When I took my dog out early this morning,

The sky was so beautifully lit up by the moon..
so I grabbed my camera and tripod and took a quick photo.


Looking forward to fall..

I am so looking forward to Fall..
Cooler days and cooler evenings,
Hot chocolate,
Hot apple cider,
and all those beautiful and colorful Fall decorations..
and of course getting out the hoodies.  I do love my sweatshirts. :0)
I really enjoy all the seasons.. but I enjoy moving from one season to the next as well,
especially fall.. because I love fall decorations. 
The colorful leaves, sunflowers, pumpkins,
 and the cute scarecrows sitting around.
Also, because it means it is almost time for Christmas decorations.
Yes, I am one of 'those' people that start decorating for Christmas extremely early! :0)
Love that time of year.

Homemade Instant Oatmeal (packets)

Homemade Instant Oatmeal..

Uh, Wow..You can find a ton of recipes for homemade instant oatmeal on the Internet..
For the most part they are all very similar.
  A few differences here and there.
Since I had everything I decided to use on hand, I gave it a try.

Ingredients for each 'baggie':

1/4 cup whole wheat quick cook oats,
2 teaspoons brown sugar
1 teaspoon powdered milk
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon salt

You just get your ingredients out, and put them in a baggie, close em up.. and there ya go..
so easy! (I keep ours in the fridge.. not sure if ya have to - it's just what i do.)

The result..

To cook..
Get out a baggie, pour it in a microwave safe bowl,
add a little water or milk (approx. 1/2 cup give or take - depends how thick you like your oatmeal),
(you can always add to it - can't take it out...) :0)
stick it in the microwave.. cook for a minute or so (depends on your microwave)..
For us, we add 1/2 cup water.. cook 1 minute..
in my opinion.. it is kinda bland,
but that is where the fun comes in.. you can get creative and add whatever you want to it..
fruit, raisins, honey, more sugar, more cinnamon, whatever you like.. :0)

Super simple.. :0)


"Exercise?  I thought you said Accessorize."

My daughter and I were in the store and she found this picture..
So funny!

glimpse of fall...

We are getting a slight glimpse of Fall this morning.

It is in the low 60's and it is so nice out.
We have had SO many over 100 degree's days.. and the low's have been in the mid to upper 70's..
so it almost seems chilly out right now!
It will be in the low 90's later today, but I am going to enjoy the
cooler temperature while it lasts.

Almost makes me to want dig out my sweatshirts! :0)