My weekend was filled to the brim with:

-family visiting-sister, brother in law, and nephew
-desserts and desserts and more desserts*  **
-potato salad-yum!!
-swimming in a cool pool on a hot day
-reading and knitting
-being sad that a private health food store is closing :(
-the above store gave information on where to shop for my favorite items :)
-thankfulness that my family came for the weekend
-saying goodbye this morning and then tackling the cleaning
-writing a big big big to-do list for myself-so many things swimming in my head needing to be documented
-feeling so accomplished just with my list!

How was your weekend?  Joining Amanda

*the above dessert is called a hummingbird cake that my sister made, it is gluten free and dairy free.  The bottom dessert is the betty crocker gluten free brownie mix made by me......guess which sister LOVES to bake???

** the recipe is found in this book Easy Gluten Free Baking


  1. Your weekends always sound so wonderful! And I just pinned a hummingbird cake a few days ago, I'd never heard of one before.

  2. must look into the hummingbird cake - we're always looking to change up our repertoire.

    so glad you had the comfort of family this weekend, it's a true joy, isn't it?

  3. The hummingbird cake sounds & looks yummy! I love weekends full of family & desserts :-)

  4. I am always so envious when you talk about your sister [in a good way], I really miss mine. I'm the baker in our family, sadly neither of my sisters like to cook or bake. I wish we had a pool, I am ready to find a backhoe and start digging for one, gosh it's hot!

  5. The hummingbird cake looks so yummy!! And gluten free and dairy free, awesome, we can eat it!

    Sounds like a great weekend of family and fun! Enjoy the week ahead.

  6. A weekend filled with family and food is just the best!! I would enjoy either or BOTH desserts! ;) blessings ~ tanna

  7. Sounds like a wonderful time with your family! The week of the Fourth is always filled with lots of desserts for us, too. Sorry to hear about the store closing - always sad when a beloved place has to close it doors. Happy week ahead!

  8. yumminess all around there!!! family time! food time!! can't go wrong!

  9. sounds like a wonderful weekend karen, i love the sound of a hummingbird cake too. can you share the recipe?

  10. I am the baker of the two sisters. Which is good as my sister loves to cook. Both desserts look delicious though. Sounds like a good weekend was had. And so glad you feel accomplished. I love a good list.

  11. What a fun weekend! And you put me in the mood to do a little baking :) Happy Monday to you!

  12. Both look really good. I haven't baked in a long time. I know the kids would love to help.
    Sounds like you had a very nice weekend with your family.

  13. Sounds like you had an absolutely fabulous weekend! My head swims a lot too; good to know I am in such wonderful company!

  14. That is a lot of mouthwatering goodies- sounds like a most excellent weekend Karen!
    Swimming in a cool pool sounds wonderful- have fun with the fam!

  15. sounds lovely- I usually feel very accomplished for having just written a list of things to do.

  16. One yummy weekend! I love a good excuse to bake. Those hummingbird cakes are all of the Internet lately, aren't they. So glad to hear that it was enjoyed by all!

  17. Do you have that recipe? I would love to make it for my oldest daughter.

  18. YUM! Isn't it great to have family visiting?!?!

  19. Sounds perfect! All of it. Take that list slowly now...and pace yourself ;) Happy 4th!

  20. what a full weekend. it all sounds so delicious...people and food ;)


Post a Comment

Your comments are welcome as long as they are relevant to the post and spread joy, thank you for visiting and sharing your ideas.

Popular posts from this blog


One Year

Counting Blessings