Features & Fun Friday #4 ~ Top 5 Back to School Treats, Featured Blog: Pint Sized Baker, & Lazy Days of Summer

Happy Friday once again! As we rapidly approach the beginning of a new school year, I thought it would be fun to highlight a few treats to make the kiddos feel special as they get ready to head back to school. I hope your sweet tooth is primed, because I also have an awesome baking blog to share today. Are you ready for some sugar???

{Top 5 Round-Up ~ Back to School Sweet Treats for the Kiddos}

I honestly don’t know how we are already a week into August. Where has the summer gone? Where has the year gone?! Maybe whipping up one of these cute treats will help get my big boy excited about starting first grade while putting me in a back-to-school frame of mind…

Top 5 Back to School Treats | {Five Heart Home}

1.  Apple Pretzels, photo & recipe by Make Bake Celebrate

2.  Pencil Push-Up Pops, photo & recipe by Bakerella

3.  School Bus Cake, photo & recipe by Spoonful

4.  Twinkie Cupcakes, photo & recipe by The Domestic Rebel

5.  Squirmy Wormy Apples, photo & recipe by Brooke McLay via Babble

Click the links above to find out how to create these fabulous treats and pin them for future reference!

{Featured Blog: Pint Sized Baker}

Today I wanted to share with you a fantastic baking blog. If you love baking, if you love eating amazing desserts, and if you love browsing creative recipes and yummy food photography, you need to hop on over to Pint Sized Baker! On top of being fun and tasty, most of Karyn’s treats are also quick and easy. And if you like cake pops, she has some really impressive ones to emulate…

S’mores Cake Pops

S'Mores Cake Pops

Chocolate Chip Cookie Popcorn

Cookie Popcorn

Blueberry Cobbler for Two

Bluebery Cobbler for Two

Ice Cream Tacos

Ice Cream Tacos

Chocolate Babka

Chocolate Babka

Seriously…the next time you’re in need of a recipe for a sweet treat or impressive dessert, I encourage you to check out Pint Sized Baker. Just don’t blame me for the drool on your keyboard! And as always, thanks so much for clicking through to the original posts to pin any of these delectable recipes!

{Behind the Scenes at 5HH}

After the birthday party last weekend, we’ve had a pretty laid-back week trying to eke out every last bit of summer that we can. And what’s more summery than eating wedges of watermelon?

Watermelon_700pxNot to be left out of anything messy, the baby enjoyed some watermelon (and other random tidbits) of her own.


But it’s this child who’s a pro at keeping me on my toes. I walked into the playroom yesterday to this scene: a pile of couch cushions on the floor and the 3-year-old in Buzz Lightyear wings with a glint in his eye that conveyed every intention of jumping off the couch. For a child who knocked his front teeth loose three times in the span of two weeks not too long ago, I’m thinking this looked like a not-very-good idea. Sorry, kiddo, you’re busted…and Mama has the iPhone pic to prove it.


Thanks so much for stopping by, today and always! Enjoy your weekend!





  1. Ooh, Pint Sized Baker can send dessert my way any time! Everything looks SO good! And once again, your kids are SO adorable…must take after mama! 😉 Have a great weekend, friend!

    ~Abby =)

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