snack saturday

Cinnamon Roll Cake

3 cups flour
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup sugar
4 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 cup milk
2 eggs
2 tsp vanilla
4 T butter, melted
2 sticks (1 cup) butter, softened
1 cup brown sugar
2 T flour
1 T cinnamon
2/3 cups nuts (optional)
2 cups powdered sugar
5 T milk
1 tsp vanilla
With an electric mixer or stand-up mixer, mix 3 cups flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, milk, eggs, and vanilla. Once combined well, slowly stir in 4 T melted butter. Pour batter into a greased 9x13" baking pan.

In a large bowl, mix the 2 sticks of softened butter, brown sugar, 2 tablespoons  flour, cinnamon, and nuts until well combined. Drop evenly over cake batter by the tablespoon and use a knife to marble/swirl through the cake. 
Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes or until toothpick comes out nearly clean from center. Place powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla in a large bowl. Whisk until smooth. Drizzle over warm cake. Serve warm (we like it straight out of the oven) or at room temperature.

what I'm working on

Since my travelling days are over for a while(I've been to the East coast twice in 3weeks lol), I can finally get some sewing done. I did drop my sewing machine off to get serviced before trip #1 and picked it up on the way home from trip #2 lol.

I started on these blocks way back in March. I had seen a tutorial on Missouri Star Quilt Company; I had a layer cake I had bought on a whim that I felt would work perfectly.

I did put my quilt together a wee bit different than how the tutorial shows but aren't instructions just suggestions anyway ;)

I got the quilt layed out(I did swap out that light coloured block on the left side), I left my sewing room to finish cooking up dinner.
And came back downstairs to this.

Someone was very pleased with himself.

Furry little monster! And yes, I know better lol.

quilt monday

I saw this quilt earlier this year and knew it was perfect to go with a layer cake I had been given. 

It is just too fun!

I couldn't love this quilt more. 

quilted with Mod Dots

I had just enough of my mustache flannel to back this with.

Love it, love it, love it!

laundry, laundry and more laundry

We had such an absolutely amazing trip! Here's a few highlights.

Now I need to start yet another load of laundry and head off to work!


Way back in January of 2013, Jim and I started planning a grad trip for Boy1.  So much planning and secrecy was put into the trip and on commencement night, we surprised A with the trip.

Fast forward to the very first day of school and A was in his first university class when I got a text asking me when were we going away? And yup, Jim and I planned A's grad trip for smack dab in the middle of exam week. So we had to move the trip.

And today is the big day! It's finally a go and there is a great amount of excitement as we pack up the last few things because we are heading off to....

New York City!

Jim and I have been before(10yrs ago this exact week lol) and this time all 6 of us are going. It's going to be crazy fun! 

See you next week!!

quilt monday

I've been hoarding a jelly roll of Sunkissed by Sweetwater for a while now just waiting for the perfect pattern to jump out at me. 

I was organizing my sewing room when I rediscovered this pattern and light bulb moment!

quilted with Daisy 3

I love how it just yells spring. And it makes me happy.

I lucked out and found some yardage online and scooped it up for the binding.

Happy, happy, happy.

nothing to see here folks

Sadly that is true. The weather has been pretty great lately and we've been spending lots of time outside. 
Than there is this.

My sewing machine is in for servicing; another reason that I need another machine lol.

I do have a little something I am working on.

I actually sewed this blocks together almost 2 months ago and just yesterday cut them apart and ironed them up. Maybe when my machine gets back I can finish this up.

quilt monday

It's not secret that I absolutely love the line Lily & Will. I have made numerous baby quilts using it. This is one of my most recent ones.

quilted with Daisies Galore

This Little Man pattern from Camille's book Simplify is such a great pattern and uses only 4 fat quarters. Also it goes together super quick!

I lucked out and found a border fabric that was the perfect finish. And made a super fun binding as well.

I love the quilting; it goes beautifully on the quilt.

But I think my very favorite part is the flannel backing.

Now we just need baby.

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