Sunday, November 14, 2010

Saturday Success and Gathering Gifts

Well, I did it! I knew if I waited for hubby to decide he was ready to put the shelf together, it might not get done for another week or longer. So I figure if you want something done, do it yourself. And I did!

There are still some things to fix in the kids room, painting to be done, curtains to be made. But yesterday's organizing has put me on the right track.

Up and at 'em early this morning I made a banana cake.
1-1/2 bananas mashed, one egg, 1/4 cup of canola oil and a TBS of water. Mix in 1 cup of self rising flour, 1/2 tsp baking soda and 1/2 cup of sugar.

Always bakes up perfectly and pops right out of the pan. I bought a pretty plate to put it on as I am going to visit a friend.

I also put together a few other gifts. Her home is all shades of taupe and earthy colors. The linen napkins were used to wrap up the gifts and tied up with lovely lace. (A whole roll of it for only .75 cents :)

This bag that my anniversary present came in

was given a little scrappy camouflage.

And I'm ready to go! Hope you are having a super Sunday. Friendship Blessings, Tammy


Jane said...

Good for you putting the bookcase together! It is so well organized!!
Too bad I threw away 3 ripe bananas yesterday, the banana cake sounds really good.
Have a great day.

Christine said...

Hello, I'm over from Middle Age Ramblings. Love your blog and the beautiful gift you put together.

Elaine said...

Amazing what we women can do when we put our minds to it.. Good for you..Hope the boys helped some with the bookcase

GwendolynKay said...

I had a banana for breakfast with my yogurt. I saw on my monm's post you can't find pumpkin, that is a bummer... what is Thanksgiving without pumpkin? Well I guess we need to always be thankful for what we do have, say's the girl who will have pie. ha ha!! You have really become the queen of crafts over the years. You are always inspiring me.
love and hugs, your cuz'

Marilyn said...

My father's motto....if you want something done.....
well done Tammy, I hope the boys watched as it got done in record time!
That cake looks delicious....can almost smell it!! Have a lovely visit with your friend and that plate is so pretty....your gifts are always so well put together.....
enjoy the rest of your day!!!

the old white house said...

The cake sounds yummy! I'm the same way about getting stuff done, I can't wait for Duane to be able to redecorate! Have a wonderful visit with you lucky friend! Theresa xoxo

glor said...

Great job on the bookcase. Know what you mean, the waiting can take forever, better to do yourself! Mmmmmm, cake sound wonderful! And what deightful gifts to be taking along, you're such a dear friend to all. Enjoy.

Anonymous said...

Nice job on the shelf! It came out wonderful. Ah, don't you love the organization part? Then you hope it stays that way!

Your banana bread looks yummy as does all that linen. I hope you had a lovely day with your friend.

Hugs (())


Vicki said...

Hi, Tammy,
I always love reading your inspirational quotes!! I am sure your friend will love her presents that you wrapped so creatively. You did a good job on putting that shelf together. I always feel so good about myself when I am able to fix something or put something together like this. Enjoy your day, sweet friend. love always~Vicki

June said...

That banana cake looks great Tammy. If you are like me,I seem to always have bananas that are slightly turning and the family won't touch them, so this is a great way to use them. Hummmm!
Way to go girl and put the shelf together yourself! I need to take a page from your book. It seems I'm always waiting for Dale to get home to help with something I'm sure I could do myself.
Thanks Tammy for your sweet message on my post.

Susan said...

Oh Tammy. GOOD FOR YOU with that shelf. I don't think I could ever do that. The banana cakes looks yummy and the linen napkin wrappings with white lace are darling. Gosh, wish you could visit me with presents! Ha! Susan

Kathleen said...

What a good idea to cover the name on the paper bag and reuse it! Those gifts look great wrapped in the napkins. Such a good idea! Well done on the bookcase.

Brenda Pruitt said...

You're such a good friend. I'm sure your friend was most appreciative!

Celestial Charms said...

Love that plate, Tammy!

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

I love winning a challenge myself! Great job Tammy!!

Claus said...

Always so crafty and with the best ideas!!
The banana bread looks simply delicious!
have a great day!

Anonymous said...

You were not kidding when you said you did a lot of organizing with the bookcase that you put together. That thing is FULL!! Good for you for getting it all done. Now you can enjoy the rest of the vacation without things left undone on your mind.
I love that Banana cake that you make. I have the recipe and still make it. SO easy!
Your gift bag made me smile, as I have not figured out what your presents will be given to you in. My presentation skills really need some work...
Hope your friend liked your gifts!!


Yarni Gras! said...

love what you put together for your friend, including your bag!

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