20 June 2013

We're Having a Heat Wave...

oy...it's a wee bit warm.  :)  I have pictures of things, but it is way too hot to do anything.  We've had the funkiest weather since arriving four months ago.  It ended up being one of the longest Winters on record, a few weeks ago- record rain (and a lot of flooding), and now it is really hot.  There was a week and half of really nice weather and we enjoyed our backyard.  The weather is supposed to cool down soon.  :)  I am alive, but Hubby was on "use it or lose it" leave, so I spent time with him.  We hit as many German grocery stores that we could while the kids were still in school.  We are simple people.  We are just enjoying living in Germany.  I promise I'll have pictures next time....we hit the flea market and I spent a whooping 11,70 euro this time. :) 

08 June 2013

Up for another round?


I was going to add a picture of what I put up, but I can't figure out how to make it right side up.....grrr.  I'll add it when I figure it out.  The second round starts on Monday and ends on Friday the 14th.....the Army's Birthday (or Flag Day to civilians).  I made a journal from a vintage book (it is up on the site) it is about 1" thick from the over 50 pages of papers.  There will be a bag of treasures to go with it.  Hell, here it is in all it's loppy-jawed glory.   :)

05 June 2013

A Handful of Happy

There was a flea market in Weiden on Saturday. Hubby took me for my birthday.  I spent 19 euro and all those treasures fit in my hand.  I'm not sure what I'm more excited about the 2 rosaries or the Paris souvenir bracelet.  :)

Next year....

just two candles...those big number candles.  It got so hot...that it melted the frosting on the top of the cake.  :)

04 June 2013

I Got Sunshine

For my Birthday...it has been beautiful today.  All things considered...any sunshine is good.  I made my many cakes for my birthday.  Here are the links for the recipes:

http://relish.com/recipes/coca-cola-cake/  That is the hedgehog looking one in the back.

http://addapinch.com/cooking/2012/09/05/salted-caramel-buttercream-frosting-recipe/  This is to the left.

http://www.bakerella.com/key-lime-cream-cake/  This is to the right. 

I'll let you know how they taste later.  I have to wait for my kids.....cake for dinner.  :)  Not really...maybe...we will see. 

03 June 2013

Rain and cake

There has been nothing but rain for days on end.  There is flooding all over Europe...so sad.  I spent most of today baking.  It has taken a little longer for things to come to room temperature.  :)  I'll have pictures tomorrow.  I've got one more cake to go.....the frosting is done...it has to be made in advance.  Hubby took me to a flea market on Saturday and I still need to take a picture of my treasures...a whole handful that cost me 19 euro.  It started raining right as we were leaving.  It was fun and I can't wait to go again.....maybe my brain will catch up...I know my German numbers, I swear I do.  Well...it's bedtime..so until tomorrow....which will be awesome. :)