Thursday, November 8, 2012

Family Pics

We had our family pics taken a couple weeks ago by my friend Charlee.  She did a great not so much! My two little boys would NOT cooperate but we did come up with a few keepers.  
The whole crew...Tyler would not look at the camera and Peter's face is a little obscured but overall I am really happy with it.
 Me and my hubby. 
 My four dapper boys.
 My 3 sweet girls.

Aprons for sell!!!

I have had many requests for my aprons, so I have decided to sell some this month 
to supplement my Christmas fund! :)
They are all reversible.  I can make them with a pocket or without.  Also, I can monogram on the pocket.  The sash can be tied in the back or wrapped around the front and tied.  The pics below are of two that I just made and sold for a lady who taught a scrap booking class and wanted scrapin' momma on the pocket.  I can do pretty much anything embroidery wise on the pocket.  
Just contact me with any questions! 
For a plain apron with no pocket it is $20.  
For an apron with a pocket $22. 
For an apron with a monogram $25.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Down To Earth Granola

This is seriously my favorite recipe for granola. I cannot claim it, it is my dear friend Trish's recipe!
4 cups old fashioned oats
1 1/2 cups sliced almonds
1/2-3/4 cups brown sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/4-1/2 cup honey
1/4 cup oil (I use coconut oil)
1 tsp. vanilla
1 1/2 cups raisins, craisins, or mixture of dried fruit

Bake 300 degrees for 30 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes. (I cook it at 250, my oven just cooks it too fast at 300 and I tend to burn it) 
In a bowl mix oats, almonds, brown sugar, salt and cinnamon. In a saucepan warm oil and honey.  Stir in vanilla.  Carefully pour liquid over oat mixture and stir with a spoon.  Spread on a 15x0 baking sheet.  Bake per instructions above.  Cool completely, then add raisins or other dried fruit.
**I usually use less brown sugar and more honey.
This recipe is very versatile.  I have added wheat germ, other spices...really whatever you think of you can probably add to it.