|This is the view from the back deck. Amazing!!|
|No trip is complete without a little "retail therapy"!! We drove into Knoxville on Saturday and did a little shopping and ate dinner.|
|I love the difference it made in this area! It seems so much more warm and inviting.|
|Even the sofa, which Brenda definitely wants to replace one day, looks better against the freshly-painted wall. She plans to change out the tables and lamps and do some accessorizing as well.|
Darla brought some steel cut oats for us to have for breakfast one morning. I had already done some reading about them and that they are so much better for you than regular oats. In fact, I had found a recipe that I wanted to make which called for steel cut oats. Instead, I used regular oats and cooked it on top of the stove instead of in the crockpot. It was really good! I found it here:
You have to cook the the steel cut oats for 15-20 minutes, and the texture is a little different, but I really like them. And I really like that they are so good for you!
|So, of course, when I got home I went to the grocery store and bought me some of them. You can find them in the organic/specialty food section.|