Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Breakfast of Champions!

 I don't often make time for such a breakfast ... but when I do I go all out.  
Oatmeal has all kinds of health benefits. Don't forget, the longer it takes to cook the better it is for you (it means it is less processed).  I turn my oatmeal into a power food (I make it count!) and it sure does sustain me throughout the day. 
Oatmeal + Almond milk (or coconut milk), cinnamon (lots of it), craisins or raisins, roasted almonds (or whatever nuts I have on hand), flax seeds, raw fiber, and sweeten with agave. 
What do you eat for breakfast?

Sunday, February 26, 2012

"God helps me -- that's what I think, then I am calm."

-Carl Bloch

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Friday, February 24, 2012

Friday Photo

For Freedom Week our walks are lined with flags. I love it!

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Sunday, February 19, 2012

Chex Treat

 Remember the yummy traditional sweet Chex mix?  Well this is my version of it. 

1 box Chex cereal (corn or rice -- I actually like to mix 1/2 and 1/2)

1/2 bag coconut toasted (just put it in a frying pan on high heat and stir it around)
slivered almonds - about 1/2 c.

In a sauce pan mix

3/4 c. Karo syrup

3/4 c. agave

2 cubes butter

a dash of salt

Boil for 5 minutes.  Remove from heat, stir in 1 tsp vanilla.  Pour mixture over cereal.  Stir to coat.  

Let cool for a minute and add M&M's (I like peanut butter M&M's but you can add whatever flavor you want.  I was just think that the coconut ones would be delicious!) Spread mixture out on wax paper to finish cooling.Store in an air tight container. Enjoy!

By using less Karo (3/4 c instead of 1 1/2 c) and agave (instead of 1 1/2 c sugar) you have made this traditional treat a little less evil but just as yummy!

Friday, February 17, 2012

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Winner! Winner!

You ALL win!  
I just could not pick one winner so I am making each of you a set.  Analyn I will need to get an address from you. You can email me at school.  Thanks for participating in my blog!

Saturday, February 11, 2012

"Love" All Around The World

Giving a little love away.
Leave a comment. I will pick a friend to share some love with.
Near or far you can enter! These are easy to send.

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Friday, February 10, 2012

Stress Relief

 When life gets crazy ... when the stress builds up this is what I do to let go.
 There is something so calming about throwing on the wheel.
 It feels like magic to take a lump of clay and turn it into a piece of pottery.
Aww I feel better. 

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Super Bowl Sunday

 Would you ever had guessed that this family has a Super Bowl party?  Well we do! And it is a fun one at that!  It is not all football.  There is a little crafting going on as well (you watch football and craft at the same time ... right?)
 Food! Food! Food! 
the best part of any Super Bowl Party really.
Of COURSE there is a little competition with prizes!  Peter puts together a little "game" to keep the "game" interesting.   
Pete took first and the Peterson's swept the other two places.

KimiD and I were so sporty in our official football gear.  Wrong teams ... but whatever!  
Super fun night! Surprising I know, but I really do like football.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Friday Photo

Mile High Stadium
Home of the Bronco's
On my last trip to Denver Beck and I did a quick drive by (I jumped out and she took a picture from the car ... it was snowing after all)  on our way into downtown. I HEART the Bronco's and YES I totally HEART Tebow!