12 years!!!

Happy anniversary to my awesome hubby! It has been 12 wonderful years of great adventures and making memories {and I have the scrapbooks to prove it, hehe}! ;)


no-bake energy bites

I saw these bites on this site and thought they looked and sounded yummo....so I gave them a try...

and they were!!! Here is what I did...

1/2 cup peanut butter {part creamy, part crunchy...cause that's what i had on hand!}
1/3 cup honey
1 cup old fashioned rolled oats
1 cup shredded coconut
2 tsp vanilla
pinch of sea salt if using all natural nut butter
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips

In a large bowl add the nut butter, honey, vanilla and salt if needed. Stir to combine and then add the remaining ingredients. Once it’s all combined place in the fridge for about 30 minutes. Then remove from the fridge, scoop out some dough and roll into a ball. I used her tip of squeezing the handful together to compact it and then roll it into a ball. Place the balls in an airtight container either in the fridge or freezer for quick and easy snacks. Enjoy!


paper piecing challenge...

I haven't had my stamps out to create a card just for fun in awhile....so this paper piecing challenge was just what I needed!

I recently bought the SU pattern piece stamp and thought it would work great as a background to coordinate with this super cute dress form stamp from Unity. I used 3 different papers from Echo Park's Life is Good line to paper piece the dress, hat, purse and hat box. I then used a pink Copic marker to color in the bead necklace, flowers on the hat and the shoes. The word I stamped was "inspired" {also from Unity} and then hand wrote "beauty" above it. The card is finished off with some twine and a pink button!

Check out the challenge details here!


{check} this out...ocean

After visiting the aquarium while at the Mall of America in Minnesota we decided to check out some books about sea creatures!