Baby Shower Set Up

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My car was loaded this weekend (2nd trip) with baby shower stuff.  The shower is next weekend and little Miss Ellie Grayce will be here in just a couple of months!!  So much F.U.N.!

Some Friday F.U.N.

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Breaking in the new bar with friends!

Belley was here for the weekend and this is Simone – Chip & Meg’s granddaughter.

Getting dark . . . time to break out the s’mores!

Good job on the fire pit Chippey!!

Happy Anniversary!!

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Happy 3rd Anniversary to my daughter & my son-in-law!!  What a F.U.N. day that was indeed!  So much fun with family and friends.  Now, 3 years later they are expecting their 1st baby!!  Many blessings to you guys as your new adventure begins!! xoxo

WOW Me Wednesday! Early

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We’ve decided on a Brunch for Amie’s baby shower.  Part of the menu will be my “Chocolate Croissants” (https://tinyurl.com/y8alpu8d) and then I found this recipe for “Lemon Cheesecake Croissants”!  I did a test run on Sunday . . . and if you like lemon . . . you’ll love these!!!!  Needless to say – both flavors of croissants will be attending the baby shower, lol.  Who can choose between chocolate or lemon?!?!  Here’s the recipe:

Ingredients

Rolls

  • 1 package 8 count refrigerated crescent rolls
  • 4 oz. cream cheese cold
  • 2 Tbsp. granulated sugar
  • 1/4 tsp. lemon extract (maybe a tad more – taste & adjust to you’re liking)
  • zest of 1/2 lemon

Glaze

  • 1 c. powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • zest of 1/2 lemon 

Instructions

  1. In a medium mixing bowl, combine cream cheese, granulated sugar, lemon extract, and lemon zest.
  2. Beat on medium-high speed until mixture comes together.
  3. Unroll crescent roll dough into triangles; spoon cream cheese filling onto wider end of each triangle.
  4. Gently roll the dough, starting with the wider end and tucking the corners, into crescent shapes. (make sure the ends are closed)
  5. Place 2 inches apart on a lightly greased or parchment – lined baking sheet.
  6. Bake at 375 degrees for 12-14 minutes or until golden brown.
  7. Let rolls cool on a wire rack.
  8. Once cool, prepare glaze by combining all ingredients until smooth.
  9. Drizzle glaze evenly over rolls.

I found the recipe on Pinterest . . . here’s the link https://tinyurl.com/yd7slzws

Checkers – Done!

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We’ve had several storms blow through lately so time for some inside projects.  I worked on the checkers for the outdoor kitchen/bar over the weekend.

Just used some acrylic craft paints and some Mod Podge.  I was going to clear coat them and thought about using the Mod Podge instead due to it’s like glue and I thought it might help keep the bark on . . . we’ll see.

And yep . . . the “crown” side of my checkers are “swans”!

(I can hear you gasping & imagine you have chill bumps Marsha! LOL)

Kitchen/Bar – Done!

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Done! Well technically I have to seal the grout & add some caulk.  I realized I didn’t take pics of the back sooo that’s still coming.  Those are the vintage bar stools I bought last year and redid. https://gettinmycountryon.com/2017/07/27/vintage-bar-stools-redo/

Grouted and all the paint touched up!

Yep! That’s a checkerboard!! Between the 2×2 tile checkerboard and the 4×8 tiles – I didn’t have to cut ANY tiles and that was the plan!

And those are my left over Aspen tree branches!!  Next project – I need to paint the checkers!