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Food I Ate Fridays - Blueberry Crisp and Overnight Oats

Last week I did a little Breakfast food prep so I didn't have to cook/do dishes every morning, and the results were truly glorious.  I switched back and forth between these two and looked forward to both equally.  I wanted to do one hot dish and one cold dish and guys... they both filled me up and were wholesome and I felt great about both options.   The first Recipe is from Shauna Niequist's Bread and Wine   and it is her Blueberry Crisp Recipe.  I have been wanting to try it for awhile, and now that I have, I cannot believe I waited this long!  I look forward to making it again as a dessert to be spooned over ice cream and trying different fruit with the same preparation.  Its delectable and warming and all kinds of cozy words that go along with that. Blueberry Crisp Ingredients 4 cups blueberries (or almost any fruit), frozen okay 1 cup old-fashioned oats 1/2 cup nuts, chopped (walnuts and pecans work great) 1/2 cup almond meal 1/4 cup maple syrup

These Are a Few of My Favorite Things - Life Lately

Life feels like it is rushing by.   Does anyone relate to that?   The pictures above are my collection of images over the last month or so... I'll try to give a little synopsis as way of an update on my life!  Our new home is glorious and as we wrap up our 6th month there (WHOA) we are just now starting to feel settled I think.  Oranges are in abundance and new flowers seem to pop up everyday.  Every time I am in our backyard I feel more in love with our sun room, and every party we have thrown in it has a little magic.  We are planning our 2016 projects and are excited to start our garden this year (fingers crossed). I feel like we have been beer tasting a lot lately.  A lot of local breweries are right by our house and it is me and Bill's favorite thing to just grab a beer together on a weekend.   I am back to yoga regularly, and am planning to look for a new studio closer to home.  The one I have been going to I LOVE, but it isn't as practical now

Norm Rooney

Guys we got a puppy! This pretty much explains my absence. I had plans to rave about how much I love him and how sweet he is, and I do feel that way, but first I want to tell you that today he ripped a hole in one of my favorite sweaters, peed on the floor and literally would not listen to a word I said.  I am learning that puppy life is harder than I thought it would be and today was definitely an example of that! All that being said, this little guy is such a treat for Bill and I.  We named him Norm because we met about 5 or 6 goldendoodles (which is what he is by the way - half golden retriever and half poodle) all named Murphy and felt like that was a very old fashioned name.  We wanted a name that would be Murphy's old man best friend, and so we came up with Norm and it stuck.  Rooney is one of Bill's favorite soccer players, and so the name was decided!  Norm Rooney is really a perfect fit for him. The amount that I have been overwhelmed is probabl