Chloe’ Mae’s Cottage is Gone?

After a lot of debating and planning I’ve finally decided to get rid of Chloe’ Mae’s Cottage.

“You’re getting rid of Chloe’ Mae’s Cottage?”

Yes I am, but it’s only the name that is going away. I’m still here and I’m still blogging! I’m just finally making the change that I’ve been wanting to do for a long while now.

I’ve had people ask me why I’m doing this, and I’m sure I’ll continue to have people ask me about the name change. I didn’t really anticipate people really loving the blog’s old name (that was weird to type).

Yeah it was cute for a season, but that season is slowly drawing to an end and a new season is upon me now. That’s how life goes for us all and I’m wanting to embrace the new season and the new direction that I want me blog to head towards.

I’m not going to say too much about it all, but I will explain why I’ve chosen River’s Song today.

There is this show that has a character who’s very strong and independent and has this “I can do anything I set my mind to and it always gets done” vibe. To me she’s a great role model, albeit a fictional one, but come on who doesn’t have a fictional role model? That’s reason number one.

Reason number two- When I think of River’s Song I think of a peaceful flowing river surrounded by flowers that is hidden deep in the woods. Who doesn’t love the image that brings?

Reason number three is this- I’m wanting to change direction in my blog and the old blog title doesn’t really fit with what I’m doing now and what I plan on doing in the future.

There is one more reason, but it’s not quite time for me to tell you guys that. So you’ll have to wait a bit longer for that announcement!

So there you have it guys Chloe’ Mae’s Cottage is officially retired and River’s Song is here!  Here’s to a new beginning!

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Vegan Blueberry Muffins

I was looking around online at different breakfast recipes the other day at work, and this vegan blueberry muffin recipe stood out for two reasons. 1. I love blueberry muffins! 2. How in the world are these things vegan?

I found out that vegan food has no dairy or egg products at all. I was curious as to how the muffins would taste without milk or eggs in them so I printed it out and decided to try it. Turns out they are amazing, so I wanted to share the recipe with you guys.

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup refined sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 large banana, mashed
  • 1/2 cup plus a little extra non-dairy milk of your choice (I used vanilla almond milk since that’s all I had)
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries (If you use frozen make sure you thaw them out before adding them in)

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F. Then grease 12 muffin cups or line them with muffin liners.
  2. Combine all your dry ingredients into a bowl.
  3. Next combine the oil, mashed banana, and milk. After this is well incorporated fold in the blueberries.
  4. Divide the batter into the muffin cups, about 3/4 full.
  5. Bake for 17-20 minutes. Let cool and enjoy!

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All the dry ingredients…

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Pre-mashed banana.

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Oil, mashed banana, and milk has been added.

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Batter with blueberries folded in.

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Batter distributed in the muffin cups.
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Freshly baked muffins!

 

Enjoy!

 

 

Tiny House Update- Trim!

The trim is going up in the tiny house y’all! I’m so excited about this! I thought putting up walls helped make it look more like a house, but now that the trim is going up I can see everything coming together.

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Trim around the kitchen window. Why yes, I am using a random piece of duck cloth and layers of tissue paper to protect my counter top. (:

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The wall is looking just about complete!

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More wall and some door trim.

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The trim continues to more of the house!

The list of things to do before I can move into the bottom part of the house is getting a lot shorter now! In fact I’ve already done so much since this stage. I’ve enjoyed working on the house, but I’m really anxious to move in! I’ll fill in and what all I need to accomplish with the house soon!