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Thursday, June 13, 2013

Lemon Cake Bars

I loved having Wes' parents here this week! It was fun to have our parents finally meet each other. 
I made these Lemon Cake Bars for dessert :)

They were delicious and so easy to make! No crazy ingredients, I had everything here already. The consistency is similar to a brownie, so not spongy. They are very light and lemony--perfect for Summer!

Slightly adapted from here.
6 Tablespoons butter
1 2/3 cups sugar
2 eggs, beaten
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup milk
1 teaspoon lemon extract
1/3 cup lemon juice (about 2 lemons)
2/3 cup sugar   

Preheat oven to 350F.
Cream butter and sugar.
Stir in eggs.
Stir in lemon extract.
Combine flour, baking powder, and salt.
Stir in milk until well combined.
Pour into a greased and floured 13x9 inch pan.
Bake at 350F for 25 minutes.
Combine lemon juice and sugar in a bowl.
Pour over hot cake.
Bake for 5 additional minutes.
Cut into squares.

Its as easy as that! Enjoy :)
 I love Summer...only 13 more days until my fianc√© arrives!

Monday, June 10, 2013

My Bridal Shower: What I Wore

These photos were taken by my sister Samantha. She does an amazing job! Check out her page Samantha Parsons Photography!

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Bridal Shower: The Party

I had a wonderful shower day! I am so blessed to have friends and family who made the day special.

I drew a picture to match our new home for all the ladies to sign. This way we can enjoy all the sweet notes up in our home instead of them being stuffed away in a guest book!

Several of my friends brought their wedding photos and we had a contest to see who could identify the most couples and guess their wedding year. It was such a fun idea! 

I adored the cake made by our friend Karen! It was so beautiful :)

I was definitely showered with sweet gifts! We are so excited to use everything in our home.

I was so happy to have two of my bridesmaids there! Mikayla made it home from college just in time. 

And my maid of honor Sam has been here with me through thick and thin this year!

My Mom has a way with making everything so fun and special! We had a great day together. 

Melinda did an incredible job coordinating my shower! It was perfect!

I can't even begin to express how blessed I am to have such amazing ladies as part of my church family. Each friend has been an encouragement to me and such a sweet example of the love of Christ!
I am going to miss these friends so much, but will definitely never forget my years here and the impact the ladies of Community Baptist Church have made on my life!

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Watercolor Greeting Cards

Watercolor greeting cards are my new favorite way to satisfy those sudden painting urges! I'm one of those impatient individuals who likes to see immediate results. With these, I have a painting complete in one sitting, and I can give them away without frames!

It's so exciting to see my Toilet Paper Roll Flowers featured at Frugal Mom! Check out her simple and easy tutorial at Frugal Mom {dot} Net :)