recipe: lemon garlic coconut oil dressing

The best dressing that I have ever had was this lemon garlic dressing from Tessemae's. I gave out samples for them and fell in love. All of their dressings are made with very few ingredients, all of which are real things. Which is great, because we all want to know what we are eating, right? This one in particular is made with 5 ingredients. So when I decided that I wanted to make a dressing with coconut oil, this is the one I wanted to try to recreate. But also, it's only 5 ingredients... so it's not complicated at all.
Lemon Garlic Coconut Oil Dressing
- 1 cup coconut oil, melted
- The juice of one lemon
- 2 cloves of garlic
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp fresh cracked pepper

Mix all ingredients together.

Now this dressing doesn't sit mixed for very long. I store the dressing in a small mason jar with a lid on the counter. I use a spoon rather than pouring it from the jar though. It's delicious! Try not to drink it though... I was pretty tempted to do that myself.

xo, Savannah

keep on dreaming

This is a lyric from an Eli Young Band song and I love it so. It's so appropriate for my life right now. I, along with many of my friends, am in a place where I super don't know what tomorrow holds. In a place where I have dreamt up thousands of different paths my life could take. I have so many ideas and hopes and dreams and they keep coming every single day. I am constantly realizing dreams that I never knew I had. It gets overwhelming at times because it seems nearly impossible for all of these things to happen simultaneously, at least as far as I can see. Especially when so many times, a dream dies. The things is, things will happen the way God intends them to, so I will keep hoping for the times where he shows me His dreams for me. I will keep dreaming and weed through them until I know the ones that align perfectly with His.

xo, Savannah

diy: affordable hang tags

For our festivals, we wanted to make sure that we were branded really well. We also wanted to make sure each clothing item had specific washing instructions, so we decided we needed some hang tags. This would also allow us to price each item accordingly. All of the tags we ordered cost $10 and we now have 500 of them (250 business cards cut in half.) Whoa nelly.
We ordered the business cards from Vistaprint. Now, you have to have your logo or whatever design you want on the tag. You will need to repeat the image twice in a business card size file. I did this in photoshop. I had two files, one with instructions on the back and the logo on the front with our website.
We ordered the "premium" business cards so the paper stock isn't flimsy. The business cards got cut before I got a picture of them in full size, but you get the picture of what they looked like.
Cut 'em down the middle.
Punch a hole in them.
Tie it to your clothing item! Super easy and affordable. The best kind of DIY!
We also used these to add our Hey Wanderer hashtag. Branding, branding, branding!

xo, Savannah

recipe: gluten-free peanut butter snickerdoodle cookies

Say that three times fast... The title is complicated, but the flavors are simple. Peanut butter, cinnamon and sugar. Now, when it comes to making gluten-free baked goods, we've not had the greatest results. More times than not, we end up with something too crumbly or so gooey it won't cook all the way through even though the baking time has been doubled. It's a finicky thing and only few have mastered it. We are not those people. So instead, we have this great Bob's Red Mill gluten-free 1 to 1 baking flour that makes it way more possible for us to get a delicious, perfectly textured treat. All you have to do is substitute this flour for wheat flour in any baking recipe. No more using 3 different flours in one recipe, Bob's Red Mill has done the work for you. So we decided to keep it classic. Twice actually. Peanut butter cookies crossed with snickerdoodle-ness. The flavor is delicious. The texture is perfect.
Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Snickerdoodle Cookies
- 2 cups Bob's Red Mill Gluten-Free 1 to 1 Baking Flour
- 2 tsp. baking powder
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 1/2 cup coconut oil
- 1/2 cup peanut butter
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup PB2 (this is optional but recommended)
- 2 eggs
- 1 Tbs. vanilla extract
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- cinnamon sugar (1/3 cup sugar + 1 tsp. cinnamon)

1. Preheat oven to 350° and line two baking sheets with wax paper.
2. Combine flour, baking powder and salt.
3. In a separate bowl, combine peanut butter, coconut oil and sugar and brown sugar. Mix until creamed together.
4. Add PB2, eggs, vanilla and cinnamon and mix.
5. Stir in dry ingredients until just combined.
6. Roll the dough into balls, size depending on how big you'd like your cookies.
7. Roll each ball in cinnamon sugar then place on baking sheet and flatten with a fork in both directions.
8. Bake in the oven for 10-12 minutes.

These guys are great warm! If you let them sit for a couple minutes, literally like 2, the cookies won't crumble or fall apart. They will be so normal-cookie-like, you won't know what to do with yourself.

xo, Savannah