Monday, April 4, 2011

Easter smores.... and a GIVEAWAY!

Last weekend we had a little tea party with our friend Teagen.
 Bakers delight hot cross buns.... traditional fruit, chocolate and mocha.....
The kids decided to get a little creative... and created a Easter smore.
How to make an Easter smore....

Take one yummy hot cross bun.... spread nutella {needs to be really thick ;) }.....
 Roast marshmallows {two at a time speeds things up}....
 Add lightly roasted marshmallow....
 And enjoy!
Yummy!
 Hot cross bun + nutella + M&M's = Miss 8's other creation.
Miss 6 loved the Easter smores.... they were finger licking good :D
  Do you like our Easter tree centrepiece?
It was very easy to make....
Step 1 - collect branches from your backyard and tie together.
Step 2 - spray with white paint.
Step 3 - While the paint is wet, sprinkle glitter.  I used a pearly coloured glitter... it looks so pretty.
Step 4 - add pretty Easter decorations.
MY FIRST GIVEAWAY
One lucky reader will win:
 A Morgan and Finch girl Easter Bunny
'Fair Dinkum' Aussie Easter book... includes sing-along CD {cheesy, but the kids love it}
Easter bunny ears hair clips.

Five lucky {Australian} readers will win:
A $5 Bakers Delight voucher to spend in store.
How to enter:Leave a comment below ..... What's your favourite Hot cross bun?  
Competition is open to everyone... as most of my readers are from USA or NZ.
However, the Bakers Delight vouchers can only be used in Australia.  If you live in Australia and want to be included in the separate draw to win a $5 Bakers Delight voucher... please say Australia in your comment and you will get an entry in both draws.
Competition closes Saturday 9th April @ 6pm {Australian time}
Love Nikki xx

Giveaway is closed {48 readers in the draw}.
I'll draw a winner tomorrow.
Good luck :)

48 comments:

Miss Becky-Boo said...

Nikki this looks fabulous, your amazing! xx

Homemom3 said...

You are so talented, I'm hooked on your blog now. :) Yes, I'd love to win....really wish I lived in Australia. But I'll settle for the rest, that bunny is so cute and my girls would love those ear clips. :) To be honest I've never had a hot cross bun, but the chocolate would definitely be something I would love. ;) I'm a sucker for chocolate. ;)

thatblogyoudo said...

Hey there! I'm In Australia, I love the chocolate hot cross buns, I think they are just Fab! Your easter centerpiece looks lovely! what a great idea!

Tracy said...

What delightful photos! I love the centerpiece!! I'd love to win. I'm from Australia, but I've already won a $5 voucher so someone else should get it. I used mine to buy choc chip hot cross buns (which were awesome, definitely my favourite!)
Came here from AMB and so glad I did :)

Anonymous said...

Count me in. My favourite hotcross buns are fruit. I'm from Brisbane.
Amanda G

Anonymous said...

Hi there, I love them all! - Letia (Aust)

Danielle said...

Well Done on your first give away :-) What a very talented lass you are . Job well done hun xxx

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Nikki, what a beautiful outside setting. You always do the neatest things with your kids. They will have the best fun memories. Those buns look wonderful and I love Nutella! That is the cutest bunny. What a sweet giveaway.

Karen said...

Hi Nikki! Thanks for stopping by my blog. Your ideas are inspiring. I'll be back again. Karen

Cathryn said...

Lovely! As a child, we always had hot-cross buns for Easter, but my kids have never liked them. However, I think if we made smores using your kids' recipe, they would eat them right up! BTW, I also like your idea of blogging on bargain-shopping. Thanks for sharing.

An Irish Italian Blessing said...

YOU ARE INCREDIBLE!! That get together is breathtaking! I am pretty sure a smores Hot Cross Buns would make me happier than I've ever been (and since I'm pregnant, I really want one right now) Fabulous pictures also!!

TRICIA said...

LOVE YOUR BLOG, IS FUN TO SEE YOU ENLJOYING THE SUNSHINE, I LIVE IN OREGON, USA AND IT HAS BEEN RAINING FOR THE PAST MONTH. HOPING WILL BE NICE BY EASTER SO WE CAN CELEBRATE OUTSIDE LIKE YOU ARE.

Anonymous said...

Linda from Yorba Linda

Your blog is getting better and better every day! I look forward to peeking into your lives. Such a beautiful world! And I just commented so you'd know I'm still one of your fans and no need to enter me in the draw!!

My Mummy Daze said...

I love your little Tea Party photos! The centrepiece you created is so simple but gorgeous!

I don't think my kids and I will be able to resist trying your Easter smores when we're camping this Easter!

shellyto4kids said...

wow - that is amazing and i am sure those kids (and you) will treasure those memories for ever! will definately be trying your hot cross bun, nutella, marshmallow recipe :)

my favourite is traditional - none of these new flavours beats them for me.

i live in australia :)

Jolene Humphry said...

Wow! What a beautiful blog! Your photo's and kids are divine! So very clever! I shall be back to get my daily dose of loveliness tomorrow!
My absolute favourite hot cross bun are the Bakers Delight chocolate ones, lightly toasted with oodles of butter, and cruncky peanut butter. It's a kind of 'snickers' hot cross bun affair!

rebecca scarinci said...

I love the choc chip hot cross buns...I put mine in microwave to heat them up and then put butter on them.

CrankyMum- said...

Looks great , I want to try hot cross buns , with nutella & M&M's now lol .

I love choc chip hot cross buns .

I'm in Australia

Casey said...

Firstly, what an amazing blog. So glad I found you (via aussiemummybloggers). I simply cannot believe people really create such beautiful settings outside of a magazine spread. I absolutely HAVE to try nutella and toasted marshmallows on Hot Cross Buns, it might even beat eating copious amounts of Red Tulip!
I must admit, until recently I preferred the traditional fruit Hot cross Buns but teh Bakers delight Mocha are AMAZING!!!! Yummm. So clearly I live in Australia. And I definitely frequent Bakers Delight more at Easter than any other time - I wonder why? Thank you for a great post!

Angela said...

I love your blog. I am a daily reader of this and newdressaday.com which is where I found a link to your blog. I love making my own clothes into other things for my 3 1/2 year old daughter. Keep the ideas coming.
my favorite hot cross buns are apple and cinnamon.

greenTXmom said...

I LOVE the idea of your blog!! Upcycled clothing rocks! And you are uber-talented....plus you take beautiful picutrs of your gorgeous kiddos. I am so happy to have found your blog, I will definitely be visiting again and I really wish I had a hot cross buns tasting at my house because I'v never had one! But I am thinking I would definitely dig the one with Nutella. :) I am following you back.

Dani said...

OHHH your site looks so fun! U found me on the UBP...I found you back! Let's be BLOGGY FRIENDS!!!

http://danirousseau.blogspot.com/

Sherry said...

Thanks for commenting on my blog! You take the most ridiculously beautiful photos. :)

I'd love to enter this contest. My favorite hot cross buns are the ones from the grocery store that my grandmother always bought. It's just not Easter without them now!

Cherie@DragonfliezCreationz said...

Such a lovely post. I was thinking about making some hot cross buns for Easter this year. I haven't made them since my girls were little. I love nutella spread on them. YUMM!
You found me and I am here now!
Your children are adorable.

Amanda @Mommymandy said...

Your blog is awesome. I can't wait to dig in and learn more! Your kids are beautiful as well.

Hoping over from the UBP!

I love any hot cross bun!

Samelia's Mum said...

I love the idea of an Easter tea. How wonderful! Those hot cross buns with nutella look totally delish and I have no doubt that my kids would love them too.

I love the mocha hot cross buns from Bakers Delight and the kids love the choc chips ones. Hubby doesn't like them at all - which means more for us :-)

BTW - I'm an Aussie

operationhotmother said...

Choc chip hot cross buns so yummy
Australia

Marina@EBMR said...

Hot cross buns with melted butter...oooooh yum!!

(Hopping over from UBP '11)
What a gorgeous tree and pics!

Kirst said...

Hi Nikki. I found you through AMB. Love you Blog! Can't wait to read more!
Kirst

Bernice said...

What a cute little tea party!

I've only ever had one (bite of) hot cross bun my entire life. I never realized there were different flavours! This is something I must try out. My son on the other hand, was having morning tea the other day with friends and apparently ate two whole buns. He said it tasted like raisin bread.

I'm new to Australia from Canada :)

Adelina Priddis said...

Awe, that looks like tons of fun! I've honestly never had a hot cross bun :( I think I'll have to go find a recipe now though and make some!

This Daddy said...

Hey, everything looks great Nikki. As far as the Hot cross buns, Im going to say Mocha. Our kids would probably love them with Nutella. Hope Orsens eye appt goes good too

mistyeiz said...

thanks for stopping by my blog!! love how u photograph. :) and ur ideas....my, my, my!! :D i'm in australis n just joined ABM. thanks for the giveaway n happy easter!!! o n i love fruit hot cross buns soaked in butter....YUM! lol :P

nellbe said...

I am gluten free so no yummy Bakers Delight hot cross buns for me :( My family however love the choc chip ones. We are Aussies :)

Amanda said...

I just love your work. It has inspired me to re-purpose clothes. I have never had a hot cross bun but I know I would love them with Nutella on them. Everything is better with Nutella. YUMMY.

Carol said...

My favorite hot cross bun?... the nursery rhyme :-) Sadly, I don't think I've ever had one, but they look yummy. I really enjoy your blog! Thanks.

makeitgiveit said...

Loving those creative hot cross bun recipes!! And beautiful giveaway too. I'd love to enter. I love that you've done such a great table setting for an outdoor party. I need to try this (might wiat for spring or summer though!) Thanks for visiting my blog too!

ottomania said...

Thanks for a chance to win

I love a toasteed hot cross bun withlashings of melted butter. Never thought to try them with nutella and marshmellos....have added them to teh shopping list.

Caz (The Truth About Mummy) said...

Wow - I am loving your beautiful photos!! I'm a traditionalist with my hot crossed buns - and I do so love them. I'm a new follower to - loving the look of your blog :O) Caz

Leimay said...
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Leimay said...

New Australian follower here

I love the traditional fruit hot cross buns, however i like the chocolate and the coffee flavoured ones (ok i'll be honest i'll take a hot cross bun anyway i can get one, is my favourite part of Easter!)

Love the idea of the smores, i have 2 extra children at my house this weekend and think this will be a great treat for us to have... will also be good to take away with us camping at Easter! Thanks

Norlin said...

I love the stuff you re-create! So talented! I love chocolate chip ones or the mocha hot cross buns. Enjoyed with some nice hot chocolate, cup of Earl Grey or coffee...making me drool now.

What a smart idea to turn the hot cross buns into smores!!

Kel-Bel said...

that party looks like so much fun, I'm sad to say I have never had a hot cross bun though now I'm feeling deprived and thinking I shall have to find some or make some. They look super yummy

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What fun! I think the ones with fruit are very popular here...I don't usually eat them, but I'm sure they're good! Thanks for the fun! ♥

Anonymous said...

Nikki-your blog has been an amazing inspiration to me. I will email you some of my creations. Please keep it up, it makes my morning and I love making the cute hair decorations.

Leonie said...

love the tea party setting - cute. So want to make one of those branch centre pieces!!!
I am gluten free, but have just found a yummy gluten free hot x bun!!

tartankiwi said...

Not sure of the time difference, but if its not too late I'd love to be included in your giveaway. Favourite flavour of hot cross buns is tradional (its the only type I've tasted) although I must admit that I just made hot cross buns for the first time and they were YUMMY! SOOOO much better than shop bought :-)

Smoochy said...

Oh man, I've just been dreaming about the hot cross buns...only to discover I'm to late for the draw!!!
I wish they sold them here...(usa)

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