Monday, April 25, 2011


We attended Easter Services in Broomfield, Colorado at the Shepherd of Love Church.....a celebration of our Lord's Resurrection!

We met Pastor All
and Pastor Reva
at my store some
time back.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011


What's not to love about pansies? And Springtime is when they excel and burst forth with color!  Here in Colorado they bloom all summer because of our cool nights.  I love them and so do you! 

 Soon we will be able to have tea in our gardens and friends over. It is such fun...invite some friends over and serve a few tea treats.  Everyone loves it!

Of course this is actually a
coffee set above.

I have always been drawn to pansy doilies and hankies.  I really don't know a thing about crocheting but think it is so pretty. I set up a little pansy themed display this morning on a side table.

There  is a  large collection of dessert plates that are displayed on the walls of our home....

I am especially drawn to mixing and matching things.  I get bored quickly with same-same.

Late note:  many items on this post were later sold at my shop! 

Tuesday, April 5, 2011


Probably one of the most famous recipes and familiar to us (because it has been in magazine ads for years) is the Bacardi Rum Cake. You have probably made it sometime yourself but since I haven't made it for a while - this morning I made one. I didn't have time to put the icing glaze on yet and will do that tonight as friends are coming for dinner. 

I need to be careful today and type this correctly as I passed a flyer in my store with a cake recipe and had the wrong measurement for the baking powder.  Typos can be dangerous so when you are reading a recipe - always question anything that looks like it "might not be right".  It is worth the time to google it or call someone or lay it aside until later.  

This cake calls for 1 cup pecans or walnuts chopped, (1) 18 1/2 oz pkg yellow cake mix, (1) 3 3/4 cup pkg Jello Vanilla Instant Pudding and Pie Mix, 4 eggs, 1/2 cup cold water, 1/2 cup Wesson oil, 1/2 cup Bacardi dark rum

The glaze calls for 1/4 lb butter, 1/4 cup water, 1 cup granulated sugar and 1/2 cup Bacardi Dark Rum You can substitute rum flavoring but it won't taste quite as good!

Preheat your oven to 325 degrees right from the get go....

You will grease and flour a 10" or 12" bundt pan and sprinkle the chopped nuts in the bottom of the pan. Mix all cake ingredients together.  Pour batter over nuts and bake for 1 hour.  I covered the top with loose foil the last 10 minutes. Cool and then invert on serving plate.  Prick the top of the cake and spoon and brush glaze evenly over top and sides. Allow cake to absorb glaze.

Glaze: Melt butter in saucepan, stir in water and sugar.  Boil 5 minutes, stirring constantly.  Remove from heat.  Stir in rum. Pour over cake!