Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Created Creative and Lovin' It!

Happy, Blessed, Favor-filled Wednesday, y'all! Caryl McAdoo here, and I'm so glad to be with you today on Stitches Thru Time! "Woven Wednesdays" are to share crafts (or recipes). And I do love trying new recipes. I saw one that looked so good and easy the other day on Facebook, that I went and got ingredients for it today, so I'll have to let you know how it goes! 

1-2 tsp melted butter in each cup of a cupcake pan, then a Tbsp brown sugar, then place a maraschino cherry in the center. Drain a can of crushed pineapple (retain juice) then put a heaping Tbsp crushed pineapple into each cup on top the butter/brown sugar/cherry :) 

Make a yellow (or pineapple cake) batter up  according to box instructions except replace water with the drained pineapple juice - adding a little water if needed to get to required amount of liquid for the cake. Then pour batter over the rest to fill each cup. Bake in pre-heated 350 degree oven 30-35 minutes until golden brown and toothpick comes out clean. Cool 5-10 minutes. Place cookie sheet on top the muffin pan and invert! Serve warm...

Doesn't that sound SO EASY? 

One lady said some people like to use pineapple tidbits because they look like a flower, but her family preferred the crushed by far. Another lady said spray every cup first, too. But that isn't what I'm writing about :) Don't you just love it that every single person has a desire to create inside them? It's because we're made in His image, and He is a Creator! The Master Creator!

One creative outlet He's given me is singing new songs. He gives them to me, and I love to sing them. I'm reminded of a part in one called "Angels Unaware", a part of the chorus goes:  "He can count the stars! He hung Jupiter and Mars! He made every bird and butterfly as different as you and I." I'd love to sing it to you if only I knew how to attach a song URL!

At our River Bottom Ranch in Grand Prairie, TX
But we all love to create, make things, from scrapbookers to painters and recipes to quilts! My husband likes to build barns. He's on his fifth now! Here's one of his firsts built when we inherited TWELVE quarter horses from his dad. PawPaw bought on Mare, Lady Bingo, then "created a herd". 

My horseshoe, saw blade, creation
And here's something I did with some of Ron's old junk to decorate one of the outside walls of barn two :) That's my shadow :) And my son takes all sorts of old furniture and stuff--a lot he picks up free on people's curbs. He saws, sands, paints, hammers and repurposes it into something brand new he sells for buckage! There's TV shows of men who do this for a living! And I love watching them.

And guess what else I like to create! Stories! I've always loved the written word and God led me to an awesome writers' workshop where I was mentored and learned the craft of creative writing. I just released my 19th title this month! Story & Style, The Craft of Writing Creative Fiction. I pray it will help many many aspiring authors and also, multi-published authors!

What qualifies me to write a teaching book? Thirty years writing for publication and fifteen years editing manuscripts professionally...and I did mention nineteen titles. I'm currently writing three series: two romance - historical and contemporary and a Biblical fiction. So this is another way I enjoy creating.

We ALL do! Even people who say they don't have a creative bone in their body. They excel at wrapping the most beautiful gift packages you ever saw, or maybe their garden is their outlet. The expressions of creativity are as numerous as the stars in the sky! BTW, if you're a city dweller, you owe it to yourself to drive to the country and check out the night sky!

So what do you like to do to when your creative juices are flowing? Inquiring minds want to know :)   
If you write, or know someone who does or wants to, I'd love to draw a name from among the commentors to this post and bless her or him with a copy of my new book!  

AND check out the Stitches Thru Time Giveaway going on this week! A COMPLETE Declaration of Independence Anthology by Amber Schamel, Murray Pura, Joseph Lewis, and John Amadeo. So your ONE COMMENT gets you in both drawings! 

More blessings to your and yours! Come back and see us :) 


  1. I like to knit, sew, crochet & embroider. I find knitting, in particular, so relaxing I start to nod off. I always have gifts on hand for every occasion too.

  2. When I was young, my mom's favorite cake was pineapple upside down. She made it often and I loved it. Now with a family of my own, I am the only one who likes pineapple. So I can't really justify making a whole cake just for me. Or can I?

  3. Lovely as always, Caryl. You're such a vibrant, colorful, joyful person of our Father! Love ya!

  4. Thank you for the recipe, Miss Caryl. It sounds delicious!