Friday, February 11, 2011

Strawberry Stuff

Food is a favorite topic of mine. This is a recipe is such a favorite, that I am reciting this recipe from scratch. It's that good. This is usually a summertime recipe, but it's the right colors for this Valentines Day weekend, and again, it's that good. The best part - it's easy to make. So if you're planning on going all out on dinner for someone this weekend, safe yourself some stress over dessert and give this recipe a try. My Valentines gift to you. Or, there are always Heart shaped Little Debbie's :)

Grocery List:
1 tub cool whip
1 Sara Lee pound cake from the freezer section
1 package frozen strawberries
1 package vanilla Jello Pudding (plus whatever it takes to make pudding)
1 package strawberry Jello (the smaller package is ok)

1. defrost strawberries & mix with DRY strawberry jello packet
2 follow instructions for making vanilla jello pudding bu do not chill
3. cut pound cake into 1" cubes
4. place 1/2 of pound cake cubes in a medium to large size bowl (clear works best for presentation)
5. layer strawberry mix over the pound cake
6. layer remaining pound cake over strawberries
7. pour vanilla pudding over top of pound cake
8. top with cool-whip
9. chill according to jello pudding instructions


Thursday, February 10, 2011

Free Stuff

Part of me getting into blogging has to be about me being a part of the blogging community, rather than me just talking about myself all the time. I want my blog to be fun, interesting and hopefully useful. FREE Stuff is always useful, so I thought I'd share this $100 Swim Spot Gift Certificate give-away from The Ultimate Gift Guide Blog today :) All you have to do to be entered is visit her blog, check out, & leave a comment about which swimsuit you would buy with your gift certificate. Easy enough. features about 11 designer brands, and has a neat suit builder feature that lets you match tops and bottoms until you've found the swimsuit.

If I were to win this prize (and I really hope I do....with my recent move, my budget doesn't really have room for the perfect $97 swimsuit) this is what I would buy:

I love the neckline. Its classic with an elegant style that I love, but rarely get to take to the pool. I'm not a mom, so I don't feel the need to always be covered up, but this is perfect for early summer, or fall when its not quite warm or sunny enough to be working on my tan.
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