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Pineapple Layered Cake Recipe from a Cake box

Using a yellow cake box and some homemade pineapple frosting, this is such an amazing pineapple cake! Easy to make and use for a pineapple party for summer
Spring can be hard in the PNW sometimes; it just can't decide if it should just rain for days on end or be sunny. I think finally here at the end of May, it has decided to give us a break with some beautiful warm, sunny days. The 80 degrees is already too hot for my husband, but I'll take it over the cold rainy days. 

Thus speaking of Summer days, I'm finally sharing these amazing Pineapple layered cake that I made for my sister's pineapple bridal shower/party that we had for her last summer. Yes, I'm a year behind, but this is still worth sharing and every bite is worth eating. 
A delicious pineapple recipe that is easy and looks and taste amazing!
For the pineapple cake recipe, I used yellow boxed cake for the base and added crushed canned pineapple which gives it such flavor and adds so much moisture! And then the pineapple frosting really was the icing on the cake. It's even better than a pineapple upside down cake...like ten times better. 
Pineapple Layered Cake Recipe

Ingredients:




Prepare your yellow cake as normal BUT substitute the water for the juice from the can of crushed pineapple. Also add the pudding to the cake mix straight out of the box. Cook both cakes in two separate circle pans or one right after another. 

Let cool. Using thread, carefully slice each cake into halves. Starting with one of the cakes on a cake stand, add a little pineapple frosting. Then add another cake half. Repeat until all the cake and frosting is used. Make sure you add some frosting on top as well. Final touch, add the top of pineapple to the cake. 

And make sure to check out the rest of the Pineapple Themed Bridal Shower with pineapple party decorations and pineapple food. 
and this is the other pineapple themed shower my sister in law threw for her:


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The only pineapple cake recipe you'll need for your pineapple party or just summer party! It's just made using a cake box and canned pineapple!


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Throwback Thursday: Zipper Bag for Art or Drawing or Random things

see through zipper bag tutorial for storing drawing supplies
My 6 year old has been asking me almost everyday this past week to draw with him, which I love but honestly I love seeing his drawings even more. He has been on a squid kick lately and has drawn all sort of sea scenes with squid as the protagonist. He has even portrayed our family as squid :). I'll have to take a pic and share them on instagram.

Soft Playdough Recipe || Homemade and LONG lasting

This is the best playdough recipe ever! it has lasted a whole year and is still really soft!
I figured it was high time I finally shared this playdough recipe. We love our favorite oil based playdough recipe, which is great but it's not very great for molding and making things out of. So about a year ago (no really, a year ago).

Thrifted and Updated Ceramic Containers with Vinyl Shapes

I'm super excited to be joining in a thrift store decor upcycle challenge this month! See below my fun ceramic container update and many other bloggers thrift store item!Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge

The Rules:

  • Upcycle an item(s) from a thrift store, resale store, or garage sale into a new piece of decor.
  • There's no monthly theme.
  • There's no budget to stick to.

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Updated some thrifted ceramic containers with just a little vinyl

Love of Watercoloring and Free Geometric Pineapple Print Downloads



Geometric pineapple free coloring page - perfect for watercolor!
I have two free printables for you today. A Geometric Pineapple coloring page and a Watercolor version of the Geometric Pineapple - go to end of the post to download.

Galaxy Dresser - Ikea MALM dresser hack (using contact paper!)

This Ikea MALM dresser hack was a fun update using contact paper and can be taken off at any time. It's perfect for a kids room, a space room or any room really. This post may contain affiliate links. Thanks for supporting Sisters, What! 
Galaxy Dresser Ikea Dresser hack using contact paper to paint a galaxy that can still be removed
I've been going through old pictures and I came across the Ikea MALM dresser hack that I changed up to a galaxy dresser. For my boys room we had a space theme planned, so I thought I'd try out some galaxy painting. BUT, I didn't want to do it right on the actual dresser. I didn't have that much confidence in my painting skills...so I bought some black contact paper. 

Throwback Thursday - Striped Leather Bag

I saw on A Girl and Her Glue Gun how she does Throwback Thursdays on her blog by showcasing old posts and I thought it was such a good idea. So I thought I'd give that a try. It might not be every week, but a Thursday here and there. 
As I get in the middle of my pregnancy, I'm starting to remember all having a new little baby entails. One of those things is that I have to go back to a bigger bag that carries more than just my wallet and essentials. Kinda sad thinking about it, but totally worth it. Especially since my go to diaper bag is my DIY striped leather bag. It is my favorite bag I've ever made and it held everything I needed for my baby. But, it can definitely be used for more than a diaper bag. I love how it doesn't look like a diaper bag. 
Supplies Needed:

Exterior:
If doing the stripes bag cut
4 black strips (I used Bella Solid Fabric)- 2.75 inches x 15.5 inches
4 white strips - 2.75 inches x 15.5 inches (I used this fabric here)
(if doing a solid piece of fabric cut: 2 pieces fabric - 10 inches x 15.5 inches)
2 pieces of Leather/vinyl (or other heavy fabric like Cotton Duck Canvas Cloth ) - 8 inches x 15.5 inches (I used this color of Leather)
2 pieces of batting (I used Anne Soft and Sable ) 17 inches x 15.5 inches

Interior:
Cut
2 pieces of duck cloth - 17 inches x 15.5 inches
1 favorite fabric (for pocket #1) [I used Moda Fabric] - 12 inches x 15.5 inches
     1 heavy weight interfacing (for pocket #1) - 11.75 inches x 15.5 inches
1 favorite fabric (for pocket #2)  - 14 inches x 15.5 inches
     1 heavy weight interfacing (for pocket #2) - 13.75 inches x 15.5 inches

Other Supplies:
1 - Leather/vinyl for strap - mine was 34 inches x 5.25 inches (however, you might want your longer, so find another bag you like and decide you long you want it)
2 - leather pieces for strap - 3 inches x 2.75 inches
2 - leather pieces for D ring on bag - 3 and 1/2 inches x 1 and 1/4 inches
Fabric for pockets (I personally love Cotton and Steel)

Now click below to go to full tutorial:


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DIY Gumball Machine out of Clay Pots and Fish Bowl || a DIY Tutorial

gumball machine party decor or home decor out of pot and glass fish bowl
For some reason I am either quick to share a project on here or it takes me a year to finally blog about it :). This gumball machine is the later. It's not a typical project that I would even think to do, because candy or gum on a shelf in the eyesight of small ones always seems like a bad idea, but my sister-Sierra for her wedding was having a old fashioned candy table so I just had to make one for her. I mean, you have to have gumballs as part of a old fashioned candy collection and a gumball machine is right up there to me with nostalgia candy. 
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