Breakfast Mix


So I’ll be honest with you guys I stole this idea from my sister. When I initially heard her talking about these pancakes I was skeptical to say the least. Cottage cheese…in pancakes?! Thanks, but no thanks! Then, when I went down to visit her, we made these, and needless to say, I think I’ve had them almost every morning since!

The great thing about Cottage Cheese is that it has Casein in it (which is a type of protein). Most people have heard of Whey protein, but not Casein. Whey is typically eaten/drank after a workout. It’s digested quickly by the body, which makes it ideal for muscle recovery, but not so ideal for helping you stay full. Casein, on the other hand, is a slower digested protein. Slower digestion means feeling full longer!

I usually make a batch of this mix at the beginning of the week, and it will last me the entire week. It’s really convenient to wake up, plug in the waffle iron, get the coffee brewing and have the mix already ready! The waffle/pancake and the coffee finishes at the same time, so it’s perfect 🥞☕️! I usually top mine with PB, a banana and just a little bit of real Maple syrup. I love having a set morning routine to help me get the day started right.



These are super easy as you can see and you can’t even taste the difference between these and regular ones! If anything these are a little lighter and fluffier. (Which is never a bad thing in my opinion!)

Towards the end of the week, they may need a little “pick me up,” aka if the batter starts to look too thin. If this happens just add a small amount of flour and some baking powder and it’ll be as good as new!

Wishing happy mornings to everyone! 🥞☀️

xoxo, the blonde

“Weeping may last through the night, but joy comes in the morning.”

Psalm 30:5


Favorite Planners for 2018

Hope everyone’s 2018 is starting off strong! I know I may be a little late to the game (ok very late), but it took me a while to find a planner that I LOVED…and that didn’t break the bank (I’m looking’ at you Erin Condren 😂).

After two weeks of looking, I finally found the perfect one! The print is perfect, it’s girly, but not overwhelming. It makes me want to find wallpaper like it and do an accent wall in my bathroom. (Buttt I’m about to move, so I guess that will have to wait!)

Here it is! Ain’t she pretty?!

my planner 1

Also, it has the horizontal day-by-day spaces and full month calendar views, both of which were a must. (What can I say, I’m a little particular. 💁🏼)

my planner 2my planner 3

Paper Source has some of the cutest ones I’ve seen and for a good price. Right now, all their calendars and planners are 25% off! And if you sign up for their emails, you can get an extra 10% off coupon code. Here are two others that I almost got from Paper Source (just click on the picture for the link):

blue and gold
This one is like Cinderella in a planner!
Such a cute little planner! Don’t know if I’m trendy enough for this one though haha

Andddd if you didn’t like either of those, I created a collage of some of my other favorite planners, along with the links. These range in price from around $8-$50+, if you’re looking to customize the Erin Condren.


1) Marble Planner 2) You Got This 3) Pastel Ombre 4) Erin Condren Watercolor World      5) Grey and Gold 6) Desk Calendar

Along with personal calendars, I love the idea of a huge family desk calendar! We used to have one while I was growing up, and it was sooo helpful to see what everyone had scheduled for that week. I linked one above, but I found mine for $3 at Target in their dollar section. (Gosh, I love that section!)

I debated writing this post because I figured most people had already gotten their planners, but tons of people at work complimented me on mine, and asked where I got it.

Hopefully, this helped you if you’re still looking for a planner! And I hope that you have some great things in store for 2018 to fill it with!

xoxo, the blonde

(and of course you can’t talk about plans without this verse ☺️)