I decided to put all my incomplete posts together to make one complete post...uh, to at least make it seem as if I have been doing something here, right?...Did that make sense? Well sure it did!! LOL.
So here goes:
I had anticipated sharing with you my homemade Easter goodies for the church bake sale. I was going to share my cake ball recipe and take you through a little demonstration of exactly how I make them...I was also going to share my special chocolate dipped Easter egg cakes from start to finish, but...company showed up just as I was getting ready to dip everything (which was the night before the bake sale and I HAD to get it all done)...I had gotten pictures of everything up to this point but I didn't get pictures of the dipping and finishing process as I would have just been too embarrassed to pull out the camera and start taking pictures in front of them...so there you have it a post destroyed (two posts actually) in mid stream...but for your viewing pleasure...I share with you my yummy, delicious...Carrot Cake cake pops...from start to...well uh...somewhere between start and finish...
|To begin bake your cake (whichever flavor you like) according to|
package directions and allow to cool. I chose Carrot cake.
|Once cool, place whole cake in large mixing bowl.|
|Sorry for the blurriness!|
Have ready one can frosting, whichever flavor you like.
I chose Cream Cheese flavor to go with my carrot cake.
Perfect for Easter huh?
|Place entire contents of can of icing into bowl with crumbled cake.|
|Prepare cookie sheets with wax paper.|
|Roll mix into balls and place on cookie sheet. Freeze overnight.|
Next up...my special divinely exquisite chocolate dipped Easter egg cakes...
|I use my Wilton "Egg" shaped muffin tins. Prepare one box cake mix as directed.|
|Using the 1/3 cup measuring cup, fill each "egg". Don't forget to coat your pans with|
non-stick cooking spray!!
|Each egg should be evenly filled. I usually fill them 3/4 of the way full.|
Bake as directed for the time allowed for "muffins".
|After baking, turn out onto papertowels to cool.|
Anyway, these turned out really cute too, but of course you will never get to see them or drool over them because....well again...I DIDN'T get all the pictures I needed...but trust me, they were YUMMY!!! I tried a few of these too. Actually these are a family favorite so the whole family tried these...
Side Note: Most times I use pound cake instead of chocolate cake for these, but you could do this with any flavor cake mix you prefer.
Okay moving right along to something COMPLETELY and TOTALLY different...an incomplete post about houses...well, a few incomplete posts about houses..I wanted to post about the old abandoned house my sister-in-law bought....It REALLY needs a lot of work but it is soooo neat...I wanted to share with you every juicy, yet decrepit, detail of this house....sadly, all I got when I was there was a shot of the exterior...
Perhaps some day I will get back there and get all the details for you...I'm hoping!!!
Next up...another abandoned house around the block from work...
I just love old abandoned houses, don't you! I dream of taking a peek inside of each one...wondering who lived there in the past...how they may have decorated it...I wonder what colors were used...you know, if walls could talk. This one has two screened porches...LOVE. There is one on the back and this one on the side (which you can barely see in these photos). I also love the round window...I would just die for a chance to look inside her.
Next, A post I have dreamed of doing for a long time but I don't think is going to happen...at least not for a while. I wanted to do a tablescape at this place...
...an old two room cabin here in Missouri, located just a few short miles away from where I live. It is the Snelson-Brinker House and it has quite a history (and somewhat of a ghost story to tell) which you can read a little about HERE. This cabin has also been the focus of a fictional book written by Richard O. Snelson called The Hawksbill Crag which I have heard is a good read. The cabin is open to the public and I have taken a few photos, but have never been able to make it back for the tablescape I have invisioned here...
|Each of the two rooms has it's own fireplace. Besides the fireplace this room|
|This room also has a fireplace and a makeshift table and bench|
which is the reason I want to do a tablescape here.
|Makes me think of Little House on the Prairie.|
I also wanted to share with you my Spring decor, but this is all the farther I got this year...1 shot (a poor one at that) of my lilac bouquet...
I know, I'm pathetic aren't I?...
...and last but not least, a quick look at what I have been doing around the house...I started a redo on the bubs' room...I say started because these were pictures I took about a month or so ago and the room is still not quite done...Did I mention I work a full time day job? That's why it TAKES.SO.LONG to get anything done around here...but I am still working on it. He doesn't want cars like he had at the other house, so we are doing a sports room with the colors of his two favorite teams, gold & black. I hope to show the complete reveal sometime in the near...well, perhaps distant future....so stay tuned...
|Painting in progress|
|Painting complete. Paint color is Gold Buff by Valspar|