Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Spreading a lil LOVE 'n' LAVENDER...


"I still believe that each day is far too short for all the thoughts i want to think, all the books i want to read, all the walks i want to take, all the friends i want to see" (John Burroughs)

"TIME is quite the precious commodity, isn't it? There is only so much sand in the hourglass, and it's easy to over commit - Like a tug of war, and you are the rope." (Max Lucado)

well sweet bellas, there is one thing I whole heartedly believe is worth carving the time out for - and that is your precious touch - your hearts and hands wrapping around another's soul - one simple act of kindness - the more unexpected, the sweeter the delivery, and the more delicious the fruits from that labor will taste, because you see, when we bless and encourage someone else, we in turn become blessed and encouraged ourselves...

won't you take a moment today and think of someone you know that could use a splash of color as they push through a season of gray in their lives - perhaps your touch will give them that nourishment that they need to carry on another day and will leave them with that comforting reminder that they are not alone.... a phone call, a loving note, a home-cooked hot meal, take their kids off of their hands for an afternoon...the simplest gesture can make all the difference...


With summer knocking at the door, how would you like to brighten someone's day by delivering one final kiss of spring time that is sure to leave behind a freshness that will fill their soul with the sweet fragrance of new beginnings - well you can. I've created a muffin recipe that combines the gentle sweetness of a juicy pear with the provocative aroma of lavender and allows it to waltz with your taste buds in the most magical way - harmoniously topped off with a delicate vanilla glaze - need I say more?


aren't these just simply A-D-O-R-E able?


Go on.... deliver a lil plate of sunshine to someone today....and that sweet bellas, is how we impact the moment at a person at a time....ONE MUFFIN AT A TIME.....

Pear Muffins
2 - 15 oz. cans of Pears in natural juices, drained, and gently pureed
3 Cups of Flour
1 tsp of baking soda
1 tsp of salt
1/2 tsp of baking powder
2 cups of sugar
1 cup of canola oil
1 tsp of vanilla extract
3 eggs

1) In a large mixing bowl, mix flour, baking soda, salt & baking powder, set aside dry ingredients.
2 ) In another mixing bowl, mix 2 cups of sugar with canola oil, vanilla extract and 3 eggs.
3) add dry ingredients mix slowly, little by little, and whisk until fully incorporated
4) add pears and incorporate
5) scoop into lined muffin pan
6) Bake @ 325 degrees for appx 20-22 minutes

Lavendar Vanilla Glaze
1 1/2 cup of powdered sugar
1 tsp of vanilla extract
1 tbsp of softened butter
2 tsp of dried lavender
3 tbsp of milk

mix all ingredients together until glaze is smooth
spoon over each muffin,
allow glaze to set before serving...


  1. Those are the most beautiful muffins I've ever seen!

  2. These muffins look delightful and the recipe is so easy....Okay, I'm going to make them this weekend. xxooxx

  3. The muffins look too pretty to eat! Love your words, love you and I can't wait to see you! Muah! ~Kiss my babies for me... tell them Auntie is on her way! Whoo hoo!

  4. Wow those sound/look delicious!

  5. Great photos and the recipe looks devine! You must be quite a talented baker. Thanks for finding me via MBC, now following you too. Have a great weekend...mangia :-)

  6. YUMMM_O The muffins look so tasty...HAPPY SITS!!

  7. Oh these look sooooooooo yummy!! I'll have to make them!

    Thank you for your comment. I always thought the name Joshua was pretty common, and come to find out, it's hard to find kiddos (in our kids' generation) named Joshua. Thank goodness! Haha. Your children are so cute. I'm becoming a follower and I can't wait to read more.

  8. These look great! And what a lovely idea, to inspire people to make them and share them with someone who might need a little comfort.

  9. Beautiful! What a sweet offering.

  10. The recipe looks wonderful. And I love the encouragement to reach out and touch someone today! Thanks. Love your blog. :-)

  11. Oh wow, it looks as wonderful as it sounds. Definitely bookmarking this!

  12. mmmm ... I love lavender! A fun inspiring post ... and tasty, too!

    enjoy your SITS day! :)

  13. Who wouldn't smile when present with love in glazed muffin form. Yummy recipe! Happy SITS day!

  14. Who wouldn't smile when present with love in glazed muffin form. Yummy recipe! Happy SITS day!

  15. Sure looks yummy! And I love lavender too. Happy SITS Day!

  16. Yummy! I bet my kids would love those. They love pears.

  17. these are sure pretty tasty-looking muffins. i'll try to make these myself. thanks for sharing the recipe.

  18. I didn't know you could EAT lavendar! Cool!



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