Classes & more . . .

Friday, September 23, 2011

Photo of the Day and a new class!

I've been a bad blogger lately I know . . . yesterday I spent some time creating a new class for November.  I haven't put it on the calendar yet but I will later today.  This class uses the Unibind Photo Creator and Simple Stories Generations.  It was so fun to put together and having it bound in a hard cover is just icing on the cake!  This would be a great Holiday gift either for Thanksgiving or Christmas!

Cost and Dates pending . . . Have a great day!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Photo of the day and a recipe

Fall is Apple Time!! When my boys were growing up we took our annual trip to Eckerts to ride the wagon and pick way more apples than we needed!
Nowadays Tom and I end up going to pick "up" apples from the Country Store instead of picking them outselves!
This is a recipe from my mom that has become a tradition as much as picking apples. I usually make this at least twice every Fall!!

Grandma's Fresh Apple Cake
3 cups flour 3/4 cup oil
1 tsp baking soda 1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp baking powder 2 eggs, beaten
1 tsp cinnamon 1 cup chopped walnuts
1 1/2 tsp salt
2 c sugar 4 cups coarsely chopped apples

Mix together dry ingredients. Stir remaining ingredients except apples into dry mixtures. This is a very thick mixture. Stir in apples. I usually wash my hands really well and mix it with my hands.
Place batter into an ungreased tube or bundt pan.
Preheat oven to 350 and bake 1 1/2 hours. 

Sometimes I go crazy and whip up a cream cheese frosting and it takes this yummy cake to whole new level of decadence!

1 stick margarine
8 oz cream cheese
1 tsp vanilla
16 oz box of confectioner's sugar

Try it!! You'll house will smell as good as mine!!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Photo of the day

"Never Forget"

in Forest Park in front of the Art Museum.

In honor of the nearly 3,000 people who died ten years ago Sunday, a tribute unlike anything St. Louis has ever seen has been set up on Art Hill in Forest Park. A display titled "America's Heartland Remembers" features 2,996 flags in perfect symmetry, a flag for each person who died in the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. Each flag features information about a victim.

It took 300 volunteers, including city firefighters, to put up the display. Rick Randall came up with the St. Louis idea. The design was actually copied from a display at Pepperdine University a few years ago, but putting the names on each flag pole is unique to St. Louis.

Thursday, September 08, 2011

Photo of the day

Scenes from Door County, WI
We left St. Louis when the predicted high temperature was 103.
Door County was cool at night and perfect during the day with a high temperature of about 75.
Our Motel

The view from our second floor room.

 A little shopping in Fish Creek.

Our breakfast place.

Pretty Scenes.

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Photo of the day

Sneak Peek . . . Each year Missy & I host a spooky little event called FRIGHT FEST at For Keeps Sake.  FRIGHT FEST is so popular that Nancy W and Mary will join us this year to bring you an entire weekend of Frightful Fun! 

Missy has already shown her amazing SPELL BOOK on the FKS blog!
Saturday, October 14 @ 10:30-1:30

A Frightly Festive Spooktacular! One of the scary classes offered at the ever popular Fright Fest! Create a Spell Book/ Recipe Book with a Spooky twist to display near your cauldron full of Halloween goodies!

- - - - - -so I thought I would give you a peek of one of my projects! 

Saturday, October 14 @ 2:00-4:30

After a Frightfully Fun class creating Missy's Spell Book, join Sue to create 2 sweet projects to end your SpooKtacular day!  My class will be limited to 11 participants.  You will create 2 separate projects!  Call For Keeps Sake to make your reservation 314-487-8131.

Projects are on display @ For Keeps Sake!