Monday, May 28, 2012

Sunday Best {feminine florals and summer desserts}

 Happy Memorial Day everyone!

We've been hanging with family all day long and had a visit to our little GB fair this morning (you can check out a couple of pictures on Facebook here). It's been a lovely day so far.

I wore this dress again yesterday; that's twice in one week! But it feels so pretty and summery and it has that breezy and effortless feel that I'm longing to live in right now. Seems to work just as well minus the belt and with sandals instead, dressed down a little.
{dress - Francesca's (new in GB mall ladies, holla), belt - thrifted, shoes - Target}

I also wanted to share a little photo shoot we worked on a week or so ago, for the most recent issue of Apples magazine. The boys helped me bake an incredibly divine Strawberry Lemonade Cake that I found on Pinterest and let me tell you, it was some serious yummy. I'm really quite terrible at baking but this was a simple enough recipe to not only manage on my own but even with the boys "help". I'm always craving fruity sweets in the summer, so this cake hit the spot just perfectly. 

Recipe for Strawberry Lemonade Cake
(adapted from

  • One box of strawberry cake mix (plus oil, water and eggs as directed on box)
  • 8 oz. Philadelphia Cream Cheese (softened to room temp.)
  • 1 packet (0.23oz.) of Kool-Aid Lemonade
  • 2 cups Jet-Puffed Marshmallow Creme
  • 8 oz. Cool Whip Topping
  • Fresh strawberries to garnish
  • Make cake according to box and bake in 2- 9 inch round cake pans as directed.  
  • Cream together cream cheese and lemonade mix until smooth.
  • Mix marshmallow creme in and then mix in cool whip until completely smooth. 
  • Cut each cake layer in half.
  • Alternating layers of cake with layers of filling, assemble cake. End with layer of filling.
  • Top with sliced strawberries.
  • Refrigerate and serve chilled.

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xx Kirsty

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