Monday, September 24, 2007

I Have A Sickness I Tell You

Well, I've done it again. I bought more fall flowers. This time for the little niche above my bathtub. Actually Jacob did it again.

For two weeks in a row I've done my weekly cleaning and then baked a cake. This is huge for me! Cleaning alone would be huge but cleaning and baking? I'm trying to do a modified Fly Lady routine and I will say that it has definitely been working! I have my little routines and I've been sticking to them. I still have to work on the decluttering part! Anyway, I guess maybe you just feel like baking when you walk into a kitchen with a shiny sink. This is my cake from this week, right off the Duncan Hines box. Oh my goodness!

This cake is so good! It's super easy and oh so moist! I love me a bundt cake! (Actually any cake baked in a bundt pan). I can remember a time when I used to think.. how boring..a bundt cake. What was I thinking? Bundt cake is 'da bomb! This cake is made with a Duncan Hines devil's food cake mix. Is there any other kind of cake mix? If you'd like to try this cake.....

  • 1 Duncan Hines Devil's Food Cake Mix
  • 1 small box of instant chocolate pudding mix
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup oil

Mix all ingredients and pour into a greased and floured bundt pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 40-50 minutes or until done. The easiest part of this cake is the icing. Take 1/2 cup of Duncan Hines Creamy Homestyle frosting and microwave for about 10 seconds. Stir well and then drizzle over cake. Just beware if you make this cake. It is so good. Don't say I didn't warn you.

Friday, September 21, 2007

I still do... 17 years later

Today is my seventeenth wedding anniversary. That's right...17 years! How is that possible since I'm only 29? I must say that God blessed me with the best husband in the world! He is my soulmate, my provider, my confidant, my friend. He's probably the most talented person I've ever known. After all these years he still calls me Bride.

We just got back from our anniversary dinner....with my parents. Because you know what? Today is their anniversary too. They were married 45 years ago today! I chose their anniversary as the day I wanted to be married. You see, before God gave my husband to me he gave me the best parents a girl could have.

Happy Anniversary, Mister! I love you very much!

Sunday, September 9, 2007

Homecoming 2007

It was homecoming at church today. Our church was founded 59 years ago. It is always such a special day. We had two baby dedications today also. So, I've had a busy day today and yesterday, when I did the bulk of my cooking. See, that's one of the good parts of homecoming... the huge meal after church. You know the one where all the ladies bring their best dishes and desserts and you eat until you cannot hold another ounce! For my dessert I made this strawberry cake.

I was so disappointed when I tried to get the layers out of the pan because EACH layer had an 1" indention directly in the center. I've never had this happen before! Maybe because I let my layers cool in the pan? I started to get fresh strawberries and put them in the center but then I decided to take it just like it was. But you know what, I came home with one piece left. ONE PIECE. So I guess it was edible, even with the huge crater in the center!

It's always good to see family and old friends and reminisce about the past.

Saturday, September 8, 2007

Well, here goes....

Well, here goes. I guess I’m officially a blogger. And guess what? I already have writers block. Or would that be bloggers block? I guess I could start with telling you a little about myself. I’m a thirty-something southern girl who loves God, thrift stores, garage sales, antique shops, fabric, pyrex bowls, vintage linens, lamps, interior design, and just about anything else. And, I’m afraid my new addiction is flower arranging. This is my first real attempt… what do you think?
The arrangement is made of 6 bunches of .97 Wally World flowers. The vase I found at Goodwill for .69. The small piece of foam that I used cost .10 on clearance at Wally World. My nephew Jacob told me that he could arrange one that would be better than mine. So, I told him to bring it on. Well, guess what? That boy is off the chain! I’ll have to admit that he did an excellent job! I’m pretty sure that this was his first attempt at flower arranging but MAN! And the playing field was level because he used Wally world flowers too! He found the vase at the thrift store and spray painted it black. I will begrudgingly declare him the winner…..

(He grills a pretty mean hamburger too)

This is another of my craft projects. Can you tell I’m ready for fall and cooler weather? Our temps here are still in the 90’s but I don’t care what the thermometer says. Fall is in the air! A tell tale sign is daylight. We have less and less each day. Ok, back to my project. It really wasn’t that hard. The hardest part was pulling the sticker off the glass bowl. But aren’t these beaded miniature pumpkins the cutest?

To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven.
- Ecclesiastes 3:1, KJV