April 15, 2011

sour cream chocolate chip coffee cake

1 c sugar
2 c flour
2 sticks of butter
2 eggs
1 TBSP baking soda
1 TBSP baking powder
8 oz sour cream
12 oz semi sweet chocolate chips
1 TBSP vanilla extract
extra sugar
cooking spray


preheat oven to 350. spray pan with cooking spray. melt your butter on stove and beat eggs in small bowl

pour sugar, flour, baking soda, baking powder and sour cream in big bowl. add in butter and eggs and stir DO NOT USE MIXER. add vanilla

take half the batter and spread evenly in the cake pan then add half the bag of chocolate chips evenly on top. add rest of batter and cover evenly with chocolate chips. sprinkle sugar and cinnamon on top

bake for 35-40 minutes
check with toothpick to make sure it is done

April 14, 2011

Above Rubies Retreat 2011!

Brownwood Texas!

that actually reads 103! in April!

Nancy was wonderful as always!

Serene and Pearl sang songs that touched the heart.

and my oldest made new friends
they really enjoyed writing on my truck
she wrote "Far above rubies Prov 31"

April 13, 2011

more hair style fun

a special THANK YOU to my friend Heather who patiently braided the girls hair for HOURS!
while I pet her loving pit bull pup and then had a night out with my main squeeze ;)

these survived a 3 day weekend of camping, biking, swimming and showers

see what she is writing?
it is a hint to where I spent my weekend!

 she didn't leave them in but 2 days.


she loved the curls that came from letting her hair down
sadly in the 103 degree heat and humid windy air the curls quickly became
a sweaty frizzy mess :(

April 10, 2011

hair style fun

My girls have thick HEAVY hair that hits around middle back. The lady that trims their hair every few months said if we did a donation to Locks of Love each girl would have enough for 2-3 wigs!

With summer upon us I am trying to find hair styles that will stay in.
So far I have...

double french braids tied in a knot in back.
then the 2 ends into a ponytail and bobby pinned up

double french braids
crossed in back and bobby pinned/hair clippy in place

french braid of the bangs into a single braid
then a ponytail
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