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“S’more Me”, a New Display, and Home and Family Friday


This was my invitation to my family, that I displayed on the dinner table last night. They happily accepted.


When the marshmallows are ready my kids like to say, “S’more Me!” That’s kid-talk for, “Get my marshmallows and chocolate ready! Here I come!”

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As a teacher, I’m always encouraging my students to think like writers. We push them to find something typical and think, “Hey, I could write about this.” Since I’ve started blogging, I am finding that I’m starting to think like a blogger. Writing isn’t my favorite aspect of blogging, but when I see something typical that catches my eye I think, “Hey, that would be a great project to blog about or photograph.” The other day I was leaving my eye doctor and spotted a florist/gift shop. In the window were three apothecary jars, each jar filled with a different s’more ingredient. My first thought was, “Oh, I wish I had my camera.” It was such a cool display and the jars were absolutely HUGE. My second thought was, “Inspiration strikes in strange places (like leaving the eye doctor). You just have to keep your eyes open and think like a blogger.”

I knew I wanted to make something similar, although on a MUCH smaller scale. Shopping at the Goodwill this week, I spotted the top of a cheese dome. You know, those cheese domes that are all over Bloggerville. I think everyone has a totally cute project they have made out of a 70’s cheese dome, a candle stick, and a little spray paint. I reallllly wanted to make one of these too because they are so adorable. Well, I could only find the top of the cheese dome. As I was driving home I remembered that I had a small Martha Stewart glass cake stand that might be the perfect size. It was!


I was racking my brain, trying to think of something that I wanted to display in my new treasure. I didn’t want to go out and buy anything new and I really didn’t have anything terrific to display. Then I remembered the apothecary jars from the day of the eye doctor visit. Oh, I could hardly wait!

Happy Mommy! Happy kids! Happy Ending!

How about you? What have you been up to this week around your home or with your family?

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The Comments

  • Nancy
    July 15, 2010

    What a cleaver Idea! I know what you mean about finding your inspiration…it does come sometimes in strange ways! Nancy

  • Happier Than a Pig in Mud
    July 15, 2010

    Looks yummy to me!

  • Sherry @ No Minimalist Here
    July 16, 2010

    What could be better than a s'more? I know your kids were excited about this cloche!
    Hugs, Sherry

  • Decorchick!
    July 16, 2010

    That looks great!! Saw your link on Marty's site. Now if I could just quit looking at them all I could finish my post and link it up! haha

  • Olive Cooper
    July 16, 2010

    Yum-o. It is a lovely cloche. Well done.


  • Cathy~Mille Fleur
    July 16, 2010

    I am coming to your house! My daughter loves s'mores so much I roast the marshmallows for her over the stove;)! What a darling display in your cloche!


  • Shelia
    July 16, 2010

    Oh, this is so cute! I'm coming over!
    Be a sweetie,
    shelia πŸ˜‰

  • Leanne
    July 16, 2010

    That is so cute. What a fun way to display a fun dessert. I think I could have S'mores every night. Thanks for hosting! Have a great weekend!

  • Allison
    July 16, 2010

    So cute! I love s'mores and that is such a fun way to display all the ingredients!

  • HoosierHomemade
    July 16, 2010

    How cute! I'm on the look out for a cheese dome now πŸ™‚
    Thanks for hosting!

  • Clean Mama
    July 16, 2010

    Love that idea! Thanks for hosting!

  • Wsprsweetly Of Cottages
    July 16, 2010

    Nothing is better than making a smore…and just as exciting is to see the makings under a lovely cloche dome. πŸ™‚ It maketh me smile! BIG!

  • Swainston Vinyl & Dezign
    July 16, 2010

    Cute Stuff! I'm following via theshabbynest


  • Stacey
    July 16, 2010

    What an adorable idea! We love to make smores in the oven – the cheater way but easy and delicious.

    I can just picture the three huge apothecaries with smores ingredients in each. Great idea!

  • Francie of The Scented Cottage
    July 16, 2010

    The cheese domes are great for display and fortunately you can find them for very little $$. I love what you display in yours, makes me want S'More. :))

  • Lori@ Paisley Passions
    July 16, 2010

    Great ideas! Thanks for hosting another party πŸ™‚

  • marty (A Stroll Thru Life)
    July 16, 2010

    Now this is the cutest idea ever. Love smores and under a cloche all the fixings look extra special. Great fun and so creative. Thanks so much for joining the party. Hugs, Marty

  • sewingseeds4U
    July 16, 2010

    What an adorable idea. I bet your kids were thrilled, I know I would have been. Very creative, bloggerette thinking! Have a fun weekend, Patty

  • imaginationlane
    July 16, 2010

    Oh, yummy…I haven't had one of those for ages now that my kids are all grown up! How pretty having the fixings displayed in a cloche..very clever..and tasty! I think I'll just have to surprise my guys with a different dessert when they come to dinner this weekend. Thanks for the inspiration…


  • someplace in thyme
    July 16, 2010

    You are such a tease, my mouth is watering, I can smell the ooey, gooey mashmellows and chocolate. I want some right now. Beautiful post, Char

  • Kim @ Starshine Chic
    July 16, 2010

    I love it!! Such a great idea & yours turned out fabulous.

  • Lori
    July 16, 2010

    Perfect cloche with the black and white bow! Finishing touch.

  • Yellow Rose Arbor
    July 16, 2010

    Oh, so cute!! I love S'Mores! Yum!


  • Kim @ Savvy Southern Style
    July 17, 2010

    I love your smores in the cloche idea. I love smores. They are so good. When we can't make them outside I do it in the microwave.

  • Rachel
    July 18, 2010

    Love the idea of keeping the smore ingredients protected! In Florida, where I am… marshmallows MELT as soon as you bring them outside!
    Thanks for sharing!

  • Le Chateau des fleurs
    July 19, 2010

    Love the cloche! Love smores! How fun! You even have a fire pit!

  • Jessa Irene (Holiday-Haven)
    July 19, 2010

    This is such an amazing idea, so very cute and what a fun for the family!!

  • Lisa
    July 19, 2010

    Cute idea! We actually just bought a fire pit so we've been trying to spend some nights outside making smores. The last week was WAY too hot but hopefully we can do it again this week if it cools off.

  • Its A Blog Party
    July 21, 2010

    What a great idea! I love it!
    Thanks for linking up!