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Monday, March 28, 2011

Almost April

Hello everyone and happy Monday.  I am just coming off an incredibly awful case of the flu and I am still not 100%.   I came down with it last Wednesday and missed Thursday and Friday from school.  Just yesterday I was able to be on my feet for more than half an hour at a time! Talk about feeling like being hit by a truck!  I missed being able to attend my mother in law's birthday party Saturday night.  I was sad to miss it because I genuinely love her to pieces.  She has been like a Mom to me since my own Mother's passing 4 years ago.  Somehow, I was able to throw together an easy dessert to send with my husband and youngest son(my oldest had to work but stoppped by afterwards) I have been making these cakes for some time and they are easy, versatile and so good.  All you have to do is bake your cake mix of choice(this one was strawberry) in a jelly roll pan for 20-25 minutes.  Let it cool.  prepare either 2 regular size or I large box of instant pudding(this was banana) and set aside.  Cut up your cooled cake into small cubes.  Put a layer of the cubes in a 9x13 pan or 2 8x8 pans or a trifle bowl.  Layer the pudding in there finishing with cake cubes.  Take a large container of frosting(this was white) and transfer to a glass bowl or measuring cup.  Put in the microwave and heat at 10 second intervals until it is of a glaze consistency.  Drizzle over the cake.  Refrigerate and that is it!  Super easy and my favorite combo is the Boston Cream flavor-yellow cake, vanilla pudding and chocolate frosting.  Yum!     
Believe it or not,  I took advantage of feeling a little better yesterday by sewing.  I have had these pot pinchers prepped for some time to sew.  I finished them up yesterday.  I followed a pattern by Vanilla House Designs and they were not too difficult.  I made bias tape again with my bias tape maker.  I love that little machine! The sandwich of insulbrite(2 layers) and top and bottom fabric was a little bulky to bind with the bias tape, but I did as I usually do: I hid my mistakes with rik rak!  They turned out cute and they actually work.  They match a tea cosy I made last summer.   Don't they look like little scuff slippers?!!  Thanks to hubs for modelling-no those hairy arms aren't mine!!
I wanted to mention a few giveaways I am entering so you can check them out.  Moonlit Stitch has an adorable Springy prim giveaway.  Rusty Thimble is giving away a Spring chick-very prim and cute.  The Primitive Outhouse has a good old fashioned guess how many jelly beans in the jar giveaway-don't miss it, and Cedar Creeks Prims has a cute giveaway of prim eggs and carrots.  Everyone of these giveaways is exciting and best of luck to all who are entering.(please excuse the lack of links-I am putting it on my list to learn that whole"link up" blogging thing.  I have tried and I don't know if it is me or my blogging format that is resisting but I will get to the bottom of it soon!)

Dancing With the Stars premier last week was great.  I was blown away by Kirstie Alley, the Karate Kid guy and the football player.  It should be a great season-can't wait for tonight!  

I hope everyone has a healthy and happy week.  Take care and happy crafting.  Nancy   


  1. I have been sick with a nasty bug too.... sure hope we both get to feeling better soon!

  2. is that a little casserole dish? so cute!


  3. I had the aweful crud 2 weeks ago..we had that in common too..I was taking the calcium supplements too..and I think thats what caused doctor said to take the calcium with citrate not carbonate if I needed too..well I am not taking it any longer..cause if I am going to be in pain because of won't touch these lips again..I have 7 cats..:) I would love to see photos of your Mickey.;) have a good one and I hope you get to feeling better soon.;)

  4. I just scrolled through your blog and found Mickey..what a beautiful kitty.;)

  5. That dessert looks so good, I will have to give it a try! Thanks so much for linking up!