon and they have almost every color you can image for pretty cheap, I got mine here.  I love how the lace provides the perfect feminine juxtaposition to the casual nature of a trucker hat.

This was such a fun project, anyone can do it! [Read more...]