Now that Valentine’s Day is over, I’m ready for spring. But who am I kidding, I’m always ready for warmer weather. Today is lovely! It’s about 70 degrees, there’s a warm breeze and it makes me hopeful that the winter season is nearing the end. We’ve been able to do several renovation projects over the weekend, which makes me feel so accomplished (even if I only get to supervise while Wiley does all of the manual labor).
The exterior of the house is looking great and we’ve started doing some detail work. My job over the next couple of weeks is to work on the yard. I’ve been doing my research and had the best conversation with the lawn lady at Home Depot on Saturday. I could tell that Gail really knows her stuff when it comes to landscaping and she helped me out a lot! So first things first, I have to wait. I can’t do anything to the yard until the last frost has hit or else my little grass seeds might not make it and I certainly don’t want that to happen. When the wait is over, I’ll aerate the grass, plant the seed, fertilize it and water the heck out of it so those little seeds are full of nutrients for speedy growth. If you’ve never tended to a plant or grown a garden, I highly recommend it. It’s one of my greatest joys to watch something that I have cared for turn into something so beautiful and I think it’s very rewarding. So to say I’m excited to be the boss of the grass, might be an understatement!
In other news, I recently have been more inspired to create bright and fresh things in the kitchen so the other day I experimented with this scone recipe and the result was quite wonderful. Wiley doesn’t typically go for muffins or scones, he’s a cookie guy all the way but he took his first bite of these and kept coming back for more. He said they were “great” and coming from him, that’s a compliment for sure! So here’s the recipe for these spring-inspired vegan scones and I surely hope you love them. If you do, please share them with me on social media. Here’s to counting down the last days of winter and starting a brand new season!