Monday, February 22, 2016


Hello dear blogging friends and welcome to my weekly blog party.
You might wonder how I am able to keep blogging as
 I am getting ready to move - 
well believe me it was definitely a challenge today!

The other night we wanted something sweet and I noticed I still had blueberries and lemons in the refrigerator.  Since all my cookbooks are already moved, I googled Lemon Blueberry Cake and found this recipe at the site "Sally's Baking Addiction".  This was really intended to be a layer cake but I had no cake pans that aren't packed so I used a bread pan.  The second half of the batter got baked in an oval casserole dish -
 yes, it worked too.

I didn't have any vases out either so I just
 tucked my paper whites in a glass!

I also hardly had anything to use as a "prop" but I had picked up a couple vintage linens earlier in the day. In between 2 denist appointments I had a few minutes to kill.  So I am sharing a sweet runner and little round crochet piece too which came from my friend Sharon Doughterty's booth at the local antique mall called Willowstone.  Sorry, no teacups here to include in the posting.  They have all gone bye bye.  In fact - that carpeted window shelf below AND another one just like it are now covered in wood.  I think the new owners of this house will like the wood seat/shelf so much more!

  Because we  are moving and putting this home up for sale, we are having our home recarpeted and granite counters installed in the kitchen, new sinks, etc.  My husband is currently painting the whole inside and staining the woodwork.  I am packing things up in the basement.  Anyway - lots of work.

As you can see, the cake turned out nice and moist!  I definitely recommend Sally's cake!


Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

The cake looks scrumptious! Moving is so much work, but you make it look graceful. I think the new owners will like the new windowsills too. Have a wonderful week.

organicgardendreams said...

Dear Bernideen, I admire your commitment to blogging despite your upcoming move! You certainly pulled it off today! The cake looks very delicious and I love the paperwhites in the simple glass vase. I think it suits them well.
Good luck with your moving preparations!
Warm regards,

Schotzy said...

YOu are awesome to be moving and blogging at the same time... This cake looks delish!!!!! Have a great week!!!

Daniela said...

Good morning my darling Bernideen,
and thank you for hosting me once more at your lovely party !

May your day be filled with Joy,
sending hugs and love to you
with gratitude

Deborah Montgomery said...

I am very impressed that you can manage blogging and baking as well as getting ready to move! That lemon blueberry cake looks delicious; I sure would love a piece right now with my morning coffee!

Betty said...

That cake looks so good and we love lemon and blueberries. Hope you are having a good day.

JoAnn ( Scene Through My Eyes) said...

Oh yummy cake. You are so clever with your photos, even though most of your things are packed - I especially love the flowers.

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

You are a Wonder Woman, Bernideen, and your hubby is Super Man! You both are a marvel at all that you are doing.
Your lemon blueberry cake looks like such a yummy treat, and you still had pretty flowers and lovely linens. Thanks so much for hosting among all the things that you have to do. I hope you had a Happy Birthday, sweet friend!

Unknown said...

Oh holy, how delicious!!!!

Kim said...

Signs of Spring...the Jonquils look lovely in the glass. The cake looks delish and the linen is pretty. You have made everything look pretty as a picture, even though your props are all packed away.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Bernideen, you are doing so well posting and baking while in the middle of getting ready to move. Your cake looks wonderful! Just goes to show how many things we can accomplish once we have our minds made up. I also suspect you are a high energy lady, am I right? Thanks for sharing and enjoy the day.


Mrs.T said...

Oh, this lemon blueberry cake looks absolutely wonderful! Perfect for tea time! Thanks for hosting (and baking) in the midst of your busyness.

Terri said...

Bernideen, you amaze me! Look at this beautiful tea you have prepared with most of your house packed! The dessert looks so tasty, I would love a piece of it ; )
You must be so busy, and excited too. Your new house sounds like it is going to be wonderful. I wish you all the best with it.

Terri said...

Hi Bernideen, I left a comment but think somehow it has disappeared? Anyways,
You are amazing! Posting such a lovely tea while packing to move! The dessert looks so good! You are great at improvising with the pans. I wish you the best with your move and new house. It sounds like it is going to be wonderful.

Thank you for sharing a pic from my Valentine post : )

Penny @ Penny's Vintage Home said...

Thank you so much for taking time to host this weeks party.....I know you are one busy lady right now! hugs...

Margie said...

Your lemon blueberry cake is perfect for a cup of tea. Hope your house sells quickly, Bernadette. Thank you for hosting and have a wonderful week!

The Charm of Home said...

Your tea cake looks delicious! I love the beautiful flowers and lace you have photographed here in the window! Thanks for hosting!

Debbie - Mountain Mama said...

I can't believe you are finding time to blog while you're packing up your whole life - good for you!! That cake looks wonderful - and your photos are so beautiful, even with limited props!!

Unknown said...

it's great you took time out to make a cake! Something about blueberry and lemon together that just gets me to drooling! Thanks for sharing with us today :)

Marilyn Miller said...

I will share tomorrow, but in the meantime the cake does look delicious. Good luck with the move.

Gina @ VictorianWannaBe said...

Hi Bernideen, you are doing a fantastic job of photo staging with what little things you have to work with, very cute! I see snow! This past Saturday was a really nice day, I think the temps got up to 70 or so!
Sounds like your husband has a lot to do, wow! Looking forward to seeing you!
Sending hugs,

Lady Linda said...

Yes, dear blogger friend, I agree, you are sure doing a great job keeping your blog going. I think I would have just given up until I moved! LOL.
The cake sure looks good. I am having to do without goodies right now...sigh.
I see you still have snow! .

Michele M./ Finch Rest said...

No a lemon blueberry cake my hubs would definately eat. He doesn't ate many desserts but loves lemons and blueberries, so I am going to have to try that.

It would certainly be great with tea!

Isn't it sad that we get the dreamy granite and new carpet and get everything all fresh when we're moving????? (you not me, we're staying here,) it seems a shame when that happens, but we all have to do it to sell fast, for sure.

Glad you are finding time for a respite from all the work now and then - sounds like you two deserve it and then some! HUGS!!!

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Thank you for sharing this yummy looking cake with us Bernideen!
You're very resourceful baking when all your cake tins are packed away and you're a tiger for punishment! We would have let you off the baking today!
I'll scoot over and grab the recipe - thank you!

Anonymous said...

The cake looks so moist and delicious! We are also doing home renovations and it does make cooking a challenge. Good for you for managing it anyway!
Blessings, Leigh

Karen said...

Hi Bernideen,
Oh you and your hubby are so busy. I do think the granite counter tops are very desirable these days and a good selling feature. You definitely must miss your teacups and other props but soon you will be hopefully settled and enjoying your new adventure in your new home. Take care Dear Bernideen and Thank you for hosting! Karen

Danielle Carlson said...

Bernideen, your lemon blueberry cake looks so delicious! I absolutely love anything lemon or critusy. And then blueberries...mmm!

I have never participated in your link-up party, but what a fun idea! Thanks for sharing and for hosting this party.

Dani xoxo
a vapor in the wind

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

You go girl! Even while moving you are on the ball!! YUM! The cake looks so good. I have blueberries in the fridge. Gotta make it! Best of luck with the moving my friend! Thanks for putting up the party when your life is so busy.
Jann said...

I love to challenge myself to create something with what's on hand, your cake looks very yummy!

Jillian's Bella Rosa Antiques said...

Soooo yummy looking! Best of luck with your move - thank you for linking up with Let's Talk Vintage!

Jillian's Bella Rosa Antiques said...

Soooooo yummy looking! Thanks so much for linking with "Let's Talk Vintage!" Best of luck with your move!

Annas Nadelbuch said...

Dear Bernideen,
Lemon Blueberry Cake - hm I'd love to try a piece of
your delicious cake !I wish you good luck for the moving.
Thanks for sharing with us this lovely blog party , Carmen

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Bernideen, it must be hard to keep up with all you have going on, but lots of excitement, I can imagine. Thank you for hosting this week. Sorry to be so late but had company and didn't have time for computer work..Happy Wednesday..Judy

xinex said...

Good luck on your move and selling your house, Bernideen. Moving is a lot of work. We started moving last year in May and we are still moving, hopefully the last one in 3 weeks. The blueberry cake looks yummy!....Christine

Carrie said...

Hi Bernideen! The tea bread looks delicious. It looks like you are really busy but making good progress! I'm really impressed that you are still blogging and hosting this party for all of us to enjoy. Thanks! ;)

Art and Sand said...

Your linens are gorgeous and that cake looks delicious.

Thanks for sharing at SYC.

Rosemary said...

That blueberry lemon cake looks delicious!

Stephanie said...

Dearest Bernideed, your cake has my mouth watering! And oh my, your flowers are stunning and so feminine.

It's truly a joy to have you at Roses of Inspiration. Hugs to you!