Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Quickie Freebie Post

Head on over to get more freebies like free pancakes, sandwiches, hair care samples, and much more:  Micheles Little World

The View Silent Wednesday

The view from property buying in Oregon. It's so peaceful just looking at it. I can't wait to move.

Oatmeal Apple Bake

When I'm anxious, I bake or create something. Today my Manx had issues and is at the vet spending the night. If all goes well, she'll be home tomorrow.

I have a huge bowl of Honeycrisp apples and just me to eat them. I love apples but get tired of them easily if I don't get creative. Sometimes I smear on Nutella. Sometimes I use sea salt. Other times I try something without a recipe and see how it goes. I did this tonight and it turned out yummy and I have a lot left to put in mason jars for either breakfast or dessert. 

I used 2 1/2 cups steeled oats (old fashion is fine)
4 cups vanilla almond milk (regular milk is good too)
1/3 cup brown sugar (OK, I added a couple extra heaping spoons)
3 tbsp butter melted (you can use margarine)
tsp kosher salt (you can use sea or regular)
3 medium Honeycrisp apples cored and diced with peel (you can use Gala, red and cooking if desire)
tbsp honey 
tbsp vanilla
tbsp cinnamon
tsp ground ginger 

I diced the apples and placed in a sprayed glass cooking pan. I drizzled the honey on top and sprinkled the cinnamon on top of them. 

In a larger bowl, I stirred the oats, vanilla, vanilla almond milk, brown sugar, melted butter, kosher salt, and ginger together.

I poured on top of the apples in the pyrex dish.

then put in a pre heated 350 degree oven for 45 minutes. When the moisture was gone I knew it was done. 

I had a hot bowl of this for dinner and it was delicious. I was out of walnuts and raisins but definitely going to do this again and add those. I bet it will make a great dessert with a dab of ice cream on the top or by itself. I filled another good size tub to freeze for the weekend, and half filled three large mason jars to eat cold over the next two days (I was out of smaller sizes.)

It's definitely a lot just for me but I'm on a no meat kick for a month and need my protein. I need to feel full and just eating all vegetables won't do that for me.  I've cut out breads and some other things so this won't be too much for me. Or so I hope. However, I was able to reduce my anxiety and my home smells so wonderful. 

I don't know the calorie content but the fiber is high. It will depend what you substitute and add or take away. Either way, it's tasty and with some tweaking you can make it your diet to go to treat. 

There's no flour, no eggs and no refined sugar. The brown sugar could possibly be substitute with maple syrup. That's an experiment for next time. 

Monday, August 3, 2015

Free Samples Easy Request

   Michele's Little World  has some great samples with easy to request forms. Enjoy!

Free Beauty, Sample and Demo Events

If you are like me, you see the word, "free" and you are so there. The one stop site to find free beauty, demos and sampling events, PLUS a great  
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By zip code  you can search for events near you. For instance, select Walgreens stores will be hosting Multicultural Beauty Must Haves' Event on Saturday, August 8th. The event will feature brands such as Cantu, Carol's Daughter, Creme of Nature and Milani. During this event there will be special offers, including BOGO at 50% off on all Carol's Daughter, Creme of Nature, and Cantu haircare prodcuts. A special on Milani Color Statement Lipstick will be $5 with your Walgreens card. 

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Milani Statement Lipstick is light weight, creamy, and contains Vitamins A, C, & E to moisturize and nourish lips. It's also paraben-free. Grab a $7 Milani Foil Eyeliner as well. 

Testers will be available to try before you buy! Some testing will be Cantu Leave-In Conditioning Repair Cream, Cantu Coconut Curling Cream, Carol's Daughter Black Vanilla Shampoo & Conditioner, (one of my favorites!), Creme of Nature Argan Oil Treatment, Creme of Nature Perfect Edges, Milani Statement Lipstick, and Creme of Nature Perfect 7 Leave-In Treatment. $2 coupons for Creme of Nature hair-care products are available. Just ask for a brochure.  AND GET SAMPLES OF THE ABOVE. WOO HOO

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