I was thinking a lot about my nana today. Mr. Charming has been working insanely long hours and I wanted to surprise him and his staff with something yummy, and I thought of my nana.
And her delicious, famous banana bread.
Growing up I always waited for a loaf of her banana bread. Whenever she would bake a fresh batch she'd make one for her with walnuts, and one for me and my sister with no nuts. It's how we liked it. We felt nuts got in the way of the soft, banana goodness. That and to me, walnuts taste bitter. Always have. If I wasn't careful I could finish a loaf in one sitting. It was seriously that good. And there were probably a few times when I lived on my own and she'd send me one that I did just that.
It's no secret to ANYONE we know that Mr. Charming and I ADORE Disneyland. Since we were both kids its been a regular family vacation destination. Living in California, and having friends in the entertainment industry, most of whom danced or perform in the parks, it was a monthly, sometimes weekly trip for me. This post is focusing on Disney with littles. When my niece turned one I told my sister that it was time she visited Disneyland! :D Some people may argue this is too young, and I honestly thought she wasn't going to get into it yet....
Mr. Charming and I LOVE Hawaii. Although, who wouldn't love an island where the temperature is always perfect, the scenery is breathtaking and fresh food outweighs the access to processed food? I previously published my series (Pt. 1, Pt. 2,Pt. 3, Pt. 4) on Oahu, Hawaii... but this post focuses on our adventures on the Big Island. Our friends Perla & Manny invited us to join them on a week trip at the Wyndham in Kona.
Mr. Charming and I started Day One really early and enjoyed scrambled eggs at the airport to keep us full with protein for the flight.
There are people. People who come into your life. People you never expect to be lifelong loves. Lifelong friends. People who move your soul. People who rock your core. People who challenge you. People who hold you. The few that you take your walk with through this wonderful and beautiful journey.
My thirties have become such a beautiful chapter thus far. The clarity of relationships, finding my purpose and the purpose of my challenges comes into focus a little clearer......
This week, my weekly Fitness Friday post focuses on a low-impact machine that gives a GREAT workout. Just twenty minutes can burn 200 calories when implementing this workout.
Welcome! My name is Mandi & I hope you stay in this happy little space a while. I'm a Christian, a wife to my Mr. Charming, mama to baby Greyson, healthy food-lover, traveler, professional journalist and Personal Nutritionist who hopes to inspire others with my story...
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