Wednesday, March 22, 2017

ANOTHER VERSION OF LEMON CREAM CHEESE SCONES for "Friends Sharing Tea"

I imagine that many of you are like me and
change recipes 
after baking something quite a few times!


I have baked these scones many times and shared
them on this blog and always seem
 to change something. I purchased the
 little American Beauty 
cream and sugar below from


This time when I baked these scones
(click above to see recipe)
I used buttermilk instead of heavy cream
and I added 1/4 cup of lemon juice
 in them along with the lemon zest.

I also recently found this little 
hand painted tray above!
I put some strawberry
jam on your scone for you:


Things are starting to pop up here
in our Missouri yard - I know that
 it's going to be a fun year in the garden.
Last year the "foundation" was dug out
but this year I can move on to the plants so
I have 20 flats of seeds growing in the
 basement now...... and so much to learn!!!!




I hope you can join me for for my
 tea blog
link party below!
I will be participating in these parties:
Tuesday Cuppa Tea
Home Sweet Home




Friday, March 17, 2017

HAPPY ST. PATRICK'S DAY

One year ago today we left Colorado
on our second and last moving trip
to Missouri!  









Where has time gone?


Happy St. Patrick's Day!
I am so glad I don't have
to move today!

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

MARCH MOVES ON for "Friends Sharing Tea"

March seems to be moving right along!


This winter I have kept busy doing various
 projects.  I am sharing this little ornament
 tag above that is Tasha Tudor's art
which I have enjoyed using to do some crafts!


Please enjoy a cup of tea this morning!


As you can see there are leaves appearing 
on the trees
and bushes over in the woods.
I brought in some of pussy willow
 branches to enjoy:


My heart is stirred for all the folks in
the north east enduring snow now!
I saw a few flakes earlier but they
melted in the air.






Have you been keeping busy this winter
trying to "get through"?


I am sharing at:


If you are a tea time blogger please
 share below
in my link party!

Monday, March 13, 2017

DECOUPAGE - JUST LIKE IN THE 70'S

I have been doing something like we did in the late 60's and 1970's. 
 Do you remember decoupage?

These are from Tasha Tudor's
 artwork from her books:



And these are Beatrix Potter:





Saturday, March 11, 2017

A TINY MISSOURI SNOW



The snow has been very minimal this winter -
 but a little came today!  
The pussy willow in the
front yard is just starting to open:


Looking out on the
 deck from the
kitchen:




A few daffodils I brought inside: