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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 14 November 2012


Welcome HOME friends~
Heart OMEnvironment

May your HOME be too small to hold all your friends. ~ Author Unknown

I am so happy you are here! Please have a seat and make yourself comfy. I do appreciate the time you spend with me!

Last week there were so many wonderful posts to enjoy and I want to feature a few that really caught my eye.....!

Stephanie at The Enchanting Rose shared her tutorial on how to make these wonderful wreaths out of styrofoam plates. If you missed them last week then I hope you will pay her a visit to see how she made these. Fabulous idea!

Judith at Lavender Cottage shared her lovely French Macarons. They look delicious and I think she did a splendid job! I wouldn't have the patience to make them myself although I wouldn't mind one bit, tasting one! Love the pink!

Jocelyn at Just A Little Southern Hospitality shared her wonderful Thanksgiving table. I love JB Friendly Village and she has set her table so beautifully with cute pumpkins as her centerpiece. Wouldn't you love to sit at her table and enjoy a meal?

And Shari at Lauren's Closet shared this darling lamp makeover for her daughter's room. So chic; love it!

Well, it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas all around my HOME. I started decorating this week and I have been doing a few crafts as well. One little craft I was working on is this wee tree in a salt shaker. I found something similar to this on the 'Net one day. 

You can find these shakers in any store and the trees I found at Michaels. I painted the top and then glittered it to add some sparkle. It is the holidays after all! The snow is epsom salts. I gave this one to my DIL and am working on some more.

First, I cleaned the bottle then I painted and glittered the cover.  I put hot glue on the bottom of the tree and used tweezers to glue the tree inside the bottle. Added some 'snow' and, voila!

This is a larger jar which I tied some sheer ribbon and raffia around with a little 'JOY' tag. I also glittered the top to make it look frosted. I used a bigger tree for this one.

I am also working on some ice skates but I will share those another week.

This week, at my tea party, I served these Mini Trifles. These were a big hit with everyone including my hubby. 

 Mini Trifles

You will need~
Small Mason jars
1 angel food cake
Berries; I used sliced strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries
1- 4 serving size Vanilla instant pudding
1-2/3 cups cold Milk
2 cups Whipping cream with a little sugar to taste. 

Make the pudding according to directions on the package except using 1-2/3 cups of milk. Whip the cream and gently fold into the pudding. Be sure to save some whipped cream for the topping.

I filled the bottoms of the jars with pieces of angel food cake then I spooned in the pudding mixture next. On top of the pudding, I added raspberries, sliced strawberries, and blueberries. I repeated the layers of cake, pudding, and berries up to the top. Add some whipped cream to the top and garnish with some fruit.   
I tied a pretty ribbon around the mouth of the jars and set them on coordinating plates. 

What I love about these is that they are great for individual servings and as much as I love the look of Trifle in a big trifle bowl, it gets messy after a couple of helpings. Also with minis, you can make just a couple or several and save the pudding for later.

These are a little different twist from the Strawberry Shortcake in Mason jars which I served at my Savour the Summer Tea Party. You can find that on my sidebar. Hope you will try it!

You could also make Mini Chocolate Trifles using chocolate cake instead of angel food and chocolate pudding instead of vanilla. Enjoy!

Thank you for stopping by. I hope you have enjoyed your visit.
If you have something you would like to share, please refer to the list below and link up with me. I would love to come and visit you. Hope you have a delightful day, dear friends.

I am joining the following parties as well~

Home and Garden Thursday ~
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Cottage Style Linky Party~
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Open House~
Potpourri Friday~

Sharing from my heart~ Sandi