Friday, July 2, 2010

A quick note and then off to Grandma's House...

It has been extremely nice out lately.  So I have spent most of my time lying under a huge oak tree reading.  It is so calming and relaxing.  Have you lovelies been reading anything good lately?  
The other day I made lemon poppy seed muffins, but I had no muffin liners left!  My mom suddenly remembered something she had recently read, you can cut parchment paper into squares and line the muffin tin with those.  I decided to give it a go, and to my great surprise it worked like a charm!  
I loved the way they turned out. I shall have to make muffins this way more often.

Off to Grandma's wonderful lake house for the weekend with cousin Rachel and other extended family and friends... :)
Have a great 4th of July weekend filled with sweet summer memories! Cheers!


  1. have fun at Grandma's!!

  2. muffins are so yummy!!

    hope you have a fabulous weekend!!

  3. they look great....happy weekend

  4. lovely photos!
    have fun at the grandma's place :)

    have a great weekend
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    little miss fhenny


  5. Hey! I have been reading Laura Ingalls Wilder's book The Long Winter. I just finished last night I'm off to buy the next book in her series I only have 4 out of her 9 books about her childhood in Wisconsin.

  6. Those muffins look great!
    Have fun at your grandmas.
    Have a great weekend.


  7. Such lovely photos!! A lake house sounds just lovely, take some pictures!!
    From Carys of La Ville Inconnue

  8. Those lemon poppy seed muffins look and sounds yummy...I am loving this post so much! Happy Monday my dear and see you soon:)

  9. Erika! Thank you for leaving me that nice comment :) I actually finished the Long Winter book a couple days ago and started to re read the whole series. I finished Little House In The Big Woods today, I'll start on the Little House In The Prairie tomorrow :) The books are very whimsical and very much your style!

  10. Those look tasty! Have been reading "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo" - great book!!

  11. I think I'm going to start making muffins with parchment paper instead of muffin liners...I love the way those look.
    They'd be fantastic to bring to a party...everyone would think you are just extra creative!

  12. i never thought of using parchment paper...because i always run out of cupcake liners! i usually just spray the muffin pan with Pam, but that's about it.
    xox alison

  13. Oh that sounds nice I haven't read Prisoner Of Askaban in forever it was my favorite Harry Potter book in the series, whats yours? Anyways I got even more books today so I might hold finishing the 2nd in the Ingalls series tell Friday :)
    OH and guess what I gave you guys a Blog Award go check it out!

  14. The parchment paper is so cute :)
    I made cupcakes twice last week (strawberry and banana ones) without liners, they tasted fine but looked a I'll try out your mom's suggestion next time :)

  15. they look amazing

  16. I like the way they look, all fluffy and frothy. I have to try this!!!


  17. Hi,Darling ..I am following you now:) See you soon:)


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