Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling. Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering Gods grace in its various forms.

1 Peter 4:9-10

Sunday, February 6, 2011

What Not to Do When Assembling Cake

Let's see if you notice what it was I did wrong with this checkerboard cake:

Looking good so far!  Our Un-Superbowl Superbowl cake :)

OH!  LOL!  Total dumbass move - mental note to self, next time double check the layers!!!

The cake itself turned out delicious despite using new pans and not remembering to turn the temp down by 25 degrees because they were coated dark pans.  *sigh*  Not a good baking experience for me today!  The wild man picked the colors.  He's into purple right now ;)

This is what is brightening up my kitchen these days.  I decided to splurge a little and spoil myself with some flower-shop flowers!  There is nothing like a bright happy Gerbera daisy or Calla Lily to make ones day!  It was a luscious experience from start to finish; walking into the brightly lit shop on a dreary day and smelling the earthy flowery scents of Spring,  wanting to sit in a quiet corner all day with a bit of knitting simply inhaling the goodness and rejuvenating my sagging spirit.  Now those precious blooms are giving my dark little kitchen a little spark and hint of what's coming as we head around the last corner of winter.  And did you notice my other little splurge?  Yes!  It's a gorgeous hand bag made of recycled plastic bottles and other recycled materials because if I'm going to spend precious money on something fluffy (other than yarny goodness) it better be friendly!  Take a gander :)

It was the gorgeous Springy colors that got me at first!

Then I read the tag and saw how eco-friendly it was and it was love at first sight :)

I'm plugging away at my Tiger Lily Cowl - pictures will follow shortly.  It took me forever to get started on this project not for any other reason than my own dumbassedness!  LOL, is that even a word?  Well it's certainly appropriate!  I read the pattern and reread it so I would know what to expect and it still took me three cast ons and rip outs and an email to the designer, who very kindly pointed out to me that the pattern was indeed made in the round and not on straight needles and didn't laugh too hard at me, before I was successful!  Now I've completed the first two rounds of six and it's a really fun and easy knit :P  BTW?  When a pattern says "rounds" it really means "knit in the round" - just so you know.  DUH!  I just needed to turn my brain on!

Anyway, lets hope your Superbowl weekend was fun filled and happy!  Stay safe and happy knitting!


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Books on Tap for 2011

  • Knit Together - Debbie Macomber
  • Captured by Grace - Dr. David Jeremiah
  • Murder Most Foul - A Collection of Great Crime Stories
  • Fireproof - Eric Wilson
  • There's Something About Christmas - Debbie Macomber
  • Questioning Evangelism - Randy Newman
  • Murder Uncorked - Michele Scott
  • A Sacred Sorrow - Michael Card
  • Prayer: Does it Make any Difference? - Philip Yancey
  • Get Out of That Pit - Beth Moore

Books Read in 2011

  • What a Sista Should Do - Tiffany L. Warren
  • 90 Minutes in Heaven - Don Piper
  • Forgotten God - Francis Chan
  • The Purpose Driven Life - Rick Warren
  • Dead Reckoning - Charlaine Harris
  • Shadowfever - Karen Marie Moning
  • Chill Factor - Sandra Brown
  • Heaven Has a Blue Carpet - Sharon Niedzinski
  • Dreamfever - Karen Marie Moning
  • Wednesday Sisters - Meg Waite Clayton
  • Stealing Home - Sherryl Woods
  • Bound for Murder - Laura Childs
  • Bloodfever - Karen Marie Moning
  • Faefever - Karen Marie Moning
  • Darkfever - Karen Marie Moning
  • Under Her Skin - Susan Mallery
  • The Red Pyramid - Rick Riordan
  • No Wonder They Call Him Saviour - Max Lucado
  • I Still Dream About You - Fannie Flagg
  • I Am Number Four - Pittacus Lore
  • The Last Olympian - Rick Riordan
  • Spider Bones - Kathy Reichs
  • A Thread So Thin - Marie Bostwick
  • The Battle of the Labyrinth - Rick Riordan
  • The Search - Nora Roberts
  • The Titan's Curse - Rick Riordan
  • Wicked Appetite - Janet Evanovich
  • The Sea of Monsters - Rick Riordan
  • Awakened - PC & Kristen Cast
  • The Lightning Thief - Rick Riordan
  • Photo Finished - Larua Childs
  • Keepsake Crimes - Laura Childs
  • Sizzling Sixteen - Janet Evanovich
  • The Icing on the Cupcake - Jennifer Ross
  • Fleece Navidad - Maggie Sefton
  • Dyer Consequences - Maggie Sefton
  • The Darling Dahlias and the Cucumber Tree - Susan Wittig Albert
  • Heaven Has a Blue Carpet - Sharon Niedzinski
  • Dreamfever - Karen Marie Moning

Books Read in 2010

  • The Yada Yado Prayer Group - Netta Jackson
  • Silver Borne - Patricia Briggs
  • The Hole in Our Gospel - Richard Stearns
  • A Winter Marriage - Kerry Hardie
  • So Long, Insecurity - Beth Moore
  • Knit the Season - Kate Jacobs
  • Dead and Berried - Karen MacInerney
  • Murder on the Rocks - Karen MacInerney
  • where do i go - Netta Jackson
  • be sweet - diane hunt
  • The Lost Symbol - Dan Brown
  • Raven - Allison Van Deipen
  • Push (Precious) - sapphire
  • Faces of the Gone - Brad Parks
  • The Lace Reader - Brunonia Barry
  • Burning Lamp - Amanda Quick
  • Fired Up - Jayne Ann Krentz
  • The School of Essential Ingredients - Erica Bauermeister
  • Matters Arising - Sarah Harrison
  • The Sheen on the Silk - Anne Perry
  • I Saw the Lord - Anne Graham Lotz
  • The Dangerous Protector - Janet Chapman
  • The Seduction of His Wife - Janet Chapman
  • Re-reading all the Tintin graphic novels - Herge
  • The Sugar Queen - Sarah Addison Allen
  • the last time i saw you - Elizabeth Berg
  • Garden Spells - Sarah Addison Allen
  • Wild Ride - Jennifer Crusie & Bob Mayer
  • Dead in the Family - Charlaine Harris
  • The Girl Who Chased the Moon - Sarah Addison Allen
  • Grave Secret - Charlaine Harris
  • Crawl Space - Sarah Graves
  • The Honey Thief - Elizabeth Graver
  • The Otherworldlies - Jennifer Anne Kogler
  • Saving CeeCee Honeycutt - Beth Hoffman
  • A Face at the Window - Sarah Graves
  • Draycott Eternal - Christina Skye
  • Shelter Mountain - Robin Carr
  • Virgin River - Robyn Carr
  • Death by Cashmere - Sally Goldenbaum
  • An Ice Cold Grave - Charlaine Harris
  • Grave Surprise - Charlaine Harris
  • Grave Sight - Charlaine Harris