Sunday, September 1, 2013

those days

So there are some days where I can be particularly grumps, as Jeffrey calls it or bratty as I call it. Call it what you will I am the queen of the grumps. But only around those certain days of the month.. catch my drift...?

That being besides the point, today was one of those days. And boy was I  being notably "grumps" What does one do when they are being grumps? Well you can count on complete silence and some stank looks- really there is no other way to call those "looks" and of course  some ridiculously childish huffing and puffing.

side note: I warned Jeff that I can be the brattiest of all brats, and I'm sure my family did as well (we'll talk about that later family)  So he can't really blame me right? I did warn him... But that is exactly what a grumps would say.  So it doesn't count.

So after I got over the grumps (myself)  only thing left to do is to make it up to him. Which is exactly why I made zucchini bread. my first time peeps, and those who know me, know that I have a low self esteem when it comes to my cookin'. But let me be honest and saying the house smells fantastic and the bread wash YUMMY! Very domestic of me I know.

You want the recipe? yeah you do.

Zucchini Bread

Bake time: 50 minutes-ish

Oven: 350


  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 2ish teaspoons vanilla extract (I love vanilla, so I am always very liberal when adding it)
  • 2 cups grated zucchini
  • 1 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips

How to make the good stuff:

  • Don't forget!!
    • Preheat oven at 350 degrees F. I always do...
Grease two bread pans. You can use shortening, vegetable oil or parchment paper. I used Coconut oil, it's the healthy alternative to shortening or vegetable oil, and it tastes so good!!
chop up the zuchini and grate in a food processor (thats what I did, if you want to hand grate.. MORE power to you).
mix together flour, baking powder, salt, spices and baking soda. The recipe said to sift- all i could find was my spaghetti server- I don't have a sifter so I Improvised and it turned out just fine! 
In a stand mixer, beat eggs until light and fluffy.

  • Add sugar, and blend well

  • Add oil, vanilla, zucchini and mix together.
 Add the flour mixture a little at a time until blended
Add the chocolate chips, I like to add mine last because my mixer always breaks them up to much. By adding them last, it crushes them just enough, to make big and small chunks.
Pour into bread pans.

  • Bake for 50 minutes about, one loaf took less than 50 minutes, one needed more time. I blame the oven and the altitude. Just keep and eye on it and they should turn out perfect!

I got this recipe from Sew Creative. I just tweaked it a little bit to my liking. But her blog is so cute, and definitely worth checking out!!

If you have any questions email me or leave a comment below! Jeff and I finally have the day off together and we are planning on going to a reservoir with Basil to have picnic! I hope y'all have a great labor day, and don't forget to check out  all the great sales. 

I just got a killer leather jacket at Garage at a great price!!!

xx Clara

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

dinner at the park

The other day Jeff and I had Sushi in the park. We love Sushi and found a place that is so yummy, so we picked some up and headed over to the park, Basil in tow of course. Jeff and I have still been busy as ever working and saving up for a few things... :)  We start school in a few weeks. I can't believe how fast this summer has gone by, and we've only gone out of town once! We do have plans to go with some friends to Park City soon. We can't wait. It will be so good to get out of town. Oh and the outlets HOLLA.

I  purchased the Time Sawyer Watch from Arvo recently and I seriously love that watch. When I saw this hat I had to get it.  It is so cute and super versatile, plus I am loving all kinds of hats lately.  This is also starting to be my go to outfit lately, especially when I'm in a rush. I love some good skinnies and converse! This dog. He is so stinkin adorable. I hope y'all have a great week. Two days till Friday!!

Sunday, August 11, 2013

hair probz

So for the past few months I have been extremely aware of how frizzy, fried and broken my hair was. I have realized that I have been doing a few things wrong, or not doing them at all. Basically, I wasn't taking care of my hair. I would just wash and condition and that was it. For some people that is okay, but for me it wasn't doing it. So I'm going to tell you what I have done to restore my hair to its rightful beauty.

1. Find what shampoo is good for your hair type. There are tons of really great shampoos out their for specific hair. I have fine to medium thickness hair that can get really frizzy.

  •  I have had a lot of success with Dove Intensive Repair  Shampoo, I would use the Intensive repair conditioner as well. It made my hair very soft and manageable with out so many fly aways.
  •  Bumble and Bumble Thickening shampoo. I like this shampoo and conditioner because my hair is pretty fine. It also helps with split ends and fly aways which I have a tendency to get. 
2. Hair oil, I usually put in moroccan argan oil in my hair every day.You can put it in wet hair or dry. I like both. I don't wash my hair everyday though so I usually put it in dry. What I will do is when I wash my hair I will put the oil all over my hair. When it's dry I usually put it on the ends or occasionally to smooth fly aways. 

  • Renewing Moroccan argan oil: This stuff works pretty well. The reviews I have read said that it smells really strong, but I don't mind the smell and it's not that strong. People have said that it can make your hair greasy- it doesn't to mine, but I only put in the recommended amount.
  • Another type of Moroccan argan oil is by Moroccan oil. This is essentially the same thing, but I find that it works a little bit better at smoothing out the fly aways and helping to reduce the split ends. 

3. Hair masks: I recently bought a hair mask and I absolutely love it. I couldn't believe how manageable it made my hair, and with only one use I could tell a differences in the number of fly aways I had. 
  • Moroccan Argan oil Hair mask. This stuff works surprisingly well for how inexpensive it is. It smelled fine and didn't leave my hair greasy at all. I even left it in longer than it said to. My hair hardly ever gets greasy though, so I would not put so much in if your hair tends to get greasy quickly.  It helped with the split ends and fly aways rather successfully.  I wash and condition my hair like normal, then towel dry and then apply the mask. I leave it in for about 20 minutes. I do this once a week. 
  • Find it HERE
  •  Now if your hair is really dry and damaged and need something that works extremely well on your hair I would recommend the MoroccanOil restorative hair mask. It works really well on colored or heat damaged hair. I highly recommend it.   I wash and condition my hair like normal, then towel dry and then apply the mask. I leave it in for about 20-30 minutes. I do this once a week. 

  • This week has been kind of crazy. Jeff and I have been really busy with work and other things. And when we do have some down time were out playing with Basil. We're taking him to the river tomorrow and boy does that pup love to jump in. It's really the funniest thing. I'll post a video of it soon. Jeff's cousin is getting married in Seattle at the end of this month. And were hoping that we will be able to go. We absolutely love Seattle, its so funky and there is so much to do! And  a lot of Jeff's family is there too! 

    I really love all these products, and I hope y'all will benefit them. If you have any questions feel free to email me!

    Linking up with: FUNDAY MONDAY!

Sunday, August 4, 2013

mannin' the grill

So the other day Jeff and I were grocery shopping and we found these nice quality steaks on sale, for buy one get one free! Talk about a steal, so today we had a bbq! Just us and the pup, but the food was so stinkin good!

I am also loving pink and red together right now. There are so many ways to wear it, really the possibilities are endless!  This week is going to be super busy with work and other activities we have plans! Thank you all so much for reading! Also Gap having a sale 20% off of your order! Just use the code GAPNEW and get shopping HERE!

Deets of the outfit
Top/ Forever 21 $3.80! What go get it!
Pants/ Old similar found: here
Shoes/ Modcloth
Bag/ Steve Madden similar here
Watch/ ARVO via Brickyard Buffalo
Bracelets/ Brickyard Buffalo: similar here

Find some Rainbow Sandals here

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Things I'm loving right now

Things I'm loving right now

So I am loving printed pants this year. You can wear them with so many things! Personally I love them with a statement shirt and then solid shoes and bags. Add a few bangles and you'll be all set for a day out.  I'm drooling over this Givenchy tote,  and the color jeez, get in my closet already!  Funny thing is I used to hate the color green, I don't know why  but clearly its beautiful!

Things have been pretty laid back at the Ingersoll home. Well except for the fact that the good ol pup Basil wants to go outside every 5 minutes.  He does the cutest little whine and roll (as we call it)  until someone takes him out. Shoot he's got us wrapped around his little paws. Hope everyone is having a good day!
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