Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Sunday, November 23, 2008
Friday, November 21, 2008
Monday, November 17, 2008
This recipe was given to me by my dear family friend Dianne. It's so easy to make and was a huge hit with my family! Thank you Dianne!
Fresh Apple Cake
3 cups sifted flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1 1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. cinnamon
3/4 cups vegetable oil
4 cups chopped apples (macintosh or granny smith)
1 tsp. vanilla
1 cup finely chopped nuts (your choice!)
Sift dry ingredients together and mix in other ingredients.
After combining above, add 2 eggs (slightly beaten) and 2 cups of sugar.
Bake at 350 degrees from 35-45 minutes.
Friday, November 14, 2008
"Show and Tell Friday" was created by Kelli at There's No Place Like Home. Each week she invites us to share something special. Today I have a music box given to my daughter by my mother.
It is a beautiful carousel horse music box that plays "Somewhere In Time". It reminds me of the good times we had together with my dad who is no longer with us. When I hear the music I'm reminded of my daughter when she was 3 years old asking my dad to wind it up for her over and over again! It's a sweet song and brings back sweet memories!
Have a wonderful weekend everyone!
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Thank you to Michelle at Chocolate and Marmalade Tea for giving me a Superior Scribbler Award! I don't know if I deserve it since all this blogging is so new (and so fun), but I appreciate every bit of encouragement! Thank you Michelle! Now I get to choose five more people who I think should be awarded this very special honor! Thank you for making your blog so interesting and fun to read!
5) Sea Cottage
Here are the rules:
1) Post the award on your blog.
2) Link me for giving it to you.
3) Link the originating post here (Life of a Southern College Girl on Blonde Duck's blogroll).
4) Pass the award on to five more deserving people.
5) Post the rules for your recipients.
Congrats to you all and have fun!
Friday, November 7, 2008
What makes a hydrangea flower purple? The soil of course! The ph level has to be just right to produce a purple flower. A higher ph level is perfect for blue blossoms, and a lower level ph will produce a pink flower. So, yes, the purple is a perfect blend of both!
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Okay, I'll admit, we don't see it for very long, because here in Southern California season changes can be...oh so subtle! Now that Halloween is in the past and Christmas is around the corner, let's take a moment to appreciate what autumn has brought us!