Thursday, April 21, 2011

What about Bob's??

Have y'all tried Bob's Red Mill Steel Cut Oats?? Oh, they are so yummy!! The texture is different than rolled oats-a little nuttier...Let me tell you how I prepare mine.

Elise's Oatmeal

Bring 3 cups of water to a boil, add 1 cup of Bob's steel cut oats.

Stir, then reduce heat{I like to add cinnamon here}.

Simmer for 20 minutes.

Spoon into a bowl, add a little half-n-half{or whipping cream!!}, brown sugar, and maple syrup.


*Some yummy add-in's would be chopped apples, chopped pecans or walnuts, different spices...just play around and see what you like!!

I was not paid for this, I just really love this oatmeal!! Consider it my PSA to y'all!!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Hoop Art Swap...

Heather of Life Made Lovely, formerly Blessed Little Nest, hosted a Hoop Art Swap and I knew I had to join!! It was so much fun!! My partner was Amy of Hershey's Kisses. I made the hoop above. I dyed a doily teal, cut a flying sparrow out of burlap, and made rolled felt roses. I then embroidered a sparrow with teal embroidery floss. It is hanging from vintage lace and I couldn't be more pleased with how it came out!!
This is the hoop Amy made for me. I love the yellow fabric and the branch is such a fun touch!! Also note that she used my word for the year, "Joy"...

Thank you so much for hosting this swap, Heather!!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

What do y'all...

think of this chair??

I originally saw this chair here...Its from Ikea and I think it is a nice mix of modern{can't believe I just said that in a positive way!!} and vintage. My table is wooden and soon to be white. I think these chairs would be kind of fun!! What do you think???