Thursday, September 29, 2011

Food Friday - Pumpkin Granola

So I found this recipe for Pumpkin Granola the other day on two peas & their pod and I had to try it.  I only had 2 1/2 cups of oats, and I didn't feel like going to the store, so I halved the recipe.  I also didn't have cranberries or pumpkin seeds so I used raisins and almonds instead.  It turned out really good but got a little dark.  Maybe I should have cut the baking time since I halved the recipe?

I mixed it into some vanilla yogurt and it was super yummy.  Plus it hid the burnt taste :) and I think it brought out the pumpkin flavor more.

Friday, September 23, 2011

First Day of Fall

I LOVE FALL!!!!  I would say it is my favorite season.  The cooler weather, changing colors, and yummy pumpkins to eat!  What could be better?

When we lived in Idaho it seemed like we always had one week when the colors were fantastic.  The colors haven't really started changing here yet for this year but I'm hoping to get some wonderful photos with both the kids.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Movie: Love & Other Drugs

I got the chance to watch Love & Other Drugs last night and I really liked it.  It took me awhile to get into it but then it really hit home.  I'm a sucker for romantic comedies so I knew I would like that aspect of the movie but at first I almost turned it off.  But when the movie started to tell more about Maggie and her having Parkinson's Disease that's where I got more into it.

I have Ankylosing Spondylitis which is a long-term disease that causes inflammation of the joints between the spinal bones, and the joints between the spine and pelvis. It eventually causes the affected spinal bones to join together.  Like Maggie I have days where I feel like I can't do anything without needing help.  I want to take care of my family and not have them worry about taking care of me, atleast not until I'm really old!  It scares me that even with the meds I will continue to get worse and there is no cure. 

I read the forums with others that have Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS) and my symptoms are nothing compared to some peoples and that too scares me.  My kids are 2 and 3 and I want to be able to always be there whenever they need me.  One of the symptoms of AS is fatigue which is no fun for anyone to deal with.  It makes me want to cry when I'm so tired all I want to do is lay down and my kids are still going at full speed.  I just try to suck it up and do all that I can to make it thru the day.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Pick Your Plum

Thanks to I Am Momma - Hear Me Roar for posting about Pick Your Plum! It's a daily deal site featuring craft items!  I just signed up for the email and can't wait to start getting them.  I'm hoping I can control myself though and not buy everything.

Thursday, September 15, 2011


So I've discovered Pinterest!  Oh my, how quickly I've become addicted!  It's so full of many wonderful things, from quotes, photos, crafts, recipes etc.  It's just all around FUN!!!!!  I love that I can pin all my stuff in one place.  If you haven't already checked it out, do!  

Monday, September 12, 2011

EtsyKids Shopping Guide

The EtsyKids Autumn Shopping Guide is here!!!  So many amazing crafters to check out.

I've included my Gecko/Lizard Baby/Toddler Blanket in the Quilts and Bedding Catagory.  I just love this material, just so fun!