Stitch Fix #2

I was so thrilled to get my second Stitch Fix today and couldn’t wait to start trying on items. At the same time, I was a little worried right before opening the box. Because it’s basically summer and some people get crazy ideas about summer.

You know what I’m talking about. SHORTS. And…things without sleeves.

I’m not asking much, I don’t think, to want to live in a world of cardigans and scarves forever and ever.

Anyway, so I opened this box and immediately turned my face away. There were bright colors. Bright colors in patterns. Smelling salts would have been nice right at that moment. I looked at each item and did not have a lot of hope going into it, but decided I needed to try it all on and take photos.

I was so excited about it I didn’t even bother to break out the big camera or change out of my yoga pants. You’re in for a real treat.  Continue reading

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Sara Lee Sweet Treats + Recipe #SLSweetTreats

I grew up enjoying Sara Lee desserts at family picnics and holidays, but one thing I’d never had was their pound cake. I know. So when they came to me with an opportunity to try one of their products it seemed like the natural thing to go for.

I prefer my desserts simple, so there wasn’t a lot of dressing up to be done. There were some ripe strawberries at the farmers’ market that looked like they would be great atop the buttery pound cake. I had fresh cream in the fridge that I whipped up and sweetened slightly. Altogether it made a really nice dessert for us one evening.

Later I thought about some of the other ways it might be fun to use the traditional pound cake with strawberries combination and it reminded me of some of the shakes that Sonic churns out over the summer months.

Strawberry Pound Cake Shake Continue reading

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