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Sunday, November 23, 2014

Six Sentence Sunday: November 23rd, 2014


I am currently wanting to go right back to bed and sleep for another three hours as we had to be up early this morning up being late last night for Katrina's birthday party and I have not had enough sleep but we've got church to go to and we're on welcoming this morning so we have to be there early. 

I have definitely realised lately that I need to say no a whole awful lot more - because it only takes one yes to be stuck doing something you seriously don't want to be doing. 

Our veggies are going nuts at the moment  and I am hoping they survive the 40°C day ahead as we have so many cucumber and zucchini flowers popping up and I'm desperate to harvest something!

I'm currently eating a bowl of Gingerbread Granola with cottage cheese, raisins, peanut butter and chia seeds and it's seriously, ridiculously good - just thought you should know that.

I just cannot shake this cold/cough/grossness I have had for the last week - and I don't think being outside at night helps any as I am cough, cough, coughing this morning.

Now I need to get a move on and make some breakfast for Jesse so I can dash out for a walk, have a shower, get ready and goooooooo (then come back home as quickly as we can so I can take a nap :P) 

But tell me, how has your weekend been?

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Recipe: Gingerbread Granola

Healthy Gingerbread Granola Recipe - low fat, gluten free, healthy, clean eating friendly, christmas gift ideas

As you may know, if you've been reading SIL for a little while; breakfast is my favourrrrrrrrrrrrrrittttttttttteeeeeeeeeeeeee meal of the day. Favourite with all those extra letters because I could seriously eat it all day every day. 

So naturally, being the breakfast addict I am, when I was working on Christmas recipes to share with you this year, I knew I had to make a Christmas-y granola.

Low Fat Gingerbread Granola Recipe - low fat, gluten free, healthy, clean eating friendly, christmas gift ideas

So I put my thinking cap on - and before I knew it, I was in the kitchen whipping up a patch of granola and the house was filled with the Christmas-y smells of cinnamon, ginger and molasses. 

When I first came up with the idea of making gingerbread granola, the SIL family thought I was bonkers. "You mean you're going to make oats taste like gingerbread cookies..... and it's going to be healthy?.... Mmm... okay then..." "Gingerbread is a cookie Kristy, not a breakfast" "What do you mean you're going to make Gingerbread granola?! How does that even work?!" 

But I let them be skeptical, knowing they'd change their minds after tasting it. 


Gluten Free Gingerbread Granola Recipe - low fat, gluten free, healthy, clean eating friendly, christmas gift ideas

At first, it was silent crunching. 

Crunch.
Crunch.
Crunch.
Suspense.

I thought I'd botched the whole gingerbread granola idea and completely failed - but then came "Mmmmmmm"'s and "Yummmmmmm"'s and a big sigh of relief from me. 

Over the next two weeks, we decided that this gingerbread granola was the perfect Christmas breakfast - especially with chewy raisins added in (highly, highly, highly recommended) for a little bit of extra sweetness and texture.

It's also the perfect recipe to share with the ones you love as it's easily made in big quantities, keeps well and tastes incredible - and it's different from your "usual" Christmas treats!

So let me give you the recipe for our Healthy Gingerbread Granola! >>


Friday, November 21, 2014

Recent Things: Killer Plants, Cheeky Diggers and Fit Fixes


Friday again!  This week has been all sorts of crazy with lots of sniffling in between. I'm still feeling sick but seem to be on the mend as I have that annoying tickly dry cough that will not go away. 

But enough complaining, let me tell you about what's been happening recently!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

DIY: Christmas Lights on a Budget!


Do you want to know something about my family?

In our area, we're known as The Christmas Light People. When we first started going to our church, when people asked Jesse or I where we lived they'd simply nod their head and say "Oh, the Christmas Lights House".... yup, that's it!

Every year, for as long as I can remember - we've put Christmas lights up on our house. They've changed over the years but without fail, there's always lights up on our house at Christmas time. 

Last year, for the very first time we almost didn't have them up - and we had so many questions from people in the street! "We're waiting for your Christmas lights!", "When are you putting your Christmas lights up this year?", "You still live in the big yellow house, right? You don't have your Christmas lights up!" "It's not Christmas without your lights".


Work had gotten in the way and we got to mid December and we stilllll didn't have lights up - but one weekend of hard work and they were up - and the cute Christmas thank you cards from kids in our street started turning up in our letterbox. 

This year, we decided to do things differently - we decided to put our Christmas lights up last weekend whilst we had some time off before work gets too busy and we run out of time to put them up! 

But let me tell you more about them! 
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