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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.

Wednesday 24 October 2012


Welcome HOME! {Heart Of My Environment}

Hello lovely friends ~ I am so excited to begin my new HOME party!  And would you believe my camera broke when I was planning this? The whole bottom broke right off.

Then my knight in shining armour came to my rescue and surprised me with a brand new camera to get me by until we can get a better one. He is my hero!

Old one to the left, new one to the right.

I'm telling you, I have the best hubby there is!! I have also been having many issues with Blogger, have you? So my very first post this week will be short and sweet.

Home is far more than a residence; home involves the character of living that goes on inside the house. A real home is a shelter from the storms of life, a place to enjoy, a place in which to relax, a place of peace and rest. ~ Dr. Clifford R. Anderson

Over the years as a home maker, a mom, and a pastor's wife, I have done a lot of entertaining. Something I gained a reputation for was my desserts. So today I thought I would share this very easy, very pretty, and very decadent dessert with you ~
Black Forest Torte. This is a wonderful treat for your family or when you're expecting company.

Easy Black Forest Torte

You will need:
1- Chocolate cake mix. I used Duncan Hines deep chocolate. 
I - 8oz. container of Cool Whip.
I - 21oz. can cherry pie filling.

Mix and bake cake according to directions on the package.
Bake in a greased 10-inch tube pan @ 350 degrees. Cool.
When cool, split the cake into three layers. Spread 1/3 of whipped topping, then 1/3 cherry pie filling, between each layer and top.  If you wish, you may add chocolate curls for an extra special touch.  Refrigerate until set. Enjoy!

This cake always brings a smile to someone's face so I hope you will give it a try. Bake Someone Happy!

Do you have something you would like to share? You are welcome to share anything pertaining to your HOME such as ....

Cooking and baking, recipes, antiquing, home decor, ceramics, crafts, crocheting/knitting, quilting/sewing, floral arranging, gardening, homemaking tips, hospitality, refinishing furniture, renos, tea time, tablescapes, thrifting etc.... Maybe there's a new baby in the family or you have a new fur baby you would like to introduce us to. They are welcome too!

Anything and everything which makes your HOME more enjoyable to come HOME to, for your family, your friends, and yourself.

My tea friends are welcome to link up their tea posts here as well.

I am joining these wonderful parties too~

Share Your Cup Thursday
Cottage Style Linky Party
Tutorials, Tips, and Tidbits
House and Garden Thursday
Home Sweet Home
Open House

I am working on getting an Inlinkz thumbnail account set up so I hope you will be patient with me. In the meantime please use the Inlinkz below. Have a delightful day everyone!

Sharing from my heart~ Sandi

Can Anyone Help Me?

Good morning friends~ I hope you're all enjoying your day!

I wonder if one of you lovely ladies out there could help me.
Ever since I removed the Word Verification thingy, I am overloaded with Spam. Could you tell me how to keep the Word Verification thing off but put a stop to the Anonymous comments? Sorry to those of you who are for real but I need to fix this thing!

Hope to see you later for my new HOME party!

PS~ Thank you ladies, I think I got it! I guess time will tell.

Sharing from my heart~ Sandi