Adjusting to the new normal, the new routine, enjoying the cool, fall-ish weather, the low clouds, the rain and moisture, catching up on the unimportant items I set aside during summer, and so happy that I did so, thinking of her throughout the day, wishing her happiness and joy and laughter today.
Using my Melissa Frances supplies today...I think these colors are so beautiful. This card uses the new C'est la Vie paper, dies, and cardstock stickers, 5th Avenue tag, cardstock sticker, and chipboard, vellum envelope, sweet pink crocheted trim, and a resin blossom.
I needed some leaves to finish off my Maya Road Tea Rose Organza flowers, so I covered a scrap of cardstock with Freckled Fawn Mint Chevron
washi tape and die cut a few leaves using my Papertrey Ink die. Love the addition of mint here with the aqua, cream, and shabby pink.
There are always beautiful projects ready to inspire you on the Melissa Frances blog if you're in need of a jump start. Some days it's hard for me to feel creative, but today, the beautiful products certainly pulled me out of my slump...yep, I get in a creative rut too from time to time :)
My little bean will need a treat when she gets home from school today and I have big, green zucchini squash coming out my ears. Time to pull out my favorite Zucchini Orange Bread recipe.
Zucchini Orange Bread
A moist and sunny bread that is great for breakfast
Makes 2 loaves
4 eggs, well beaten (or 1 cup egg substitute)
1½ cups sugar
¾ cup oil
⅔ cup orange juice
2 tsp. orange zest
2 cups grated zucchini
3¼ cups flour
1½ teaspoons baking powder
1½ teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2½ teaspoons cinnamon
½ teaspoon cloves
½ cup chopped nuts (optional)
1 cup powdered sugar
2-3 tablespoons orange juice
Beat eggs. Add sugar, oil, juice, zest, and zucchini. Mix well. Combine dry ingredients and add to zucchini mixture. Mix well. Place in two greased 8×4 loaf pans. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean. In a bowl, stir together powdered sugar and just enough orange juice to make a glaze. Drizzle over bread when cool.
Have a wonderful day friends!