Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Weekend Project

A month ago, my hubby came home with a surprise for me!  After years of nagging me about my "side of the road finds", that I always end up loading into my car to sneak home. Then sanding & painting, to make it new and beautiful :)  He never ever can see my visions, but in the end loves everything I paint!
To my surprise, this is what he showed up with....

Apparently, he can see my visions... green wobbly legs, two purple chairs, and two black chairs.  He actually had faith, that I can make this worthy enough for our deck :)
It came out beautiful!
Thanks hubby!

Friday, July 26, 2013

Healthy Bites

Looking for a healthy yummy snack?  These energy bites are so addicting!  Packed with delicious ingredients, that don't make you feel guilty after popping one into your mouth :)

I found this recipe on Pinterest, which led me to Gimme Some Oven Blog. I'm loving this blog filled with recipe's galore!

These delicious little no bake energy bites are the perfect healthy snack!
1 cup (dry) oatmeal (I used old-fashioned oats)
2/3 cup toasted coconut flakes
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup ground flaxseed or wheat germ
1/2 cup chocolate chips (optional)
1/3 cup honey or maple syrup
1 Tbsp. chia seeds (optional)

Stir all ingredients together in a medium bowl until thoroughly mixed. Let chill in the refrigerator for half an hour. Once chilled, roll into balls of whatever size you would like. (Mine were about 1" in diameter.) Store in an airtight container and keep refrigerated for up to 1 week.
Makes about 20-25 balls.

Check out Gimme Some Oven for more yummy recipes!