Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Mother's Day projects

I have to give credit where credit is due.... I saw this on Pinterest, and thought it was the cutest and best project for Mother's Day. 

I just love the idea of chilling on the couch watching one of my favorite movies. It would make a great gift in my book. A girl's night in, watching a good chic flick and eating popcorn! 

What are your all time favorite movies?? I have several and here are just a few. An affair to remember, Pretty Woman, Step Mom, Dying Young, Top Gun, The Notebook and American President.  I love movies that make me cry and laugh, nothing like a wide range of emotions! 

I hope you all are thinking about Mother's Day and that special gift for that special person in your life. Whether it's a Mom, Grandmother, Sister, Aunt, or just a motherly role model you may have. It's that time of year that we give thanks to all those women out there that make sacrifices each day for their children, grandchildren and family members. 

Thank you Mom for being so wonderful and giving! Our family is so appreciative for the things you do each and every day. You have paved the way for so many of us to reach our goals and dreams. 

Thank you to my Mother-in-law DiAnn for being such a blessing, couldn't have asked for a better mother-in-law (after having one for a nightmare, you appreciate when you have a good one)!

Sour Cream Coffee Cake

1 cup of butter, softened
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
8 oz sour cream
2 eggs, beaten
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda

1 cup finely chopped pecans
2 tsp sugar
1 TB ground cinnamon

In a large mixing bowl, cream butter, sugar, sour cream, eggs and vanilla. Combine dry ingredients in a separate bowl. Add flour mixture by spoonfuls into the wet ingredients until just combined, don't over mix.

Make topping by mixing together the chopped pecans, sugar and cinnamon.

Grease a tube pan, put about 1/3 of the topping mixture on the bottom, layer with batter, topping, batter  and ending with more topping.

Bake at 350 for 45 minutes. Allow to cool on a wire rack before turning out onto a platter.


Thursday, April 4, 2013

Melissa Frances

Melissa Frances and Craft Coach are coming to Whitworth Ranch Retreat this September. Please follow their blogs to see the details. We are so excited about this fun vintage style weekend. Great food, memories, projects and new friends!