It’s Tablescape Thursday and we have a GIVE-AWAY! Oh, happy day!
My very good friend Donna Butler Douglas is one of the most talented people I have ever known. She is a very talented musician and composer and is just one of the most fun people you could ever know. Donna has started a new business called Donnadots. Even the name is fun. And, you know what you can use these dots in soooo many ways. Check out the tablescape that Donna put together using the Donnadots.
Even better, Donna has agreed to GIVE AWAY a set of Donnadots to one of the wonderful readers of A Southern Life! So, how can you win?
- Leave a comment on this post for 1 chance.
- Go to http://www.donnadots.com and choose your favorite Donnadot and then come back and leave a comment telling me what you chose for a second chance.
- Write about this give-away on your blog and then leave another comment telling me you have done that for a third chance to win. (If you don’t have a blog, email your friends with a link to A Southern Life and then let me know that you did that).
Next Thursday, the winner will be announced here at A Southern Life! It is that easy. I hope you enjoy Donnadots and whether you win or not, go get some and “Dot Your Day!”
Okay, check out what Donna did with some of the place card dots.
Here are a couple of other ways to use Donnadots:
Aren’t they fun? Good luck to everyone! Don’t forget to leave your comments to win your own set of 48 Donnadots!
Today’s Lagniappe: Donna’s Red Velvet Cake
This is Donna’s own recipe for Red Velvet Cake – one of her family’s favorites and perfect for Valentine’s Day!
|½ c. shortening1½ c. Sugar
|2 oz. (2 bottles) Red Food Coloring2 tsp. Cocoa||Make paste with food coloring and cocoa. Add to creamed mixture.|
|2 ½ c. Cake Flour1 ts. Salt
1 c. Buttermilk
1 ts. Vanilla
|Sift flour and salt together. Add to mixture alternately with buttermilk. Add vanilla.|
|1½ ts. Soda1 T. Vinegar||Add soda to vinegar and blend into batter. DO NOT beat it in. Bake in 3 8-inch round cake pans at 350º for 30 minutes.|
|FROSTING:1 16 oz. pkg. Cream Cheese (soft)
1 sticks Oleo (soft)
1 boxes Powdered Sugar
½ c. Pecans (chopped) (optional)
|Cream the cream cheese and oleo until soft and creamy. Add powdered sugar. Add nuts last. Spread between layers and on top and sides of cake. Sometimes I double the frosting recipe.|