Friday, August 17, 2018

Friday Favorites: busy, busy, busy!

Usually Friday means a little bit of down time, but this weekend is wild! I have had something in the works for weeks now (really, months!) and it is finally coming together this weekend, so I'll be able to talk about it all next week! This week has been the week of me needing to be in a million different places at once. I've been running a little wild trying to keep up with it all, but I am so happy to be sitting down to recap my favorites today!

Thursday, August 16, 2018

My Recent Cricut Projects

Life is a little hectic around here, so today's post is short and sweet! Needing to keep this on the short side & wanting to share two of my recent cricut projects makes for the perfect blog post! I've been feeling like crafting all. the. time. Usually, I just feel like baking, but lately all I've wanted to do is craft! I got my cricut for Christmas a couple of years ago and it still gets so much use! It is the very best tool to have on hand!
This first project is one that I've had my eye on for a while! We often include a photo booth in our parties - it's quick to put together and it's easy entertainment! I know I will love having this sign on hand for all of our party needs!

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Potato Chip & Pretzel Dark Chocolate Bark

This is a recipe I searched for when we were putting a gift together for my Auntie Norma's birthday. Norma is the queen of chips - she would choose a bowl of chips over a sweet treat any day! While we were at the beach, I asked her if she's ever met a chip she doesn't like and she said once! We got her a couple bags of chips, but we wanted to incorporate chips in a more creative way into her gifts! So we made some bark with potato chips on it! Here is our recipe...

Start by melting to cups of chocolate (or 24 oz). We used dark chocolate to go for a more bitter taste. However, you could use milk chocolate instead! Melt the chocolate in a double boiler. While the chocolate is melting line a baking sheet with parchment paper (I used my silicone baking mats instead). Once the chocolate is melted, pour it onto the parchment paper. Spread it out as evenly as possible - it should be about 1/4 inch thick.

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Blueberry Picking 2018

A couple of years ago, my family went blueberry picking and we loved it so much we couldn't wait to go again! When we went in 2016, we picked 7 pounds of bluebrries - crazy, right? Well, this year, we went and picked 18 pounds. How? How on earth did five of us do that kind of damage in just 1 hour? On our way to go picking we dropped my Auntie Norma's birthday present and picked up her daughter to come with us. So, not all 18 pounds were for us, we did share some. But still, crazy! I took some pictures of our adventures in blueberry picking and today, I'm sitting down to share them all with you!
We go blueberry picking in small town Quebec and their property is huge! They have some flowers planted near the parking lot, but then the rest of their fields are berries as far as the eye can see! We pick blueberries but they also have raspberries, strawberries, blackberries, blackcurrants, prunes and cherries. We've only ever been when the blueberries are ready to pick, we've never gone at the right time of year to pick all of the other fruits!

Monday, August 13, 2018

Music for Monday: Vance Joy

Happy Monday, everyone! I've had these song on my 'to post' list since they came out in February. Crazy! Somehow they just kept getting pushed back, but today is the day. I loved both of these song the second I heard them and the novelty hasn't worn off at all. I love Vance Joy in general but I love these two songs in particular!

I thought I had the whole Spotify linking figured out but my links last week didn't last. I went in and updated last week's links - fingers crossed they stick! I'm going to link to Spotify again today and hope for the best. I'll check in with this post again and update it if necessary.