Friday Favorites

Well, Hello September. How did you get here so fast? Where has the summer gone? How am I suppose to be ready for Christmas in three months? Or my baby turning one in two months? Or really, the biggest question and thought here — how do you expect me to be ready for WINTER in three (ish – probably sooner) months. I still need to get my kids some snow clothes and gloves and mittens! 

Don’t talk about winter yet. I do love winter, but we still got aways for that….. 
Here are my favorite things from the week! 
Blueberry Zucchini Bread! 
I made this to use up the rest of the zucchini we had. 
This bread turned out super yummy. Everyone loves it. I got the recipe from here, but I tweaked a few things to make it healthier. 

3 eggs
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup applesauce
3 teaspoons vanilla extract 
2 cups organic sugar
2+ cups zucchini
2 cups flour
1 cup whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 tablespoon cinnamon
2 cups blueberries  (I used frozen) 
Bake 45 minutes at 350 degrees. 

Oh- I know I’m not using a typical bread pan here. We don’t have one. 🙂 So, I used a glass dish and cut the bread into smaller pieces. It worked fine! We all love this bread — try it! 
My Kids 

Geeze, I am so in love with these babies. 
This is my favorite picture of the week — 
They are so fun! 
Not to mention freaking adorable. Lucas is almost at that point where he has an opinion about the clothes he’s wearing. He almost wouldn’t let me put that shirt on him, but I convinced him. Thank Goodness. Because I just think it’s the best thing evah. I’m making him wear all these cute clothes for as long as I can! 
Oh, and Joshua got these new shoes. 
Well, I didn’t buy them, but I found them in his closet. They are too cute! 
I think he’s going to be walking soon. 
I’m afraid. 
Other Things: 

Pintrest is keeping me up at night. My kids too, but Joshua is getting better!! 
Just started reading The Help. Good book, now I need more hours in the day to read it. 
Alaska State Fair is this week. We didn’t go. Kids are still a little too young. I didn’t want to spend $15 on food. Maybe we’ll go Saturday. Probably not. 
If you’re visiting from Kelly’s Korner, my favorite blogs are listed here, under my “Blogs I read” page! 
Happy Friday! 

Published by Samantha Mellen

Certified personal trainer & health coach helping women transform their lives through fitness, abundant mindset coaching and internal peace. Mom of two boys, living life in Alaska.

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