Thursday, October 14, 2010

Willow House Wed. was obviously interrupted!

so I will bring that to you today instead....a grandbaby trumps Willow House ANYDAY, right???  Thanks for all your congratulations messages and for joining in and sharing my joy!!
I am praying today because they make the transition from hospital to home today.  They have two large dogs, and bringing the baby home will be BIG news to them. Here's what Heather's mom did, which was a fabulous idea!  She visited the hospital and brought home some clothing that baby Catherine had worn, and took it home to  let the dogs sniff it, and then put it in the baby swing so they could get used to it before the baby comes home....isn't that a great idea???

Oh, well, on to Willow House Weekly (on Thursday ) this week!  I wanted to let you know of a sale that we are having for October, which can be seen on my webpage....southerninspiration.willowhouse.com!  It is October Bonus Days here at Willow House!  We have a dozen or so products that are 25% off!  Here's a sneak peek:

For our regular customer special, which is if you buy merchandise worth 39.96 or more, then you can take a product valued up to $40 (reg. price) for half price; in October, the bonus is that if you spend 59.96, you can take a product valued at $60 (reg. price) or less for half off! Sweet deal, isn't it?
And remember that we now have an eOutlet to shop from as well.....your Christmas shopping can begin right now! If you decide to order, please put my name in the hostess field when checking out, if you don't mind.
Here's a picture of an idea for the Roxy Cheeseboard....put a vinyl message on the board and give it as a gift or hang it on the kitchen wall......
At the Willow House Convention, in our Product Showcase, the took the Jolly Christmas Runner and used it to make a window treatment for the kitchen....isn't that adorable?  And the stockings that match it hang nearby!
Are YOU looking forward to decorating for Christmas???

So I will leave you with a tip and a recipe for this edition of Willow House weekly!
The tip of the day: Have you heard about.....www.fancyflours.com-a vast emporium of cookie cutters (per Real Simple magazine), toppers and gift packaging will inspire even nonbakers to turn on the oven!  Not a cook, how about wrapitup-enter your gift box's measurements and find out how much paper and ribbon you'll really per present! Even has step by step tutorials for non-wrappers...not rappers, wrappers!

and so I leave you with a recipe for that first nippy evening

S'mores Hot Chocolate (found in Southern Lady Holidays magazine)
2 c. heavy whipping cream
1 (4oz) bar semisweet chocolate, chopped
4 cups milk
1/4 c. sugar
1 T. vanilla extract
1 (8oz) container frozen nondairy whipped topping, thawed
1 (7oz) jar marshmallow creme
1 cup graham cracker crumbs
Garnish: crushed graham crackers, chocolate shavings

In a large saucepan, combine cream and chocolate over medium heat, whisking constantly, until chocolate is melted.  Add milk, sugar and vanilla, whisking until smooth.  Bring to a simmer, stirring frequently; do not boil.
In a medium bowl, combine whipped topping and marshmallow creme.  Beat at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy.  Add graham cracker crumbs, beating until well combined.  Spoon or pipe cream mixture on top of hot chocolate.  Top with additional crushed graham crackers and chocolate shavings, if desired.
Doesn't this sound like a fun dessert????  Enjoy!

7 comments:

Kim said...

Oh Suzanne! Looking at that sweet little baby makes me so excited to have mine! I love her name and I can't believe how amazing her mother looks after just giving birth. I promise you there won't be any pix of me for a long time!
Someone just told me about the idea to bring something home from the hospital with my baby's scent for my dog before I bring him home. I wouldn't have known!
Congrats!
xoxo,
Kim

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April said...

Hi Suzanne!
Can I just say that your grandbaby is the sweetest little thing I've seen in a very long time! Your heart must be overflowing with love and pride! So happy for you! I absolutely love that you're going to be called "Peaches"! What a perfect name!

Miss Char said...

Heather's mama's idea is a great one, smart cookie.

I just can't think about Christmas yet, heck I'm still trying to pull out the fall stuff. Talk about being out of the loop.

Thanks for the Willow House post, I do look forward to them.

FrouFrouBritches said...

I could just totally move into that kitchen. I looooove it! I'm totally making that hot chocolate for my kids as soon as it cools off. They love hot chocolate and they love smores. I'm sure it'll be a hit!

Marla @ Always Nesting said...

Of course the new baby trumps anything else!! Babies always come first.

Decorating??? Manana, manana.

Corners of My Life said...

I would love to make a cup of S'mores Hot Chocolate and look at baby pictures. Congratulations!