Ello lovies! It has been a bit, I know. Moving in with the lover has really disrupted my time line for blogging and Etsy. But don’t give up on me just yet. I am in the process of creating a new blog which I think much more accuratley represents LP and myself. Please follow the new blog for fun new posts and lots of new room renovations I’ve been doing. Look forward to seeing you on LuckyPorcupine Co.!
Ps. it is slightly under construction and I am desperately trying to get my “sidebar” moved from the bottom of the page to the right side of the page where I believe a “sidebar” should be. So if you have any insight on that I could certainly use your help.
Pps. FOLLOW THE NEW BLOG, LUCKYPORCUPINE CO. OR ELSE!! (; Just kidding there is no “or else”. Just me sitting in a dark corner sobbing.
Happy Birthday to the lover today! I spent 3 1/2 hours making this cake last night. It better taste like heaven. Pretty sure it will.
3 Layer Turtle Cake
2 German chocolate cake mixes
1 1/2 bags caramels
1/2 cup butter
1 can Eagle Brand
1 bar Hershey’s special dark chocolate
3/4 bag of whole pecans (chopped)
Heat oven to 325
•Prepare cake mixes as instructed, I like to add an extra egg
•Pour 2 pans half way with batter and sprinkle with chopped pecans and dark chocolate
•Bake 27 minutes
•Pour 1 pan 3/4 of the way full and sprinkle with TONS of pecans and dark chocolate
•Bake 30 minutes
•Melt caramels and butter in a double boiler until blended completely, stir often.
•Mix Eagle Brand into caramel until bleneded and add some pecans if you choose.- set aside in fridge to help thicken
•Now that all 3 cakes are cool here comes the messy part!
•Layer the 2 smaller cakes and caramel add more pecans and chocolate in between layers if you choose (I did 😋)
•Save larger cake for the top, drizzle with desired amount of caramel
Knee deep in the apartment reno. Kitchen will be finished once those annoying freakin’ cabinet doors are painted and put back on. Can’t wait until its finished so you guys can see how truly awesome it is!
The gorgeous gal in the bathing suit is my gram. Today is the one year “anniversary” of her passing away. At her funeral the Pastor asked us to write a memory of her to read. This is what I wrote.
ps. I know we are getting a little personal here today guys. But bear with me. We will get to happier, less morbid things tomorrow.
I am sitting on the pink, fuzzy rug.
I swipe my hands softly across it several times.
I like the way it feels. Comforting.
It gives me the warm-fuzzy in my tummy.
I take a deep, relaxed breath in.
My nose is excited by the sweet smell of spring air and lilacs.
I look up at the counter, so pristine and organized with all of her signature things.
The big white brush, the small blue brush, a black and silver pick-comb and a table mirror, with two sides. (the one side is regular and the other side is magnified, the magnified side is my favorite.)
All the brushes are aligned neatly on a paper towel.
Everything is arranged so lovely on the counter.
It always is. I like the order of it all.
It makes me feel safe.
I get up and open the top left drawer.
The left drawer is my favorite because it is always filled with make-up and face care products.
The really good kind. From the department store.
I like to “experiment” with them when no one is around.
I like to pretend I am her.
To me she is so perfect, angelic really.
Beautiful porcelain skin that always smells like fresh soap and faintly scented lotion.
I like how she sometimes wears make-up but never actually needs to.
She’s so natural and I like that about her.
I love her so much.
She loves me a lot too.
Probably more than anyone else ever could.
She is just special that way.
I sit back down on the pink rug and start gently rubbing it with my hands again.
I close my eyes and catch another one of those lilac-spring breaths.
I exhale happily because no one can ever take the feeling of my Gram away from me.