Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Wedding Wednesdays: Save the Date

Happy Leap Day! Over the weekend we sent out our Save the Date! Another check off the old list. Our friend Lauren Fredrick design them and we think she did an amazing job, don't you!?

Since the wedding is a destination wedding for most of our guests we decided to go with a postcard. We used one of our engagement photos taken by the lovely Melina Wallisch and colors from our wedding color scheme.

What type of Save the Date did you send out? Magnets, DVD, Ebalst, etc....

I'm guest blogging about powder over at Tahoe South today! Check out it out here.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Yum! Banana Bread

I love banana bread and tend to buy banana's even when we don't need them just so I have a few extra ripe ones for my breakfast delight. I also add extras like flax seed, dates, almonds and sometimes even chocolate chips to my banana bread ! If you ask Nick what my favorite breakfast is he'll probably tell you banana chocolate chips pancakes! Here's the recipe I usually use from The Joy of Cooking, enjoy!

Have all the ingredients at room temperature. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Whisk Together:
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour (I like to use wheat)
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt

Beat in a large bowl at medium speed until creamy:
2/3 cups sugar
1/3 cup vegetable oil
3/4 teaspoon grated lemon zest

Beat in:
1 to 2 large eggs (I only use one)
1 to 1 1/4 cups mashed ripe bananas (2-3) - I use 2 bananas

Add the dry ingredients in about 3 parts, beating until smooth after each addition. Fold in if desired
1/2 cup chopped nut ( I like to use walnuts, almonds or pecans)
1/4 cup finely chopped dried fruit ( Dates or craisins are my favorite)

Scrape the batter the batter into the greased 8 1/2 x 4 1/2 - inch loaf pan. Bake the bread about 1 hour, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool slightly, then unmold. Cool completely before slicing

What do you like to put in your banana bread?

Linked to: Tasty Tuesdays

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Wedding Wednesdays: Our Wedding Website

We finally finish our wedding website. It may have taken a bit longer than anticipated, but after numerous  changes and tweaking it's officially finished. We were able to create a free site through to provide our guests with helpful information from where to stay and play, to ceremony details and some of our favorite things to do in Lake Tahoe. We included the site on our Save-the-Date postcards  giving our guests plenty of time to plan.

 Here's a snap shot of the Welcome page. To view our website click here.

Did you make a wedding website? Did you also use The Knot or 
did you design your site from start to finish?