If you follow me on instagram, you know that I'm mildly obsessed
with my little community garden plot right now.
It has been so fun to grow our own tasty treats!
The best part about the garden is that they have a community strawberry patch, herb garden,
and little orchard that are for everyone in the garden to use.
That means the past couple weeks have been full of
fresh, sweet, sun warmed strawberries and cherries.
In an effort to use all those cherries and strawberries,
I tried out this Strawberry Shortcake Muffin recipe from Dashing Dish.
They were so tasty!
The recipe uses oatmeal (no flour), greek yogurt, and only a little bit of sugar,
and I used a combination of chopped up strawberries and cherries.
My favorite thing about these muffins is that my little man loves them
and since they have so much good stuff in them I love to give them to him!
And being able to have a power muffin to share in the morning
has made our morning routine so much easier.
Pop on over to Dashing Dish for the full recipe,
and make yourself some super, power, breakfast muffins
with whatever tasty summer fruit you crave!
J Crew - Embroidered Gauze Top and Textured Stripe Shorts // Cotton and Curls - Button Up to Block Top Tutorial
ModCloth - Just Like Stroll Times Dress // Colette Patterns - Eclair Pattern
Anthropologie - Spearmint Stripe Skirt // Pattern Runway - Pussy Bow Blouse
I'd like to introduce you to a new column I dreamed up - DIY Style! The idea is to take an outfit and show how to make it from patterns or tutorials I've found on the web. I love the idea of looking at clothes and trying to figure out how they're constructed, and thought this could be a fun way to share those ideas.
For this first installment of DIY Style, I was inspired by the combination of bright whites and summery stripes. This fresh, fun combination exemplifies summer to me, and I would love to wear any of these outfits on a trip to the coast or a stroll down the waterfront. My favorites here are that first white top from J Crew and the green striped skirt from Anthropologie. I've decided the "just below the knee" hemline is my absolute favorite, especially for swingy summery skirts.
This post also had the opportunity to be sponsored by Tide, Downy, and Bounce. I jumped at the chance because I swear by Tide! Our darling, ancient apartment washers never seemed to get our clothes clean until I started using Tide, and now that our clothes are getting extra dirty with our little adventure boy, I know I'm never using anything else. Three cheers for keeping those fresh summer whites and stripes clean and bright!
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Happy Friday Friends!
I thought it would be nice to start the weekend off with a little gift for you,
a free Father's Day Printable card!
I have been working hard the last couple weeks learning how to use Illustrator (finally!)
and had fun practicing my new skills on a fun Father's Day Card.
This little card can be downloaded here
and looks fabulous printed out on some crisp white cardstock
and attached to a loving little gift.
Hope you, and all the fathers in your life, like it!
Will you be working on any father's day gifts this weekend?
I'm thinking I had better get a jump on mine, there's only one week left!
Good Morning June!
We're six months into 2013 and tomorrow my little man turns nine months old. I spent the weekend both looking back at all of the trying hardships and incredible blessings my little family has experienced in the last nine months, and looking forward to the exciting adventures waiting for us this summer.
The mr will be starting his summer vacation from school in a week is excited to work full time on his dream career. I've been learning more about graphic and web design and am starting to create a dream career of my own to chase this summer. And our little man is growing into such a happy little adventurer, chatting and crawling and exploring all day long.
It is with all of these good things in mind that I wanted to share a couple images that are inspiring me -
1 - So Much print by Clare Elsaesser on Etsy
2 - Enjoy the Little Things vinyl wall decal by Wall Sayings Vinyl Lettering on Amazon
3 - Paper Flower Wreath by Marsha Golemac
4 - Makers Gonna Make temporary tattoo by Tattly
5 - Eraser Heart Prints DIY by Cotton and Flax
Here's to clear blue skies, windowsills full of fresh farmer's market flowers, sunny crafternoons with friends, and enjoying the little things! We're ready for you June!