Archive for June, 2010

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Rest In Peace Brother


Rodney Scott Bellah


Scott was born in DeRidder, LA on December 4, 1967 and died at his home in New Orleans, Sunday morning, June 13, 2010.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, June 18, 2010 in the chapel at Warren Meadows Funeral Home in Many, LA.  A private family burial will take place at a later date.

He is survived by his sister Susan and her husband Jerry Dahlem of Many, brother Don W. “Butch” Bellah, Jr. and  his wife Angie of Bossier City, LA, nieces and nephews Zach Dahlem, Jessica Dahlem DeWitt, Nathan Dahlem, Jonathan  Bellah, Hannah Dahlem, Whitney Bellah, Rachel Dahlem, Benjamin Dahlem, Sidney Bellah and an untold number of friends. Everyone who met Scott was touched by his sense of humor and he never met a stranger.  He liked everyone and everyone liked him.

Scott  was preceded in death by  his father Don W. Bellah, Sr., mother Maudie “Toot” Bellah, and sister Tammy.

I’ve been asked if my brother had a charity that donations can be made to in his name. He was a HUGE animal lover (he owned NINE cats and at least one dog that I know of), so if you feel compelled, please make a donation in his name, Rodney Scott Bellah to your local animal shelter or similar organization.


SUPER Easy St. Louis Gooey Butter Cake Recipe

I have a much longer version of this recipe that requires way more work than I was willing to put into a cake last night after supper.  A supper I didn’t have to cook.  But being under the weather I was looking for something quick, easy and yummy.  This was all three of those things!  The hardest part is waiting until it is cool enough to eat.


I know it may not look like much.  But trust me.  It is to die for!  Rich, gooey (as the recipe indicates), buttery (again…good call!) and easy peasy!  I usually have a cake mix or two on hand for a bundt cake recipe we LOVE that is sooo easy.  And honestly, I don’t know where I saw this recipe or what made me think of it last night.  Maybe the fever talking??  Whatever the reason, I am so glad I did.  And after I went and crawled back in the bed after supper, Hannah came to my door and said “Mommy??? You awake?  THANK YOU for making this cake…nom nom nom!”  So here you go.  Give it a stir!

1 pkg. yellow cake mix
1/2 c. butter
1 egg


1 (8 oz.) pkg. cream cheese, softened
2 eggs
1 lb. box confectioners’ sugar
1 tsp. vanilla

Mix together cake mix (just the mix, not the other ingredients called for on the box) with butter and 1 egg. Pat into an ungreased 9 x 13 inch cake pan. Cream together cream cheese, 2 eggs, powdered sugar and vanilla. Pour over bottom crust. Spreading to the edges. Bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes.


Missing: One Mojo.

Yeah.  I know, I know.  Get a grip woman!  I say it every morning.  But I have yet to keep the grip.  Lots on my plate.  And as much as I enjoyed my vacation, I had lots to do when I got home and then got sick.  And now am sick again.  Sinus infection I suppose.  I beat myself up for neglecting the things I “want” to do not to mention the things I “need” to do.  Blogging being one of those things I want to do. I do have some very fun things lining up.  Not completely lined up but making progress.  There will be interviews, giveaways ~ I had several things in the works before I left for my trip so now I have to catch up with everyone and get it all rolling again.  But let’s just say if it all comes together like I hope, there will be some really great giveaways and introductions to some of my favorite places on the web.

So in order to try and get my mojo back, I thought starting yet another project might help.  I do tend to go about things in unusual ways sometimes.  Anywho, here is a little peek at my latest thing:


I have always wanted to make a Grandma’s Flower Garden quilt for our bed.  A king size quilt.  Which means I need about 150+  more flowers :/  It should only take me about two years to make that many by hand.  I am using the English Paper Piecing method.  I would really like to do the whole thing  using only hand stitching. And I want all the flowers to be different.  No two alike.  All the centers will be the same yellow tiny gingham and all the “greenery” the same dot fabric all joined together with a cream pieces.


Hopefully I won’t end up with 50 or so beautiful hand stitched hot pads for sale in my etsy shoppe!

Speaking of etsy shoppe, I will be adding some things – baking paraphernalia – little paper pans and boxes and such- supplies, if you will. Here’s a peek at some of the goodies:paperbakingpans

Guess that’s it for today.  I am still under the weather…lots of sinus stuff and I feel a bit feverish again.  Guess I will go stitch a little on my quilt project and try to feel better.  Stay tuned, I promise there will be good things soon!

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