Friday, January 11, 2013

Get Your Motor Runnin'

...head out on the highway...
um, I mean the kitchen!
Hello, Dear Ones.
I've got a little scattered post to share with you today.
 First of all, I got a new KitchenAid stand mixer for Christmas!
I know, I know! 
Lots of you do not get very excited about an appliance that gets you in the mood to work.
Well, I've been using a little hand mixer for years so I kept dropping tiny little hits for Mr. Precious to get me a KitchenAid.
Y'all, he got the hint and here we are!

 Ain't she purdy?
Ain't she gawjus?
I just love her!

 Look at this side!

 Y'all, I'm telling you she is really built!

 Look at her voluptuous bowl!
It can hold the blades that came with her.
Did I tell you how much I love her? :)

 Well, I've been covered in flour the last couple of weeks, 
baking cookies and biscuits.
See those cute little cutters?
I bought these at Williams Sonoma and just love these too!
Graduated sizes of cutters attached with a little clippy dilly.

So I've baked a cake.
A coconut pound cake that is so delish.

We're having some friends over tomorrow for coffee and cake.
Mr. Precious and I had to sample the cake to make sure it was eating worthy.
It was. It is! :)

 Aw, go ahead and grab a slice! What's one more?

 So I have my tea glasses out and the little plates for the cake.

 Cream and sugar for the coffee.
Tea for me.

 The mugs are out waiting to be filled.

 One more little thing.
See the pretty red pitcher?
I got this for my birthday in November. It's Le Creuset and matches my pots!
I love it too and I'm using it to store wooden utensils in.
I didn't make the cute little chicken ~ another little birthday present.
I could have lied and told you I crocheted it, but I'm a good girl! :)

Do you remember this little highchair I painted for my little granddaughter, Carter back a while ago?
Well, she's 2 1/2 now and I really didn't think she would sit in it any more but she loved it and wanted to sit in it even if her tiny little chubby legs where hanging down past the foot rest.
We had a little accident with the highchair.
Carter said one evening, "We gotta get out of here!" and tossed the tray over her tiny head and we heard a CRACK!
The wood tray cracked down the middle when it hit the back of the chair 
so Mr. Precious just took it off.
As you can see, Bunny Foo Foo is really miffed that the tray is not there. 
You may not can tell, but her legs are crossed and her foot is going to town.
She's miffed.
She'll get over it.

Sorry my post is so misjointed but that's me for awhile.
Y'all, I still have up all my Christmas decorations.
Next week! 
Next week I've promised myself they're coming down!

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~
Born To Be Wild

Get your motor runnin'
Head out on the highway
Lookin' for adventure
And whatever comes our way
Yeah Darlin' go make it happen
Take the world in a love embrace
Fire all of your guns at once
And explode into space

I like smoke and lightning
Heavy metal thunder
Racin' with the wind
And the feelin' that I'm under
Yeah Darlin' go make it happen
Take the world in a love embrace
Fire all of your guns at once
And explode into space

Like a true nature's child
We were born, born to be wild
We can climb so high
I never wanna die

Born to be wild
Born to be wild 
~ sung by Steppenwolf


  1. That KitchenAid looks really snazzy and jazzy in red! Mine is plain ole white. There are some really good recipes that come with the booklet. Your pound cake looks wonderful. xo

  2. What a lovely gift! I've had mine for about 15 years & still love it!

    Have a great weekend!


  3. Oh enjoy your new baby! She is a beauty! I've had mine since 1994 & I still love it.

  4. Shelia, you are so cute. I love your energy and sense of humour. Your Kitchen Aid mixer is a beauty all right. I'm sure she'll keep you happy for years. The coconut cake looks delish. I bet it's nice and moist. Have a great weekend. Hugs, Pamela

  5. Shelia, your pretty new Kitchen Aide is just fabulous! The red is just perfect.
    The cake looks delish, I'll take a slice. Happy baking!

  6. Sheila,
    My kitchen aid is about 15 years old and I love it. The motor is starting to slip so I think I will need to replace it soon. I love yours in red (mine is white). I think I will get a pretty color like yours next time. Isn't it so easy to whip up a cake in it? I use mine at least 3 times a week. I even shred cooked chicken in mine. Enjoy it girl!

  7. How fun that you got a new KA Sheila! I know you'll love using it and the color is great-enjoy:@)

  8. Love your new red Kitchen Aid. I have had mine for years and it still works great. It has baked so many cakes and cookies in the years that I have had it. Well worth the money. I have the same red pitcher that matches my LC pot. So sad about the high chair.

  9. Shelia, have fun with your new mixer! I am sure you will love it. I love the red!

  10. I love that red Kitchen Aid, Miss Shelia! I'd get excited with a kitchen aid for C'mas. Alejandro gave me mine for our 20th. year anniversary, lol...I hinted a lot cause he thought that's not a present for our 20th, but I got it and I'm still so happy with fact, I cannot live without her, lol!!! I did wish you a wonderful, happy, healthy and porsperous 2013, before..but the wish goes again!

  11. Have fun with your new mixer Shelia, I love the color and I love that pretty red pitcher too!!
    Have a great weekend!

  12. Oh Shelia, you'll absolutely LOVE your new Kitchen Aid. The red looks so purdy in your kitchen.

    I don't know what I'd do without my Kitchen Aid! Gosh, I've had 2 over the years - the first one I got was in 1970, when I started decorating cakes - wedding cakes, that is. I needed it in order to mix cake batter and frosting! Oh, they make life so much easier. Even whipping cream is easier - it's so quick!!

    Jan ♥

  13. I have two Kitchen Aids. I love them. It's great for everything. I even knead my homemade bread in it. I started with a small one, then my husband got me a big one. I don't use the little one anymore, but can't bring myself to get rid of it.

  14. Kitchen Aid mixers are awesome. I got my daughter one a few years ago and she loves it. Lots of goodies are being made it seems at your house!

    hugs, Linda

  15. you will love love love it! I have one & it's so nice to be able to walk away & mix at the same time lol!

  16. Oh, that is so nice. I have been hinting for one of those beauties for so long. I don't think it is going to happen. I will live vicariously through yours. Keep the pictures coming.

    PS You have the color I wanted. Drool.

  17. If I had more room in my small kitchen, I'd love to own a red Kitchen Aid mixer like yours. Better than a red convertible, don't you think?!

  18. That is beautiful! I have always wanted one, and in red too! You might have to open up a cooking blog because of that wild thing! ;)

  19. Hi Sheila,
    Love your purrrrdy red Kitchen Aid mixer. How wonderful. Your hubby did good!! I know you are having lots of fun using it. The pound cake looks very yummy. Gorgeous red pitcher too. Love your pretty stack of cups ready for company. Enjoy your gathering. Have a great weekend and blessings to you.
    Hugs, Celestina Marie

  20. Love Kitchenaid mixers. I've had mine for about ten years now. Mine is the pink one for cancer survivors.

  21. Shelia, like you, I used a hand mixer for decades. A few years ago, Tuesday Morning had a great deal on a Kitchen Aid and it had to come home with us. Love it, too. So happy that Carter was with y'all for Christmas...I know she loves being there. Happy New Year!

  22. You are one lucky gal...and your hubby is a winner in my book. Your mixer is gorgeous! I have had mine for over twenty years and it still works like a charm. I'm lucky that my sister worked for KitchenAid or I probably wouldn't have one. Treasure it!

    Have fun with your guests...your cake is lovely! :)


  23. I love your Kitchenaid. My daughter got the red one, too. Mine is the older silver one but I love it. Have fun with your guests. Hope there is some cake left when they get there!;>) Poor little bunny foo-foo...she will survive. xo Diana

  24. Kitchen Aid is the best. Ours is silver, but my niece has the racy red one. ;-)

  25. are so funny! Your kitchenaid is gawgus! I would love to have her sitting on my kitchen table mixing her purtty little heart out,making all those delicious cakes!
    Hope you are enjoying it!
    xoxo, Shari

    1. Thanks, Shari! If I could go 'poof' you'd have your mixer too! :)
      Be a sweetie,
      Shelia ;)

  26. What a nice gift. I am still using the hand mixer. I hope you get back to the norm.... I know its hard when you miss someone so bad. Cake looks awfully good...have a good visit.

  27. My Kitchen Aid is the almond one, matches my counters, and is a work horse!!! I got an extra bowl too and comes in handy for making sponge cakes where you need two bowls to beat in. Can't use just any bowl in there!!! You'll enjoy this for years to come!!! I also have the Kitchen Aid hand mixer, also a work horse, does egg whites real fast and mashed having just the right tools!!!

  28. She's a ripper Shelia! Great colour, nice curves - she's built to last the distance - but did you get a matching apron!?

  29. Good morning from Ireland Sheila

    Love your new mixer the colour is fantastic
    and I love your little milk jug and crochet chicken too.

    The high chair is so sweet with or without the tray.

    Enjoy your pound cake this weekend


  30. O' gurlfriend I am so jealous,and it is my favorite color,boy-O-boy could I ever do some damage with THAT!
    ~Jo @ LoblollyLane

  31. Pretty Mixer ! Love all your red accents ! Very pretty !

  32. Love the red mixer! Kitchen Aid does make the best ones! (I got one too- teehee!). Sorry to hear about the tray on the high chair- I guess your rabbit will have to adjust! :-)
    The coconut pound cake looks delicious!

  33. Don't you just love that mixer? My girls got me one a couple years ago and I adore it and use it all the time. The cake looks absolutely yummy!

  34. We got one of these this year, too, Shelia. More of a joint gift since my husband will use it more than I. He made a gluten free pizza for me as the first thing. {He ate it, too}. Since we don't use it all the time, it is now in the pantry awaiting his next cooking/baking session!

  35. Hi darling, my daughter got one as well. Seems this was the most popular gift received and given. I know you're having a ball using it. I'm enjoying having all the Christmas down now ready to decide on the paint color. hugs ~lynne ~

  36. I am very envious of your Kitchen Aid! I hope to get one soon. Love your red one!

  37. Is very beautiful your blog, I love it. Congratulations. Kisses from Spain.

  38. Hi Sheila, Love your new Kitchen Aid mixer. I got one last year for my birthday; mine's red also. It was great for making Christmas goodies and also I'd taken a cake decorating class last year and made many cakes and tons of buttercream icing. Have a great wknd, Sheila!

  39. Shelia,
    Your new mixer is GORGEOUS!!!
    The cake looks divinely delicious!!!
    Oops!!! Sorry to hear about the tray on the high ~ chair. Hope "Mr. Precious can repair it for you, dear friend!!!
    Love, love, love the rabbit withher legs crossed!!! Just a hare of personality, I'd say! Ha!

  40. I love that song and it always reminds me of Jack The mixer is gorgeous, I love the color, I always look at them in Macy's but for me it would be a waste of money:( Love the pitcher too! I sure wish I could reach into the screen for a piece of fab cake, I also love coconut anything!!! Hubby not so much!
    Have a wonderful evening!

  41. wow talk about some baking, what a beauty this is...I can just taste that cake now...I think I will go bake something...Maybe a chocolate cake..yea

  42. I wish I had that red mixer. I love all your songs on your blog. I am so hapy I found you. I am a new follwer. Phyllis at Around the House got me started and I love love it!
    Mary @mydogsmygardenandmary

  43. Hi Shelia, I am so jealous, I want a Kitchen Aid. and it must be red!!! My daughter has one and when she comes to bake cookies she brings it with her. I do have a food processor and it has all the attachments. Would you believe I haven't unpacked it in five years since we moved here? It is big and I don't know where to put it. So, my hand mixer is it. Sigh. Your cake looks delicious and I have tasted your baking. Mmmmmm.

    One day. Have fun Shelia...that's silly, you already are. HA!

    I just put our few Christmas things away the past two days. Since we were gone I didn't do much.

    The highchair tray is a hoot. What did Carter say? I'm still laughing. Poor bunny.

    Love your beautiful gifts and I love you too my sweet friend.
    xo Jeanne

  44. Hi Shelia, Lucky you, I have wanted a Kitchen Aid but they are big and my cabinet space is small. I know you are having lots of fun. I would too. Love the red. Your red pitcher is awesome. The utensils look very nice in there.

    I am laughing at Carter's tray toss. Ms. bunny will forgive her I know. Who can resist that darling little thing.

    Have fun baking up a storm. Wish I could help you eat the cake.
    Love, Jeanne

  45. Hi Shelia,
    Oh...My goodness! Your husband is a star! My husband gave me one a few years ago and it's red, too! Don't you love it? I use my Kitchenaid constantly. Your blog is such a delight...always, always so positive and edifying.
    Blessings, my sweet friend and thanks for your kind comments and visits to my blog.
    Carolynn xxx
    Still waiting for grandbaby to make his debut...

  46. Better hide it because here I come. I do have a Bosch that is a workhourse, but my kids keep on bugging my husband to get me a Kitchen Aid...a nice red shiny one like yours will do for me. JONI

  47. Oh our new mixer is wonderful. I would love one, but I only have the Kitchenaid hand mixer. It really is wonderful too thought. Love the cutters and the chair is just way too cute with the bunny. Hugs, Marty

  48. Sheila, you will love your kitchenaid. I got a gorgeous red one for Mothers Day about 6 years ago. She is a gem! She's as pretty as she is functional. Great presents and the little hi-chair is sweet. Hope bunny is off her high horse. Or should I say high chair? lol!

  49. I love your new red mixer...and your cake looks awesome. I love coconut...:))

  50. Pretty mixer! If I were going to buy another one it would be red like yours. I love coconut! So wish I had a slice of the delicious looking cake!

  51. Hi Shelia *hugs*
    Now isn't that a "fine piece of machinery*...*s*... You must love is real pretty for sure. I got a new stand mixer too from Santa and I will be posting about it too. I just love it also..lots.
    Well that bunny is looking pretty happy in the highchair...very cute. Funny little Carter...
    I have not been able to post because I can't upload pictures!!!! Did you have that problem at all? It started a few days ago and I've been waitint for it to be fixed. I see others online have had the same problem. So in the meantime I can't post..*pouting*.
    have a wonderful evening

  52. Just popping in to see how you are doing. I have that same mixer and I LOVE it! It will make you happy every time you use it. Just in time for Valentine baking :)

  53. Oh Sheila, you are such a sweetie. Love your mixer and red, wow! I have also been baking quite a bit, it's been so cold here that I just have to put the over on to warm up the kitchen. Hubby Rick loves muffins so have been making them practically every day, also made baked donuts and other things. I live in the kitchen most of the time and love it, I so enjoy cooking. Hugs...Lu

  54. Shelia,
    what a great post filled with so many wonderful goodies!!
    Love you new Kitchen Aid mixer and it is RED!!
    We just bought a new red microwave and a red toaster. Will be posting about it soon...


  55. I have to agree with you; I love my Kitchen-Aid too! Mine was a wedding gift from my husband, 8 years ago, and it's red too. They come in a nice array of colors. I remember watching a show called Semi-Homemade with Sandra Lee and she had a different color Kitchen-aid to match her themed decor. She must own a dozen or more of them.


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