My favorite color is yellow
for sunshiney summer days
and chirpy gold finches
and the tartness of lemons.
My favorite color is blue
for the beauty of the sky and the ocean
and robin eggs
and star-shaped bachelor buttons.
My favorite color is red
and raspberries and strawberries
and dark, dry wine.
My favorite color is pink
and nail polish
and my granddaughter’s cheeks.
My favorite color is green
for springtime grass
and soft, feathery hemlock trees
My favorite color is black
for yoga pants
and nighttime skies
and patent leather peep toe pumps.
My favorite color is brown
for the smell of the earth
and rich, creamy gravy
and the color of my morning coffee with cream.
My favorite color is purple
for sweet smelling lilacs
and intricate irises
and Barney the dinosaur.
My favorite color is white
for the first blanket of snow
and the stars that twinkle in a midnight sky
and marshmallow fluff.
How does anyone choose one favorite color
when there are so many reasons
to love every color?
Cheers & Hugs,
PS It was so challenging for me to choose only 20 colors to fill my new watercolor palette from the 55 colors I have in my stock. But oh how fun it is to start fresh with a new clean palette and all the possibilities it can create.
Do you have a favorite color? However do you choose?
Do you love a good crumb cake or coffee cake or pound cake as much as I do?
I made this recipe the day before I went away for vacation, so there would be something sweet for the guys while I was gone, and so I wouldn’t eat too much of it myself!
And oh is it GOOD!
When searching for a recipe to try, I found one through Pinterest that lead me to BarbaraBakes’ blog. I’m totally a new fan of Barbara now!
I tweaked up her recipe slightly, and had to do a little “subbing” on ingredients…again.
I only had 1 cup of sour cream in the refrigerator, and the recipe called for 2 cups. Where there’s a will, there’s a way, so I immediately “Googled” sour cream substitutes.
Some say yogurt. I had one container of blackberry-on-the-bottom Chobani Greek yogurt, so in that went with the sour cream (sans the blackberries, which I ate), but that was only 5 additional ounces. So I looked for another substitute and found mixing milk with lemon juice and soft butter. Mixed enough of that up to make 2 full cups of “sour cream,” and off I went to town mixing and baking.
I love how it turned out! This is a heck of a cake that is great for decadent breakfast or brunch or a snack with coffee or served as dessert. It is a rich, golden cake with a layer of cinnamon right in the middle and crumbly cinnamon streusel and powdered sugar on top that is good to the last crumb!
Today, my hubby, Marty, and I celebrate 33 years of marriage.
Yep – 33 years ago today – a very young and naive 19-year old girl said “I do” for now and forever to a 23-year old boy about as different from her as Eddie and Eva on Green Acres (okay – maybe I wasn’t quite that glamorous and Marty wasn’t quite that Midwest farmer, but we were – and still are – a pretty classic example of opposites attracting.)
And you know what?
He is still my favorite!
Maybe even more so….
I tell people that are going through “stuff” in marriage, there are good days and bad days, good weeks and bad weeks, good months and bad months…
Heck – there are even tough years…
But, you know what?
Life isn’t perfect.
People aren’t perfect.
And marriage and monogamy with that one special someone is a pretty special thing.
And I am so fortunate in so many ways for so many things and so many years and so much love and safety and stability and genuineness and standbyidness….
Yep – Merv (that’s what I call the hubster) – you are STILL my MOST FAVORITE! (and this is the card I made for him.)
Even as a child, I could never choose a favorite color when asked…. I like one color to wear, another to just look at, another to decorate my house with….. how do you choose which one of those is your ultimate favorite???
Favorite food???? Well – favorite for breakfast, lunch, dinner, snack, dessert?????
Favorite book? Usually every book I am currently reading is my favorite….
Favorite season? Whichever one we are in!
Favorite holiday – well – that’s easy – CHRISTMAS!!!
Anyway – you see I have trouble choosing Favorites, but I LOVED this stamp from Neat and Tangled (the sentiment – the type font), and I figure I can send it to any one of my “favorites” – of which I am blessed to have a few 🙂
Here is the sketch challenge Jaydee created:
I was so excited to be chosen as “A Cut Above” last week for my “Birthdays are for the Birds” card. How fun is that?!?!? 🙂 I get to post this little badge, and you would think I won an Emmy! (which I am watching while writing this, so excuse any typos as I switch back and forth… another thing I love – Award shows! )
So here is my card – may not have nailed the challenge – but I still kinda like it – – – just couldn’t decide which photo angle was my favorite…………
from the right……
or from the left ………?
You decide! I just can’t!
Thanks for checking in.
Just having some fun – – – at Life in Between.