Friday, August 7, 2015

Saturday at the Market

Saturday at the Market

Jane Norman circle skirt
$46 -

Michael Kors shoulder bag

Fossil bracelet

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Things my mom has taught me...

My mom is pretty amazing. 

She started early, even before I was born, teaching me things I'd need to know. 

My mom has (possibly unknowingly) shown me by example how to be not only a good wife, but also a partner/best friend in an amazing team. (Seriously, the avengers would be jealous!)

Teaching me the way to a man's heart is through good food (and wine and cheese :) ). 

That disagreement doesn't mean failure, just compromise.  

There is no point in buying bad beer for the BBQ. 

There is nothing wrong with being an independent woman. Or changing a tire. Or checking the oil. 

There is nothing wrong with appreciating the talent (hotness) of Robert Downey Jr.

Sadness doesn't mean the world is ending.  

Hard times just make every relationship even more valuable and solid than it already is. 

Puppies (especially adopted ones!) make the world a better, happier place.  Especially in packs. :)

That I never will want to snap peas or pit cherries again :)

That creative minds create creative clutter, but at the end of the day have the best craft rooms, the best art projects, the most satisfying messes and the most brilliant creations.

My dad is one of the coolest guys ever, and one of the best men. 

Bright colors totally kick neutrals ass.

Converse sneakers are and will forever be in style.

Nothing is cooler than an Apple Blossom float that moves with man power. 

Canning, freezing, dehydrating and having a pantry is waaay underrated.  Suddenly must make 200 chocolate chip cookies and have no flour?! Failure. :P

That vinyl table clothes are the only way to set the table when you have children.  

Cookies fix everything.

Oatmeal fixes everything.

Homemade bread fixes everything.

If I ever see a bee, I should probably run. 

Homemade lunches are way better, even if you're too cool for school when you find a note inside :) 

Father Abraham is not welcome in our home. 

Growing, cooking, preparing everything yourself sets off a unmeasurable sense of accomplishment and good in the world.

Having 500 millions family pictures from the last 60 years is a Cancer's (natural scrapbookers) dream. 

There is optimism in even the blackest of thumbs

Love you mommy...happy mommas day :)

The happy insomniac


Monday, April 7, 2014

Oatmeal Pizza Crust

Prep time: 15 minutes
Bake time: 20-30 minutes

3 cups oats, ground into flour-consistency
2 T baking powder
1 cup flax seed, ground
2 t rosemary
3 T basil
Pinch of salt 
1/2 c water
1/4 c olive oil 

In a medium bowl, combine all ingredients, kneeling slightly and forming it into a dough ball. Dust slightly with more oat flour if necessary and roll into an even crust.

Place in the oven at 350 for 20-30 minutes or until crisp. Remove, top and bake until toppings are baked. 

The happy insomniac 

Thursday, April 3, 2014

BBQ Lentils + Vegan Cornbread=

BBQ lentils
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 5-6 hours 

4 cups dry lentils, rinsed 
1 bottle of BBQ sauce, (check to make sure there is no honey if you want to make it full vegan)
2 T chili powder 

In a crockpot, add lentils and fill 2-4 inches over the top of the lentil line. Set on high and allow to cook, checking every so often. Usually I allow 5 hours, sometimes adding more water if they appear to incomplete.  

When the lentils are fully cooked, shift crock pot to low. Stir in bottle of BBQ sauce and chili powder. Allow to simmer and then turn off completely. 

Lasts refrigerated for 3-4 days. 

Vegan Cornbread
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: Approximately 20-25

4 cups cornmeal 
2 T baking powder
1 t salt
4 T Earth Balance butter substitute, slightly melted
1/2-3/4 c warm water

In a medium sized bowl, combine all ingredients, mixing thoroughly into a loose batter.  If it appears to wet, more cornmeal may be added.  Place in an oiled 9x9 pan and bake for 20-25 minutes, or until the center is done. 

Remove and allow to cool slightly until served with lentils.