Woodland / Outdoor Baby Shower

My daughter had another shower yesterday with the same woodland / lodge / outdoor them that she has in her nursery.  Her husbands overalls and plaid shirt from when he was born, was used as part of  the decorations.  

There was also a marshmallow tree to go with the chocolate fountain.



Grown Up Smores

Though I like the taste of smores, I never make them.  The chocolate doesn’t melt like I want it too and my marshmallows always catch on fire.  And if you are making them over a campfire then you are going to have goo everywhere.  Or maybe I’m just messy !
 I have been eating marshmallow cream on my graham crackers since I was a kid. (I also have a friend who eats it on Ritz crackers ) I usually don’t even bother with the top cracker, I just smear it on one side and eat it but the other day I decided I wanted chocolate so I went to my pantry. 
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When I opened the door, I spied a jar of Nutella…BINGO !  I knew I had hit the jackpot because I love Nutella.  I guess this isn’t really a recipe so much as a combination of three delicious treats smushed together.  (graham crackers, marshmallow cream, and Nutella)
You can read the entire post HERE on my country living site SWEET SOUTHERN BLUE.


Peanut Butter Frosted Brownie Stacks

Peanut Butter Frosted Brownie Stack

I was craving peanut butter and chocolate and unfortunately I didn’t have any Reese’s peanut butter cups in the house. Digging around in the pantry, I noticed that I had a box of brownie mix.  Chocolate problem solved…now for the peanut butter part.  A little peanut butter, powdered sugar, and butter and viola…..Peanut Butter Frosted Brownie Stack is born.

If you would like to give this recipe a try, check out the link HERE.


Old Fashioned Buttermilk Pie

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Visiting family and friends during the holidays means good times, great food, and pecan or buttermilk pie (or both if your lucky).  It’s an old southern recipe and is a staple at many Thanksgiving or Christmas dinners.  I usually make two pies each time I bake, serving one and popping the other one in the freezer.  You can take it out ahead of time and let it thaw or if you are in a hurry, put it in the oven on low heat (around 170 degrees)  while you get ready.

You can find the recipe for this pie HERE.



Do you need a cute and inexpensive thank you gifts?  How about these adorable flower pots?

I purchased these tiny terra cotta flower pots from Dollar Tree for 3/$1.  I painted the bottom half in chalkboard paint (already had the paint from previous project - Hidden Door Shelving) and found the tiny water sauers on clearance at Walmart for 10¢ each.  The plants came from my mothers yard so they were FREE !