Summer Blog Tour

Happy Summer! I am so excited about this Summer Blog Post Tou.! I have teamed up with some of the most amazing bloggers who have inspired me to refresh my back porch. Be sure to check out all of their wonderful blogs as there is so much inspiration to see! The links are at the bottom of this blog post.

After walking around and staring at my porch for days, I have decided to add color to our back porch! My subtle (and kind of boring) gray and white color scheme has been replaced. I have gone green and I love it!

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RECIPE // Ten Minute Berry Cobbler

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RECIPES // My Trials and Tribulations of Making Homemade Jam

One of the good things about having jet lag is that you can tackle big projects after your husband goes to bed. Last week it was 10:00 pm and I decided to make jam. I thought it was going to take me an hour, as indicated in the recipe. But I made a few mistakes along the way which kind of elongated the timing. I rationalized that staying up until 3:00 am to finish a project would normally be a bad thing. But since it was really only 10:00 pm in Auckland, and I still had jet lag, then I was wide awake. Well, kind of. Maybe I was awake when I started slicing the strawberries.

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RECIPES // My “Throw Together a Dinner Party in a Few Hours” Recipe

I love to entertain. But I am not crazy about cooking dinner Monday through Friday because I get bored cooking the same “midweek dinners”. (And that usually always involves my bbq.) Part of the problem is when I ask Dave what he wants for dinner his answer is usually “Anything is fine”.

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Photo via Buzzfeed

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