“I would rather sit on a pumpkin, and have it all to myself, than be crowded on a velvet cushion.”
― Henry David Thoreau
You can get the pattern for this sign here
A cold snap is coming!!!
I really enjoyed this book.
Daisy McCrae’s life is in tatters. She’s lost her job, broken up with her boyfriend, and has been reduced to living in the attic above her family’s store, the Union Street Bakery, while learning the business. Unfortunately, the bakery is in serious hardship. Making things worse is the constant feeling of not being a “real” McCrae since she was adopted as a child and has a less-than-perfect relationship with her two sisters.
Then a long-standing elderly customer passes away, and for some reason bequeaths Daisy a journal dating back to the 1850s, written by a slave girl named Susie. As she reads, Daisy learns more about her family—and her own heritage—than she ever dreamed. Haunted by dreams of the young Susie, who beckons Daisy to “find her,” she is compelled to look further into the past of the town and her family.
What she finds are the answers she has longed for her entire life, and a chance to begin again with the courage and desire she thought she lost for good.
I found this recipe for Carrot Cake Cupcakes in the back.
3 cups shredded carrots
1/2 cup sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup vegetable oil
2 tsp vanilla
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp salt
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp soda
Cream Cheese Icing
1/2 cup cream cheese, softened
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups powdered sugar
1-2 T milk
I added chopped walnuts.
Preheat oven 350F
Combine eggs, sugars, vegetable oil, carrots, vanilla
and mix well. Sift dry ingredients and add to carrot mixture.
Mix gently, just until combined.
Divide batter evenly between muffin cups.
Bake for 20 to 25 minutes until golden.
Cool completely and the spread the icing on.
I freeze most of ours….it’s so easy to just pop
them in the microwave.
Have a great day!
I’ve been having to cook a whole different
way since hubby had bypass surgery four
weeks ago…low fat and low salt…and the fat
is melting away!
The hummers on the other hand need to put on
some weight for their long trip south.
His favorite perch.
Have a great week!
Lime Lights are blooming again!
Grandbaby thinking he’s hid from me….
I just discovered that my settings for
printing and for the web are two different
animals. RGB is for printing and sRGB is
for the web. I wondered why faces looked
washed out on my blog…now I know!
Love his gorgeous eyes!! And his teeth
are finally coming in!
This post is all over the place
but that’s just the way I feel today…
Have a great weekend!!
I love Green Anole lizards…they are so comical.
A surprise in the hydrangeas!!
We are getting hot and dry weather right now.
This is hubby’s scarecrow, he’s supposed to
keep the birds out.
I call him Frank with his drawers down…that
always gets a laugh. He said his new pants
wouldn’t go all the way up…
The donkeys pulled his face off and destroyed
his clothes last summer. I guess they were
I love Spring!! All the roses are blooming now and the
birds are nesting, it makes you happy to be alive!
This is Belinda, my favorite rose. It blooms profusely in the spring
and off and on through the summer.
And it smells heavenly!
More Bishop Weed…some of it has already started setting
seed. Then the fun begins, pulling it all out ;(
This is where my Japanese Maple used to be, until
the drought and hot weather killed it.
I moved it from our other house so it had been
with us for a long time. I miss seeing it.
Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!!