One of the things I love the most about the summer season, is all the fresh fruit! There’s nothing better than stopping by our local berry stands and having so much to choose from. If I had my choice, raspberries and blackberries would be at the top of my list, but really, it’s hard to go wrong. I’ve been thinking a lot lately about recipes and treats to share for the fourth of July. I still can’t believe it’s now just 10 days away! Since we usually host a small group for the 4th, and dessert is always on the menu…and I mean always, coming up with a festive treat has been at the top of my list.
Happy Wednesday you guys! I thought it would be fun to kick off the summer’s arrival with some sweet summer themed treats by Tiffany of Baking With Best.
Occasionally, I like to feature the lovely and talented bakers I’ve had the opportunity to collaborate with over on Instagram. You might recall me sharing Tiffany’s bow cookies here before, and this time around, she’s made some sweet summer themed cookies using cutters from my shop. Not only are they adorable, but they’re super fitting for summertime and also perfect for upcoming parties you might have in the works.
Happy weekend you guys! We’re on summer break starting Wednesday, and my brain is already in vacation mode. I’m so looking forward to slowing down our mornings and having more time to relax, and enjoy family. The mornings are without a doubt the most busy for us during the week and being honest I often resort to a handful of dry cereal, or half a banana before we rush out the door. I know this isn’t the best look, considering that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but you know how it goes! #momlife
One of the things we look forward to the most right now on the weekends is visiting our new home. The anticipation of the changes and the excitement of all the pieces coming together is incredibly thrilling! I feel like a kid on Christmas every time we pull into the driveway.
Over the last few months we’ve experiences some delays with our plumbing, so it was such a good feeling to stop by and see some visual progress last weekend!
Happy Friday!! I’m sure most of you are aware that today is National Doughnut Day, aka an excuse to eat donuts without any guilt, which I’m happily taking advantage of. Because summer seems to have made an early appearance here in the PNW, I’m honoring the sweet circular treat in a way that’s very fitting for our warm temps, by pairing them with ice cream!
Hope you guys are enjoying your long weekend. The weather has been chilly here but the sun is shining now, just in time for the holiday.
On Saturday I shared some rose and vanilla bean meringues I had made over on instagram. I actually made the meringues earlier last week but my first batch were undercooked and turned out horrible, which you may have seen over on snapchat! After a quick do over, and the proper amount of time in the oven, these crispy cookie delights baked up just right, and have been the perfect little treat to munch on over the holiday weekend!
A few weeks ago we celebrated my youngest daughter’s 4th birthday, Spring Kitten style and I’ve finally gotten around to editing the photos. With family here from out of town to help us party, she couldn’t have had a more purrfect day!
As many of you know, I truly enjoy planning and styling parties, so our celebration for her included plenty of handmade decorations and details. Starting with the kittenvites that I shared here last month.
Sunday brunching is better when there’s refreshing cocktails involved. Don’t you agree?! Although I’m a mimosa kind of gal at heart, I don’t mind switching up my drink of choice every now and again. With spring in full swing, and summer on the way, I’m highlighting some lovely flavors of the season with a quick and easy floral-citrus sangria, that will pair perfectly with your Sunday brunch favorites.
Happy Monday you guys! I hope you had a fab weekend! I’m totally feeling the Monday blues after such an eventful past week. I had family in town from California and a sweet kitten birthday celebration for my youngest who just turned 4. If you follow me on instagram, you’re already up to speed on all the pawty deets, but if not, here’s a little recap for you!
Happy Cinco de Mayo! Who else is celebrating with margaritas today?! Although I’m a lover of traditional margs (frozen and on the rocks) sometimes it’s nice to switch things up a bit, so I infused mine with Thatcher’s Organic Cucumber Liqueur and turned them into little popsicles for something a bit different!