Last week at Lyndsay’s shower, our cousin, Rachel, brought an amazing minty fruit salad. I had three helpings plus a few extra bites every time I walked past the table… I could not get enough of it! I decided to make myself a big bowl of it to eat throughout the week this week and thought you might all like to (or need to) whip one up for Fourth of July festivities this weekend.
Mint Summer Salad
1/4 Large Honeydew Melon, chopped
6 oz Blueberries
3 Kiwis, peeled and sliced
8+ Mint Leaves, chopped
Juice of 1/2 Lime (Optional)
Combine and enjoy!
Happy Fourth of July! Have a wonderful weekend!
The last couple weeks have been busy. Crazy busy. Like not knowing what day it is and then forgetting to take children to their appointments kind of busy. Yikes! But it’s also been fun…full of family visits, summer vacation officially starting, good food and celebrations.
One of the celebrations included a baby shower for my baby sister! I still can’t even wrap my mind around the fact that little Lyndsay is having a baby!! I’m looking forward to a new little one to spoil in the fall – I love being an Auntie! Because of the many parties that were happening within a couple weeks, we didn’t plan for any of the celebrations to be featured on the blog – that just adds a whole new element of prep & planning, and we didn’t want the extra pressure of adding that in. However, we had some requests to show at least a few photos from the shower – so here’s a little glimpse of the baby shower Caitlin, Marla and I (along with my mama) threw for Lyndsay & her sweet babe to be!
The shower was a brunch, with a rustic/outdoorsy feel since Lyndsay and her husband, Andy, love backpacking & hiking. It was supposed to happen outside but we had a mini monsoon that weekend and had to improvise for an indoor gathering. One of the highlights of the shower was a donut bar, with donuts from Paula’s Donuts, a nearby donut shop that we love! We decorated with succulunets (a nod to Lyndsay’s California living!) and lots of ferns and flowers from my mom’s gardens. The succulents also served as the favors, we wrapped a bunch in kraft paper and guests could take them home. It was a fun morning – spending time with family & friends, enjoying some favorite foods, playing games and getting to love on the mama to be!
(The cake was Blueberry Breakfast Cake and it was delicious and perfect for a brunch! You can find the recipe here).
We can’t wait for this little one to arrive!
Summer is in full swing around here! Even if we can’t tell from all this cool, rainy weather we’ve been having. (Last night at my cousin’s grad party, my Grandma was wearing her winter coat!!) Since heat & I don’t really get along that well, I won’t complain about cooler summer days…all this rain though – ughhh! I could definitely use a break from that – my wood doormat has definitely been broken in with a lot of muddy boots using it (and here I was thinking we made it too late in the spring season to get full use out of it)!
So maybe it doesn’t feel exactly summer-ish weather-wise around here, but it can certainly taste like summer, especially with these delicious watermelon mojito mocktails! The mint and lime blend perfectly with sweet, juicy watermelon, making this a cool, refreshing drink!
Watermelon Mojito Mocktail
(makes approximately 2 drinks)
3 cups chopped watermelon
juice of 2 limes
1 1/2 teaspoons sugar
In a blender, blend watermelon, lime juice and 1 teaspoon sugar until smooth. In the bottom of each glass, muddle 2 mint leaves with 1/4 teaspoon sugar. Add in watermelon puree, filling about 1/2 full. Add ice, a splash of ginger ale and top with club soda. Stir to combine. Garnish with mint sprig and watermelon slice if desired.
Cheers to summer!