Tuesday, September 27, 2016

#morningswithmichaela

Good morning sunshine! 

This morning waking up early to go to spin was rough. After just walking 26.2 miles, my body aches. But guess what? I am alive, healthy, and fully capable of anything life throws my way today. 

It's time to wake up everyday with the determination to better not only yourself, but the world around you. You are a gift and your light shines so bright. You are strong, beautiful, and important. 

Be your own best friend. Chose to love yourself. I promise you it will be 100% worth it. If your looking for a sign, this is it. 

Thank you for being wonderfully, unapologetically you. 

Thank you for reading! 
Love always, 
Michaela 

Monday, September 5, 2016

Nanny's Famous Zucchini Bread and Pumpkin Scones!

Hello!

I hope everyone reading this is having a fabulous Labor Day weekend. I know that I sure have! This past Saturday I spent my night baking up a storm with my Nanny and my Mom. It was so nice to have a relaxing night in making delicious treats, and enjoying each others company. I kid you not, my Nanny's zucchini bread recipe is to die for! It has always been one of my all time favorite things to eat.

Zucchini Bread:

Preheat oven to 350 F, bake for 50-60 minutes!

3 eggs well beaten
1 cup of oil
2 cups of sugar
2 cups of well packed grated zucchini
1 tsp vanilla
3 cups of flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp baking soda

Optional: 1 cup of chocolate chips, raisins, or nuts

You can use whatever type of flour, sugar, or oil that you prefer! It's very easy to change this recipe to fit your own personal preferences.


We also made Chungah's, from Damn Delicious, Starbucks Pumpkin Scone copy cat recipe that I will link here! They turned out to be so delicious, which I wasn't surprised by at all! I highly recommend making them, especially with fall just around the corner!

Let me know if you end up testing out either of these two recipes, I promise you won't be disappointed!

Have a great rest of your day! Thank you for reading!

Love always,
Michaela


Saturday, September 3, 2016

Spotlight On: Madison Dussault

Good morning everyone! Happy Saturday!

As most of you may know I'm obsessed with all things home decor and rustic DIY's lately! My friend Brittany and I have been trying to get my apartment looking and feeling like home. It's been a blast going to different Home Goods stores and antique shops searching for things we think would be a good fit.

For the past couple of months my friend Madison has been posting all of these incredible projects on Facebook. The other day I saw that she had created her own personal page to showcase her work. As I was scrolling down I kept thinking to myself, "I want this, and that... oh and that too!"

I reached out to her because I don't think I've seen something she has made that I did not like. I thought you all would be interested in seeing her work as well. That being said, let me introduce Madison!

"Hi everyone! My name is Madison Dussault. I am 20 years old and live in a very small town called Warwick, MA. I recently started a little business that I named Madison's Rustic Creations, showcasing all of my talent and creativity into home decor. Living in Warwick has many perks; peace and quiet, and being able to thoroughly enjoy the great outdoors. I’ve always had to make my own fun. Ever since I was a little kid I have had an artistic ability, looking at one thing and wanting to change it into something entirely different. Everything around me inspires me! Including one of my all time favorite websites, PINTEREST! Pinterest challenges me, making me want to try to build this, or paint that. There are so many awesome projects that I want to tackle,  and can't wait to accomplish! I am very passionate about everything that I do and I believe that it shows. Check out my Facebook page, Madison's Rustic Creations! Thank you & God bless you all."

While talking to Madison she was explaining to me that she spends hours on end creating each piece, and that her fiancĂ© helps her when she needs help with power tools. I think it’s awesome and so cute that they have a hobby that they can enjoy together!

Please visit and like her new Facebook page to stay up to date with her business!


Here are some of her favorite projects she has finished so far:




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After:


Thank you for reading! I hope you all have an amazing long weekend!

Love always,

Michaela 





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