|Here's the view of our new plantings from the other week!|
|There are several blooms on each of our three poppy plants, and they are very widely opened! I think poppies may close up at night (can anyone corroborate that?), but ours look so cheery during the day!|
The ugly bushes in the front of our house also just started blooming these pretty red flowers over the weekend (thank you, gorgeous sunny weather!) so they are not as bad-looking as before. And that's the front yard beautification update!
Next up, the bruise. I took a picture Saturday to show off - it's currently a giant yellow splotch on my leg. Lovely.
I know I haven't updated anything lately food-related. It's not because I want to leave yall out, it's because I really haven't done much cooking or baking! Depressing, I know. I carved out some time this weekend though... I made some poppyseed salad dressing (a FANTASTIC recipe from a friend - I've given it out to many people!). I also tried my hand at creme fraiche, and made-from-scratch cupcakes, both of which turned out really well. I got this great cupcake cookbook, and I made Snickers cupcakes. Talk about delicious. The recipe said it would make 48 mini cupcakes... but it made 96. Luckily, I was able to pass a lot of on Bill's friends who were over Saturday, as well as take some to work today. You know the girls loved them!
|Please note, this is the deck off the second story of our house.|