Banana Muffins + Banana Frosting

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Well little miss Savy Jane had her fourth birthday. I’m still in denial and don’t like to talk about it!  For her classroom party at school we were asked to bring in something “healthy”… something with no dyes and no frosting. No cupcakes. If you follow me on snapchat (twistmepretty2) you know that I wasn’t happy about this! Savy has been so exited to celebrate her birthday at school all year long and she’s been perfecting her baking skills just for the occasion. Of course I had to be a rebel and we made some “healthy” banana bread that I let her frost anyway. I know the teachers were so grateful someone finally broke the rules! I’m mean c’mon! This isn’t the healthiest banana bread — I have a recipe that uses oats and apple sauce that I’ll share next time I make it –but I had to find some passive aggressive way to be annoyed haaahaha! This recipe was just for fun and it was DELISH!!!!

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Crown Braid Tutorial

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>>> This crown braid tutorial is one of my absolute favorites!  You guys have been asking for more hairstyles with no extensions so I’m delivering!  If you  have extra long hair just wrap the tail all the way around like a headband and tuck it behind the braid on the other side.  If your hair isn’t so long, watch the video to see how I’ve easily hidden the tail and meshed the braids together!

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Boyfriend Jeans and Short Girls….

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Sometimes I try to harness my inner “fashion blogger” and then I just… I just can’t and I have to bust out a loud laugh because I look and feel ridiculous.  So in case you were wondering, yes, Brian and I have a hilarious time taking pictures together haha!!

Does anyone else feel like boyfriend jeans were made for girls with super long and thin legs? #shortgirlprobs.  I love boyfriend jeans because they’re so comfy and I love the unfitted look but I’ll be honest, they’re not very flattering on my 5’2″ frame.  I feel like the ones I’m wearing here are a perfect example of what not to wear… let me explain.

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Three Pull Through Braid Tutorials

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I had SO much fun with you guys on Periscope today!  I’m always  hesitant to spend time on new social media platforms but connecting with you guys in real time today was pretty awesome.  It’s still so weird to me that there were that many of you who cared enough to tune in and honestly I’m still pinching myself over it!  If you missed the sesh you can view it here but it’s only available up to 24 hours after it aires, so don’t delay if you wanna see it.  We took a little house tour and mostly chatted about the most random things… we pretty much covered a little bit of everything.  My favorite had to be walking in on Kai though standing up for the first time in his crib, could you just not die?  Needless to say we had to lower his mattress tonight, ugh ha!

Well wow, without further adieu let me introduce you to today’s video… if you couldn’t tell by that massive image ^^^ it’s a few different ways to wear the beloved Pull Through Braid!  I’ll be doing a part 2 and most likely 3 of this video in the near future… I had planned 10 styles in one video but my camera died on three and that would have made for one super long video so… I’m just rollin with it :)

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A good pair of sweats…

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Sweatershirt: c/o Mindy Mae’s Market | Jeans: Gap | Boots: c/o Chooka | Bag: c/o Claudine and Ash similar splurge here and save here | Coat: Nordstrom (ON SALE!!) | Beanie: similar here and here | Jeans: Gap (ON SALE and sizes going fast!) similar distressed but lighter wash here

This past week was… oh I can’t even pick one word to describe it.  Amazing.  Only in my dreams.  Just what the dr. ordered. Breath of fresh air… any number of those would do!  I was able to fly to LA and work with some of the most amazing and hardworking people I’ve ever met who were absolutely inspiring and challenged me to perfect my craft and just be better.  Happier.  More grateful.  I know I’m being very vague, I’m going to write a post all about it so I don’t want to give away too much!  While out there I was able to meet up with some old friends (Leanne, Merrick and Kayla) who I hadn’t seen in years.  It was like putting on a very loved pair of sweats.  Haha, that might not seem like a compliment but if you knew anything about me you’d know that I cherish a good pair of sweats!  We jumped right back into it without even skipping a beat and when that happens, you know you’re just meant for each other!!

Creating Twist Me Pretty started out as a hobby.  It filled this void I had in my life… this need I had to create and share what I love.  While it now provides for our family I still can’t force myself to call it a job.  You guys have become my family!  This space has given me some of the most amazing opportunities and if there’s one thing I’ve learned over the years it’s to always always be true to yourself.  There have been so many times I’ve wanted to conform to what I thought you wanted to see, or what was trending on Pinterest or Instagram.  The truth is though… no one can do Abby better than me and I’m pretty horrible and pretending to be someone I’m not.  So thanks for loving me and putting up with my crazy.  If you follow me on snap chat… you know I really am crazy. haha!  I don’t know how to tone it down or be too serious… but thankfully, you can find serious elsewhere.

I love you guys and can’t wait to share with you the awesome project I was able to work on!  xoxo

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