Friday, May 01, 2009

Friday Favorites

One of my favorite things about our home, when we were buying it, was the fact that it came with a ginormous lilac bush. I know -- not a exactly a selling point when you're looking to purchase a house, but I was secretly very happy about it. I have always loved lilacs, and I love nothing more than having huge, fragrant blooms at my disposal, to place throughout my home. In fact, when I opened my eyes this morning, the first thing on my mind was the sweet smell of the lilacs that were sitting on top of my dresser.

I will have to keep my eyes out at the thrift store, so I can make one of these repurposed cake stands, from Craftynest.

I think these drop cloth drapes are great, and am wondering if they are the solution to my living room/dining room drape woes, from The Lettered Cottage.

I made these homemade hamburger buns in my bread machine, and I'm pretty sure I won't be able to buy another package of hamburger buns at the store again. I used half white flour, half whole wheat, and they came out great. I'm never let down, when I try one of Amy's recipes, from The Motherload.

I don't often bake white bread, but I tried this recipe yesterday, and it produced a lovely loaf of bread with perfect texture. I'm pretty sure I'll be adding it to my regular rotation of breads. I saw the recipe on The Motherload, but it originally comes from Dine & Dish.

Happy Weekend!!!


LInda said...

Love, love, love lilacs (did I mention I love them?)! They're my absolute favorite flowering bush and always bring back great memories of my grandmother's lilacs as well as the ginormous bush that my parents have. I have several bushes planted around my house, some of which came from my parents' bush! Mine are still a few weeks from blooming, which is fine with me since I still have them to look forward to. In the meantime, I'll enjoy the pictures of yours. :)

Cheryl and Ashton said...

Ah the sweet, heavenly scent of lilacs. How could one NOT love that scent?? The bush is beautiful. That would certainly be a bonus when buying a house!

Melissa said...

I absolutely love lilacs! A few weeks ago my husband's grandmother gave me part of her lilac to transplant here. I planted it beneath my kitchen window...I hope it does well, and grows as big as the one in your yard!

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