Monday, August 15, 2011

Tea Party Tuesday - Miracle Makeover and Cabin Cookies

I had a totally different post 
elegantly prepared for Tea Party Tuesday 
this week but as I started to edit the pictures,
I realized I just wasn't feeling it...

I am feeling pretty lucky.
I am feeling pretty humbled by the 
blogging community this week.

From the outpouring of "A Peanut Butter Pie for Mikey" 
posts all over blogland in honor of fellow 
food blogger Jennifer Perillo's husband who passed
suddenly from a heart attack..... all the amazing posts about the 
Miracle Makeover 
for Charlie, sponsored by
Design Gives Back and these blogs...

Pink Saturday @ at How Sweet the Sound/ Beverly
Spiritual Sunday @ Spiritual Sunday /Charlotte & Ginger
Country Wings in Phoenix @ Country Wings in Phoenix/Sherry
Metamorphosis Monday @ Between Naps on The Porch/Susan 

Kelee Katillac has done it again, bringing
her special skills in design to bring
joy to others.

I was overwhelmed with gratitude and respect
for those who go above and beyond to help others.

The story of Charlie, a young brain tumor patient, certainly 
struck a cord with me on a personal level. 

As many of you know, I LIVE with a brain tumor.
Read my story here.

How can you help?!
Leave a comment at the participating blogs
Each comment equals $1.00 toward donations.
You can return daily to comment now through Aug 18th.
If you choose to create a post linking back to 

Design Gives Back 

Also - please visit fellow bloggers, Marydon
a comment on their blog posts
for Miracle Makeover!!

I hope I am getting this all right. 

This week I am lucky to spend with my awesome husband, 
child and Mom and Dad at a wonderful 
deep woods lake home in Northern Minnesota.

To learn how to drawn on food with edible writers visit the Decorated Cookie Blog
It is breathtaking here.
I made these cookies on Father's Day for
my wonderful husband, James, who just loves
to be up north, on a boat, relaxing amongst 
the serenity of the water.

I thought I would share them for tea today.

Sugar Cookies with Fondant Cut-outs, Colored Piped Buttercream and Edible Writers....Easy Peasy!!!!

Next week, please join me as I share a wonderful
Tea Party Menu and a perfect
Strawberry-Champagne chilled soup
 that is beyond DELICIOUS!!

Thank you for your flexibility this week...
I just had to follow my heart.
Sharing cabin cookies and tea with:

 Mouth Watering Mondays, Melt in Your Mouth Mondays, Mingle Monday, Made it on Monday Sumo's Sweet Stuff Made by You Mondays Making the World Cuter Mondays Motivate Me Monday Joy of Desserts Dittle Dattle Amaze Me Monday Jam Hands Recipe Share Monday Mangia MondaysTUESDAY Confessions of a SAHM Delicious Dishes Cupcake Tuesday Let's Do Brunch Tempt my Tummy Tuesday Mandi's Tasty Tuesday Topsy Turvy Tuesday  Handmade Tuesday  Tasty Tuesday Tip Me Tuesday  Time Out Tuesday  Get Your Craft On WEDNESDAY Lil' Luna Ginger Snap Crafts Wonka Wednesday Whatever Goes Wednesday Wow Us Wednesday Look What I Made Wednesday What I Whipped Up Wednesday Let's Do Brunch Whatever You Want Wednesday Wow Me Wednesday This Chick CooksTHURSDAY Sweet Treats Thursday Sweets This Week  Thursday Show Your Stuff House of Hepworths Brambleberry Cottage FRIDAY: Tidy Mom Inspiration Friday Feathered Nest Friday Bacon Time Friday Party Sweet Tooth Friday Show and Tell Friday It's a Hodgepodge Friday Weekend Wrap Up Flaunt it Friday  Sassy Sites Friday Fun  Fridays Unfolded Food on Fridays Friday Flair Foodie FridayWEEKEND Sweets for a Saturday So Sweet Sundays The Girl Creative   Sundae Scoop

I can't wait to see what you are bringing to tea - thank you!


Anonymous said...


You are utterly kind! And talented...what cookies!!!! An cookie artist and Design Angel! Thank-you, thank-you for taking the time and following your "gut" to what you were feeling for today.... Charlie appreciates you and so does Design Gives Back! I see you truly get this from a personal perspective. Charlie gets to forgo round 3 of chemo! He is now stable!

We are so grateful for this post! Miracle Makeover thanks you.

Big Healing Hugs...

Kelee & Charlie

Natasha in Oz said...

I think it's wonderful that you have followed your heart this week. Good on you and thanks for the inspirational post.

Thanks for having me too!

Best wishes,

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Trisha,
Thank you for sharing your heart today. Your cookies are adorable and I am loving your cottage teacup! Wishing you a lovely week, my friend.


Trisha said...

Loving those cookies, especially the beer ones! ;o) Sharing what is in your heart is always the way to go!!


Anonymous said...

Thanks for participating in the Miracle Makeover Blog Party! The cookies look great... isn't it fun to personalize our baking and give them meaning for our loved ones?

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi: I love this post is was perfect. Blogland is amazing. It is like a family of ladies, we have never met, but love just they way they are. Blessing dear friend, Martha

The Charm of Home said...

What adorable cookies. Your post reflects your generosity. It is a gift to give. Thanks for having us!

Micupoftea said...

A rich and beautiful blessing to reach out to others~ Have a wonderful time at the lake. The cookies look delicious, Trisha :)

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

You are the dearest person!!!God bless you, Trish!
Thanks for posting such a touching and sweet post and being a part of ON THE MENU MONDAY!

Patricia @ ButterYum said...

Oh my, these are the cutest cookies I think I've ever soon. And such a blessing to boot!



Johanna Gehrlein said...

Hello Trisha,
you made wonderful cookies, colorful and happy. And so is the sweet tea cup. Thank you for sharing this nice tea time. May I invite you for a tea, too?
Best greetings, Johanna

Lisa said...

Your husband must have loved these cookies. Are those pretzels on the campfire? Fantastic idea. Once again such a sweet and beautiful post.

♥ Miss Tea said...

Oh Wow Trisha! loving all your cute and scrumptious cookies! you're so talented and i drool at your lovely teacup too! thank you for sharing and hosting again! what a wonderful post!

x susan

MsFoxsSweets said...

I love your cookies, they are just perfect! Great colors and cute designs! Enjoy your time at the lake with your family :)

Anonymous said...

Trisha - I am humbled to hear of your affinity to the Miracle Makeover fundraiser because of your own tumor - that you live with! A testimony to the strength and faithfulness of the Lord in your life to be about the business of sharing "sweetness" and light in all things at Sweetology.

I participated in the blogfest this weekend - - my son's story - and ultimately my grandbaby's story. She turns a thriving one this month!

I haven't had a chance to visit too many blogs but hope to do so by the 18th. Just back from seeing my son and his family and am playing catch-up. I have to go back to work in less than a week! Egad! School routines begin again. Tea breaks on Tuesdays will be welcome!!


Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Hi Trisha
You are one busy lady and the cookies are so sweet.
Enjoy the time with your family, sounds like a cozy retreat.

Tea & Chocolate Guy said...

My sweet friend your post day touches home on both accounts. As someone who lives with an acquired brain injury my heart goes out to others who face any illness to the brain; especially children .. I'm catching up after our Vermont trip and will be visiting the sites you mentioned above. Hubby lost his first wife to a tragic single car accident ~ I don't know what its like to lose a spouse , but see the emotional affects that he faces to this day. Thank you for sharing your story and for bringing awareness to the prayer needs of others.

Your cookies are beyond creative!! You come up with the best ones! .... enjoy your time with family ... many blessings, xo HHL

Snap said...

It is always wise to follow your heart. Your cookies are amazing and look perfect for father's day. Peace and Happy Tea Day!

Notes from the Homestead said...

It is so inspirational buzzing through all the blogs you have shared with us! I am always amazed! Love the cute cookies you made for James!! Too cute!

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

You & your cookies are an inspiration to all of us, Trisha!! You have your priorties set straight from your sweet heart. xoxo

Concetta said...

Thank you for sharing your heart as well as your enormous talents! You truly are a blessing and may it be returned back to you in overflowing abundance!

Suz said...

That is a charming cup! I love it. Please come and visit my site if you have time. I am barely into this addiction!
I was very touched by your words and invitation to join the spots which will collect donations. My husband has Stage Four Pancreatic Cancer and we are off to Montreal today for our anniversary. A bit of a poignant one, as he is having some more lesions. I thank you for sharing this in your blog and will remember you in my prayers for your own brain tumor.
Northern Minnesota is wonderful. I am from St. Paul and get there about four times a year...friends who have cabins...a wonderful thing!!!

Our Italian Kitchen said...

Wow! These cookies are awesome! Love!!! Are those cookies royal icing made?

Two Minute Takes said...

Love your cookies and that you are spending time with family in a beautiful and serene setting. Beautiful post, you can never go wrong when you follow your heart.

P.S. Love your generous and giving spirit.

Terri said...

Always follow your heart : )

Your cookies are happy cookies! I am glad you are away enjoying family and the great outdoors.
The tea cup is one of my favorites. I have a painting with a cottage like that in it and it (and your cup) remind me so much of England.


Anonymous said...

I'm proud to be married to my wife. I'm amazed at what she can do, all in one day. Simple put, I'm a lucky man.

Love ya T


Unknown said...

Aahh, Trish YOU are so inspiring! I am off to visit those blogs! Have a great get away!

DANIELLE said...


Weezy said...

I love the idea of using broken up pretzels as fire wood for your camp fire biscuits, very ingenious!

GardenOfDaisies said...

Your decorated cookies depicting some family favorite activities are really cute!!

Kathy said...

Beautiful post Tricia. Charlie touched my heart so while I watched that video - I am so glad to be able to do this for him - you're such a blessing - I am thankful God has caused our paths to cross - Wishing you and your family all God's blessings - Thank you for joining in and sharing this with A Return to Loveliness,

Anonymous said...

Nothing makes me happier than to help!! So, help I shall! Post post post!

Rug Cleaning Santa Monica said...

These are so adorable. I LOVE the one with the trees on it. So cute and creative!

Liz That Skinny Chick Can Bake said...

Fun party...and such wonderful cookies for your family~

Anonymous said...

You are on the WALL at Facebook/designgivesback....

We appreciate you Sweetology!

love, kelee & charlie

Ali said...

Thank you so much for sharing this at Recipe Sharing Monday. The new party is now up and I'd love for you to link up again :)

Alison Agnew said...

those cookies are simply delightful and fun...thanks for sharing at fridays unfolded!



This post is delighful, I have enjoyed it so much! The table is beautiful with the three tier stand, just great and all those cookies, I'm so hungry, wish I had a few with some tea! Have a great week and thank you for hosting! FABBY

Angela McRae said...

That's a beautiful cottage teacup, and I must say your cookies are divine! Everything you make seems to be a small work of art. W-O-W! Your kindness to others is inspiring ... makes me want to go do something nice for others too!

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