Monday, September 17, 2012

hello. {miscellany monday, yo}

hey there. you look mighty beautiful today.

sometimes patrick and i play wii. it's hilarious.
i am so lazy that i sit down in between turns.
also, wii bowling is the only kind of bowling you'll catch me doing voluntarily.
mostly it's fun because patrick and i are laughing together. and i have a hot pink controller.

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i added a few new styles to the shop, check them out!
it occurred to me that not everyone wants or needs crazy color combinations.
so i'll be trying to add more into the solid color section for you plain folk. ha.

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we took elijah to the doctor to check on his allergies...after awhile you begin to wonder 
if it's something more, you know? but yep, just awful allergies. i've got 'em too.
anyway, at the doctor's office, elijah picked up this book to look at. 
it immediately transported me to my preschool. this book was in my classroom. 
i may have had it at home, but i remember it from my class.
this little flashback was especially weird, because i was sitting in a tiny little chair at a tiny little table 
with elijah. like preschool, a million years ago. it was strange and awesome at the same time.

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and now. a recipe.
i made an apple crisp the other night. 
i didn't have the kind of apples i prefer, but it was still delicious.
maybe you'd like a crisp, too?

apple crisp
7-8 apples {i prefer fuji or granny smith, but whatever's on hand is great!} 
1/3 cup sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon

slice your apples, remove skins if you want. i cut my apples into chunks, and leave the skins on :)
mix apples, sugar and cinnamon in a large microwave safe bowl and microwave for 3 minutes. 
stir mixture and microwave another 3 minutes.

in a separate bowl, combine
3/4 cups quick oats
1/2 cup flour
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1 stick butter

mix together with a pastry blender. or if you're like me and can't find yours, use a fork.
when it's all nice and crumble-y, add in a 1/4 cup chopped walnuts or pecans. so good. mix well.

pour your apple mixture into an 8x8 baking dish and top with crumb mixture. bake at 400 for 25 minutes.

serve warm...with vanilla bean ice cream :)
{obviously you can adjust sugar measurements as you wish, i do. sometimes.}

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happy new week to you!
linking up with carissa here!


  1. happy monday to you too.
    i sit down between wii bowling turns for SURE. way too many click a, click b for me to stand there. ;)

  2. I'm so lazy that I sit down WHILE bowling. Like mid-turn. I want that crisp but I want to sit down while I make it and that won't work. Happy Monday, friend. Also, I can't stop laughing over your MOFO comment on Kim's blog.

  3. Avery loves the kids dance game on the XBOX Kinect. It's so fun, but its exhausting! HA!

    Hope you have a beautiful week!

  4. The apple crisp sounds DELISH!!!!! My boys LOVE anything Apple. Add oats and they're in heaven!!!!

  5. Hopping over from miscellany Monday.
    Those earrings are adorable. Love. And apple crisp is one of my favorite meals in the fall. Yum!

  6. its crazy to me that you can remember preschool! i can't remember yesterday! ha!
    thanks for posting this apple crisp. i need to go buy apples now.
    love ya!

  7. EVERYONE needs crazy color combinations... they just don't know it yet!

  8. Mmmm, your apple crisp sounds yummy. Here in NZ, we would call it apple crumble - and it's my favourite dessert ever! It's amazing when you put raspberries with the apple, and coconut in the crumble topping. Might go make me one for lunch...

  9. hope you had a wonderful monday.. and at least you are willing to play wii bowling.
    i just tell my husband right off the bat where i'll be sitting while he plays :)

  10. send that crisp to me. i'm off to kim's blog to see what the mofo fuss is all about.

  11. Games with your husband can be so much fun! I always dominate in bowling even though we are both terrible ;)

    I never thought to add nuts to my apple crisp, gonna have to try that!

  12. hey sweetie. you are such a good wife to play wii with your honey. i need to do that more. i'm so lazy that i don't even do it. so feel better. : ) that seasons book is absolutely lovely. so sorry about the allergies... hopefully he can get some good meds for the both of you's sake! hunter had nasal spray for awhile that helped a ton! happy wednesday (on your monday post - eek!) to one of the happiest gals i know!