Saturday, March 30, 2013


I couldn't help it...I had to make some these little eggs!
 Easter eggs are fun, and I know I've posted this cross before, however...we must remember, 
He is risen, He is risen indeed.
 Jonda sent me this recipe and I knew they needed to be made.  Lemon poppyseed muffins with lemon curd filling and blueberry frosting....oh hello!  So pretty and soooo tasty!

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Banana Muffins with Crystallized Ginger

I stopped at the health food store the other day and picked up some crystallized ginger to snack ended up being really strong so much so that it wasn't very tasty plain, what do I do with things that need used up...I make muffins of-course.  I had a good number of bananas waiting to be baked and thought this would be the perfect marriage.  My other new favorite thing...reynolds foil cupcake liners.  They stay vibrant when baked and peel off the baked goods like a dream! If it wasn't spring before, it is now!

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Spring has sprung

And the reason I know that.  Cause the ditches now have water!  It's official!  

Monday, March 25, 2013


This weekend Kyle and Meagan, Shelley, and I made a super fast trip to Olympia (where Meagan grew up) (it's also our state capital, and believe it or not, I don't think I have ever been there, so we drove my the capital buildings that was fun!) for some engagement pics.  Meagan's getting married in June! Yay!  We stopped at Charley B's cupcakery...I think that might just be my new favorite cupcake stop!
Shelley and I
 It was a beautiful sun-shiny day  on the west there such a thing?

Friday, March 22, 2013

Brian Turns 32!

Tuesday was Brian's 32nd birthday!  We celebrated with a meal of prime rib, twice baked taters, corn, bread, caesar salad, and best of all angel food cake with berries!  It was a lovely meal with lovely guests! (I know the banner says Happy Easter in the's so early this year my decor was up for his birthday!) 
 Payton makes awesome facial expressions, the lip curl or the fish hook is one of her new ones!
 Payton delivering cake to the birthday boy!

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

McCall Adventure to Burgdorf

Our adventure to Burgdorf was an excellent day!  Burgdorf is the hot springs in McCall that you can only get to by snowmobile in the winter.  We loaded everyone up and hit the trail!  There is something about soaking on the hot springs on a cold winter day, it's so fun!
We even built a snowman along the way!

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

McCall Adventures Day 2

Day 2 the gals went on a snowshoe adventure while the boys went out and rode hard!  We went around Ponderosa State Park and enjoyed another beautiful day.
 Shari brought along the fireball.  Which led to some comical moments.  I kept tripping over my snowshoes and it's hard to get up with those clod hoppers on!
It was actually easier to just roll over.

Monday, March 18, 2013

McCall Adventures Day 1

This past weekend we went to McCall, Idaho to meet up with Andy and Cenone, Randy and Shari, & The Flowers Fam. Friday we spent the day on the hill and enjoyed day. 
 We climbed to the top of a cabin that was snowed in and bum slid down!  

Wednesday, March 13, 2013


I have had a hankering lately for quilting. When I say hankering I should probably say more of an obsession.  Strip quilts have been the basis for my obsession they are so fast and I love them!  Paula over at the Stitching Post is my quilting guru.  I make the tops, she sews the tops and bottoms together with her giant quilting machine! She is so awesome!
I have had this antique rusted bed frame for awhile now and this was the perfect use for it!
The bright orange and yellow in this particular quilt might be my favorite...