Hello friend, I hope you are well. I am good, busy with the garden, busy playing not cooking, busy enjoying the beauty of a Maine summer. This version of Links + Loves, aka Stuff I’ve Gotta Share and You’ve Gotta See aka Really Great Things is heavy on the entertainment side. So grab a drink and let me amuse you.
We’re relying on dips this summer to round out our meals because I’m really trying hard not to cook, just assemble. I would assemble this dip with apple slices and grapes and perhaps some strawberries. Have I told you my tale of woe about Maine strawberries this year? I look forward to strawberry season so much and it’s short here, two to three weeks max. This year, a pest destroyed many of the coastal strawberry crops. I was able to find two pints at a roadside stand, for which I paid dearly. That’s it. So next year, I’m going to have to plant my own some place the chickens can’t reach them. #mysocalledrurallife
I missed celebrating National Ice Cream day, which was last Sunday. Check out these literary inspired ice creams to make at home sans ice cream maker.
Have you fallen prey to these barbecue myths?
Dear friend, is time for a Targetvention? Have you been leaving the mega store with not one but two or three shopping carts piled high with deals and steals and super cute things that will make your life everything it isn’t? Will you take the #TargetChallenge? I have no intention of taking the challenge myself but please, be my guest, my Target Guest 🙂
Lighten up your face for summer.
Are you a Twi-head? Do you know about these Twilight short films?
Have you jumped on the podcast bandwagon yet? I have to admit, I’m more of a music person than a listening to people talking person but I’ve fallen in love with Mystery Show*. If you spent any part of your childhood under the covers with a flashlight reading Nancy Drew or Harry Potter, you need to check it out.
Tell me what your links + loves are this week in the comments.
Have a great week,
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