Friday Favorites: Berry Picking

Last fall we found this cute berry farm, with a great brunch place, cute stores and a ‘u-pick’ for all sorts of berries. The only thing was… we missed berry picking season!! So all year we have been set on going back this summer at the right time and doing a bit of berry picking!image

This past weekend was the weekend. Berry picking time! Now with all the rain and hail we’ve been having the only berry option for picking was sour cherries. We’ll take it!

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After brunch we got ourselves some berry picking buckets. Worked our way through the maze of bushes and eventually managed to find the sour cherries. Follow the cherry signs!

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Let the picking begin!!

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In no time our buckets went from empty to overflowing! image

Before and after🙂

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One successful group of berry pickers!

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Now to baking everything sour cherry!

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Friday Favorites: A Summer Camping Trip

Happy Friday!! And even happier Friday of a long weekend🙂

This week has been on and off sun and rain, and then more sun and rain!

Somehow its sunny during the day while I’m at work and then in the evening it rains like crazy. We’re talking thunder, lightening, hail… the works.

So! I’ve been reminiscing about warmth and our summer vacation a few weeks ago; especially our camping trip.

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Basically this whole summer has been rainy but somehow we managed to plan a camping trip at just the right time and avoided rain… until the last day just as we were leaving, so it worked out perfectly!

image We bought these extra comfy chairs that can recline, and then basically spent the entire time reading, eating, and going for walks. Talk about the perfect few days!

We cooked everything over the fire, which I was super proud of us for!

Breakfasts were the best: coffee, bacon and even monkey bread, all made over the fire! Yum!image

Camping = relaxing. Nothing beats the peace and quiet.image

Here’s hoping for sun this weekend!

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A Sweet Treat For Your Tuesday: Campfire Cones

Well. It’s summer time!! YAY!!

Which means camping… or atleast campfires!

And in my books campfires = s’mores

This year for our camping trip we decided to try something a bit different when in came to the s’mores.

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About a month or two ago my husband showed me a picture of these icecream cones stuffed with chocolate and marshmallows, and that idea stuck in my head so I decided to give it a try!

Here’s what you need:

  • Icecream cones (I went for waffle cones because they are way better than plain cones🙂 )
  • Chocolate of your choice
  • Mini marshmallows
  • Any other fun fillings
  • Tinfoil

You can make so many different types of these campfire cones. I made four different kinds: reeses cups, oreo, m&m, and classic s’more.

It’s super simple. Take one waffle cone add in the fillings you would like… marshmallows, chocolate, etc. Then wrap the cone up with tinfoil! Done!

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Take your pre-wrapped cones with you camping and set them on the grill of a fire pit for 5ish minutes (or until the marshmallows and chocolate are melted). And enjoy!!!

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Yum!! These are a great twist on the classic s’more🙂 And not to mention a whole lot less sticky to eat!

Happy Tuesday!

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Friday Favorites: Birthday Celebrations

Happy Friday!! And happy June!

May ends with my husband’s birthday, and this past weekend we did a bit of celebrating.

A few months ago my husband mentioned that he has always wanted to have dinner on the top of a skyscraper and enjoy a nice meal while looking out over the city. Well … I tucked that idea away and decided to use it as a birthday surprise!

So, on Saturday we got all dressed up and enjoyed a tasty meal while looking out over the city.

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It was super neat because the restaurant rotates slowly, so eventually you get to see whole city from every angle!!

We  ended up ordering the same thing for dinner and both thoroughly enjoyed our steaks, mashed potatoes, and veggies.

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What is a birthday celebration without dessert!?!

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I went for the peanut butter cheesecake. YUM!!! It was seriously so good! Peanut butter anything never disappoints!

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We were enjoying ourselves so much that we decided to get some coffees to draw the evening out.  We wanted to stick around for as long as possible and just soak in the view🙂

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A Wedding Weekend

Happy Saturday!!

May has been insanely busy, I’m pretty sure that this next weekend will be the first weekend in over a month and a half that I will have nothing booked. Normally my weekends are pretty relaxed, so its been crazy!

All the busyness has made May fly right by! I can’t believe we are almost at June. No complaints here. Bring on the sun and warm weather!!

Part of the busyness was from a wedding that I was in this past weekend. So, I thought I would share some pictures from the weekend🙂.

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My lovely friend, the bride, added so many  creative, beautiful touches and went with a book theme, from the table decorations to the seating plan and everything in between. I wish I took more pictures!! But here are the few I did manage to capture.

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The hall was stunning, and on each table were book pages, sparkly vases, and handmade flowers made out of book pages. Like I said, so creative🙂

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On the day of the wedding the bride and the four of us bridesmaids spent the morning getting our hair done, doing our makeup, and chatting🙂 We each picked our own dresses, trying to go with the same maroon color and the different shades ended up working great together.

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The whole day was perfect. The bride was beautiful, the ceremony went on without a hitch, we managed to avoid any major rain for the pictures, and the night ended with the reception, which included a yummy meal, cupcakes, and dancing.

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And of course my favorite part was having the best wedding date there is:)

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