Monday, September 18, 2017

Peanut Butter Banana Overnite Oats

With hectic mornings and no time to make breakfast a few days in my home...I thought I would try my hand at making overnight oats. You will find many recipes on Pinterest or the internet for different flavors...I am actually surprised with what is out there. I wanted mine to be as healthy as possible. I also doubled my recipe to fit into a quart size jar. I put in 1 cup of rolled oats, 2 teaspoons real maple syrup, 1 teaspoon flax seed a dash of cinnamon, mixed well, then added 2 Tablespoons peanut butter and 1 cup of cashew milk, mix well. I then put a lid on the jar, refrigerated overnight. In the morning I added a bit of vanilla Greek yogurt with a bit of cinnamon on top with some banana slices. This was so filling, I couldn't finish it....It actually kept me pretty full well into lunchtime. 

The flavors were great together...It wasn't too sweet either...The peanut butter helped with that too! MMMM it was pretty dang good. I am planning on keeping a couple few jars of this in the refrigerator each week to grab on the go!!!

 Next one I am making will be with peach. 
If it's family approved, I will leave ya'll a recipe for it!

Thursday, September 14, 2017

I'm Not Ready For Fall Decorating Yet

It's crazy crazy that I am seeing people decorate with full blown Fall, Autumn, Harvest decor already. Technically it isn't even Fall yet....LOL. I love everyone's decor but geesh why so early? To each his own....I am not ready yet. I personally don't want my Fall decor to be out for three months. For me it will come out in October and November. I'm going to enjoy the last days of Summer. 
That goes for my decor too!

I am however enjoying the weather cooling off. I was able to sit out in our sun porch drinking a nice cup of tea and flipping through a couple magazines. We opened the windows the last couple of days to let the fresh air in.....So wonderful!

Even Missy enjoyed her time in the sun room too!
What a lil Princess.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

More Progress

I made a little more progress the last couple days...I am almost all unpacked in my sewing studio...Just a few more things to sort out. Still hoping to be in here sewing soon!!!!

The dining room is finally finished! I got my old plates hung...A couple I put on an old window screen and above the screen and plates I hung an old piece of tin I found at my favorite Antique Shop. Now many meals will be shared in here....Can't wait to cook for my family and friends.

I also set up my sun porch...The wicker couch is in...The room still has work that needs to be finished, but I just couldn't resist playing in there a bit...I think I may start having tea in there! Plants, twinkle lights and curtains will be hung as well....It may just be one of my favorite spots in the house!

Monday, September 4, 2017

Still Settling In...Well Trying To

We are still trying to settle in. Yet it has been kinda hard. I still have empty boxes, full boxes and messes everywhere. With the passing of my Uncle...I had one week to recoup, didn't get much done before we got more bad news. My husband's dad is now in the hospital on life support. We have been flooded with an emotional roller coaster. My hubby flew out to be with his dad and family...Praying he will get stronger every day and pull through!
While he is gone, I am trying to get things done...It's a busy week meeting with people, auditions for plays, and prepping our school year. I found some wicker for our sun room....I will be adding a wicker couch and coffee table tomorrow...Soon the room will be freshly painted, furniture, freshly painted, sheer and white curtains hung, plants put out, twinkly lights hung up and colorful vintage pillows plopped out....It's going to be a wonderful space to sit, sipping tea, chatting with friends enjoying the cool breezes through the windows. I am so excited to get this space done!

I'm also looking forward to getting my studio in order and actually start working...Again we have had some very hard and sad set backs...So hoping I will be up and running soon!!! I found a sweet sewing basket and another pin cushion to add to my collection.... 
In the garden I found stinging nettle, which I plan to harvest, dry out and make some things with it for health and beauty....Yes, I was actually really happy to find it growing next to my secret garden pathway....I did manage to get stung by it on my hands...Future reference: Wear gloves when dealing with nettle...It burns!

I am also posting a couple collages I made last year and never posted. 
I just ran across them in my files...LOL

Hoping to return soon and share more glimpses into our home...It's just been a longer process this time around! Have a blessed week!!!!

Tuesday, August 22, 2017


Just a few scenes from our home.
My daughter and I are flying out to Washington in the morning...Pray for our travels. 
See y'all soon!