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A sharing of my heart and my home from a Christian perspective

...with a wee bit of whimsy added.

Thursday, 26 March 2009

A Good Bargain ~ and A Quick Fix!

'Morning everyone~ Did you all enjoy the Toile Party the other day? I know I did! I visited all 98 participants. There are some lovely toiles out there and lots of scope for imagination.

Last Saturday afternoon, I went browsing in one of my favourite stores and I found this apothecary jar. I was so excited to find it at such a good price! It was regularly $24 and I got it for $8. It will be fun using it in an Easter vignette.

I also found this cute birdhouse....You know how much I love birdhouses! I just couldn't leave the store without it! It looks wonderful in my green toile bathroom.What do you do when you need a sweet fix and there is no candy in the house? I went rummaging through the pantry for something quick to make. There was a white cake mix and a tub of chocolate frosting in there so I set about baking a cake. Well, the cake turned out an odd shape {perhaps my eggs were too large??} and even the frosting wouldn't have hidden it. So, I decided to cut the cake up and use it for a strawberry shortcake. Voila! Strawberries and real whipped cream. Mmmmm! It was better than a frosted cake!
Well, I hope you all have a wonderful 'Berries n' Cream day!
I leave you with this scripture verse ".... Give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus." 1 Thessalonians 5:18


  1. What a wonderful idea to do with cake! I'll have to remember that next time I make some dessert for the kiddos. :) I always like reading your post.

  2. Hi there, Thanks for visiting my blog, I hope you'll come back soon.

    Great find....the apothecary jar and the cake looks good even if it didn't turn out as expected.

    Thank you for sharing that scripture.

  3. Yum! It is that time of year! I was just drooling over a berry cake recipe in a magazine before reading your post~coincidence? I think not~ ;-)

  4. Hi Sandi i too visited some of the toile party but not as many as you they where very lovely,i love your apothecary jar i saw some a few years ago and did'nt buy them,now i could kick myself,oh well a lesson learnt i hope,yummy cake by the way,have a great weekend best wishes Pat

  5. So sweet love the pink birdhouse and strawberries!


I am delighted to have you visit me and I read every comment. Please forgive me for not being able to visit you all as there are so many of you lovely bloggy friends now. I will visit as much as possible. I wish you a day filled with JOY! ~ Sandi

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