Catch the moment week 17

Still playing catch up it seems, but I love going through these photos/blog posts to see how the year has played out so far. How is it May already?!?

 

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cinnamon rolls, from scratch, ready to go in the oven. Wow!

Got the recipe from Sally’s Baking Addiction, my first time working with yeast & they turned out so good!!

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came home late to hubs making breakfast for dinner. #luckygirl

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trying my hand at this stone setting thingĀ  again. (last time wasn’t very pretty..)

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I think I did ok! Need some more practice, but I’ll be wearing this one proudly for sure!

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me time

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massive photo shoot! older products getting a facelift & newer ones finally getting the spotlight with this new old book I found.

Nurse Loves Farmer

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Catch the Moment weeks 15-16

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can you find the bee??

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more bee watching! love these busy little guys

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i wonder if we’ll have any birds in our nest

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welcome to my happy place ;o)

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no bees today, but lots of little dinosaurs!

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happy easter!

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‘vincent & the dr’

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hi there! such a pretty blue tail!

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and another one bites the fluff..

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I am now the family barber/stylist for my entire family! Mom, Dad, Hubbs, Niece & of course myself… #whatsagirltodo ?

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HS band Spring concert. Niece has the big oboe solo!!

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planting this years garden!

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now I’m ready to take on the day. Thanks Lily!

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grateful for a dry day after rains, storms, tornadoes & flooding

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Some more Catch the Moment 365 catch up!

 

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we have a birds nest in our tulip tree!

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panera with my favorite girl! #niecelove #best day

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tumbling chevron rings! rose gold filled & argentium silver

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well that was unexpected

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my hexi-granny blanket is looking like a blanket!

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i may be a bit of a perfectionist…

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grateful for sunny days after thunderstorms & floods…

(not looking forward to the clean up in my parents’ basement)

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sleeping beauty

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made ‘friendship bread’ with my girl

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my first order from @artfultea & definitely not my last!

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hello beautiful!

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another shipment of medical supplies. this is supposed to last us 3 months (not gonna happen)

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my brother & sister in law are the best! they totally spoiled us with this amazing housewarming gift!!

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she makes it difficult to get things done sometimes..but i’m not complaining!

 

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Catching up on Catch the Moment 365!

 

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surprise flowers in the yard! spring is on its way

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someone is excited about her new toy! (hopefully she won’t rip out the stuffing quite as quickly this time)

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gorgeous hazy day

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packing up for the big move! into a house!

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the many sleeps of kitty, so far today..

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grilled cheese for the kiddo

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found my least favorite part of blanket making..weaving in the ends…

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shadow play

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just received my new, truly handmade, truly gorgeous art from my dear friend @lifeidesign

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that face! not too happy about all this moving stuff..

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oh i love this brick!

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worn out #movingday

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cutest little bamboo ever! welcome home little one

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finally unpacked the beginnings of my blanket! missed this!

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not a cloud in the sky, what a beautiful day!

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my heart is happy!

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spring in bloom

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new pearl solitaire necklace!

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movie time with Mom!

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Catch the moment catch up..part 2

So apparently I’m not the best blogger. No excuses, I just haven’t spent much time at the laptop here recently. I don’t have the internet at home (still) and more often than not the time I spend at my parents’ house is spent caring for Mom. Making the most of family time, ya know? So here’s a little catch up on the catch the moment fun.

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healthy eating! chicken, broccoli, rice casserole..yum!

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I think somebody is done with our constant puzzling.

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I love bananas! Last snack before getting my wisdom teeth removed..

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Done at the dentist!

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Back at the jewelry bench! Chipmunk cheeks & all.

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snuggles are the best!

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Starting a granny square blanket.

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Our new favorite veg. Kiddo likes it steamed, I like it roasted, so of course we’re having steamed. How do you like your broccoli?

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Lots of books to be donated!

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This blanket is moving right along!

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more banana nut bread

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Blue skies, birds in flight, beautiful day.

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working on a new ring design

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more progress on my blanket! hard to believe how quickly it’s coming together.


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Catch the moment week 7

Wow! Week 7 already?

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Found this gorgeous little farm tucked away on a back road I’d never been on. Plan on going back for more walks very soon!

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Another crazy place kitty likes to chill.

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I couldn’t help but snap a few shots of the moon this night, so big & pretty. I’ve always been awestruck by space & all the amazing things it holds.

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Waiting at train tracks used to drive me bonkers, I was always in such a rush for no real reason..now I just enjoy the sights, some good music or a podcast, and the time to breathe.

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Product photography for a new piece I’ve been working on. A dog tag style initial necklace, really loving it!

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I picked up the crochet hook again recently (using Stacey Trock’s @freshstitches pattern) So far we have some cute little legs! Excited to see this little guy take shape.

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We just managed to squeeze in a walk before the rains came & went and came back again.

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catch the moment catch up..

So it’s been a little while since I’ve shared my moments with you all. Having no internet at home makes it a little more difficult to blog, but no excuses! I should have made time, so here it is! Better late than never!

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Catch the Moment week 3!

Week 3, in the books so to speak. How was yours? I celebrated my birthday, had a sale in my etsy shop, & experimented with homemade granola! So I’d say mine was pretty great. Here’s hoping we all have a fantastic & inspiring week 4!

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the last few moments of sunset

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making granola, complete experiment & I love it!

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1000 piece puzzle #2 of the year done! Complete with extra piece…

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sweet flowers, in all variations of my favorite color, from my sweet husband for my birthday!

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movie time with Mom, and yes, that is a VHS tape!

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pretty new pens for my hand lettering for #30sketch (have you been following along or joining in on our 30 day sketchbook challenge?? if not, come find me on instagram @liladdiction)

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quick trip to the post office to send off the last packages of the week. love that feeling!

Nurse Loves Farmer

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Week 3 of 30 day sketchbook challenge!

Here we are more than half way done with our challenge at week 3!

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Mouthwatering Mondays

Soft & Chewy Granola Bars

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The thing I love most about granola bars, well besides their sweet oaty goodness, is that they’re completely customizable! Don’t like almonds, use pecans or hazelnuts, or whatever you like! Same with the fruit, hell you don’t have to use fruit or nuts at all if you don’t like them (or have an allergy).

Here’s what I used:

2 1/2c old fashioned rolled oats (not the quick cook ones)
1/2c almonds (didn’t have a full half cup so I threw in a few pecans & walnuts)
1/3c honey
1/4c packed light brown sugar
1/2tsp vanilla extract
1/4tsp kosher salt
1/4c dried apricots & dates
1/4 mini semisweet chocolate chips

Here’s what I did:

-preheat oven to 350′
-line an 8 or 9 in square pan with aluminum foil then lightly oil, butter, or spray lightly with cooking spray. We don’t want your bars to stick!

-Rough chop the almonds, pecans & walnuts

-spread oats & nuts onto a baking sheet & toast in 350′ oven for approximately 10min, tossing every 3min. Once you smell those bad boys they’re basically done.

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-once toasted to your liking, transfer oats & nuts to a large mixing bowl & set aside.

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-combine butter, honey, brown sugar, vanilla & salt in a small sauce pan. Heat over medium, stirring often until the butter melts & sugar dissolves completely.

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-pour sweet butter mixture into your large mixing bowl of oats & nuts, mix well

-let cool about 5 min

-while that mix is cooling dice your dried fruit then add to your mixing bowl

-add your mini chocolate chips & mix well (these will probably melt some, that’s ok, it will help your bars stick together. If you like, reserve some chips for the tops of your bars)

-Transfer your granola mixture into your prepared baking dish, use your rubber spatula or damp fingers to press down into the pan (press firmly! The more your press down now, the better your bars will hold together. I used damp fingers & pressed down for a good minute or 2, making sure to get the corners & sides.

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-if you reserved some chocolate chips for the top, now would be the time to add them, then press them in firmly

-cover with foil & refrigerate for 2hrs to overnight

-remove from the refrigerator, remove the foil lined granola block from the pan then peel back the foil from the sides. cut into your preferred size bar & Enjoy!

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Next time I think I’ll try cranberries instead of apricots & will definitely add some sunflower seeds & maybe some flax seed or something like it. What version do you think you’ll try? Any healthy additions you could recommend to a total health food newbie??

Thanks & Enjoy!

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