Thursday, March 30, 2023

I Like Thursday # 343


welcome to this week's list of likes.... I like lights and roses on my mantel with my fabric butterfly hanging there. 

The weather is bizarre, we've had both snow and nearly 70F temps this week.

What better thing to do than find the little things to like this week, but before that, I am sad to the core about school shootings.. 23 people killed or injured at 13 school shootings in the last three months alone. The vast majority of American's want some kind of limits put on firearms, including people who own guns. and yet... 

now on with the things I found to like this week...

Sketchbook Revival lessons

I'm enjoying painting and drawing again, that post will be tomorrow or Saturday but a sneak peak:


on ebook from prime, The Singing Trees and gosh I love Boo Walker's prose, characters, and storytelling...

on audio books

recommended by Rosemary one of our I Like people at knittingquilter

I loved the last book by this author and am engrossed already in this story with character development 

I just finished this one by Ellery Adams and loved it, about story telling, a mystery, and authors angst


we saw two movies on netflix

"Your place or mine", with Ashton Kutcher and Reese Witherspoon... what happened to his face? and we enjoyed it but not a lot

"Love Guaranteed" a quirky story about a man suing a dating site because he dated many women and didn't fall in love... til.... our review? meh... didn't change the channel and I highly enjoyed Damon Wayans handsome face but predictable. 

sorry not to have a rave but some you win, some you lose, some don't leave an impression

Watching on youtube

  if only people looked for love not differences, nice video ....

would you rather find companionship and love or fight? Me? companionship all the way!

Watching on the short videos:

love.... sharing love isn't hard to do


ya gotta pay the cheese tax every time you're cookin' (still laughing) 

 from  newsletter Cup of Jo

 I loved this image  ... awe I hope milo feels this way too


 prompt this week: do you make a special baked good for Easter? For example, Rugalach or hot cross buns?  Have a story about this or a recipe to share? 

I found a terrific list of Easter/spring baked goods here: 

Our recent batch of amaretti cookies made with almond flour
three recipes from that list I plan to try, Lime tarts, Raspberry Mousse, and hot cross buns

so what kinds of goodies do I hope to make this year or like every year?

hot cross buns


those are from a previous year but I'm getting ready to make more!

lime tarts from the recipe at Taste of Home

amaretti cookies, check!

rugalach  I haven't made some exactly but a Christmas cookie I made was similar... wish me luck

peanut butter eggs from this recipe, but with almond butter

Milo's Moments

Milo here... about easter bunnies... yep I'd like an easter bunny to play with... 

Mama: oh, they are chocolate honey, not good for healthy doggies

Milo: who said I wanted a chocolate one. heh heh.  As to treats, I'll just have one of those amaretti cookies please, since they are almond flour not wheat. A side of whipped cream too.

friday smiles at a stitch in time  



Helen said...

I'm late to the party, but I did join Sketchbook Revival. I'm not sure how many I'll do... there are so many fun choices!

Linda said...

I really love your lights and roses! Ah that kitty/doggy video is so sweet. We had a cat who thought she was a dog - followed us around anytime we hiked around our property at the time. I'd rather have love and companionship than conflict but we actually have both - lol - and have for our 53 years together. ;) Thanks for hosting, LeeAnna!

easyweimaraner said...

the tarts are super.. and everything is gonna be alright is my daily mantra ;O)

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

Your colorful painting makes me think of tulips - so pretty! I liked another book by Celeste Ng - I'll have to find this new one. You have some yummy Easter baking ahead of you! Love the drawing of Milo - hehe!

Angela said...

I am enjoying Sketchbook Revival as well but haven't done a lot. Cheese tax was pretty cute!

Jocelyn is Canadian Needle Nana said...

I so enjoy your roundup of things to share every Thursday. All delightful and delicious too..Lime Divine Tarts for instance. We have been watching and sometimes rewatching the Oscar movie section on Netflix. Pretty much guaranteed a good show and for us some watched many decades ago are forgotten now. Amazing the number of folks offering free painting/drawing lessons online. What a time to be alive!

Sara said...

Your Easter baking plans sound delicious! I recently bought a jar of cashew/almond/cinnamon spread. Kind of like peanut butter but a bit looser, and really yummy! Also bought a fig jam that was delicious too.

We went to see Champions with Woody Harelson this week. It was one of the best movies I've seen in a while. Very heart warming, and the young actors were so amazing.

Cloudia said...

Wow! Beautiful art to see and to eat! Thank you for sharing

Brian's Home Blog said...

How horrible about the latest school shooting. Your art is so pretty and always fun, love the MiloBunny! Oh, yum on the food goodies. Milo, I hope you get several cookies just for being a good boy. Thanks for joining our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

grammajudyb said...

I wish I live closer to you, the Easter Baker Extraordinaire! Lime Tarts, how Devine! I’m checking that one out!

Kathleen said...

Your mantel is gorgeous! I love the art you create, and the food you share....I get so hungry. I think Milo surely can have one of those cookies! And, with all my heart, I know Milo feels the same about you as that cartoon!

PaintedThread said...

I like your lights and roses. Wow that is crazy weather. Those amaretti cookies look really good.

The Joyful Quilter said...

Those rose lights are so pretty, LeeAnna! Glad to hear that you're enjoying your paints again. Have fun making those tasty treats!

Tommy and Teaghan said...

So many ideas from your blog today! I'm inspired to find some flowers and lights for my mantel too. It really needs something and that will look great. And I wasn't even thinking of dessert for Easter but I think I need to get all creative now with finding something that might fit into my eating regime. Happy day!

Annie said...

Your lights and roses are so pretty. I won’t be baking anything special for Easter but we do enjoy bought hot cross buns.
Annie x

Rosemary Dickinson said...

So glad you like the book! I still don't know what we're having for Easter dinner. We always decide late! I'm so sick of these school shootings. I just don't know what can be done. I love seeing your paintings. So fun to have find free online classes!

Lisca said...

I love your rose lights. Very beautiful.
I have no plans for Easter yet. I'm not really in the mood to make any cookies expecially if I'm going to be on my own.
Have a lovely weekend,

carol l mckenna said...

Love the watercolor of Milo Xo

Wishing you good health, laughter and love in your days,
A ShutterBug Explores,
aka (A Creative Harbor)

Michelle said...

I am liking your book choices. I am always on the lookout for something to read. Love seeing Milo. Thanks for linking up and have a great weekend.