Saturday, September 7, 2013

Keep Calm

Well, I'm back again, and I have a million pictures from a million adventures to share with you over the next few weeks. As you can see, my Nick Miller Quotes tee came in and just in time-it's been a stressful past few weeks which is why I've been so silent. If only I actually had remembered to moonwalk away! 

More to come....til then Happy Weekend!

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Moving forward and some Pictures from the past

Hello lovely readers,
It's been a busy week trying to get my head around the new homeschooling year and doing my daily what-not's as well. I hope you are all enjoying the precious moments that are left before we all dig into our school year. I'm thankful that I get to experience most of it with my kids...but it's always so bittersweet to bring Vander to his special-ed preschool at first...even though he loves it and I know they are really good at what they do with him.  I'm definitely trying to snuggle in between chores.

I was fumbling through some files on my computer and found a few shots from this summer. These are taken at the Women's Club of Norfolk where we had my sister-in-law's wedding reception. We had been there a few times before this, but I remember I was excited because even though she had chosen this venue, she had only seen the pictures we had sent her of it. I remember feeling giddy to watch her enjoy it for the first time up close.

Have a great day!

Friday, August 16, 2013

Beach Hour

Beach Day- it was a little too cool and windy for our crew to stick it out the whole day...but an hour was enough to enjoy some surf....then we all caravaned home to have some hot coffee and popcorn to warm up. All in all, not a bad day.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

elf love

Every once in awhile a parent gets told they're doing a good job. Sometimes it's even from the kids...those are good moments.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Gluten-Free Pancakes

It's hard switching to gluten-free when you see crazy stuff like sorghum flour and tapioca starch muddled into already-unsavory seeming recipes. It's downright debilitating and makes you want to run screaming for the nearest expensive-store-bought mix.

Since becoming gluten-free I have taken it upon myself to re-create and repurpose old favorite recipes using easy to find, simple ingredients. I will be posting them on here as I create them to make this whole GF thing less frustrating for everyone...we gotta stick together, right?

Here is the gluten-free pancake recipe that I came up with based on the one I used pre-gluten-free. It works great for pancakes or waffles.

Gluten Free Pancakes (or Waffles)

2 cups oat flour (yes, you can mill your own in a food processor or blender)
1 cup milk
1 cup water
1/2 cup rice flour
1/4 cup cornmeal
1/4 to 1/2 tsp. guar gum depending on how thick you like the batter
2 eggs
4 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 cup oil

In a medium bowl put oat flour, milk, and water. Let sit while you add the rest (if you use coconut oil add it last just before you mix). Whisk it all together. Oil your skillet and toss em down for a few minutes...then flip. You know the method, right? I don't need to tell you how to cook a pancake. Enjoy!!!!

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

New Item

Just a side note: new item in the Etsy shop. :) Have a great eve.

Runaway Train

Somedays you've just got to get outta the house or you'll all explode! Today was feeling like that kind of day so the kids and I got online and purchased tickets (did you know it costs less to purchase them online here?!) to the Tide that runs pretty close to our abode, and plowed out of the house. We hopped on the train (to Vander's ultimate bliss) and rode to MacArthur Mall to enjoy a different space, a few treats, and a whole lot of books. What a relief. 

Everyone needs a runaway train once in awhile. What do you do when you need to run away just for the day?