Mother's Day Chocolate Flower: Why not make some flowers for Mom this year? Out of chocolate? Chances are she'll be pretty happy with a
It's not too late to do some shopping for Mother's Day! Check out this quick and easy list of great ideas for the special mom in your life.
Lovely Thinking Of You Card...with flower pot & dimensional flowers. This would make a wonderful Mother's Day card!
How to Make a Woven Wrap Hammock. This would be great for a rainy day. Or make a table fort with a hammock inside! Be Mom of the Year
This is for all you Milk Makin' Mamas out there!!! Holla!!! BUT wait these are tasty treats ANYONE can eat. If you know a breastfeeding mom, why not make her one (or all) of these treats! First o...
Mother's Day Crafts: Make a "Jar of Love" for Mom! Great last minute gift for Mom
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Make mom blush this Mother's Day with watches that add a hint of cool to classic style. #contest
I apologize! I said I would post a recipe yesterday BUT I had no power starting Friday night through Saturday night so that made things kind of difficult... Hopefully these granola bars can make up for my tardiness! When I was a kid, I used to inhale those Quaker Chewy Granola Bars. My mom would always have to stop me before I ate the whole box… I mean, they are pretty much like “healthy” candy bars or at least they used to be. So once I got started eating them, it was game over for those babies. I was an all-or-nothing type of kid when it came to eating. I’d either eat everything in the pantry (i.e., every piece of chocolate I could find) or refuse to eat for days, especially when they tried to feed me squash (which I surprisingly now LOVE). Unfortunately, this trait has kind of stayed with me into my adult life, which is why I’m glad these granola bars are not like candy bars! I can eat as many as I want! Though, I’m not going to lie… The second bar I ate after making these may or may not have been smothered in peanut butter with a few dark chocolate chips sprinkled on top (... hello candy granola bar). I highly recommend trying that if you make these… Normally, one would use all oats for the base ingredient when making granola bars. However, I found that substituting some crushed rice chex cereal for oats was fantastic, not only for texture but calories too! These bars are low calorie and dairy free. I love swapping out butter for unsweetened applesauce when baking! Applesauce is a great substitute for butter and/or oils. Same goes for bananas (I have a recipe for you next week demonstrating this). Yay for healthy snacks! Rice Chex Granola Bars printable recipe Yield: 16 granola bars Calories: 95 calories per bar Total Time: about 5 hours (prep time only 15 minutes) Ingredients: - 4 cups rice chex cereal, crushed (this should be about 2 cups crushed) - 2 cups quick oats - 1 1/2 cups unsweetened applesauce - 1 tsp vanilla extract - 3 tbsp raw honey - 2 tbsp PB2 + 1 tbsp water (or 2 tbsp normal creamy peanut butter - this will add extra calories) - optional: brown sugar (for sprinkling - I used about one tbsp) Directions: 1. Crush rice chex cereal in a large bowl using your hands until only small pieces remain. It’s okay if a few larger pieces remain but you want the bulk of it to be small pieces. 2. Add oats to the bowl with crushed rice chex and stir to combine. 3. Prepare peanut butter by mixing PB2 with water in a small bowl until creamy (skip this step if using normal peanut butter). 4. Combine applesauce, vanilla, honey and peanut butter in a medium saucepan. Cook over low heat until ingredients are melted together and creamy/gooey, about 5-10 minutes. 5. Pour warm gooey applesauce mixture from step 4 over the chex oat mixture and stir until dry ingredients are completely intertwined with wet ingredients (well combined). 6. Line a 9x9 baking dish with parchment paper. Pour mixture from step 5 into the dish and smooth out using a spatula until mixture completely fills the dish. Sprinkle brown sugar over the top then push it into the bars using your fingertips. Refrigerate for about 5 hours to allow granola bars to harden. 7. Once hardened, remove from fridge, slice into 16 bars and enjoy! Note: I stored my granola bars in the fridge. I recommend doing the same! Mine stayed fresh for about one week. The recipe is very simple and you can definitely add your own flare to it like dried fruit, nuts, chocolate chips, etc... The possibilities are endless! I wanted to start with a bare minimum granola bar so I can always add whatever I’m craving that day to it. What you would add to make these granola bars better?! Tell me your thoughts! Happy Sunday! - A
Art & Soul: Chinese New Year Lanterns This project isn't for the faint of heart! Blowing ink around with a straw is not easy, but with a little effort, can be done. And the results are usually pretty amazing!
happy new year
Happy Mother's Day... do with a flower instead of a heart and no string
Have the kids make mom or Grandma a pretty card for Mother's Day (That's right around the corner already!)
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Hubby is making some of these for our garden this year...be warned, they are expensive to make!
"Never forget that you must be patient and compassionate with yourselves, that some sacrifices are better than others, that you need not wait for a golden ticket to be happy. Please never forget that the 'why' of the gospel of Jesus Christ will inspire and uplift you. And never forget that your Heavenly Father knows, loves and cherishes you."
things for you.
Why not take advantage of the abundance of roses available this time of year, and create a beautiful Valentine's Day Rose Kissing Ball? Would be beautiful for a wedding as well!
This picture shows the steps of making a WOW MOM Mother's Day card with line symmetry. : )
Easy Caramel Apples | Coupons and Freebies Mom | Nothing screams Fall and Back to School quite like a yummy caramel apple. These Easy Caramel Apples are sure to make your family happy this year! Whip them up for Fall Parties or make them for after school treats with the kids! Find out how here!
Have you got a dog? Chances are you have dog poo too. Check out this rating of different dog poo's! Careful not for the weak of stomach.
Mother's Day Perfectly personalized gifts for mom. Mother's Day is fast approaching and these ideas are sure to be a hit!
Happy Mother's Day Cake with lilac flowers
A good Mother's Day craft for a kid who's not too crafty! > Printable Flowers: Make a Bouquet