Friday, January 29, 2010


Hello All! I finally got the cereal made! It came out good. The one on the left is the finished Healthy N' Happy and the other is the Graham Nuts before the first baking. I and my husband liked them both the kids liked the graham nuts as a snack. Some friends and family stayed with us over night this weekend and their kids loved the graham nuts. At first they thought it was brown sugar, who wouldn't love a bowl of that for breakfast?

So any one who wants the recipes can find them both at
you should be able to type homemade cereal and find the list. It seemed that most of the cold cereal was nearer the bottom of the list.
I feel good having been able to fulfill my goal for January. Still pondering for February. Any ideas out there?

I also thought ya'll would like to see a few of the kids on their new family heirloom sled :). It was used by their paternal grandfather and his siblings as kids, how fun! Lets just pray for more snow soon, very soon.
And this is me in the first sweater I knit for myself. I got the pattern at it is the shalom cardigan. It was so fun and thrilling to make something that big, and have it look good.
Oh and I forgot to say the healthy n' happy is more like muesli less like granola, my favorite way to have it is with yogurt.
Thanks for stopping by let me know if you have any questions or comments about the cereals or the sweater. Stay warm and peace filled. ~ Love Melly~

Friday, January 8, 2010

One Small Change: My January Change

Happy New Year All!!! About a week ago I found a post by the mom at Hip Mountain Mama. She is challenging any one who desires to make one small change each month from January to Earth Day in April. The changes can be big or small what ever you feel you can handle and see them through to completion.

I have had to put a lot of thought into this idea. With Josh not working still, money is ...well not really here. During this time we are being blessed by our friends and the community. This means food and household changes are almost impossible. We already use less fuel , check . We heat with a wood stove, check. Compost, check. Recycle, check. So along with a few other things we already do to conserve what ever we can , I asked my self what is left?

I thought I could, even with small and some times non existent budget, I could try eliminating boxed cereal from our kitchen and diet. At first I thought it would be hard to find good easy to make ( specifically cold cereal). Well last night I found this great sight Mr Breakfast. It had many great recipes and a good number of them were for COLD CEREAL Yahoo !!! I am hoping that at least one of them will be liked by my picky boy, the other 4 I think would eat dirt if you made it look good (haha). :)

So this is my small change for January. I will post the recipes and pictures as we try them.
Thanks for stopping by and check out
If you join in the challenge let me know by commenting on this post. Enjoy a blessed and fulfilled Year.

Much Love Melly