Friday, March 25, 2011

Birds, baking and boots

Hey peeps! Are you glad it's Friday? It's been a busy week, I'm looking forward to spending some quality time with the family this weekend. We're planning to go to a Maple Farm on Sunday. Every year at this time they have tours of the sugar bush, maple syrup-making demonstrations, and a delicious pancake and ham breakfast (with fresh maple syrup, of course!). Unfortunately it's going to be pretty cold, but we'll just bundle up. We actually didn't go last weekend because it was a bit chilly; little did we know it would be even colder this weekend! Ah well.
I seem to gravitate towards birds in my springtime decorating. I have little faux nests with eggs all over in addition to ceramic birds. I just got these two cuties at Hobby Lobby the other day...
I love the aqua. 50% off, not too shabby either! See that fabric under them? I just got that today from Desperate Quilters. It's from the Penelope line by Lakehouse. My plan is to make pillow covers for the new sitting room. Dave wanted a pop of red and I like how it has some blue, yellow and green in there too. I also got this...
I have a thing for toiles, and of course I love the birds. This one is from Pom Pom de Paris from French General. I'm thinking of making one small accent pillow out of this one.
My kids like to have a little something to eat when they get home from school. (Don't they all?) If at all possible I like to keep it homemade. Today I was mentally wandering around my pantry and came across Betty Crocker Sugar Cookie Mix. Don't you love when you find things in there? LOL Anyway I made Raspberry Streusel Bars for today, and yum they look good! But I'll be good and wait to have a smidge later.
Speaking of eating, I'm happy that I've been doing Wii Fit every day this week. I've been feeling a little stiff lately--my back tends to give me a bit of trouble. Plus I need to get in shape for lighter clothes. So anyway, the yoga and stretching has really been helping. The jogging was tough at first but it's gotten better. I just have to keep up!
Before I go, I just wanted to show you something that I thought you'd get a kick out of. This is what makes a mother from Syracuse happy...
A pink boot tray! Found at Target. Hey, if we're going to have muddy/snowy shoes, at least we can make the best of it!

♥ Jen


  1. Jen,
    You have made me hungry! Those bars sound yummy and the weekend with ham and pancakes.
    Your birds are adorale. There's something about birds and Spring!
    The fabrics are gorgeous and I am like you (again) I love toile and with those birds that is beautiful! Love it!!!
    Love the pink boot tray too.
    Have a wonderful weekend!

  2. PINK! I love it! I could use one of those too. One of these days, I would love to tour a sugar house. I wanted to do it this season but we ran out of time. But you know what? I HATE real maple syrup! I'd much prefer "Log Cabin" or Mrs. Butterworth's from a bottle. Fake stuff is good for me! :)

  3. I will take one of each thing you showed tonight-- well--maybe i will take of those yummy bars!!!
    hugs, di with miss gracie half on my lap and half off!!!

  4. A pink boot tray? Too awesome! And a fellow Central NYer too! Added myself to your followers list.

  5. I love the bird motif in the fabric. It gives me happy thoughts.


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