Mad Like Alyce

Pintrest Recipe Roundup Week 2

Lately, I’ve been trying to find recipes that will finish up items we have had in the pantry or freezer for waaayyy to long. In addition, I always seem to have bananas on the brink of spoiling, and you can only have so many containers of frozen banana for smoothies before it starts to get ridiculous. Damir keeps buying bananas, and I’ve concluded that his ultimate goal is for me to make banana bread, which it turns out he loves. In this week’s roundup, there are TWO banana recipes, both are absolutely fantastic.

Pintrest Recipe Roundup Week 2

Unbelievably Moist Banana Bread

Banana bread

This is a rockstar recipe from Forks n’ Flip Flops that has forever changed my banana bread game. And for her tip of letting the batter rest… it DOES make a difference! I split the recipe in half and baked one half right away, the other as instructed. The one that rested was far more moist. This is now my go to recipe, and Damir will nearly eat the whole pan in one sitting.

Chicken Parm Stuffed Peppers

Chicken parm stuffed peppers

We had some frozen breaded chicken patties in our freezer that had been there for far too long, and this was a great way to use them up! I think the overall recipe was pretty good, but i just wasn’t impressed with the chicken we had… which is likely why it had taken up a permanent residence in the freezer. This recipe from Delish was a great way to finally finish it and make more room.

Deconstructed Pizza Casserole

deconstructed pizza

This recipe from Kayln’s Kitchen was almost perfect. The flavor was fantastic, but it was a little meat heavy for my taste. I plan to make it again, but this time with more vegetables (peppers, onions), double the mushrooms, and a little bit of marinara sauce. Overall, great meal!

Banana Blondies

banana blondies

These bars from Life in the Lofthouse were so addicting! I brought half the pan into the office, and they were gone before lunch! I did skip her brown sugar frosting and instead used up some white frosting I had in my pantry, but these will absolutely be making a comeback in my kitchen.

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Welcome to my journey towards living a happier and healthier life while living with PTSD and chronic pain... and never letting it keep me from my passion for Halloween, cooking, and way too many DIY projects... all at the same time!

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  • "Sometimes, you just want things to stay the way they are forever. But you can’t. And they won’t." - Girl in Space

Because i'm trying this thing where I post each look in 3's to keep my Insta page even, and I seriously can't express how hauntingly gorgeous the intros are for each Girl in Space episode. I'm re-listening to the episodes now, and I so excited for 109 since I have NO CLUE what is going to happen! Also, after a few weeks without looking at them, this is one of my favorite pictures, and I can't believe I didn't post it first!
  • "Yeah, I’m glad I’m back, too." Episode 108 of the @girlinspacepodcast  left me with SO MANY QUESTIONS!!! Is Kai alive? Where the heck is Thor? Who is the "lion's paw?" But the biggest unknown is just how important the dwarf star "Ra" is likely to become in the plot of 109... and is why Ra is included in my makeup! The warm glowing orb on my eye is in reference to my suspicions that Ra will soon become a much more relevant part of the Girl in Space plot very soon. #girlinspace #findme #nomurdering #savekillbot #prayforkai
  • Galaxy in action! Quick peek at the movement of the makeup before I put on my wig, which covered a lot of the detail. Gotta love that "sunshine" glare on the shiny black surface! I bought a finishing powder this week to hopefully counteract this in the future. Or just back away from the light.... :P
  • Disappearing into the music...
I was really digging my latest playlist when I started my galaxy makeup last weekend, so I started blacking out everything besides my face to procrastinate taking off my headphones. I took this photo halfway through to see how well I would blend into my background, and kind of liked how this "progress" shot turned out. Funny thing was, this was the last pic where I had a true infinite background, my camera (phone) couldn't quite hang once I was fully blacked out. Time to consider a real camera?
  • Let yourself be found... Another shot of my galaxy inspired by the @girlinspacepodcast. If you haven't heard of this AMAZING audio novella, I highly recommend... trust me, you are in for a treat! #girlinspace #findme #nomurdering 
This look took around 3 hours, and while I love the images with the wig, it covered up a lot of the detail. If you try a galaxy look, allow yourself some patience. It didn't look like a lot until I was well into adding color. Take it slow, and keep layering colors, and suddenly it will start to take shape!

This look was completed using @mehronmakeup paradise paints from the standard, pastels, and brilliant pallets.
  • Find me... This galaxy makeup is inspired by my FAVORITE audio novella,@girlinspacepodcast, though I may be a bit biased. If you haven't yet started listening, you are in for a treat! Enter the world of the character "X" aboard the Cavatica, as she monitors the radiation from the Red Dawrf Star, Ra. Alone.

Season one is still in progress, so there is plenty of time to join the fun! #girlinspace #findme #nomurdering

This look was completed using @mehronmakeup paradise paints from the standard, pastels, and brilliant pallets. Honestly, this is the most color intensive look I have done so far, I had cosmetic wedges everywhere! I pulled it together with a @rockstarwigs long curly in Very Berry.
  • Finally, the last in my “sketched” look (for now). Thieve last few weeks have been absolutely insane, and im still processing. I’m going to have to set aside some time for another look this week, there is something so tranquil about turning yourself into a blank canvas in the most literal sense.
  • Theres nothing quite like painting yourself completely white to make you realize how yellow your teeth are getting. Time to cut back on the coffee! JK, that might actually kill me. #tissuetestfail #needsomewhitestrips #cresttotherescue #notanad #butyoucanpaymeanyway?
  • I sometimes can take well over 200 photos of various looks, just to make sure I get the right one... i don't pretend to be a photographer! Even with so many photos, I will often only post maybe 3-4, which makes me a little sad since I spend so much time on some of these! So here are a few more of my "Migraine" Twenty One Pilots inspired look. I managed to get quite a few shots of this look before adding the tears for the completed migraine look, and I really do love how it looks without any color.

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