Hello Friday! Link Roundup

Happy Friday! I am so glad the weekend is finally here. I’m looking forward to hanging out with my husband and, hopefully, checking out some new parts of the city.

Walk in Riverside Park: HelloLittleHome.com

I took a walk in Riverside Park this week – this light was beautiful!

Here are some links that caught my eye this week.

Are you looking for a cooking project this weekend? How about these homemade English Muffins?

This Buttermilk Chocolate Chip Crumb Cake sounds delicious, too.

Are you working on your arm candy collection? This peachy pink and gold chain bracelet would be a great addition.

Feeling crafty? Why don’t you make a cute yarn ball bookmark?

How cute are these monogram earrings?

I just discovered the blog Hollywood Housewife, and I love her week in the life book idea. Start now if you need a present for Mother’s Day.

Do you know someone who could use a little appreciation? Download these free award mini notes.

Have I mentioned that we lived in San Francisco before moving to New York? I’m missing my old city a bit, and I am in love with this San Francisco Hill Houses print.

What are your plans for this weekend?

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Add a Little Spring Style to Your Winter Wardrobe

Spring is officially here, but you wouldn’t know it by the freezing weather we are experiencing here in New York. Personally, I’m ready to pack up my winter clothes, but I don’t want to freeze my you know what off!

Here are some tips for injecting a little spring style into your winter wardrobe.

Layers Are Key

Do you have a cute summer dress that you can’t wait to wear? Add a wrap cardigan, tights, boots, and some cute accessories, and you’re good to go!

Layers help add spring style to your winter wardrobe: HelloLittleHome.com1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7

Add a Pop of Color

A little minty green brings a touch of spring to a sweater, jeans, and booties. Gold tone accessories add additional interest.

Mint green accessories help bring spring style to your winter wardrobe: HelloLittleHome.com1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9 / 10

Accessorize with Bold Color and Florals

The easiest way to wake up your winter wardrobe is to add springy accessories. Mint, bright orange, or a floral print will all do the trick.

Use colorful or floral accessories to bring spring style to your winter wardrobe.1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8 / 9

What is your favorite way to add some spring to your step at this time of year?

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Danish Puff Recipe + Hello!

Hi there! Welcome to my blog, Hello Little Home. I’m Ginnie.

Me and my husband, JoelMe and my husband, Joel.

I started Hello Little Home, because I was looking for a place to share some of my favorite things: design, food, fashion, travel … the list goes on. I’m also working on turning my tiny NYC apartment into a home, so I’ll be sharing that, too.

Pics from around New York by HelloLittleHome.comSome of my pics from around New York.

Here’s a little treat for checking out my blog. My mom had a serious sweet tooth when I was a kid (must be where I get it from), and she was a great baker. Her Danish Puff is one if my favorites. I think you’ll like it, too!

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Danish Puff   

Pastry:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2 tbsp. water

Topping:

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tsp. almond extract
  • 1 cup flour
  • 3 eggs

Glaze:

  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tbsp. butter
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1-2 tsp. water
  • 1/2 cup chopped or sliced almonds, toasted

Danish Puff

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Pastry:
Place 1 cup flour in medium bowl. Add 1/2 cup butter and mix with fork until mixture is the size of coarse crumbs. Sprinkle water over mixture and mix. Gather dough into ball and press into bottom of an ungreased 8 x 8-inch baking pan.

Topping:
Heat 1/2 cup butter and 1 cup water to a boil in a saucepan. Remove from heat and stir in almond extract and 1 cup flour. Stir vigorously over low heat about 1 minute or until a ball forms. Remove from heat. Add eggs and beat until smooth. Spread topping over pastry.

Bake about 1 hour or until topping is crisp and brown. Place on rack and cool completely.

Glaze:
In a medium bowl, combine all glaze ingredients, except nuts, until smooth. Spread over pastry and sprinkle with nuts.

Enjoy!

Danish Puff Recipe from HelloLittleHome.com

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