Wisdomist Wednesday : Best Friend

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My best friend is getting married this year. I tell you this, because this weekend we’re going away for her bachelorette. I CAN’T WAIT!

SUN, SAND, SEA from Sun rise to Sun Set … this is one of those vacations, that I’ll probably need a vacation post vacation.

For the  of us traveling, I hope this is a chance to do nothing but relax, forget about the worlds worries and live in complete bliss.

Truth be told, there’s no one I know who deserves a happily ever after more than this woman!! It’s her heart … it’s how pure it is, and how badly she wants to see the world in a happy state. It’s how giving she is, it’s how deep she cares for people and how far she will go to make you laugh. It’s her tough advice, it’s her spicy nature and her nonstop dancing.

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For the most selfish reasons ever, I get crazy anxiety attacks when I think about the fact that she’s getting married. I couldn’t be happier for her, I know she will be happy, but I also couldn’t be more scared. She’s precious to me, her love and all that she stands for – I’m scared any of it ever gets taken for granted.

Dear Soon-to-be Mr. Best Friend’s Husband, if you hurt her … you have no idea what you have coming. Seriously. I will destroy you. Be a cool dude; make her laugh; be patient with her; grow with her. You’re getting a piece of me, come august. You guys will lead an amazing life, go on tons of adventures; enjoy every second of it.

Dear Soon-to-be Mrs. Best Friend … I love you dude. I’ll love you forever and not just me, but I know there are many out there that are standing to protect you, support you, laugh at you and with you. I can’t believe in a little over 2 months you’re going to be a wife…. Ewww you’re going to live with a boy!! They’re not so bad. Love him … allow yourself to love him and for him to love you. Laugh together, grow together, be patient with him … guys can be dumb, help him.

This weekend is FOR YOU. It’s time to DANCE! It’s time to LAUGH! It’s time to RELAX. Let’s dooo this  BESTIE <3

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Victorian Sponge tea Cake

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Woooooooooooo it’s May 2-4 weekend … except it’s not May 24th heh. But we’re full on celebrating Queen Victoria’s birthday.

Happy Birthday Vicky-darling, you look marvelous in your blingout crown and swanky dresses!!

What that means for us regular folks iss…..

Fireworks

Strawberry Short cake

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And the cottage …

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YEEESSSS – for most Canadian’s this weekend is the official – unofficial first weekend of summer!! And I can’t wait to get it started :) … ironically I also always start celebrating my birthday this weekend … even though it’s still a couple days away. It’s part of our family tradition… while I refuse to blow out my candles earlier than the actual day ( apparently it’s bad luck) I WILL be indulging in cake, ice cream, and wearing pretty things that make me want to shoot sparkles out of my fingertips.

I’m puuuuuuuuuuuuuumped!!

Mr. LTSL and I actually have a crazy packed weekend ahead of us … spending the weekend at my parent’s place … engagement … wedding … Food Truck Eats at peller estates ( HELLO … pretty much my idea of a mini Disneyland … and there will be wine) .. picnics at the lake… brunching… laughing … loving… did I mention there will be cake?!

Speaking of cake, look at this beauty.

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Victorian sponge… it’s a thing. And its crazy delicious … and wicked *that word that rhymes with joist  … but starts with an “M” and makes my blood crawl when anyone says it*aaaannnd it’s so pretty and dainty.

Whether with a cup of afternoon tea, or downed with ice cold lemonade … I feel like you should get jiggy with this cake ( I welcome anyone that wants to pull me out of the 90’s … except don’t because I secretly want to forever be Kelly Kapowski)

This would also be an amazing base for a strawberry short cake … ooorrr double/triple the recipe for a layered naked cake …. WINNING!

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Victorian Sponge tea Cake

 Ingredients:

4 eggs, room temperature

2 cups sugar

1 tbsp vanilla extract

1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour

1 cup cake flour

2-1/4 teaspoons baking powder

1-1/4 cups 2% milk

2/3 cups butter

Raspberry jam

Icing sugar ( for decoration)

Berries ( optional, for decoration)

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Directions:

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1) Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a large doughnut pan or an 8 inch cake pan . Set aside.

2) In a large bowl, beat eggs thick and lemon-colored. Gradually add sugar and vanilla.

3) Sift flours and baking powder. Gradually add to batter, beating at low speed just until smooth.

4) In a small saucepan, heat milk and butter just until butter is melted. Gradually add to batter and beat just until combined.

5) Pour baking pan. Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.

6) Once cooled –  on one half spread with a thick layer of raspberry jam, on the second half spread with cool whip. Sandwich the two halves together

7) heavily dust with icing sugar & top with berries if desired

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Happy days my lovely interweb friends