Sunday, June 30, 2013

Refrigerator Chia Oatmeal

So I hopped on the bandwagon after hearing about Chia seeds and purchased some online.  I hear Costco and Trader Joe's carries them but I have neither where I am, so I ordered mine off Amazon.
After experimenting a couple of days, I came up with this recipe and decided to share it. I make individual servings so they are grab and go in the morning.  The dollar store sells plastic serving bowls.  Three to four in a package depending on which brand for one whole dollar.  I bought a couple packs. You can use pint size mason jars as well.

Freshly prepared Nectarine Chia Oatmeal

Refrigerator Chia Oatmeal:
Individual servings:

1/2 cup of oats
1 TBSP chia seeds
1 cup of unsweetened Almond Milk
1 tsp honey
1/4 tsp vanilla
Chopped Fresh fruit of choice 1/4 to 1/2 cup

Place oatmeal & chia seeds in a plastic single serving bowl make sure it has a lid.
Add all the liquids to an one cup measuring cup and stir very well. Pour it in the bowl, throw in fruit and place lid on securely and shake it good. Place them in the fridge overnight and they will be ready in the morning.
I make 4 at a time for 2 days.  I eat one for breakfast and one at night for a snack.  They are good for up to 3 days in the fridge.
Approximately 200 calories plus the fruit calories.
A good refreshing breakfast for the hot summer months.

I have 1 cherry, 1 grape and 2 nectarine chia oatmeals in the fridge that I made a short time ago.  I polished off the last blueberry Chia oatmeal this morning.
Very healthy and it taste good too!  Win/Win as far as I am concerned.
Freshly prepared Cherry Chia Oatmeal   & Grape Chia Oatmeal

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Baby Hat with Crocheted Flowers

So I trotted down to the Dollar Tree and found an adorable baby hat.  Total cost: $1.00.  I sewed a button on the side and crocheted several flowers.

This is my pattern for the flowers.
Chain 6 and slip stitch the ends together.
SC x12 into the ring.
Row 2:  SCx1 then SCx2 in the next stitch, then SCx1, then SCx2 into same stitch.  Repeat all the way around and slip stitch at end.
Row 3:chain 2, dcx2, treble stitch x1, dc x2 all into the same stitch, slip stitch next stitch, then slip stitch the next, chain 2, dcx2, treble stitch x1, dc x2 all into the same stitch, slip stitch next stitch, then slip stitch the next, repeat all the way around.  Weave ends and that is it!  Slip the flower over the button on the hat and you have an adorable hat. I made several flowers to change it up.  You can stack them as well.  This is the pattern for the solid yellow and pink flower. I played around and added another row with a different color on the other flowers but didn't write the pattern down.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Don't I wish!!

THIS cracked me up and then I paused!  Wait a minute, this is pure TRUTH!

Sunday, December 2, 2012

My new love: Crocheting

So I decided to teach myself to crochet.  I made a Pinterest account and headed to youtube.  I pinned all the different crocheting instruction videos on Pinterest. I would like to say thank you to all the people that have put videos on youtube that teach the basic stitches of crocheting!  You guys ROCK!  I am living proof they work.  Here are a couple things I have made over the past couple of months.
These are baby shoes with a matching headband.  Now I need a grandchild!  LOL!
Another set.

I made at least 8 pairs of these wonderful gloves... Guess what people are getting for Christmas????  I encourage anyone that wishes to learn to crochet to check out the videos on youtube!  They worked for me!  Happy Crocheting!

Sunday, July 29, 2012

The Best Homemade Dog Bone Recipe!

So I have a pup-pup named Andie girl.  I decided to try a couple recipes for homemade dog bone treats.  After making a couple different recipes I came up with my own recipe based on the bones Andie liked best.

1/4 cup Peanut Butter
1 Egg
1 tbsp Parsley
1/4 cup Beef Broth
1/4 cup  Oats
1 cup Wheat or Rice Flour
Blend Peanut Butter, egg and parsley and then toss in the oats.  Add flour and mix.  The dough should not be sticky.  Fairly dry but wet enough to stick together.  Roll it out and cut out your bones or flowers depending on your cookie cutter choice.
Bake at 350 for 15 minutes.  Take out the bones and flip them over and bake for another 15 minutes.  Total bake time is 30 minutes.
 Let them cool and the dog drooling will commence!  My dog LOVES these bones!  They are easy to make and your dog will think you are the best pet parent in the world!

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Pallet Potting Table

2 2x4 8 feet long
1 2x2 8feet long
2 old pallets
Screws, Paint and sealer
Ready to be assembled:
Painted and sealed:
And how it fits in with the rest of my created items on the patio:

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Upcycled small patio table

My hunny brought in a table stand and asked me if I wanted it... OF COURSE I DID!  We had recently bought a new oven and it came enclosed in wood... This is the stand and piece of wood I created from the oven wood...
I filled in the holes on the wood with extra wood I had lying around.  I sanded the stand and painted it as well as the wood table top.  I sealed the wood.... Very important step to do! I attached the top to the stand with screws and bolts. I dug out some cobalt blue tiles I had for years  to use them. I cemented them in with grout. The center square I used half sphere, sparkly, glass stones I had bought at the Dollar Tree. They were cemented in at the same time the cobalt tiles were. I grouted and this is what I ended up with for less than $3....
It fits in nicely with my other pieces I have made... Now to finish my potting table made from pallets...