As much as I love flowers & have gardened since my early 20’s the Echinacea or coneflower never interested me til recently. I planted a few maybe 15 years ago & saw how butterflies were attracted to them.
Pictures of the “fake” blue orchids I received on Mother’s Day. Supposedly if they ever rebloom they will flower white because they somehow must place blue dye in the soil or water or something to get them to do this. Pretty fascinating really.
They are beautiful.
I decided to bake a cake when the heat was out in my apartment again. It’s not super cold right now but chilly so what the heck, why not use this as an excuse for making something I shouldn’t be eating. I had to bake something to warm myself up and had all the ingredients.
I knew I wanted something quick and easy, small. I knew there was a recipe in my 1972 Betty Crocker’s Cookbook, page 97 for a Dinette Cake. This was for “A tender, golden cake for small families.” I wanted chocolate, not hard to do with this recipe. I am posting the recipe that I made and not the original one for the yellow cake.
One Bowl Chocolate Dinette Cake
1 C flour 1/3 C cocoa powder
1 C sugar 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
pinch salt 1/2 C milk
1 1/2 tsp cornstarch 1/4 C French Vanilla Creamer
1/3 C oil 1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
Mix all dry ingredients in one bowl and place all the liquid ingredients in a two cup measuring cup to add all at once to the dry. You can use a hand mixer or hand whisk, which is what I used to keep it simple.
Once the dry ingredients were incorporated, I added the liquid and mixed well.
Pour into a 9x9x2 glass pan well greased, I don’t use flour as I used to and find that if I grease well, there is no sticking and it does not have those clumps of flour on the bottom which detracts from the flavor considerably.
Bake at 325° for approximately 20 min or til done. You can start to smell it and I test with those tiny poultry skewers that come with those lacing kits many use with their turkeys. They work out nicely.
Once cooled, I whipped up some quick butter cream frosting by hand from the following ingredients:
1/4 C softened butter, approx 2 C powdered sugar, 1 tsp vanilla & tiny bit of milk by drops to give it the proper consistency. If you don’t use salted butter, you can add a pinch of salt to the icing as well.
Then it’s yum, yum, eat it up!
This is no longer the same America or world as when I first began blogging. There is a cloak of evil that is attempting to silence the Word of God and truth at this time. And even worse, I have nothing positive to say anymore that does not feel completely contrived.
One of the main reasons I plan to stop blogging is due to the amount of progressive fascism assaulting our freedom of speech. The censoring and blocking of all speaking the truth, especially if it goes against certain evil agendas is going on in this blogging community, on social medias and anywhere else they can “get cha!”
I have always supported any president whether I voted for them or agreed with them on everything. What changed all of a sudden? Hillary lost the election and screamed for her supporters to resist. The fact that anyone would obey such an evil & unconstitutional command speaks volumes to me, especially now that I know the facts of how crooked the “FISA memo” really is. The evil of the Democratic Party now includes every sin and perversion known to man. Infanticide is way over the top morally but to them building a wall is immoral, not killing an unwanted child.
Overview of how & why the “FISA Memo” was drawn up.
There are others that try to silence you as well. They intimidate or bully with being “offended” and reporting you as they did in times of Nazi occupation. “Poor snowflakes”, someone said something they didn’t agree with. If more of these “snowflakes” would have gotten their ass beat as a child they wouldn’t melt down so fast. Many kids are never disciplined at home due to absent fathers and working mothers as well as damaging liberal doctrine that makes spanking a crime, but not killing your own child as long as it’s “sample size.”
As an actual liberal and former Democrat, I now bitterly regret voting for Obama both times. President Obama was the figurehead as the progressive communists slowly infiltrated the Democratic Party in recent years. All one has to do is read or scan world history to see what people are really like. To see your future. For a short time in America it was Disney, sock hops and giggling at pajama parties about boys. Now Disney’s gone perv and we shake our ass to songs about ho’s. Instead of innocent young girls dreaming about boys, many are making an appointment at Planned Parenthood to kill their own child because it’s the “in” thing to do, the easy thing to do when you followed the crowd to “cheapen” yourself by sleeping with anyone who looks at you twice without thought of what you were really doing. That is a dramatic and demonic change that I refuse to accept or allow in my world.
I had thought the main reason for the promotion of abortion on demand in America was to keep the population of the minorities and peasant stock to a low, but then why the hell are the Democrats (demonrats) shipping in criminals by the thousands? Something’s not right here. I know that Planned Parenthood sells baby parts for a fact, we all know this and they fought like hell to sue the people that exposed this horrific practice for making them look bad. They also bring in big bucks but for who and why really. Amazing how evil people always condemn and “crucify” the good people that do the right thing isn’t it?
Then you have to ask yourself, why all the hysteria by the progressive lefts and why now all of a sudden? Why so frantic to stop Trump from “MAGA?” Why are there no investigations into any of the Democrats finances, many of whom are multi millionaires which is impossible on their salaries even with the most aggressive of investments? Simply put, the Democrats don’t want their global agenda to be blocked which will infringe on their personal finances and all the corrupt practices they have gotten used to through the years.
These people would rather destroy the entire country. They would rather see our lifestyles destroyed, see many of us lose jobs and our freedoms for their selfish agendas of personal gain. Many at the helm have completely changed their ideology about southern border security, endangering our country then lie about it. They support drug smuggling and human trafficking by their current political stance. They have been a party to shipping illegals up at an alarming rate. Most of these groups photographed look like young, able bodied men, not families. Most are not families seeking asylum at all. This video shows how many, including Obama, Hillary, Biden & Schumer, wanted border walls at one time and suddenly now all have changed their minds. We need to find out why.
This is one of my “tweets” from today. This is what I think is going on right now.
1. Po’ Girl is just sitting back looking at this big picture. It’s pretty crafty but luckily #God is not mocked. Break down & indoctrinate the people with sin & debauchery, even murder of the most innocent, because humans R weak & morally broken people more easily controlled.
6:19 AM – 7 Mar 2019
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2. Easily tempted & fooled. Have “STARS” speak their agenda of lies to the “STAR Struck” naive & ignorant. Pay off others to betray their own country & people to indoctrinate us all with progressive socialism. Obamacare created problems for many small businesses then…..
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3. Socialist agendas pushed people into demanding higher wages which will put all small business OOB, the larger global corporations will take over, the government will control them & socialism will just “be.” This is how they planned it & have to “disarm” to prevent revolution.
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4. Stupidity & evil work together not seeing the strength of #God’s people & our ability 2 C thru the smoke & mirrors, hence them also working like mad 2 remove all trace of #God & #Christ from our world. They refuse to repent, we don’t have to forgive. #coup not going 2 happen.
So I’m just going to keep rebuking as long as I can. Things had a way of working out in the world in the past before technology. Wars, wars & more wars. Humans are now controlled by a completely different means than any leaders or kings had in the past. There is now mass indoctrination in schools & media, medication, electronic devices to control and track us, probably even brain wave techniques we have yet to find out about. You know, the reason the “crazy” people wore their tin foil hats. Some of these “crazy” people are much more intelligent than the average gump walking around staring at their little screens, bouncing off their walls in a techno haze.
I wish everyone the best and hope that I am wrong about things.
I am either closing up shop for a while or making some changes on the site for sure.
I’m working on various craft projects right now because I’m still downsizing, discarding and donating and came across supplies purchased years ago for whenever. I’m not even sure why I purchased them at the time.
I found a small plastic globe this year at the dollar store and created a light by decoupaging some pressed flowers on it and inserting a light for another dollar. Very lightweight and cute.
I had various wooden plaques and frames I’ve never used, found some plaster of Paris angels and cupids I was going to adhere to furniture at one time but changed my mind so I painted and decoupaged some of it. This is the first time in a long time I have even felt like doing much of anything.
I painted 2 5 x 7 baseboards, 2 wooden plaques approximately 4 x 6 and a wooden cross with a gold based paint. I purchased it many years ago and you can’t get this quality in hobby paints anymore. You can get the wood pieces at various craft and hobby stores. Not sure if the dollar store carries anything like this but you can always check. I used some tissue paper to decoupage on each piece.
If you like to do various decoupage or paper art, it’s nice to shop various specialty gift shops for unique tissue designs such as the paper I used. Most stores and Hallmark shops don’t carry very interesting patterns as a rule but always check when you shop.
Not sure what my original plans were for these plaster figurines, but I decided to paint them all gold as well to use in my projects. I had seen a unique furniture piece years ago with cupid figures and decoupage, but since I don’t have a piece of furniture in mind to use them on, I created these out of the pure boredom of being snowed and frozen inside for now. -45 wind chill and almost a foot of snow within a week. Yikes, then supposed to go up to 50 above in a couple of days. Madness!
I adhered a couple of the cupids on solid gold plaques and two others on the decoupaged plaques I planned on adhering on the tissue covered backing boards for contrast. The tissue does have flecks of gold throughout making it a great choice. I then adhered the larger angel which was a broken Christmas ornament that I had kept when the hanger at the head broke off.
Basically finished. Just not sure what I’m doing with them. The set of three can be used on a mantle or wall art in a grouping. The cross went on a painted plaque and the cupids on backer boards were just slid into matching painted frames.
So if I do continue blogging I will be changing the format and style depending on if I move and what I end up doing. I will continue ONLY if I have something worth blogging about. Something creative, tips, ideas, something that is not just a time waster for all involved.
Thank you for following my blog all these years. God bless.