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One of my best friends has just created a new blog to show off her crafty projects. I thought everyone might enjoy some of her projects.

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Homemade Gravestones

In our local area, buying styrofoam tombstones costs around $25. Now many DIY methods of making tombstones involve buying plywood and cutting it with power tools, but my method is simple enough that no power tools are needed. As far as budget goes, we spent $50 and make six good size tombstones.

In the hardware store find stryofoam insulation sheets. The sheet we got made six tombstones, and I am assuming it was a standard size. Ours was a blue sheet of styrofoam, but I think they come in pink as well. If you are limited in the size of your vehicle, then most hardware stores will cut it in half for free if you ask. You will need a carpenter knife to cut the stryofoam at home, so if you do not have one then pick one up at the hardware store. You will also need spray paint: two cans of a gray primer and 3 cans of rock textured spray paint (we got black granite color). You will also need yard stakes and zip ties to secure the signs. So here is the shopping list:

Sheet of stryofoam insula…

Homemade Granola with Agave Nectar

I love to eat cereal every morning for breakfast, but I hate eating so much sugar. So I switch to eating granola for breakfast, but there still was a lot of sugar in it. So I created my own granola recipe that uses agave nectar because it is low on the glycemic index.

4 cups oats 1 cup of large rice crispies (it is a new product but adds a nice touch to the mix) 1 cup dried fruit 1 cup nuts 3/4 cup light agave nectar 1/2 cup butter 1 teaspoon vanilla salt to taste dark agave nectar to drizzle
In a large mixing bowl mix the dry ingredients. In a medium saucepan add the butter, vanilla, and the light agave nectar. Cook on a medium heat until it starts to boil and let boil for a minute. Pour the hot wet mixture in the mixing bowl of dry ingredients and mix well. Place on a lined cookie sheet (I use a silicone mat) and spread the granola mixture on the prepared cookie sheet. Bake at 250 for an hour to an hour and a half until the granola is golden brown. The time can vary based on your oven and …