Thursday, March 26, 2015

Friday Favs...Orange Sour Cream Pound Cake

It's my oldest daughter's birthday!
We had her birthday dinner last night.
For her birthday cake I made an Orange Sour Cream Pound Cake
with Orange Sour Cream Frosting.
It was delicious!

Orange Sour Cream Pound Cake
1 cup butter
3 cups sugar
6 eggs
3 cups flour
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 cup sour cream
 (I used light sour cream because it was what I had on hand)
zest of two medium oranges

Using mixer, cream room temperature butter and sugar together til fluffy.
Add room temperature eggs one at a time, beating after each one.
Add vanilla and orange zest.
Sift together dry ingredients.
Alternate adding dry ingredients and sour cream.
Beat on low until blended.
Grease and flour 9x13 pan
or 10 inch tube pan.
Bake in preheated 325 degree oven for approx 1 hour and 20-30 minutes 
until cake tester or toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

Orange Sour Cream Frosting
Cream together:
1/4 cup room temperature butter
1/2 cup sour cream
zest of one orange
1 teaspoon vanilla
Add 2 3/4 cup powdered sugar and beat until frosting is smooth and fluffy.

Frost when cake is completely cool.

It's almost Friday, friends!
Have a HAPPY, HAPPY Friday
a safe and BLESSED weekend!


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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

By the sea...

As we drive west and get nearer the sea,
I never fail to remember Daddy telling us kids,
the seven of us packed like sardines into the back of the station wagon,
"First one to see the ocean gets a nickel!".

Now, decades later, my heart still quickens at the first glimpse of the sea.
By the sea, I never fail to find refuge,
to be soothed and somehow knit back together.
It seems that walking there on the sandy shore, 
the Creator's words, "Let there be!" are still reverberating 
as I look at His massive, majestic masterpiece.

By the sea, I am reminded that God is well able to handle everything in my one small, messy life.
I am comforted.
I am relieved.
I am at peace.
By the sea...

My husband drew the winner of my giveaway for Shauna Niequist's devotional, Savor.
And the winner is OKLAHOMA RED!
Congratulations!  You're going to love this book!

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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Little ironstone treasures...

In yesterday's photography post I showed you an antique enamelware chamber-stick
 that I got last week at an antique store on the coast.
I also bought this little ironstone soap dish.

I bought these little ironstone butter pats as well.
Everything in the booth I bought my treasures in was inexpensive to begin with
 and then it was also an extra 20% off! 
I love it when things like that happen! 

Today is your last chance to enter my giveaway
for a copy of Shauna Niequist's new devotional book, Savor.
Winner will be chosen tomorrow, (Wednesday, March 25th).
Click here to enter!

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Monday, March 23, 2015

This little light of mine...

(Kim's elevate texture, hardlight, 20% opacity)

When we took our oldest granddaughter to the beach last week,
Papa gave her some spending money for the outlet mall, where she picked out some cute new clothes.
Then Papa gave me some spending money, too! 
What a nice Papa!
 I went to my favorite antique store and found this old enamelware chamber-stick.

(Kim's carmel texture, hardlight, 30% opacity)

I've always had a fondness for chamber-sticks. 
I have a few others, some reproductions and some vintage, but this is the oldest one I've found.
I was surprised at how inexpensive it was, and happy to discover that it was an additional 20% off!
And I love it's blue color!

 (Kim's 2303 texture, screen mode, 40% opacity)

I'm slowly working my way through Kim Klassen's Lightroom class.
She's a great teacher, but I'm a slow learner, and even slower without a lot of time to devote to it right now.
Wish me luck!

(Kim's 1217 texture, hardlight, 30% opacity)

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