Friday, July 24, 2015

Summer Days


Walks in the woods....


Puttering at the potting bench.....


Beachy decorating....


Strawberry shortcake.....

(with blueberry corn muffins)

 1 pkg. (8.5 oz) Jiffy corn muffin mix
1/2 cup sour cream (or a little more if dry)
1 egg
3/4 cup fresh or frozen blueberries. 

Mix together lightly

Bake 20 minutes @ 375 degrees. 
Makes 6 muffins



And beautiful sunsets. 

Five things I love about summer! 

What are your favorite things? 

xoxo

Today I am linking with: Love Made My Home - Five on Friday

Won't you join in?

xoxo

34 comments:

  1. Five wonderful things to enjoy in summer - your garden looks lovely and what a beautiful sunset:)

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  2. Summer looks wonderful at your place. The strawberry shortcake sounds and looks yummy. Thanks for sharing the recipe. I love the shot of the woods and the pretty sky. Enjoy your weekend!

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  3. Beautiful summer!!!As for me I love the baths in the sea, the smell of the last working day before holidays and dicovering beautiful places to see for my forthcoming trip to UK.
    Happy Saturday

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  4. I adore your potting bench and that birdcage!

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  5. Lovely photos! Those are some of my favorite things as well. Most of mine revolve around food haha :)

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  6. I could see myself getting very comfortable on your beautifully beach themed sofa, enjoying every bite of that delicious dessert and watching the sunset! Bliss!
    Great Five on Friday post! TFS!

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  7. I love all of those things too! Well, not so much the potting bench. I've never been a very good Greenthumb Gert, but I love flowers. When I saw the strawberry shortcake, I wanted to crawl through the screen and visit! Enjoy the rest of this beautiful summer season! Diane

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  8. I enjoyed seeing your favorites of Summer, Karen! I love the idea of your strawberry shortcake using blueberries in the muffin mix....mmmm...I must try!!
    Happy Summer, sweet friend!

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  9. I love the 2 paintings over the daybed :)

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  10. You can make the muffins for me anytime! LOL

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  11. Five really wonderful things, especially that incredibly delicious dessert!!! That sounds and looks wonderful! I love your beachy decorating too. Thank you so much as always for joining in. I hope that you are having a great weekend! xx

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  12. Love your 5. Mine change each day. But today would be: lazy mornings, long daylight hours, being on or by the water, family get togethers outside and fresh fruit

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  13. Hi sweet friend! How I would love to come over for some strawberry shortcake {it's one of my favorites}. Yours sounds delicious and I would love to try the recipe soon.

    Summer days.... I love sitting out in the sun on a warm summers day and indulging in ice cream with my husband and son and a hot summers night :) Summer days are always so beautiful.

    Thank you for visiting my blog today - you know I always love hearing from you. And I'm so glad the bag arrived safely {{smiles}} I am even more glad that you like it. I hope it brings you years of enjoyment, dear Karen. Thanks again for being such a sweetheart. Love and hugs!

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  14. After the winter I just happy to see the longer days and warm sunshine.
    Merle..............

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  15. Your veranda looks so inviting with all the beautiful bits and bobs. How refreshing that must be to walk around your neighbourhood surround with all those towering pine trees.
    Summer is way behind us now. Just looking forward to the beauty of spring. What I like about summer is the beach. Oh how I miss the beach.
    Enjoy your weekend dear.
    Hugs,
    Aida

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  16. I love all of your summer favorites and especially the suns and the muffins! Enjoy the rest of the weekend.
    Julie

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  17. Lovely. Every little thing you've share with us today! Enjoy!!!
    xoxo,
    Lin

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  18. Oh I wish I had a spoon and that bowl in front of me right now. Oh what a fabulous five I LOVE everyone. You are so blessed.HUG B

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  19. Thanks for sharing your summer love:-) Beautiful pictures and scenery as always.

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  20. Both your deck and the indoor room look so inviting!! I love the first woodland walk photo. Who doesn't love summer! (maybe my daughter from Dallas. Lol)

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  21. Both your deck and the indoor room look so inviting!! I love the first woodland walk photo. Who doesn't love summer! (maybe my daughter from Dallas. Lol)

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  22. Both your deck and the indoor room look so inviting!! I love the first woodland walk photo. Who doesn't love summer! (maybe my daughter from Dallas. Lol)

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  23. Five LOVELY summery things, Karen. I like being able to eat outside, and sitting in my summerhouse in the evenings, relaxing with a glass of wine, but we haven't been able to indulge ourselves much, yet. Hope you have had a lovely weekend. x

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  24. Karen, that strawberry shortcake looks delicious. Haven't had that in awhile. Some of my favorite things during the summer is all the wonderful fruit that is in season, the festivals in our downtown, and just taking pictures of nature, as the birds and animals seem to come out more during the spring and summer.

    I would love to take a walk in the woods with you. Have a blessed Sunday.

    ~Sheri

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  25. Dearest Karen,
    Especially the long daylight days are a blessing and the lush green trees, flowers, fresh fruits and walks yes!
    Hugs to you and enjoy your little paradise.
    Mariette

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  26. Oh I think you already know that you're a Lady after my own heart! Your list is perfection my dear. And I'm copying that recipe down right now. Happy Summer Wishes!! Xoxo

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  27. My summer favorites would be --- sunset - picnics - Ice cream - flower pots - walks along a mountain Lake.. and I like to add your favorite summers things to do to my list - wink!..
    Hugs

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  28. Karen, my dear friend, thank you for this lovely post ! Wonderful summer pictures and ... I got hungry, when I saw your strawberry-shortcake :O)
    Wishing you a wonderful new week, filled with Love and hugs and blessings, Claudia xo

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  29. Hi - What a lovely sunset and your garden looks wonderful. Joan at www.aviewtothefells.com

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  30. Love your bird cages with the flowers, the blueberries with the strawberry shortcake sounds good :) Seeing that view at the end of the day would be lovely, we live down in a valley so we don't always get nice sunsets. When it is cool enough I like being able to work out in the yard and with my garden and going on hikes!

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  31. Beautiful. Isn't summer the best? I love walking outside, camping in the woods in my vintage trailer, walking the garden to view my flowers and talking to my chickens and my dog, Dash.

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  32. I love being awaken in the morning by sparrows chirping under my window!

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  33. I love your potting bench, Karen! I've been looking for one just like that. How fun it is to plant flowers in containers. Your strawberry shortcake looks yummy! :)

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