Thursday 13

All Things Lovely
Another week, another Thursday Thirteen! And, once again, we have gone completely random.

1. I don't know if I've said this recently but I am so in love with that man of mine. I'm proud of who he is and how hard he works for our family.

2. Did I mention that our girl asked for a real cell phone for her birthday? Um, not happening but nice try. 

3. Speaking of our girl, this parenting thing is not always easy. Not for me. I feel like I have a pre-teen sometimes. That's all I'll say about that.

4. One of my favorite summer treats is Hawaiian shaved ice and we've only had it once this summer. I consider that a good thing as I'm sure that much sugar is not on my new eating plan.

5. I have once again found an awesome new station on Pandora. Wait for it - Simon & Garfunkel. I know, I know. I LOVE it though. It's relaxing.

6. I've been staying up too late again lately. Ugh. I don't know why I do that to myself. I need to make my bedtime 10 pm but I often find it to be midnight.

7. This week Abby has been going to Vacation Bible School. She loves it and looks forward to it every summer.

8. I need a way to make myself drink more water. I went through this day having maybe a glass. It's not even like I've been necessarily replacing it with another drink. Dehydrated much?

9. I've been loving a new app on my Android called First 5. It is awesome and all about giving God the first five minutes of your day. I will admit it isn't always the first five minutes of my day but there is such great insight and community on that app.

10. I'm having a giveaway for my friends and readers in the Colorado/Wyoming delivery area for Door to Door Organics. I am so excited to be working with this company!

11. I haven't been able to get into reading much lately where as a month or so ago I couldn't stop. Not sure why but maybe I need book suggestions...and GO!

12. I made my own chicken broth from a whole chicken this week and it is amazing. Very garlicky and flavorful.

13. Abby has not so subtly requested a chocolate cake for her birthday. Anyone have a good recipe to recommend? I'm trying to find a good, moist (ugh - that word!), easy cake.

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Elizzabelly said...

I have a great chocolate cake recipe that is suuuuuuuuper easy and is Scarlett's new favorite. Lots of the kids in my family turn to this as the first recipe they perfect on their own!

Wacky Chocolate Cake
3 c. flour
2 c. sugar
4 T. cocoa
2 t. baking soda
2 c. water
3/4 c. oil
2 T. vinegar
2 t. vanilla

Mix dry ingredients well. Add wet ingredients and mix. Bake for 30 minutes at 350 degrees in a greased 9 x 13 pan.

P.S. T stands for tablespoons. t stands for teaspoons

Becky Dougherty said...

I have a hard time drinking a good amount of water in the summer. When I'm at work, I'm talking a lot, so I tend to sip more throughout the day. I'm also more strict with my work out routine, so I'm drinking a lot because of that. I find I'm thirsty a lot during the summer....even when I'm at home. Sometimes, I'm just too lazy to get off the couch and refill! lol