Fourth of July Dessert Ideas:  Cookie Crumble

Fourth of July Dessert Ideas: Cookie Crumble

If you are stopping by from My Sweet Savannah for the Fourth of July DIY party….welcome! 

I’m so glad you’re here!

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This is not just a post about fourth of July dessert ideas full of red and white and blue topped off with blueberries and strawberries….

…it’s really about life handing you lemons.

And turning around and making lemonade.

Truly.

And in life….when you have big Pinterest plans and you fall flat on your face and your cookie crumbles….

….you pick yourself up….dust yourself off….

….and make dessert.  :)Continue reading


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Five Easy Summer Recipes

Five Easy Summer Recipes

 

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I spent the last week in Washington DC on the annual school field trip.

You know the one.

The trip where you wear a super stylish coordinating group t-shirt  and walk 1000.76 miles and get sunburned and see where our founding fathers lived and the original copy of the Declaration of Independence.

And the first ladies dresses.

And George Washington’s teeth.

All the super important things that helped to found our great nation.

The trip was everything the tour guide promised and so much more.

But at the end of a week full of karoke at 6:00am and bargaining for t-shirts in front of Ford Theater and standing in endless lines and having the wig maker at colonial Williamsburg tell me I need a new hairstyle and sleeping on a bus….

….I’ve come to one conclusion.

I am so up for mom of the year.

I’m just sayin’.

And I’ll accept my reward with one…

…. of these five easy summer recipes.

Feel free to stand up with me….

….and accept your award too. :) Continue reading


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Frozen Limeade Pie In a Jar

Frozen Limeade Pie In a Jar

 

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When my blog was two weeks old…

…I met Andrea.

It was a long time ago.

Back when the blog began.

Back when I hired a photographer to take pictures of the house because I still had the kind of camera that you threw away.

Back when I had never even heard of PicMonkey.

Or editing photos.

Or making arrows.

And so when I posted about the before and after of the butler’s pantry and wanted to show everyone how the butler’s pantry was right off the kitchen and it used to be a closet and now it was so much more and I wanted to reach through the screen and point to it.  I wanted to point it out and show everyone…..

…..but I couldn’t because I didn’t know how to make an arrow.

And then Andrea and her arrow came to the rescue. :) Continue reading


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Salted Cocoa Nutella Cupcakes

Salted Cocoa Nutella Cupcakes

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If you love chocolate….can you put down your coffee cup…..

…and raise your hand.

This is the post for you.

And if chocolate is not your thing….

….no worries.

Come back tomorrow where we completely transform a free spool from the home improvement store into something that should be in the Guggenheim museum.

But until then…..

….let’s talk chocolate. :) Continue reading


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Lemon Almond Biscotti

Lemon Almond Biscotti

 

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photo credit:  offbeat + inspired

I can still remember the first time I ordered biscotti.

I was trying to impress my boyfriend who was about to be my husband.

We were on a date and I was wearing a headband with my name painted on it and two layers of extra red lipstick.

And my headband and I stood awkwardly in front of a giant chalkboard with rows and rows of fancy writing…..full of words like cappuccino and espresso and honey roasted and macchiato and mocha latte and sighed…..

….because the only word I really wanted to see was diet coke. :) Continue reading


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Recipes in a Jar:  Cherry Cheesecake

Recipes in a Jar: Cherry Cheesecake

 

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As you are reading this….

….bhg is in the house.

I know.

Seriously.

At this point I’ve told you….the general population of Wal-Mart….my entire county….the guy at the gas station….my sunday school class….

….and a few random assorted people at Hobby Lobby.

I might be just a little excited. :)

I had big plans for the day.

Big…..I’m telling you.

Like when it was time for lunch here at Thistlewood…..this is what I was going to be serving them…..

……Cherry Cheesecake in a Jar.

Yes…..please.Continue reading


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Toffee Chocolate Chip Scones

Toffee Chocolate Chip Scones

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photo credit:  offbeat+inspired

Have you ever met someone and they could do something you could never do?

Something that was so wonderful and awe-inspiring…..that if you lived to be 125….and you tried extra hard every day of your 125-year-old-life….

….you still wouldn’t be able to do it.

Have you ever met someone like that before?

Me, too.Continue reading


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Ice Skate Cookies From Ready-to-Bake Cookie Dough

Ice Skate Cookies From Ready-to-Bake Cookie Dough

 

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A couple of weeks ago I was at the Chapel Market…..and the sun was shining in through these amazing windows and the boxes were unpacked and the tables were filled and I stood in the middle of the room….holding this incredible vintage sign and laughing and talking to a group of friends….when all of a sudden I stopped.

I put up my hands and (with my charm bracelet jingling)…..said….Can we just pause?

Can we take a moment?

I want to remember this….all of this.  I want to pause and appreciate and stop for a second…..so it can all sink in….

….and I won’t forget.

And my friends that were there….the ones who know me….paused and then sighed a little.as if to say….we love you karianne…..

….but do we always have to “take a moment?”Continue reading


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