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Angel Food Cake
12 egg whites
1 1/2 teaspoons cream of tartar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup granulated sugar
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1 cup flour
2 teaspoons vanilla
Prepare your mixing bowl, whisk attachment, and tube/angel food cake pan by washing thoroughly and chilling. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Have all the ingredients at hand.
You're going to need an electric mixer. This is my trusty and much loved white Kitchen Aid. If you don't have a stand mixer you can use a hand mixer.
Beat the egg whites until they are light and frothy. Gradually add the granulated sugar to the egg whites as you beat them on high...
Sep 20, 2009
Mary, Mary's Little Red House, is hosting Mosaic Monday's. I love mosaics! This is my first week to participate and I'm looking forward to seeing every one's mosaic creations. Stop by to visit Mary for a list of all the participants.
This week I am posting a mosaic of our family summer.
Yes, ladies, even I - despiser of all things Fall and Winter, have succumbed to the call of a new season of pictures. I admit once again, that I need to seriously adjust my attitude and be genuinely grateful for E-V-E-R-Y-T-H-I-N-G! I have been working myself up lately in to a state of unhappiness over the end of summer. But seriously...do you know anyone who needs to be living on the beach more than me??? Uh oh...I fell off the gratitude wagon already! When reading today I came upon a couple of verses that were just the reminder I needed.
“Be glad, O people of Zion, rejoice in the LORD your God, for he has given you the autumn rains in righteousness. He sends you abundant showers, both autumn and spring rains, as before.” Joel 2:23
Yes! God is merciful when life doesn't feel perfect!
"There is a time for everything and a season for every activity under heaven."
Ahhh...His timing is perfect!
I can't promise I won't whine some more about the end of another summer, how much I adore the beach and seashells and flowers, etc...and how unhappy I am about the nearness of winter, and on and on and on! But I've decided to try to be more grateful and recognize the beauty of everything God provides. I'll acknowledge at least one thing every single day that I can enjoy and be grateful for just BECAUSE it's Autumn!
#1 I made this little front door wreath last year and I actually do remember what fun it was. I love the little scarecrow and I actually do love the leaves!
Sep 15, 2009
I am hanging on to summer as long as I can! I really do know it's time to pack away my seas shells and put out the acorns, but I just can't do it yet! It feels like we missed the entire summer at home this year due to our sons wedding and lots of necessary traveling. I don't think we've been home for three straights weeks all summer long. When you live in Michigan, you CHERISH every single day of summer, because they are far and few between! So I've decided to enjoy my summer decorating for a while - haven't decided yet for how long...I might have to replace my shells with Santa this year!
Last summer when my friend CeeKay, Thinkin' of Home, came to visit us for a month we did lots of shopping - surprise, surprise! We visited one of my favorite shops in town and found a gorgeous wall hanging that we both fell in love with. It was a framed wreath, which was filled with lovely vintage items. I had just redecorated our guest room and one wall remained unadorned. Both C and I had the same thought to make a similar wall hanging for my guest room. We took a picture of the original and kept our eyes open for vintage items to use for it. I found this gorgeous little white beaded hand bag, a damaged but still beautiful white hankie, white cotton gloves, and a precious little white hat. I placed the items in an under the bed storage drawer and forgot about the project! Now that I have revisited the storage drawer I'm going to find an appropriate frame and complete my project. I'll post the finished project - that will keep me on track to get it finished!
Finally, I want to show you what a talented daughter I have! For Mother's Day she made me this precious white cotton nightie. She has always loved smocking and decided last Winter to try her hand at it. Well, who knew? She's found her niche'! She BUILT her own wood pleater, bought some patterns, and started smocking. I believe this nightie was the third item she made. She made her girls each dresses first - simply gorgeous! So many people have asked her to teach them and to buy some of her creations that she started her own web page, Izzy Bee Baby and has been invited to teach hand smocking for Joanne Fabric. Stop by to see Julie's site.
Have a wonderful week, ladies!