This and That Thursday

First, I have to thank all of you who left such sweet,
encouraging words on the last two posts

You guys are just the best…how I wish we could all meet face to face
someday!  It’s Thursday before Easter
weekend and I am just blooming with things to tell you!!

The Generation Fabulous website had an incredible
launch.  Make sure you visit the three
posts I currently have there:
1.            So You Want To Be Fabulous?
2.            Spring 2013 Fashions Trends

Fashionable comfort is always my goal for summer.  We have brutal heat and I do teach summer
school.  So, when DANSKO sent this great
red sandal for me to review…I jumped for joy!! 
I actually needed red and this is a shoe which will give me happy
feet…remember “happy feet?”  Was it Steve
Martin who gave us this pleasure?  Dansko
has become known as the comfort shoe for nurses and teachers, but for those of
us who need comfort for life, this is a great shoe.  The website give some important
background on the company:
Husband and wife team Mandy Cabot and Peter Kjellerup
founded Dansko—which literally translated means “Danish shoe”—in
1990, when Mandy found she loved the comfort of a pair of clogs she bought in
Denmark but was unable to replace at home in the United States. Today, the
company is an employee-owned business run out of a Pennsylvania building
constructed using numerous eco-technologies, materials gathered from
sustainable sources and local suppliers. The headquarters even utilizes solar
energy. Additionally, Dansko has a history of community involvement,
volunteerism and ethical business practices.

Finally for my Thursday Tid Bits…. A Gluten Free Cookie
Recipe!!  I am really trying hard to eat
Gluten Free at the moment….so, I tried this cookie (since I LOVE cookies) and
it is really good.  My daughter loves one
with a cup of tea.  No added sugar, no
gluten, and no eggs….found HERE!

2 cups rolled oats ( choose certified gluten-free oats if
baking gluten-free)
1 cup dried cranberries ( or dried fruit of choice)
1 cup walnuts, toasted and chopped
1 1/2 cups bananas, mashed, very ripe ( about 3 medium
) 1/3 cup vegetable oil
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 1/4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon sea salt 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 


Preheat oven to 350.
In a large bowl, combine the oats, cranberries, and walnuts.
In a medium bowl, combine the banana, oil, vanilla,
cinnamon, salt, and baking soda until well blended.
Add banana mixture to oat mixture, stirring to combine. Let
stand 15 minutes.
Lightly spray cookie sheets with cooking spray or line with
parchment paper.
Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls onto prepared sheets.
Bake 14 to 15 minutes or until lightly golden brown. Let
cool on sheets 1 minute.
Transfer cookies to wire racks; cool completely.
Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days (or freeze
in airtight bags/containers).

I have a bag in the freezer for those moments when I just
need a little touch of sweet!!

Have a glorious Thursday and make sure you
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  1. After abusing my feet for so many years, I love the comfort of Dansko. Those red sandals are winners, Pam. And thank you for the cookie recipe. My 5 year-old granddaughter has a wicked sweet tooth and these will be a lovely way to let her snack without doing too much damage. Have a Happy and Blessed Easter weekend.

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