Friday, April 9, 2010

Friday...a book, a recipe, and some inspiration

Happy Friday Friends.
My kids have been on Spring Break this week, and while we had a very good time, my husband informed me that I have the day off today!
Which means I can catch up on a couple of projects and get ready for Sissy's birthday without being responsible for feeding, entertaining, and changing diapers.
Here is a collage of inspiration for the week...

1. more pillows... closeup., 2. heart´s heart - multicolor, 3. Chloe, Beatrice, Pixie, Poppy, Olive, 4. doll quilt, 5. Polkadot shoes, 6. matruschka pimpinellskova #2, 7. matruschka pimpinellskova #2, 8. Oilily fabric brooches, 9. van dik hout - mijn houten hart, 10. love on a wire, 11. turquoisepink1, 12. flowers for hairpins 1

On another note, I make steamed broccoli about once a week, and was getting rather tired of it. I tried this cold broccoli salad for Easter and I highly recommend it. My kids were munching on it like little rabbits:)
  • Large head of broccoli
  • 10 slices of bacon, cooked crisp
  • 5 green onions
  • 1/2 cup of raisins
  • 1 cup mayo
  • 2 tsp. vinegar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
Cut the broccoli into florets, add cooked bacon to it along with green onions, raisins. Mix mayo, vinegar and sugar together and toss with broccoli mixture.

Lastly, I actually read this back in December but picked it up from the library again. It is not a Christian based parenting book, but it has to be one of my favorites ever.
“If you are raising children in these anxious times, you need this book. It will inspire you, reassure you, and, most important of all, it will remind you that less is more, that simplicity trumps complication, that rhythm and routine bring peace to the soul. In this profound and practical guide, Kim John Payne offers parents a doable, step-by-step approach to simplifying everyday family life, from the toy box to the dinner table. In the process, he reveals to us the rewards to be found in slowing down, savoring our children’s childhoods, and more fully enjoying our own adult lives.”—Katrina Kenison, author of Mitten Strings for God

Here is wishing you a wonderful weekend.


sara's art house said...

That book looks great and I HAVE to try the salad!

Appleshoe said...

Mmm that looks good. We have a similar recipe without the raisins, and with cheese and turkey bacon.

Sarah said...

I fill half my plate up with that salad from Sweet Tomatoes. Yum!

Please tell me what the hearts in picture 2 are....they are so pretty!

I'll have to check out that book. I am in need of some parenting inspiration.

Cara said...

Mmm - I make a similar broccoli salad (a little less sugar, and the mayo is cut with yogurt) that we love here, too. The challenge is always hiding it long enough to let the flavors mingle. I may have to make a bowl this weekend; it looks so good.

Enjoy your day off!

Mary said...

I love that collage!! Where are the pillows from, they are great.

Ruth said...

Enjoy your day off. I am sure you will get many things accomplished. The salad looks so yummy. I love veggies.

I love the new spaces you have shared with us. They are both beautiful.

mysteryhistorymom said...

Love your colorful collage and I am going to look for that book today! Thanks, Sweetie! Lori

Heather at All A Flutter said...

you sharing this about this book has come to me at just the right time. i need to read this. the kiddos and i are hopping on our bicycles today and heading to the library to try and find a copy! thank you. i love the inspiration collage, too.