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Coconut Granola

Today, I have a recipe for you! For a multitude of reasons, I've decided to stop using Between Three Kitchens as my recipe blog, and I'm switching back over to here. Mainly because I was the only person using that blog (despite the fact that there are three four of us attached to it, and also because any time I've linked to a post on B3K over on this blog, it didn't seem as though many of my readers were going over there. So scratch that! I'll save you the extra step; let's make some granola right here in this kitchen! This feels more like home anyway.

I've actually posted a recipe for granola before, but that's not the one I've been using for the last two years. (Whew, didn't I tell you that the recipe page needs an update?!) If you compare that recipe to the one below, you'll find that they're actually pretty similar, because let's face it, granola is granola. If you want the science behind granola, then definitely take a peek at …

Fun Finds Friday #62

I always love looking at National Geographic photos.

These bear macaroons are the cutest!!!!

A whole slew of fun maps.

+ I am totally making some chocolate covered strawberries to dip in whipped coconut cream tonight.
+ Megan's travel post about Greece makes me want to go there so bad.
+ How do you feel about a restaurant registry? I love the idea!
+ Have you ever noticed this minor repeating detail in Pixar movies? Not me!
+ Traffic at the world's craziest intersection. I can't even.

Happy Friday!

Dress for Devon

dress: eShakti / scarf: Target / shoes: fair trade shop in Savannah, GA / bracelets: Loft
This week is the Devon Horse Show, which I've gathered is a big deal around here when it comes to horse competitions. Although I rode horses growing up, I've never followed the competitive end of it, so I don't know much about it. I was more interested in the country fair part of the event, so that's why a friend and I decided to check it out yesterday. The event was a lot smaller than I anticipated, but that's probably also because we went during the week - I'm sure it was much more crowded during the weekend and on Memorial Day. We didn't end up spending much time there because it didn't take as long to walk around as I anticipated. But hotdogs were buy one get one free, so we indulged in hot dogs and got to see the Budweiser Clydesdales, which were HUGE and beautiful. Seriously, you need a ladder just to mount them!

When I think of horse shows, I think of dresse…

Week in Photos: Week 21

I pass this totem pole every day on my way to work. It's such a beauty!

This is Lloyd's idea of helping me organize my recipes...

Beware of the lemon monsters... they have a soft spot for strawberries.

I made mini keylime tarts at work this week... soooo good!

And meringues, too! I can't wait to make some mint chocolate chip ones!

His favorite spot, now that it's warm enough for us to keep the windows open all the time.

I went to a different Trader Joe's this week... it was SO nice. Much less crowded, so much more selection.

The makings of chicken cordon bleu.

Well, it tasted a heck of a lot better than it looked, trust me. Attractive plating is not my forte.

Red, white, and blue for Memorial Day.

And repeat.

That is one delicious looking stack of mint chocolate shortbread cookies, if I do say so myself.

The rainbow after the epic thunderstorm!

...did you see the double rainbow the first time? I didn't.

Over here we call those cat cubbies. Anyone need a cat si…

Fun Finds Friday #61

Marina Gonella was one of the artist renting studio space at that place I visited in Miami.
I really enjoyed her simple, soothing, collaged landscapes.

A really neat take on fashion design illustrations.

Origami is so cool!!

+ I always enjoy reading birthday reflections.
+ I haven't downloaded it, but I really like the look of this new app.
+ This is what tears look like under a microscope. Who knew we had so many different ones?!
+ Loving the Ace & Jig clothing line... it's like real-life anime character clothes!
+ I'm looking forward to the film Boyhood.

Happy Friday!!! Enjoy your long weekend, if you're lucky enough to have one. My four-day weekend just started :) No work until Wednesday!

Zebra Casual

shorts & top: Anthropologie / shoes: from a fair-trade shop in Savannah, GA
Sometimes I'm too lazy to set up the tripod and sometimes outfits are too simple to warrant the effort. In the process of (for lack of a better word) revamping my wardrobe, I've come to realize that simple can be a good thing when it comes to clothes. I finally have a closet full of items that I'm happy to wear, that fit well, and that can (for the most part) all be paired together. This shirt was a very nice addition, and is a different interpretation of the stripes I usually seem to gravitate towards. And these denim shorts are the best summer basic, in my opinion, although Shawn begs to differ. (He says they're for 12-year old girls...) When I was growing up I wore a lot of jeans and t-shirts and over the past few years I've tried to grow out of it and develop a (again, for lack of a better word) fancier style. But sometimes jeans and a simple top are all you need. The addition of fu…

Road Trip, Part 2: Miami

(If you missed part one of the Miami road trip photos, it's right over here.)

Sam's mom lives within walking distance of a historic bar. You wouldn't even know there's a bar there unless you look really really hard. The history is all over the walls and it's still owned and run by the same family that opened it, so we got to hear the whole story from the bartender. I made a feline friend outside, too.

We had breakfast by the marina (pineapple juice and eggs benedict!) and then ventured into downtown Miami. Apparently, i-95 ends and turns into Rt 1! Crazy. I don't really think about roads ending (other than dead ends).

Sam showed me a cluster of artists' studios where they work and display their art (here's a peek) and you can come in and chat with them if they're around. I loved the mosaic entryway! There were some pretty neat artists in there, but most of them were on lunch break, so we just peeked into all the studios.

And that concludes the road …

Week in Photos: Week 20

Parked my car and noticed this dandelion. The landscaping crew came the next day and cut it down.

I love these guys so much.

He was skeptical at first, then realized what the big 'monster' actually does, and promptly settled in.

Five minutes of brushing. Lloyd is one furry furball.

I guess it was a cupcake kinda week.

I'm loving my new ice cubes!

...not as much as Lloyd loves his catnip beaver though, apparently.

The littlest lemon!

I'm still loving my Graze Box subscription... it gets better every week!

Turkey tacos! You wouldn't even know that it's not beef.

Lloyd loves doing his Mr. Burns impression.

Newly red hair and eye makeup for a day out with my siblings- I rarely get a chance to get dolled up!

I usually take the train downtown but my this time we decided to drive in. Philadelphia skyline!

Driving towards city hall. Philly gets a lot of shit from other cities, but I think it's a beautiful city.

Took the siblings to Tria; my brother recently turned…