I use my slow cooker all the time for chili, soup and other savory dishes, but I’ve been wanting to try something sweet. My intention was to make overnight oats, but turns out they only take a few hours. This would be the perfect addition to a casual brunch, or just throw everything in before an early morning yoga class and come home to a steaming bowl of tasty oats.
1 1/2 cups Old-Fashioned Oats
2 cups milk
1 1/2 cups water
2 apples, cored and chopped
1/2 cup craisins
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 tablespoon honey
1 teaspoon cinnamon
Grease liner with oil. Dump all ingredients in slow cooker, stir to combine. Cook on low heat for 2 1/2 to 3 hours. Sprinkle with additional cinnamon. Makes 3-4 servings.
adapted from this recipe
This makes pretty tasty leftovers too. Refrigerate in an airtight container. When ready to reheat, add a little milk and microwave for 1 to 2 minutes.
My entryway is in serious need of an update. When I bought this little shelf a few months back I underestimated the amount of wall space I have there. The shelf is pretty small and not really all that functional. But I think a few simple updates with turn this space around.
The shelf is part of the Closetmaid collection at Target so I think I’ll pop over and get another one to create 2×3 cube shelf.
With a second shelf I’ll have enough space for a little bit of decor on top. A small basket or bowl will be perfect for mail. Just about every surface in my studio has a plant on it and this will be no exception.
I just made a pretty cute DIY (sharing soon) that will go up and a hook will give my keys a spot to live.
And lastly a rug. There’s an adorable gray striped rug at Target that I’ve had my eye on for a while.
I love Rice Crispy Treats, I used to work at a cafe on campus that made the. most. delicious. Rice Crispy Treats. They were so deliciously ooey and gooey. Ever since those bars I’ve been adding extra marshmallows and butter to my Rice Crispy Treats. So with St. Patrick’s Day just around the corner it was the perfect time to swap out the classic crispy ingredient for Lucky Charms.
Another reason I love these? They are perhaps the easiest thing to make in the world. I made them start to finish while on the phone. It’s almost impossible to screw them up–I don’t think I’ve ever made a bad pan of cereal bars. Well, except for the time I made them post-party in college…but you don’t want to hear about that.
1 stick butter
8 cups mini marshmallows
6 cups Lucky Charms
Melt butter and marshmallows. Pour marshmallow mixture over Lucky Charms, stir until even coated. Press into a greased 9 X 13 pan. Set aside a few extra marshmallows to sprinkle on top. Let set for an hour or so before cutting.
I needed something to spruce up my go-to flower vase, the shape and size are perfect, but it was just a little bleh. So when I saw this DIY on A Beautiful Mess, I had just the idea to make it my own–subtle, but oh so fun, polka dots!
What you need:
A plain glass vase
Glass Frosting Spray Paint
Apply the stickers to vase. I didn’t want perfect edges on the dots, so I didn’t press them on too hard. Spray a thin layer of paint all over the vase. Let dry for about an hour. Peel off stickers.
Voila! A pretty new vase.
This morning I got up bright and early for breakfast at La Mie and a trip to Lowe’s for plants and DIY supplies. While perusing the paint section I fell in love with the Pantone collection and (impluse) purchased a sample of the color of the year, Radiant Orchid. Now I just have to find something to paint!
What are your Saturday plans?
Oh February, I feel like its the month that both flies by and drags on at the same time. Anyone else feel that way? But before we get to the month of green-hued treats and wishful spring thinking let me share a few of my faves from around the web this month.
I stumbled upon Michelle Armas’ work and I just love this print.
Ever since I saw this DIY, I’ve been obsessed with pom poms and this rug is divine!
How lovely and colorful is this scene?!
A fantastic home tour from Apartment Therapy. I adore the bright and bold decor.
None of the libraries in the greater Des Moines area seem to have this book, so I think I’m just going to have to purchase it because I need to read it.
The Ikea Expedit shelf is the ultimate must-have for small apartments. It’s at the top of my Ikea wish list (along with a few other things I’ll be sharing soon) Since I’m not planning on staying in my studio once the lease is up I’m keeping my eye out for pieces that can work in my current space, but will also be versatile for my next home. And this certainly fits the bill. It makes a great room divider in studios and I just love the idea of putting it in a dining space.
The smaller ones are pretty enticing as well. They make great TV stands, sideboards or entry tables.
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