Entries from June 2013

elliot mann

June 28, 2013

hot.  it’s hot, without warning…cold, cloudy and rainy one day and then the next bright, bright, summer!  once again, i feel as if i am caught off guard.  i am still not sure what i wore last time the temperatures rose, but somehow i was able to get by…

this time, i want to raid elliot mann.  this store feels new to me, but i can’t imagine why?  it seems just my everything…

i know, i know, you are wondering what i would choose if i were only going to to buy almost everything…

faun top, genie pants, walk up bag, flower bag accessorymy dressweesee shirt (front and back), lee blouse, sp shorts, tula dress, travel bag

not a bad selection right?  

enjoy your lovely weekend!

xo mrs. french

blissful eats with tina jeffers: Peanut butter banana breakfast cookies

June 27, 2013

The scale has been slowly creeping into danger territory and I need to dial in my diet a little bit better.  I have mentioned before that I am terrible about eating breakfast so I wanted to come up with something that I could grab on the go.  And who can resist cookies for breakfast?  I am hoping that telling my brain that I am having cookies in the morning will make it easier for me to resist sweet treats the rest of the day.  I have always been intrigued by the concepts of breakfast cookies and wanted to try to create my own version without sacrificing flavor.  They are wholesome and made healthier than your usual cookies by using coconut oil and bananas instead of butter.  They are also loaded with oats, peanut butter, coconut, hemp seeds and cocoa nibs.  One or two in the morning should give you plenty of energy to make it through to lunch.  So go ahead and indulge, eat a cookie for breakfast without the guilt!

Peanut butter banana breakfast cookies


Makes about 14 cookies




1 cup whole-wheat pastry flour

1 cup oats

½ teaspoon kosher salt

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1 teaspoon baking soda

2 ripe bananas

¼ cup coconut oil, melted

1/3 cup natural peanut butter

¼ cup natural cane sugar

3 tablespoons brown sugar

1 egg

1 tablespoon hemp seeds

¼ cup cocoa nibs

¼ cup coconut

turbanido sugar (optional)



Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees.  Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper


In a medium bowl, mix together the flour, oats, salt, cinnamon, and baking soda.  In a stand mixer, mix the bananas, coconut oil, peanut butter and sugars until well combined, add the egg.  Add the flour mixture along with the hemp seeds, cocoa nibs and coconut. 


Using a tablespoon scoop, drop rounds of cookie batter onto the prepared baking sheet, spacing them about 2 inches apart.  Flatten the cookies slightly with your fingers.  Sprinkle the tops with turbanido sugar if desired.  Bake for 10-12 minutes until the edges are lightly golden brown.  Allow the cookies to cool slightly before eating.

wee wednesday with lindsay of darling clementine: Je ‘taime Brooklyn

June 26, 2013

This is a post near and dear to my heart. I live in Brooklyn, NY and I love my neighborhood so much. It’s full of vibrant energy, beautiful tree lined streets & gritty beauty all around. I’ve rounded up some Brooklyn favorites from my shop, all brands are Brooklyn based, and I couldn’t be happier to be based there myself. 

1. I’m constantly popping baby gifts in the mail, and this tee wins on all points, made from organic cotton, made in Brooklyn, cool as ever & gender neutral! 

Je T’aime Brooklyn Tee by Atsuyo et Akiko

2. I love this onesie for the reasons above, but the heart gets my every time

Je T’aime Brooklyn One Piece by Atsuyo et Akiko 

3. This linen bonnet, oh my goodness. Isn’t it the cutest thing you ever did see? By Wolfechild 

4. Darling Clementine Rattle made by Hazel Village for Darling Clementine

5. Liberty of London bow by LuluLuvs

6. Gracie Cat by Hazel Village

7. Orchid Leather Pouch by Baggu

8. Orange Stripe Linen Overall by Wolfechild

9. Bambi Tote by Atsuyo et Akiko, to carry all your little ones most important treasures to and from school

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