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Happiness

27 May

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I could spend every single night here. I’ve witnessed some of the most beautiful sunsets at this secret little place.
I believe everyone should have a place. What’s yours?

-Denise

Sunshine, strawberries and songs

19 May

It’s a sunny, spring Saturday.  It honestly can’t get better than this.  Aside from a sunny, SUMMER Saturday.

I said I’d post the recipe for my strawberry oat bars on Friday, unfortunately I got a little sidetracked once again.  So, I’m typing it out today :).

The Ingredients:

1 cup rolled oats

1/2 cup all-purpose flour

1/4 teaspoon salt

3 tablespoons brown sugar

1/4 cup sugar

1/3 cup butter, softened

1 cup strawberry jam

The Preparation:

1.  Preheat the oven to 350°.  Lightly grease pan

2.  In a medium bowl combine first 7 ingredients until the mixture comes together – coarse crumb

3.  Press 2/3s of the mixture into the prepared pan.  Spread the jam onto the crust.

4.  Here I made a chocolate mixture using cocoa powder, some sugar and milk and spread that on top of the strawberry jam.

5.  Sprinkle the rest of the mixture on top

6.  Bake for roughly 20 to 30 minutes.

7.  Cool and eat :).
There you have it, super super simple recipe!!  – I was going to take pictures however when it came time to, the family had consumed all of the oat bars :(.  BOO!

Now for the other part of my daily blah blah blah.

This little girl, is the love of my life.  No joke.  She drives me crazy, like any “child” drives their mother crazy..but I adore her with every fiber of my being.

Saying that though, it truly is a shame that she despises the sunshine.  She hides.  We went to the dog park and she spent the entire time in the tall grassy area, hiding.  Meanwhile, I’m basking in all of the suns glory.

I wonder how she’ll do on a nice summer hike.  I’m not prepared to care her or find her a mini umbrella hat.  Although, I have to be honest here, how incredibly badass would that be?  A dog with an umbrella hat.  I’d feel like a total goof walking her.  But at least she’d walk and not make me drag her behind.  Hmmm..ideas are forming!  You must think I’m crazy, which is partially true.  Who isn’t though?

Anyways!  There just is nothing like this beautiful sunshine and warm weather we’re experience in beautiful British Columbia, in the middle of May!  HEAVEN.  Which brings me to my other point.  Songs.

You know how there are songs that just don’t sound the same when you listen to them during fall or winter?  I have to say that Sublime’s “Santeria”, “Summer Time”(well duh!) & “What I got” – to name a few; City and Colour’s “The grande optimist”, “O’ Sister” as well as a bunch of Tiger Army, Lady Antebellum and T.Swift songs are just like that.  Everyone has their “summer” tracks.  And sometimes we get fooled into playing them a wee bit early ;).  Like now for instance.  What are your summer tracks?  Think about it.  Let me know, if ya want to :).

-D.