Hi Peeps! Winter has finally arrived with a vengeance in our parts 🥶. We got our first snow- thankfully only 3 inches, and a few days later a bit of freezing rain before it turned to rain- all day long. It's been quite gloomy and dismal, and this week is promising to be our coldest yet- barely making it to the 20's F for the high of the day(not to mention the wind chill factors which make it even colder)!! Yeah, I know, tis the season... so I'll just spend more time in my craft room 😁.
I was hoping to have some new supplies by now but that darned mail system is holding things up so I'll have to be patient. Hopefully next week I can share. I had won two gift certificates from two different companies - Simon Says Stamp, and Pink Fresh Studio! And of course I simply had to add a few extra things;) Hence the idea for this new journal spread:
It's in the Dina Wakley Kraft Journal. I only have a handful of pages to complete before this journal is full. Mostly Dina Wakley products were used along with a Tim Holtz Snarky Small Talk sticker, and Paper Dolls. On the right page I used a stencil for the black leaf and cut around the outer edge. Joining in at Art Journal Journey for the theme of "Let's Face It".
That spread was done similarly to this page:
Let's now hop on over to T Stands For Tuesday
where we can share any type of drink related post. I have a new recipe to share:
Apple Oat Pancakes! My hubby doesn't like oatmeal which happens to be my go to breakfast in the cold months. He knows it's good for you but just doesn't like the consistency (he also doesn't like cream of wheat, or risotto). So I thought I'd incorporate oatmeal into a healthier version of pancakes. He loved them!! And I think you will too so I'll have the recipe at the bottom of this page, and I will also have it linked (along with all the recipes I've shared on the blog) below my header under the "Recipes" Tab.
And, as for my new header pic- it's an index card I made around My One Word for 2022 -Intention. I haven't been choosing a WOY for very long- only since 2015. My process is to begin noticing some of the words that present themselves whether I'm reading a book, a Law Of Attraction card, or a daily quote during the month of December. I'll write them down and just think over them to get a feeling about which one is right for me to focus on for the new year. Then when I read an email from a newsletter I subscribe to and it was all about "intention" that just sealed the deal 😀. Here's a bit of what I read about "intention" from the newsletter by Jodi Cohen
The intention is the end result you wish for. There is a difference between intentions, goals, and resolutions. The goals are steps to get there. The resolutions are the disciplines that help you reach your goals. Be clear about your intentions and then act as if you have become the one that lives that life you desire.
Finally, I leave you with this abstract art I did in a journal around my word:
Thanks for stopping in. Let me know if any of you try the recipe below:) Stay warm and safe! XO
"We cannot stop the winter or the summer from coming. We cannot stop the spring or the fall or make them other than they are. They are gifts from the universe that we cannot refuse. But we can choose what we will contribute to life when each arrives." Gary Zukhav
Apple Oat Pancakes
2 cups warm milk (or almond milk) 2 cups Quick oats 2 eggs, lightly beaten
1 apple, grated 1/3 c. flour 2 Tbsp. sugar 2 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt 3/4 tsp. cinnamon
Heat the milk, add the oats and let cool. Add remaining ingredients, stir until combined. Ladle 1/3 cup of the batter for each pancake in a heated skillet that has some oil or butter in it. When lightly brown on bottoms, flip and brown the other side. Serve with syrup. Makes about 15.