Wow hoo! The Saturday Scoop 16!!!
The Saturday Scoop 16! where we talk about home decor, d.i.y., recipe’s, books, and a little of this and that!
How are you? I hope good! How was your week? I’ve been so busy!
I have to tell you, I’ve been battling a V.A. appraisal all week! It sure seems like any way we turn it’s a road block!
I’m keeping positive thinking so we can get it all worked out… and I have a few back up plans just in case! Please if you could keep my buyers in your prayers this week, I would appreciate it, thank you!
The Birthday Party!
As you know this is the weekend for The Birthday Party! We had to change the day because one of my daughters best friend’s was flying in to see her on Friday.
She’s taking my daughter to a surprise dinner with a few other friends! What a surprise it was for me! So the party has been moved to Sunday! It’s a small dinner party of 15 so it was easy to rearrange!
I can’t wait to share it all with you next week!!!
So did you watch the Oscars? It’s all everyone’s talking about this week! I thought something was wrong with my TV! I rewound it three times! At first I thought it was a planned skit… well until I saw the yelling and did some lip reading!
It’s so sad… a special night for so many. Words can be so hurtful! Actions have many consciousness as well as impulse! We know anger is so powerful and weak all at the same time.
Isn’t it something, how a facial expression can share so much… and what could a steady hand with a touch to an arm and a whisper in an ear have accomplish.
How’s your Easter and spring decor coming along? I’m done adding a little spring and Easter around the house.
I found the cutest bunnies and added a little ribbon to them!
Etsy has such cute items!
My Easter tree is up in the foyer and adorn with little easter eggs.
I’ve added little bunnies here and there!
What would Easter be with out Easter eggs!
My Gluten Free Easter Brunch Post is almost ready to post with recipes! I’ll be sharing it all soon!
Putting together the menu for our Easter brunch made me so hungry! I can’t wait for Easter!
Do you decorate the outside of your home for Easter? I add a few items. I really like adding easter eggs to the trees and items on my porch.
Gosh those boutiques are so cute that I shared last week! If your in the area I hope you get a chance to stop by. The boutique located in Almont the Chic Antiques Market contacted me to let me know they are open on the weekends!
Powder Room update!
We have almost all the items for the power room update. I’m waiting until after our birthday dinner party to begin the freshen up! I can’t wait! I found a mirror a few years ago and it was my inspiration!
Speaking of inspiration have I got some inspiration for us!
These accounts that i’m sharing today are just beautiful and share so much inspiration! I recently met these ladies at a zoom class with my coach! They were so wonderful to share their great knowledge of blogging.
Mary’s account is Life at Bella Terra https://lifeatbellaterra.com/ my goodness wait until you see her estate! Not only does she have a beautiful home, and grounds, it seems there isn’t anything she can’t do!
Happy Ever After is an adorable account that Betsy own’s, she is such a doll with lots of inspiration! You can catch her account here https://happilyeverafteretc.com/about/
Are you interested in homes by the water? Oh my, wait until you view Kim’s account, Shiplap and Shells https://shiplapandshells.com/ I have to say her account is soooooo wonderful, beautiful, and her flower gardens! See for yourself!!!
This next account Design Morsels belongs to Andrea! https://www.designmorsels.com/ There is a little bit of everything when visiting her blog! Andrea likes to spend her weekends doing D.I.Y. projects that she shares with her readers! You will learn so much from her!
I finished watching Bridgerton Season 2 last night! It was so good, but I think I enjoyed season 1 more! What did you think? Did you know these season’s are based off a collection of books? I guess there are 8 books in the series. What I read is Shonda Rhimes the director and producer has been staying true to the books or shall I say novels! I’m going to try and find the books, used… They are actually written in the early 2000’s. Doesn’t that sound so old! Wow and it’s not, lol!
I should be on my way and you too! It’s Saturday and I’m off to the fruit market to get some goods for our birthday party tomorrow… but first I want to share this recipe with you!
This Gluten Free Carrot Cake Recipe is so good!!!
You could use regular flour as well! Let me know if you decide to try it!
Gluten Free Carrot Cake
- 1 Large bowl
- 1 Whisk
- 2 8 inch round cake pans
- 1 Spoon
- Measure Spoons
- 2 Cups Gluten Free Flour King Arthur's 1 to 1
- 3/4 Cup Granulated Sugar
- 2 tsp Gluten Free Baking Soda
- 1 tsp Ground cinnamon
- 1 tsp Salt
- 1 8 oz Can crushed pineapple in juice, drained
- 2 Large Eggs
- 2 Egg Whites
- 3 Cups Shredded Carrots
- 1 tbsp Gluten Free Vanilla extract
- Vegetable cooking spray
CREAM CHEESE FROSTING
- 1/2 oz ½ (8-oz.) package 1/3-less-fat cream cheese
- 2 tbsp Butter, softened
- 1 tsp Gluten Free Vanilla extract
- 3 Cups Powdered sugar
- 1 or 2 tsp Fat-free milk (optional) I use lactose free skim milk ( it works well)
- Preheat oven to 350°. Combine first 5 ingredients in a large bowl; make a well in center of mixture. Whisk together pineapple and next 4 ingredients; add pineapple mixture to flour mixture, stirring just until dry ingredients are moistened. Fold in carrots. Pour batter into 2 (8-inch) round cake pans coated with cooking spray.
- Bake at 350° for 22 to 25 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans on a wire rack 10 minutes. Remove from pans to a wire rack; cool completely (about 1 hour).
- Prepare Frosting
- Beat first 3 ingredients at medium speed with an electric mixer until smooth. Gradually add powdered sugar to butter mixture; beat at low speed just until blended. (Do not overbeat.) Beat in up to 2 tsp. milk for desired consistency. Place 1 cake layer on a serving plate; spread with 2/3 cup frosting, and top with remaining cake layer. Spread remaining frosting over top and sides of cake.
As always, thank you for stopping back by The Saturday Scoop 16! I would really enjoy your comments below!
Wishing you the best Saturday and week ahead!!!
Kim | Shiplap and Shells
Thank you so much for sharing my blog here Mary Anne. I really appreciate it. I will definitely have to check out your gluten-free carrot cake recipe. It sounds amazing. Love your Easter tree.
Thank you so much Kim, I really appreciate you!I just love my Easter tree too, it’s so old! If you decided to make the gluten free carrot cake please let me know how you like it!
Have a great day!!