This summer found the girls getting an education on how their mama grew up in Missouri. And a culture shock for these city girls. It’s a hillbilly life, for sure. You can read about it here.
My mama skills were tested to the max. This the summer I discovered all is not well in my house. Besides feeling like I was slapped across the face, it was a disheartening hard road for a long time. But, as they say, “it’s only a season”…and that road is curving into a new, exciting direction. Lord help us to keep this journey moving in the right direction. Amen.
A summer of office birthday parties. I am the official cake/cupcake baker for birthdays. This is a variation on my mother-in-law’s easy chocolate cherry cake, made into cupcake form. One box of chocolate cake mix, 2 eggs, and a can of cherry pie filling. That’s it. Bake at 350° for 10 minutes or so until done in center. Fool your friends at how delicious this is. Top with homemade frosting, chocolate or a vanilla variety, it won’t matter. Did I mention how delicious this is?
This quilt found a new home. It took me a year to finish it up and now it’s with my lil sis in Florida. I named it “Don’t worry, be happy” because it’s a happy quilt with the bright colors, and because I needed less worry and more happy at the time when I was finishing it up. (Colorful fabric by Sweetwater Fabrics.)
I needed my mountain fix. A quick trip to Mt. Evans fit the bill. You can read more and see all the pictures of that trip at Colorful Travels.