Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Whatever you are be a good one. ~Abraham Lincoln

I find it amusing how much my readers enjoy my post cards. They probably get the most comments of any other post. The other day my friend pointed out how much I talk to random things, after I had said, "Dear Coffee Pot, Please be a little quieter while brewing." I told him to please stop listening in on my conversations with inanimate objects. It's perfectly normal to talk to items around the house, and it's important to address them, so they know exactly who you are talking to.


Monday, June 20, 2011

Kim + Craig {Wedding Day Preview}

 Kim's mom brought her shoes from when she was a baby. I love it.

The flower girls were extra adorable!

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Kim & Craig - Thank you so much for letting Cherish and I photograph your special day. It was beyond beautiful. Every detail was perfect, and the day was gorgeous. I pray that your marriage is blessed with happiness and peace. You two truly are wonderful people.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

"Blueberries is one of the great forces o'good in the world." -James A. Turner

Last week my soon-to-be-sister-in-law offered me some chocolate covered blueberries. After one taste, I was hooked. She found them at Costco. (Isn't it amazing the things you can find at Costco?) I decided that I could make my own version, so I did, and now you can too if you follow the steps below.

1. Grab a bag of frozen blueberries and some dipping chocolate. (Melted chocolate chips works too, I'm sure.) You'll also need wax paper, but some people use aluminum foil because they don't have wax paper at their house. I might fit into that category. P.S. I dipped my blueberries frozen.

2. As tempting as it is, do not eat the chocolate straight up. It needs to be saved for the blueberries.

 3. Dip the blueberries in the chocolate and leave them on the foil or wax paper or plate or whatever to set. If you're fancy like my momma, then you have a cool dipping tool that helps keep things neat and clean. If you're like me, just throw some blueberries in the chocolate and fish them out with a spoon. The key is to use your fingers so that you have chocolate that will need to be licked off later - AFTER dipping of course because otherwise it would get germy.

4. Let them sit until they are set. I put mine in the fridge, and then put them in a tupperware container and stored them in the freezer.

5. Enjoy! I took these to volleyball last week and everyone loved them. Personally, I like them better than chocolate covered strawberries, but I think that's because I like strawberries plain.


Tuesday, June 14, 2011

"All you need in life is a garden and a good library." -Unknown

It's June 14th, and I just got around to planting my garden today. It's about 6 weeks after the intended time to plant, but you know what they say, when in Rome! Okay, that doesn't apply at all, but I'm trying to be some what funny.

 This year my dad made me raised garden boxes. I'm super excited about them. I saw a garden in a magazine a few years ago with raised boxes, and I've dreamed about them ever since. 

Hopefully I'll be updating this soon with a new picture that has gravel between the boxes.

 Soon there will be tomatoes, pumpkins, peppers, okra, lettuce, cucumbers, and a few other things.

Kody hid in the shade the entire time I was out there.  

Oh, and remember how I said I was going to blog every day? Apparently, I'm a liar. I'll work on it - I promise!


Tuesday, June 07, 2011

“Three things are needed for a good life, good friends, good food, and good song.” Jason Zebehauzy

Once a month, I have friends over for EAT which stands for Everyone Around the Table. It's so much fun, and gives me an excuse to cook and bake for other people. My friends tease me because I'm such a force feeder when people come over. I think I get it from my mom and grandma.

This week's EAT menu was my mom's strawberry romaine salad....I'll post the recipe soon.

Lasagna and bread were also on the menu, but Stoffer's helped me out there, so it's not too exciting. Don't judge me, Internet, don't judge.

I also made cheesecake. Two to be exact. I'm not posting a picture of the burned one, although I must say that it wasn't too burned. Just a little brown.

Plus we play games in the yard.

Hang out with friends!

And every now and then a random dance party breaks out in the living room. Cupid Shuffle, anyone?

If you haven't had friends over for dinner in a while, I encourage you to do so. It's such a fun time of fellowship. What is it about food that just brings people together?

Monday, June 06, 2011

Absence makes the heart grow fonder.

Sorry about the mouse being over the post cards. I didn't catch it in time to fix it. I'll be better next time!