Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Baby Quilt

 I finally finished this baby quilt. Most of the fabric is from Moda's Lily and Will.

 Quilting detail, flowers


 The sweet baby girl's name, Julianne


This is the label I designed for the back of the quilt.
The photo is what she looked like when I started the quilt.

Here she is with her new quilt. Isn't she adorable??

Glad you stopped by!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Ridiculously Photogenic Guy

Andy Warhol once said, "Everyone will be famous for 15 minutes." With the popularity of the internet and social media today, that quote couldn't be more apropos. That quote came to mind when I saw a story on Good Morning America about the "Ridiculously Photogenic Guy".

An anonymous guy running a 10-K race in Charleston, SC became the latest internet sensation thanks to a photo that was taken of him and posted on the internet with the caption, "Ridiculously Photogenic Guy". The photo went viral and there is now a Facebook page and a Twitter account with a huge following.
The "Ridiculously Photogenic Guy" is Zeddie Watkins Little. He goes by his middle name, Watkins. The photographer is Will King.  

 There have been several memes of this photo, including this one. . .

Ridiculously Photogenic Guy

loves my blog perched on a pincusion - Ridiculously photogenic guy
I couldn't resist having a little fun with it!

Thanks for stopping by. . .

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Wacky Cakeness

My family celebrated Easter last week. I'm thinking perhaps we were so excited for another holiday, we couldn't wait one more week to celebrate. I always make some yummy goodness to bring along. I decide to pull out an old family recipe, brought over on the Mayflower in 1621.

It was a bumpy ride. The recipe almost went overboard a few times. Phew! Close call!
The name of the cake is Wacky Cake. It is such a yummy, chocolaty recipe and super easy to make. One bowl, dump everything in and mix! I decided to make Wacky cupcakes.
There are no eggs in this recipe. After mixing everything in my super cute, boysenberry colored KitchenAid  mixer, I could lick the beater, and the spatula and the bowl! Well, the bowl got stuck on my face, so I wouldn't recommend licking the bowl!

After mixing everything I poured the batter into my favorite "vintage" Tupperware mixing bowl. This bowl is my go to bowl for making pancakes. This bowl is as old as my youngest child, and he is 22! I guess it is almost close to being vintage. It's seen a lot of pancake breakfasts through the years. This is the best, mess free way to get the batter into the cupcake tins. Believe me, I NEED mess free. . .keep reading, you'll see.

While the cupcakes are baking, I made icing. Up first, sifting the powdered sugar. I own two sifters, but decided using a strainer would do the trick. . . and it did! Easy cleanup too. Poured in some vanilla and milk, now it was time to mix it all together. My mixer has a lock button on the right and an on button on the left. Not thinking, I pushed the on button all the way up, thinking I was locking it.

 Made a bit of a mess!

Good thing Sammy the Wonderdog was nearby to clean up the floor.

The cupcakes came out without any mishaps. HOORAY!

Tinted the icing. . . check out the dingy purple one! Ewwww!

Stuck in a few Easter themed picks, and called it done!

I boxed up a few extras for take home as well.

Go here to find a recipe that is very similar to my Wacky Cake recipe, and super good too!

Thanks for stopping by!