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I posted this photo on instagram last week and was surprised at how many people were interested in having me share the recipe to this granola!  It’s a family recipe, passed down to me from my mother-in-law.  Every year when Sam and I go to visit his mom and dad, either in Minnesota or Wisconsin, we devour this stuff.  I finally wised up and got the recipe to make for ourselves.  Sam’s been eating it since he was a kid, and he still asks me to make it for him!  And to be totally honest, it’s the best granola I’ve ever had too! (and I’ve tried a lot of granola! haha).  This recipe makes A TON….so it will last you a good while.   It’s made up of simple ingredients and is quick and easy to make.  And if you are constantly buying granola like we were, it’s a whole lot cheaper to make it this way!   Just pop a couple bags in the freezer and save it for when you want it.  Enjoy!


1 large cylinder of Quaker Oats
2 cups sunflower seads
2 cups nuts *of choice (soy nuts, pecans, walnuts)
2 cups bran flakes
1 teaspoon salt
2 cups canola oil
2 cups honey
2 tablespoons vanilla extract
2 cups dried fruits *of choice (cranberries, cherries, apricots)


Preheat oven to 325 degrees
Spray roasting pan with non-stick cooking spray
Pour oats in and heat in oven for 10 minutes
Remove oats from oven and stir in everything else except for the dried fruits
Bake at 325 for 30 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes
Remove from oven and let cool
Mix in dried fruits

Store in Ziploc gallon bag in your refrigerator or freezer!

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A motto to live by.

I’ve been a long time fan of The Shine Project (and Ashley, the amazing girl behind it all) and the work they do to improve the lives of at-risk teens.  This tee is part of their 7 week campaign, where each week they highlight a different student employee by sharing their story and life motto.  You can purchase Brianna’s tee here, and read her story here.  A portion of this sale will go to Brianna’s scholarship fund.

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Ace & Jig Ra Ra Zodiac Midi SkirtSALT Pickford Sunglasses / St. Eve ‘Into the Mystic’ Necklace / Am. Apparel Crop Tee

Photos by Jackie Wonders

Have I mentioned lately how much I love a good midi skirt?  Especially this one from Ace & Jig.  I can wear it with almost anything and it’s one of the comfiest pieces I own.  And comfort ranks high on the priority list these days.  Today it was 95 degrees.  Which is pretty miserable when you are pregnant and working out of a house with no AC.  And they say it’s only going to get hotter over the next few days.  I don’t know what’s happening right now  but I sure hope these heat waves and Santa Ana winds don’t last through the entire summer, otherwise I’m in trouble.  I got a call from my mom this afternoon saying she had to evacuate her house because a huge brush fire was a few miles from her and quickly heading in her direction.  Thankfully, the winds shifted and the fire went around her….but it gave us all a good scare.  It’s always strange to think about what you would do if your entire house and everything in it was suddenly gone.  I know it’s just “things”….but it’s also memories.  Items you spent your life collecting.  I guess while other people deal with tornados and storms, we are up against fires and earthquakes.  Mother nature sure is unpredictable.  The only thing that’s worth holding close are the people we love.

DIY Cake Pops + V-Day Printables

I am over on 100 Layer Cakelet today sharing the recipe for these Valentines Day Cake Pops.  Come to find out, making a cake pop is way harder than it looks!  Give yourself some time and patience with these…..but I promise the outcome will be well worth it!

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I also designed these free printable tags for you to add to your finished pops, or any Valentine’s Day gift for that matter.  (for personal use only)

You can download them HERE >>>



I can’t resist a pair of tiny shoes!  I remember when I had Rylee, I had a pile of about 20 different shoes ready to adorn her teeny tiny toes when she got home. Come to find out, only a few of them actually stayed on her feet!  I learned quickly that infant shoes that are cute and well fit are hard to come by.

Scarlettos offers the most adorable little Tom’s style shoes with an elastic back that keeps them secure on your baby’s foot.  They come in a variety of different colors and fabrics and they have removable padded insoles in a complimentary fabric.  Infant shoe problems solved.

Scarlettos is generously offering one lucky reader a free pair of shoes (size 0-12) in your color of choice!  Follow the prompts below to enter!  Winner will be announced on Monday Feb. 20th.


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