Lava Cake

So they say necessity is the mother of invention...
thus our version of Chocolate Lava Cake was born

all you need is~
1 chocolate cake mix and the stuff to make the mix
1 tub of chocolate frosting

all you do is~
mix and bake the cake according to directions, 
then take the bottom of a spatula or wooden spoon and poke
a bunch of holes in the cake as soon as it comes out of the oven

immediately glob on the whole tub of frosting in equal parts
all over the cake...

as quickly as you can, carefully spread the frosting all over 
(be light with the spatula so you don't pull up cake crumbs)

serve piping hot and top with your choice of ice cream! 

I've been making this cake for years after my daughter requested it
for her birthday waaaay back when. We all love it so much
it has become a family favorite, I hope you like it too! 

linking up here...
Tip Junkie handmade projects


Life's Little Instructions

this is on my "Inspiration" pin board here, don't ya love it??? 



Oh Happy Friday!

whooo hooo! it's Friday! hope you had a wonderful week:) 

the boys started reading as soon as we left
Barnes and Noble...love it! 

a new messenger bag I stitched up...

my girl and her gramma looking at the
teeny tiny house furnishings...

...for these adorable doll houses at Hobby Lobby...
(we all want one!) 

Stella got a haircut, isn't she sweet? 

my mamma snapped this while we 
were sucked into the vortex of Hobby Lobby...

lovin' this maxi skirt from Kohls...

awe, this beautiful rainbow over our house was amazing! 

have a wonderful weekend! 


Ricotta Pancakes

These Ricotta Pancakes are delish!!! 
I tweeked Giada's recipe a bit...

1 2/3 cups water
1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla
2 cups pancake/waffle mix (recommended:Krusteaz)
1 cup whole milk ricotta cheese

Combine the water and vanilla in a large bowl, add the 
pancake mix and stir just until moistened but still lumpy.
Stir in the ricotta but allow it to stay a little lumpy...
heat griddle to medium or 350...spoon 1/4 cup of batter 
for each pancake...cook until golden brown (about 3 min per side)

Giada's calls for a honey syrup and blueberries folded into the batter
but we used pure maple syrup and sliced up bananas on top! 

we might have a slight pancake obsession at our house? 
hey, they feed a crowd and are yuuummmmmmy! 




love love love this color from Wet n Wild

it's called I Need a Refresh-Mint
and it's super inexpensive (under $2 bucks)




I don't know about you,
but I sure love a good font...

I'm swooning over these babies!!
15 fonts via house of smiths

pop on over to 
to get yours! 



Sunday Inspiration

Romans 15:13.
Romans 15:13
love this pinned it here 




I just love this site~ Treat.com
you can make just one card at a time...
add a message, choose a cute font/design,
add a pic...
Effortless Expertise Mothers Day Cards

Everything Important Mothers Day Cards

Cute Careers Mothers Day Cards

all for under $4.00 with shipping (and they 
will add a stamp and mail it for ya!)
adorable stuff!!! 

photos via 




yipppeeee it's Friday! 

awe a little VW love for my girl, 
her gramma got her this cute key chain...

some lovely new curtains I stitched up...love them!! 

a little antiquing in old town and I found this cute pail and little plant...

my mamma got to drive home our girl's new car! it's so cute and fun! 

have a wonderful weekend!!! 
linking up here..
life rearranged



I really, really love this skirt from Anthro
Tiered Fringe Skirt

and this one from Mod Cloth
image of Banjolele Skirt

and I was so jazzed when I found this "almost" Anthro/ModCloth
skirt at a discount store for under $9.00....eeeks! 



pizza pizza

The hubs and I had a date night recently, 
and normally I'd never veer off the beaten 
path and try this...but I did, it was amazing! 
I was so happy when I saw this recipe online,
just like our little Italian place...

Fig Prosciutto Pizza with Argula
click HERE to visit Food Network/Ree Drummond and get the recipe  

**variation: try thinly sliced pears if you'd prefer them over the fig spread,
just as yummy!!!

photo via


For Mom...

Mother's Day is right around the corner...
some sweet little gift ideas~

Flower Cluster Letterpress Notecards with Decorative Envelopes - Set of 12

my dear necklace

Assorted Dozen
delivered to mom



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