Links I’ve Found

Because life is insanely busy at the moment, I am contenting myself with sharing a few links that I’ve bookmarked lately.   Think of it as a snapshot of what’s buzzing in my head at the moment.  And yes, sadly, nearly everything in my head lately looks like a project.  Nearly.

Homemade Sugar Scrub–how easy is this?

Expressive Wall Sayings–how cute are these?

Black Bottomed Cake–how delicious is this?

Here’s to making it a bit further down the to-do list.  (I know I’m not the only one this time of year!)

And to belting out Christmas music and taking a few minutes to dance along the way.

Blessings to you, my friends.


  1. I just clicked on the link for the Expressive Wall Sayings and fell in love. We just remodeled our home due to Hurricane Ike damage and I was struggling with what I wanted to do in our kitchen entry and livingroom french door entry. I have found it thanks to you. I hope you have a wonderful holiday!

  2. Thanks so much Mary! Hope you’re having a great holiday!

  3. Great links. Like them all, my even have to try the cake!

  4. Luv the Sugar Scrub….I’m always looking for home beauty stuff. I’ve done bath salts before using mason jars and epsom salts with essential oils….

    I’ll have to try this at home and see if it works as well for me. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Make the black bottomed cake – and use cold leftover coffee instead of water in the cake. You’ll love me for telling you this very old cook’s hint (yes I’m old and yes it is an old hint) anytime you are making something chocolate and it calls for water – use the coffee trick instead and it gives more complexity and a lot of YUMMMOOO to your chocolate (isn’t that called gilding the lily – I mean chocolate and MORE good flavor – shame on me). Thanks for the links – fun.

  6. love these links — i have just decided i need a to-do list. will help me to be less overwhelmed!

  7. Faith M. Drennan says:

    Mary – I have three questions about the black bottom cake. 1) Do you use the mixer for each the cake batter or the topping; 2) should you let the cream cheese soften; 3) if not, how the heckle and jeckle do you spread the topping on the batter before putting in the oven? I tried the cake. It was good despite the fact that I am culinarily (is that a word?) challenged. Any help you can provide would be greatly appreciated!

  8. Faith, I let the cream cheese sit out a couple hours. Our mixer is broken so we did it by hand. And I just blopped the topping over the cake in spoonfuls– it was messy but turned out fine.

  9. Faith M. Drennan says:

    Thanks, Mary! I’ll start my diet next week 😉