Elaine Lewis

I blog over at sunnysimplelife.com about life, homemaking, holiday decor and lots of recipes. I am an avid gardener raising chickens and a lot of our food on our urban lot.

Best Banana Cake Ever

Recipe by Elaine Lewis @ sunnysimplelife.com Moist banana cake with cream cheese frosting Prep time: 20 minutesCook time: 30 minutesIngredients 2 eggs 2 1/4 cups all purpose flour 1 1/2 cups sugar 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 cup (about 3) mashed ripe bananas 3/4 cup buttermilk 1/2 cup shortening 1 teaspoon vanilla Cooking Directions Have eggs at room temperature for half hour. Grease and lightly flour 13x9x2 inch baking pan. Set aside ....more

From the Farm Blog Hop, July 11

Welcome! Happy Friday. Thank you so much for coming by and I hope you will link up and enjoy the party ....more

Perfect Flowers to Grow for Summer Bouquets

Oh, it has been a wonderful summer here in the garden for picking fresh bouquets. Here are my favorite cut flowers to grow for summer picking. ...more

Grilled Parmesan Zucchini

It's summer and zucchini is coming out of our ears right? We love to grill out zucchini and grilled parmesan zucchini...more

Happy 4th of July and the From the Farm Blog Hop

Happy 4th of July. This flag was brought home by my father from WWII, given to him by a dying soldier. It holds very dear meaning to us and only comes out on rare occasions ....more

Edible Landscaping

Whether you are an urban gardener or one that lives in the country, edible gardening is an ideal way to plant fruit and veggies without having to give up your flower beds and without the need for a separate vegetable garden patch....more

Farmhouse Decor Through the Years

I have always loved prim decor but I am really seeing my decor take a definite lean towards farmhouse decor. Here are some looks through the years that proves just that. You can find all these posts by searching "farmhouse" on the blog ....more

From the Farm Blog Hop June 27

Hello thank you for coming by. Summer is in full swing and the fourth is almost here so we are busy busy around here but so glad you could come by for a visit. Now, let's get on with the party, shall we??? ...more

How to Self Pollinate Squash and Pumpkins

Sometimes the bees just do not work as hard as I would like in my garden. To insure you get a bumper crop of squash and pumpkins, I am going to show you how to do the bees work and pollinate your squash and pumpkins yourself....more

Welcome to the Brite Tap Chicken Waterer

I am so happy to welcome the...more