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Celebrating the Joy of Living & Home Making ~

Baking, Cooking, Decorating, Tea Time, and taking Inspiration from those I love and the world around me...

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