Hi, I’m Jamie

A vintage loving maker with a total sweet tooth. I wear lipstick, patterns, costumes and a whole lotta hats. I like to do one too many things at all times, and share the results right here. Stay, and you’ll see recipes, personal style, DIYs, and more. Sound good? Hooray! I’m so happy you’re here!

About Me

Peanut Butter Banana Chocolate Chip Pancakes

I love brunch. Therefore, I love Easter… and any other holiday that condones eating decadent treats for breakfast. Nothing like cinnamon rolls, donuts, and pancakes to wake you up in the morning. It’s a sugar rush straight to the head! Today we’re taking brunch to the next level. Introducing peanut butter banana chocolate chip pancakes! That’s not one, not two, but three sweet flavors all rolled into one. Sound too good to be true? I thought so too. Then I took a bite. This is the real deal, people. Bust out your spatula, you’ve got to try this.

Peanut Butter Banana Chocolate Chip Pancakes- Paint the Gown Red

Ingredients

Makes 5 giant pancakes

  • 2 cup milk
  • 4 tablespoons white vinegar
  • 2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 tablespoons white sugar
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 egg
  • 4 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
  • 2 mashed bananas
  • 2/3 cup chocolate chips
  • cooking spray

Directions

Combine milk with vinegar in a medium bowl and set aside for 5 minutes to "sour". Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large mixing bowl. Whisk mashed banana, peanut butter, egg and butter into "soured" milk. Pour the flour mixture into the wet ingredients and whisk until lumps are gone. Heat a large skillet over medium heat, and coat with cooking spray. Pour batter onto the skillet, and cook until bubbles appear on the surface. Flip with a spatula, and cook until browned on the other side. Top with sliced bananas, chocolate chips and maple syrup. Serve and enjoy! (original)

Arbor Amour

Arbor Amour- Paint the Gown Red

Hello hello! How was everyone’s weekend? Mine was lovely. Nick and I ended up spending Saturday at the Fullerton Arboretum- a beautiful little garden about an hour drive from us. We wandered the windy paths through succulent gardens, creeks, and bamboo forests, stopping to snap photos and spot turtles. It was a hot Spring day and I was happy to have a big hat to shield me from the sun. After our stroll we stopped by Rare, a thrift store in Anaheim owned by Goodwill that looks more like an Urban Outfitters. The store is filled with neat art installations made from repurposed materials, like hanging televisions. It was very cool and I highly recommend making the trip if you’re in the LA area. We ended our daycation with beer and games at Noble Ale Works. I know what you’re thinking, you went all the way to Anaheim and didn’t go to Disneyland!? Yep.

Arbor Amour- Paint the Gown Red

Dress Fleet Collection, Purse Antonini, Shoes Swedish Hasbeens, Hat Vintage, Sunglasses (similar)

Fave Five: Easter Ideas

Hooray! It’s the weekend! Have anything fun planned? Nick and I will be daytripping somewhere...location currently undecided. In case you don’t have anything on the agenda, here are some fun Easter ideas to keep you busy. I’m in awe of those constellation eggs. Can you believe Easter is next weekend? Guys, it’s almost April. How did this happen? Don’t get me wrong, I’m very excited about it. I’m just baffled. Life moves pretty fast.

Fave Five: Easter Ideas- Paint the Gown Red

Kittenhood

Jelly Bean Chocolate

Jelly Bean Chocolate- Paint the Gown Red

Today I’m operating under the assumption that you can put anything into a bar of chocolate. I’ve had bars filled with bacon, jalapeño, pop rocks and even one with toasted quinoa. Sounds weird but each has been pretty amazing. I think part of what makes a chocolate bar so delicious is the mixing of textures. So I decided to try something that I’ve never seen before, and it’s a little wacky. Introducing, jelly bean chocolate! Smooth white chocolate with a chewy fruity bean in every bite. Include in Easter baskets or make after the holiday using leftover jelly beans. Either way, this colorful bark makes a delicious treat! Your bellies will thank me.

Jelly Bean Chocolate- Paint the Gown Red

Ingredients

  • 2 Packages White Chocolate Chips
  • 2 Cups Jelly Beans

Directions

Melt chocolate using a double boiler if you have one. If you don’t have a double boiler, simply fill a sauce pot with a cup of water and place a large pyrex bowl on top of it. Stir frequently with a heatproof spatula. Meanwhile, cut parchment paper to fit 9x13 baking pan. When chocolate is fully melted with no lumps, remove from heat. Add 3/4 cup jelly beans and pour mixture into prepared pan. Smooth with a spatula. Sprinkle the remaining jelly beans on top of chocolate. Let set in the fridge for an hour. Break bark apart into small pieces with your hands. Serve and enjoy!

Pastel Wishlist

Pastel Wishlist- Paint the Gown Red

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Spring is here! The sun is shining, flowers are blooming, kittens are being born. Hooray! It’s time to dust off your lightweight dresses and bust out your peep toe pumps. Easter is around the corner and you’ve got to look your Sunday’s best! Today’s wishlist is here to help. These pastel hues and Spring styles will make the perfect brunch attire. Novelty prints and purses are a great way to put a little spring in your step. Especially when your bag is a real peach. Let’s party!