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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

LazyLady Snack Cake

I've said it before and it's something you all know about...

Lissy = Lazy

So, does it surprise you that one of my favorite recipes is super duper easy, really really quick and contains a smidgen of sugar? No, me neither.

Here's the deal, this cake can be whipped together in less than 5 minutes, not including baking time, obviously. It can also be just about anything you want it to be. I've made five different flavors of this cake, and there are many more I'd like to try. It's good iced, glazed, powered or just left plain. Basically, it's only limitation is the end of your imagination.

Because of the season, I'm going to give you the gingerbread-ish version of this awesome cake. If you're lucky, I won't laze-out and I'll add some variations at the end...

(Molasses Oatmeal Snack Cake)


  1. 1 2/3 c. Flour (your choice of white or WW or a mix of both. It depends on the flavor of cake for me)
  2. 1c. Sugar (again, your call of white or brown. And, again, it depends on the flavor for me)
  3. 1 tsp. Baking Soda
  4. 1/2tps. Salt
  5. 3/4c. Quick Cooking Oats
  6. 1 sp. Ground Ginger
  7. 1/2 tsp Cinnamon (and Allspice, if you have it and want it)
  8. 1c. Water
  9. 1/3c. Vegetable Oil
  10. 1tsp. White Vinegar
  11. 1/2 tsp. Vanilla
  12. 2-3 tbsp. Molasses
* you could also add Candied Ginger, if you like it, and/or Chocolate Chips, Lemon Rind, Berries or whatever you think sounds good with gingerbread.

Instructions: (Now this is the really hard part... get ready)

  1. Preheat oven to 350degrees
  2. Dump ingredients in 8x8 square pan. Stir with fork.
  3. Bake 35-40 minutes.
The End

Unless of course, you want to frost it, then go ahead, do it. I've done a Lemon Cream Cheese icing with this version, also a lemon glaze (like in the picture above). I usually just eat it as is though, because I can't be bothered to make anything else.  


 Berry's Lemon:

Omit Molasses, Ginger, Cinnamon, Allspice and Oats. Add rind and juice from one lrg. lemon, and 1/2-3/4 c. of berries.


Omit Molasses, Oats and spices (well, you can leave in the spices if you want). Add 1/4c. cocoa. Sprinkle1/2 chocolate chips on batter before you put in oven.


Omit Molasses, Oats and spices. Add 1c. of your favorite cookies (mine's Oreos) cut into chunks.


Omit Molasses, Oats, spices. Add 1/2c. Cocoa to batter. Sprinkle with 1/3c. each Chocolate Chips, Mini Marshmallows and Graham Cracker pieces.


Monday, November 29, 2010

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Mexican Paper Flower Tutorial

So, if you don't know me well, I'll tell you something about myself...I love Mexico! I love the heat, beaches, culture, many beautiful colors!! Last week my friend Alli turned 30, and we threw her a surprise party....and we wanted bright colorful decorations for her party, and since she loves Mexico too, these flowers were perfect for her party!!! So, here is a tutorial on how to make these beautiful paper flowers! Hope you like them!

You need 3 things: Tissue paper, scissors, and yarn, string or pipe cleaners. I got my beautiful tissue paper at Hummingbird Office & Art Supply store on Quadra Island.

Cut tissue paper for small, medium or large flowers. I cut the tissue paper in half for lrg. flowers, 1/4 of a sheet for med. flowers, and 1/8 of a sheet for sm. flowers.

Choose 5 or 6 colors.

Fold accordion style.

Fold in half to find the center.

Cut notches out on each side.

Tie your yarn in the center.

Scallop cut the ends for more of a flower effect.

Lay your tissue paper out like a fan.

Pull one color at a time up to the center.

When you are done one side, repeat on the other side.

Now, you have a beautiful flower! Congrats you did it!!!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Long Time No Talky

Sooo, it's been awhile, hey? 2 weeks and no word from Lissy. Were you dying? Have you been longing for me? I know, I know... it's ok, I'm here now. For the moment...

Listen, I've got a good excuse for my absence, and it's not a lame, "I was busy," excuse (although I was). My computer had a nasty virus, well, 3 actually, as well as a slew of other problems. Thus, no blogging play time for me until I had time to deal with my poor old girl.

And I finally did!

TaDa! I've whipped my old horse so she'll ride for another day. We'll see how long she lasts, she really is on her last legs.

Now, because of my computer problems, I was stuck with my tiny netbook, Bijou, to satisfy my computer needs. Let my tell you, for interneting, she doesn't really cut the cake. So I have really been off the grid for a while. Now, today, I'm trying to get caught up and, as rarely happens, Facebook gave me a shiny gem of fun. I'm sure you know how rare that is, when Face actually gives you an "OH!" moment... that sounded pretty dirty actually... anyway a family member put up this link and I, being internet deprived for the passed while, actually followed it.

I was brought to a site that creates a video from Santa Claus to your child. To be honest, I thought it was a bit cheesy, just reading about it, but once I filled out the "Magic Card" and saw the video... it's some serious fun. If I got this as a kid, I would probably still be a believer now. Well, I sorta am anyway, but you know what I mean.

To make one, go here Magic Santa and fill out the Magic Card info.

To see one made, you can plug pf7odq into the retrieve line and watch Kaid's.

Go make one now, you and your child can thank me later.


Monday, November 22, 2010

Inside Day......

Well, it's really cold out and I have tons to do in my house today so I'm staying indoors......and since we can't seem to give a new song everyday anymore....(unless we find a new site that will let us share that with you again) I'm going to give you a video of a song I'm loving right now and would have put on song of the day...if we had it! Hope you like it!

Mark Ronson ft Q-Tip & MNDR - Bang Bang Bang

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Wednesday, November 10, 2010


I'm sitting here, on the ferry going home, thinking thinking thinking. Not unlike a friend of mine

I've just come from the hospital where I got an ultrasound on my right breast. A bit ago I found a lump. I was told from the beginning, by both my family doctor and then my surgeon, that it was most likely nothing to be concerned about. Nevertheless, an ultrasound was booked, just to be on the safe side. Well, today I was informed, that it's definitely nothing to worry about.

A relief right?

Right. But now, here I am, like I said, sitting on the ferry, thinking. There is nothing like knowing that there is something potentially fatal in your body to make you ponder your life. Or rather, nothing like dodging a bullet to make you think.

What if it was a tumor? What if I was sick?

I'll tell you this, if I was dying, there would be a lot I would want to change about my life in a short amount of time. So what does that say about my life now? Why is it that it would take me actually being sick before I would "man up" and start to change things? Do you know what that says to me? Laziness (which is not a surprise to anyone, really, is it.) and a lack of resolve. No ambition, no focus.

I'm a dreamer with no Follow-Through. That's honestly something that I've known about myself for a long time, a very long time, maybe I've even mentioned it before. I'd like to change that... but the laziness always interferes.

Here's the sad thing: Even though I've been slapped in the face with the jizzed in sock of reality, there is a 95% chance that I won't change... Oh who am I kidding? A 99% change. Because I'm nothing if not a stubborn Ass.

Today, I'm wishing I had a little more of my SIL's fortitude. Now there is an amazingly strong woman who does what needs to be done. Everyone could do with a little of Lisa's strength.

Wow, that really was a "Dear Diary," moment, wasn't it?

Now, after those rather dreary thoughts, here's a couple of good points to my day:

  • I actually was in and out of my ultrasound appointment today before my appointment was scheduled to even begin. (I'm sure all of you realize the sheer amazing-ness of that when it comes to appointments at a hospital.) Thus, I was able to be on an earlier ferry, arriving home a full hour than anticipated.
  • I got my very first holiday coffee from Starbuck. A Peppermint Mocha in a festive red cup. Let the holiday's begin.

Heart's & Bubbles,

Monday, November 08, 2010


Well, we have been working long and hard hours on creating a new look for our blog (Lissy mostly cause she is a computer genius).....we were both starting to get bored of our old look, so we thought if we were bored of it, you might be here it is!!!!

What do you think?? Hope you like it!!

****UPDATE**** If you've previously grabbed a button from us, you'll need to grab it again. Unfortunately our old one suffered a few dents and bruises from the move and needed to go to the Doctor for some stitches.

Also, Kim: I like it when you call me a genius... say it again.

xo Lissy

Sunday, November 07, 2010


I should have posted this last week...sorry, better late then never!

The Mo, slang for moustache, and November come together each year for Movember.

Movember challenges men to change their appearance and the face of men’s health by growing a moustache. The rules are simple, start Movember 1st clean-shaven and then grow a moustache for the entire month.  The moustache becomes the ribbon for men’s health, the means by which awareness and funds are raised for prostate cancer.  Much like the commitment to run or walk for charity, the men of Movember commit to growing a moustache for 30 days.

 If you would like to join the global movement that is changing the face of men's health, sign up for Movember.

It's not to late to register....or just give a donation!!!!

Just a Thought.....

This is something I always try and teach my kids....( not the bitch part tho)!