I LOVE this around Spring & Easter because it’s an easier version of a pie/cheesecake. It has bananas in it, it’s a beautiful pastel yellow & did i mention DELICIOUS, everyone will love it + it only takes a few minutes to throw together.
Paula Deen’s Not Yo Mama’s Banana Pudding
Servings=10 Time=15 minutes
• 12oz tub of Whipped Cream
• 1 14oz can of Sweetened Condensed Milk
• 8oz Block of Cream Cheese
• 2 C Milk
• 1 5oz Package of Instant Vanilla Pudding
• 4-5 Bananas
• 2 bags of Chessman Cookies
In the bottom of a 13×9 pan, make a layer of chessman cookies.
Slice bananas and layer on top of the chessman cookies.
Combine milk & vanilla pudding in a bowl stir until thick pudding consistency.
In another bowl mix softened cream cheese and sweetened condensed milk until smooth.
Fold thawed whipped cream into the cream cheese mixture.
Add cream cheese mixture to the pudding and stir until well blended.
Pour the mixture over the bananas and cookies in the pan.
Top with the remaining bag of chessman cookies.
Store in the fridge until ready to serve. Please note that the bananas will oxidize over time & the cookies will start to get soft so make and serve the same day.
Hi friends, I hope your Christmas & Holiday season are going great! I wanted to share some of my favorites & finds on amazon that would make great gifts for all the ladies in your life mom, sister, wife, girlfriend, best friend etc! Hopefully this list gives you some ideas & makes shopping a little easier for you!
Make-up Case – This is perfect for traveling & has TONS of room for your makeup & pouches on top for brushes.
Magnesium Bath Flakes – I love taking magnesium baths at night they help you to relax & wind down, they help with insomnia, anxiety, joint pain, cramps, depression & it’s great for your skin.
Bath Pillow – this is an great gift that most people wouldn’t think of to buy for themself but is incredible once they use & have it.
Scalp Massaging Brush – this little brush helps stimulate your scalp to promote hair growth. Use it while shampooing your hair in the shower to get a really good scrub too.
Claw Clip Set – These have been a HUGE hit this year, comes in a pack of 4 & a few different color options! You could even buy a set and split them up.
Olaplex Hair No. 3 – I’ve been using this hair mask for awhile & I absolutely love it. You can use it once a week leave it on for at least 10 minutes & up to over night for extremely damaged hair.
Hair Turban Towel – comes in a pack of 2, that you can split up into 2 gifts if you need. It would be such a cute/practical gift if you pair it with the claw clip set, scalp scrubber or even the hair mask.
Detangling Brush – the top selling brush on amazon & everyone is saying it’s better than the wet brush, I just ordered one too!
Bath Tray – another great item for the person who seems to have everything! Makes relaxing in the bath that much more convenient.
Working Hands Cream – By far my favorite hand lotion, I put it on at night and my hands feel baby soft in the morning.
Letter Necklace – I love personalized gifts, they feel so much more thoughtful & this one is still a GREAT price.
Pavoli Gold Hoops – another great inexpensive gift ideas for your BFF, sister or mom, the best part of this brand is that the hoops don’t tarnish. I wear mine everyday & have for the past 3 ish months – working out, showering everything & they still look brand new.
Acrylic Lap Desk – I need this in my life, like right now while I’m typing this actually. It’s so beautiful & won’t clash with their current bedroom decor. Great for someone who works from home!
Be Still Devotional Book – I have about a week of devotionals left & it’s such a relatable book. The perfect way for anyone to start their day off.
Candle Accessory Set – beautiful gift for home decor or candle lovers. This is a practical gift to make your candles last longer and it’s pretty enough to display. Extra 5% off coupon right now.
32 oz. Hydro Flask – I love this monochromatic grey hydro flask, I just ordered it for myself. Comes with straw lid & flex boot to protect it!
Nike Sweatshirt – comes in 7 colors & all colors on on sale! I love that because even the good colors are on sale not just the less popular ones.
Steve Madden OTK Boots – these are such a great price point for over the knee boots. They are such great quality beautiful boots & the suede fabric is super soft. Obsessed with the pointed toe and flared blocked heel.
Free People Ruby Jacket – I’ve been wanting this jacket for awhile, but I’m sure you know along with the FP name comes the price tag, but this is such a great deal! The 2 colors on sale are indigo & dirty olive.
Half Zip Pullover Sweater – I’m loving this half zip sweater & big collar trend. Comes in quite a few colors, hem is not quite “cropped” but it is shorter and falls in line with your waist.
Baublebar Smiley Bracelet – I can’t handle how cute this gold beaded stretch bracelet is! Only $12 & would make such a great gift for a GF!
Philosophy Bubble Bath & Shower Gel – there are certain season products I love to buy & this candy cane bubble bath is one of them! I’ve already taken a few candy cane baths this year. Smells amazing and the gel is so luxurious feeling. Would be a perfect stocking stuffer too!
ABH Brow Freeze – This product has rave reviews & is the one product you need to create feathered brows.
Mac Lipstick – Blankety is by far my favorite year round lip color. It will go with anything & is the perfect nude.
Hi friends! Who else is already feeling the Christmas magic in the air?! I’ve already started decorating for Christmas, but I haven’t completely finished. I saved a little bit of decorating for after Thanksgiving so I’m not completely crazy, right?! I’m loving the natural & neutral this year & I’ve linked a bunch of decor items I found on Amazon!!
Stocking Holder – set of 4. I love how simple these are. I think these are a great option if you’re wanting to decorate the top of your mantle with a garland or candles. Sometimes stocking holders have cheesy sayings or characters & this allows you to choose what you put on the mantle, but still be able to hang your stocking in a beautiful & secure way.
Gold Bells – I’ve seen these styled at the base of a staircase hanging from a garland, on the end of a mantle, & even displayed sitting on a tray. They’ve been selling out everywhere & I can see why the coloring is beautiful.
Mistletoe Serving Bowl – if you’re hosting this year this bowl & serving tray below will definitely help elevate & keep your event cohesive. These are gorgeous pieces to invest in that you’ll be able to pull out & use or display each year.
Pre-Lit Birch Tree Set – 5 ft & 6 ft trees. These would look beautiful in an entry way or dinning room. I love finding pieces that are neutral & won’t clash with current decor.
12 pack of fairy lights – 7 ft each. I add these to EVERYTHING garlands, wreaths & trees. I got a tip from an interior designer to add multiple types & sizes of lights to your tree to make it look more ethereal.
Gold Candlestick Set – there’s something so beautiful about a simple tablescape with candlesticks at different heights.
Natural Wood Nutcrackers – these would be beautiful on their own & fit perfectly into the “natural” Christmas vibe, but you could also use them for a craft project. They would look beautiful sprayed white or black & I’ve seen both trending this year.
• 4 Large Eggs
• 2 Cups Granulated Sugar
• 1 1/4 Cups Vegestable or Canola Oil
• 1-15 oz. Can of Pumpkin
• 2 tsp Vanilla
• 3 Cups All Purpose Flour
• 1 tsp Baking Soda
• 1 tsp Baking Powder
• 1 tsp Salt
• 1 TBS Cinnamon
• 1 tsp Allspice
• 1/2 tsp Ground Cloves
• 1 1/2 Cups Chocolate Chips
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Generously grease and/or line the loaf pans with parchment paper.
Place eggs in mixing bowl and beat for 1 minute. Add sugar and beat for 1 more minute.
Add oil to the mixure while mixer is on low. Add pumpkin & vanilla and mix on medium until just combined.
Place flour, baking soda, baking powder, salt, spices and chocolate chips into the bowl with the pumpkin mixture. Mix the wet and dry ingredients on low until mixed while scraping down the edges of the bowl.
Divide and pour the mixture into 2 loaf pans prepared.
Bake for 50-60 minutes or until toothpick can be inserted with a few moist crumbs but not a batter like consistency. The center should not be shiny or wet looking.
Allow the loaf to cool for 5-10 minutes in the pan. Loosen the edges of the loaf with a butter knife. Remove from the pan and allow to cool completely.
Hi guys I’ve compiled a list of ALL the best sellers on LTK this year. It’s a good mix of items and price points. Some items ARE on sale so now is the time to snag them! this is a great list if you don’t know what to ask for this year.
– Clothing –
Neutral Loungewear set – this one is on sale right now for $32! I think we all know why loungewear and matching sets were so huge this year.
Cheetah Wrap One Piece – on sale for $32 right now and it’s normally $59! The swimsuit I didn’t know I needed in December!
Velvet Ultra High Rise Leggings – I LOVE my athleta leggings, they’ve held up so well & I’m pretty sure I’ve had them almost 5 years now. These velvet leggings have been a top seller & would be perfect for a holiday look! Also can I copy and paste a booty lol?
Knit Mockneck Sweater – This sweater is almost sold out but it’s the perfect chunky sweater for the season!
High Rise Skinny Ankle Jeans – on sale right now for only $39 & they’re normally $78! This is such a steal for the cutest black jeans ever. I love these because there distressing/fraying is only around the ankle so you don’t have to Rory about the holes in your knees getting bigger over time, my biggest pet peeve!
Moto Leather Jacket – a great leather jacket should be a staple piece in every closet. This is something you can wear over and over throughout the years.
Cheetah biker shorts – I absolutely love the biker short trend, it looks so adorable with a long band tee over the top.
Collarless Blazer Sweater – such a great laying piece that will keep you cozy & warm. Comes in 5 colors & is 46% off right now.
Over Sized T-Shirt Dress – I need this ASAP such a simple dress that looks so dang cute. It looks so cute paired with sneakers. If it’s a little colder where you are pair it with tights/leggings a pair of combat style boots a jacket or flannel.
Zella High Waisted Leggings – over 7,000 reviews with a 4.5/5! Great alternative to lulu leggings if you’re worried about price! Non slip waistband, wicking material, great for working out.
Nike Renew Run Shoes I need these shoes in EVERY COLOR and they make a lot of them. Some of the colors are on sale right now too! Varying prices depending on the color combo.
Adidas Cloudfoam Sneakers – ON SALE. These sold out on Adidas but i found them at Nordstrom rack on sale. I actually have these on while writing this. They are by far the most comfy sneakers I own. Side note : would be awesome Disneyland shoes if it ever opens back up!
Gradina Block Heel Bootie – This print has been so popular this year, I love the slit detail it’s so cute + makes them easier to get on. 33% off right now!
Marc Fish Izzie Lugsole Boot – full disclosure these boots are a higher price point but they are also quite possibly the most perfect pair of boots I’ve seen.
Vans Asher Slip Ons – I’m pretty sure everyone under the sun owns these but they are easy,cute & comfy. What more could you ask for? If you haven’t grabbed a pair or if you new a fresh pair now is the time!
Steve Madden Studded Sandals – way too cold to wear these right now in Utah, but these would be perfect to have for next summer! They have a few different color options!
Tory Burch Sandals – these are a best seller every single year. They have so many colors too! Not quite as expensive as the Marc fisher boots but these are a higher price point.
– Accessories –
Joanna Straw Hat – super cute hat + protections from the UV rays? YES PLEASE. every poolside and beach day needs this hat.
Wireless Soma Bra – doesn’t this look like the comfiest bra to exist!? I have a similar one from VS but honestly this one looks way nicer.on my list this year!
Quay After Hours Sunnies – quay sunnies are such great quality & they always have the cutest styles. By far my favorite place to get sunglasses. BOGO 1/2 off right now.
Prism Hydroflask – my mom just ordered this & I’m not joking the pink is the cutest colored hydro flask I’ve ever seen.
– Beauty –
Shape Tape – #1 selling concealer, by far my favorite. On sale for only $19 right now.
Living Proof Dry Shampoo – I didn’t understand the hype about this until I tried it. I will NEVER use another dry shampoo. And I’ve tried a lot of them.
Supergoop Sunscreen – this product is amazing, no surprise it has a cult following. It’s a primer/sunscreen duo that grips your makeup and protects your skin. It’s also a clean product at Sephora! I love innovating products like this!
Olaplex No. 3 – hair treatment to strengthen and repair damaged hair!
SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic Serum – this serum has a higher price tag but for me it’s well warranted because this is professional grade skincare. They have higher levels of active ingredients which will actually help you achieve the skin results you’re looking for. Professional grade skincare also has to meet FDA guidelines.
Fenty Bronzer – smooth easy to blend bronzer, comes in 8 different colors! You have to respect the versatility here. Most brands have anywhere from 3-5 ish shades in their range. I.e. hoola has 4, too faced & Marc Jacobs both have 3.
Barefoot Dreams Blanket – I have no words for how soft this blanket is. By far the best blanket. Not too hot but just the right amount of cozy.
Caraway Ceramic Non-stick Cookwear – I saw these the other day and wow they’re beautiful but also practical because they’re non-toxic! I didn’t even know my other non-stick pans were made with chemicals that come off onto your food over time.
Hyacinth Storage Bins – I’m not surprised these were a best seller this year after the internet breaking series The Home Edit on Netflix. Such an awesome thing to grab now to start 2021 right!
Dyson V11 – every house needs one or three! Hahah we have 3 in our home right now but we’ve had I think 5 at one point. Awesome because it’s cordless, lightweight & fits anywhere. Perfect to take out to your car, up and down the stairs and under basically any bed!
Tuft&Needle Mattress – on sale for 10% off right now but it’s already a great price especially for a mattress. The over 31k reviews 4.6/5 speaks for itself.
This year more than ever everyone can use a great deal on gifts. 2020 hasn’t been easy and I know money has been tight for a lot of people, but at the same time we don’t want this year to feel different. We’ve had enough taken this year. That being said I wanted to make one big list of all the deals that are going on for Black Friday and cyber Monday, that way there is one resource for you and you don’t have to go all over searching. I will continue to update this list as more things go on sale!
Abercrombie – 40% off for myAbercrombie members (just put your email in).
Ralph Lauren Perfume – this was by far Dakota’s favorite when we went looking for perfumes. I’m extremely picky when it comes to scents and if I like, its good! Notes of green apple, pink magnolia, purple freeshia, & a soft musk.