As a Texas native, I can appreciate the delicious simplicity of vanilla ice cream. Not only did I grow up with (in my opinion) the creme de la creme of sweet treats – Blue Bell’s Homemade Vanilla – but nothing makes you appreciate a cool dessert like sweltering heat. It’s no surprise that July is both National Hot Dog Month and National Ice Cream Month – Independence Day wouldn’t be the same without either – but today is specifically reserved for ice cream of a certain simple flavor. Reconnect with good ’ol uncomplicated vanilla in honor of National Vanilla Ice Cream Day and try your hand at homemade ice cream.
Summer means a lot of things – heat, barbeques, family vacations. Lately, the only aspect of summer I’ve had the time to enjoy is weddings. I’m in two of them this summer and my life has been suddenly inundated with bridesmaid dresses, showers, registries and everything else that comes with summer weddings.
A friend is someone who is there for you. A best friend helps you move. A phenomenal friend helps you move to an upstairs apartment in the middle of a Texas summer!
I have a summer strawberry obsession. I love the sweet little berries and insist on trying my hand at growing them every year despite never having any luck. This year, I gave up on my inner fruit farmer and decided to celebrate the beginning of strawberry season (and my birthday!) with strawberry cake instead.