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a yellow and orange sunflower.

Scattered Sundays

Who wants to talk about my awful periods again? No one? Well, buckle up because this post is a doozy. Things have changed and surgeries are happening. It’s going to be fine. Nobody ovary-act.

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If you’re new around here, confessions are a time for us to all unburden ourselves of the silliness we’re feeling at the moment. I share dumb things, then you share dumb things, and we...

a bowl of frozen blackberries with a sprig of mint

Freezing Blackberries

Learn all the tips and tricks for Freezing Blackberries to stock your freezer with this amazing seasonal fruit. Learning how to freeze blackberries is a great way to preserve this delicious summertime crop.  As an...

a glass bottle of blackberry simple syrup with a glass of syrup and sparkling water with a gold straw.

Blackberry Simple Syrup

Learn how easy it is to make your own Blackberry Simple Syrup for desserts, cocktails, tea, and other drinks. You’ll love the amazing flavor of blackberry syrup for drinks and more. As an Amazon Associate, I...

Scattered Sundays

This week I got the best gift of all. The gift of solo time and silence. Delicious, delicious silence. We had planned to spend a week at my inlaw’s house at Ocean Shores from...

homemade corn pizza on a cast iron pizza stone topped with Parmesan, bacon, and sliced green onions.

Corn Pizza

Enjoy your favorite tastes of summer with this incredible corn pizza. Roasted sweet corn, bacon, garlic, and cheese come together in a delicious and simple homemade pizza recipe. As an Amazon Associate, I earn...

a glass jar of peach compote on a white board with a spoon and cinnamon sticks.

Peach Compote

Homemade Peach Compote is a delicious sauce or topping for ice cream, waffles/pancakes, or enjoy it as a side dish. This tasty homemade condiment is so simple to make with just a few ingredients....

Scattered Sundays

Ok friends, enough teasing. Remember last week when I told you I was going to introduce you to a new family member this week? Well, friends, meet Lando. Lando CaLeafian to be exact.

How to Peel Peaches

This easy-to-follow tutorial will teach you how to peel peaches like a pro. Skinning peaches is simple and makes snacking, dessert prep, and canning easier. There are three easy ways to peel peaches and I’ll walk...

a half-pint canning jar of jalapeño simple syrup with a glass of sparkling water and jalapeños on a white board.

Jalapeño Simple Syrup

Learn how easy it is to make your own Jalapeño Simple Syrup for desserts, cocktails, tea, and limeade. You’ll love the amazing flavor of jalapeño syrup for drinks and more. Enjoy this sweet and spicy jalapeño...

4 jars of peach freezer jam with fresh peaches and mint on a white board.

Peach Freezer Jam

An incredibly fresh-tasting jam, this Peach Freezer Jam is beyond simple to make. Just four ingredients and 20 minutes, and you’ll have a homemade low-sugar peach jam without canning.  As an Amazon Associate, I...

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Scattered Sundays

Full disclosure: this post was written and scheduled by Friday morning so that I could fully enjoy our trip to Canada to hang out with Katie. It is likely that the world (we all...