Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Saturday, May 28, 2011
What's not to love about red, yellow, patterns and typography?
Go here to visit Little Things Studio on Etsy.
Great news!! In honor of Kate's cat's first birthday, you can receive 25% off your entire purchase until midnight tonight!
Have a fabulous Memorial Day weekend!!
Friday, May 27, 2011
I'm linking up to Friday Pretties!
Go on over to I Love Pretty Little Things to see more beautiful things!
Thursday, May 26, 2011
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
1.) I spend more time in my tennis shoes than I ever have in my life.
2.) I have only worn jewelry about five times since we moved in.
3.) I haven't painted my nails in quite sometime, and often have dirt under my fingernails.
4.) I've caught my first frog and garter snake for the kiddos amusement--not mine.
5.) I'm now going on almost eight months since I had a haircut. I don't know how it happened, but it did.
Thursday, May 19, 2011
I've had irregular sleep since me moved. So when I woke up at four this morning wide awake, instead of tossing and turning for an hour or two, I figured I'd make the most of the morning while the family was fast asleep. I planned to put on a pot of coffee, read my book and Bible and maybe do some writing until the sky began to lighten from its deep blue night, and sit on the porch to welcome the sun in its rise.
Unfortunately, I didn't last to see the sunrise, and instead, woke to Asher climbing onto the couch to snuggle in under my blanket, and Husband making the coffee. However, the sun is here, today, beaming in its fullness, and there isn't a cloud in the sky.
While reading this morning, I came across a Bible verse that is particularly fitting for The Little Things series:
friends who drop by to visit and know they need not an invite.
photo via pinterest
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Tell me about it in the comments section and I'll come visit and add you to my circle!
Keep your eyes peeled for my Grand Opening Giveaway!
Monday, May 16, 2011
...for all things lemon that is.
But most of you already know this.
8 Tbsp. unsalted butter at room temp.
4. Carefully spoon the mixture into the cups, filling them about two-thirds full. Bake for about 25 minutes until slightly raised and *golden brown. To check if they are cooked, insert a toothpick in the center of one of the cupcakes--it should come out clean.
5. Remove from oven and leave the cupcakes in the pan for about 10 minutes before placing on wire rack to cool. Once they are completely cool, frost the cupcakes with lemon buttercream and decorate with a candied lemon slice or a little finely grated lemon zest.
*They don't need to get very golden brown before they are done. Mine were fairly light in color and were plenty done.
*I used only all-purpose flour.
Lemon Buttercream Frosting
Makes enough to frost 15-20 regular cupcakes or 1 "two-layer" cake
8 Tbsp. unsalted butter, at room temperature
2-3 Tbsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice
Grated zest on 1-2 unwaxed lemons (you need 2 tsp.)
4 1/4 cups of powdered sugar, sifted
1. In a large mixing bowl beat the butter, 2 tablespoons lemon juice, lemon zest, and half the powdered sugar until smooth-this can take several minutes with an electric hand mixer.
2. Gradually add the remainder of the powdered sugar and beat again until smooth and creamy. If needed, thin with additional lemon juice.
Do you have any favorite lemon dessert recipes?
I'd love to know about them!
Sunday, May 15, 2011
Saturday, May 14, 2011
Thursday, May 12, 2011
Monday, May 9, 2011
It was a great day, indeed, and I am still feeling the love today.
Thursday, May 5, 2011
Entertaining my children with dancing and singing,
and enticing them to join along.
Watching my son peer over the rocks into the pond as he searches for frogs.
A fresh cut yard and manicured flower beds.
Maintaining a 9 min/mile pace for five miles, just like the old days,
and doing so back pain free!
My Nikon camera. I am in love and she's in the shop.
I can't wait to get back to doing the things we do.
The Book, The Alchemist. Have you read it? I am due for a re-read.
Juicing. I love how organic the taste.
Dreaming up my hanging plants--
perhaps in these colors.
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I'd love to come visit and read your list of inspiring moments.