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End of Summer Party!!

August is coming to a close and soon Autumn will be here blowing its cool winds and shorter days our way. We decided to seize the moment and have one last blow out summer party. We have a projector and the new Avengers just came out on Blu-ray so the kids wanted to have a movie night outdoors so they could lounge with friends in the grass and play on the swing set while watching a movie.

I wanted to do some fun and delicious treats so I did a little Pinterest stalking and found this incredible Italian Soda bar for an outdoor movie night at Thirty Handmade Days. Mique, the blogs creator has some incredible ideas for a low-budget fantastic movie night. I am so excited to set up my own Italian Soda bar. My kids have Dairy Allergies so we made sure to purchase only dairy-free creamer for our soda bar. There are so many different flavors and types you can choose from, and the texture and taste wasn’t any different than the full dairy.

We even barbecued for the event, Italian sausage to keep with the theme! Our kids and their friends had a great night, evidenced by the way they fell asleep at the end of the movie still seated in their pillow pit they had created. I hope your summer ends on a similarly great note.

Red, White, and Blue: 4th of July Desserts

Fourth of July is one of my favorite holidays. I love the fireworks, the warm summer sun, the cool night, and the beautiful fireworks. I love to have a little something sweet to complete the delicious summer meal we all enjoy. So I was very excited to come across this sweet and simple red, white and blue themed 4th of July dessert.

Thank you to Two Sister’s for such a delicious and simple treat to complete my meal plan today. You can find this incredible recipe on the Two Sister’s site. It may very quickly become my favorite summer treat. Strawberry Shortcake is almost always a crowd pleaser, especially in a household filled with strawberry lovers like ours. So it only makes sense to create this delicious homemade update perfect for the holiday.

4th of July dessert

I hope that you and your family have a special and safe fourth of July. We will have a very sweet one with the help of Two Sister’s special treat!

Christmas Dessert: Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cheesecake

This year it is my turn to make dessert. I am a HUGE fan of sweets. I love to make fun desserts that my family can try. This year I wanted to try something different, and I was totally feeling cheesecake. So I scoured Pinterest for some delicious ideas and found this great one from Oregon Transplant.

Oregon Transplant Jessica has a fun bog with lots of great tutorials and recipes. This one for Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Cheesecake was screaming my name. Made with Oreos, salted caramel, and chocolate chips is a very decadent cheesecake perfect for the holidays.

Christmas dessert

It is actually not that hard to make, and it makes the perfect elaborate looking dessert perfect for a holiday photo. Jessica made it for a birthday cake, which is also the perfect occasion. The cheesecake can be made ahead of time or prepared the day off. We made it ahead of time since we want it for Christmas day but I do not want to be baking that day.

A friend suggested changing up the flavors by choosing different flavors of Oreos. They make so many different ones now you could make lots of different versions of this cake by switching out original for red velvet or mint! We hope you enjoy whatever Christmas dessert you have on Christmas day!