If The Shoe Fits…Make Cookies!

There is this cookbook that I have, you may have heard about it. It is calledFlour: Spectacular Recipes from Boston's Flour Bakery + Cafe. Who am I kidding, you have to have heard of it…at least if you have been reading my blog for a little while. I feel like I am always harping on and on about this cookbook. LOVE IT. Is harping even the right expression or phrase?
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Weekly Scoop 6/23/2013

1. Remember how I said I would be back soon with a recipe, well I have yet again failed you. Sorry, and excuse me while I accept the award for laziest and worst blogger. “I would like to thank Pinterest for distracting me, life for throwing me curve ball after curve ball, and finally, sleep deprivation for causing me to randomly fall asleep and neglect my bloggy blog.”

2. I went strawberry picking the other day! I had gone last year, and wanted to go again this year and was taunted by this farm near my house that began offering strawberry picking this year! Constantly I was driving by it, and finally the opportunity arose during which I could actually go and pick my own berries! Last year I also went blueberry picking, and it seems that whenever I go “picking” I have a creature encounter…with the blueberries it was a dead bird stuck in the netting over the bushes and the other day with the strawberries it was a snake! I screamed like a little girl, and probably gave the farm workers a good laugh! And of course one of the workers came over to see what happened only adding to my embarrassment, but he did help by showing a trick to find the best berries! Do you like to go “picking”? I am kind of obsessed.

3. I have mentioned this before and it keeps popping back into my head… would you like me to do a beauty (more like my attempt to look a normal adult and not a clown) post? I remember saying I try to use mostly cruelty-free products, but of late I have been noticing that I haven’t and I feel horrible. What cruelty-free products do you use? Any you would recommend?

4. Last week I made over 150 cookies for my cousin’s bridal shower! I made little pink shoes and what were supposed to be clutches, but ended up being sparkly squares when I ran out of time! Recipe coming shortly! Promise!

5. I went in the pool for the first time this year! It took me awhile to make my way in, it t’was a wee bit chilly! When the pool was opened it was supposedly warmer, but with all of this rain it has cooled down tremendously! Dare I say it is freezing? Not necessarily complaining about the rain because it means that I don’t have to water my garden. 

6. What I am ogling over:

7. Total guilty pleasure song. Tween Bakelette is having a moment.

Orange Creamsicle Dress

Walking the plank. 

 My recent "postless" span lasted much longer than expected, but I hadn't even planned to be "postless" to begin with. I recently woke up early one morning and made two recipes, but neither were up to par. I had been counting on at least one of those as being a success and I was going to post it, but they were kind of gross. I tried to make a honey wheat bread that I had had a restaurant and I also tried to make honey cookies because I have this huge jar of honey. Well I used up a lot of honey, but it was all for naught. In this time I also made banana cupcakes, but never got around to frosting and photographing them. There were also some really dry cookies that had good flavor, they just need a little work, then I will be sharing those! Also in this time I make 150 something sugar cookies! And worked with royal icing! Needless to say its not like I wasn't in the kitchen, in fact I was in the kitchen a lot! Anyhoo, enough excuses and on with the outfit post.
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Weekly Scoop 6/7/2013

1. It’s June. What? Already? I don’t understand where January, February, March, April and May went! If you find any of them, I would like a refund please and thank you, but I do want to keep the pretty flowers!!

2. This week I got an immersion blender, holy heck I LOVE IT! The blender-blender that I have is practically a dinosaur and a pain in the tush to clean, so it rarely sees the light of day. So when I got this “boat propeller” I was really excited and the first thing I made was a smoothie! Delicious! I think I have boarded the smoothie train! Please share any smoothie recipes if you have them!

3. Recently I have been listening to the same like 8 songs in rapid rotation, and I like these songs, but sometimes I just need some new tunes to mix things up. Any suggestions? Also I am in need of some good running music!

4. I have completed 2 days of the Couch to 5k app! Granted, day 1 and day 2 were like a week apart, but I am starting somewhere! Now to just keep it a habit…

5. I started to read the Great Gatsby because I want to read it before I see the movie. I never had to read it in school, weird I know? But I have not gotten very far into it, I usually don’t start reading until midnight, when I am already half asleep so it’s not really surprising that I am only on chapter 2. Have any of you seen the movie? Should I see it in theaters or wait for DVD?

6. What’s new with you? Most likely it’s way more exciting than mine, so please share, I need to have fun vicariously through you. Hope that is okay with you!!

7. One month until my first Blog-o-versary! I want to make it big, well as big as I can and am able to consume. Any ideas or requests?  I cannot believe it has been one year, seriously whoa. Can’t stand it.

8. Pins and Bookmarks of Late: