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Alvin and the Chipmunks

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I can’t spell DNCE with out U. 🙂 I’d like to take credit for that funny but DH came up with that after hearing a different funny spin-off of DNCE’s Cake by the Ocean. I stumbled upon these cute little furry friends singing this dance worthy tune and decided to turn today’s Friday Fun Stuff into a dance party featuring Alvin and the Chipmunks.

 

 

 

 

 

Recently I watched the 2007 Alvin and the Chipmunk movie. Jason Lee does a fabulous job as Dave Seville.  Overall I enjoyed this adorably cute and predictable flick capturing my inner child. 🙂

 

Things are progressing about normal with DH’s retina attachment surgery but his vision issues remain.  This may not resolve itself until after he finishes the process which includes two other procedures and getting new glasses. We aren’t venturing off for long day trips but keep closer to home. It’s funny how we still find a lot to do and places we haven’t seen or been to in a long time. It’s interesting how we can drive 15-20 minutes out of the city and it’s almost like rural east Tennessee.This is a view of House Mountain not too far from where we live.

 

Hostess: A by author, Lexa Cain!

 

Today, I Celebrate The Small Things, such as DD#1. This week, she turned 29. She was once so tiny weighing less than 6 pounds. I baked her a Triple Chocolate Cake with Vanilla Bean Buttercream Frosting (See recipe below).

Next year, she enters a new decade. My beautiful baby girl is now a beautiful woman…a single, beautiful woman! 😉 lol

 

Triple Chocolate Cake with Vanilla Bean Buttercream Frosting

Triple Chocolate Cake with Vanilla Bean Buttercream Frosting

Ingredients

  • 1 Duncan Hines Dark Chocolate cake mix
  • 2 small boxes Jello Cook n’ Serve chocolate pudding mix
  • 12oz. Ghirardelli semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • ½ c. apple sauce*
  • ½ c warm water
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 c. Daisy sour cream

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients, except chocolate chips and frosting. Beat 4 minutes. Fold in chocolate chips. Bake in a greased and floured 12-cup Bundt pan at 350 degrees for 50-60 minutes or until cake tests done. Cool in pan 10-15 minutes; turn out on wire rack or serving plate to complete cooling. Frost inside tube, top, and around sides when completely cooled. (I used a sheet pan.)
  2. *If you don’t want to use applesauce, then use equal amount of cooking oil.
  3. Vanilla Bean Buttercream Frosting
  4. 2 pounds Confectioners Sugar
  5. 1-cup (2-sticks) butter, room temperature
  6. 3-6 tablespoons milk
  7. 2 tablespoons LorAnn Madagascar Vanilla Bean Paste
  8. Cream confectioners sugar and butter; continue mixing while adding vanilla bean paste and finally add milk to suit consistency preference.
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In honor of DD#1 who loved watching Alvin and the Chipmunks, especially features of the Chipettes because well…she shares the name of Alvin’s girlfriend. Let’s hear for The Chipettes!

What are you celebrating?

 

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(1) My next scheduled post will be Monday Mewsic Moves Me and you’re invited to hit the dance floor with “Independence Day or Celebrating the Holiday” tunes with a blogversary giveaway kicking off.

 

(2) Fireworks originated in China some 2,000 years ago in an accidentally discovery when a Chinese cook working in a field kitchen mixed charcoal, sulfur, and saltpeter (items commonly found in kitchens in those days). The mixture burned and when compressed in an enclosure (a bamboo tube), it exploded. Can you imagine the kaboom? (source credit)

 

(3) This week, I am thankful to live in the good ole USA. There’s no better land than only in America!

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(4) Freedom earned by our forefathers and maintained by today by all who SERVE this country and the LOVE from the ordinary American fighting to protect the liberties of this great land through voice and action.

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I appreciate you joining me. I’m taking it easy this summer with posts loosely done on a whim.  Hopefully, you get notifications delivered to your email whenever I add a new post but if not, then you may want to join now to not miss out!

That’s a wrap for now, I’ll see ya on the dance floor for independence Day or Celebrating the holiday tunes and a Mondays Mewsic Moves Me anniversary giveaway! 

Until next time, have a laughtastic weekend!

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Vol.5 Friday Round-up #humor #SWF #CTST #Fill-ins

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Foghorn Leghorn hasn’t the patience for that silly ole putty cat, Sylvester!

Hello, Kittens & dawgs! For the A2Z challenge, I sketched a Wylie E. Coyote & the RoadRunner illustration. I shared it a couple of weeks ago with you but I thought it would be fun to look at some funny Looney Tune inspired images.

*smack forehead* Warner Brothers oppressed Wylie E. Coyote all of these years. I knew that old coyote could catch that sneaky road runner even if he didn’t have the brains to do it.

There were a few kids who were short a few marbles, though.

I have two photos to share taken late March, the day after DH’s eye surgery. He had a follow-up appointment with his surgeon at his Maryville, Tennessee location and this is the view I had sitting in the car waiting for DH. It was a gorgeous day with a gentle breeze.

Being unprepared for this photo-op with my big girl at home, I managed to get some nice captures with my trusty iPhone 5s – the camera on-the-go!

Linky up with those crazy cats and dawgs over at the Skywatch Friday community and you’re welcome to come with for a globe-trotting, sky view experience!

 

Today, I Celebrate The Small Things with Lexa!

I’m celebrating… the good follow-ups DH is getting from his retina re-attachment surgery. At his last appointment, he learned his retina is completely attached. Yay! I’m celebrating… DS’s 23rd birthday this past Monday. It seems like yesterday he entered this world all 21″, 9 pounds 7 ounces of him! Whew, he was a big, big baby! DH and I follow literally in his shadows now. He’s 6’4″ and weighs more than 200 pounds. Big babies grow into big men. It’s funny how the roles reversed. 🙂 We’re proud of our boy! I’m celebrating… surviving last month’s A to Z Challenge. If you missed my posts Art Sketching Through the Alphabet, then I invite you to browse my archives.

What are you celebrating?

 

Let’s continue the fun with Friendly Fill-Ins with Annie and Ellen. Every Thursday four fun and easy blank statements are posted for us to borrow, complete, and share on our site. The point is to simply have fun linking, reading, and meeting others who enjoy this sort of thing.

 

Here’s my response to this week’s fill-ins:

(1) Cell phone vs landline.

(2) My most treasured piece of jewelry is my engagement and wedding rings.

(3) This year, I learned I can draw after years of thinking I didn’t have any or very little ability which I proudly publicly displayed in last month’s A to Z Challenge.

(4) I would like to finish writing and illustrating my children’s book about my brother before this year is over.

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Normally, I do not post on the weekend but I decided to share my A to Z reflections post tomorrow and you’re invited back. That’s a wrap for now but don’t forget to hit the dance floor (mewsic themeSingers/Mewsicians celebrating birthdays on this day”) with Mondays Mewsic Moves Me!

Until next time, have a laughtastic weekend!

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Vol.4 March Friday Round-up #humor #SWF

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Hello, Kittens & Dawgs! This month is marching right off the calendar, isn’t it? The good news is it’s spring time again which I’m very happy about. Now, if Mother Nature will only get her act together!

 

Cartoonist, Mark Lynch

 

Cartoonist, Dave Carpenter

 

Cartoonist, Bob Krohmer

Cartoonist, Jonathan Brown

 

 

Today’s SWF contribution, I used Pixelmator on the photo I shared Wednesday by increasing the contrast making the trees a silhouette in the foreground and then I added a starry background (freebie resource found at Pixabay) to jazz up my original image, which I really liked.

What do you think?

 

I’m linking with the family of photo enthusiasts from around the globe on Skywatch Friday!

 

Next Friday, the April A-Z Challenge begins and I hope you’ll join me in my month long commitment as I will share my rusty but budding artistic abilities with a daily sketch.  Okay, that’s a wrap for now but don’t forget to hit the dance floor with me (mewsic theme – Sci-Fi Movie and/or TV series) on Mondays Mewsic Moves Me! 

Until next time, have a laughtastic weekend!

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Vol. 4 March Friday Round-up #humor #SWF

 

Hello Kittens & Dawgs! It’s officially spring, aren’t you glad?  With the change in season comes what? That’s right spring cleaning! Let’s get our giggles on with these Friday Sillies tribute to spring cleaning!

 

 

 

 

On Wednesday, I share the original photo of today’s photo-art creation.  I reduced the image brightness for more contrast creating tree silhouettes in the foreground, then I added a starry background. I like this new jazzed up version over the original.

I’m sharing this starry sky photo-art with the Skywatch Friday shutterbug family and you’re welcome to tag along!

 

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Most of next week I will be away from Blogosphere while I prepare my posts for the April A2Z challenge which kicks off Friday, March 31. That’s a wrap for now but you’re invited to hit the dance floor (mewsic theme – “Music from Sci-Fi movies and/or TV series”) on Mondays Mewsic Moves Me

 

Until next time, have a laughtastic weekend!

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Vol.3 March Friday Round-up #humor

Hello Kittens & Dawgs, In case you missed the mews, I posted my Skywatch Friday post yesterday. I know things are a bit confusing around here but what do you expect, I’m a woman and chance are, you are but if not then you’re understandingly nodding because you have a woman in your life. 🙂 I’m keeping things low-key the rest of the month in my posts as I prepare for the April A-Z Challenge. I’m glad you came back for your weekly dose of laughs with this edition of Friday Sillies.

 

 

 

 

 

That’s a wrap for now but you’re invited to hit the dance floor with me (mewsic theme – “Freebie week”) on Mondays Mewsic Moves Me

 

Until next time, have a laughtastic weekend!

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