Skip to main content

Happy Flag Day!

According to the Federal Citizen Information Center the first national observance of Flag Day was June 14, 1777, one hundred years after the Second Continental Congress authorized the Stars and Stripes as the new flag of the newly formed United States of America.  In 1949 Congress made this day a permanent observance, but not a federal holiday. 






This year I am celebrating by flying the flag (of course I do that every day!), but also with a little bit of good food and fun. 


Aren’t these plates and napkins cute?  They are part of Target’s line of July Fourth/Peanuts products for summer.  I placed them on a plastic plate from the dollar store for extra stability and color (a tip I recently learned from my Aunt). They are just waiting for some hamburgers, hot dogs and corn on the cob and of course, cake!





This cake is part of my Flag Day and Independence Day celebrations just about every year.  The star pan is by Wilton purchased from Michaels several years ago. The recipe is from The Better Homes and Gardens Simple Everyday Diabetic Meals Cookbook.  I bake it with a diabetic relative in mind but as it is very light and tasty, it is a crowd pleaser even with those who do not necessarily need to watch their sugar. I use the frosting recipe even when not baking for the sugar-free family member.  

Frosting

Whisk a four serving size package of fat-free, sugar-free instant white chocolate pudding mix with a cup of skim milk.  Fold in an 8 ounce container of frozen light whipped dessert topping (I use Cool Whip), thawed.  Immediately spread on cake as desired.  I made the stars and border using a large star tip in a pastry bag.  Refrigerate until serving time. 

Print Recipe Here



I hope that you have a very Happy Flag Day and come back to visit soon!

Cynthia

 

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Mother's Day Challege Blog Hop and Give-Away!

Many of you know that I am a proud member of the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog Design Team.  We are so happy to announce that it is-  The Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog's300th Challenge!  We are having a BLOG HOP to celebrate!


Challenge #300
Make a project about Mother's Day!

One lucky commenter will be chosen (from all blog hop comments on each blog, plus this one) to win this-


a Brand New Cricut Explore! Courtesy of


of Denton, Texas

ALSO- The FCCB Design Team is sponsoring TWO $25 gift cards at
Amazon!
We also have:

$15.00 Gift Certificate
And two $10 gift certificates to-


Dreaming Tree SVG's To qualify for the gift certificates, be sure to use at least 1 Cricut cuton your project and if it's not obvious, let us know what cartridge you used. If you use a Cricut Explore machine, at least one cut must be from the Cricut catalog of images.

There is a limit of three entries per person.

Be sure to visit each Design Team member leave a comment and become a follower - those will …

Happy Halloween Tablescape

I love polka-dots.  They make me happy. So does Halloween, beautiful fall weather and the fact that my oldest daughter is visiting.  With that in mind, I decided to enjoy a happy little Halloween dinner on the deck. It has been a long time since I posted a table scape and I want to share this simple little happy table.  



A couple of weeks ago, I grabbed up the remaining yardage of this polka dot fabric from Walmart, of all places.  I wish I had bought more when it first came out.  It is perfect for a Halloween tablecloth, quilting or a number of other projects I can think of.  



This candelabra came from Target. I had a difficult time finding Halloween taper candles, finally stumbling upon them at Michaels (for 50% off!).  Again, I should have shopped in August, there were more options available then, but I really like the orange with black stripes. (Somebody remind me next year!) I made the witch hat last year (you can see that on my Halloween Eve post here.) There was quite a breeze on…

Bee-Lated Again! (And a Free-Bee!)

You may remember that I promised to tell you about the party favors from my daughter's "Bee-lated Birthday". Not only was I late with her birthday party, but I am late with the promised post as well!  With the bee theme that we had for the party, and my new found fascination with making my own bath soap and sugar scrubs, I decided to make little bee-themed soaps as a party favor.  



I have shared with you a couple of times how easy it is to make your own "designer" soaps. For these, I got a bee soap mold, some goat's milk soap base and my new favorite Honey Almond soap scent.  I purchased all of these from Micheal's (don't forget your coupon!), but I am intrigued by some molds that I found on Amazon.  Be sure to shop around and find what makes you happy. 


They are simple to make- melt one pound of the soap base in the microwave according to package directions (30 seconds, stir: 30 seconds, stir, etc. until completely melted).  Add your favorite scent, …