Saturday, April 24, 2010

Things I'm Lovin' This Rainy Saturday

1. Some fantastically wonderful muffins.

Oh.My.Soul these are so good for a special treat.


All Recipes from Colleen

To Die For Blueberry Muffins
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup white sugar (I use Rapadura)
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 egg

1/3 cup milk
1 cup fresh blueberries
1/2 cup white sugar
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup butter, cubed
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Grease muffin cups or line with muffin liners.
2. Combine 1 1/2 cups flour, 3/4 cup sugar, salt and baking powder. Place vegetable oil into a 1 cup measuring cup; add the egg and enough milk to fill the cup. Mix this with flour mixture. Fold in blueberries. Fill muffin cups right to the top, and sprinkle with crumb topping mixture.
3. To Make Crumb Topping: Mix together 1/2 cup sugar, 1/3 cup flour, 1/4 cup butter, and 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon. Mix with fork, and sprinkle over muffins before baking.
4. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes in the preheated oven, or until done.

2. Moss from Home Depot

OK, so this was new to me. I whipped out my phone to take a picture and my brain immediately started coming up with plans for this lush green goodness. I think it was $1.97.

A terrarium. We have only ever used the short moss dug from the woods, but this is a fun difference.

Planted in a little white bowl or a creamer. I don't know how it will do indoors, but if and when it starts to die I will move it outside or Chloe can make a terrarium.


A ground cover for a very shady corner of the back yard.

To cover the dirt of a pot planted with something taller.

3. Rainy Day Listening So Far:

Gotta have something to listen to while editing pictures.

Snow Patrol-Chasing Cars

Ben Lee-Rise Up

Jack Johnson-His new single

Donavon Frankenreiter-hear him here

Sam Bradley-Sea Blue

Seabird-Don't You Know You're Beautiful and the Rocks to Rivers album.

Brandon Heath-What If We

All For Love from The Three Musketeers soundtrack-you can find a great video from the recording here.

Danny Gokey-I Will Not Say Goodbye

4. Advil

For headaches from looking at the screen too long while editing lots of pictures and various other computer tasks.

5. Watching Everest Beyond the Limit with my son

5. Oh, and Blogging

Victoria has e-mailed me to say that she is handing me the blog baton and that I need to post something. I haven't been pulling my load, so I have to change that. Hi everyone!! : )

What are you enjoying this weekend? Have a great one!



Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

I loved the rainy day today to. Took a nap, made lemon bars, looked at way too many blogs and watched a movie. Tomorrow it's back outside since it'll be sunny!


Darlene said...

Those blueberry muffins sound DELICIOUS!! We had a GORGEOUS day so we worked in the yard most of the afternoon.

Carmen @ Life with Sprinkles on Top said...

It was cloudy and misty all day today here. I didn't bake anything yummy. I didn't do much but laundry. Those muffins look delicious!

Unknown said...

I love muffins yummy!!!!!

Empty Nest Full Life said...

I was thinking the other day, "where has Christina been?" Glad to have you sharing your rainy day fun. Those muffins sound won-der-ful! Jackie

Victoria said...

Mmmm red rover, red rover bring some muffins on over! :)

I spent my rainy day basking in the care of Aunt Ruth! :) Delish food, sewing help, ahhhhhh it was wonderful.

Susie from Bienvenue said...

Sounds like the perfect weekend!! Enjoy my friend~

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Looks de-lish!!! Now, if only I weren't so lazy...or lived closer to you!! :-D
Thanks for sharing. At least I can print it off for later.
Mary Lou

jamie said...

Great list! I love blueberry muffins, so much that one year my mother in law gave me a basket of blueberry muffins for my birthday. I will try your recipe when the blueberry season arrives here.

Shannan Martin said...

Love that moss! And it appears that you are in-the-know when it comes to music...can we still be friends? :)

Meg said...

I've been enjoying the rainy day music. :)