Monday, July 29, 2013

Just a Little Cake I Made and Some Catching Up...

For the past several years my sweet friend, Erika, has made me a cake for my birthday. This year I thought I would try my feeble little attempt to return the kindness.
Those are actually 'Necco' wafer candies I cut in half to make the colored scallops.  Improvise, Improvise!  Ha!

I used this 6" Wilton spring-loaded pan I purchased from Jo-Ann's.  I was told later that this pan is actually intended for cheesecakes.  Good thing I put foil under it to catch the few drippings of cake mix that seeped out before it cooked.
And speaking of cakes...look at the IRRESISTIBLE little number that I picked up from our local grocery store, of all places.   It was on sale for $35.00 (which was a real splurge), but I just couldn't leave it there and not bring her home with me!!!


Last weekend we went up North to help celebrate two weddings in the beautiful niece you see here, above, and also her big brother (whose Open House was just three days earlier). 
This picture (above) means so much to me.  Those are my 1st husband's parents visiting with my (very handsome and adorable) new husband.  It was a wonderful visit!  They made him feel so comfortable and welcome. 
As some of you know, my daughter, Sara, has a Fashion Blog. So the first day I wore this new dress from 'DownEast Basics' she took me in the backyard and did a photo shoot like she does for all her posts.  It was kind of fun...but would have been more fun if I were a cute little 20-something-year-old like she is.  You can go here to see all of her amazing fashion posts.  : )

AND LAST BUT CERTAINLY NOT LEAST...  Here are our little miracle baby twins.  It's hard to believe they were so fragile when they were born last Christmas weighing only 3 and 5 pounds.  What a blessing they are to our whole family. 
I hope you're all having a wonderful Summer.  Ours has been crazy busy...    full of family, fun and love.  : )


marie said...

So nice to see a post from you...and to see such a beautiful, happy smile on your face!
Thanks for the peek at those sweet grandbabies. Between them, your husband, and your new dress from "DownEast", there seems to be a whole lot of adorableness going on in your life!!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Great to see you post again. Looks and sounds like you and your family have so much going on and making happy memories, and that is what is important.


Life is GREAT! How blessed you are!
The cake you made looks divine and is making me hungry!
Good to read your new post!
Happy for you.

Nicole said...

I've wanted that cake stand too... No place to keep it though and of course the is so cute! Enjoy!

Mimi Sue said...

Oh my goodness but they're cute! Love those chubby cheeks! What do you mean you're not 20 something? You sure look like you could be! Such a beautiful grandma! And your new honey is so handsome. So happy for you both. That cake plate is adorable. I would have had to take it home with me too. I think the cake is to cute to eat. So glad to hear from you. Mimi

mysteryhistorymom said...

Oooh! I love everything! That cake is too cute for words and you look ah-mazing in your photo shoot! Love the outfit and you yourself are absolutely beautiful, dear friend! The twins are beyond adorable, of course!:) Lori

Scrap for Joy said...

My heart leaped when I saw that there was a new post from you! I am thrilled that you have shared these sweet pictures. Every one of them radiates happiness. Your life is happy and it shows in your face x 1,000. The twins are precious and I'm sure you are the "funnest" Grandmother...are you doing a lot of sewing?
The styling of your outfit is perfect! You know how I love polka dots and the green and orange color scheme is super! I hope you'll check in from time to time....I miss hearing from you.
We may be out your way this would be great to get together!
Big hugs my sweet friend!

ImagiMeri said...

Awesome images girlfriend, and you look so cute in your fashion shoot. I think you did an amazing job on the birthday is coming up soon.....wink, wink. Maybe you'd like to attend my holiday event coming up in November. Stop by my blog for info.


Deb @ Paper Turtle said...

I always love when your blog comes up in my reader. :o) LOVE your cake and all the other photos too. Those little grandbabies? Oh.My.Gosh!!! They are just so cute. I can only imagine how fun they are!!! Glad to hear things are going well for you, Mary Lou! xo

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

Hello! I'm your newest follower. I like whimsy and saw you on the blogroll over at Scrap for Joy. Thought I needed a little whimsy today. So nice to meet you and find out about your twin granddaughters and the semi-twins and so on. Been buzzing around here for a bit. Gorgeous cake too!

Hope you can buzz by for a visit!

Jean Knee said...

Looks like your life is very full of small pleasures.