Homespooled

 
I've been awarded the Versatile Blogger Award! (I was typing so fast there I almost said "Blooger", Ha!)  It's an award given to bloggers, by bloggers who like the cut of their jib and want everybody to know it!

So first of all, I want to thank Kelly at DeBie Hive for sending it my way.  She's hilarious and crazy (in a great way) and one of those people who make my feel a little better when the kids are driving me nuts...because she has more than me!

I would also like to thank my grandmother for giving me so much crap that I didn't know what to do with it, ultimately resulting in this blog and my kids for inspiring so many of the things I do.  Oh and Señor, I can't forget Señor.

Finally, to everyone who enjoys reading this now 6 month old baby of mine, thank you your time and I hope you continue to enjoy it :)

 
 
It's always fun to play around with ingredients you have in the cupboard to see what you come up with.  I am especially proud of these.  These bars need to sit in the fridge overnight to harden up enough to be able to maintain a bar form once cut.  It worried me a little at first that they would harden too much.  But they are soooo chewy.  Even after a few days in the fridge.  Chewy.  And there is something about the puffed kamut combined with the almond butter that is somewhat reminiscent of a dessert my grandmother used to make with marshmallows when I was a kid...delicious.  Oh, and the kids like them too :)

 
 
I came across this knitting spool at Michael's a few months ago, and it brought back a flood of memories.  My grandmother used to use one of these, and taught me how when I was about 10yrs old.  Well, she didn't use one exactly like this.  Hers was homemade. 

If you like to make projects with knitting spools, it makes sense to have more than one, this way you can alternate projects without having to remove your work from the current spool.  Making your own is cheap and easy.  All you need are nails, a hammer and you guessed it...a spool!

 
 
Using leftover materials from around the house, you can make a cute picture holder.  Give it as a gift, or keep it for yourself, this is especially a great way to use up those last bits of ribbon that you would otherwise throw away.

 

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