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Friday, August 24, 2012

Berry crisp cones

Forget ice-cream in a cone, how bout shoving blueberry crisp in that puppy? I snagged this triple berry crisp recipe from and made some adjustments since I didn't have three kinds berries or enough to make the full recipe AND I wanted it gluten free.  I baked as directed  and then at the insistence of my soon to be kindergartner, threw some of the tasty crisp in a ice-cream cone; your kiddies will love it more! Here's my gluten free recipe: 
  • 3/4 cups Marion berries
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh blueberries
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 1/3 cup flax seed
  • 1/3 cup semolina flour
  • 1/3 cup soy flour
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 3/4 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 stick cold butter
Here's what it looked like after I took it from the oven.  As you can see, I just used a pie pan.  This cone was not g-free but you can buy them.  

Friday, August 17, 2012

thredUP shoppin'

School starts in a few weeks.  On Tuesday night we went to the mall, 1 hour later we had two huge bags of clothes and I...this is very important...did not wait in lines or have to squash verbal blow-outs with my girls.

You could also just shop online, which is how I will complete my shopping.  My favorite sites -, and - The last one has new and mostly gently used clothing at stealing deals.  Gotta love eco-friendly shopping.

You can also send your gently used, clean clothes to thredUP and get a clothing credit.  I've got 20 bucks sitting in my account as I type.  Check out this cute Justice jean skirt for $8.99 I'm getting for Janae.  The site filters are great and allow you to narrow your search easy pleasy.  Happy shoppin'.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012


Belle used a black sharpie (permanent) pen on...a kleenex...on...the dining room table.  Ahhhh!  I think I really did scream.  After my mad dash to the computer to google HOW TO REMOVE SHARPIE FROM WOOD, I had some options.  We used pencil erasers and then wiped it clean with nail polish remover.  Ever try eco-friendly soy based remover?  Here's some cool art (see pic) that you CAN do with a sharpie

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