Friday, February 21, 2014

She Gave Her Children Wings

I’m teaching a class!!!!  Here are the details:

She gave her children wings
(mixed media assemblage class)

Learn to make this bird’s nest/shadowbox.
A perfect way to display your favorite photograph of mom or grandma.

The class is $45.00
(includes instruction and kit).

Kit includes:
2 canvases
vintage paper
bird’s nest
vintage photo
feathers, buttons, lace, etc.
wire & nails
vintage hardware
(exact supplies may vary from sample)

You’ll bring:
a glue gun
wire snips
a hammer
optional: photo, buttons, bits, etc.

Saturday, April 12th, 2014
10:00AM – Noon
(possible second class at 12:30PM)

Madam Palooza
29980 Technology Drive #4, Murrieta, CA

Click the button below to register!

There are two other wonderful classes being offered that day too:

Hope to see you all there!!

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

The BEST Granola EVER!!!

Last August, I went to a Bra-Vo Art Bra Workshop and our wonderful hostess, Pam Ingersoll, made us the most DELICIOUS granola I have EVER HAD IN MY ENTIRE LIFE!! I'm not kidding, it was SOOOOO GOOD!! I have been dreaming about that granola ever since, so I finally asked Pam for the recipe.  Turns out that her TOP SECRET recipe is actually Alton Brown's recipe.  That may be true, but this AMAZING, WONDERFUL, OH-SO-YUMMY granola will forever be known in my heart as "Pam's Granola"!

It's really easy to make! The hardest part is going into the kitchen to stir it every 15 minutes!  Pam bakes her granola a little longer than the recipe and she says she adds a little bit more of everything! Oh, and REAL maple syrup is a MUST!

Go ahead!  Make some for yourself!! You're gonna LOVE it!!



  • 3 cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup slivered almonds
  • 1 cup cashews (I used Trader Joe's Raw Cashew Pieces.)
  • 3/4 cup shredded sweet coconut
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar (I may have added a bit more.)
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons maple syrup (I used real maple syrup!)
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup raisins (I used chopped, dried cherries instead.)

Preheat oven to 250 degrees F.
In a large bowl, combine the oats, nuts, coconut, and brown sugar.
In a separate bowl, combine maple syrup, oil, and salt. Combine both mixtures and pour onto 2 sheet pans. Cook for 1 hour and 15 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes to achieve an even color.
Remove from oven and transfer into a large bowl. Add raisins (or whatever dried fruit you want) and mix until evenly distributed.