Saturday, March 19, 2011

Can you keep up with the mud . .

that enters your house this time of year? :)

sweep, wash
bake, make,
knead, feed
wash, fold
wash, dry
knit, draw
sing, play
watch, laugh
hear, correct
pick up, set down
build, paint
rake, dig
hide, find
choose, lose
throw, save
give up, try again
weep, buck up
rush, slow down
.. . . eatsleepwashbrushplayhardtidyup. . .
. . .. sigh.

Monday, March 7, 2011

a place for everything ;)

Over the last few months when able to
i've sewn up as many of these
cloth bags as possible since
after three years of having a
little one STUFF has entered our
lives like never before.

i find that our little in particular
has a special place in his heart for
tiny things.. i'm only guessing this is
normal for most children and so
these bags will indeed come in handy for
almost everything.

things that were once semi-homeless now have a sweet
little place that i don't even mind
looking at! :)


...for cardboard building bricks

for random little sewing projects going on downstairs

puzzles, dominoes, finger puppets,
matching games, nerf bullets, wooden beads,
marbles . . .

knitting needles

to make
size and shape of bag . . doubled

sew folded seam for drawstring
to go through on each piece

sew together inside out or
on outside if you like more
rustic look with seams sides
matched up on top

use safety pin to pull
twine, string, ribbon
of your choice through
folded seams.

the perfect sweet little bag


Friday, March 4, 2011

March Momma muffins

My own concocted recipe
for super packed with goodness muffins
that you can happily eat even
if you have gestational or other. .diabetes.

they are inDEED time consuming and
quite the bit of work. .but
well worth it and if you make a double batch
like i do, they freeze perfectly and warm to perfection
at about 40 seconds in the microwave.

this makes 24 normal sized muffins

in food processor grate

1 large carrot
1 large apple
1 pear ( or another apple )

once grated switch to sharp blade
and grind all up really well
pour into large bowl

grind up 1 large banana and 1 cup of drained
add to other fruit mixture

now all these things together need to add up to 3 -3 1/2 cups of goodness
if you need to add more just mash up more banana or add another apple. . etc.

i grind up a handful of pecans or walnuts and throw that in

whisk in med bowl
4 eggs
1/2 cup veg oil
1/2 cup plain or vanilla yogurt
3/4 cup splenda ( sugar if you don't like artificial sweeteners )

mix into the fruit mash

whisk in separate bowl
all the dry

1 1/4 c whole wheat flour
1/2 c 6 grain flour ( or some other grain of your choice )
1/2 cup white flour
1/4 c flax seed meal ( can also use wheat germ or other )
2 tsp b soda
2 tsp b powder
1 tbsp cinnamon
1 fresh nutmeg ball grated in ( or approx 1 tbsp nutmeg )
1/4 tsp salt

mix dry gently into wet till all combined

fill 24 cupcake papers about 3/4 full

bake at 350 for about 20 -23 min
or till toothpick comes out clean

cool on rack till room temp and then store / freeze

i grind all up to mash because of my three year old son who likes things more plain. . but i do prefer more chunky
which you can do by not grinding all the fruits up so much if you prefer.
also golden raisins or other similar things are
delish in this recipe.

happy baking :)