Newman's Nest


Patio Garden

I love the thought of a garden, I really do, but my backyard is a little on the small side.  Okay, really on the small side (and two big dogs live back there).  So, for now, it is something I dream about for when we move into a bigger yard.  We recently got a mini lettuce garden basket from Chase’s parents.  It is so great!  We can go out and snip a fresh bowl of salad greens for dinner every few days (it grows back pretty quickly).   I am loving how easy a patio garden is- I can see  ...

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Baked Oatmeal

I am a firm believer in eating a good breakfast to start the day off right. But sometimes, there aren’t many quick, healthy options. My mother-in-law has been making this recipe for a long time, and she always has a bag of baked oatmeal squares in the freezer for quick breakfasts. At their house, they put frozen berries on top, microwave it, and drizzle some milk over it. It is just like eating cobbler for breakfast! Here is her recipe: Baked Oatmeal 1 cup oil 1 cup brown sugar (you  ...

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Ballet and Berryhill

A perfect combination, really. Although after eating (or should I say, stuffing myself) wonderfully rich food, watching incredibly talented, lean dancers set me back a little on the self confidence scale. I guess a little motivation never hurt! Ever been to a ballet? I had never gone before this winter. They are beautiful. Seriously, beautiful. It’s amazing how such emotion can be shown without words. And come on, who doesn’t want the grace of a ballerina?! Anyways, if you get a  ...

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