Lemon Love

Lemon Love.

When life gives you lemons,
paint them!

I don’t know why lemons get such a bad wrap.
(you know – the old, “when life gives you lemons, make lemonade.”)

I guess because they are sour,
but there is so much to LOVE about them!

This year, they are all the rage in summer decor.
I even bought a few faux lemon trees to decorate with.

And then there are ALL the wonderful
things you can bake and make with them!

Give me Lemon Crinkle Cookies
or Fresh Strawberry Lemon Poppy Seed Cake.

Give me Lemon Blueberry Zucchini Cake
or Lemon Lavender Loaf.

I’ll take Lemon Butter Scallops
or Pan Seared Lemon and Garlic Mahi Mahi.

Give me Lemon Butter Chicken
or Lemon Garlic Herb Marinated Pork Tenderloin.

I’ll take it with a crisp, lemony Chardonnay
or Leinenkugel’s Summer Shandy!

But for today,
I’ll just paint lemons!

Bright, summery,
happy, sunshiny lemons!

Cheers & Hugs,

PS.Β  Don’t they look fun on these pillows?

And these bar stools?

And make cute cards?Β  πŸ™‚

(click on the photos for information on how to purchase any of these and many other fun, lemony items in our McKinneyX2Designs ETSY and Society6 shop!)

39 thoughts on “Lemon Love

  1. Love your lemon painting! πŸ‹πŸŽ¨πŸ‘ Reminds me of having Lemonade stands as a kid… did you ever do that? I often drink water with a fresh squeeze of lemon. Your receipes sound yummy too! πŸ‹πŸ’—

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  2. Very pretty painting, appropriate for your pillows & barstools & cards. Love the way you wove in all the different foods, my favorite is lemon bars, & lemon meringue pie, & when Baker’s Square was in businnes they made an awesome Lemon Creme pie. Did you know you can slice Lemons & freeze them, & use the sliced pieces in your fish or chicken dishes. For years I froze lemon in ice cubes & grated the peel, but never knew you could you could freeze slices . My brother used to make me homemade lemon fettuchini pasta. Yum.

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  3. I love your lemons! And you’re right, lemons don’t deserve their bad rap. Without them, we’d never have lemon-ade, or lemon pie, or lemon bars….the list of good things made with lemons is indeed endless!

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