Friday Favorites #58~ Features & Party~ I’m Not a Trophy Wife

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Hi all~ It’s Friday – or for those early linkers it’s Thursday evening!  I have 2 “children” sick: one child has missed 3 days of school with fever and the other child is coming home early from work and coughing so loud I can’t hear Ryan on  Million Dollar Listing!  Ha!  What is it about adult men and getting sick and yet, I have no problem making smoothies, buying ice cream, and watching 2 seasons of Modern Family during the day with my youngest son!  Now, on to Friday Favorites!

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A huge shout out to everyone who joined in the party last week! This party is FINALLY gaining some traction! I love the comments because I know it takes that extra effort! ! I get it! So here’s to Friday! I am ready for one! You? Let’s see what you have been working on: crafts, holidays, recipes, DIY, sewing? What I love about this party is the diversity of the links! It’s a little bit of everything!!!

RULES:

Rules sounds a bit strong for a Linky party and I will be honest, I don’t micromanage my linkups! But, I would love for you to :

  • LINK AND LINGER A BIT ON 1 OR 2 BLOGS
  • LINK 1-3 OF YOUR FAVORITE POSTS
  • LINK BACK TO THIS PARTY
  • FOLLOW ME OR GIVE A SHOUT OUT ON SOCIAL MEDIA FOR THIS PARTY! I WANT TO HIT 50 LINK UPS!!!!

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Here’s a few that caught my eye this week:

Jo-Ann at Growing in Grace  made this adorable bunny car!  She got her grandkids involved in this fun treat which I think it is the best part!!!!  Thank you Jo-Ann for joining Friday Favorites!

Look at this cute cork bunny from Adventures in DIY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And, I had to show this from Our Life in a Click.  Heather has multiple examples of going green, but this one jumped out at me!  I shared with Heather that I am known as the “bag lady” because I try to bag as little as possible! No bags for drinks. I can use the extra steps!  No bags for products already bagged (think potatoes or chips)!  Yes, the fragile stuff I get bagged almost always with my bags! Thanks Heather for showing us how you do it!

 LINK UP HERE: fyi…. links in random order or alphabetical order:

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Best Recipe for Grass {Frosting}

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Hi all~  Let me start with the need to put the word “grass”  in quotes or my favorite parentheses,  because in Colorado, “grass” has an entirely different meaning!  Ha!   Over the past year,   I have made batches of frosting in my  attempts to make the  “grass” frosting spread  all over Pinterest.  I have adjusted the butter, used  shortening, and worked with meringue powder!  And, my frosting never was firm enough to resemble grass. I always ended up with 6 cups of green (in this case it’s yellow, but it’s for a visual)!

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And, then I found this recipe, that was just slightly different than ALL of the other buttercream recipes.  Of course,  my sister would suggest that maybe this is the best frosting because  I actually FOLLOWED the recipe!  Either way, this recipe from My Baking Addiction worked best!   I didn’t have clear vanilla so I used coconut extract?  Can I do that? 
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I am so excited! I love it! Scroll below for  my slightly adapted  recipe.  I  used the Wilton Icing Tip #233. I found mine at Michael’s.

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Best Buttercream Recipe for Grass Frosting
Author: 
Recipe type: Frosting
Cuisine: Frosting
 
Ingredients
  • 4 sticks unsalted butter, softened
  • pinch of fine grain sea salt (I omitted)
  • 1 tablespoon clear vanilla extract (I used clear coconut extract)
  • 2 pounds powdered sugar, sifted (big surprise here- I didn’t sift) ! ha!
  • 4-6 tablespoons heavy cream or milk ( I used skim milk)
  • I placed icing in refrigerator for an hour to firm it up.
Instructions
  1. I just mixed all the ingredients together until smooth and creamy!
  2. I cut this recipe in half because of my history of running icing. I still used 4 tablespoons of skim milk and it was perfect.

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