Saturday, May 22, 2010

I Love Blogland...

I love blogland!  I have met so many wonderful, sincere people within the connections of blogland. I find and follow blogs that are inspirational to me.  People that will pray for you, laugh with you, and shed a tear with you. People that share treasures, recipes, and decorating ideas. Ideas that I would not have thought of in 199 years!! I also stay caught up on the lives of many a military family that have crossed our path throughout the years.  I know, I know it is all computer based but this is the generation in which we are living.   

One blog that completely inspires me is my friend Dena in Iowa.  Dena uses her talents to draw and produce inspirational cards.  Not only are her drawings adorable but she posts many inspirational verses and quotes. Recently, she posted a recipe that I knew I had to try because it had very little ingredients and sounded delicious. You can about it here.

We had a function(do you see the word fun??) to attend last night!  Actually, we did have a wonderful time but sometimes military functions are not necessarily fun!  We were to bring an appetizer or a desert.  I opted for the desert.  So Dena here is your mom's recipe made with a box of chocolate cake mix, 1/2 bag of chocolate chips and walnuts added for a healthy heart. . . .

I know they look like brownies but certainly do not taste like a brownie. I think they are much better tasting.

To all my friends that I have met over the past 2 1/2 months, thank you for your kind comments and for providing such inspirational blogs that I thoroughly enjoy reading.

 I'm off to an auction on this sunny Arizona Saturday morning.  Hopefully, I will win a lovely 3 stack barrister bookcase with a clawfoot base.  I really, really, really want it.  This is only the second one that I have seen with clawfeet.  I'll let ya'll know the outcome later on this weekend.

I hope you all have a great weekend.


P.S. The hammered aluminum tray that the cake bars are resting on is a new find.  I purchased it along with 5 other trays in a box last weekend at an auction for $1.00!!


Angela said...

Girl, a dollar!!! I'm screaming with joy for you,lol. You see that is exactly what I would have done if I found that,lol. Hope you get that clawfoot base. I am presently uploading my yard sale haul for today.

I've made those 'cookies' too with the cake mix. I can't get over how easy they are to make and how absolutely delicious they are.

Blog land..oh my goodness, your so right about the ideas that you find. I find so much inspiration.

Such blessings have come my way that I am in truly has been a joy filled time (even through times of heart ache and sorrow, I've found such a blessing of bloggers surrounding me with such love)

Anonymous said...

I saw that recipe also and it looked so easy and delicious. Your tray looks fabulous.

I'm constantly inspired by blogs. I don't know how I ever cooked, decorated or gardened before blogging :)

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Wow, I so agree. I have met some of the most amazing people and been inspired every time I turn the computer on. Such talent in blogland. It makes you wish you had a ton of money and 15 homes and yards to use all these fabulous ideas in. The cookies look absolutely wonderful. I have to give them a try. The tray is fabulous. Great find. Hope you have a wonderful weekend. Hugs, Marty

Anonymous said...

You crack me up with all of your 'finds', Ann! Your treats look so yummy in the picture. I'm sure I would have eaten a couple if I would have been at your 'fun'ction! Hope the auction went well today...

Brambleberry Cottage said...

I absolutely love auctions! I hope you win the barrister bookcase that your heart so desires. Can't wait for the follow-up on the auction outcome.

Speaking of wins, today is the final day to enter my giveaway. The winner will be announced tomorrow.

Have a great weekend!
Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage

Dena E's Blog said...

I LOVE Ya Girlfriend,,just came to see what you wrote me about..I am all misty eyed again..Love ya Sweetie,,,really do!!!
Your an Angel to me my Gorgeous Friend
Hugs Dena
Blessings in the new week!!!

Joy @ Joy Of Desserts said...

Wow, 6 trays! Lucky you. I love trays, too. I have the same hammered tray you show in the post. It belonged to my mother-in-law. Does yours have tulips, too? Or maybe different flowers? I don't know its history, but do know my MIL loved it, and so do I.