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A picture of a Strawberry Lemon Cake is supposed to be here...

Succulent strawberries and creamy home-made icing atop a fluffy lemon cake.

It was my dad’s birthday last Wednesday, so me, my brother and my mom made him a cake. A strawberry lemon cake, to be precise. Now I will teach you how to make this elegant dessert.

Cake:

For the cake I just used a Betty Crocker mix of Lemon Cake and followed the box directions.

Home-Made Cream Cheese Icing:

You Need,

2 Packages of Philidephia Low Fat Cream Cheese

1 Stick of Butter (or 1/4 of a cup)

A medium to large bowl

A Stirring utensil such as a whisk

Directions, Put cream cheese and butter into the bowl and stir until well blended. Spread icing mixture onto the top of the cake. Place strawberries all over the place. Slice into pieces and serve. This cake is good hot or cold, I would prefer cold, though.

 

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Woo! Personally, I’m so glad that the U.S. Supreme Court up held the new Healthcare law! I think that this will help a ton of people in the United States.

This is how I found out;

http://nbcpolitics.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/06/28/12457822-supreme-court-upholds-health-care-law?lite


Over the past few days I’ve been working on this doll in my spare time. I like to call it a piece of art-a masterpiece!

My Doll's Body

He’s Red Because He’s Blushing

I made him out of an old shirt that I had that was too small for me. I thought it would have taken weeks but it only took 3 days! Now he just needs some clothes and maybe a buddy since I have a ton of too-small/messed up/don’t like shirts.


I was exploring my front yard when I saw a lovely sight. New buds on the Crape Myrtle in my front yard.

Crape Mrytle Buds, they're greenish-pinkish

Crape Myrtle Buds


I’ve finally found a solution to the question:

What can I do with all of my yogurt cups?
I love yogurt. It’s pretty close to the top of my list for best foods in the entire world, right next to hummus and pita bread. In the future, when I get my own living area that’s not my parents house, I can see myself almost living off of yogurt.
But, what am I going to do with those cups of plastic? You’re probably thinking, “Just recycle them!”. The thing is, they seem like they could be used for something more… useful. So, I sat around and thought while I ate my yogurt. Here’s what I came up with!

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I’m going to use them to hold things!


I got up really early the other morning, like at 5:00 am, to find myself with my dad on our back porch. We were talking to a cute little frog that he had found earlier, when I was still asleep. I thought I would take a picture of him. Or her.

He's Green!

This is the frog on my dad’s hand.


For dessert a few nights back, my family and I made these Rice Krispy Treats. Except instead of Rice Krispy’s we used Cheerios that had been laying around the kitchen forever because nobody likes plain Cheerios by themselves.

Cheerio Krispy Treats in the glass pan.

I’m not sure how good it looked, but it was pretty tasty.

 

Close up picture of the Cheerios

Here you can see all of the marshmellowy glaze on the Cheerios. It looks pretty good now, doesn’t it?

The only problem with this was that while everyone was eating, we tasted something weird. Soon, we had come to the concensus that this recipe would have tasted alot better, if the Cheerios hadn’t been stale. Eww.

In case you want to know how to make this dessert, it’s exactly the same as Rice Krispy Treats except when it says put Rice Krispies in, just put in Cheerios. Finally, keep in mind that Cheerios have waaay more vitamins than Rice Krispy Treats, too, for your children and such.


Last night for dinner I helped my dad make these barbeque chicken kabobs. We also had lentils over rice and cornbread with it, but I was too busy eating it to get a picture of it, :).

Chicken Kabobs are supposed to be here...

Nice and Tender!


I took these while it was storming a few days ago,

Rain falling into buckets on my back porch

Rain falling into buckets on my back porch.

Rain

Rain on my steps.

Rain falling from the gutters

Rain falling from the gutters.

It seems to have stopped raining for a while, but the weathers channels are still predicting rain all week.


Rain is pouring

It makes the day

Boring

Stay in the house?

Not even the mouse

Wants to do that

Not during the Summer

When the sun is brighter

And it’s out longer

Except when it rains


My mother switched her days off to Thursday and Friday instead of Saturday and Sunday, this means that today we got to do a ton of stuff! To start off our day, me, my mom, and my brother took a walk all over the place in my neighborhood. So far we got to play at two different parks and go into the Civic Center, I think it is, and those places are all kind of far away from each other. We were out for two hours straight! I was surprised by how cool it was outside this morning, 83 degrees or something like that. Also, all I was running on that morning was a giant glass of orange juice so when I got home I was starving!

The next part of our day was finding out where to go out and eat, after taking good showers first, of course we had been sweating like pigs all morning. We decided to go to Denny’s again, but this time a different location. We usually go to the really busy one down by where the interstate gets off, but this time we went to a much quieter one. Personally, I didn’t like it. At the other Denny’s all of the people that work there know us because we’re such regulars and are extremely chatty and nice. The people working here looked and acted like they all hated their jobs and it was sending terrible vibes out to the customers, I could just feel it. Also, the food didn’t taste too good, either. In fact I could barely stomach my eggs, they tasted like plastic, but I was so hungry from the walk I just scarfed it down. Another thing was my brother said his pancakes tasted like onions and, from restaurant working experience, my mom knew what that meant. They probably didn’t clean off the surfaces where they cooked the pancakes before putting them on there. Finally, I found the restaurant really quiet, like too quiet. I felt like I was in a library.

Third, to burn off all that Denny’s, we went bowling! Our location was DeLuna Lanes. It’s not nearly as popular as Oops Alley, which makes it really cool because we’re usually the only people there with maybe one or two other groups. It’s alot cheaper, too. $2 a game! I don’t know how they stay in business! I got into last place in the first game with, like, 24 points. Then in the next game I came in second with 64 points. I could have done a ton better, but, did I mention we were playing without the gutter rails?

Afterwards, we went to Publix to do some shopping. It was the Publix that didn’t have free samples but had crazy low prices, so it was good. We got things like milk, Quaker Chewy Bars, cat food, banaynays, Cheerios, and some meat for a pot roast tonight. Not that exciting, but I did learn something, one of my buddies’ mom works there and I said hi to her.

Later on, we might go out for a bike ride, but, it looks like it’s going to rain, so we’ll probably stay inside.


When I went to the Public Library on Monday, I saw one of my fellow Girl Scouts there, Naomi. I said hi to her and I noticed a bag in her hand. I asked her what it was, she said it was for the Summer Reading Game. I had heard about this, but I didn’t look into it because I thought I was too old to do it, being 13. Usually, my library liked to target their programs towards younger kids like 3 to maybe 10-year-olds, people who need to learn how important reading is. But, since Naomi was my age, I went up to the little counter in the kids section and asked the lady there what was going on about it. She handed me a bag with a bookmark and a pamphlet, and then she showed me a piece of postercard with a map on it that looked like this,

Next she handed me a dice that was bigger than my palm and told me to roll it. I got a five so the lady put a stamp on the square five spaces from the start. It said I had to read a poetry book, so I went and picked out the biggest book I could find since I tend to read poetry extremely fast because I enjoy it so much. The book was Moon, Have You Met My Mother? by Karla Kuskin.

There weren’t really any rules or anything, it was pretty self-explanatory. Whenever I go to the library from now until August 10th, I bring my postercard with me and the lady at the counter lets me roll the dice and she stamps my card, I get a book on the right topic and then I’m off. Me, my mother, and my brother who is also participating, decided to have Library Mondays in order to complete the map. I’m so excited about it that I’m going to try to blog about my progress. So, if you’re a little confused, it will get alot clearer soon.


Wow, I can’t believe how much this book made me cry. I had no idea that the story of Maurice was going to be so powerful and emotional. Laura Schroff is such an amazing person, it would be a blessing to meet her or someone like her. I’m reccomending this novel to everyone that I know (But, I’m not sure if little children should read it, but it’s up to you). I believe that this book can definately teach people a few things about life. I know it has taught me a bit of knowledge.

http://aninvisiblethread.com/


Yes! I’ve finally got my internet back up and running today. You know what that means? I’m going to start my Summer blogging. This means I will be posting practically everything that happens over this Summer. Anything from books to movies to places I go, it will be like a log. And, since log rhymes with blog it will be super cool. Hopefully, my internet won’t crash anytime soon, though. Some of the posts might be a little boring, but, I’m just trying to keep up a routine for blogging so I’m not forgetting about it for days and days like I’ve done recently. So, cheers to a new routine and maybe my blog audience will get a little bigger this Summer!



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