Wednesday, 27 July 2011


I have made so much Granola in my life and I always try to make it low fat and healthy - booooooo. Well this recipe has many healthy ingredients but uses more butter then I usually try to use.  I think next time I make it I will reduce the butter by 2 TBSP.


1/2 cup butter
2/3 cup plus 3 TBSP  honey
1/4 tsp salt
3 cups old fashioned oats
1/2 cup quinoa flakes
1/2 cup coconut
1/2 cup  oat bran
3 TBSP roasted flax seed (bought mine at Costco) or regular
1 1/2 cups  chopped nuts (don't chop to small)
1/4 cup dark brown sugar
1/2 cup raisons
1/2 cup mix dry berries
1/4 cup chopped dried mango

Melt butter and honey together. Mix in salt to dissolve. Mix all the other ingredients together in a LARGE bowl, use your hands to mix well. Pour 1/3 of the honey mix at a time, stirring well after each pour. Mix well to coat all the dry mix, again use your hands, making sure the honey mixture isn't still hot. Spread it out on a jelly roll pan or sided cookie sheet. I don't spread mine too thin, I find the berries burn. There is nothing worse then burnt berries. If you are concerned about burning them, leave the berries out and 1/2 through cooking, add them. I baked mine at 350 F for about 14 minutes. Stir mixture about every 4 minutes. Let it cool and off you go!

Saturday, 16 July 2011


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Ajustable 22 inch Sterling Silver chain

Lampwork bead made by an Australian Artist

Metallic lampwork bead made by a local Artist

Swarovski star shimmers by sterling silver coral

There's a Rock Star in all of us - isn't there!

Thursday, 14 July 2011


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I have now added Vintage items mixed with new materials. See a couple of sneak peaks below. Happy shopping.

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Mini Chocolate Cakes

These couldn't be cuter. Don't mind my photo, I simply made these for the purpose of eating and really didn't expect them to be as yummy as they were. I would love to make these for a kids birthday party. You could throw a few sprinkles on top or use jam and white chocolate - voila.

As far as the recipe, I didn't change much. I baked it in a glass cake pan that was 13.5 x 10 and I used chocolate wafers for the dipping chocolate. Here is the link!

Wednesday, 22 June 2011


Today finally felt like a summer day with the hot sun and blue sky and of course the old boat sitting on my drive way helped to.  The boat and I aren't really very good friends, it's a love - hate relationship. My husband grew up with this beast, it was his parents first vehicle (islanders), so it's no spring chicken. Anyway,  for sure this was my first BIG reupholstering job. My husband figures out the pattern and how to put it together and all I do is sew and maybe curse, once or twice (or more). Have a look.

Before (duh)


Monday, 20 June 2011


With all the rainy weather, the kids and I busted out the mixer and made some cookies. My daughter caught a glimpse of these over my shoulder and was ready to bake. I let the kids do all the decorating so I made the icing a spreadable consistence and we used regular M & Ms as the mini's were no where to be found. Here is the link for you to make some rainy day fun.

Sunday, 19 June 2011


It has been raining and raining and raining even indoors I feel soggy. Everything looks lush and beautiful from my window but I could use some time outdoors! I came across more of my flower pictures and I thought, I'd share. If you too are feeling soggy, I hope these help you make it through the next few rainy days!