Strawberry Shortcake

Strawberries are everywhere right now. I know our berry patches are turning out some amazing strawberries and they are just begging to be eaten, cooked with and enjoyed while they are at their peak. I love eating strawberries on their own but also like to add them to desserts during the summer.  For dessert not too long ago, I decided to do a slightly different take on strawberry shortcake and use a cheesecake style filling in place of the traditional whipped cream.

Make the best of summer's fresh fruit in this strawberry cheesecake shortcake.

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A Glimpse: Movie Night #goodnightsnack

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Mathlete and I try to make sure we take time out from our crazy schedules to spend time as a family. Sometimes this comes in the form of a Sunday morning trip to the pool for a few hours and sometimes we decide to have a family movie night. We’ll pick a movie and plan to go down to the theater area in our basement and hang out. Of course, for movie night, the snacks we choose can be just as important as what movie we are watching!

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Strawberry Basil Scones

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Mathlete is a scone lover. Every time we go to the coffee shop or pick up pastries for breakfast, he always chooses scones. I had never really thought about making my own scones until I was chatting with a blog friend of mine about ways to use her awesome basil simple syrup. I decided right then that I was going to try my hand at making strawberry basil scones with a basil glaze. 

Strawberry basil scones are the perfect combination of summer flavors!

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Pinworthy Projects Party

Happy Friday! How has your week been? Mine has been pretty busy and I am so glad the weekend is here and, along with it, some beautiful weather. A few rainy afternoons gave me extra time to check out last week’s links though and I found so many AWESOME things. Here are a few of my favorites.

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Easy Way to Paint Baseboards // DIY Photo Clipboard // Sour Candy Cupcakes // Crockpot Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches // Gold Leaf Headband // Cornbread with Maple Walnut Butter // DIY Travel Coloring Tote // Grilled Onion Side Dish

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Nine Tasty Summer Drinks

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Southern Breeze Sweet Tea.

Summer is here and it is a hot and steamy one. Yesterday had temperatures near a 100 and it had me searching high and low for summer refreshments. Something super cool is what I needed to help me cool down. In my search, I came across these nine tasty summer drinks that I will be keeping close at hand for all of the hot and steamy days to come.

9 yummy summer drinks to stay cool and refreshed. #SouthernBreezeTea #AD

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Summer Cash Giveaway

Are you ready to celebrate summer in a BIG way? I’ve teamed up with some of my favorite bloggers to bring you a summer cash giveaway worth $650! Yep, we are giving away $650 in cash.

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As always, this giveaway wouldn’t be possible without the help of our awesome sponsors. A big thanks to the major sponsors of this giveaway:

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Gingerly Made // Just Us Four // Our Rosey Life
An Alli Event // Domestic Superhero // Eat Drink Eat
Oh So Shabby // Feeding Big // Sweet Pea 

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DIY Toy Microphone

Our house is pretty much always filled with music. If it isn’t music from the iPod or iPad, the kids are playing with their toy instruments. My daughter loves to sing and pretend to be a rock star. Of course, every rock star needs the perfect microphone so we decided to make her a toy microphone from some simple and inexpensive supplies.

A fun and cute diy toy microphone that costs less than $5 to make!

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A Food Blogger’s Battle

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Hot Shot® Insecticides.

I spend a lot of time in the kitchen. If I am not cooking dinner for my family or creating recipes to share here, I am chasing around my kids during their multiple snack times throughout the day. All of those things lead to one major battle: keeping food off the floor and our house free of ants. My oldest is 6 and does a pretty good job of keeping most of her snack on the plate. My youngest, though, things that all food should end up on the floor at some point.

Think I am kidding? Check out what our floor looks like after pretty much any snack…these were the items he thought were meant for throwing and then promptly stepped on. Blueberry juice and crushed Pirate Booty for the win!

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Spicy Tilapia Ceviche

I love ceviche but don’t get the chance to eat it very often. I had been dreaming of it ever since we went on the Miami Culinary tour during Blogher Food so I dragged Mathlete to the Mexican place that I usually order it from. They have the most amazing shrimp ceviche. Well, #sadpandaface, they don’t have it anymore! The only ceviche they have has scallops and I really dislike scallops. So, I decided I was going to make it at home and made spicy tilapia ceviche for dinner one evening. 

Spicy ceviche made with fresh tilapia and peppers.

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Pinworthy Projects Party

Happy Friday! I hope everyone had a great holiday last week. I was so excited to still some of you came by to share your latest projects here at the Pinworthy Projects Party! I am short on time today {when am I am not?!} so let’s jump right into the features from last week’s party.

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Mini Chocolate Pies // Homemade Sunscreen // Watermelon Rice Krispie Treats // Chocolate Covered Strawberry Ice Box Bars // Free Handwriting Fonts

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