Blueberry Cast Iron Coffee Cake

Oh, Sunday. Is there anything dreamier than thou?? I'm convinced that Sundays were created for the sole purpose of lounging about in head to toe jersey knitwear, beverage in one hand, snacks in the other.

What better way to celebrate the best day of the week than with this delicious cast-iron skillet coffee cake. Some version of this recipe has been floating around in my family for some time now, and it's a personal fave of mine. I mean, it's cake. For breakfast. (Ain't it swell that if you call it a coffee cake, it's socially acceptable to eat in the morning??)

The best part is, the recipe is super simple, super tasty, and just begging for you to give it a try. Seriously. You could probably make it right now with stuff you already have in your kitchen. (don't have blueberries?? try blackberries, raspberries, dried cranberries, or even raisins!)

2 Cups All Purpose Flour
1.5 teaspoons Baking Powder
.5 teaspoons Baking Soda 
.5 teaspoons Salt
1 stick of Butter, melted
2 eggs
1 Cup Sugar
1 Cup Milk
1.5 cups Blueberries

Preheat oven to 350°, place cast iron skillet in the oven while preheating. In a medium bowl, mix flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. In a large bowl, mix melted butter, eggs, sugar, and milk. Then, add dry ingredients slowly, mixing well to incorporate. Fold in blueberries. Pour into greased preheated skillet and bake for 45-50 minutes. When finished, dust with powdered sugar and allow to cool slightly before serving.

So... Give this a try. If not this morning, how about this afternoon - that way you can enjoy it in the upcoming week. It makes a great cut-a-slice-and-take-to-work-in-the-morning snack. And seriously, tag me on social media if you make this. I wanna see your creations! Good luck, weekend warriors, can't wait to hear how they turned out. xx

DIY Sea Salt Spray

So, its Sunday night. Where did the weekend go? Really. I'm starting the petition for a day between Sunday and Monday. Any takers?

But, maybe a fun (and easy!) DIY project is what you need to propel you into the week with a fresh attitude - and really cool hair. Presenting: DIY Sea Salt SprayThe best part is, you totally have all of this stuff at home already.

This stuff is amazing. Not kidding. You may remember Casey Layne's incredible mane from our Venice Beach Shoot? This stuff. For real. Check out the recipe below. 

Step One. Gather your ingredients. Coconut Oil, Sea Salt, Leave-In Cream or Conditioner (I love this one from Kiehl's) and Water Soluble Pomade. (A Note about pomade - you may not have this laying around, but being a shorter-haired dude...i did. I love the formula of Layrite pomade, but if you don't have it at home, you could substitute a water soluble gel with some shine in it.)
Step Two. Combine 1 Tablespoon Coconut Oil, 2 or 3 teaspoons Sea Salt, 1/2 teaspoon Leave-in Cream, a dab of Pomade and 1 cup of HOT water.
Step Three. Mix! Mix! Mix! It helps to stir them with a whisk or a fork, and then put them in a container with a lid and Shake it for a minute or two.
Step Four. Decant into a spray bottle and enjoy your new sea salt spray!

That's all there is to it! Give this a try and watch the compliments roll in. Comment below and let me know how it works for you. And, be sure to Subscribe to #MOGBLOG for daily updates below!