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Sour Cream Sheet Pan Pound Cake With Lemon Glaze

It may look like cornbread made in a Pyrex dish, but it’s not. It is sour cream pound cake. I do not have a bundt or loaf pan. I had sour cream that I wanted to use before it expired so I looked up a sour cream pound cake recipe. Then I googled if you could make a pound cake in a different pan. I found a sheet pan pound cake recipe. So I combined the two recipes I found. It was delicious. Not too sweet, kind of reminded me of a sweet cornbread recipe I tried a long time ago. I was talking to my mom and sister-in-law about how I wished I had a glaze. My mom asked, “Do you have powdered sugar and lemon juice?” So I googled a recipe for lemon glaze and decided the amount of ingredients I needed based on taste testing. It made the cake even better! It wasn’t too dry before but the glaze made it more moist. This was really easy and delicious. It made for …

Spring Floral

It feels like spring around here. We are still working on the half bathroom and the master bathroom and laundry room will have a few minor updates. The goal is to be done with those projects by April. The next big project is the front yard landscaping. I am planning to paint the front door and replace the door handle (finally). I have a bin in my storage room labeled “FLORAL” and I decided to use the garland and stems that were inside bin. I purchased a grapevine wreath for about $7 from Joann Fabrics and starting searching Pinterest for ideas. I came across this hydrangea wreath and thought I could use the eucalyptus garland I found inside the floral bin in place of their clematis bushels. I do prefer the look of the wreath with the clematis bushels but the eucalyptus will do. I hot-glued everything onto the wreath. I have enough eucalyptus, hydrangeas, and roses to finish the other side but I am warming up to the asymmetrical look. The next wreath was …

Makeover Update: Den

Well, I knew it. I knew if I did not paint the den right when we moved in, it would not get done. I lied to myself prior to getting the sofa, thinking I would paint before it was delivered. I didn’t paint. I’m pretty sure I’m not going to anytime soon or ever. I just don’t feel like. It’s just too messy. The walls do not look as warm in person. They are warmer than I would like, but they aren’t lime green so I don’t feel like if I do not paint, I will go crazy. The space has turned into an eclectic mix of Asian, traditional, and rustic decor. Most everything is from family members or homemade. The sofa turned out great. It is aesthetically pleasing and comfortable. We have spent a lot of time in the den watching TV and taking naps (well, Matt takes naps). If the decor wasn’t given to me by a family member, it most likely came from TJMaxx or Homegoods. The media cabinet, floor lamp, and …