The youngest heads off to college next week, so we had a little fun family gathering this week for him. He’s been working at a local pizza restaurant for the past couple of years, so he we did a make-your-own-pizza bar, and had him show us his dough technique! He’s a big oreo fan, so I made him an Oreo pie for dessert. It was such a fun night.
Flea Market Fun
The start of school is quickly approaching, so I’m trying to live in denial for a bit longer. My husband took a couple of vacation days giving us a four-day weekend. On Friday, we got up early and headed to a small Iowa town about an hour and a half away to attend one of the biggest flea markets in the midwest. It was massive! Our intent was to shop in the morning, then have a picnic by a nearby lake for lunch, then head home. Instead, we spent 7 hours strolling the flea market, then came home and had dinner on the couch! It was still a great day, and we came home with some awesome finds.
My Limelight Hyrdangeas have the most beautiful huge flowers right now. I’m enjoying them freshly cut in my kitchen and screened porch right now, and then when they turn just a bit more pink, I’ll cut some for drying. You can read about my easy method for drying them HERE.
The garden is still pumping out tomatoes, with plenty more to come based on all the green ones still on the vines.
As a result, I’ve been making as many of my summer recipes that use tomatoes. Here are a few of my favorites in case you need some ideas, too.
Pictures from left to right:
- Fresh Garden Salsa
- Caprese Flatbread with Balsamic Glaze
- Caprese Club Sandwich with Basil Aioli
- Caprese Pasta Salad
- Corn, Tomato & Avocado Salad
- Balsamic Chicken with Fresh Tomatoes
We’re planning on spending the morning today canning both salsa and pizza sauce, but even so, I have more produce on my hands than I can use. I’ve been packing them up in little brown sacks and sending them off to the neighbors…
In Case You Missed It…
I gave makeovers to two of my inherited furniture pieces and used them in my guest bedroom update. You can see the beadboard cabinet that my dad made many years ago HERE, and the antique dresser that belonged to my great-grandmother HERE. The entire finished guest bedroom reveal is HERE. I love how the whole room turned out, and it’s already been put to use several times this summer.
This week was also the first Tuesday of August, which means our monthly Prime Purchases post! Check out all my most recent Prime finds HERE.
The Weekly Features!
As much as I hate to let go of summer, I have felt a subtle shift in my thinking start to happen this week. I think many of you are feeling it too, based on all the fall/winter posts many of you linked up this week.
Time to Celebrate Teachers | Feet Under My Table
How to Stand Out with Your Personal Style | Shelbee on the Edge
Decoupage Pumpkins | Kippi at Home
Reclaimed Wood Christmas Tree | The Apple Street Cottage
Baby Blanket with Pompoms | Howling at the Moon
All features have been pinned to the Sundays on Silverado Pinterest Board!
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