Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Lemon rice pudding and a few other Spring favorites ♥

   Hello lovely friends!
I am typing this post late Monday evening from my comfy, cozy bed.  School and work has been cancelled for John & Rob and I am working from home tomorrow.  Why? Because another storm is on the way.  It's supposed to start around 2am and snow all day tomorrow.  My area is expected to get about 18 inches of snow!  Just when I thought Spring was knocking at my door.....ugh.
Well, it may be snowing outside, but inside I'm feeling the change of season.  And nothing says spring more to me than fresh lemons! I saw a recipe for lemon rice pudding on an episode of The Pioneer Woman on Sunday morning and I knew I had to try it.  I love anything with lemon in it!  And rice pudding is one of my favorite desserts. 

I enjoyed making this recipe.  It was easy and required a lot of stirring.  I like recipes where I have to stand and stir.  It feels old fashion to me.  Crazy, right?

*There is sweetened condensed milk in it.  Liquid gold! 
This stuff is so good! ♥

Ree Drummond put hers pudding in pretty little cups and topped it with lemon zest.  I added the whip cream!  Served slightly warm.  YUM!

Here is the link to the recipe in case you want to try it. (click here) 
It's really delicious and very springy!

(I say as I try to ignore the sound of ripping wind against my windows - snow is coming soon!)

"when life gives you lemons, make....rice pudding" ♥
As spring approaches I have a few other things I'm currently loving:
The other day I noticed a little bud coming up from this plant.  I nearly cried because I literally kill everything!  I am so bad at taking care of houseplants!  I either forget to water it or over water it - it's bad.  But look! 
A Sign of life!   

I was so happy about it that today I bought 2 more plants!  Now it really feels like spring in here!  I'm looking forward to the trees blooming and all the tulips in the yard coming up.  I can see the buds but after tomorrow they will be buried again. 

Hang on tulips! Your time will come ♥

I hope I don't kill you....xx
I was going to wait until after St. Patrick's Day to put this out but I changed my mind.  I love these diffusers, especially in the bathroom because I don't have to worry about leaving a lit candle in there and I like my powder room to smell pretty. 

The lilac scent is so dreamy!
In the beauty department I am loving this facial spray by Mario Badescu!  It has aloe, chamomile, and LAVENDER in it!  I have been using it as a setting spray for my makeup but you can also use it on bare skin as a hydrator.  It's Ah-mazing!!!!  I kid you not, it smells like a day at the spa and leaves your skin feeling fresh and dewy.
  So wonderful!!!   
I also picked up some strawberries and rhubarb (funny word) at the market on Sunday.  I want to make a strawberry-rhubarb crisp for dessert this week.  That sounds quite spring like, don't you think? 
Stay tuned for that! ♥

So cheers to spring and all we are looking forward to in the new season ~
But first, I better go check the snow..... oh dear, it's' starting! eeek!
Thanks for stopping by today!  Please tell me what your spring favorites are.  I would love to hear!
PS can we just take a minute and notice how cute Lucy looks in her back and white polka dot scarf and pearl earrings?  I love it!!! 


  1. Ok, I want Lucy's polkadot scarf! Rice pudding looks sooo yummy. I would love to try that facial spray - especially before bed! I bet it smells so relaxing. <3
    Madison | Breakfast at Madison’s

  2. The lemon rice pudding sounds delicious. I love lemon desserts!

    I've never tried the fragrance reeds from Yankee Candle. How fun!

  3. Steve LOVES rice pudding!
    And guess who has never made it???
    Thanks for the recipe. : )
    Love your spring loves!

  4. Your rice pudding looks yummy! I love that you topped it with whipped cream. Makes it more decadent, I think. Did you end up getting 18 inches of snow? We got more snow yesterday, not too much, but I woke to another light snowfall this morning. Winter is not ready to let go just yet. I haven't seen Yankee Candle reed diffusers here. I love their lilac scented candles, so I'm sure the diffuser scent is just as lovely. I'm actually going to look for that facial spray. It sounds like something I would like. Crossing my fingers spring arrives for us soon! xo

  5. That rice pudding looks lucious along with the coconut cream pie I saw on your IG! Not sure which one to try first!!