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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.

Monday 9 May 2016

No Place Like Home

Welcome ladies to No Place Like Home! I hope you all enjoyed your weekend.

Home; the place where our stomachs get three square meals a day and our hearts a thousand. ~ Charles M Crowe

As I mentioned in my last post, Hubby and I had a big weekend. We celebrated our anniversary, his birthday, and Mother's Day.

I usually make him an apple pie for his birthday but I had sprained a couple of fingers the other day so I decided to make something a little easier but something I knew he would love. This is my Quick and Easy Lemon Trifle. 

He loved it! It is simply an angel food cake torn into pieces, whipped topping, and lemon pie filling arranged in layers and refrigerated. Yum! I was hoping to make Mrs. T's Lemon trifle but because of my fingers, I had to simplify.

We joined my mother for a Mother's Day Tea at the nursing home and it was a great success. The picture is not very clear because Hubby took the picture with his phone and I took a picture of that so...As you can see, there were three kinds of tea sandwiches; egg salad, chicken salad, and lobster. Three kinds of squares; date, carrot cake, and lemon as well sweet breads; pound cake and banana bread. Tea and coffee.

Hubby and I also went out to a lobster supper on Sunday to celebrate our anniversary, his birthday and Mother's Day. It was quite the feast and I will be having lettuce and water for the next week or so.

This was what I had; breaded scallops, home made rolls and biscuits, seafood chowder, assortment of salads, and dessert. Well, Hubby had the strawberry shortcake. Actually, he had pie too. I was simply too full to eat anything for dessert.

It was a lovely weekend.

Last week's party served up a plethora of ideas and recipes. They were all fabulous and thank you so much for sharing. You are a wonderfully talented group of ladies! I have broken my features down into categories and I hope you enjoy them! 

Home Decor
Chloe @ Celebrate and Decorate with Chloe Crabtree shared a wonderful nautical nursery for her little granddaughters.

Jean @ Delightful Repast shared her delicious pasta and chicken with spring vegetables dish. Yum!

Jocelyn @ Just a Little Southern Hospitality shared her elegant tablescape set with pink depression glass and china. So pretty!

Tea Time-
Gina @ Victorian Wanna Be shared her beautiful Lily-of-the-Valley teacup and some vintage post cards.

Cathy @ 1929 Charmer Cottage shared her fabulous finds while out thrifting with her sister. 

Thank you everyone for participating last week. As a courtesy, and if you would like to be featured, you should have a link back to my party.

Now let's see what you are creating in your home to make it a cozy place to come home to for your family, your friends, and yourself. 

Lord, this humble house we'd keep 
Sweet with play and calm with sleep. 
Help us so that we may give 
Beauty to the lives we live. 
Let Thy love and let Thy grace
Shine upon our dwelling place. - Edgar A. Guest 

 Sharing from my heart ~ Sandi


  1. Sandi,
    Thanks so much for hosting, my friend!! Looks like you had a wonderful weekend filled with celebrations!! We too love to celebrate with a lobster ad scallop dinner!! Joe makes a mean lobster so we always eat in....Happy Mother's Day!!

  2. Dear Sandi:
    Ouch! Take care of those fingers! Your Trifle looks delicious and I am sure was. Congrats to all the special featured bloggers too. I think that was a love meal you had for the celebration.

  3. Sorry to hear about your fingers....I'm always jamming mine into something! That lemon trifle looks delish. I am working on a lemon themed post and that might be just what I'm looking for...thanks for the idea! hugs...

  4. It sounds like you had a wonderful weekend Sandi and the food looks so good. Thanks hosting the fun and enjoy the week. :)

  5. What a wonderful weekend you had! Enjoy partying with you and thanks for highlighting my thrifting finds.

  6. Yes, so much to celebrate , Sandi! I did read your anniversary post with your lovely cake and gifted teacup for May. How be to celebrate with a tea party at your Mother's nursing home and then an anniversary dinner. You're too fun about the lettuce and water for the rest of the week. The photo s your hubby was just precious and yes, God certainly blessed you with a loving soulmate. I hope you had a nice Mother's Day, too, and bless you for hosting. Hope your fingers will feel better soon. Love and hugs are sent to you.

  7. Your post is lovely with al the celebrating! Your tea with your mother was wonderful and the treats look delicious! The seafood was a fabulous feast. The lemon dessert sounds easy and yummy! Hope your Mother's Day was lovely!

    Take care!

  8. Hi Sandi, you certainly did have a big weekend with lots of celebrations. I would love to go to a lobster supper again. It's been decades! lol Your lemon trifle looks so yummy. Lemon just speaks fresh and summer to me - any time of the year. Have a great week ahead. Blessings, Pam

  9. HI Sandi. Thanks for hosting this lovely link party with such great features. Your lemon trifle looks so good. I must try it. Your weekend looked great. Have a good week.

  10. Dear Sandi I can't join the party as it says: This InLink is not allowed in this website?
    Thank you.

  11. Yes, I placed your address wrong instead of door I had written rose; but still I can't see the InLink for your party. Weird.


  12. I love the features today and your MDay's was great with your dear mom and such amazing food! I love lobster and it sounds perfect for such a big celeb.
    Thank you so much it finally showed up. I'm sorry I wrote you again, but as soon as I sent my 'complaint' message to you it appeared, lol..
    Thank you for your sweet and generous comment too.
    Have a blessed week pretty lady.

  13. I love lemony things! That sounds easy and delicious!

    You had quite the weekend! Sounds like lots of fun!

  14. Happy Anniversary and Mother's Day Sandi. Our 25th anniversary was last week too, and Happy Birthday to your husband. May is always full of celebrations it can feel as busy as Christmas in our family. Thanks for hosting!

  15. The yummy food that you enjoyed during your celebratory weekend made me salivate. Thank you for hosting and I hope your sprained fingers are doing better.

  16. Hi Sandi, just popping by to wish you belated anniversary congratulations! Sounds like you had a yummy meal! Your lemon trifle sounds wonderful! I love anything with lemon so I thank you for the recipe! Praying your fingers feel better soon!
    Hugs, Nancy

  17. Hi Sandi, just popping by to wish you belated anniversary congratulations! Sounds like you had a yummy meal! Your lemon trifle sounds wonderful! I love anything with lemon so I thank you for the recipe! Praying your fingers feel better soon!
    Hugs, Nancy

  18. Hi Sandi, your lemon dessert looks and sounds wonderful! I love angel food cake and the idea of having it with lemon would be delightful.
    Your weekend certainly was filled with joy, and food, lots of it. Ha! :)

    Have a beautiful week~~

  19. Hi Sandi, So glad you had such a lovely Anniversary! The place where you ate looks very charming, and the food looked great! Thanks so much for featuring my Lily of the Valley teacup, I will give you a shout out on my next post, whenever that might be. :) Busy, busy. Have a wonderful week!

  20. We all need a fun and exciting weekend once in awhile
    I could really get into those breaded scallops I really like scallops
    your lemon trifle looks really good also

  21. Always so many lovely inspiration bloggers gathered here, thank you for hosting.

  22. Hi Sandi! Happy Anniversary! Thank you for hosting today! Have a great week!

  23. Happy belated anniversary, Mother's Day and to your hubs for his birthday happiness.

    Your food looks amazing and I think I need to go fix a late lunch now! I am happily taking my two daughters for lobster on Thursday and I can't WAIT!

    Great features - and thank you so much for hosting, Sandi.

  24. What a nice post with so many wonderful celebratings. Happy Anniversary !!!
    Thank you for hosting the party every week.

  25. Hi Sandi,
    Sorry I am so late to link up this week. My son is moving and so is my daughter and I have been busy babysitting and helping both of them as well as seeing my 95 year old mother. It sounds like you have been celebrating a lot! Happy Anniversary and Belated Happy Mother's Day! Love your teacups! Take care, Karen

  26. Thank you for hosting, Sandi, and I see you had a wonderful weekend and Mother's Day. You mom is so pretty..Judy

  27. So glad Sandi that you had a wonderful and blessed Mother's Day. Love the food you had to eat too! Looks so good and I'm hungry right now! LOL! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  28. Don't think I can link up this week as it has been so busy, but want to say a quick hello and to say how much I enjoyed your post. What a wonderful weekend you had!

    The lemon trifle the quick and easy way looks wonderful. I imagine it was absolutely delicious with the angel food cake.

    And the lobster dinner! Your scallops looked fantastic. If we are ever able to get back to PEI, I think we will spring for one of those lobster dinners which we could never afford when we had kids with us!

    Hope your fingers are feeling better or that they soon will be.

  29. Sandi, thank you so much for featuring my Springtime Pasta! And I see I am in good company! Glad you and your husband enjoyed a lovely anniversary. Hope your injury heals well and soon.

  30. Now that is a weekend to remember! Thanks for sharing and I'll be visiting your great guest features asap!

  31. It's so true that there's no place like home, only if that home is a safe loving place. Your celebrations look amazing, the food yummy. tons of hugs Sandi and wishes for a beautiful week. Wondering how you sprained your fingers. Take gentle care of you okay.


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