Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Holy Lemon Squares!

Sunday, we stayed home from church since the girls were under the weather. But, that evening I was able to head to  my Bible study. I look forward to our meeting every week and we have such an awesome group of girls! 

This Spring, we are doing Beth Moore's The Inheritance and like the others I've done, it doesn't disappoint.  Did you know I'm an heiress and so are you ?  :)

This study is a little different than the ones I've taken before because it has no homework.  I tried to embed the Inheritance promo video, but no such luck.  But, you can see it here! (You'll need to scroll down about halfway down the page).  If you have a chance to join a Beth Moore study, you won't regret it!

Each week, we take turns bringing a meal for the class. We have enjoyed some of the best food! This Sunday, it was my turn to bring one of the desserts and I tried a new Lemon Square recipe.

My old standby is from our local Junior League cookbook, but it hasn't turned out right the last few times I made it. The lemon filling doesn't set as firmly as I would like.

So, I broke my cardinal rule and tried a new recipe for the first time before bringing it somewhere. Yes, I'm living on the edge :). I made the Lemon Square recipe in this month's Southern Living and it turned out great.

I have some ideas for a little tweaking (like adding a little more lemon zest), but the problem is I would have to make another batch.  And, well, considering lemon squares are one of my favorites, I'm pretty sure I would embarrassment myself with the leftovers!  :)

Monday, March 8, 2010

Happy Monday!

Happy Monday!  This last week has been a rough one!   The sinus sickness hit our house in a big way.  We've gone through shots, anitibiotics, prescription changes, you name it.

The girls have the worst of it, but seem to be on the upswing ... finally!  Yay! They have been such little troopers and I'm so proud of them. 

We've pretty much been housebound.  But, while we've been inside, Spring is finally peeking out all around us!

I've been fascinated with the silhouettes of trees lately from a photography standpoint.  At sunset, I'm amazed at the intracies of the branches - how each tree is so different from another. 

I noticed last week that one of the silhouettes is changing ... the beginnings of leaves are starting to appear!

If you look closely, you can see the little buds at the end of the branches.  Spring is coming!!!


Next year I want to learn to take these the right way.  You know, work on shutter speed, use a tripod, etc.

I did get a little break away from the house on Saturday while Big Daddy manned the fort.   I actually had a manicure ... my first one in two years.  It was so nice and relaxing!  I went with a crazy color that I just love ... Chinchilly.  It's a really soft, light gray.

This Chanel polish, Particuliere, was my inspiration!

Afterwards, I met up with my friend J and we hit Forever 21.  I picked up this cute cheeta trench coat to wear with jeans and red sling backs. 

I also got this little necklace.

The best part was that my bill only rang up to 98 cents thanks to the gift card my sister gave me for Christmas!

Don't you just love giftcards?

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Tarjay and other musings

This weekend was pretty quiet, which was nice!  I had a chance to go to Target alone for a little bit and I racked up on a few great finds. 

I found these cute green and pink melamine plates for $2.50 a 2-pack.  My motto these days is one can never have enough non-breakable plates with kids!

I haven't had a chance to get to Target lately, so I've been missing my favorite sparkling lemon water.  At only a little over a dollar a bottle, it's like Pellegrino on a budget!

And, it always tastes better in a crystal glass!

I think my favorite find was this Wonder Woman notebook for my To Do Lists. Isn't this fun?

I already feel inspired to knock out my to do list with my magic bracelets and invisible jet! :)