Fruit and Nut Bars

Fruit and Nut Bars


Fruit and nut bars make a great snack on the go. With 5 grams of protein and 4 grams of fiber per serving they can certainly help to curb your appetite. They are quite high in carbs (28 grams per serving) so you want to go easy on these and not eat the whole pan. Although they are delicious and you might be tempted!

Ingredients:

1 cup pitted dates
1/4 cup almond butter
1/4 cup honey
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup chopped almonds
1/2 cup old-fashioned oats
1/2 cup dried fruit (raisins, cranberries . . .)

Directions:

Chop dates in a food processor until they form a ball. 
In a medium sized glass bowl, add the almond butter, honey and vanilla. Heat at half power in 30 second increments until the almond butter is melted and the mixture is a little warm.
Add the chopped dates to the bowl and mix well. 
Stir in the chopped almonds, oats and dried fruits.
Press the mixture into a non-stick 8" pan. Place the pan in the freezer until the bars have hardened up.
Cut into 12 bars and store in the refrigerator until you are ready to eat them.















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Need an idea to announce your pregnancy? This cute image should be just the thing! 


Now that my daughter is expecting her first child, a lot of my posts will probably be baby related!

I created this file in Cricut Design Space using the free "Friends" font from daFont. If someone you know is due in November of 2020, you can feel free to get a copy of my file here. I then used the file to create a design in Canva. 
To create the design in Canva, first remove the grid in Cricut Design Space using the settings. Then use your screen snipping tool to capture the image. Create a new design in Canva. Find a onesie background in the images. Then upload the clipped image into Canva. Add it to your image then edit it to remove the background ( I love this feature!). Arrange the image on the onesie and you're finished! Canva saves automatically but you can download your creation for free or create prints at a cost.
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JULIE is the wife of Pauli and the mom of two beautiful children. As a family, they have worked hard for the lifestyle that they now enjoy. They have a successful online business, they are entrepreneurs who teach, train, coach and are mentors of their strategies to make more money more easily. Julie has two blogs, one for online coaching and one for their Niche Travel Hub. Julie is the author of the popular book The Art of Pinterest Profits.

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Crocheted Baby Wash Cloths

Collaborating once again this month with a lovely group of Bloggers to bring you some new craft ideas. For the May Craft Destash we are challenged to create a project using only items currently found in our craft stash. We were to make something new with crafty supplies or re-make an item we've been holding on to for a while. For this challenge, hosted by Megan from C'mon Get Crafty,  I decided to make these Crocheted Baby Wash Cloths.

Crochet Baby Wash Cloths


Do you know someone who is expecting? These crocheted baby wash cloths will make the perfect gift! They stitch up quickly and can be made in any color. I made these for my daughter who is expecting in Novemeber. She will find out the gender this week but I wanted to make something for her while waiting to find out. 
I had all the yarn I needed for these wash cloths. I actually made a few other colors as well - they just are not in the pictures! So I had no additional cost for this project.



Materials:
Small amount of cotton yarn
Size G crochet hook

Directions:
Chain 27 (or any odd number of chains to your desired width)
Row 1: Single crochet (SC) in the second chain from hook then double crochet (DC) in the next chain. Repeat those two stitches until you reach the end. Your last stitch should be a double crochet. You should have 26 stitches.
Row 2: Chain 1 (does not count as a stitch) then single crochet in the first double crochet and double crochet in the next stitch. Repeat SC, DC until you reach the end of the row. You should have 26 stitches.
Repeat Row 2 until you have the desired length. That's it - very easy and oh so cute!


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Pregnancy Announcement T-Shirts

Do you know someone who is pregnant or planning to be soon? These pregnancy announcement t-shirts are the perfect way to let everyone know!



My daughter is 3 months pregnant this week and will be announcing her pregnancy this weekend. She wanted something special for her and her husband to wear to take a picture. These "Friends" designs were something she wanted so I was able to create them for her.

To create the design you can download the free "Friends" font from daFont. I made these designs in Cricut so I just used the system fonts and found this font that I had downloaded. 
Add text and type "the one where I become a" in one text box. Then create a new text box for each of the letters in Mommy or Daddy. Space those text boxes out. Add a circle shape and resize it to fit in between your letters. Change the color of your circles to red, blue and yellow.
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JULIE is the wife of Pauli and the mom of two beautiful children. As a family, they have worked hard for the lifestyle that they now enjoy. They have a successful online business, they are entrepreneurs who teach, train, coach and are mentors of their strategies to make more money more easily. Julie has two blogs, one for online coaching and one for their Niche Travel Hub. Julie is the author of the popular book The Art of Pinterest Profits.

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ROSEANN is a wife, mother to 4 grown children, a Christian, she teaches middle school by day and blogs by night. For over 30 years, Roseann has had multiple autoimmune issues and she shares her experiences on her blog. Her many interests bring her joy – baking, cooking, sewing, crafting, and gardening, check her blog as she writes on these subjects.

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