Tuesday, July 10, 2012

A recipe: Homemade Granola

A few years ago a friend of mine made this granola for a morning MOPS meeting.  It was so delicious and she graciously shared her recipe with me.  Well, lately I've been getting a hankerin for some granola.  Here is what you need:

Homemade Granola

4 cups Old Fashioned Oats
2 cups coconut
1 cup sliced nuts
3/4 cup oil
1/2 cup honey

Stir together the oats, coconut and nuts.  (I used about 3/4c sliced almonds and 1/4c sunflower seeds.  Just use your favorite, or what you have on hand.)

Mix together the oil and honey.  This can be a little tricky because the honey does not incorporate well with the oil, but it doesn't matter.  Trust me, if I can make it work, you can!!

Next, you pour the wet ingredients over the dry and mix together till coated well.

Spread the mixture onto a cookie sheet.

Bake in a 350 degree oven for 15 minutes.  Stir and return to oven for 15 more minutes.

There you have it.  Homemade Granola!!  *You can change the cooking time based on how brown you like yours.  Just remember to stir every so often.


Wednesday, July 4, 2012


I am amazed at the power of blogland.  One short year ago, if you would have asked me about blogs I wouldn't have known of any, or even knew what they were.  But, I started reading the blog of a real-life friend and needless to say, I was hooked.  I am now a blog follower.  I love to read what is going on in others lives.  The strange thing is, I can see a little of myself in almost all of the blogs I read.

It's funny how I've never met any of them (ahem, except you Bevy) and I feel as though I know them personally.  I find myself pulling out the computer when I have a free minute to check on my "friends."  Most of them don't even know I exist, as I'm not "officially" following them, or if I am, I'm just a little blog and another name on their list of numerous followers.  I am ok with that, I like to blend in and not really make my presence known.

I have discovered in these few short blogging months just how much I've come to lean on my fellow bloggers.  For those bloggers that are the crafty DIYers, they are a great distraction to the real of life and an inspiration to make my home a little better.  The blogger mommies of little ones, their writings take me back to those baby days of my own.  Oh how I wish I could have those days back.  Than there are the fashionista bloggers, boy am I jealous, but they have opened my eyes to many things I didn't know about fashion and beauty.

But, I must admit, in my heart of hearts that the bloggers who share their life through the pages and pictures in their blogs are my favorite.  I've learned so much from them and have found so very many words of encouragement from each of them. 

At a time in my life when I'm transitioning from something old into something new (and sort of scary) these "friends", all of them have been just what this girl has needed.  I wish I could send a big hug to all of you out there, and thank you for being my friend.

So, from this little blogger to you.  Thank you!