Monday, August 25, 2014

Target Love and the perfect carrot cake

 I am a HUGE fan of Target here in was a very long wait for us to get Target stores here and it was well worth the wait. I have nothing but positive things to say about my shopping experiences at Target, the brands the selection and the value offered are what keeps going back time and time again.
My two daughters are also big Target will find us there often browsing for finds and deals and enjoying a Starbuck's while we are at it.
When Target heard about my love and support of Target they reached out and shipped me a gift pack which included gift cards for my two daughters and one for myself as well as fab umbrella, tumbler and super sturdy canvas bag, I ready to go and represent for Target.
During this back to school season (boo to back to school !!!) Target has been suprising guests with gift cards and covering purchases in amazing right!
 Cute photo of our tiny dog with my new BIG rocking umbrella.PS I don't believe in bad luck so don't fret about the open umbrella, where did that superstition come from anyway...?
 It is my Mom's birthday today and we got together yesterday to celebrate with one of my brother's and his wife, it was the perfect summer weather day, so grateful for that.
I made a cake from scratch....I generally don't make cakes from scratch with the exception of this cake....CARROT CAKE.
I have been using this recipe for about 13 years or so, I found the recipe from Martha Stewart magazine in a baby edition. It has lemon and lemon zest and I think this really makes all the difference in this recipe. I skip the nuts as we have some nut allergies in our family.
 The recipe is here if you want to give it a try....Carrot cake
It's light and moist every time, I used store bought cream cheese frosting but home made is better, the store bought stuff was way too sweet.....I may have a left over slice for breakfast on this last day of summer daughter Mason is starting back to 11th grade tomorrow morning.....why must summer end?

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day,


laura Madalene said...

Thanks for sharing today! These photos are gorgeous and inspirational. Putting them in my mind's memory bank..
Looking Home Decoration

Marlene @Fit Delight said...

I can't tell you how much I love Target too. I'm there at least twice a week. Some of the employees even know me. Lol. I love everything from clothing to home decor and everyday basics. I love how I can always find decor on a budget there.

Chris Kauffman said...

Me too Marlene

Aaron Mark said...

We are also mad about Target! We actually go there for date nights sometimes, grab a Starbucks and go browsing! I love their home decor and holiday items!

Michelle said...

Oh we LOVE Target too!! I will take them any day over Walmart. We are there often and spend too much (like today. LOL)

Carrot cake is my favorite as well. I make mine homemade with a recipe of my mother's... homemade cream cheese frosting and all. :) Happy birthday to your Mom!!

Jake's a Girl said...

Happy Birthday to the Mom and tell her to hand over the cake and no one gets hurt. ;)
I love carrot cake and Target. My recipe doesn't call for lemon so i'll try this one next time. Thanks!

We have 2-Wal-Mart's, 2-K-Mart's but no Target. I shop at the one in Chattanooga about 20-mins. from me. When I shop there I'm usually there several hours cruising every aisle so I don't miss anything. ha.

Tery H said...

I love Target too! For many years there wasn't one close to us...40 minutes away. We just got one here in Annapolis, MD and it's been heaven. It's a two story store with parking on the first floor. It has those escalators for your shopping cart which is fascinating for my 5 year old. So glad you have one now and how lucky of you to get free gifts!

Stephanie said...

Oh my...I can almost taste that cake thru my computer screen. ;-) "Tarjay" is my fave store here in Michigan...can get me into trouble.