Monday, October 11, 2010

Magic Monday - A Little of This and A Little of That

Time sure does fly when you are having fun!


Salon Bella is doing pink hair extensions and ribbons for the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation.  My daughter and I now have pink hair.  I am digging it and thinking this may be a new trend for me!  October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  A hair extension and a ribbon is a very small thing done with a heart full of love and honor for our friends who have/had breast cancer.  Ladies...early detection is the key!  Please, please feel your boobies and get a mammogram.


As many of my friends know I have a love for the arts (of every sort)  I was visiting my granddaughter's dance class on Thursday and there amidst the wee dancers was one teeny, tiny girl with natural, beautiful talent.  Sadly, her parents are unable to afford dance lessons for her or her sister.  I am pondering a solution to this...maybe a little chat with the studio's owner will provide a way to enable talented children an opportunity to participate.  After my hair appointment on Saturday,  I had the VW Beetle washed at the Palmetto Dance Center's car wash to support the dancers' competitions.  It was heartwarming to see even the youngest student washing cars to earn money.  I think most things are appreciated more when they are earned.  

After the car washing, it was a trip to the local grocery store.  Spending what seemed like a small fortune...I returned home to bake a Hummingbird Cake for our church Boy Scout Bake Sale.  I encouraged my darling husband to purchase the cake from the bake sale for our family get together on Sunday thus contributing to the boy scouts, my ego and Sunday dinner!  It was a delightful, busy weekend filled with service, fun and family!

Here is my lunch today...EVERYONE is out of the office and I am here with Hummingbird Cake!!!  I am counting it as a fruit...it has lots of bananas and pineapple in it...that is my story and I AM sticking to it.

I first heard about Hummingbird Cake from the lovely Christina.  Apparently it is one of Southern Living's most requested recipes of all time.  It is definitely scrumptious!  What is there not to love about a cake full of goodness with cream cheese frosting?  The recipe can be found here.

So my pretties, have a lovely day...enjoy the beautiful weather...celebrate if you have the day off...you know what?  Just celebrate!!!

9 comments:

Mamma has spoken said...

Love the pink hair, the cake and your giving heart.

beth said...

i think i want a little pink in my hair, too :)

nat @book, line, and sinker said...

like the new look--very snazzy. the pink hair is great, too. miss you and hope all is well down there in the south. xoxo

SE'LAH... said...

you are rockin' that pink hair. what a great cause.

thedailydish said...

LOVE the pink hair; you both look gorgeous, as usual! The hummingbird cake looks like something I will have to alter for the Daily Dish, and SOON! Love ya babe -- hope you're enjoying a sunny weekend! xoxo

Rosezilla said...

Hello, pretty lady! I wouldn't mind a head full of candy-cotton pink hair some day. Maybe when it is all a cloud of white. That would be fun!

Putz said...

when you ask all your LOVELIES to have a nice day, are you also referring to me?????????????????????

Connie said...

Dearest Putz,
You are the loveliest of lovelies!

Amy said...

Cool pink hair! I have seen may other ways to honor Breast Cancer Awareness, but not that one.