Wildflower Child Boutique Give-away!

September 30, 2012 § 1 Comment

Enter this giveaway to get the chance to win four great prizes, including two of my beeswax lip balms!  Pictures and link below:

http://www.facebook.com/messages/1686261962#!/pages/Wildflower-Child-Boutique/309305775772606?sk=app_228910107186452

This necklace/earring set by Magnolia Jewels

This bow from Little Cupcake
Two lip balms from HannahBeth’s Naturals

This dress (winner’s choice of size between 12 months – 8 years) from Wildflower Child Boutique

~Hannah B

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Apple-Butter Crumb Bars {My Recipe}

September 29, 2012 § 1 Comment

One week ago, my mother came home bearing 3 bushels of apples. That’s one-hundred and twenty pounds, my friends. Needless to say, we’ve been racking our brains to come up with ways to use them all! Lots of canning and baking have been going on around the house this week.

I came up with this recipe because I could not find anything that was similar enough to what I had in mind. I’m rather pleased with how it turned out!

Apple-butter Crumb Bars

Ingredients for Filling:

6-8 cups peeled, cored, and sliced apples (I used Jonathan)

1 pint (2 cups) apple butter

1/2 cup brown sugar

1/2 cup stevia in the raw

1/2-1 teaspoon vanilla

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon salt

2 Tablespoons flour

Ingredients for Crumbs/Crust:

1/2 cup white sugar

1/2 cup stevia in the raw

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter

1 egg (I used 1 TBSP ground flaxseed and 3 TBSP water)

  Directions:

Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees F (190*C).

In a large bowl, mix together all ingredients for the apple filling; set aside.

In separate bowl, stir together sugar, flour, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon. Use a fork, pastry cutter, or simply your [clean] hands to blend in the butter and egg. *If using flax, mix dry flax-seed in with flour mixture; add water with butter.* Dough will be crumbly.

Pat a little less than half the dough into a greased 9×13″ pan. Spoon apple filling into pan; top with the rest of the crumble dough.

Bake until just browning, about 50 minutes. Let cool completely before cutting. Enjoy!

I think these would be really cute if you made them individually in little ramekins or muffin tins. If you make these, I would love to hear how they turned out, and what variations you made! 🙂

~Hannah B

Friday Funny

September 28, 2012 § 3 Comments

Friday Funny

From now on, I am keeping a piece of chalk on me. 😀

 

~Hannah B

Copycat Starbucks Pumpkin Frappuccino {Recipe}

September 27, 2012 § 5 Comments

I love anything to do with pumpkins. I make pumpkin smoothies, eat pumpkin seeds, cheer in fall, and anything else that supports them. Though I’ve never made a Jack O’ Lantern… Anyways.

This recipe. To die for*.

I have been following Katie’s blog for about a year now, and I’ve made many of her recipes, with great results! She’s vegan, so none of her recipes call for animal products, (which is great for me; I’m allergic to dairy!) but they are easily adaptable, if adaptation is even necessary!

I made this recipe twice in three days. I had it for lunch both times. I am not [too] ashamed of that fact, considering this version is very very healthy!

*If you love pumpkin like me, that is. 😉

Happy Thursday!

~Hannah B

Make it Yourself Mondays ~ All About Apples

September 23, 2012 § Leave a comment

“One rotten apple spoils the barrel.” “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” “Apple of discord,” “Apple pie order,” ~ I’m sure you’ve heard some of these sayings.

Apples are in a vast amount of idioms and sayings, and the root meaning of them can be quite interesting! I spent much of my Saturday peeling, coring, and slicing and entire bushel of apples! (Don’t worry; I still have two more bushel ready and waiting! (; ) With apples on my brain, (and hands and face and toes and…) I decided that today’s post would feature these delicious little conceptions. To my surprise, I found many ideas I had not even thought of! Ranging from cutesy to chic, here are crafts, recipes, and home décor that even Martha Stewart (I’m sure) would be overjoyed to have in her own home!

Each picture will take you to the home site of each craft; there you can learn how to make them.

I made this applesauce, it’s so easy and sooo delicious! For every 8 small apples, use 1/4c. water.

I’ve always favored Granny Smith apples, the tartness really appeals to me. Do you have a favorite?

I’m really excited about next week’s Make-it-Yourself Monday projects! 😀

~Hannah B

All Things Wedding ~ Part 4

September 22, 2012 § 2 Comments

If you ever find me staring at your feet, please do not be offended. I am most likely admiring your footwear, and will soon bombard you with questions about them! I am enamored with unusual pairs, especially for wedding shoes. (If you haven’t guessed already, this post is about *drumroll please* Shoes!)

Some of you may be jumping for joy in those Louboutin’s, while others of you might just be muddling your boot-toe in the dust and shrugging your shoulders. Nonetheless, I think shoe choice is definitely important when it comes to your wedding; most people only get married once! I, personally, love shoes, but when it comes down to the moment of truth, I go for comfort almost every time. Here is a collection of pictures that I think are unique, fun, and very stylish!

 

 

Are you a Shoemonger, or could you care less? Heels, boots, or flats? (Or barefoot!) I would definitely start off in some sort of footwear, but I almost always end up kicking my shoes into a dark corner about halfway through any event. . . I just can’t seem to keep them on! 😉

~Hannah B

All Things Wedding ~ Part 3

September 22, 2012 § 2 Comments

“Here comes the bride! Oh, look at that marvelous dress, she is absolutely stunning! Just radiant! Aw, I knew she’d wear that old pair of All-Star’s from their first date. That’s cute, sentimentally speaking. Wow, that bouquet is really something; it looks like it weighs ten pounds! And the way it wisps down to the floor like that… she must really love gardenias!”

Okay, so that’s not what always runs through our heads when we attend a wedding, but we ladies do love to take in the details!  Today we are focusing on one of those particulars: the Bouquet.

Certain brides walk up the aisle holding a single stem. Others have an armful of flora that drapes nearly to the floor. Most are in-between. Don’t be afraid to choose what you really love; it is your day, after all! You really have the chance to show off your style with your flowers! There are just so many variations; it’s pretty easy to do something unique with it. I tried to gather a variety of pictures, none that were too similar. I could publish multiple posts dedicated just to these lovely creations; I absolutely adore them!

My sister’s bouquet. Taken by the lovely Rebekah from Bekah Hope Photography. Click on the pic to see more of her work!

What flowers did you have for your wedding? Or, what kind are you planning on for your future wedding day? I always wanted a simple red rose bouquet, but now I think I like the more unusual flower groupings!

~Hannah B

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