Monday, June 3, 2013

The Fur Code

The other day I was wondering why we have a "Find Your Iphone" app and not an app to find our lost pets. I've used that app on more than one occasion to find my phone or Ipad and it's so easy to use. Microchipping is expensive and you have to keep paying or they turn your chip off - I have a friend with a microchipped pet that got lost and the company had turned their chip off. At least a GPS collar would be a start.

Well right after I invented this in my head, I saw a post by my friend Melissa on the Facebook page of a company called Fur Code.

This is SO brilliant! It's a QR code tag that you buy, link it to all your pet's info to online, and then anyone can scan the code and find you! It's less of a burden for people - they don't have to take them to a vet to get scanned, and they can find the pet's owner 24/7. Nothing's foolproof when you have a little furry escapee, but this is SUCH a great, low cost way to feel safer.

I've found about 40,000 pets that I really could have used this with! So I'll be adding them to the Blue List ASAP.

Speaking of pets, yesterday was the June Challenge Chicks challenge, and it was my turn to host. Our weather has been so beautiful that I decided to do a "Here Comes the Sun" challenge - to use sunny colors or an actual image of the sun.

I chose sunny colors for this little kitty from Longfellows.

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Stamps: Longfellows Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black Paper: Whisper White Accessories: Touch Twin Markers: BG178 ,BG179, Y37, YR24, B66

Now, onto a REALLY great find!

My friend Tiffany posted about refrigerator oatmeal, and I was intrigued. I really like hot oatmeal, but by the time I'm done doctoring it with butter and brown sugar, I really may as well be eating a bowl of ice cream. Also, it's hot here - newsflash, I know - and eating hot oatmeal after a hot walk in the hot sun is just not all that appealing.

Her recipe called for chia seeds, which I can't use - I can't stand anything with a gel texture ever since I had tapioca after I had my appendix out - it just grosses me out. So I looked around and combined a few recipes and came up with THE MOST DELICIOUS THING I'VE EVER EATEN!! OMG this is SO good!! And these two versions are very healthy! You can whisper my name after you've tried them.

Pineapple Upside Down Refrigerator Oatmeal

1/2 Cup Oats (not instant - I used these
2/3 Cup Unsweetened Coconut Milk. I used this.
1/2 Cup Pineapple Chobani Yogurt - 2%
Dried, unsweetened cherries

Mix all ingredients, cover tightly and refrigerate overnight. I just make it in a Mason jar.

Apple Pie Oatmeal

1/2 Cup Oats (not instant - I used these
2/3 Cup Unsweetened Coconut Milk. I used this.
1/2 Cup Plain Chobani Yogurt - 2%
Cooked apples (I just cooked chopped apples with cinnamon and sugar)

Mix all ingredients, cover tightly and refrigerate overnight. I just make it in a Mason jar. 

This stuff is seriously dangerous. The coconut milk in them is AMAZING and so is the yogurt. I could definitely eat this every day. It's quite addicting. Splotchy also would very much like to eat it every day. He climbs up my leg every time I open the jar.

You are not allowed to climb up my leg when you try it, although it's good enough that you'll want to.



  1. love the kitty! The blue background is purr-fect!

  2. So glad you've found a new love! I'll have to give your recipes a whirl (but add the chia, hahaha)! I also use unsweetened coconut milk! Ch-Ch-Ch-CHIA!

  3. super cute card and that kitty is so fun!
    I bet that is I was close enough to climb up your leg you would be pretty happy about that!!!!

    Only a few more weeks but I promise to keep my hands to myself! After the first few hugs!


  4. **whispering** lydia.... LMAO! You nut! Love the card and LOVE the QR idea!!!!

  5. Lydia, do you cook the oatmeal and then add it, or just add it without cooking? Either way, it sounds like something I want to try. Thanks!

  6. I was wondering, do you cook the oatmeal first or just add the dry oatmeal? Thanks!


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