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2 great sales happening today: J. Crew offering 30% off select products with code BIGSALE & entire ShopBop site is 25% off with code INTHEFAMILY14

Here are a few items I’m fawning over—

[J. Crew picks] 1: J.Crew crepe shorts // 2: neon halter one-piece // 3: Everly metallic pumps  // 4: blooming floral top // 5: airy summer hat // 6: geo print bikini top & bottom // 7: blue maxi dress (with pockets!)  // 8: lace stripe skirt 

[ShopBop favorites]  9: Free People dress // 10: Sam Edelman sandals // 11: eye of wisdom cuff bracelet // 12: T strap sandals // 13: wishbone necklace // 14: Soft Joie maxi dress // 15: Flynn Skye jumper // 16: dog tag cluster necklace // 17: Calita dress // 18: vintage slouchy tee // 19: studded rubber sandals (a steal for under $30!)  // 20: Soft Joie shorts

2 great sales happening today: J. Crew offering 30% off select products with code BIGSALE & entire ShopBop site is 25% off with code INTHEFAMILY14

Here are a few items I’m fawning over—

[J. Crew picks] 1: J.Crew crepe shorts // 2: neon halter one-piece // 3: Everly metallic pumps // 4: blooming floral top // 5: airy summer hat // 6: geo print bikini top & bottom // 7: blue maxi dress (with pockets!) // 8: lace stripe skirt

[ShopBop favorites] 9: Free People dress // 10: Sam Edelman sandals // 11: eye of wisdom cuff bracelet // 12: T strap sandals // 13: wishbone necklace // 14: Soft Joie maxi dress // 15: Flynn Skye jumper // 16: dog tag cluster necklace // 17: Calita dress // 18: vintage slouchy tee // 19: studded rubber sandals (a steal for under $30!) // 20: Soft Joie shorts

I rarely bake. I’m well aware that I don’t possess the patience and precision that it requires. So, given my sweet tooth, I’ve fallen in love with other easier recipes that don’t have complicated, painstaking steps. This is what I call a pretty simple– not to mention delicious —  dessert. 

 Magnolia Bakery’s Banana Pudding Recipe

 The Players: 
•	1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
•	1½ cups ice cold water
•	1 (3.4-ounce) package instant vanilla pudding mix (preferably Jell-O brand)
•	3 cups heavy cream
•	1 ½ (12-ounce) boxes Nabisco Nilla Wafers (no substitutions)  
•	4-5 cups sliced ripe bananas

The play-by-play: Step one- In a small bowl, beat sweetened condensed milk with water until combined. Add the pudding mix and beat well. Cover and refrigerate overnight (or until firm). 

Step two- In a large bowl, whip the heavy cream until stiff peaks form. Fold the pudding into the whipped cream until blended (and no streaks of pudding remain). To assemble—pick a large serving dish with at least a 5 quart capacity. Arrange the wafers along the bottom of the dish. Top with 1/3 of the bananas and then 1/3 of the pudding mixture (I found it easier to transfer the pudding mix to the dish by using a measuring cup). Repeat the layering technique twice (wafers, bananas, pudding). Cover with plastic wrap and allow to chill for 4-8 hours before serving. You want the wafers to be cake-like so the longer you can leave in the fridge, the better. I served after 5 ½ hours and the consistency was perfect. 

Obviously this recipe was not my own. I added ½ a box of Nilla wafers to  this recipe I found online. You can also purchase the Magnolia Bakery Cookbook here (not an affiliate link). 

Note: the pudding is half assembled in that photo. I typically hate how [my] finished desserts photograph so I decided to capture this one as a work in progress of sorts.

I rarely bake. I’m well aware that I don’t possess the patience and precision that it requires. So, given my sweet tooth, I’ve fallen in love with other easier recipes that don’t have complicated, painstaking steps. This is what I call a pretty simple– not to mention delicious — dessert.

Magnolia Bakery’s Banana Pudding Recipe

The Players:
• 1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
• 1½ cups ice cold water
• 1 (3.4-ounce) package instant vanilla pudding mix (preferably Jell-O brand)
• 3 cups heavy cream
• 1 ½ (12-ounce) boxes Nabisco Nilla Wafers (no substitutions)
• 4-5 cups sliced ripe bananas

The play-by-play:
Step one- In a small bowl, beat sweetened condensed milk with water until combined. Add the pudding mix and beat well. Cover and refrigerate overnight (or until firm).

Step two- In a large bowl, whip the heavy cream until stiff peaks form. Fold the pudding into the whipped cream until blended (and no streaks of pudding remain). To assemble—pick a large serving dish with at least a 5 quart capacity. Arrange the wafers along the bottom of the dish. Top with 1/3 of the bananas and then 1/3 of the pudding mixture (I found it easier to transfer the pudding mix to the dish by using a measuring cup). Repeat the layering technique twice (wafers, bananas, pudding). Cover with plastic wrap and allow to chill for 4-8 hours before serving. You want the wafers to be cake-like so the longer you can leave in the fridge, the better. I served after 5 ½ hours and the consistency was perfect.

Obviously this recipe was not my own. I added ½ a box of Nilla wafers to this recipe I found online. You can also purchase the Magnolia Bakery Cookbook here (not an affiliate link).

Note: the pudding is half assembled in that photo. I typically hate how [my] finished desserts photograph so I decided to capture this one as a work in progress of sorts.