Strawberries, Part 2: ICE CREAM!

We LOVE this ice cream!  AND it’s PINK, yippee!

Earlier this summer, I visited Underwood Family Farms and a post about that is coming soon, I swear!  You’ve already seen this salad and candied ginger/syrup using some of the amazing produce I picked myself at the farm.  In a more recent post, I told you that I only used some of the GAZILLIONS of strawberries I got there for homemade strawberry soda, and I promised I’d show you what I did with the rest later on.

Welp, today’s the day!  Read on to see how to turn fresh strawberries into ridiculously tasty homemade ice cream.

-Viv

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We LOVE Pink Hardware

Ok, ok we’re busted. We love pink EVERYTHING, and you probably already knew that.  But did you know Sears has a whole section dedicated to pink hardware? CUTE! Everyone needs a basic tool kit, so it might as well be pink! Just a brief post to share this and say hello–have a great day! ❤ Jen and Viv

Viv’s BFF wielding a pink hammer.

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Simple Sweets

Finished Biscuit Donuts
You have no idea how easy it can be to make donuts at home.
We LOVE sweets!

Both of us have a gnarly sweet tooth and an unnatural attraction to the color pink.  A few years ago, Jen hosted a “Sugar Party” potluck, which was just an excuse for us to get together with some girlfranzzz and eat a bunch of sweets. (Shoutout to Mona and Cathy. Haaayyy girls!)

Another thing we have in common is our mostly no-fuss approach to life, so we both selected a handful of quick and easy options to make for the Sugar Party.  Click through for some of our ideas.

-Viv and Jen

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Dragon Fruit? DRAGON FRUIT.

We LOVE dragon fruit!

Have you ever tried it?  The first time I ever tried dragon fruit, I hadn’t even heard of it before.  I was on vacation with my parents in Vietnam, and the whole experience was magical.  There were so many delicious things to taste, and all the fresh fruit was probably my favorite.  Walking through the farmer’s market, I’d spot dozens of produce items I’d never seen in the States.  Some required an adventurous disposition; if you don’t know anything about durian, for example, I strongly suggest avoiding it.  I’ll just leave this right here for you and wait…

Now that you can’t unlearn that (raw sewage?!), I’ll continue.  Other discoveries at the market were immediately appealing to the eye and the flavor payoff was just as satisfying–like the adorable and tasty dragon fruit.  Click through for a closer look.

-Viv

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DIY Decorative Arrow

IMG_0863We LOVE this decorative arrow!

Summer is just around the corner and what better way to celebrate it than with backyard s’mores by the fire-pit? Wrong. That’s a horrible idea if you have a little guy running around who enjoys burning the marshmallows more than eating them.

Of course I thought about the potential hazards involved with a little guy and fire when I came up with the idea, which is why I bought these super awesome (and cheap!) 30” skewers from my local grocery store. My thinking was that they would be long enough to prevent him from getting too close to the fire. True. What I didn’t take into account was that he would be wielding a 30” WEAPON with a flaming marshmallow near others and himself. Recipe for disaster.

Read on to see how I repurposed these skewers that would have otherwise been donated to the sanitation department.

-Jen

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