Lemon Lemon (Lemon) Loaf

All last week I craved a lemony sweet.
The craving just wouldn't go away.
"Something must be done", I said.
Then I saw a slip of paper in my desk drawer.
On this slip of paper was the name of a blog.
I had written this down over a year ago.
I visit said blog & begin to look through the archives.
Lo and behold, I come across this recipe!
A LEMON recipe!!!
My craving is now satisfied!
Thank you Playing House Blog!

Sincerely, Crystal in Louisiana

The Recipe

I also want to try this lemonade recipe. Sounds delicious!

What a compliment!

From my 10-year old niece, McKenzie. =]

One Down.....

many more to go!

I am, of course, referring to my To-Do list. I keep so many lists, so many little scraps of paper, here, there, everywhere. I make a list, I lose it. I make a list, I forget I made it. I make a list, I'm just too tired to do anything. Anyway.....I got one thing checked off, something that's been on my list since Christmas: framing my Tollipop print! I had planned to take it to Michael's or Hobby Lobby and have it custom framed. Then I decided I would find a frame and do it myself.

Well, last week, frames and mats were on sale at Hobby Lobby, so I went in Friday intent on buying what I needed. I looked and looked without really seeing one I liked. I decided to look on the clearance aisle and found this frame marked down from it's original price of $30 to $6!!! YAY! It's way big and scuffed up, but I think the scuff marks add to the appeal of the print. I got two different sized mats in two different colors, and, thankfully they worked well!

I really like the way it turned out! Next step.....hang it high!


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♥ I'm thankful for this week of sunshine after a week of rain
♥ I'm loving the pink, purple & red of my February calendar
♥ I ate lunch outside with my sister. We tried a new place (& loved it!}
♥ I'm loving my wonderful family & amazing friends
♥ I plan on falling in love with my new little niece all over again!

It's impossible to not fall in love with this sweetie!


for my new niece to arrive!!!!!
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I. Can't. Wait!!!!!

I especially can't wait until she's big enough to wear
all of the adorable things that I just can't resist buying for her!


I was going through the starred items in my Google Reader, searching for the valentines I want to print. I didn't realize I had saved so many. Of course, I want be able to use all of them, but they are all equally cute, beautiful and/or adorable! So, I thought I'd share a list of Valentine printables.

Hope you find something you LOVE!

Printable Vintage Valentine Cards
28 Amazing Printable Valentine Freebies
Be Mine Freebie
Candy Kiss Valentine Printables
Valentines Day Paper Crafts Roundup
Whimsical Free Valentines
Free Printables for Valentines Day
Free Valentines
More Super Fun Free Valentines!
Sweet & Silly Valentines
Simple Friendship Valentines {+ lots more!!!}

Valentine Banner
"Let Your Heart Set Sail" Color Page
Heart Shaped Cookie!!!