Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Basic White Cake

1 cup white sugar
12 cup butter
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 12 cups all-purpose flour
1 34 teaspoons baking powder
12 cup milk

1.      Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9x9 inch pan or line a muffin pan with paper liners.

2.      In a medium bowl, cream together the sugar and butter. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, then stir in the vanilla. Combine flour and baking powder, add to the creamed mixture and mix well. Finally stir in the milk until batter is smooth. Pour or spoon batter into the prepared pan.

3.      Bake for 30 to 40 minutes in the preheated oven. For cupcakes, bake 20 to 25 minutes. Cake is done when it springs back to the touch.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

My Frugal Five- The Organized Edition

I did a bit of organizing over the last month. The best part is that I didn't spend any money.

1. I organized and purged unneeded or expired items in our basement food stock. I brought a few things upstairs that were needed.


2. I organized my grandkids toy closet.  My husband hung a shelf and I put books into it. I brought the last of the toys from the shed to the upstairs closet. I washed the totes too. 


3. I organized my sewing supplies in the basement. This involved carrying items that had been in the toy closet to the basement along with putting everything onto a shelf.

4. My husband sorted, purged and organized his closet. I sorted, purged, and organized my closet.

My husband's closet. 

My closet.


5. I sorted and organized my papercrafting supplies. I sorting a big stack of scrapbook paper that I bought over a year ago at a thrift store into piles based on color and put each color into my crate with the other sorted colors. I organized 2 of my totes on my shelves that have embellishments. 

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Coloring Book: Color Your Happy Home

I bought this adult coloring book in August at Wal-Mart. I really like how it has common household topic along with bucket style lists on each page. I plan to add the finished pages to my Notebooks under the relevant areas. The adult coloring books are very fun and relaxing. I'm happy that I found one that I really like that will be useful to me once completed.