Tuesday, February 28, 2023

Pineapple Coconut Pecan Poke Cake-

Hi Friends.

I made this cake for company this week.

It was loved by all and the easiest cake ever!

Sometimes called a 'Do Nothing' or 'Tornado' Cake.

Poke Cake

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

For the Cake:

2 cups Flour

1 tsp. Baking Soda

1 cup Sugar

2 Eggs- beaten

1tsp. Vanilla 

1  20 oz. can Crushed Pineapple in Juice- 

Add Juice also!


Mix ingredients in a large bowl.

Pour into a greased 9'' x 13'' pan.

Bake at 350 degrees for 28- 35 min.

Until golden, check to see if done with toothpick.

Remove from oven.

Just poke away! 

I  used a bamboo skewer to poke holes into the cake

right out of the oven.

Next prepare the topping:

1/2 cup Butter

                                                                 2/3 cup Evaporated Milk

                                                                        1 cup Sugar

1 cup Sweetened  flaked or shredded Coconut

1 cup chopped Pecans

1/2 tsp. Vanilla 


Melt butter, 

then add the rest of the topping ingredients.

Stir well.

Pour over cake.

Use a fork or spatula to spread evenly.

Just set on table for now to cool- and refrigerate later

Serve warm or straight from the fridge.

 Serves 12

Can be made one day ahead!

It quickly became a family favorite.

xo Lisa S

Friday, February 24, 2023

Got an Old Scrub Brush ?

You could use it to clean something, but that's no fun!

I have one I don't use anymore so I decided to give it a makeover.

I gave it a good sanding to get rid of what was let of the 

old finish on the wood.

I used some dark wood stain on the brush.

I love to stencil-

Any wood surface is not safe at my house!

I used these stencils from

Cathe Holden at Inspired Barn

You will see more of my projects over there ;)

I use painters tape to hold down stencil-

a stencil brush is needed

and a little dab of black acrylic paint!

After the paint dried, I used a clear acrylic spray finish to seal.

Flipped over it can hold pictures!

Thanks for stopping by today-

I hope you have a great week-

xo Lisa S

Note: I made another and the second one sold

 before I got a picture!

Tuesday, February 14, 2023


Hello my friends, Summer is here! Here in the U.S.A. out comes the RED, WHITE and BLUE. I wanted to add some new pieces to my decorations ( ...