Monday, July 14, 2014

Worth Sharing!

One of great things about being a blogger is reading other blogs!  I see so many good ideas, this post is an opportunity to pass along a few to you.

1.  Frozen Fruit Ice Cubes.
Earlier this summer, I was adding cut up fruit to a pitcher of water and storing it in the fridge so flavored water was always available.  Then I read Linda’s post, “Frozen Fruit Detox Ice Cubes” on her blog crafts a la mode.  Now I make these ice cubes instead! Be sure to visit her post for the full explanation of how to make them.  Here's a photo of what I made, following her directions:

Flavored water using frozen fruit cubes
I used fruit I had on hand: oranges, strawberries and blueberries.  I filled the glass with ice and added water, then a couple of the fruit cubes.  A mint leave gave it even more flavor.

I learned an easy and inexpensive way to clean my rings from Becky at Your Modern Family.  With all the yard work I have been doing, mine really needed it!  Following her directions, I thought they cleaned up really well!

Ring Cleaners

My family loves the Chocolate- chocolate chip muffins from Costco.  This recipe from Bonnie at The Pin Junkie looks similar, but is probably a bit more nutritious.  I can't wait to try it out - but my oven is not going to be turned on until the heat wave of weather we are experiencing subsides!

Speaking of hot weather - these are the perfect treat for when temperatures soar.  It only take a few minutes of preparation and a few hours in the freezer - and then you have a rich chocolate chilly dessert or snack! The recipe comes from Matt of Real Food by Dad, and his popsicles - and photos - are much prettier than mine.  Next time I may not crush the oreos so fine, or stir them in quite so much - my vanilla layer turned out sort of grey.  They were still eaten though! 
making pudding popsicles

pudding pops - melting fast!

5.  A Surprise for ME
What a nice surprise to learn that the photo I had submitted for the #Mommy Reality “Essence of Summer” challenge was selected as the runner-up!  Thank you Jen of JENerally Informed, Carolyn of A Lavender Life and Celeste of LeapFrog and LipGloss!

Here’s the photo:

I hope you will follow the links and visit all of the wonderful blogs I have mentioned.

Happy Summer!

 What is the most useful thing you learned on the internet this week?

edited 7-14-14  photos added
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  1. Congrats on the 'runner up' photo.

  2. Wow. Some great hints here - and I love your photo too.

    1. Thanks so much. I love trying and sharing what I find on other blogs!

  3. The frozen fruit ice cube and chocolate banana muffins sound wonderful.

    I have recently learned about bloglovin' through the Internet, and signed up for it. I am now following you with bloglovin'. I have found it much more useful than Google plus when it comes to reading new posts in my favorite blogs.

    1. I am happy you consider my blog enough of a favorite to follow it on bloglovin!

  4. I love when you share other blogs with us! Great information - I especially love the fruit ice cubes. Congrats on your picture being chosen runner up!

    1. Thanks - you will love the fruit ice cubes!

  5. Love that you made my oreo pudding pops, thank you so much. They look awesome:) So happy to find your blog too.

  6. Thanks for submitting your photo it was such a great essence of summer pic!

    1. It was such a surprise to see it as runner-up. It is a great memory for me!


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