August 30, 2013

5 Ways Miley Cyrus Reminds Me of an Overgrown Toddler

1) ZOMG! Miley discovered her tongue and she's not afraid to let the world know it by sticking it out every chance she gets!
 
2) It's pretty obvious that somebody let Miley dress herself.
 
3) Miley is independent of Mommy and Daddy now! She's a grown up, and willing to do weird things to prove it. Like, you know, refusing to eat anything but birthday cake and chips for dinner or making a fool out of herself in front of the whole world - that's an option too! She does what she wants to!
 
4) Miley looks like a half-drunk frat boy with zero sense of rythm when she dances. Dancing around half-naked is way fun, totally naked even better.
 
5) Miley cut her own hack job hair style. It's ok Miley. We all did it too. When we were three.
 
In all seriousness though, I think we can all agree that 1) Miley made an idiot out of herself last Sunday, 2) she needs some major guidance in her life 3) these things are only cute when toddler's do them.
 
Yikes! Google reader is going bye bye this Summer! Make sure to follow another way so you don't miss a thing!
Follow on Bloglovin
PhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucket
Photobucket

August 28, 2013

Wordless Wednesday: #LakeBaby

If you follow me on Instagram then you know I use the hashtag #lakebaby a lot during our Summertime trips to Pickwick Lake. Evie has always like the lake but this Summer she has really begun to love it. Many times when I pick her up from daycare she'll ask, "Go to lake, momma? I go on the boat, get in water and go swimmin'?" Aside from being flat out adorable, I adore how much she loves the lake. Pickwick is a big part of our family history. Chris has been going in the summers for almost his whole life. We've been going as a couple and a family since 2007 and in 2008 when Chris proposed to me he did it in front of his whole family at his parents cabin so we could spend the day celebrating out on the water. It's special, this place, and I am so happy we get to share it with our precious daughter.

A few photos from a recent weekend with our parents!

{Puddle jumpers might be the best thing ever invented!}
 


{Part of the reason she loves the boat might be that we let her eat cheetohs at lunch. No judgies. It's all good on the lake!}
 
 
{Turning her puzzle pieces into a choo choo train at Nana and Papa's house!}



{Playing in the sprinkler! So much fun!}
 


{What are some of your favorite Summer fun activities! Are you as sad as I am to see Summer on its way out?}
 
Yikes! Google reader is going bye bye this Summer! Make sure to follow another way so you don't miss a thing!
Follow on Bloglovin
PhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucket
Photobucket

August 27, 2013

Fresh Blueberry Pie #Recipe

One of my favorite places ever is a farmer's market. I don't know what it is about them, but I adore them. I love the pretty mason jars full of jewel colored fruit preserves, the handmade jewelry, the fresh baked bread and the rows and rows of fresh produce. Basically, I am a marketing professionals dream come true. Recently while wandering around the farmer's market Chris Evie and I stumbled upon cartons of beautiful plump fresh blueberries. I don't even like blueberries, but I had to buy them. While a cobbler was planned a fresh blueberry pie is what ensued and even this non-blueberry loving girl loved it!
 
Give it a try and enjoy!
 
 
What You Need:
 
  • 1 double pie crust recipe. I use my grandma's recipe when I make my own, but this is also a good one. Other wise I like the pilsbury pie crust rounds.
  • 5-7 cups of fresh blueberries, rinsed and drained.
  • 3/4 cup and 1 TBS of sugar, divided
  • 1/2 cup of all-purpose flour
  • ground cinnamon, to taste
  • 1 TBS lemon juice
  • 1-2 TBS of butter
  • 1 egg
  • 2 TBS milk


 
What You Need to Do:
 
  • Preheat your oven to 425 F
  • Grease a 9 inch pie plate and put one pie crust in the bottom.
  • In a large bowl toss blueberries, 3/4 cup of sugar, flour, ground cinnamon and lemon juice together.
  • Spoon blueberries into the pie plate.
  • Cut butter into cubes and sprinkle over blueberries.
  • Gently, place second pie crust on top, seal the edges, flute and cut slits in top to release steam.
  • Beat egg and milk together to make an egg wash, brush the top and edges of the pie crust with the egg wash, then sprinkle the remaining sugar on top.
  • Cover edges of pie crust with strips of foil to prevent the edges from over browning.
  • Bake for 40-45 minutes or until crust is golden brown. Remove foil during the last 15 minutes of baking.

{Think this recipe sounds awesome? Me too! Be sure to use the handy dandy PIN IT button to save it for later! Speaking of, are you following me on Pinterest? If not you are missing out! Leave me a link to you so I can follow back!}
 
PS Don't forget about the new awesome amazing Life Created Tuesdays Link-Up! It starts in less than two weeks! Erin and I can't wait to see what you've all dreamed up!
 
 
Yikes! Google reader is going bye bye this Summer! Make sure to follow another way so you don't miss a thing!
Follow on Bloglovin
PhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucket
Photobucket

August 23, 2013

Top Ten Tailgate #Recipes

Summer is drawing to a close and football season is less than a week away. I am completely shocked by how fast this Summer has gone by, and I am not ready for it to end. I know we've got plenty of lake trips left before Fall really hits us down South, plenty of trips to the park and lots of sunshine left to drink in, but I'm still in mourning. In an effort to get excited for Fall and Football I've been perusing tailgating recipes. It's unlikely that we will get over to Knoxville for a game this year, but I am toying with the idea of setting up a "tailgate" in the house and inviting friends and family over to watch football, hang out and enjoy each other's company!
I thought I would share some of my very favorites that I've run across! Enjoy!































Credit: ALL recipes belong to their creators as do the photos. The links above refer back to the original blog posts.  
 
Yikes! Google reader is going bye bye this Summer! Make sure to follow another way so you don't miss a thing!
Follow on Bloglovin
PhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucket
Photobucket