Saturday, May 9, 2015

Teacher Appreciation Gift Idea - Coconut Pecan Oat Granola

Having a mom who was a teacher (she is retired now), makes me appreciate my daughters teachers alot more. I understand all the hard work they put in to enrich our kids life. They are a big role model in our kids life and I feel more than the school ranking it is the quality of teachers the school has is important.  I really love my daughters current teacher and so wanted to do make something special for her.

I had recently tried out this Granola recipe and I love it. This recipe is by Gemma Stafford @ Bold Baking and is not only easy to make but healthy as well. Below is the link to her video and the measurements and the method to make this recipe 

Once I made a batch of this, I put it in a regular mason jar and found this cute printable on pinterest. I wrapped a ribbon around the jar and added a quick label on it.  Does it not look cute? 

How did you make the teachers in your life feel special?

Resources Used: 

"You are Appreciated" Label Link:

Recipe for the Granola by Gemma Stafford

3 Cups (12oz/345g) Rolled oats
2 Cups (10oz/280g) Pecans, chopped 
3/4 Cup (2oz/60g) Shredded coconut
1/4 Cup plus 2 tablespoons (2oz/60g) dark brown sugar
1/4 Cup plus 2 tablespoons (2oz/60g) maple syrup
1/4 Cup (1 ½ oz/46g) Oil (Coconut, canola, vegetable, sunflower)
2 Tbsp warm water
3/4 tsp salt

1. Preheat oven to 325oF (160oC).
2. In a large bowl, combine the oats, nuts, coconut, and brown sugar.
3. In a separate bowl, combine maple syrup, oil, and salt. Combine both mixtures and pour onto a lined sheet pans. Cook for around 45/55 minutes, stirring every 20 minutes to achieve an even color. 
4. Bake until the granola is golden brownie all over. 
5. Remove from oven and leave to cool completely. Transfer into an airtight container for up to 2 months.

Friday, May 23, 2014

Pretty Picks - Launch Party

Last Saturday was a very important day for me. My friend and I launched our Etsy store in my backyard. We offered a myriad of things...from all natural and organic skincare to crochet items to the star of our show handmade headbands. We we were excited to show off our hard work and were so happy that people liked the stuff we made. All in day a huge day which was made a huge success by all our friends coming.

Free Kids Printable - Word Family

I have been looking for a comprehensive list of Words for my daughter and they were not easy to find.  The ones i found were not too my liking or I had to buy them. All I wanted was a simple document which had the word origin and their associated words. 

I made this document with this idea in mind. What I did was that I printed out the PDF file, cut each word, folded the piece of paper and put them in a box. I then asked my kid to pick 20 chits and read the word on it. It became a game for her and she enjoyed playing it.

I hope you too find it as useful and fun as it has been for us.

Some things you should know before downloading:
*The Idea Studio printables are for PERSONAL USE ONLY.
*You may NOT modify, re-sell, redistribute, or claim the design as your own.
*If you post this on the internet, credit must be given to The Idea Studio & linked back to my blog.

Friday, May 2, 2014

Sneak Peak - Pretty Picks

My friend Shalini and I have been working very hard on starting an Etsy Store  beginning with a backyard gathering launching our store May 17, 2014. 

Here are a few of the products we would be offering. We are so proud of this venture. 

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Pretty Picks - Handmade Gathering

A nice Quote

I was browsing through Pinterest and found this very nice Quote and wanted to share it with you.