Monday, May 7, 2012

Food and features

My brain isn't functioning so well right now. Little Miss has been ill and that means she's not sleeping.  I'm in that mom haze today.

Then, I decided it wasn't that hot so I should totally finish putting in the garden. At 330 p.m. In Alabama.

Like I said, my brain isn't functioning too well at the moment.

I can't complete a coherent segue between being sick and what I really wanted to share today:

Remember that free dresser I scored and repainted?

It's been featured as the most clicked link at Domestically Speaking's Power of Paint Party this week! I seriously didn't love the project but the feedback on it has been so positive.

It was also featured on the Shady Porch's Porch Parade!

Oh and on

White Lights on Wednesday    And Radcrafter. And Drab to Fab

The only real criticism I have of the feedback is that most people who are looking at it, the colors are off on your monitors! seriously LOL It's a bright sunny yellow and a dark GREY, not blue. I guess it does have some blue undertones, but it's not blue ;)

In celebration of having my being featured on a project, we need to break out the Nutella.  In case you didn't know, Nutella isn't healthy. It's sin in a jar. But if you bought Nutella between January 1. 2008 and  February 3, 2012, you can file as part of class action suit.  I plan to use my claim money to buy more Nutella.

Meanwhile, my new favorite Nutella dessert is Nutella Strawberry Shortcake.

Yeah. I know, right?

This recipe isn't rocket science. But it is an explosion of flavor. Chocolatey, sweet,'s all there. And, you can make a little or a lot. No real measuring needed.

Nutella Strawberry Shortcake

1 jar nutella
1 small poundcake
8-10 strawberries, sliced then sprinkled with sugar
Whipped Topping

Smother Nutella on your shortcake, pound cake, angel food cake...whatever your chosen delivery method for the Nutella. Then top with strawberries that have been sprinkled with sugar. Add whipped topping.


Linked up at these great parties

Beautify it Mondays  **  Overflowing with Creativity   ** Skip to my Lou  **  Addicted to Recipes  **
Mop it up mondays  ** Show me What you Got  ** Party with my Peeps  ** Tuesdays Treasures
Tell Me Tuesdays **  Meet Me Mondays ** The Gunny Sack  ** Get Outta My Head
Simply Sensational Tuesdays  ** Serendipity & Spice  **CowGirl it Up ** Tuesday Time Out
A Round Tuit  ** Funky Polka Dot Giraffe **  Raising 4 Princesses   ** Uncommonly Yours

Handmade By You     ** Handy Man, Crafty Woman   **  Jillify It  ** Junk in Their Trunk 
Whimsey Wednesdays  **What's Cooking Wednesday **Wednesdays Whatsits  **
Thrifty Thursdays  ** I gotta Create  ** Mom Time Out **52 Mantles   ** Get your brag on  **
Transformation Thursday  ** A bowl full of lemons  ** Creative Thursday  **Pin'inspiration Thursdays **
FEathered Nest Fridays  **  Shine on Fridays **  Happy Hour Projects  ** Flaunt it Fridays **
Kitchen Fun with my 3 sons ** Days of Chalk and Chocolate **  Drab to Fab **Mrs. Hines Class **Blissful & Domestic **

Tuesday To Do Party

The DIY Dreamer
Somewhat Simple


  1. You found my vice. NUTELLA!! I always go for the nutella strawberry conbo when I get crepes.. so adding it poundcake sounds delightful! And on that note have you tried that Biscoff spread? Even more unhealthy and delicious!

    Congrats on most clicked feature! way to go!

  2. Nutella Strawberry Shortcake?! I'm in LOVE! I might be going to buy all ingredients ASAP (except the Nutella, I always have that on hand!)

    How exciting that your transformed dresser is getting so much buzz! It really looks great with that zig zag pattern :)

  3. Ooohh..Nutella! Sounds great!

  4. Any recipe with Nutella in the name has got to be good! Thanks for sharing this yummy recipe. Can't wait to try it!

  5. Congrats on all your features! It really was a terrific project and you sure deserve some kudos!!

  6. Looks super yummy! My kids love anything with fresh strawberries :)
    Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday this week. I can't wait to see what you link up next week. Have a wonderful weekend.


  7. Oh ho! How yummy!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  8. This dessert sounds like a real treat! I'm going to have to try it. Thanks for linking up!

    Sharon @ mrs. hines class

  9. That will bring you out of a haze!! Yum. Thanks so much for linking up at I Gotta Create! <3 Christina

  10. Nutella + Strawberries = YUMMY!!!

    It looks so wonderful!!!! I can't wait for strawberry season!!

    Thanks so very much for sharing at The DIY Dreamer... From Dream To Reality!!

  11. Holy moly that looks amazing! And don't you tell me Nutella isn't healthy!! I'm shocked ;) Nothing that good ever is...Thanks so much for sharing at Mom On Timeout!


  12. Everyone's monitors can't be off. Maybe it's your horrible pictures.


Thanks and have a great day!