Monday, June 25, 2012

Strawberry Cake

For Father's Day we enjoyed this delicious cake.  It wasn't too difficult to make.  I just love Pioneer Woman's new cookbook.  I'm slowly making my way through it.  My only complaint...I'm trying to lose weight so it's not exactly diet friendly.  I just have to remember moderation, and portion control is the key.
Strawberry Shortcake
Here are the simple steps:

Cream the butter and sugar together

Add your eggs one at a time

Add your dry ingredients

Let the strawberries take a little sugar bath on the counter :)

It was so yummy!

I hope you're enjoying your summer.  It's very dry here.  We need rain.  Our garden is growing despite this weather.  I'm wondering how everyone else is doing? Did you plant a garden? What did you plant?


P.S. Thanks for all the wonderful comments you left on my blog.  I felt the bloggy luv! :)

Monday, June 11, 2012

Gearing up for the Red, White and Blue!

Are you ready?  I mean for summer.  It's here that's for sure!  I'm not sure where May went, but for me it was kind of a blur.  I have been contemplating closing my blog but I just can't hit delete.  I guess I still enjoy it no matter what.  I have been trying but not succeeding in reading all the blogs I follow.  I apologize for the lack of comments.  I do try and read when I get a chance but with ball season in full swing I collapse every night into my bed :)  My sweet hubby bought me a tablet but I really have trouble with it, it's a Toshiba.  It doesn't like blogger.  If I'm lucky I can read 2-4 blogs and then it get's stuck loading or freezes up!  Ugh! so frustrating!  Truth be told I would have rather had a new laptop they are much easier to type on, as well.

Here's what I have managed to do with my month!

1.  Lost more weight and I'm very close to my goal!!! I'll share some pics soon. 

2. Starting teaching fitness classes again! Yeah!  Something I really missed doing.

3.  I have a new friend that I really enjoy spending time with...something that I prayed about for around 2 years!  As a matter of fact I have a few new friends now!!! love that :)

4.  My daughter graduated from 6th grade.  She will be going to the big junior high next year. :(

5.  Got my house all decked out for the 4th of July!

This is what my Spring mantel looked like, after the rabbits came down.  I left this up until last Friday!

Summer mantel

Drop me a line and let me know how you've been, I'd love to hear from you!

Have a blessed day!