Tag Archives: summer

Let’s go gnome!

10 Jul

If you’re having an outdoor party consider this for hours of entertainment

Gnome Lawn Bowling!  A template of those cute gnome faces and directions found here.

Aren’t they super cute? I love how each gnome has it’s own personality.  I can totally see this at a kid’s birthday party where each child gets to decorate their own gnome and then they get to play a rousing game of gnome lawn bowling.  Is it wrong that I totally want this even though I don’t have any kids?  I’m pretty sure there’s a drinking game somewhere in there.

Do you have any summer outdoor activities you look forward to every year?


Strawberry Lemonade Cake

1 May

Sometimes I like to go to the discount section of the grocery store just to see what’s there.  This time, there was lemon frosting, and I just had to have it.  At first I thought I would get some lemon poppy seed cake/muffin mix and put it on top, but alas, the store didn’t carry it.  So then I decided that a strawberry lemonade cake would be nice.  And it is.  It’s delicious.  The cake even tastes like lemon, although it has no lemon in it, just a trick of the senses.


  • Betty Crocker Super Moist Yellow Cake (my fav. and NOT the butter recipe, it’s not as good)
  • Strawberries
  • Lemon Frosting (I used Duncan Hines Lemon Supreme, because it was on sale)


  1. Prepare cake batter according  to package directions and spoon into two round cake pans
  2. Dice a handful of strawberries and place on top of cake batter
  3. Bake cake according to package directions
  4. After cake cools, spread the frosting and toss on some sliced strawberries
  5. Eat and enjoy

The strawberries in the cake batter are really delicious and really make it taste like strawberry lemonade.  Use as many or as little as you like.  A word to the wise though, the more strawberries you put in the cake batter, the more likely the cake will split when you try to remove it from the pan.  So you know, be careful of that.