easter shortbread

I love shortbread. Its simple. Its good. And in our opinion, it tastes better when its a couple days old, so its the perfect make ahead cookie. I also love decorating them, since you have to get creative. Any utensil is fair game for making designs.

For the Easter version of shortbread, we made sheep, bunny, and tulip shapes. I LOVE the sheeps. SO FLUFFY.

eastershortbread3eastershortbread2 eastershortbread1


things that caught my eye/ ten

Some things I found this week:

I spent most of the week being sick/recovering, so I learned a new crochet pattern while laying on the couch. I am looking forward to being back to fighting shape, and enjoying Easter weekend! I have some fun Easter cookies to post tomorrow!

hexagon crochet

 


zoo

I was a stuffed animal making machine this week. A bunch of bright springy animals are off to new homes, and I get to take a little Easter break. Pretty soon it will be time to start on the summer animals!

stuffedanimals1 stuffedanimals2 stuffedanimals3 stuffedanimals4


garden obsession

We are super into yardwork right now. I dream about it at night, I make notes to myself all day, I google diy drainage, I tell my ma all about it on the phone. I am just really excited about it. (Plus, its an amazing workout. My arms are going to be like steel.)

We got a crop of veggies into the ground over the weekend, and then it promptly thunder/hail stormed the next day, so that figures. I check on them at least 3 times a day.

springyard2

If you have ever tried to dig a hole in the Austin ground, you will probably be impressed with this path here. We are rock path making machines. We have lots of other projects planned, but we are pretty pleased with our progress so far, and we can’t wait to have summer brunch garden parties!

springyard1


things that caught my eye/ nine

Some things I found this week:

My guy brought me a flower. He’s totes adorbs. This weekend, we are signed up to do some volunteering outside, and we probably have more yardwork of our own to do. I’m excited to get some veggies planted.

flower from the garden


eat our feelings cookies

It was a rougher than average week over here. It may not always be the healthiest habit, but I think we fall in the eat our feelings category. We had to go re-stock our fridge, and while we had a very specific shopping list, somehow the white chocolate chips jumped into our cart. I mixed them up into some cookies with some pecans, and we ate a bunch of them warm from the oven. Can always count on cookies. (I also stuck a bunch of dough in the freezer, and you are welcome, future selves.)

late night cookies


new in the shop: bunnies and sheep

Some more spring stuffed animals! Lots of bunnies and sheep just in time to see all the flowers start to bloom. Find them in the shop!

minteasterbunny5 whitebunny3 bluesheep5 purplesheep4


plants in da house

We bought a variety of indoor plants when we moved into our house. I am pleased to say at least 85% of them are still with us today. Including this here funky little plant below. I wasn’t sure if he was liking the winter, but he sure is showing his enjoyment of the spring sunshine through the window.

We were also trying to grow a little jade plant in a pot on top of our dresser, but he was starting to look sad, so I put him outside yesterday for some fresh air. As my luck would have it, we had a scary intense flash flood thunder wind storm in the evening, sooo hopefully he enjoyed his swim and is soaking up lots of sunshine today!

houseplants


pin to table

Today was a good pinterest day. A couple recipes to try soon: little bear cookies to kill you with cute, clustery granola, fancy bagels, and lick-your-fingers-for-days cinnamon buns. (photos/recipes found at respective links)

pintotable4 pintotable2pintotable1 pintotable3


sourdough/ week eight

This week’s bread was oatmeal bread. The recipe made two loaves, and we decided to make both, and give one away. Unfortunately, while in the dough proof, one loaf stuck really badly to some plastic wrap, and the dough deflated some after I tried to gently remove it. So we graciously gave away the round, attractive loaf, and kept its less attractive, but still tasty, twin for ourselves.

oatmealbread

I would also like to add that this bread was ginormous. Together, the breads took up an entire sheet tray.

bread as big as your face


Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 198 other followers