Listening to this while I write and I thought it made a good soundtrack for this post.
It’s been a few weeks since I’ve updated the bloggy. Probably not the best time for radio silence considering my book comes out in about 2.5 weeks but I’ve been so crazy busy. I moved into a new position at work and I really had to keep my focus there. But …
We did take a few days off for 4th of July in the Outer Banks and I wanted to tell you about it.
Have you ever had a blackberry that’s been floating around in frozen lemonade? Sooooooo good. I was dropping more berries in my drink just so they could soak up more lemonade flavor and coldness (does that make sense?) and I could eat them.
Also, did you see “The Good Girl” with Jennifer Aniston? That’s what I think of when I eat blackberries.
I’ve been brainstorming on this shot for awhile and I wasn’t sure how they were going to turn out but I think they are perfect. No one really eats a whole huge strawberry all at once. It makes sense to cut it in half so that it’s perfectly one bite.
You can arrange them in a circle, square or ever a star on a serving plate for the perfect presentation!
Unlike last year, we really stuck to the plan to not throw a huge party. Austin is in constant motion. Running, playing, laughing, whacking things just always moving.
Keeping him stuck in the house and inviting a bunch of our friends would not be fun for him at all. Throwing an outdoor party with activities for kids didn’t make sense either because he doesn’t have school friends yet and our friends typically have kids that are older or younger.
Like 90 degree, don’t even try and do you hair, melt your jello shots weather. We are looking at five straight days of this kind of heat here in DC. A perfect time to talk about things that beat the heat. Like hydrating fresh watermelon.
Or not so hydrating boozy watermelon jello shots! I made them for Austin’s non-birthday party, birthday party. (More photos of that coming soon)
My mom got this mold free with a Jell-O purchase a long time ago at the grocery store. I’ve been staring at it in my pantry trying to figure out what the heck I could make with it.