February 28, 2013

Honey Bun Cake

This cake is another family favorite of ours! My brother request this cake every year for his birthday. 

What you need:
1 box of yellow cake mix
2/3 cup vegetable oil
4 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup sour cream
1 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup pecans{this is optional, I left them out because my child doesn't like nuts. It is still just as good without the nuts}
2 tsp cinnamon
2 cup powdered sugar
2+ Tbsp milk

Heat ove to 350 degrees. Grease a 13x9 cake pan. 

Mix together cake mix,oil,eggs,and sour cream together in a large bowl.

In a small bowl mix together brown sugar, cinnamon, and pecans{if you are using them}

Spread half of the cake mix into the cake pan and sprinkle the brown sugar mixture on top. Spread the rest of the cake mix on top.

Bake for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown.

Mix the powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla together until thin. You may have to add a bit more milk.

Prick cake with a fork and pour icing on the cake. 

Let sit until the icing is set.


February 26, 2013

Oh How Pinteresting!

I'm sure we have all seen the pins of the painted knife block floating around Pinterest world. I know I have, and I have this one pinned and knew I wanted to do it the moment I saw it.

This project cost me a total of $0. I had everything I needed to revamp my knife block. 

The paint is from a nice sample that Valspar sent me a while back. I picked the color called sprinkles. The sample came in a nice sized tub and even had a mini roller and tray. 

The black paint is acrylic paint I had leftover from another project. 

My knife block went from this.
  After a couple coats of paint it looks like this.
 I'm not all that crazy about the E. My paintbrush slipped and I had to attempt to fix it. I'm sure my OCD will get the best of me and I will redo the E. Eventually. 

I love how it turned out and adds such a pretty pop of color to my teeny tiny kitchen. 


February 25, 2013

One Of Those Days

Ever have one of those days where nothing goes as planned?? Yeah, that's how my day is going.

My child didn't want to cooperate this morning while getting ready for school and was acting like this.

The hubbs fell yesterday and sprained his ankle and decided to go to the doctor today. Anyone that really knows us can tell you how often I am at the doctors for him. In fact, we were just in the ER the other week for him.(See this post.) I seriously should buy stock within the hospital seeing as how they get so much of our money. He gets hurt/sick so much much this is how I feel when something happens to him,again. 
Reaction GIF: eye roll, Tina Fey

I wanted to upload pictures off of my camera so I could get today's original post up and schedule the rest of weeks. As you can see from this post, that didn't go as planned either. My camera's battery decides to die and is currently charging. Uploading the pictures will have to be postponed until tomorrow.

This is what today can do.

Even though today hasn't gone as planned or as smoothly as I would have liked. It could have been worse. I mean, any of these things could have happened to me.



February 24, 2013

Sunday Social

Well folk's it is Sunday again and that means another edition of Sunday Social

This week is all about those awkward years.
Sunday Social

1. What was your biggest middle school fashion mistake? Oh goodness. Those really big Dr. Seuss type hats were very popular in my middle school during 8th grade. Everyone had one, and everyone wore one. Even me. They were the most ridiculous looking things and not a single person looked good in them.

2. Who were your best friends in High School? I'm not really friends with many people from high school. The ones that were my friends aren't now and the ones I wasn't friends with I am now. With us not being friends anymore, I'm not too comfortable discussing it. Don't want to violate anyone's privacy and put them out on blogland like that. I will say I was the type of person that had friends in every little clique. 

3. What was a typical weekend like for you in High School? Work. I worked a lot in high school but when I wasn't working I was partying. I was a wild one

4. Did you have any boyfriends/girlfriends? Tell us about them. I really didn't date anyone in high school. Sure I had a fling or two while I was in high school. They were either already out of high school or went to a different school. I was really all about myself in high school and was too busy doing my own thing to worry about a boyfriend.

5. Did you have any secret codes with your friends? Spill your secrets. The only one that I can think of is the teacher alert code. We would all smoke in the bathroom after lunch and if you saw a teacher coming someone would ask for a tampon. Oh how we were so cool back then. *eye roll*

6. If you could relive one day/moment/experience from middle school or high school, what would it be? My Sophomore year in high school a local radio station was holding a spirit contest. The winning school would have a free concert at their school. The bands playing were popular but weren't big names. I can't remember who they were now or what they played. To win we had to send the radio station index cards with our name, grade, and high school. Teachers were letting us fill out these index cards through the whole class. Other then that, I couldn't wait to get out of high school.


February 22, 2013

Happies & Crappies [5]

We all survived the week! I'm so ready for a nice weekend at home with my little family. 
It was a slow week, not too much happened around here so let's get down to business. I'm linking up for the Happies and Crappies.
The Vintage Modern Wife: Happies and Crappies Link Up

1. I actually got a good bit accomplished while nut-nut was at school.(she only goes for 3 hours)
2. Nut-nut only had a 3 day week at school! She was excited to have extra "stay-home days"
3. Nut-nut went to stay with her Grandma from Wednesday evening to this morning
4. I actually had almost a day in half with the house to myself. I enjoyed it!
5. My favorite deli had some of their Cajun Shrimp Dip on sale today! Score! Love that stuff!!
6. I had my first guest post over at Carolina Fireflies. You can check it out here
1. I was sick the whole time Nut-nut was away. I had so much stuff around the house I wanted to get accomplished. None of it got done.
2. It's a yucky, rainy day. I hate having to grocery shop in the rain. Ugh.
3. Looks like it's going to be a little longer before the hubbs gets his raise. We are tired of waiting on paperwork. Mama needs money!
4. My dog smells bad. I can't stand a stinky dog and he is not easy to bathe either.      

February 21, 2013

What I'm Pinning

Upcycling old food jars into cute vases

February 20, 2013

What's on My Phone Wednesday

Before we get into the photo dump, Kristyn over at Carolina Fireflies has allowed me to take over her blog for the day. Head over and see what I have shared!


February 19, 2013

Liebster Award

Sara at ms.sunshine has nominated me for the Liebster Award! I have seen the Liebster award floating around blogland but wasn't quite sure what it was at first. 

After a little light reading I discovered that is for bloggers with fewer then 200 followers to help encourage them to keep blogging.

Here is how it goes down

1. I will list 11 things about myself
2. I will answer 11 things Sara has asked me.
3. I am going to nominate 11 people and ask them 11 questions.

I wonder who came up with this whole number 11 thing. Such a random number. Couldn't they have made it an even 10?

11 Things about me
1. I worry way too much
2. I'm pretty OCD about things being on the floor
3. I hate ketchup
4. I have the smallest kitchen in the world.
5. I'm a pajama kind of girl. If I'm at home, I'm going to be comfortable
6. One of my best friends lives hours away from me and I've never met her in person
7. We've been trying to have another baby for much longer then I would like to be. It will happen when we are meant to have that blessing. :)
8. I've been married twice. The first one didn't last long at all. Another story,another day.
9. I still have my favorite stuffed animal from when I was a baby.
10. I have a thing for cook books. Love'em!
11. I hate summer. Mainly because it's just too darn hot.

Things Sarah has asked me
1. How did you come up with the name for your blog? It's an inside joke between another one of my best friends and I.
2. What are your blogging goal? To meet new people and make new connections.
3.If you could travel back in time to witness any historical event,what would it be? I don't think there is one event in particular I would like to see but I would like to go back to the 30s to see if my Grandpa's side of it is true. You know the whole I had to walk 5 miles in the snow to get to school kind of tales.
4.If you could travel back in time to have dinner with one historical figure, who would it be? Salvador Dali. He is my favorite artist and I would love to pick his brain over some of his work.
5. If they were making a movie about your life, who would you want to play you? Zooey Deschanel because that girl is funny and could make life a bit more interesting.
6. What is your dream job? I would love to own my own bakery. One day.     
7. What is your dream car? I really don't have one. Maybe a newer model of the Ford Escape because I love mine.
8. What is your favorite book? I don't have any one book that I favor over the other.
9. What is your favorite movie? Dazed and Confused
10. Who is your favorite musical artist? I have way too many to list but the longest running one is Nirvana. 
11. What is your favorite recipe to make? Oh man, another one that is way too many to list. I love to cook and bake and I'm always making new things.

My questions
1. Why did you start blogging?
2. What is your biggest pet peev?
3. What is your guilty pleasure?
4. What is your favorite thing to watch on tv?
5. Is your hair color natural?
6. If you could go anywhere where would you go?
7. What do you concider your best personality trait?
8. What is your hometown famous for?
9. Where do you picture yourself in the next 5 years?
10. Do you have any bad habits, if so what are they?
11. What is your favorite drink? Alcoholic and non-alcoholic

My nominees
1. Sarah @ With Dirt On Our Face
2. Marisa @ A Girl in Heels          

3. Sammie @ A Southern Belle's Sassy Single Life
4. Jess @ All-American Jess
5. Bri @ No Boys Allowed  
6. Erica @ Silly Socks n' Things
7. Amanda @ Mandie's Two Cents 
8. Rachel @ Rachel's Country Roots 
9. Kari @ La Bella Vita 
10. Ashleigh @ Finding My Sea Legs 
11. Rachel @ Country Roots City Living ( she barely made it. She is sitting at exactly 200 followers!)