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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 17 April 2013


"Home is far more than a residence; home involves the character of living that goes on inside the house. A house is no home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as for the body."~ Margaret Fuller Ossoli

Hello bloggy friends and Welcome to my HOME! Won't you come in and I'll put the kettle on. Would you like some tea or coffee?

Before I share my HOME with you today, I would just like to say that my heart is heavy for those who were injured or lost their lives at the Boston Marathon. My SIL runs every year in the marathon and she was a half  km. away from the finish line when the bombs went off. Her husband was there waiting for her and thankfully, he was not injured.
I am thankful that they are both well and safely back home again. But for others, it is a sad time. God bless all those affected by this senseless act! My thoughts and prayers go out to them.

Now, I would like to dwell on that which is lovely....I had bought some beautiful bright buttery yellow tulips at the grocery store. Tulips say Spring so well, don't they?

Aren't they gorgeous?

They perk up any room and I was inspired to set my tea around them....

I baked a lovely Lemon Layer cake for our tea. Well actually, I baked the cake for my son's birthday but he lives in Illinois. This was always his favourite cake. I'll bake him another one when he comes home for a visit in the summertime.

I invited you and some bunnies to my party.

For those of you who wanted my cake recipe, it's really quite simple...
The lemon DH cake was baked according to directions, in a tube pan. Then I let it cool, and split it into three layers. I cooked Jello Lemon pie filling and used it between the layers. 

I frosted the cake with Cool Whip, then spooned on some lemon pie filling.

Would you like a slice?

It really is a lovely dessert! Hope you'll give it a try.

This week I am sharing some fabulous posts from last week. You are such a creative bunch of ladies!

Kitty @ Kittys Kozy Kitchen shared a scrumptious and healthy snack. I will be making these soon!

Sylvia @ Sylvia's Simple Life  shared a beautiful Daffodil Tea. Every April is 'Daffodil Month' here in Canada and from the sale of daffodils, the proceeds go to support The Canadian Cancer Society. Thank you Sylvia for getting the word out! Her blue and yellow theme is so pretty!

Shannon @  A Cozy Place Called Home shared this darling Spring vignette using a little chair, some posies, and her little doll. Isn't this the cutest?

Jeannie @  The French Hen's Nest shared her easy tutorial on how to change some plain white lamp shades into toile ones. You all know how much I adore toile!

Christina @ PennyWise shared a fabulous Tea on the Titanic using ordinary white china and adding the Titanic motif using paint and transfers.

She also created a Titanic Floating Lantern in a Jar. 

Brilliant! I hope you will check out her blog if you haven't already. She offers all kinds of neat tips and ideas.

Thank you dear friends for coming every week to visit me at my HOME. I appreciate all your visits and comments so very much.

If you have a DIY, some baking or cooking, crafts, gardening, renos, tea parties, etc., then please feel free to link up with me. Anything pertaining to the HOME is welcome.

I will be joining these lovely parties as well~
Homemaking Link Up ~
Home and Garden Thursday ~
Share Your Cup Thursday~
Cottage Style Linky Party~
Tutorials Tips and Tidbits ~
Home Sweet Home~
Open House~

Sharing from my heart~ Sandi