Sunday, April 3, 2011
EASY, BREEZY, YUMMY!
i've been wanting to make a post about our
since we made it for our cub scout cake sale!
this is one of my FAVORITE desserts to
make because it's so darn easy,
and only as limited as your own imagination!
no real need for a recipe cause it's so easy to do....
white cakes, any size or brand you'd like...
or if you're one of those 'stepford' women,
make it from scratch, lol!
remove them from their pans....
then trace the pans on some wax paper
and cut out two pieces to fit inside of each pan.
(this step is crucial because if you don't do it,
then when you get to the jello part, they
won't come out of the pan)
with a fork or a toothpick.
dissolve the one or two kinds of jello
you've selected into dishes with warm water.
(i've never measured this step and always had great
results, i'd guess it's about a cup or so)
then spoon over the cake and allow to dribble
into the holes....as much or as little as you like.
to chill in the fridge for at least a couple of hours...
when they're done, CAREFULLY remove
the first cake from the pan and place on the
decorating surface you plan to use...
you will usually use whipped topping for
your frosting (although i suppose you could
use frosting if you chose to) because the
combination of white cake, fruit and whipped
topping makes a FANTASTIC treat similar to a shortcake!
whipped topping. we didn't do it this time,
but feel free to throw some of your
delicious fruit choice on top of this first layer
so that it's right inside your cake!
then put your top layer on and frost that too!
but it was FOR SURE the first to go!
now let's use our imaginations.....
*red and blue jello with strawberries or raspberries and
blueberries for the FOURTH OF JULY?
*yellow and purple jello with lemon zest and slices for EASTER?
*green jello and lime zest and slices for ST. PATRICK'S DAY?
*red jello and strawberries or raspberries or cherries
for VALENTINE'S DAY?
*orange and dark purple (black cherry) jello and
dark cherries w/ orange zest for HALLOWEEN?
*green and red jello with strawberries or raspberries
or cranberries w/lime zest for CHRISTMAS?
the possibilities are virutally ENDLESS!
wondering where the 'citar' is......
"Your good friend has just taken a piece of cake
out of the garbage and eatin it. You will probably need this
information when you check me into the
Betty Crocker clinic."
Miranda-'Sex in the City'
Sunday, March 27, 2011
it's been only recently that i've re-entered the
wonderful world of blogging once again.....
and with that comes the weekly occurance of
it's a wonderful idea from my adorable
friend tab @
so i'm tying another new obsession of
mine into my sunday citar
and it is
(insert drumroll here)
JULIE & JULIA!
one of my newest and all time
favorite movies now!
partially because it's about blogging,
and also because it's wonderfully acted,
delightfully witty and adorable,
and about something i love to do....COOK!
if you haven't had the privledge, it's a must see!
(warning: this is a 'chick flick' so you may
want to wait til the men are gone)
it's the journey of how blogging made one woman
very famous! each time i see it i want to be
a better blogger....
oh, and learn how to add cool little gadgets
like count-downs to my blog!
i'm planning on a blogging tutorial some time
in the near future with one of my
other dear friends, ashlee,
who coincidentally is a blogger as well @
stop by both for a visit....they would love that!
but back to the movie...
it's set in two different eras, two different
countries, America and France,
and it's charming and addicting!
for a great trailor!
and Meryl Streep (above)
as Julia Child (on the right)
now for the citar.....
"I sincerely believe blogging can save America."
John Jay Hooker
"The influence of blogging is overall
a very positive force in the media."
Garrett M. Graff
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
believe it or not.....
it's march 23rd!
but when you live in
whatcha gonna do?
(now here's the disclaimer)
my pc has a bug
kinda like the weather today
so i can't access my own pics.
so i nabbed this from a relative...
Sunday, March 20, 2011
ahhh, just love sundays for so many reasons....
and one of them is 'sunday citar'
created by my wonderful friend tabitha blue
@ Fresh Mommy!
with the season changing,
as well as the time, air and color of the sky,
i thought that 'change' would be a perfect
thing to share some inspiration about....
"I can be changed but what happens to me,
but I refuse to be reduced by it."
without trying to change it,
then what you are undergoes a transformation."
Sunday, March 13, 2011
what could be more fun,
than an afternoon at
'TOY STORY 3 ON ICE'
and my favorite little man in the
whole wide world!
"At last. I'm gonna get played with!"
kids to stay
out of my
Mr. Potato Head
toy I ever did meet!"
Tuesday, March 8, 2011
as i was thumbing through my photos...
searching for bloggerland inspiration...
i stumbled upon the pictures of our last 4th of july celebration.
for years now, we have traveled very close to home,
to our very favorite spot of summer...
a town so small you can drive through it in about one minute or less!
it's not even a town, it's actually considered a village.
but on the 4th, they knock it out of the park!!!
this quaint, tiny little beach and hillside are crammed with
several thousand people, all ready to celebrate and swim!
of course, for my little man, it's mostly about the swimming!
that goes for my friends girls too...
they bring in the 'blow-ups', which are even more
fun when you're wet!
they even brought in a rock wall last year!
old 'rock-n-roll' tunes from under the pavillion...
elephant ears, fresh-grilled hot dogs, popcorn
and various glow-in-the-dark toys and trinkets!
Sunday, March 6, 2011
this beautiful little boy
with the gorgeous big brown eyes is
asher is plagued by the double A's...
allergies and asthma!
and as par for the course,
(32 last year)
he's missed a lot of school this year!
and i do mean a lot!!!!
this year he's missed 26 days so
far and will be missing at least
one more this week,
as he is currently sick again....
this is the great hat we made for his
100 DAY of school celebration...
sadly though, he never got to wear it
since....you guessed it....he was sick again!
"The disease that racks and wastes thy limbs,
and the sickness in thy heart,
has flown as an eagle to a far distance,
overcome by my charm!"
Thursday, March 3, 2011
what does that mean to you?
who are they in your life?
or characters from the Bible?
or are they ordinary people,
doing extraordinary things?
is one of mine....
his name is Zach
and he's one of my
he bright, energetic,
and has such an
my son Asher,
he loves life and people
with every ounce of his being!
he's not afraid to try NEW things,
(with the exception of new foods, he's autistic
and only eats a handful of things)
and he's ALWAYS on the go!
people who love life and live it to the fullest have always
been my heroes as well!
people who love other people,
and show kindness every day are my heroes as well!
WHO ARE SOME OF YOURS AND WHY???