Saturday, August 28, 2010

Who could resist?

On these sticky summer days, who could resist a delectable bowl of mint chip ice cream? When I started planning a little BFA gathering here at Baylor, I knew I had to dream up a dessert that would entice all to attend! This recipe seemed to be just the ticket!


8 ounces chopped semisweet chocolate, melted
4 cups crisped rice cereal (such as Rice Krispies)
2 pints mint chocolate-chip ice cream, slightly softened


1. In a large bowl, combine the chocolate and cereal until the cereal is completely coated. Transfer to a 9-inch springform pan. Press the mixture into the bottom and 1 inch up the sides of the pan. Freeze just until firm, 5 to 10 minutes.
2. Spread the ice cream in the prepared crust and freeze, covered, until firm, for at least 2 hours and up to 3 days.

Recipe from Real Simple

Monday, August 16, 2010

Baby sister goes to college

All grown-up, but not quite on her own! Now that I live approximately 45 min. away, she can expect frequent weekend visits from her often over-eager big sister!

Despite the sticky heat, we marched box after box of Cameron's belongings into her new dorm room at UMHB. What once seemed like a rather spacious area began to shrink with every trip we made. Her pile of shoes expanded to such a mountainous degree, . . . her tiny living space was soon overwhelmed by rubber soles and shoes laces. How to tame Cameron's love for all thing SHOES?

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

A brother-sisters weekend

Here are of few snippets from our sweet weekend together before my brother departed for Germany. We miss him terribly and have already begun counting down the days until Christmas.

P.S. By way of explanation, these pictures were taking in the wee hours of the morning and when you put the three of us together, . . . things can get pretty goofy!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Home tour

Would you like to take a little peak inside my new home? Graduate housing may sound drab, but with a bit of creativity, I have found that mismatched pieces of home furnishings are the perfect solution for creating a more fun and eclectic feel!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Blueberries with Brown Sugar Cream

This evening after work, I am attending a barbecue hosted my one of my dear friends, Mandy! Though I do not have much time to prepare, I do not wish to show up empty-handed! I am on the search for a pretty dish that could be thrown together in a frenzy. Something simple and delicious would do the trick I think! What recipe would you suggest for a such a situation?


2 cups blueberries (1 pint)
1/3-cup regular or low-fat sour cream
4 teaspoons brown sugar


Add ½ cup blueberries to each of 4 small bowls. Spoon a heaping tablespoon of sour cream onto each serving of berries. Place 1 teaspoon of brown sugar on top of the sour cream.

Recipe from Real Simple

Monday, August 2, 2010

The sun will come out tomorrow

A Zilker Park summer. Does anything else sound more fantastic? It has become a tradition in my family to attend the Zilker Summer Musical. The production is located in Zilker Park across from the Barton Springs Pool. This year we packed a scrumptious picnic dinner and arrived early to claim our little patch of grass on the hillside. With our blanket spread out amidst the company of our fellow crazy Austinites, Grammy and I squirmed in our lawn chairs in anticipation of the beloved musical Annie!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

What are your thoughts?

Congratulations to Cory and Evie! My dear friends from Lubbock are celebrating their one year anniversary this summer. I was fortunate enough to be able to attend their gorgeous ceremony (pictured above) and share in the day's heart-warming festivities. Evie cleverly out-smarted the sweltering Texas heat by planning a morning wedding in the shade of the looming oak trees overhead. I never considered a summer wedding until that day, . . . it was truly lovely! She recently posted pictures from the day and I am more than eager to share them with you! What do you think is the best season to be married? Summer, fall, winter, spring, . . .