The hydrangeas on Cape Cod are magnificent this summer!!
This is the Hydrangea Gift Shop in Dennisport…
They have every array of colored hydrangea that The Cape has to offer, to feast your eyes on…also, they have a very enjoyable gift shop!!
This is The Commordore Inn, right next to the beach at the end of our street!! They have a front lawn overflowing with beautiful hydrangeas…
Such a pleasure to walk by on the way to the beach!!!
This is the backyard at our cottage, only 2 of these gorgeous bushes…
But look at what we get, for the months of July and August!!!
One evening when out for a walk we came upon this lovely little bush!!! This summer was a particular bumper crop of hydrangeas…a wonderful gift for our healing society💜
How often do we get to see Victor relaxing at the beach???
Not very often, but now it’s going to happen a lot more…because this man just retired!!! Our family and friends are so thrilled for him…and me, well I’m getting my other half to finally hang out with me and do projects, which we both love to do!!!
This cabinet was the inspiration piece we bought at an antique store…
It had to fit in this area perfectly, for a coffee bar and microwave cabinet, but also leave room for a heating and cooling vent on the floor…
And this is it after I refinished it with a coat of white paint to match our kitchen cabinets, but sanded the top and put a couple of coats of polyurethane on it!! Victor built the top cabinet to hold the microwave and storage!! He put up mahogany corbels to match the top of the coffee bar!!
I just discovered the “pano” feature on my iPhone:) This is a distorted view of part of the kitchen…oh there’s more…I will show you more on my next post😉 That back staircase leads to our master bedroom, still in progress!!
Now a closer look at the coffee bar!!
Have you ever heard of a cake with zero calories?? Well this is one and I will show you how to make it!!!
First of all, you will need sponges🤣 That’s, right, this is faux cake made of hobby sponges…after making cake slices or cupcakes, you can leave them out to look beautiful on your counter!!! This can be a fun craft for kids, I was lucky to have Gina and Parker to help me!! I purchased the sponges on Amazon…
I used white caulking, for frosting, Victor always has this for his home projects, but you can buy it at HomeDepot!
It’s a lot easier to spread as frosting with a caulking gun, which you can get at Home Depot, also!! Just spread the “frosting” with a plastic knife!! And then after you make your cake, you can caulk a drafty window to keep you warm this winter 🤣😂
Parker and Gina joining in on the fun!! After cutting the sponges to any shape you want…we did layer cakes, but you could do cupcakes!! We used a razor knife to cut the sponges, you wouldn’t want a child using that, so you would have to cut the shapes for them, the frosting and decorating is the fun part!!!
After frosting the sponges, they should dry for at least a day. These are the materials needed for decorating your cakes. A disposable plate to mix the caulking…I used acrylic paint to mix with the caulking. Those are red sugar rose decorations, but you could use just about anything to decorate the cake with, even jewelry beads!! A decorating frosting tip for piping the “frosting” is a good idea, too!!After mixing paint with the caulking, put it in a plastic baggie cutting a small hole for the frosting tip!! Then decorate the cake in anyway you’d like, I topped mine off with roses!!
And here you have 4 pieces of cake with zero calories!! I bought this 3 tier pastry server at a thrift store for $5, it was shiny silver color, so I spray painted it gold…
it folds up like this!! I enjoyed preparing this post and bringing you inside my world of creativity and hope you all enjoyed it too💙
School will be starting soon in Virginia, for my grandsons!! I’m happy they will be going for 2 days a week and will be with their friends, but I’m sad that there won’t be many more days that we can be close to them, like this. Until of course, this virus is over with once and for all!! I hope and pray it is sooner than later. Love to you all, stay well🙏🏽💙