Neapolitan Ice Cream Jelly Shots

I’ve got a new shot over on Tablespoon you guys. Check it out!

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Life Lately: At the Beach

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.

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Frozen Blackberry Lemonade

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.

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Red White and Blue Strawberry Jelly Shots

You guys!!!!! How cool are these?!

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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!

So I’ve got a new gig and will be doing some jello shots for Tablespoon.com. Head on over there for the recipe!

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Austin’s 2nd Birthday

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.

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