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.  : )