It's Friday, and I'm wrapping up the week with a few of my favorites and a giveaway of a pretty amazing CD! If you're in a white winter wonderland like we are, I wish you a cozy and safe weekend! And if you've got some sun or warmth, enjoy it for me! :)
I made these "Perfect Blueberry Muffins" by The Baker Chick last week, and we loved them! The recipe made 12 regular-sized muffins and 16 mini muffins, and they were gone within 24 hours (just with the four of us)! I baked them again last night, using frozen blueberries that we picked over the summer. The recipe calls for buttermilk, which helps thicken the batter so that the full-sized blueberries don't sink to the bottom. If you're a batter-lover like I am, you will lick the bowl clean. And the baked muffins--with their butter and brown sugar streusel--delicious!
I received these SOREL Joan of Arctic boots for Christmas from my mom and Don, and I am crazy about them! I picked them out because they're supposed to keep your feet warm in even sub-zero temperatures. And my Target knock-off Uggs from 2007 just were not doing that! :) They're quite pricey, but Cyber Monday was throwing out good deals for us.
I have wanted to taste pretty macarons for years, but could never find them in our small town. I even tried making them myself once, but failed. I finally spotted these minis at the grocery store--and they're made in France! Mmm! The chocolate one was my favorite, and it reminded me of a brownie. I thought the pistachio one was really good too!
This week, I got the chance to review the BRAND NEW PASSION album, Salvation's Tide is Rising. If you're unfamiliar, PASSION is a worship movement that began twenty years ago with Louie Giglio and huge Christian conferences for university students. Based now in Atlanta, the Passion City Church is home to amazing worship artists like Chris Tomlin, Matt Redman, Christy Nockels, and Kristian Stanfill.
This album has some outstanding new worship songs. Many of the songs are melodic, modern, and make for good music to just keep playing in the background at home. The best songs have deep meanings: you can spend a lot of time mulling over the lyrics. If you're a Christian radio fan, you'll definitely be hearing a few of these songs on major repeat in the next few months.
Check out the songs on iTunes. The album is released on January 29.
And here is my favorite track from the CD, "Good Good Father" by Kristian Stanfill. Have a listen!
Enter the Rafflecopter below for a chance to win this PASSION album!
Have a great weekend!