The JOY Challenge: Day Three – Lovely Evening and Éclair Cake

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Eclair Cake

It’s after 10:30pm and I’m drifting in from an evening with friends. Late night for a weekday, I know. But it was one of those times when the sentences flowed together, the laughter just kept coming, and I thought, “Yes, now this is a little bit of heaven.”

Thank you to Amber from the run-a-muck and Seth from the mother letter project for an amazing dinner in your beautiful home. Stephanie from (in)courage and her husband Barry joined us too. The friendship I share with all of you is my source of joy today.

And if you’re wondering about the picture, that’s the Éclair cake I brought for dessert. It’s just an added bit of bliss. Here’s the recipe in case you need to whip up a little happy at your house this week…

Éclair Cake

1 16oz package graham crackers

2 3.4oz packages instant pudding mix

3 cups milk

1 8oz container cool whip

1 16oz package frosting

Blend pudding mix, cool whip, and milk in bowl until blended. Put one layer of graham crackers in a 9×13 pan. Pour half of pudding mixture over graham crackers. Add a second layer of crackers. Top with remaining pudding mixture. Finish with a final layer of graham crackers. Pour icing over top (heat in microwave for 20-30 seconds if needed). Refrigerate overnight.

Would you like to join me in the Joy challenge? Today just share about one person who brings you joy. (If you’re a subscriber remember to go to to do so.) I’ll have random giveaways for people who comment or subscribe during the forty days. And you never know when it could be you…  

About Holley

About Holley

Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author and Life Coach

I like humans, words, and good coffee. And I’d love to help you beat what’s holding you back, become all you’re created to be, and kick butt for the greater good.

Cheering you on,


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