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I have been married to my childhood sweetheart for 42 wonderful years. I have been blessed with one daughter who is grown and gone! She and her hubby have blessed us with a precious grandchild, Darbee Rae. She is eight years old and the sunshine in our days. I have always been a stay at home maid, cook, doctor, babysitter, taxi, wife, mother, and grandmother. I enjoy crafting. My interests include primitives, vintage and colonial styles. I love decorating my home. I enjoy traveling with my hubby and friends, reading, and trying different recipes. I am a Christian and enjoy activities within my church. I hope you enjoy reading about my daily adventures in crafting, shopping, and enjoying life thru the eyes of my darling grand daughter.

Monday, August 29, 2011

My Monday and Pound Cake Recipe

Well don't know how many of you folks are like me but Mondays I drag.  I know I have all the laundry from the weekend to catch up, Put away all our Sunday clothes from church, and run thru the house as I don't usually do much housework on the weekend, and then start cooking meals for Mr. P when he comes in from work.  Don't sound too exciting , huh?

Well today, the laundry didn't get done, Sunday clothes are still on the chair in the bedroom, house has not seen a broom or mop, and poor Mr. P. ate leftovers.  Ya want to know why?  I am doing last minute finishes before our big 3 day show this weekend.  Yes, it's finally here after working sooooo hard for many months.  And you know what has me so excited?  I got a call last week from a faithful customer inquiring about the show and today another lady from out of town called.  She is a VERY good customer and buys for her shop.  But I don't do wholesale, she pays my prices. So maybe, just maybe this will be a wonderful show. It always has been for us but with the economy one never knows.

This is what was being created in my kitchen today. Sorry Mr. P.  Will make it up to you after the show and vacation.

Lots of corn dipped in cinnamon scented wax.  My kitchen sure did smell good. Had to get them packaged and ready for selling.

Got lots of bags put together and ready to go

Those all done, got busy and dipped candles.

They too smell yummy.  There was a mixture of cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves.  Of course had to make them look pretty too.

Love the old world  Santa on these wrappers. 

Also had a few more stitcheries to be framed and priced.  So I definitely did not DRAG today.  I have been a busy lady. Have one more item to do tomorrow in the kitchen and I am  DONE.  I like to wait until almost time for the fair to do my scented items so that they will smell very strong for the show.  Then on Wednesday I clean the house so that when we leave for our trip all is done.  Actually I am looking forward to cleaning.  I am so ready to put out my fall items. All of you are showing such beautiful pictures . I love seeing all your homes all decked out for my favorite season of the year. 

Okay, now for the Pound cake recipe.  Many of you have asked for the recipe so am sharing it with you.  Please it you bake it shoot me an e-mail and let me know how yours turns out. Hope you have great success.

Cream Cheese Pound Cake

1 (8oz) cream cheese (room temp.)
3 sticks unsalted butter (room temp.) do not use margarine
3 cups sugar
6  large eggs.
3 cups Swans Down Cake Flour (if that name brand is not available I am sure any Cake Flour will do)
1 teaspoon vanilla

Cream cream cheese and butter together until light and fluffy. Add sugar and beat together until blended.
Add flour and eggs , beginning and ending with flour.

Pour into a greased and floured 10 in. tube pan. ( do not use a bundt pan).that has been sprayed with baking spray.  ( or greased and well floured)
Bake in a preheated oven on 300 degrees for 1 hour and 20 minutes.  Check for doneness by inserting a cake tester in the middle of the cake.

Cool in pan for 20 minutes.

Hoping all of you have had a great Monday.  Off to check out your blogs and rest for the evening.  We will talk again soon..........


  1. I love the cute packaging you use Angela ~ that Santa sleeve makes those candles all the more adorable. Hope you have a great weekend!

  2. Everything looks so wonderful. I cant wait to try the cream cheese pound cake. It sounds so yummy.

    Prim Blessings,

  3. Hope all goes well with your show! The cake looks yummy! I like your packaging too, it makes all the difference when you get it nicely packaged at a craft sale, like double the value for your money. Blessings!

  4. Sorry to be absent for so long. can one get the summer blahs?
    Love your clothesline/fence. I have to make do, too. Our neighbors burn their trash whenever they feel like it-seemed to always be when I had clothes on the line.
    I think Darbee's jargon is as Midwest as it gets. Sounds a lot like my granddaughter-MYA!
    Love the Dwarf House pic--too cute!
    I don't see me hooking--rugs or anything. I'm going to leave that to the more adventurous.
    Your cake looks and sounds delightful--especially with homemade ice cream---that really sounds good!
    Happy to hear you are ready for your show. Your candle wraps are beautiful. Your candles look much like mine. I have never seen or thought of doing that with corn but they are adorable and I am going to make some! I was going to do whole ears but these are much cuter and will be much easier to dip. Thanks for this inspiration!

  5. Angela love the goodies you shared!I am sure that your shows will be a huge success. The pound cake sounds delicious.Sorry that I have not been around a lot lately.Hugs,Jen

  6. Love it all! Can't wait for our weekend and to see what treasures you bring back from your trip. Love you!

  7. Hi Angela,
    Love your waxed corn bowl fillers!!...and your candles too!!
    I hope you have a great show this coming weekend!! I have 6 weeks until my Fall show.

  8. Thanks for the recipe...! Your prim crafts look fantastic..! Have a great week and I hope your show goes well:)

  9. I had a day of "get-nothing-doneness" too 'round the house - but have no awesome crafts to show for it either!! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your waxed corn and candles....your goodies just seem to have an extra something special to them - no wonder folks are calling you. Do wish you'd think about a selling blog sometime...(BIG hint!!) ;o) Thanks for the recipe - will be definitely trying it out....so excited to see it has cream cheese in it!! Haven't met much with cream cheese that I don't LOVE!! Bestest of luck with your show - although I'm sure you're not going to be needing it!! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

  10. Angela , sheesh woman you makin some of us look like slackers ! Love everything you made to day , such talent and wonderful goodes ! Best of luck at the show , hope its a sell out ! hugs lil raggedy angie

  11. Hi Angela,
    Good luck this weekend. Everything you made looks great.


  12. Good Luck at the show, love the corn idea, I do pantry corn jars but love this idea!

  13. Good Morning Angela,

    Wishing you the best show ever! Love your corn and candles, great job.

  14. Morning Dear Friend
    Oh love the corn and candles. So precious. You are one talented gal. And I can't wait to try your pound cake.It looks yummy. And not much has me thinking that since being sick.
    Have a wonderful day.
    Hugs Trace

  15. Oh Angela...I would love to be trained by you in the ways of primitive! You sure do hit the nail on the head. Please take pics of your set up this weekend! Good luck and thanks for sharing the wonderful recipe! ~*~Lisa

  16. Good morning Angela, Thank you so much for sharing your recipe for the pound cake,(I was hoping you would) It sure sounds so yummy and I can't wait to try it! I am thinking I might serve it with some mixed berries Mmmmm.....Love all your goodies you have been working on for show. I agree with everyone else, your packaging is awesome and makes for a great difference when you take the time to give them, that special touch! Best of luck with your show... wishing for a sell out for you... Hugs Mary

  17. Angela
    Oh, girl wonderful job with the candles & corn~ wish you were close, I'd be wanting some of these goodies~ Best of luck with the show~ sell~ sell!!!
    thanks for sharing the recipe~

  18. You sure didn't drag Angela. Luv all the goodies. Hope you have a great show.


  19. I am tired just thinking of what all you did yesterday! Tell me about that corn. What is it for..just decoration? I love it! And thank you for the pound cake recipe. I will try it soon. I sure did want to come to your show but maybe next year. Take lots of pics!

  20. You sure have been a busy bee. Love the corn bowl fillers, never seen those before. Your candles look so prim too. I have yet to try some. Everything looks so good all packaged up and ready to sell. Good luck at the show.
    Country at heart

  21. Angela,
    Wow! Your things look fabulous and the wrapping, to cute! You are so talented! I know you will have a great show, can't wait to see pics! Just finished copying your receipe, love cream cheese anything!

  22. Good Luck on your show! I hope that you sell/are selling lots and lots! Love those corn bowl fillers. Is there a recipe for those? What a great idea!
    Thanks for sharing!


  23. Good morning Angela!
    Wow, what a great post...you sound just like the rest of us crafters out there! lol Busy, busy, busy and this is a big time of year for shows...basically the best time. I like that you can have a mixture of all seasons and especially Christmas.

    Love the recipe...goodness it sounds delicious and so easy.

    Thank you also for visiting my blog and being such a great follower. I really appreciate it.


  24. Angela, Looks like you have some wonderful things for the show. The corn bowl fillers are so sweet!
    I want to think you for your kind words and prayers. They mean so much at this time! Dianntha