Yummy Cake

Awhile back, I made this delicious cake by Giada from the Food Network. It was very easy, and super light!

At first, I wasn't sure I would add the mint like she does. However, we randomly have mint growing in our backyard, so I thought I would try it. Turns out, the girl knows what she's doing! I love this cake!

I did change the Lemon Syrup she makes to add on top. Instead, I made some powdered sugar icing that I added lemon zest and lemon juice to - it was so good! I highly recommend making this cake! I bet it's great for breakfast, not that I would know...

It's been a long time since I posted anything crafty, and I'm excited to share this redo! It brought me so much happiness to change this chair and recycle it instead of giving it away!

When I was still teaching, my mom bought this great chair at a thrift store (I think) to use in my classroom. She gave it to my dad so he could refinish it for me and make it look nice. He, however, used his creative license and made it look like a throne.

Really, it was fun to have in a classroom full of first graders, and they loved being rewarded with a chance to sit and read in Mrs. Morgan's chair.

I've been hanging onto this chair for six years now because I loved its lines, but I've never had the inspiration to redo it. Well, the Great Garage Clean-Out of 2010 quickly put my rear in gear!

I love the way it looks now! I scraped all the little rhinestones off, primed it with white paint, then painted it a soft creamy color. I had some great greenish-blue fabric with a little bit of texture to it leftover from some project that was perfect for the seat cushion. The color isn't really coming through in the pictures, but it is lovely!

Now I have a quiet spot in my bedroom to sit and read, or nurse the baby when she comes! So fun!

If you know Clark or me very well, you know we've never had a clean garage. We don't handle our "stuff" well and are slow to organize.

But about a month ago, I decided that if I was going to survive this pregnant summer, I was really going to need to park my car in the garage to avoid the oppressively hot car.

To say Clark was excited and willing to make this happen would be an understatement! He has wanted to be able to park the car in the garage for years. When we moved last August, I think he had high hopes that we would get rid of enough stuff that it would be possible.

Clearly, he forgot who he was married to.

People, I am proud to say that a few weeks ago, we made Clark's dreams comes true! I present to you an organized garage with space for one CR-V:

Notice the giddy smile across his face? He is so happy!

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