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Monday, May 30, 2011

We will never forget

and will be forever grateful...

Monday, May 23, 2011

Treat Tuesday for Ten on Tuesday

Here is a yummy poppy seed muffin recipe, that I actually made up myself! Jilian LOVES poppy seed muffins. I have tried a few recipes but didn't care for them so I decided to make one up and they are good, much to my surprise! :-)

For fun I'm sharing the recipe at It's a Crafty Life for Ten on Tuesday since there are TEN ingredients in the recipe.


Poppy Seed Muffins

Poppy Seed Muffin Recipe

2 cups flour
¾ cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
1 cup plain Greek yogurt
¼ cup unsalted butter, melted and cooled
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1 ½ teaspoons vanilla (you can substitute vanilla for almond, yum!)
2 tablespoons poppy seeds (check your bulk spice section at the grocery store, very inexpensive)

Preheat oven to 400. In a large bowl stir together flour, ¾ sugar, baking powder, baking soda and salt. In another bowl, stir together yogurt, butter, egg and vanilla until well blended. Mix the dry ingredients into the yogurt mixture and stir. Gently stir in poppy seeds.

Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, adjust time depending on the size of your muffin. Cool for about 5 minutes. Makes approximately 12 regular size muffins or 24 mini muffins.


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Friday, May 20, 2011

Blog Hopping Time!

I enjoy finding new blogs, join me! Happy Friday! :-)


Follow Along Fridays


A Mommy's Sweet Blog Design Friday Blog Hop

Thursday, May 19, 2011

The making of a fairy village

A few weeks back, on a rare sunny day, the girls and I spent the afternoon creating a fairy village. We collected little bits and pieces around the house to create signs, a park bench, tables and chairs. Most of the time I just watched (and snapped pictures of course!) as Grace created and Jilian played in the dirt.

Now we are just waiting for the fairies to arrive... :-)

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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Brooch Swap

I wanted to share the lovely treats I received from my Vintage Brooch Swap partner, Pam from Treasures-n-Textures.

Here are the goodies I sent to Pam. I loved the brooch so much it was hard not to keep it!