sweet summer time


When I think summer, I think summery dresses. Light weight fabrics, and sandals. Living in Minnesota, these months are short, so you must take full advantage of any opportunity to not wear a sweater, or closed toed shoes. I have been  on a print kick, which is abnormal to my normal basic t shirt and short combination. Maybe it is the cute madewell catalog persuading me to hop onto the print train.

I found this flow dress from Pink Blush, perfectly cute, lightweight, and perfect for a summer morning, day or night. Pink Blushis going to give one honee bee reader a chance to win a giftcard and be able to find their own cute and special piece.

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dress// pink blush shoes 1// old navy shoes 2// ralph lauren hat// nordstrom belt// target

Dress it up, dress it down. Wear it out on the town. ;) go check out pink blush. One lucky reader will receive $30 shop credit, and all honee bee readers get an exclusive coupon for 15% off with the code "HONEEBEE15"

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stone fruit season


 Summer produce is one of the greatest pleasures of living on this earth, especially when it comes to the fruit section. Fresh blueberries, raspberries, peaches- the list goes on, taste infamously better in the summer.

The other day I was talking to chad about my love for all of the summer fruits, and began talking about stone fruits. i was explaining to him the certain fruits that would be considered stone fruits, such as cherries, plums, peaches, and telling him how these fruits were my favorite. I went onto say, but I dont really know why they are called stone fruits chad began to laugh as he instantly knew the answer. They all have pits, or stones in the middle. So much for me being the chef in the family ;)

Anyway- so after talking about my love for stone fruits, it created a switch within me to bake and eat as many stone fruits as possible this past month. We have been eating cherries for breakfast, having peaches and cream for desert, and crumbles and tarts galaore.

A few nights ago I was extremely restless. I woke up at 1am and was wide awake. The previous week had been a busy one, so I think that I was so exhausted that I could not sleep. So instead of sitting there and dwelling on sweet nothings, I decided it was the time to bake a crumble. I had read about this crumble for several weeks, and had planned to make it several times. But, I never got around to it. So I just went for it. And it was so relaxing, I was spending time with my beloved kitchen and it was great. 60 minutes later, my crumble smelled amazing and I crawled back to bed with a big smile on my face. 

stone fruit crumble 

oat topping:
1/3 cup flour ( I used gf flour)
1/4 brown sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup old fashioned oats
1/2 cup butter chilled unsalted butter
8 cups stone fruit or berries (I used peaches and blackberries)
1 cup sugar
2 tbsp cornstarch
1 tsp finely grated lime zest
2 tsp fresh lime juice

1. pulse flour, brown sugar, salt, and 3/4 cup oats in a food pressor and blend. pulse in butter until no dry spots remain. Transfer to a bowl and work in 1/4 cup oats with your fingers.
2. preheat 375, toss fruit with sugar, cornstarch, zest, juice, and slat.
3. transfer fruit to a baking dish. scatter oat topping over. bake for 60-70 minutes and cool for at least an hour before serving.

This season is short lived, so I thought I would share a recipe for you and your loved ones to take advantage of, while the fruits are still in season! You can make this crumble for breakfast or desert. And with the sweet tooth that I have, you know that I have had it for both breakfast and desert, numerous times. Enjoy!

recipe adapted from Bon Appetit

little bits of home


We are no where near settled in our new place, but since people have been asking I thought I would share a few photos of our space. I have posted a few on instagram but here are a few more. It has officially been one month that we have been moved in and it is feeling better every day. Things slowly have their homes and we are no longer living out of boxes. It feels good! This month of settling has been somewhat difficult because it is the month of july. I dont know how your julys go.. but this past month has been off the charts crazy busy, (in a good way). But this has lead to us spending a very little amount of time in our new space! Between traveling, spending time with friends and family, and that whole settling in thing, I feel like my head is spinning. I keep thinking oh once I finish grad school life will get less crazy, or I cant wait until this happens because I will be less busy. But that simply is not the case. Every season increasingly becomes busier. I guess I just have to keep improving my time management skills ;) enough with me continuously stating that I feel so busy.

Hope you enjoyed this little preview of our space, more photos and settling in stories to come!

hello, hello, hello


hello! it's been a little while since i have been on this space. over the past few weeks i have completed my graduate school coursework (now just the field experience, hooray!), we have moved, and have actually been with out internet today. i was surprised at how well i handled not having any internet access for the past few weeks. i suppose it didn't really bother me because i always knew that there was a coffee shop close by and was able to check instagram on my phone but i hardly noticed it was gone. now, that husband of mine... he has been counting down the hours until we were connected once again. and now that we are connected, it does feel good.

but now... to catch up on all of those emails and bills, all of those fun things you do online. isn't moving fun?!

we are having so much fun settling into our new home. it's an older home with beautiful wooden floors (that squeak! my favorite!) filled with character. initially i was feeling so overwhelmed with the moving process. where do i put my forks? where is my favorite sweater? but long at last, we are getting settled. we even moved my garden and planter box (thank you chad and friends). i have to say, we are the most, urban gardeners on the block. our home is blocks away from a few lakes, and beautiful bike rides are seconds away. to say the least, i love our new home, and i am so excited to get fully settled.

so once again, i am back. as long as our connection keeps working ;)

the 4th of july, the best american holiday of the year.


hope you had a great 4th of july celebrating the many freedoms we have here in the USA

ours were filled with:

motorcycle rides (that are even themed american colors ;) )
more red-white-and-blue

in whatever way you celebrated, i hope you remembered the true blessings of this country and all of the freedoms we have, and wore lots of red-white-and-blue ;)
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