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Chocolate Cake

Recipes

This chocolate cake is to-die-for! It's moist, dense and I love the chocolate chips in it. You can thank my mother-in-law for this recipe.    You can download and print the recipe here. Chocolate Cake 1 package Duncan Hines Devils Food cake mix1 3.9 ounce package instant chocolate pudding mix2 cups sour cream1 cup butter (room temperature)5 eggs1 teaspoon vanilla extract2 cups semisweet chocolate chips1. Combine all ingredients, adding the chocolate chips last after every thing else is mixed together.2. Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit in a 10" bundt pan for 60-70 minutes. Let cool for 10 minutes and then sprinkle with...

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Modern Art + Architecture @ LACMA

Exquisite Insights

  A few weeks ago, my mom and I attended a wedding down in Los Angeles. While we were there, we visited LACMA (Los Angeles County Museum of Art). From the moment we arrived on campus, I loved it! The layout of the buildings was inviting and I liked the mix of white building materials with red pipes and green palm trees. I also liked Urban Light (Chris Burden), an outdoor sculpture consisting of 202 antique street lamps. My favorite art period is modern art. I especially like artists that use over-sized canvases, organic shapes and bold, contrasting colors. I...

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Home is Where the Navy Sends Us

Inspiration

My brother is in the Navy, so he and his sweet wife will be moving around a lot during their lifetime. Along with the struggles this entails, it is also an exciting adventure of exploring new places. They recently moved into a new home, so my mom tasked me with creating a gift for them: a sign that says "Home is where the Navy send us". You may have seen signs like these in gift shops or on Etsy, but I wanted to create my own. I hope you enjoy my little craft project!

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Lemon Cake

Recipes

Whenever we have guests for dinner, I always make dessert! Here is a new recipe I tried recently. Its very simple and perfect for late summer. My hubby liked it so much that he requested it become a "Hickernell staple"; so I guess I'll be making it again soon! You can download & print the recipe here.   Iced Lemon Cake1 box of lemon cake mix 1 (3 oz.) box of lemon gelatin ¾ cup vegetable oil ¾ cup water 4 eggs 1 cup powdered sugar 4 tbsp. lemon juice 1.  Combine gelatin mix and cake mix in a large...

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New Design: Apple Recipe Box

Exquisite Insights

I LOVE it when a customer makes a suggestion for a new design! Suzanne contacted me a few weeks ago requesting some recipe cards with an apple design to go along with a bridal shower that she hosted. This was the result, and I turned it into a recipe box as well.    Thanks for the suggestion, Suzanne!

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