Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Inspiring July

The summer has been treating us well and I hope the same goes for all of you!
We enjoyed a beautiful vacation in Destin, Florida! And what a great feeling it was to watch my girls use one of the strip quilts as a beach blanket:)

The colors of those gulf blues and greens inspired me to dive right into purchasing Amy Butler's Soulmate collection. You can check out more right here! I'm still debating on what to make. Another quilt.... an oversized shoulder bag..... There's too many things I can picture with this stunning and vibrant fabric!

Our garden is producing at a steady pace. I should say, except for the zucchini. The rains came and the zucchini... grew and grew and grew. But that's okay! 
You can find this delicious zucchini bread recipe on Your Cup of Cake. It seems to be the go to recipe of the summer!
The family can't seem to get enough!

And our peach tree has finally taken off after years..... 
I didn't take any measures to protect the fruits from bugs. I never do. Between the girls, chickens, dog, and cats, I never felt like it was necessary. And I don't believe an organic bug repellent exists for fruit trees. So please inform me if it does. These colorful peaches have holes, pits, and spots in more than one place.
Does that matter?
Not when you cut those gorgeous peaches up and make some syrup!

This lovely jar has already been opened to sweeten some tea! I can't wait to use it on some  homemade waffles as well! Yum!

Cut up 3 cups of chopped peaches
Add 1/2 a cup of water
and 2 cups of sugar
Pop in a vanilla bean for added flavor.
Cook on steady heat, stove top, until the fruits begin to get slightly opaque.
That means your syrup is done!

May your summer be filled with all the sweet things!
Happy Trails!