Sundays on Silverado #52

Life Lately

My tomatoes love the heat. Me, not so much.

Still hot here, just in case you were wondering. The tomatoes seem to enjoy the heat though, because this is the situation on my kitchen counter right now. The garden is literally exploding with tomatoes.

As a result, I’ve been creating recipes that use up as many tomatoes as I can. I have some goodies to share with you soon.

We tried to have Happy Hour on the deck one night, but even for us die-hard outdoors people, it was just too darn hot, so we moved inside after a few minutes. Happy Hour just isn’t quite as nice at the kitchen table.

Air Cooler Advice?

I’ve been trying to find some kind of small portable air cooler that doesn’t require us to vent outdoors. Just something we could move to the screen porch, the front porch, the back deck, that would blow cool air on us and let us enjoy being outside when it’s this stinkin’ hot.

We have fans, and that just blows more of the same hot air. I looked into a swamp cooler or water cooler type thing, and the information said it’s not recommended in our area because the humidity is too high here in July and August.

Anyone have any recommendations? I’d love to hear if you have found something that works!

In Case You Missed It…

We’ve been trying to stay cool with Easy Red Wine Slushies. These were so good that I picked up two more bottles of wine at the store yesterday to make them again. And again.

I bought California Roots wine from Target, which is perfect for wine slushies. It’s only FIVE DOLLARS a bottle, but surprisingly good for that price point. It might not be my first choice for drinking by the glass, but for slushies it works great.

For this month’s Pinterest Challenge, I contributed these Strawberry Crumble Bars. Mmmmm, a shortcrust base, sweet strawberry filling, and a buttery crumble on top.

If you haven’t checked out that post yet, you really should, because not only will you find my recipe, but a dozen more strawberry recipes from other talented bloggers. So many good ones to try!

The Strawberry Crumble Bars were so good, they were gone in a flash, and since I still had strawberries left, I made a second strawberry recipe that I hope to have up on the blog for you in the next few days. I love summer.

So many projects!

I have only about 2 weeks of summer break left, and I’m checking things off my summer project “to-do” list like crazy! I can’t wait to share the details of them all with you over the next couple of weeks…

Sunday Breakfast

My daughter and her husband are in town this weekend for a wedding, and staying with us, which means we get to have a lazy Sunday morning breakfast with them again. I’m making a new breakfast casserole for them (I’ll share with you later if it meets approval), and Peach Galette.

Is there anything better than lazy Sunday morning breakfast with people you love, good food, and plenty of coffee?

The Weekly Features!

I really enjoy browsing through all the inspiring posts you guys share each week. So much creativity.

Thrift Store Transformation | Junk to Gems

There are so many beautiful things in this picture that my eyes didn’t know where to look! Yes, the thrift store transformation of the flower basket is stunning, but so is everything else in this room!

Repurposed Chair Seat Dog Leash Holder | Interior Frugalista

Marie always has such great ideas, but this one is a home run! I mean, really. A chair seat into this adorable dog leash holder? Brilliant. If I still had a pup, I’d make one of these for myself!

Midsummer Farm Table | Common Ground

Southwestern Frame Gets a Coastal Update | Creative Moments

All features have been pinned to the Sundays on Silverado Pinterest Board!

Can’t wait to see what you have been up to this week!

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12 thoughts on “Sundays on Silverado #52

  1. Thanks again for hosting this lovely party every week! I know how much time and effort goes into doing so and I want you to know that it is greatly appreciated!! Stay safe, healthy and happy!!

  2. Thanks so much for sharing my mid-summer farm table bucket. The heat has been horrible in SW Missouri, too. We have a covered back porch with ceiling fans and when those are on it’s relatively comfortable. Hope you find a product for your porches! thanks for hosting!!

  3. I have the same problem on my screened porch, it’s just too hot at time to sit and enjoy it! Wish I could help with the air cooler advice.
    Thanks for the party 🙂

  4. Oh Niky, I am so sorry that the wicked heat and humidity is ruining your outdoor happy hour time! That is absolutely miserable. As much as I can complain about the long winters where I live, I have to say that the summers here are pretty amazing. We barely even reach 80 degrees on most days. So I have no need for air coolers and therefore no recommendations either. But I hope you can find something to improve your summer outdoor enjoyment! Thanks for the party. Have a happy Sunday!


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