I am so happy to be back to the TFT party this week! I’ve missed at least two parties recently because of all the sickness that has been going around our family . . . . and we’re still not 100% yet but at least I’m finding enough energy to tackle a few of the neglected tasks that have been waiting for me. Even though I was not able to participate in last week’s TFT party, I still checked out some of the posts you all shared and I discovered a few that were so pretty, I simply had to feature them this week, now that I’m finally getting back into my weekly blogging routine.
I found so many sweet yellow and pink blog posts that I thought it would be fun to combine a few into one feature post, and so here I have collected them altogether for you. The first one that I fell in love with is the adorable Lemon Banner from Penny’s Vintage Treasures. I love making those cute banners, but haven’t made one in quite a while . . . Penny has inspired me to make my own summer banner, and I think I’ll follow her lead and make one that features all the shades of summer yellow.
Then, as I continued to visit some of the other blog posts from last week, I came across the Strawberry Lemonade Sorbet recipe from Thistle Key Lane. What a delightful combination for a summer dessert! And, not only does it look totally yummy, it is also really pretty! Even better, it’s a super simple recipe that could be made up in the afternoon for an evening surprise for the family. It doesn’t get much better than that! Visit Thistle Key Lane for the complete recipe for Strawberry Lemonade Sorbet.
As I continued my journey through the blogosphere to see all the creative ideas that you all share every week at the TFT party, I happened upon this recipe for Lemon Bread from Amy at My Recipe Treasures. Although, admittedly, I don’t really prefer to spend my time in the kitchen these days with so many other things I would rather do than cook . . . . I must confess that this Lemon Bread looks like it just might be worth the time and effort it would take to bake up a loaf or two. And since it is made with a cake mix and pudding, it looks like something even I could do! Be sure to visit Amy at My Recipe Treasures for the recipe for Lemon Bread. I’m so intrigued with this recipe that I think I’ll try to whip up a batch this weekend!
I’ve seen lots of clothespin wreaths over the past few years, and I have made several myself. I made a few patriotic clothespin wreaths in red, white, and blue as well as some holiday wreaths in green, red, and white. I have always painted the clothespins which is a rather messy undertaking, but the end result was quite nice. The biggest problem I’ve had with clothespin wreaths is getting the clothespins to stay securely in place. So when I came across this adorable Sunflower Clothespin Wreath from Chas’ Crazy Creations, I was intrigued with her technique. Not to mention that her wreath turned out so cute! It would not only be perfect for autumn decor, but the sunflower design and colors are also perfect for summer. She didn’t paint her clothespins, she used Rit Dye to color them which might be a whole lot easier and less messy than paint. I’m not sure about that, but in any event, her Sunflower Clothespin Wreath is so cute I might try making another one. You can find the step-by-step directions at Chas’ Crazy Creations and make your own Sunflower Clothespin Wreath.
When I think about Strawberry Lemonade, like the Strawberry Lemonade Sorbet recipe above, it just feels like summertime! These Strawberry Lemonade Bars are so pretty and yummy looking, that I’m thinking they might be perfect for our upcoming graduation party. Nicole at Mama of Many Blessings shares the complete recipe on her blog . . . . I’m sure they would be perfect for any summer get-together or a church carry-in dinner or Sunday School picnic. They are almost too pretty to eat! But I’m certain that if we make up a few batches of them for our graduation party that they will disappear in a hurry. Stop by and visit Nicole at Mama of Many Blessings to find the recipe for your family.
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