lovely clusters of crocus are popping up underfoot ...
Received my issue of Green Craft Magazine this morning.
Love this magazine & seeing all the creative, re purposed ideas & the the beautiful way in which the magazine encourages & values items normally discarded.
I have 2 of my "trash to treasure" creations in this issue.
Being sticklers for recycling, if there isn't a spot to toss out recyclables, they come home with us. I got thinking about the plastic cone toppers that came with some ice cream we purchased while on vacation knowing they could be turned into "something" :-)
I love anything that has a dome to it, as the height gives you room to fill it with tiny little treasures, which is what I started to do. A small watch face with chain, a few snippets of lace, and the words "always find time" cut out from discontinued book page were just enough items to fill this tiny vessel.
I cut a small circular disk, a bit larger than the lid from discontinued anaglypta wallpaper using decorative scissors as a backing.
Once finished, I put it to one side atop of some papers I had sitting on my desk ~ aha ~ a paperweight!
I'll show you the other project later in the week.
I guess doors are like hearts ... wonderful things can sneak in when both are left open!
Yesterday was so beautiful outside, that Archer and I sat out on the deck for a while in the morning.
When I went inside to make a tea, I looked around to spot him looking through the screen door waiting for me just as Ben and Ernie had :-) Funnily, Archer is sitting, Ernie standing, and Ben is laying down.
In keeping with St.Patrick's Day, and LUCK, I went looking through my photos and found these ~ three beautiful, faithful Labs waiting for me ... now THAT is LUCK ♥
I realized today, that I had forgotten to post 52 Friday last week ... so today, I'll post 2!
He was free to enjoy
the breathless glee
that overwhelmed him:
the speed, the clear cool air,
the total silence, the feeling of balance
Balance your thoughts with action.
If you spend too much time
thinking about a thing,
you'll never get it done.
I was looking at a bowl of lemons on my counter and decided I should make Luscious Lemons Squares :-)
They're the perfect BALANCE of Tart & Sweet.
Here's the recipe...
LUSCIOUS LEMON SQUARES
1/2 cup softened butter
1/3 cup confectioners sugar
1 cup plus 2 1/2 tsps all purpose flour
3 large eggs
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar ( I use a little less)
6 tbsp lemon juice
1 tsp lemon zest
Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease an 8" baking pan.
FOR THE CRUST: Using an electric mixer, cream butter, confectioners sugar and 1 cup of flour on medium speed and beat until well blended. Press dough firmly over bottom of pan and bake in oven for 15 minutes until lightly golden. Set pan aside to cool.
FOR THE TOPPING: While crust is cooling, prepare the lemon topping by combining eggs, granulated sugar, remaining 2 1/2 teaspoons of flour, lemon juice and zest in medium bowl. Beat with electric mixer on low speed until well blended. Pour over cooled crust and return to oven for 20 minutes more, until set.
Allow to cool thoroughly in the pan before cutting into squares.