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Mysteries, polka dots, California Rolls, TJ Maxx, cozy blankets, rainy days and getting the first spoonful of peanut butter out of the jar make me smile. Spiders, rude people, cold fingers and toes, baby leashes, people that don't wrap their packages before going to the Post Office, poison ivy and Math (pretty much all of it) make me want to scream. My perfect day would be spent with my wonderful husband and sweet girls- watching movies in our jammies! Of course, having the movie theater to ourselves would be great, too. Please pass the popcorn and M&M's.:) I am saved by the grace of God. He is my constant companion and hears my every prayer. What a blessing! I'd love to hear from you! Lori at toosillysisters@cox.net

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Sunday Fun and Homemade Granola

   Katie has been wanting to set up a "Chocolate Milk and Water" stand ever since last weekend.  Remember those cute little boys with the lemonade stand?  I'm sure they were her inspiration.:-)  So, today was the day!  I was so sure that no one would stop as we have a very small and quiet neighborhood, but there were a few people that could not resist my cutie pie.:-)  She was completely happy to give her drinks away for free (Her sign read: "Water Stand for Free") but the few that stopped were more than generous with their change.:-)  I just watched from inside (Jeff was working in the yard and watching the whole time) and it was absolutely heartwarming.

   My parents are in the middle of moving to Florida so Katie spent quite a bit of time talking to them on the phone as they drove South.:-)
   It was Mandy's idea to add flowers to the display.  Love it!

   Sampling the goodies...:-)

   Oh, since the weather has been absolutely heavenly lately I am going to make homemade granola tonight!  Here's the recipe if you'd like to try it, too!

Homemade Granola

5 cups old fashioned oats
3 cups sweetened coconut
3/4 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup honey
1 cup dried cranberries or raisins

Combine all ingredients, except the fruit.  Pour onto baking sheet.  Bake 30 minutes, stirring after 15 minutes.  Take out, cool and stir occasionally.  Add fruit if you desire.  Store in an airtight container.  Enjoy!:-)


Heather said...

She is beautiful,Lori. No, really...she is! What a cutie for wanting to try out a stand. I love her marketing skills...add flowers, they will come:)Thanks for the recipe, I want to try it.

Jessica said...

What an angel!! I LOVE the sign...that is just the cutest thing EVER! That granola sounds yummy yums...do tell how it turns out!

Sherry said...

Katie is so cute with her little stand and the flowers from big sis do add the perfect touch!

I love granola. I should try this sometime soon.

I have Katie's little cupcake almost done. I'll have it in the mail this week.

Have a great evening!

Robin Beck said...

That precious little pumpkin...I tell you I would have bought her out! And that Mandy with the great idea of the flowers for the little extra touch...That girl is going to go far in life!

Now lets gab about Granola-I can eat this.. I just bought gluten free oats the other day so I am set. As soon as my weather gets cooler I will try it out!
Yak at you later!

Beth said...

I love the chocolate milk stand! And, I am going to try your granola recipe as soon as I buy more oats. I love granola in my yogurt for breakfast & this looks easy and yummy!

Michelle said...

Of course they couldn't resist, look at that face! The pink straws are my favorite! Yum granola! I sometimes put sunflower seeds in ours

amy @ Life in Pink Hi-Tops said...

How cute! That was so sweet her giving it away for free!! Love the stand! I can't wait to try the recipe--I was just thinking about google-ing for one. Thanks Lori!

Elise said...

How sweet and totally cute!! We have that same vase. A big thanks for posting that recipe-I have been wanting to make homemade granola.

Elisa said...

I love homemade granola! I haven't made it in a while. I think I just may have to make some for the kids to take to school!

Your daughter is a vision of heaven!