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Monday, July 1, 2013

A Little Break


I'm going to take a little blog break for a few days.
I have a million things going on!
Tomorrow is Taylor's birthday!
We're also having a new refrigerator delivered tomorrow.
Yes, that was the third thing to break!  Geesh!
Then the rest of the week involves a holiday, a plumber
  coming to replace the faucet and a leak in a pipe, and another
man coming to install a pet door in the back!

Birthday boy asked for a red velvet cake with cream cheese
frosting.  I've never made one, so today I got busy on that!
And I promised to show you a tall skinny cake under
that gigantic dome I got at the auctions. Lovely!

Have a wonderful week!
I'll be back soon!



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    1. the batter and frosting were very yummy! Can't wait to cut into it! :)

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  2. That looks perfect!
    Hannah's babyhood friend is headed to college out there in the fall. I think we'll have to order her something special from Betsy. :)

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    1. Oh, that sounds fun! Yep...it's right across the street from me! No problem delivering at all!

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  3. I'm taking the rest of the week off too - I'm actually taking a little break right now, from scraping wallpaper border off so I can paint tomorrow. Remind to never do anything with wallpaper again!
    I love the huge dome and that cake looks scrumptious!

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    1. Oh, Mari! I wallpapered every room in our house when we built it 25 years ago. I swore I'd never paper again as I scraped over the years! ha. Just a couple rooms left with borders and paper. Best of luck..and yes, you need a break or you'll go insane. ha. Take pictures!!!

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  4. Wow! Lovely! Enjoy your blog break :)

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  5. ok that glass thing just become 1000 times more alluring to me...i love red velvet!
    enjoy your time away betsy....

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    1. haha...you sound like the others at the auction asking what the heck I wanted that dome for! lol...

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  6. Have a good week, Betsy. We'll miss you!

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  7. Oh beautiful, the cake and the dome. Love the look. Taylor is a lucky man. He will enjoy every bite. Nice that you're taking a little break..I'm just getting back in the groove.

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    1. we didn't plan that very well, did we? ha. I'll be back soon!

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  8. I was the feeling you need a break, this month a lot of things OMY and the Taylor birthday!
    The cake look awesome. have a nice time and relax Betsy. We are always around!
    Sorry by your fridge, really messy!! xo

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    1. I enjoyed doing the cake! So pretty!

      Oh, the fridge! Oh my...but the new one is beautiful! :)

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  9. Awesome job on the cake! Taylor will be thrilled!
    Enjoy your break...have some fun with the Mr!!!

    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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  10. I'd order that cake if it was pictured in a magazine or on a menu. Beautiful shot! Happy belated Birthday to your little man. :)

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    1. well, thank you! And thanks for visiting! :)

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  11. Hi Betsy .. have a happy week with birthday boy and getting those tricky household items sorted so the place is ready to go again .. the cake sounds delicious .. cheers to all - Hilary

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  12. I love this cake! The only thing that I don't love is that I can't have a bit haha! Happy birthday to Taylor, if anybody deserves a break it's you Betsy.

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  13. That is a stunning picture! Good luck with all the busyness. Your blog friends will miss you :)

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  14. Perfect first use of the giant cloche!! Happy, Happy Birthday to Taylor and Happy Fourth to all. blessings ~ tanna

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  15. YOU DID IT!
    It looks like art work.

    Happy Birthday Taylor!

    (enjoy the break)

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  16. Breaks are good! Enjoy. And happy birthday to the handsome young man too. A pet door? Oh no!

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  17. Happy Birthday to the amazing Taylor! So hard to believe that SO QUICKLY that darling little guy has turned in to a wonderful, handsome young man!! It goes too fast!

    YOU have TONS to do Betsy! And with a wedding just around the corner there is NO END in sight! BUT...it is all wonderful! Enjoy your time and duties and tasks!!

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  18. If only my ocd was nice
    And didn't make me pay the price
    I'd take a week off too
    Would be nice to do
    But i carry on
    Having to hit every day at my lawn
    Hmm and you may get more than you bargained for
    When a racoon or skunk or squrrel or possum or pig or dog or rat or snake or lizard or etc. comes through the pet door lol

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    1. You still could
      with your posts scheduled, they would
      continue on without you there
      like when you're at a conference lair.
      But don't worry, I'll still comment to you.
      Have to keep my perfect streak alive, it's true.
      Got the smallest pet door we could
      so the bigger critters couldn't enter our wood.
      Doesn't prevent a snake, though.
      Hope they don't give it a go!
      hahahaha. If they do, I'll have camera in hand
      so you all can laugh at me all over the land. :)

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    2. Suppose i could
      At my hood
      But scheduled posts are getting low too
      what am i to do lol
      Sure you will snap a pic as well
      Make sure you don't feed the cats too much as then getting through it would be hell haha

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  19. Well, that cake resting under your new glass dome is a work of art. Beautiful picture. I know I always say this about your food photos, but -once again- this cake is too pretty to eat. However, I know you will, and so would I! Enjoy your break and Taylor's birthday.

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  20. Happy Birthday Taylor, what a cake!

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  21. HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Taylor!!!!

    Have a brilliant summer break, Betsy!!

    Take care
    x

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  22. Happy birthday to your son! And enjoy your break!
    Take care
    Christel

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  23. Wow! That is a gigantic cloche dome thing! Happy birthday to the soon to be groom.

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  24. The cake is gorgeous in the dome! Bet is tasted even better!

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  25. Wow...you are busy! I love red velvet cake & cream cheese frosting and yours looks delicious. And the cake dome fits perfectly. It looks like it would be very heavy.
    Happy birthday to Taylor ♥

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  26. smiles. i hope you and your men have a wonderful 4th of july...

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  27. Have a wonderful break ....from blogging! Sounds like you'll need a different kind after all this!
    I will "officially" thank you for becoming my new follower on my next post. Normally, I do it in the very next post, but today I did a 4th of July one. You'll be included in the next one! Hugs...

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  28. I hope yiu have a nice 4th July and all of you are so well, enjoy you time, xo

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  29. Beautiful cake - one of my favourites. A very Happy Birthday to Taylor and I hope that during your break you get a little "Betsy" time. Or a lot!

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  30. Beautiful Cake the Cake Dome is lovely! =)

    I hope you are having a wonderful 4th of July!

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