layered chocolate brownie trifle

one of my favorite go-to crowd pleaser desserts is this layered chocolate brownie trifle
my cousin gave me the recipe a long time ago when we were still young and our kids were just babies
thanks cousin :)
i've made it so many times over the years
it's always well received and there's rarely any leftovers

here's what you need:
2 & 1/2 cups of milk
2 packages of instant chocolate pudding (4 servings size)
1 package brownie mix
1 - 16oz tub of whipped topping
strawberries or raspberries for garnish

bake the brownies as directed on the box the night before 
and the day of, all you have to do is assemble ... which takes less than 30 minutes
so the next day or whenever the brownies are cool 
cut them into one inch squares and set aside

to make the chocolate mousse part
whisk together the milk and both boxes of pudding then fold in half of the whipped topping
use the other half to layer between the mousse and the brownies

layer brownies on the bottom of a trifle dish
then layer half of the chocolate mousse
then half of the remaining whipped topping

then repeat all that once more :)

you can also switch the strawberries on top for raspberries, shaved chocolate, heath toffee bits or really anything you can think of 

i added this recipe to my project life recipe book using the PL app that you can download right onto your phone for a dollar or two ... i use it to document all our family photos and i've started organizing my recipes with it as well, i love it!

i hope you try this next time your have to feed a bunch of people dessert!
enjoy ♥

free mini December calendar ♥

well i say this every year. how did Christmas get here so quick?
i was scrolling though some old blog posts and got excited about some gifts & decorations i've done in years past 

this hot cocoa bar is coming back this year! but in a different spot and i'm gonna change it up a bit

this Christmas card / gift wrapping caddy is so handy to have around
and it looks cute on the kitchen counter or living room table ♥

yeah... that's not happening this year ha!

trader joe's christmas cookies for the win
and sprinkles in hot chocolate

taking in the last little bits of fall this past weekend
soon it will be covered with snow
for 6 months

guys. we saw Moana. 
we loved it! it's so cute!
disney never disappoints

hope you are getting lots of shopping, decorating and cookie making done!
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black friday shop update!

just a little heads up to let you know there's a black friday sale 

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happy monday everyone!
just a little sneaky peaky at ALL THE NEW fun happy stuff in my etsy shop!
i've been gearing up for Christmas, and hoping to create lots of new selection that i hope you'll love while checking lotsa peeps off of your Christmas gift list ♥

every good & perfect gift bible journaling cards ... but you can use these for anything really!
gift tags, notes of encouragement, or even tags for your Christmas baked goods

stackable (alex & ani style) bracelets are back!
three Christmas versions, and i'll be adding a few non-holiday ones in the next couple days

because all things plaid ♥

and and and. i'm so so so excited to finally release this thin blue line collection!
we're so proud of our heros in blue! - wear your support in a necklace or bracelet version

they can be personalized with initial charms and a smaller micah 6.8 scripture pendant

i've been wearing mine and i love it so much ♥
since i have a giveaway planned for this week and i post shop updates & coupon codes there.
i hope you have a wonderful monday and a wonderful week!

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