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If you want an extra dose of Christmas tonight, Home Alone and Home Alone 2: Lost In New York are on ABC Family!

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OMGOODNESS y'all, Seth's b-day cake turned into a hot mess!!!! Star, where are you???

found a recipe for a strawberry cake on Pinterest. tried doing 4 layers. 2 of the layers tore up in the pans. tried to piece them as I was icing it. the icing had coolwhip in it....a runny mess. Yes the cakes were completely cool & yes, the icing was very cold, I double checked.
Anyhoo, Seth now has 2 cakes, 1 layer & goo in 1 container & 1 layer & goo in the other container. I cried!!!!!!! dried my tears, cleaned up my mess & when he came in from class I told him about it, he said, " Mama, you know I don't care what it looks like as long as it tastes good!" God bless that saweet baby boy of mine cause it sure ain't looking pretty!
awwwe, I have had disasters with cakes over the years too! I have had them fall apart, fall on the floor after I was done decorating, I have dropped whole trays of finished flowers, put the wrong flavoring in, under baked, over baked, had icing that was well, not good!

Want to bake a cake quick?
Spread batter on a cookie sheet lined with foil, bake for 15 min. When cool, cover with plastic,put in fridge for and hour. Then trim off the edges, cut in half for 2 layer, or 4ths for a 4 layer. Each is so easy to fill as there is no cut surface to worry about. Easy way to fill is put filling in large pastry bag and pipe on, no spreading required. Then ice the cake and it is ready for decorating.
I bake most of my cakes this way now as it is so quick and easy.

So glad your son was understanding, most likely will tease you about it when he is older! LOL
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Originally Posted by Seawaters View Post
About my package from Louanne, CM3: The title of this huge book is An Ideals Treasury of Christmas, a 2-in1 Christmas Collection. The first part is "Home for Christmas," and I want to share the first poem that introduces the first section.

Welcome Home

The snow is white and glistening;
The stars shine bright above.
I'm going home for Christmas
Home to those I love.

~~Gladys Billings Bratton

The second section is entitled "The Greatest Gift." One story from this section is entitled "A Gift from the Heart" by Norman Vincent Peale. With your permission (Can't you just hear Louanne saying that?) I want to share the last paragraph and insert CM3's name instead of the name of the person in the original story:

"Strange isn't it? A shy woman alone in a great impersonal city. You would think that nothing she could do would affect anyone. And yet, by trying to give away love, she brought the true Spirit of Christmas into our lives, the Spirit of selfless giving. That was Louanne's secret--and she shared it with us all."

Ryan, I think you and Sugar are right. She is right there with Saint Nicholas, drinking coffee after each glittery sip, saying, "Glitter! Drink up!"
Yes, I can hear her saying that!

What a beautiful book she sent you. I especially love the second section, and how it sounds when you put her name in it...her Christmas spirit & her friendship was such a wonderful gift. xo
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this is so beautiful, I will miss her so much, but I am so grateful that this community continues on and we can laugh and cry together as we remember her.
(where is that box of kleenex?)
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we spent the day on a trip to the lake and visits to numerous thrift stores. Found a couple of things, one of them a fun memory of canninemom! You can see why I just had to get this, an angel polar bear....
Oh I have one that looks like that, except mine is holding a gold star. So cute!
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Originally Posted by Seawaters View Post
About my package from Louanne, CM3: The title of this huge book is An Ideals Treasury of Christmas, a 2-in1 Christmas Collection. The first part is "Home for Christmas," and I want to share the first poem that introduces the first section.

Welcome Home

The snow is white and glistening;
The stars shine bright above.
I'm going home for Christmas
Home to those I love.

~~Gladys Billings Bratton

The second section is entitled "The Greatest Gift." One story from this section is entitled "A Gift from the Heart" by Norman Vincent Peale. With your permission (Can't you just hear Louanne saying that?) I want to share the last paragraph and insert CM3's name instead of the name of the person in the original story:

"Strange isn't it? A shy woman alone in a great impersonal city. You would think that nothing she could do would affect anyone. And yet, by trying to give away love, she brought the true Spirit of Christmas into our lives, the Spirit of selfless giving. That was Louanne's secret--and she shared it with us all."

Ryan, I think you and Sugar are right. She is right there with Saint Nicholas, drinking coffee after each glittery sip, saying, "Glitter! Drink up!"
What a beautiful and amazing gift you received!


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AHAHHHHHH it is April and we have a warning for a snow storm!!!???
I was going to go out and rake the yard and prep my gardens this weekend!
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Originally Posted by Seawaters View Post
About my package from Louanne, CM3: The title of this huge book is An Ideals Treasury of Christmas, a 2-in1 Christmas Collection. The first part is "Home for Christmas," and I want to share the first poem that introduces the first section.

Welcome Home

The snow is white and glistening;
The stars shine bright above.
I'm going home for Christmas
Home to those I love.

~~Gladys Billings Bratton

The second section is entitled "The Greatest Gift." One story from this section is entitled "A Gift from the Heart" by Norman Vincent Peale. With your permission (Can't you just hear Louanne saying that?) I want to share the last paragraph and insert CM3's name instead of the name of the person in the original story:

"Strange isn't it? A shy woman alone in a great impersonal city. You would think that nothing she could do would affect anyone. And yet, by trying to give away love, she brought the true Spirit of Christmas into our lives, the Spirit of selfless giving. That was Louanne's secret--and she shared it with us all."

Ryan, I think you and Sugar are right. She is right there with Saint Nicholas, drinking coffee after each glittery sip, saying, "Glitter! Drink up!"
I knew it would be something special.
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Originally Posted by Seawaters View Post
I am tired just reading what you have done so far, LOL! I love it when it is just the right temp to have the windows open to hear the birds. We have an owl that I hear a lot, some doves, and some other spring birds. We used to have night herons, but those are absolutely horrible-sounding birds. They mess up trees and yards so badly that you cannot have your windows open. Many of the babies fall from the nests and do not make it so you have to take care of that. When trash is only collected once a week, you can imagine the smell. The noise of night heron is like a monkey, and you can have 20 or so nests in one good-sized tree!!!
I don't think we have night herons around. From the way you describe them, I'm sure I would know if they were out there. The crows get pretty loud when they all start squawking. Otherwise we have mostly cardinals, blue jays, robins, wrens, sparrows and mourning doves. Oh and we get seagulls! I'm not far from the beach.


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Does anyone here know how I can fix this?
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