Tuesday, August 20, 2013

birthday & easy granola

Happy Tuesday! 
Sunday was my 20th birthday. 
It was a great day and I feel so much older-ha!
I got just what I wanted: kitchen appliances!!

I made my favorite cake for the occasion...
Dark Chocolate! 
Not the healthiest-but hey, at least it has some antioxidants.

My mom's birthday is today so we celebrated together.
My mom is the best that there is. She has raised 5 kids and did a great job with all of us. She puts her family before herself in everything and is the most self-less person I know. She truly is my best friend!

On Sunday night I went with Kaitlin out to dinner, shopping and to see "We're the Millers" which was actually hilarious. I love Jason Sudeikis!

Also this weekend I made some great granola.
I was trying to replicate my favorite KIND bars to make at school since I will be poor and can't justify the price every week! The mixture turned out pretty crumbly, so granola it is.
1 cup almonds
3/4 cup coconut
1/2 cup honey
3/4 cup oatmeal

Mix ingredients together and bake at 350 for about 15 minutes.
If it's not crispy you will want to put it back in for another 5 or so.

It was great on peaches, blueberries and yogurt.
What's your favorite granola recipe?


  1. happy birthday lady! hope this decade is amazing!!! and i love that your best friend's with your mom - me too :)

  2. Happy Birthday!!!! What a good looking cake!