Tuesday, May 15, 2012

When life gives you lemons...



The week started off...hmmm, what's the word?...ah, let's go with Sleepless. My dear littlest brother Walt had a throat infection with a side order of terrible fever and after lots of hopeful procrastination he finally gave in and went to the E.R. at 4 am. They gave him some fluids and antibiotics and he's starting to feel better now. While this is going on we're also turning the house upside down. A storage room is being emptied and all the contents have to move to a storage unit...my sister's stuff has to be moved in...carpet has to be ripped up...walls painted...etc, etc... 
These are the times when family pulls together...we help each other out with all the menial tasks, lose sleep together and try to make the best of things. 
When life gives you lemons...make lemonade! Sure, it's a cliche that's as tired as I feel...but it's got all that wear & tear for a reason: it's tried and true...and it works. So this post is a little ode to that trusty nugget of wisdom.

The above print is so soothing, tranquil, and pretty that it renders the famous quote moot. Why in the world would you make lemonade out of this darling image? I love the milk glass, the color palette...I could make a whole room around this.


This bunting or banner...whichever you prefer to call it. It seems to capture everything that summer ought to be. The granny chic fabrics conjure up sunny summer memories. If heaven had a lemonade stand...you bet it would be trimmed out with this! 




Lemon Drop Cake...the name alone is swoon worthy! This has my tummy yearning for that certain summer evening out on the deck when this will be the final course.


Simple sweet hand screened dish towels. Like I've been saying lately...yellow doesn't have to be your focal point color...but splashes of it really sets off your other colors. I love single tone graphics like this.



I love the feel and colors of this beautiful print. Makes me think of a mid century home in Florida...maybe a pink flamingo or two in the front yard.  



Ohh the name of this! "lemonade and donut holes". And yes, punches of yellow are also finding their way into my fashion.




This recipe has been calling my name for a few weeks! It looks perfect! Pretty sure this would be perfect for breakfast, afternoon tea, or dessert... :) And remember that lemonade stand I mentioned? the one in heaven?...well, I think they sell slices of this there!

Ok, hopefully I've done some justice to this dependable expression. May you all savor the sweetest lemonade life has to offer!
xo, Jenny

13 comments:

  1. My husband adores lemon desserts. This looks like the perfect post to save for recipe links. Glad I found your blog today!
    http://jellibeanjournals.blogspot.com

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  2. Hi Jenny,
    Thanks for including my flemon flag bunting on you blog today!
    Much appreciated :)
    regards Nicole

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  3. thank you for featuring my 'lemon' bunting in your lovely blog 'Everyday is a Holiday', today.
    regards Nicole

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  4. For a while now life gives me only lemons, but I hope it will get better.

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  5. aw, sorry about the rough beginning of your week - but love the pops of yellow i'm finding here. and thank you for the sweet shout-out! i am honored!

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  6. Aw, sorry to hear about your crazy and trying beginning to the week! It always helps to look on the bright side though, and those lemons surely help! :) Thanks for the sunny post!

    xo

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  7. omg yum! those look delicious, and your blog is so cute!

    http://celebratingtheday.blogspot.com/

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  8. @Jelli Thanks so so much for visiting! And for your sweet words. So happy you pooped in! :)
    xo

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  9. @Merry-Go-Round

    Oh you are so very welcome! I LOVE your stuff! :) Happy I found you!

    xo

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  10. @Tereza Ohh I know how you feel...it's totally easy to get stuck on the sour things sometimes...remember Life is SWEET! :)

    Thanks so much for popping in! :)
    Love from NJ!
    xo

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  11. @ilene@muchloveilly

    Thanks so much for visiting! Love your stuff!! Happy to spread the love!

    xo

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  12. @aubree

    It's always so nice to see your sweet face. Thanks so much for your lovely words! :)
    xo

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  13. @ Celebrating the Day

    Thanks for visiting!...and for your kind words. I love your name! ;) A girl after my own heart! :)

    xo

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