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Homemade Strawberry Syrup for Strawberry Milk

Homemade Strawberry Syrup for Strawberry Milk
Last week was intense (as you know if you follow me on Instagram).

On Sunday evening I started not feeling well. I was generally tired and had a sore throat. I told Reuben to promise that he would stay home the next day, though I was only kidding. Surely I would be better by morning. Ha.

The next day I had a fever/aches/horrible sore throat. I hurt to swallow water. And I had a random pain in my foot that gave me a limp. I mean...???

I am so thankful that Reuben is able to get off of work easily. He was awesome, keeping us all fed and taking care of the kids. He even cooked us Stuffed Pepper Casserole for supper. What a guy.

Homemade Strawberry Syrup for Strawberry Milk
It was really frustrating to be out of commission for a couple of days. I had several shoots planned, along with writing/editing/recipe testing. BUT it forced me to slow down. On the days I was still recovering I did things that I usually don't have time for but love. And, as being sick always does, it made me grateful for good health. I don't know how moms with chronic pain/sickness deal!


A Tea Party with Helen

Tea Party with Helen
The other day, I decided to have a tea party with Helen. She was feeling under the weather, and I thought it would be a good way to get her to drink some healing tea. Besides, she had spotted my fine china teacups in the cupboard and was begging me to let her use them.


Tea Party with Helen
I decided that my collection of bone china teacups (relics of my tea party obsession) had been sitting in the cupboard collecting dust long enough. I swung open the door and asked Helen which cup she wanted. Of course she chose my favorite cup of all time, which I've had since I was a teen.


In Season NOW: Vidalia Onions

Thanks to the Vidalia Onion Committee for sponsoring this post! All opinions are completely my own, of course!

All About Vidalia Onions
You guys, I'm so thrilled to be working with Vidalia Onions! I've been a fan for years, and I'm excited to tell you all about this fabulous sweet onion:

Psssst...stay until the end for a giveaway!

What are Vidalia Onions?

The Vidalia was the original sweet onion. It has been grown for over 80 years: Back in Depression-Era Georgia, farmers discovered that the onions that they grew in the sandy Georgia soil weren't hot!
These days, to be labeled a true Vidalia, they must be grown in one of 20 counties in Georgia. The soil and conditions in Georgia are perfect for growing Vidalia onions: mild winters and low sulfur soil produce a sweet flavor. Basically, Vidalias are sweet onions, but not all sweet onions are Vidalias. I had no idea until recently that there was a difference! :)

6 Delicious Spring Recipes Perfect For The Season

Hey guys! I'd like to welcome Isadora Guidoni, who is a writer for homeyou. There she shares yummy-looking recipe roundups, and she has a lovely spring-themed one for us today. Take it away, Isadora!


With spring here and the warmer weather getting closer and closer, it’s time to try healthier recipes that will nourish you and your family while bringing an impressive party of flavors. These selected recipes celebrate spring with some delicious seasonal produce that makes every dish special and tasty. Check them out!

1. Spring Asparagus Quinoa Salad

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To start this list, nothing says fresh produce like a tasty-looking salad! This colorful option from Garlic And Zest mixes quinoa, asparagus, radishes, peas, cucumber and olives for a flavorful salad dressed in a lemon shallot dressing. Doesn’t it sound delicious? Get the recipe!

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