Sunday, August 31, 2008

Look what was under our apple tree

Momma with her 2 baby fawns! They still have some spots on them. They are so cute!
The 3 of them really were not affected by us being out side looking at them

Here they are under one of the apple trees eating some apples off the ground. The one on the left stood there just looking at us, while the other 2 kept eating

Poundcake Blackberrry Cobbler OH MY!!!!

Here is a piece of my yummy yummy for your tummy pound cake blackberry cobbler.

To make the cobbler you need just these few ingredients:
1lb of butter
2 cups flour
4 tsp baking powder
2 cups sugar
2 cups milk
2 cups blackberries
9x13 baking dish
Preheat oven to 350 degrees, place your baking dish in the oven, cut your butter into chunks , place into the baking dish and let completely melt while the over is heating up
Put all your dry ingredients together (flour, sugar, baking powder) slowly pour in the milk.

Mix until your get all the lumps out, your mixture should look like pancake batter

When all the butter is melted, and your batter is completely mixed. Pour the batter into the melted butter.

Once batter is completely poured sprinkle in the blackberries. I have found 2 cups is almost to much on the berries, a little less than 2 cups is just great.

Now bake at 350 degrees for 30 to 40 minutes or until top is golden brown and is pulling away from the edges of the baking dish.

Here is what mine looks like when I pull it out of the oven. This is awesome with vanilla bean ice cream!
I have been making this for over 20 years now, my family doesn't wait for it to completely cool down, they start into it several minutes after it is out of the oven. If I could find the cookbook this recipe originally came out of I would give proper credit, but I miss placed that cookbook about 12+ years ago. I made it do much that the recipe is now all in my head.
Try some different variations to the recipe. I have done a wheat flour accented with some cinnimon, then used plums, apples & various berries as the filling. Turned out AWESOME!!!!!!
I would love to hear your feedback on the recipe!

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Breast Cancer Awareness Soap part 3

Here they are! The ribbon soaps, my first attempt to make a CP, M&P combo, I was a little messy on these, next time I will try to do better! Practice makes perfect correct?!?! =)

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Breat cancer ribbon soaps part 2

Bottom side for the mold, the soap is poured and is setting up, looking forward to seeing what it looks like out of the mold.

I was a little bit messy pouring the soap. The other mold tray was worse, my darling 14 year old daughter took over pouring because Mom was to "messy"! hey no problem here, she had fun swirling more color in! She even took a straw and "blew" more color in to the center of a couple of the soaps. We had some soap left over so we used a milky way mold to make one soap, she did the the additional swirls in it to, looking forward to seeing how that one turns out too, I will post pics tomorrow on both soaps.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Back From Vacations!

The kids and i had a blast the past 2 weekends. We Were at Boardman for our annual church confrence campout and then we were off to Odell lake. While out on the boat with the kids and my brother-in-law we got to witness the above beautiful sunset. I have more photos to post, give me a day or two.

Breast Cancer Awareness soaps step one

I bought 2 of these lovely ribbon molds from Oregon Trials Soap Supplies . This is the beginning to my venture into raising money for the Susan G Komen foundation. Tomorrow I will have pics of the CP soap that will be added to the pink ribbons. See previous post for more information.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Dear Friends and Family,

I recently accepted the challenge to raise funds to supportthe Komen Portland Race for the Cure® on September21st in the fight to save lives and end breast cancer forever.

Did you know that Susan G. Komen for the Cure® locally helps toprovide more than 7,000 free screening mammograms for theuninsured women of Oregon and SW Washington who otherwise cannot afford them? Unfortunately, 37,000 more local women needmammograms but don't get them. That is why I am fundraising andjoining this year's Race, to help Susan G. Komen for the Curesave lives through early detection.Imagine the impact...Seventy-five percent of the dollars you donate will fund vitalservices across Oregon and SW Washington, while twenty-five percentwill be combined with other Affiliates' funds to fuel nationalbreast cancer research at an unprecedented level.*$10 funds ten support booklets for newly diagnosed breast cancerpatients.*$25 pays for a gas card for a low-income woman driving over 75miles one way to get a mammogram.*$77 can fund a free screening mammogram for one uninsured womanBy making a donation in this year's Race you can make adifference.

Click here to visit my personal page and pledge your support.

Click here to register and join me in this year's Race.

Thank you for joining in our promiste to create a world without breastcancer!


Michele Axmaker

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Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Off to Boardman Oregon!!!!!!!!!

Yes that is correct, I am off to the middle of no where!!!! LOL. For the last 4 years our church conference has done a camp out/baordmeeting at Boardman Oregon. Just off I-5 there is a beautiful RV park/Marina, conference center and Hotel. My oldest 2 have opted to stay home with grandma, while my youngest has invited a friend along for the fun.

This year instead of tenting it, we have choosen to stay at the hotel. I will post pics of inside when I get home on Sunday night!

Monday, August 4, 2008

FrontDoor Swap recieved!

I got a swap box in the mail today! We were a small group but boy were there some great goodies in the box! The swap was from participants on the frontdoorsoapgroup. A fun talented group of ladies.

This soap is really neat! This picture does not do it justice! There is at least 5 different colors in the swirl!

First night of VBS

This years theme at Vacation Bible School is Cowboys for God. First story that was done was on the coat of many colors, one of the other stories this week will be about David and Goliath. We had around 25 kids the first night (not uncommon) in years past we started out small and by the end of the week have around 40+ kids. Now this isn't including the adults and youth helpers, this is just little kids. We are a small church in a small community and to see numbers like this is always wonderful!!!!!!!!

Sheriff Josh on patrol during dinner with the kids. The kids loved running up and making the air go out of his costume, of course they were amazed at how it would reinflate right after they did that!!!!

Cowboy Tim giving a lesson to the kids at Vacation Bible School

Kids playing toss their shoe at the boot game. Boy did they think this was funny! Each child had a great time!