There’s nothing more scary for a car owner. You’re traveling down the road and you hear an ambiguous noise. You know the one.
The noise that happens intermittently as your driving blissfully along, the one that strikes fear in your heart and then you don’t hear it for days. And just as your lulled into a sense of complacency, it happens again.
You start to think you are hearing things. You ask your daughter, “Did you hear that weird “pinking” noise?!”
She did, so you know you’re not losing your mind. At least in this case.
You ask her to climb around in the back of the car in the parking lot, just to make sure there isn’t some strange animal in the car…you do live in the country after all. Nothing.
Days later you hop in your freezing cold car and while warming up and sitting at the light, there it is again!
You turn off your heat, you turn off the car stereo and strain to catch it…knowing you are going to have to drop the car off to your mechanic with a vague, “It’s making a strange “ping” noise but only once and awhile and very randomly. good luck!”
After a week of “pinging” and “pinking” you drive cautiously waiting for your axle to fall off or a stray squirrel to make it’s way out from under the back seat.
Then a snowstorm comes and you decide, on this snowy day, it’s a good time to make those Bird’s Nest Cupcakes in Mason Jars you’ve been envisioning. So you ask your daughter to grab that flat of mason jars you’ve had in the back of the car for a week.
She treks out through the mounds of cold snow and plops the flat of jars down on the warm kitchen counter….and as you turn to put the cupcakes in the oven…
…you hear it.
The distinctive “ping. pink. ping” of a dozen mason jars lids sealing….the sound of you saving $1,000 in car repairs and a whole lot of embarrassment.
Here’s how to make your own Bird’s Nest Cupcakes in Mason Jars layered with white cake, lemon curd, apricot-pineapple preserves and cream cheese frosting. Topped with toasted coconut…it’s a true spring treat!
This post is part of the fabulous “It’s A Spring Thing” Blog Hop and Party!
Have you seen the other amazing projects this week?! Cupcakes & Crinoline served us up some of her beautiful lemon blueberry cake, Dear Lillie showed off her fabulous spring dining room, My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia shared a darling painted scrapwood sign and Simply Klassic Home taught us how to create an easy spring centerpiece!
Be sure to hop over to visit Shannon from Fox Hollow Cottage tomorrow for the next stop on our fabulous It’s a Spring Party!
We’re also excited to be joining these other amazing bloggers later in the hop!
Debbie from Debbiedoo’s, Heather from Setting for Four, Angelina from JoJo & Eloise, Vanessa from At the Picket Fence, Maryann from Domestically Speaking, KariAnne from Thistlewood Farms, Courtney from French Country Cottage, and Jennifer from Jennifer Rizzo.
Be sure to follow along and on March 18 we’ll all be hosting one HUGE It’s a Spring Thing! Linky Party where you can link up your spring and Easter posts. Hope you’ll join us!
See you back here soon…at the picket fence.
Sharing over at JoJo and Eloise