Saturday, August 10, 2019

Celebrate with the Hedgehogs ~ National S'mores Day

Come celebrate with the hedghogs for
National S'mores Day!

Summer isn't summer without s'mores!
I'm long retired from my days in an elementary classroom,
but if I were still teaching, I'd have a small teepee set up
for a quiet reading spot that would include a couple of these big, soft pillows fom MacKenzie-Childs.  
I predict such a reading corner would be in high demand for those students looking for some quiet solitude.  

Sadie doesn't read, 

but she agrees this cute MacKenzie-Childs pillow is a 
perfect soft addition for lounging.

It was also the springboard for setting a dessert tray to 
celebrate the day with s'mores and an afternoon cup of expresso.

Too hot for a campfire, so I'm serving these delicious bites
 of chocolate with roasted marshmallows ~ S'mores Tiny Pies.

Do you see those cute little hedgehogs?
Chocolate is toxic to dogs, so
I added a safe little treat for our Sadie girl.
Trader Joe's Organic Honey Hedgehog Cookies
are for people, but a bite or two is safe for Sadie.

The petite cup and saucer was a antique shop find  
last fall when I visited Kansas City.
It's the perfect size for an expresso, but mostly it was the rim of words that name different animals that intrigued me.
This teacher loving heart couldn't resist it!

S'mores is the contraction of "some more"!
As a young  Girl Scout, camping always ended 
with these gooey chocolate treats.
As an adult, campfires are no longer a frequent occurance 
in my life, but I never turn down a chance to indulge 
in a s'more of any variety.

S'mores Tiny Pies, 
chocolate custard baked in a graham cracker crust and topped with homemade marshmallows roasted to perfection.

What is your favorite way to eat s'mores?

Congratulations to Kitty @ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen,
the winner of our Starbucks Besties Gift Card.
Thank you to all who visited and left a comment on 
Fun in the Sun with Miss Merri Mac.
If you missed the post, you can read it here.


The summer we married, my husband was in graduate school, and I was employed as a teacher. We took a portion of our savings that summer and purchased a sailboat. We christened our Catalina 22, “Hyacinths For The Soul” after Saadi’s poem. Our "Hyacinths" provided years of pleasure.


  1. What a lovely post. The hedge hogs are darlings. You have quite the collection dear Sarah. I bet all is fabulous to see in person. Sadie is a cutie and fits in everywhere. So glad she got her own treat, no chocolate..... The cup and saucer is so cute. Of course the stacked teapot is lovely. Congrats to Kitty on winning. Happy weekend.

  2. I so love this post, and want a taste of those tiny s’mores pies, Sarah! Sadie is so cute and I know she loves her own treats from Trader Joe’s. I can’t believe I won the Starbucks Besties gift card!! Thank you so much. I am thrilled!

  3. Too cute and creative Sarah! Love the adorable hedgehogs roasting marshmallows on your pillow and delicious mini s’mores pies to the MKC stacked teapot and cup! Glad that Sadie can indulge in a mini hedgehog cookie too. Congratulations to Kitty! Happy Sunday. ♥

  4. Oh Sarah, this is a darling post! I haven't had a s'mores in a very long time so you have me thinking about what to do about it! What an adorable MC pillow and Miss Sadie looks very comfortable snuggled in for the evening with the hedgehogs! Such a creative set-up with the tray and petite cup and saucer and stacked teapot, love that. Those mini pies, wishing I had one now to go with my coffee. I've been missing your "feast for the eyes" posts so this was a treat in my mailbox this morning. Have a wonderful day sweet friend.

  5. Charming! As soon as Isaw the pillow♥Perfect for you!

  6. Wonderful photos!

    This post was comfort food in a blogpost kind of way. :)

    I noticed the black cherry by the teacup....looks yummy!

  7. What a cute pillow, and I love the idea of a tent for a reading nook! Sadie is soo adorable! I did love s'mores as a girl scout but these days I don't like marshmallows, but I'm all about the chocolate! Such a sweet fun post and adorable vignette! Congrats to Kitty I know she's thrilled!

  8. The hedgehog pillow is adorable and who doesn't love s'mores?

  9. Sarah, those tiny s'more pies look so delicious! Congrats to Kitty!

  10. Dearest Sarah,
    What a lovely setting is that for National S'mores day!
    Love your sweet Sadie girl.

  11. Sarah, I love your idea of a tepee as a reading nook, children would love that! Sigh...espresso and petite s’mores pies along with the darling hedgehog pillow make a lovely presentation! Have a wonderful week!

  12. Your pillows are so sweet - Lulu likes to lay right next to the pillows on the bed and window seat.

    I haven't had S'mores in years despite loving them. Your pics make me want to make some.

    I don't know if you follow My100yearoldhome on Instagram. She shared a recipe for her homemade marshmallows which she says are so easy to make and they look delicious.

  13. so adorable Sarah, I just love Hedgehogs! such a fun motif with the pillows and pottery. totally yummy looking pies, so much more to enjoy than just a regular S'more! thanks for linking up for our first party!

  14. Sounds tasty to me -- and you make it so very cute!

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  16. OMG, I love that hedgehog pillow. You have so many beautiful MacKenzie-Childs pieces. I love her stuff, but I only have a few pieces. Congrats, you are being featured at Over The Moon Linky Party.


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