Maternity Style

TRIPLETS

Mother/Daughter Style{taken one day shy of 32 weeks}

WHAT?! NO! I am not pregnant with triplets! How could you even think that? Seriously, that’s rude. On Saturday Isla and I dressed as you see here, on accident, I swear … on coffee. I’m wearing what sort of fits, she’s wearing what’s clean. Then my husband comes downstairs all dressed and ready to go wearing pink shorts and a navy t-shirt. No joke. Proof at the bottom. So triplets. He considered changing but I figured it was funny and I really wanted to get out of the house and to the coffee shop because that baby in there is not letting me sleep and Isla rises with the sun for some reason lately. So I guess you could say we’re all on the same page. (See what I did there? Our last name is Page. Get it? LOOK, I’m tired, cut me some slack!) Anyway. The end. 

Just kidding. One more thing. This bag is amazing. It was created in the U.S. using textiles that are handmade by talented women in Guatemala who, in exchange, receive a living wage and a number of additional opportunities (more on that here). The leather and unique print are gorgeous, and it doubles as the perfect diaper bag for life on-the-go (with TWO kids). Love.

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Daddy and Isla

{ON ME: Costa Blanca vest (via Kendi Everyday‘s old shop Bloom); J.Crew top; Citizens of Humanity maternity jeans; Nena & Co. “Lucia” carryall; Urban Outfitters sunglasses; Zara sandals (similar here); gifted James Michelle necklace // ON ISLA: Gap Kids top; Zara shorts; Saltwater sandals}

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Life

YANKEE GAME

New York Skyline My little sister flew into town from Tennessee with a friend just for one night over the weekend to join us for a Yankee game. The Yankees retired Jorge Posada’s no. 20 before the game started and since he’s my favorite player (I have his jersey — in a kids size!) my uncle made sure we all had tickets. It was the most beautiful day and Isla had a blast. Chris wore his Phillies t-shirt, of course, but my girl is clearly following in her mama’s footsteps. She danced around, made friends with the people around us, took a little cat nap and kept us laughing the whole time. After the Yankees won we grabbed dinner at our favorite burger place (Corner Bistro on the corner of West 4th and Jane) and ended our visit enjoying the view from my uncle’s rooftop. Oh, New York. Some day you will be mine.

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Recipes

BANANA MUFFINS (W/FLAX EGG)

Banana Muffins with Flax EggIt’s been a while since we’ve baked anything around here (I blame and the heat and the baby) but I had some perfectly ripe bananas and decided to try out the flax egg with my mom’s banana bread recipe. This is one of my favorite recipes and I’m happy to report that these muffins lost none of their flavor by replacing egg with flaxseed. In fact, they were equally as moist and delicious as I remember from my childhood. Phew! My husband typically begs me to add chocolate morsels to all baked goods, but this recipe is far better without them, in my opinion. Honey and golden raisins are the key. Isla is now at the age when she was able to help a little with the prep, and by that I mean she sat on the counter eating raisins out of the bag, stealing pieces of banana from the mixing bowl and she even tried to eat the batter when I let her mix. She’s a natural. Check out the full recipe below.

Helping mama bakeBanana Muffins with Flax EggBanana Muffins with Flax EggIngredients:
1/2 cup honey
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup crisco (we used a 1/2 cup unsalted butter instead)
2 flax eggs (or 2 regular eggs if you choose)
3 mashed bananas (the darker the sweeter)
2 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
golden raisins to taste

Flax Egg Instructions:
1 egg = 1 tbsp ground flaxseeds + 3 tbsp of water (this muffin recipe called for 2 eggs so I used 2 tbsp of ground flaxseeds and 6 tablespoons of water)
Whip water and ground flaxseeds with a fork (like you would a real egg for scrambled eggs)
Place flax egg in the refrigerator for 15 minutes to an hour while you prepare the rest of the recipe
When you reach the step in your recipe that calls for your eggs, add the flax egg

Instructions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Beat together honey, sugar, crisco/butter, flax eggs, bananas
In separate bowl, add powder and soda to flour and mix
Add flour mixture to honey mixture and mix by hand
Add raisins
Bake 18-20 minutes until golden (bake for 1 hour if making a bread loaf)