Thursday, September 29, 2011

Fall is in the Air...

Hello Friends!  Since it is now officially the beginning of fall, I thought it might be nice to share the recipe for one of my family's favorite fall treats:  Zucchini Bread!  Try this at home:

Zucchini Bread

3 eggs
2 ¼ cup sugar
3 tsp vanilla
1 cup oil
2 cups grated zucchini
3 cups flour

¼ tsp baking power
1 tsp soda
1 tsp salt
3 tsp cinnamon
1 cup nuts chopped (optional)
½ cup water if needed

Beat eggs until fluffy.  Add sugar, vanilla and oil. Blend in flour, baking powder, soda, spices.  Stir in zucchini and nuts. Bake at 350 until done.
(45 min. to hour)

Makes 2 regular sized loaves or 5-6 mini loaves.
Mmmmmm good!  A variation that I've tried is to replace the oil with is a really good bread to make ahead and freeze, as well.  
And that is one of the little things that makes us smile!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Teapot Tuesdays

Hello!  It has been a long time since I have posted or participated in the challenges over at the Splitcoast Stampers website, so after working on my craft room on Saturday (again!), I decided that Sunday would be some creating time.  Here is the card I made for the Teapot Tuesday Challenge at SCS:

and here is the link to the challenge:  Teapot Tuesday Challenge #MMTPT164.  I am hoping that I'll be able to participate more, now that I have my new space!!  Thanks for lookin'!

Hugs, Lynda

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Another fun weekend!

Hello again!  Another week has passed, and Sam and I spent the weekend working in my new craft room!  This time, Sam wanted to paint the inside of the closet, because he felt that it needed to be freshened up...and he took up the carpet that was in there and replaced it with the wood-look flooring that we have in the rest of the house!  All I can say is...AM I SPOILED, or what??  Of course, I have not taken pictures yet, since he wants the job to be complete before I show everyone what he has been up to.  AND, he mounted the little towel bars that I hang my collection of punches on - right on the wall in my room...can I say, HAPPY!!??  I am soooo ready to go in there and create!  Hopefully, we will be finished up with this project by next weekend...and then just wait and see the little things that I will create in there!! 

Hugs, Lynda

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

My New Little Room!!

It is hard to believe that we are in September already!!  As we move toward the fall and the holidays, I am very excited to be able to move into my new craft space!  Sam and I spent the Labor Day weekend doing the painting (Sam) and the IKEA furniture assembly (me), and now I just have to move all my crafting goodies in to their new home.  I will take pictures to share as soon as I get a chance.  The room is a pretty, pale blue and the furniture is white - kinda beachy and serene, and sooo much brighter than my current space!!  Of course, with a new space comes new projects to decorate the walls...a prospect I have a million ideas for.  Nothing like jump-starting your creativity!  Well, that is all for now...a happy little thing that has brought me and Sam a great deal of joy!!  Go find a little thing that makes you happy too!

Hugs, Lynda