Well it is Wednesday. I have lots to do to prepare for the 4th!! Its my grandfather’s birthday that day, so we always try to have a celebration for him.

I am making a KILLER summer Trifle that I hope to share photos this weekend with you all 😀 REALLY FABULOUS! Need to go buy a trifle bowl, and the ingredients today to hopefully I beat the mad holiday rush.

Here is the ingredients for a PERFECT summer triffle 😀

Buy 2 pre-sliced Sarah Lee Pound cakes (usually frozen-just de-that that before)

Frozen Strawberries (de-thawed)

Whipped cream

Raspberry Jello

Snack pack cups of Vanilla pudding (lazy man’s way) or make your own vanilla pudding

Seedless Raspberry Jam

Macaroon cookies

Using the pound-cake-and raspberry jam, and make sandwiches. Cut into small  sandwich cubes.

Layer on bottom of bowl

Squish up frozen strawberries (and a little sugar) and layer over cake

Another layer of sandwich cubes

layer macaroons, then vanilla pudding. End with cake layer.

Make raspberry jello-poke a LOT of holes into the dessert and pour into trifle mix. Make sure you make a LOT of holes so you don’t get Jello POCKETS. Refrigerate for 2 hours. When ready to serve  top with whipped cream (and fresh strawberries optional)

That is it. Its is SO delicious. If you have someone with Coconut allergies OMIT the macaroons. What I love about is its NO BAKE!!! YEAH!! So simple to whip up last minute 😀

So speaking of celebrations………………MFT is having their 2 year Birthday release and celebration tonight. She is releasing 4 sets and 2 singles. I have a good 8 samples in all to share! LOL! But figured I’d do a little at a time 😀

This one is of my FAVORITE creations from the release:


Be calm

Isn’t this card just that? Calming. I so love it. I love the colors and the layout. Crisp clean and simple. One of those simple OH’s!

 I am on such a button kick its ridiculous! I have no idea why, but I love  it. I have this large mix bag of buttons (I believe its from Foo Fa La) and they are just the prettiest collection, of all colors. Soooooooo happy I splurged the $5 for the bag because digging through and finding all the perfect pretty buttons to match, and actually finding them is so fun.

Next is another of my favorites :

cream-of-the-crop.jpg Gardener Flopsy

I love this one too. Summer colors, simple clean layout. I love the velvet flower in the center. Just FUN!

Call Me! PUT the sunglasses on for this one! LOL!


I love this layout too. I do love the bright cheery colors, even though its a little much. This SCREAMS teen card doesn’t it? I know I sat on the phone like this endlessly talking to my BFF’s! Or boys! LOL! This set MAKES you want to be bright & cheery.

This Making Memories paper is so fun. I have used it on numerous cards, and always like the colors.

I just took the phone from the main image and popped it out with a square punch, to make it like 2 people chatting it up 😀 The bling Bella Dots are the perfect teen touch too.

So that is that.

My Favorite Things will be hosting a New Release Cocktail Party  tonight (July 2nd) 9-11pm EST EASTERN time. July marks MFT’s 2nd birthday AND Kim’s 40th birthday, so there are LOTS of discounts and deals this month in addition to all the MFTeasers and your chance to become MFT’s next Guest Designer! Check out the MFT forum for all the details!

We are releasing:

Gardener Flopsey
I’m Pullin for You
Peppermint – Annie LaPoint
Be Calm – Annie LaPoint
Bunny Slippers
Call Me! – MINI of the month

To celebrate the MFT birthday:

*$2.00 US shipping for under under $40, and for Intl orders and US orders over $40, they’ll receive the same $2.75 discount until July 15th.

*FIRST 50 orders will receive a full sized stickles glitter glue!

*The Girl Who Wants It All special for the July Collection is $49.95. These specials will ONLY run for the release month.

I hope to see you later at the MFT party!!