Hanging on to any moment, once it's gone, deadens you to

the joys and lessons of the present. You must learn to let go,

to let go of persons, painful situations, even meaningful

experiences. Life does go on, and the most fruitful lesson

before you is to move with the

vibrations, to be in tune with them.

Greet today, skipping, smiling, ready for the answers, the

truths, the directions meant only for you. The wonders

of today will bless you.

Whatever situation you encounter today, believe in its goodness.

It is right for you. It may stretch your patience rather than

welcome laughter, but it is right for you at this time.

Be grateful for the experiences

today that give you beauty.

Do remember to count your blessings.

Shared from this site:

Lots of good stuff here. This recipe looks a little lengthy, but the

ingredients are the common ones most would have on hand, and if

you have the time to throw this one together -

what a wonderful recipe as our Summer fruits are coming to an

end ... hope you enjoy. I am gonna try this one!

Chocolate Strawberry Cake Recipe

1 1/2 cups sugar

1 cup all purpose flour

1/2 whole wheat flour

1/4 finely ground almonds

3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa

1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda

1 teaspoon salt

2 eggs

1 cup milk

1/4 cup melted butter

1/4 cup vanilla yogurt

1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla

1 cup hot water

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour two 9 inch baking pans. Combine the dry ingredients, then add the eggs, milk, yogurt, butter and vanilla. Beat for 3 minutes on medium. Slowly add the hot water, don’t worry batter will be thin.  Divide evenly into prepared pans. Bake for 25 – 30 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. Remove from oven and cool for 10 minutes, then remove from pans onto wire rack and allow to cool completely. The cakes will be thin. When cakes are cool place one on a cake stand and scoop a layer of strawberry filling and spread evenly so there is a nice thick layer. Gently place the other cake on top and frost with the buttercream frosting. For decoration cut strawberries in half and line the outside, place 1/3 cup of strawberry filling on top of the frosted cake and place a fresh, whole strawberry in the center.

Fresh Strawberry Filling Recipe

3 cups fresh strawberry hulled and cut into fourths

1/2 cup sugar

2 heaping tablespoons corn starch

Combine ingredients in a saucepan, stir and crush the berries.  Boil for 2 minutes or until thickened. Remove from heat and let cool. (I was short on time so I put the filling into a glass dish and set it in the refrigerator)

Buttercream Frosting Recipe

3 1/2 cups confectioners sugar

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 cup whole milk

1 teaspoon vanilla

1/2 cup butter

Mix the sugar and salt, add the butter and combine. Slowly add the milk and vanilla until smooth and creamy.

Here we are in the last full week of August. Wow! Where did the month

go? I do hope you all had a good weekend. We did. Visited a place of history

from long ago. Here is where we went.


It was quite the experience. We also visited the

cemetery. You would never catch me at this

place after dark. No sir re !

Thank you for joining me today - please do join me again

tomorrow as I welcome in Tuesday. Be safe and always

aware of everything and everyone around you.

Have a good Monday!

If you enjoy my work and would like to make a donation, it will be greatly appreciated. 

Donations are used for maintaining my website and supporting other programs I pay 

for to create my pages.  No donation is too small. If you are interested,

just click on the donate button below.Thank you!

  All copyrights belong to the original artist 
No copyright infringements intended by the use of anything on this page. 
In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, any copyrighted 
work in this message is distributed under fair use without profit
   to those who have expressed a prior interest in 
receiving the included information for non-profit research
and educational or criticism purposes only.
No material in this mailing should be taken and
used for profit. That is wrong. 
My donations are solely used
faithfully for costs I receive for maintaining my website
fees and special programs I use to create my pages.
"Thank You"
Susan K