dressed up oatmeal (aka granola)

My family loves oatmeal.

And therefore, they also love granola.

Here are my favorite recipes for homemade granola and granola bars.

Homemade Granola

I got this recipe from my friend Laurel (Hi, Laurel!). It’s awesome. And the great thing about granola is you can put anything you want in it. Listed below are the ingredients I always use.

5 cup old [...]

valentine’s 2012

Tomorrow is the big day. Max finished up his valentines for his class today. Rockin’, right? Last year, I drew each one and he colored them. This year, I drew one, scanned it, and then printed them out so he could color them. I’m so glad my kiddos are learning how to show love [...]

our music

I grew up in a home where music was important. We all took piano lessons and other instruments. We sang in choir. We sang together as a family on Sunday nights. Then, I married Chris who also has a love for music. We really hope to pass on our musicality to our children.

Early in our marriage, [...]

rainbow books

Now, I’m no interior designer (although I love stalking people who are). But I have discovered one thing that makes me so happy.

You can do it too.

Organize the kiddo’s books by color.

ps – We need more books with [...]

a little bit of pink

I need some pink every once in a while. This time, the mantle got it.

I keep our board books in the banana crate and puzzles in the basket. This is the temporary barricade so Owen won’t eat the rocks out of the fireplace.

I couldn’t resist these fuchsia mums at Kroger. Could you?

I suggest every one should [...]

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