Tag Archives: spring

Springtime Freebie: Pretty Desktop image

I know I’m supposed to be on hiatus, working and all, but I just had to share this lovely freebie.

I’ve been following Geninne’s Art Blog for some time now… she always has such beautiful photographs of her work, it inspires me to get busy myself! Click here to visit her blog and download the free desktop image.

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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!

Spring Color Palette

Alright, I know, it’s a little early. But what better way to start off the week than with some cheerful color inspiration?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I’d love this gorgeous wallpaper from Anthropologie in my ugly office, maybe with some cozy flannel. Whaddya think, wallpaper: easier than painting?

Can’t wait to be outside, back in the mountains, and with a sunhat like hers. Until then, Happy Monday, and stay warm!