Peanut Butter Banana Pancake Recipe

Peanut Butter Banana Pancakes on

What’s better than peanut butter and bananas? How about peanut butter and bananas in pancakes! This is a super easy recipe (originally found here). My next try with this recipe will be replacing half the peanut butter with Nutella. Now that would be a perfect pancake.


1 cup all-purpose flour

1 1/4 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon brown sugar

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 cup creamy peanut butter

1 1/2 cups milk

1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 small banana, peeled and chopped


Mix flour, baking powder, brown sugar, and salt in a bowl. Mix in the peanut  butter, then add the milk and vanilla. Blend well. Stir in banana pieces.

Coat skillet with cooking spray. Cook pancakes over medium heat on skillet.



p.s. Freeze extra pancakes for later!

What’s Inspiring Me Right Now…

Canvas Land' End Goat Art

This amazing goat created by my talented friend, Diana. Originally posted on the Canvas Lands’ End blog.

Cozy Artist's Space

Some cozy artist’s space inspiration from 79 Ideas.

Florence, Italy

Memories of Florence.

Ferragamo Fashion

Salvatore Ferragamo’s Men’s Fashion Show AW 2013 2014. Watch it here.

Everything about the second season of Girls and the music from it.

And finally, some guiding words of inspiration from the great Paulo Coelho:

“The energy of hatred will get you nowhere; but the energy of forgiveness, which reveals itself through love, will transform your life in a positive way.”

What’s inspiring you today?


My Autumn Work Wardrobe

My Work Wardrobe- Autumn
Only a few months ago, I created a vision for my work wardrobe that included great essentials like well-fitting tees, chinos, and quality sandals. As the weather starts to cool down, I’ve obviously had to re-think my basic work wardrobe. This season, I’ve focused on adding interest to basics with beautiful, dramatic accessories like silk scarves, cuffs, and cameo jewelry. Some basics for fall (and pieces that are well worth the initial investment!) are leather boots, jeans, and a blazer. When it comes to the accessories, I usually shop vintage and thrift to find unique pieces that have better quality than trendy accessories I could find at H&M or Zara.
What is your work wardrobe vision this fall?

A Week of Inspired Outfits: Thursday


This week, I put together five unique outfits inspired by looks from some of my favorite brands. Here is Thursday! Be sure to check out Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. I wore this outfit with a pair of black tights to combat this chilly fall weather.

Free PeopleDress, Vera Wang

Shoes, thrift store find

Scarf, Florentine market

A Week of Inspired Outfits: Wednesday


This week, I put together five workday outfits based on professionally styled outfits from some of my favorite brands. Monday, I was inspired by Lands’ End Canvas, and Tuesday, I was inspired by j.crew. Today, I take inspiration from Free People. Wednesday’s outfit is less like the inspiration image, but I think I was able to capture the essence of the look.

Free PeopleSweater, Good Will

Jeans, Delia’s

Necklace, H&M

Pumps, Salvatore Ferragamo

The Artisan Gallery’s Latest Opening

The end of September and beginning of October are full of gallery openings and art shows, and I try to find myself at as many as I can. Even out in seemingly the middle of nowhere (cornfields, dirt roads, and country bars included), I found an amazing artisan gallery in Belleville, WI on historic Paoli Street. On Friday the 15th, I attended The Artisan Gallery’s opening of William Lemke: Photographs of the Grand Canyon, Group Show: 9th Annual Ceramics Invitational, and In the Cooler: Collaborations.
I love this gallery for its large and varied assortment of ceramic and sculpture work. I also appreciate the thought-provoking exhibitions they host, including In the Cooler: Collaborations, a colloborative exhibition that is currently showing (by the way it actually takes place in what used to be an old long, narrow cooler), and features painting, sculpture, and writing. The Artisan Gallery is a breath of fresh air in the Southern Wisconsin art scene and for a moment, made me forget some of my favorite galleries down in Chicago. Worth a visit also for the gallery’s creamery, and down the road, a cheese house and bakery.
To learn more about the gallery, check out their website here.

Great Finds: Parisian Poster Coasters

Apparently, I have great luck in finding interesting art coasters (see my Great Finds: Baroque Coasters). I picked up these Parisian coasters at the Milwaukee Art Museum’s Posters of Paris: Toulouse-Lautrec and His Contemporaries. Not only was the exhibit magnificent (these posters were responsible, after all, for “giving Paris a museum of pictures, an open-air exhibition”), but I got a great deal on the coasters, which cost me only $8. 

Au revior!