Tag Archives: home

Spring Cleaning: White is Nice

Apartment Therapy

There’s something so appealing about a lack of interior color around springtime. I tend to be too intimidated to spring for (huh huh, get it?) such a lack of pigment – it needs to be kept too clean. But there is just something so serene about these “colorless” rooms…

Pigeon Toe

Tiny White Daisies

Lonny Magazine

Dreamy Whites

Monday Magic

Photo here

Maybe I’m just hormonal, but I’m having cravings for a secret hideaway. Remember reading The Secret Garden for the first time as a child?

and here

and here

and here

and here.

Strawberry-Citrus Whole Wheat Yogurt Muffins

Winter is almost over! To bring on the spring, I adapted this recipe to include a yummy zing of lemon, tangerine and orange flavors.

YOU WILL NEED:

– 2 c. whole wheat pastry flour

– 1/2 c. granulated sugar

– 1-1/2 tsp. baking soda

– 1 c. chopped strawberries

– 2 eggs

– 1 c. plain yogurt

– 1/4 c. butter, melted

– 1 tsp. vanilla extract

– Fresh grated orange peel from one orange, one lemon, and one tangerine

– Squeezed juice from 1/2 a lemon


INSTRUCTIONS:

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Rub a light coat of oil around the tops of a muffin pan. Line each of the 12 cups with muffin papers.

Mix the first four ingredients in a medium bowl and set aside. Mix the rest of the ingredients in a large bowl. Add the dry ingredients a little at a time, until the dough is smooth.

Spoon the batter into the twelve muffin cups. Bake for 18-25 minutes, until tops are golden brown. (Mine took a bit longer, but it was an unusually humid day for New Mexico.) Remove from the heat and place on a wire rack to cool completely.

I adapted this recipe that I found on The Other Side of 50. Makes one dozen.

Spring Modge-Podge DIY with ANYTHING (and a Drawer Set)

No, but really. Anything. This particular drawer set could be used as a nightstand, an office organizer or an end table for a couch, but the basic method could be applied to just about any old piece of furniture that you find.

I originally found this photo on Pinterest, and followed it all the way back to the original DIY post. The key materials are super simple, super cheap, and (seemingly) super fun. Check out the whole how-to here at Fussy Monkey Business!