routine - sometimes i get stuck in a routine for month's.
change can be hard, going with the flow is something that i still work on becoming better at.
once i do switch things up i realize that its not so bad; it's actually really refreshing.
starting with something small helps to get the momentum going. for me, it was changing up my breakfast habits. predictability has its positives, but going with the flow and spur of moment "creations" or "events" are good for the soul too.
in place of my "predictable" sprouted English muffin with peanut butter - inspired by the fresh local fruits that are starting to show there pretty little faces, i created my version of the breakfast parfait. so versatile, the possibilities & combinations are really, truly endless.
local strawberries and blueberries have been my berries of choice - soon enough raspberries and cherries will be in season, along with local peaches. i prefer to sweeten my own soygurt, then sprinkle with a healthy dose of cinnamon - i am not a fan of overly sweetened soygurt, the agave lends just enough sweetness. the muesli adds a layer of crunch and just plain goodness. i also really enjoy layering Love Grown Foods Oat Clusters and Love, Cocoa Goodness - this has got to be the best granola ever, thanks gabby for the intro!
this granola is simple enough to quickly pack up to go - take it to work or on the road with you. make sure you store the granola or muesli on its own and assemble just before enjoying.
and while i have you....a HUGE thank you to one my favorite bloggers who is so inspiring and so so very talented Willow from Will Cook for Friends - i consider her one of my close blogging friends and i am so happy to have met her. she has so wonderfully passed along the one lovely blog award. so thank you Willow, you are amazing!
The rules are fairly simple - share a few things about yourself your readers don't already know, and pass the award on to some of your favorite bloggers.
Some facts about me:
- At one point around the age of 7 or 8 I wanted to be a Fashion Designer, I even created a portfolio of hand drawn "designs" and attempted to sew barbie clothes
- I constantly analyze how to make things "even better", my home, food, garden; everything - I am not sure if this is a good thing or a bad thing, its not that I am not happy with what I have I just like to make things better than they already are - taking things to the next level to be the best they can be.
- I so badly want to invest in a second property, redesign and flip or move into the home and rent our current home out - Justin tells me we need to first focus on our current home :) I am even trying to compromise by purchasing a little cabin in the middle of no where on the lake...and I think i found the perfect one!
- About 3 years ago I created a book club and it is still going strong - I have always loved reading. On the last day of 7th grade I remember I couldn't take my eyes off my Dad's Stephen King book Thinner...I'm not sure if Stephen King books were age appropriate in 7th grade- that and VC Andrews! Anyone else addicted to VC Andrews in Middle & High School?
And the nominees are...
For the One Lovely Blog Award:
Shannon @ Leaves & Flours
Caralyn @ Gluten Free Happy Tummy
Kristy @ Keepin' it Kind
Richa @ Hobby & More
Isobelle @ Veg Obsession
makes 2 parfaits
you will need:
1 cup yogurt yogurt
2 tsp agave
1 tsp cinnamon
1 cup berries
1/2 cup muesli or granola
2 tbsp cacao nibs
place a 1/2 cup of yogurt at the bottom of 2 bowls or cups
drizzle 1 tsp of agave per parfait & sprinkle with cinnamon
layer 1/2 cup of berries per parfait with a 1/4 cup of muesli or granola
sprinkle with cacao nibs