Monday, May 24, 2010

Busy Bees and Bad Blogging

I have to admit that I have been a pretty bad blogger lately!  I used to update almost everyday and now you are lucky to get two posts out of me in a week!  However, in my defense, I have been extremely busy!  Between weddings, housework, working out, learning to use a sewing machine and various summer parties, my schedule has been stacked full.  By the time I get home, I am just too exhausted to post anything. 

I did want to share my Saturday outfit with you though.  I am mostly excited about the blouse I am wearing because I scored it for a whole $1 at the local thrift store.  I went to go drop off some packages at the post office (which is conveniently next door) and I thought, "I have 10 mins to stop in!"  Best 10 minutes ever spent!  I managed to get this blouse, another similar one but with sleeves, a sparrow hat pin and a gorgeous yellow Pendleton summer sweater! 

Blouse: Thrifted Donna Karen
Necklace: Vintage beads my grandmother brought back from Morrocco
Skirt: Thrifted Gap
Purse: Thrifted Hunt Club
Belt: Target
Shoes: Target (sorry they got cut off!)

I also managed to bake something on Sunday afternoon.  It isn't a hard recipe (and it can't be because I seriously lack baking skills).  Its a recipe that has been in my family for a long time and it is basically just called Meme's Apricot Cake.  Meme would be my French grandmother.  And I have modified it a bit by using cinnamon in the batter (which my grandmother would have had a heart attack over as she claimed the French do not use cinnamon...) and I used peaches in this one instead of apricots.  (I apologize I dont have a picture of it cooked!)

 Meme's Apricot Cake
1 can of apricots or peaches in syrup
1/2 cup of sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon
1 cup of sifted flour
1 cup of milk
1/2 stick of softened salted butter

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  In a spring form pan or regular round baking pan (12 in is OK), spread butter within the entire inside (it doesn't have to be neat or spread evenly...just as long is there is a bit everywhere).  In a bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and cinnamon; wisk milk into mixture creating a batter.  When batter is smooth, pour in the buttered pan and spread to make even - DO NOT mix it with the butter...simply make it evenly distributed on the bottom.  Drain can of apricots (or peaches) and lay them into the batter.  (NOTE: if you are using apricots, make sure the round side of the halves are facing up).  Place pan on top rack of the oven and cook for no more the 45 minutes.  

And Voila!


Modesty is Pretty said...

very nice outfit, I like the simpleness of it.

Little Ocean Annie said...

YUM, that cake looks so good!
What a find with that top! Can't wait to see the Pendelton sweater, it sounds so cute!

C.Sarah said...

I love your bag! Keeping my fingers crossed that maybe I'll finally find something I like while thrifting :O

Taylor Sterling said...

first off you look adorable! and that looks so yummy!