On Monday, I realized we didn’t have any granola to make a yogurt parfait with. Although we have a grocery store in town, it isn’t the cheapest place to buys products like granola, so it seemed as if I might have to wait until the next trip to a town 40 minutes away where we typically buy our groceries. Then, I thought “Why not make my own?” I looked up a recipe on good ole Pinterest. I found this simple recipe from Like Mother Like Daughter, and decided to try it out. I followed her recipe almost exactly. The only change I made was using maple syrup instead of honey (I used the same amount as with honey), since we were out of honey. I think it turned out really great. The biggest difference appears to be that it didn’t clump together at all. It is also a little sweeter and has a bit of a maple syrup taste. I am really pleased with how it all turned out.
When I went to take some photographs, I started thinking about expectations. I always think that if I’m going to write a post, it needs to be perfect. If I’m going to include photographs, they need to be perfect. I realized that having a perfect blog isn’t going to make me a better person or help me enjoy life more. I think having good photographs on my blog is important, but you’ve probably noticed that it isn’t really one of my priorities. I want this blog to be for me, not for others. That doesn’t mean I don’t want others to read it or that I don’t want regular readers, but simply that what I write needs to be me, and needs to be for me. Other people might be turned away from my blog because it doesn’t have perfect photographs or because I don’t post often enough. But that is okay.
I worked a bit more today on styling my photographs and making them pretty. I didn’t have a ton of photos that I’m pleased with, but I got a couple of decent shots out of the ones I took. I especially like the one at the top of this post. Although great photos aren’t necessary, it is something I want to work on, because I do think it brings the aesthetic of my blog closer to where I want it to be. That doesn’t mean every post will have great photos, but I will try my best to include better photos more often.