Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Me Time?!

Hi all!  I really am alive.  Just too busy to anything, but what MUST be accomplished for the husband, the kids, the home, the business.  That being said, I need to get right back to it.  ANyone know how I can score some me time?  Even 5 minutes would be nice.  TTFN.



Thursday, September 23, 2010

Prayer Request

Hi all!  Today's post is a simple one a simple request for a fellow blogger's family.  DC GOP Girl's cousin's husband stepped on an IED yesterday in Afghanistan and surely needs our prayers.  You can access her post here.  Take a moment to thank God for all that you have and for the men and women who fight for us every day.  TTFN.



Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Coca-Cola Cake Recipe, the Right Way!

Hi all!  As promised, here is the correct recipe for Coca-Cola cake.  I should know better than to try to do 100 things at once!  Please do try it, I think you'll love it!  TTFN.



Coca-Cola Cake


For Cake:

1 C Coca-Cola
1/2 C oil (again I use Wesson best blend)
1 stick butter
3 Tbsp cocoa
2 C sugar
2C flour
1/2 tsp salt
2 eggs
1/2 C buttermilk
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp vanilla

For Frosting:

1 stick butter
3 Tbsp cocoa
6 Tbsp Coca Cola
1 tsp vanilla
1 (16 oz) package powdered sugar

Preheat oven to 350. Grease and flour (well, I use extra cocoa) a 9x13 pan.

In a saucepan, bring Coca-Cola, oil, butter and cocoa to a boil. In a seperate large bowl, combine the sugar, flour and salt. Pour the hot mixture over the flour mixture and beat well (again, I use my KitchenAid). Add eggs, buttermilk, baking soda and vanilla and beat well. Pour into your prepared pan and bake fro 20-25 minutes or until done. Cool on a wire rack while making the frosting.

To make the frosting, in a saucepan, combine butter, cocoa and milk. Heat until butter melts, then beat in the other ingredients (for this, I just use a hand mixer). Spread this warm mixture on the cake when it's just cool to the touch

Monday, September 20, 2010

Where Did the Time Go?

Hi all and a happy Monday to you!  I can't believe I haven't posted anything since Thursday!!!  I had a migrane that lasted for two days and basically felt horrible.  Then I had to make up for all the down time.  One thing I did do this weekend was make the Coca-Cola cake I posted here the other day AND realized I totally screwed up the recipe.  I will repost it tomorrow correctly.  That's what happens when you are doing too many things at once.  Okay, slow down and breathe...

I really need to find a few minutes to post pictures from Eldest Daughter cheering and Eldest Son's football games.  Hopefully, Wednesday.  Which brings me to what I'm doing whenever I find a few free minutes.  I'm going to start reading the "Blind Side."  Yes, I've seen the movie and it was great.  That being said, I much prefer reading and look forward to the story.  After I finish it, I will also be reading "In a Heartbeat: Sharing the Power of Cheerful Giving," which is written by the Touhy's.  I'm very excited about both and look forward to telling you about them. 

Well, the older two are calling my name.  TTFN!



Thursday, September 16, 2010

Oh, Poor Coach Dooley!!!

Hi all!  Hope your week has been good for you.  If not, here's a little pick me up to make your day.  Coach Dooley can't figure out who he's playing for...





Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Did you Know This About Music Cards?!

Hi all!  Well, I learned something new today and wanted to share it with you.  While not earth shattering, I believe it is quite useful knowledge.

With so many music cards on the market, I'm sure most of us (or at least our kids) have received one.  Well, did you know the post office charges extra for these cards?  And, if they do not have the extra postage they may very well return them!  It's not becasue they weigh more or have a different shape.  It's because they require more labor by the post office.  These cards can NOT be run though the machines.  If they are, the cards will NOT work! So, here's the advice I was given:  if at all possible, take these cards to your post office or mail center.  If not, add an extra stamp and write "Hand Stamp Only" on the card.  That way, your card won't be returned or, worse yet, ruined.

Just thought I would pass this little tidbit on.  Now, you can add it to all the "useful" trivia you have stored in your brain, as well!  TTFN.



Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Tied to the Cause

Hi all and a Happy Tuesday to you!  I swear, I don't know where my Monday went.  Well, I know at least two hours of it were spent at the doctor's office with Eldest Daughter.  Don't worry, she's fine.  We just had to wait and wait.  You know how that goes. 

Today I want to tell you about Vineyard Vines and it's support of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.  This month, they are supporting this organization through their tied to the cause program with these two adorable ties,

as well as being a national sponsor of the Luekemia Cup Regatta series.

This means a lot to me, as DH's best friend was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin Lymphoma a few years ago and has successfully completed treatment.  He is as healthy as can be and owes that to great doctors and treatments with research funded by the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.  So, go check out the ties and the Regatta series.  See what you can do to make a difference.  TTFN.