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It's Brinner Time ~ Homemade Griddle Pancakes

At the Roberts house, we love to have Brinner, our given term for breakfast for dinner.  Our kids love to hear "Brinner' when they ask "What's for dinner"?

We used to buy these great big bags of pancake mix at Sam's (some parts of the country have Costco).  I think they were like 10 pound bags!  One morning we had no pancake mix and Shawn made his own for us...we've not once even thought of going back to store bought pancake batter...not after eating these babies.  They are so yummy and so much better than any mix, and they are super easy to make.
We cook them with a pat of butter so they're like what my Grandma called Griddle cakes, crispy on the outer edge and the inside is a light and fluffy heaven.
  Shawn has been making homemade syrup for longer than we've been married and it is equally tasty!



Home Made Pancake Batter

1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
3 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 tesponn salt
1 tablespoon white sugar
1 1/4 cups milk
1 egg
3 ta…

Feathered Friends~ A Tea tablescape & GIVEAWAYS!

You can enter A Little Scrappy's GIVEAWAY HERE:  Read on for another giveaway!
The unforgettable beauty of lavender
Occurs in both the earth
And in the colors of the sky.
An aromatic flower,
As well as part of the many changing
Shades of the daily heavens on high.
The creamy color of the sky--
Color of orchid dawn--
Is quickly there, and then is gone.
Light violet, lavender,
How unique is its special glow,
Colored in nature in light lilac,
Amethyst, and airy, purple indigo.  ~ Gil Saenz ~

Lavender is so soothing, not just the color, but the fragrance to.  Lavender and purple transferware paired here with a bird motif' theme creates a lush garden feel with a touch of whimsy.
I began by layering a Ralph Lauren lavender bed sheet and topped with a white lace tablecloth. For my centerpiece I used a purple transferware lamp from my shop.  I placed it on a cake stand to give a little added height and draped around it lavender and cream greenery garland from Decorators Friend,  cre…

Transferware Cookie Cloche and a GIVEAWAY

I have so been in the crafting, do it yourself, decorating mood lately.  I've been re-arranging things, hanging pictures, moving pictures, making this, making that!  Bloggers inspire me! ;-)
I recently got these miniature, single serve, trifle bowls at Walmart.  
I had a general idea of what I'd use them for...I was thinking a cloche for some smalls and then decided they'd be perfect for cupcakes, cookies or candy.  I had some extra lavender transferware saucers in the Charlotte pattern and decided these would be the perfect base.  I simply turned the bowls upside down and tied them with double ribbons, one a sheer, wire edged purple and the other is a darling, hand stamped ribbon I purchase at A Little Scrappy.   A Little Scrappy is offering one of Nancy's Daily Dish readers a coupon to her shop where you'll find tons of hand stamped items including ribbons (I asked her to do the purple just for this project!), tags, cards, clothespins, adorable muslin bags and more…