Southern Monday

Submitted by Christi

What a great holiday weekend! A wonderful celebration of our nation’s independence. I had a wonderful weekend. I really enjoyed planning for this celebration.

In celebration, I transformed my outdoor table from this:


to this:


With the addition of a few flags, some red and blue twizzle sticks and a red, white and blue ribbon, this table was transferred from a garden party table to a festive, patriotic party table.

I love this idea and can see mums and pumpkins for Fall and lots of other ideas.

This past weekend, we also indulged in delicious Bluebell Strawberry and Homemade Vanilla ice cream. Bluebell Ice Cream (from Texas) is really, really yummy! Now it has been a few years since I lived in Texas, but, as I recall the slogan was, “We eat all we can and we sell the rest!” Who doesn’t love that? We rarely indulge in ice cream and even when we do it is usually the no-sugar variety. This was a wonderful, delicious indulgence!


Hope everyone has a great Monday!


Visit Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday and Smiling Sally for Blue Mondays. You will find wonderful and talented women with fantastic posts!

Hope everyone has a wonderful week starting with a fantastic Monday!

Today’s Lagniappe:  Blueberry Coffee Cake

2 cups flour
1 cup sugar
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
1 1/2 tsp. grated lemon peel
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup milk
2 eggs slightly beaten
1 tsp. vanilla
2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries

1 cup powdered sugar
1/4 tsp. almond extract
3-5 tsp. milk

Heat oven to 375. Grease a 13×9 inch pan. In large bowl, combine flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and lemon peel. Using pastry blender or fork, cut in butter. Add milk, eggs and vanilla. Stir well. Pour 3/4 batter into greased pan.

Top with blueberries. Spoon remaining batter over blueberries. Bake for 35 minutes. Cool 30 minutes. In small bowl , blend icing ingredients. Drizzle over warm cake.

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17 Responses to “Southern Monday”

  1. Marie Says:

    Hello Christi – great patriotic decorations! I love what you did with it. And how fun it will be to use at different seasons/holidays during the year. Thank you for sharing!


  2. Sarah Says:

    Cute!! How festive!

  3. [email protected] Says:

    Love it! It looks so Awesome and the coffee cake sounds some yummy!

  4. Glenda Says:

    Very pretty! The coffee cake sounds good.

  5. Melissa Miller Says:

    How beautiful Christi!
    ~Happy MM! 🙂

  6. Liz Says:

    Very cute and patriotic! I love ice cream too! 🙂


  7. Kammy Says:

    Very pretty arrangement ! I love the flags – they add such a punch ! Always, a great recipe – thanks and that ice cream does look yummy !
    Hugs ~ Kammy

  8. bj Says:

    Just one more thing that makes livin’ in Texas great….BLUE BELL ICE CREAM.
    yOUR table turned out really nice.

  9. Mary Says:

    How festive and patriotic you made the table look. I also loved the recipe for the blueberry sour cream cake. Have a wonderful day.

  10. Brenda Kula Says:

    I’m surprised someone from your local newspaper didn’t photograph that one for the July 4th paper!

  11. Pat Says:

    Beautiful and the coffee cake sounds delish!

  12. [email protected] Says:

    I love July and our celebration of our country’s independance.

    You flowers look so much more magestic!

    I wrote the recipe down– will be perfect for guests!
    TTFN~~Claudia ♥

  13. Sandi Says:

    How lovely! Thanks for sharing & Happy Blue Monday

  14. Fifi Flowers Says:

    Hope you had a great 4th! That coffeecake sounds delish!

  15. Sally Says:

    It was a great holiday for us too. I like your decorations and must confess that I’ve never passed up the chance to eat ice cream. It’s my very favorite treat. Happy Blue Monday!

  16. Shelia Says:

    Love what you did on your porch and the cake sounds delicious!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia :0

  17. Terry Says:

    WOW !!!!!!
    What a gorgeous table and I love that recipe.
    Yummy 🙂
    Thank you so much for sharing today.
    Have a blessed week.
    Happy Trails

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