Saturday, July 25, 2009

206/365 A lazy day

Today we hung out close to home and chilled.

Two of my loves:

Two of my loves

The sunset from our yard


Pink sunset

Pink sunset

Friday, July 24, 2009

205/365 Beach Day

We drove out to Volusia county and enjoyed a beach day. Ormond Beach is a lovely place to visit.

A quick self portrait

Matt and I


Thursday, July 23, 2009

204/365 Garden pics

Just a few green pictures from the garden

One of the plants I'm babysitting

A small strawberry sprout

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

203/365 Pupsters!

Hanging out with C. & A. again and their adorable dogs.

203/365 Margarita Cupcakes

Margarita Cupcakes with Lime Butter Cream Frosting - so yum!

1 box White Cake Mix (butter Flavor)
10 ounces Frozen Margarita Mix
8 tablespoons Unsalted Butter, Softened
1 tablespoon Lime Zest
6 tablespoons Unsalted Butter, Softened
6 tablespoons Cream Cheese (Softened)
2 tablespoons Lime Juice
2 teaspoons Lime Zest
4 cups Confectioner's Sugar

Mix together 8 tbsps of butter, egg whites 10 oz (thawed) container of margarita mix and 1 tsp lime zest. Add White Cake Mix to the mixture. Beat on a low speed for 30 seconds, then beat on medium speed for 2 minutes.

Using an ice cream scoop, spoon cake batter in to greased or lined cupcake pans. Bake for 18-20 minutes at 325.

While cupcakes are baking, make frosting:

Cream 6 tbsp of butter and 6 tbsp of cream cheese on a low speed until light and fluffy. Add line juice and lime zest and continue to beat. Slowly add confectioners sugar - one cup at a time.

I live in a humid, warm environment - so I let my frosting cool in the fridge for a while before spooning it into an icing bag.

When cupcakes are done, let them cool in the pan for about 10 minutes before removing them.

Let cupcakes thoroughly cool before icing them.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

202/365 Pupsters

We were hanging out with our friends tonight and I love their lamp.

But I love their dogs even more!

Monday, July 20, 2009

201/365 Roadside weeds

Quick trip out today and I loved the color on these apricots

These are growing on the side of the road and they are so pretty I had to stop and photograph them.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

200/365 Monarch Caterpillars

Saw this really interesting caterpillars today - turns out they are Monarch Caterpillars. Way cool!