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Three Years Later and Getting Hauter…

We can hardly believe it has been three years since the inception of Haute Apple Pie. This blog started as just a fun side project to share our recipes and ideas with our friends and has grown into more than we ever could have imagined. To celebrate our third blogversary, we have some Haute Apple Pie superlatives for you, with links to some of our best, favorite and most popular posts!

Thanks to all of you for reading this little corner of the world-wide web. We appreciate you stopping by and letting us host this three-year long party.

And now, the moment you’ve all been waiting for…

Most Pinned
This post tops the charts as our most viewed post of all time, mostly thanks to your favorite addiction and mine, Pinterest.

Slow Cooker Beef Brisket over Garlic Parmesan Mash

Best Rehab
Who doesn’t want to make something old, look something new? Katie’s dresser rehab ranks #2 in the blog life traffic list.
{How to} Refinish a Dresser

How to Refinish Wood Furniture

Best Breakfast
We are not Nutella shy here at Haute Apple Pie. Anne’s French toast hit everyone’s morning sweet tooth.
Orange Scented French Toast with Nutella

The most popular meal posts include:

Best BBQ
The Perfect Bratwurst
Best Dinner
Chicken and Spinach Stuffed Pasta Shells
Best Dessert
Chocolate Guinness Cake with Bailey’s Cream Cheese Frosting
Best Snack
The Art of Toddler Food: Veggie Dip

We’ve also found that our HAP readers are wild about parties! It seems we have quite the following of haute hostesses. Here are the winners in the party category:

Best Kid’s Party
Anne threw this adorable camping inspired birthday party for Isla’s 2nd birthday, complete with bug juice and s’mores.
Campfire Birthday Party

S'more birthday party favors

Best Baby Shower
The ladies collectively honored Stef with the adorable safari themed baby shower. Who doesn’t love a good candy bar!
Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh My! Baby Shower

Safari Candy BuffetBest Bridal Shower
Stef’s lemonade shower for her cousin’s wife was much more sweet than sour!
Summertime Lemonade Shower

Other parties topping the charts:

Inspiration for a Peter Rabbit Baby Shower
Pink and Brown Ladybug Party
Sugar and Spice and Everything Nice Baby Shower

We can’t forget about our do-it-yourselfers!

Katie’s DIY tie onesie rounds out at our third most popular post of all time! Consider making one of these for the little man in your life:
DIY Necktie Onesie

tie baby onesie patternOther projects to consider:

Fall Berry Wreath
Window Chalkboard

It has been a great three years and we cannot wait to see what the next three have in store. Thanks for reading!

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Campfire Birthday Party

campfire birthday partyMy sweet little girl turned 2 last week!  She has recently fallen in love with messy, gooey smores, so we decided to throw her a campfire birthday party.

campfire birthday invitationThe adorable red invitations were created by fellow HAP blogger, Stef and set the tone for the fun, outdoor party. The invitations can be ordered here in her Etsy shop, Morning Star Designs.

kids birthday party bug juice

Guests were served “bug Juice” in mini canteens adorned with name tags.

We snacked on all of Isla’s favorite foods!  Jagged cut wood signs painted with black paint were used as food tags.

owl birthday tshirt

The birthday girl wore an adorable personalized pink and red raglan tee created by Jamie at Sweet 3 leaf prints.

S'more cupcakesInstead of cake, we treated ourselves to smore cupcakes: devils food cake topped with marshmallow butter cream and topped with Hershey squares and mini graham crackers.

No campfire birthday party would be complete without a smore buffet!  My favorite combination?  Peanut butter cup smore on chocolate graham crackers with marshmallow fluff.

A red bandana banner created by Andrea at Where the Green Grass Grows hung above the food table.

S'more birthday party favorsAs party favors, guests were asked to take a “smore for later.”  The cellophane bags were tied with jute and a tag also created by Stef.

campfire party favorsAll the kids left with bandana knapsacks filled with treats and small toys.

happy trails bandana birthday favors

Happy birthday Miss Isla!

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