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Here are a few things worth mentioning that have been influencing my life lately:

1. I discovered that there is such a thing as a highly sensitive person. I'm not going to go into detail about this because I feel like I need to take a break from introspective posts, but I feel like it's my duty to at least pass the word on. If that sounds like a descriptor for you, check it out.

2. My life was being severely tested by our bed skirt. It would not stay in place and I was resigning myself to a life of misery. Then I stumbled upon a blog post about making your bed, which mentioned that there is such a thing as bed skirt screws. After a quick trip to the store, my bed skirt is now securely stuck in place. I love the internet for these serendipitous wonders. And once again I felt the need to pass on this wonderful tidbit.

3. Another blog post tipped me to the supremely entertaining Popcast, a podcast about pop culture. I have never listened to a podcast before because I assumed listening to people talk was boring. But apparently it's not, and listening to Knox and Jamie talk for an hour is really one of the more amusing hours in my week. I also appreciate their honest discussion about an area which usually comes across as either superfluous or too serious (when people get too caught up in the "art" of it).

4. I've been doing a lot of baking lately. Here are my recent tried and approved recipes:

5. Spring is here!

Out for a walk.
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Sheri Paulsen
Sheri Paulsen Sat, 03/15/2014 - 15:40

Gorgeous spring photo! I would comment on the recipes, but I refuse to even look at them. Just reading the names I can feel my derriere expanding! :)

Jeanne quilter
Jeanne quilter Sat, 03/15/2014 - 07:48

Been there with the bedskirt! I hesitated to buy another when I made a comforter sized quilt for our bed, but I found one that attaches with velcro. Color me happy. Alas, the recipes look wonderful, but my bloodwork came back on Thursday and my doctor wanted me to consider going on Lipitor for 3 months to bring my cholesterol levels to a better state. jI'm on a bunch of meds for other medical issues and I asked for the 3 months to do it myself with diet and exercise because I know I can do since I've done it before. I've been a yo-yo since a young age when food became my way of dealing with never measuring up to expectations of what a person should be. Yikes! I realize I went all introspective off of recipes :0 The picture is beautiful, I can faintly remember when Minnesota looked like that :) Actually I can now see patch of grass between our house and our neighbors. :)

Vicki Iseminger
Vicki Iseminger Sat, 03/15/2014 - 04:56

Another beautiful photo! I checked out the bed skirt pins too. Fabulous!

Kim Legerdemain
Kim Legerdemain Fri, 03/14/2014 - 19:16

The lemon creme crumb bars look wicked good. I printed the recipe!

christy cole
christy cole Fri, 03/14/2014 - 15:20

Thank you so much for sharing the HSP links, Marisa!!! Rings VERY true for me!!!

Catherine Olson
Catherine Olson Fri, 03/14/2014 - 13:31

Thanks for sharing!

Kiana Fitzpatrick
Kiana Fitzpatrick Fri, 03/14/2014 - 12:48

Lucky you have a spring pic to take. We don't yet, still buried yards in snow!!

Robyn Denton
Robyn Denton Fri, 03/14/2014 - 11:12

Love the photo -- and I'll have to try out your recipes! I had to laugh when I read about your problems with your bed skirt... now, if only someone would invent an easier way to get the quilt in and out of the quilt cover!