Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Oh How Pinteresting 6/20/12: Have a Grin On Me

I'm participating in Oh How Pinteresting today, hosted by The Vintage Apple.  Thought I'd share some of the funny stuff I've found on Pinterest lately.  Enjoy!

"Every girl is expected to have caucasian blue eyes, full Spanish lips, a classic button nose, hairless Asian skin with a California tan, a Jamaican dance hall butt, long Swedish legs, small Japanese feet, the abs of a lesbian gym owner, the hips of a nine-year-old boy, and the arms of Michelle Obama. The only person close to actually achieving this look is Kim Kardashian, who, as we know, was made by Russian scientists to sabotage our athletes. Everyone else is struggling." - Tina Fey

I'm participating in Oh, How Pinteresting today--check it out!

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Head over to my book blog...

Please head over to my book blog, Cindy's Book Club, and read my review of Harriet Reisen's Louisa May Alcott: The Women Behind Little Women!

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Visible Monday: More Sister-Love

It's been a while since I participated in Visible Monday, and the last time I was also showcasing a gift from my sister Lisa!  Well, this wonderful lady gifted me with a box of clothes she was either tired of or thought suited me better.  It was like Christmas in June!

To church on Sunday, I wore this hot pink camisole and matching floral sweater.  Earlier,I couldn't wait to wear it, but I had a problem...I wanted to wear it with a skirt, and I didn't have a skirt that would match it.

I went on the hunt for a white skirt, and you know, they're not as easy to find as you'd think!  I finally found a flowy one I liked at Marshall's for a little over 12 dollars.  (I'd also like to find a shorter white skirt to go with this as well.)

OK, thought I'd get the obligatory bathroom shot out of the way.  (I've been texting my sis a picture every time I wear one of her gifted items!)

Well, naturally I needed the right shoes for this long flowy skirt.  Visiting my daughter at the Bergner's where she works in Bloomington, IL, I found these babies on sale for 60 per cent off! Yes, that's a serious wedge...higher than it even looks in that picture...but I wore them to church Sunday and suffered no pain.

Here they are, on my tootsies.

A shot before I remembered to put my shoes back on.  Honestly, this skirt would look fine with some pretty flats, but I wanted the slightly dressier look of a wedge heel for church.

Camisole and sweater: gifted
Cuff bracelet: gifted
Skirt:  Dimri via Marshall's
Shoes: Mia via Bergner's

Another shot with the shoes.  I'm excited about this entire outfit, but I can style this skirt in so many ways this summer! I'm looking forward to it (by the way, it feels lighter-than-air on, but has a built-in slip that comes to about mid-thigh.)

I'm participating in Visible Monday, hosted by Not Dead Yet Style!  Join the fun!

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Things I Miss About My Dad

Me and my dad in the late 50's

My dad passed away in July 2004 (I blogged about his passing here.) I seem to miss him more instead of less as time goes by.

I've posted this before (it was originally a Thursday Thirteen post), but I'm re-running in in honor of Father's Day.
Me and my Dad in 2003...he was already sick with the liver disease that woulld claim his life

Things I Miss About My Dad

1) His dedicated and passionate love for the Lord

2) His sense of humor--including his corny-but-funny jokes

3) His love of music--something he passed down to all of his children

4) His beautiful singing voice. I can still hearing him sing his signature song, Submission:

Not what I wish to do
Nor where I wish to go
For who am I, that I should choose my way?
The Lord shall choose for me
Tis better far, I know,
So let him bid me go, or stay.

5) Hearing him play the trombone--something he continued to do until he got really sick

6) Talking with him. Long, meaty conversations, about everything from politics and current events to theology and everything in between. I miss that so much.

7) Going on walks with him. Every time I visited my folks in Texas or they came up to visit me, my dad and I would go walking together.

8) Hearing him pray. Many's the night I would hear him praying in another room as I fell asleep.

9) The way he would literally be on the edge of his seat when there was a fight scene in a movie or TV show

10) The way he would play with his grandchildren--horsing around with them when they were younger, playing Dominoes or other board games with them as they grew older

11) The funny songs he would make up on the fly--and often inserting our names into
existing songs

12) The way he would greet me when he phoned me: "Cindy? This is your daddy..."

13) The many ways he showed his love for his family

I miss you, Daddy.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Today is National German Chocolate Cake Day...

...which begs the question:  What is your favorite cake?

Source: via Cindy on Pinterest

Did you know German Chocolate Cake isn't German at all?

Yes, today is National German Chocolate Cake Day.  And according to this website:

 A recipe for "German's Chocolate Cake" first appeared in a Dallas, Texas newspaper in 1957.That it was sent in by a Dallas homemaker is all we know..... 
According to Patricia Riso, a spokeswomen for Kraft foods, It used a brand of chocolate bar called "German's" which had been developed in 1852, by an English Confectioner named Sam German, who was employed by Baker's Chocolate Company.The cake had an immediate and enthusiastic response, and requests about where to find the German's chocolate bar were so numerous that General Foods (who owned Baker's Chocolate) decided to send pictures of the cake to newspapers all around the country.Everywhere the recipe had the same response and the sales for German's Chocolate exploded so they could make this cake!
German Chocolate Cake doesn't happen to be my favorite cake.  That honor would go to the Brownie Chocolate Cake my mom makes, and which I make a lot as well.  It resembles a Texas Sheet Cake.  I also love red velvet cake.

Is German Chocolate Cake your favorite?  If not, what is? Let me know in my comments section.

And if you'd like to try your hand and making German Chocolate Cake, here's the original recipe.

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