Creamy Cucumber Salad @themerrythoughtWe’re still working away on my cousin’s new house that I’ll be moving into soon! I’m actually heading out to pick up some new floors today! Until that’s ready for us, I moved in with my aunt and uncle because I had to be out of my apartment. One of the many perks to living with them is that they have amazing gardens all around their house. Gorgeous flowers, fresh herbs, veggies, huge raspberry bushes… needless to say, I’ve been going out and snagging a few snacks every day. It has me so excited to have a garden of my own next year! Since I have so many fresh veggies at my fingertips, I’ve been trying out simple recipes using some of what they have in the gardens. To prove that milkshakes aren’t the only thing we’ve been eating lately, I decided to share some of the recipes I’ve been trying out!Creamy Cucumber Salad @themerrythoughtCreamy Cucumber Salad
4 medium sized cucumbers
1/2 cup sour cream
Juice from 1/2 lemon
2 small garlic cloves, pressed
1 Tbsp fresh dill, chopped
Salt and pepper, to taste

In a medium bowl, combine sour cream, lemon juice, garlic, dill, salt and pepper.
Slice cucumbers into thin half rounds. Add to mixture and toss to coat evenly.
Serve immediately or refrigerate up to 8 hours.
Creamy Cucumber Salad @themerrythoughtCreamy Cucumber Salad @themerrythoughtxo. Caitlin

  • Friday, August 26, 2016 - 6:11 am

    Lali - Yummie, this looks so delicious!! <3ReplyCancel

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DIY Drying Rack @themerrythought for @homedepotThis is one of those projects that I’ve had on my to-make list for quite a while; and every time I did laundry and needed it, would be annoyed that I hadn’t made it yet! Finallyyy it’s made and I’m so glad to have this extra space for drying clothes that can’t go in the dryer! And in the coming months, I know I’ll get more use out of it as I won’t be able to use my clothes line during the freezing months of winter. Currently I’m just using it when I feel too lazy to walk all the way outside! 😏DIY Drying Rack @themerrythought for @homedepotWhen Home Depot asked us to do a DIY Challenge using millworks as our material, I knew this project would be perfect for that! I wanted something that would hold more than just a couple things, be able to move to sunny spots within the house and most importantly, be able to fold up for storage when not in use. It’s also perfect for drying bulkier items (I’m thinking it will be nice in winter to dry the boy’s snow gear) because it has dowels that can move, so you can slide the dowels around to accommodate those items. You can find the tutorial for how to make your own over on The Home Depot’s blogDIY Drying Rack @themerrythought for @homedepotDIY Drying Rack @themerrythought for @homedepot

-Manda

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Waffle & Bacon Milkshake @themerrythought with @perrysicecreamWho says you can’t have ice cream for breakfast?! We’re pretty sure this milkshake just gave us the perfect excuse to! Maple & bacon are a favorite combination – remember these donuts?!! So we thought it would be fun to put a breakfast spin on the #milkshakemonday series and couldn’t resist pairing some waffles and bacon with Perry’s Maple Walnut Ice Cream! This milkshake takes your favorite breakfast items and combines them into one delicious milkshake – perfect to enjoy any time of day!Waffle & Bacon Milkshake @themerrythought with @perrysicecreamWaffle and Bacon Milkshake

Perry’s Maple Walnut Ice Cream
– milk
– maple syrup
– bacon, slices and crumbled
– whipped cream
– waffles

Line rim of a tall glass with maple syrup. Press crumbled bacon onto maple syrup. In a blender, blend together ice cream and milk until smooth and creamy, but still thick. Pour into glass. Top with waffle slices, bacon, whipped cream and maple syrup. Enjoy!Waffle & Bacon Milkshake @themerrythought with @perrysicecreamWaffle & Bacon Milkshake @themerrythought with @perrysicecream

Waffle & Bacon Milkshake @themerrythought with @perrysicecream

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DIY Hanging Photo Shelf @themerrythought for @kodakmomentpinsLast month we shared a recent summer adventure to some of our favorite spots in Rochester. We documented the day using the Kodak Moments app and had some of those photos printed as Moment Cards. Once they arrived in our mailbox, we wanted a pretty place to show them off, so we made this little shelf to display some of our favorite things – photos and plants!DIY Hanging Photo Shelf @themerrythought for @kodakmomentpinsDIY Hanging Photo Shelf @themerrythought for @kodakmomentpinsDIY Hanging Photo Shelf @themerrythought for @kodakmomentpinsDIY Hanging Photo Shelf @themerrythought for @kodakmomentpinsMaterials:

– wood (we used a 1-1/8″ thick pine board)
– miter box
– table saw
– hole saw
– sandpaper
– leather straps
– leather punch
– hammer & nails

Directions: Cut wood to length using miter box (ours is 16″ long). Use a table saw to cut a slot across the center of board, we made our slot half the length of the board (8″ long). Use a hole saw to cut out a hole the size of planter right underneath it’s rim, centered on the other half of the board. Sand shelf as needed. Cut two leather straps to desired length (ours are 33″). Punch holes at each end of leather straps. Use hammer & nails to hang leather straps, creating a loop for the shelf to slide in. Slide in wood shelf. Add planter & photo.
DIY Hanging Photo Shelf @themerrythought for @kodakmomentpinsWe love having our photos printed (and it’s so easy to print these from the app – just a couple clicks and then they’re mailed right to your doorstep!) – and these Moment Cards are gorgeous and print the story right on the back, making it a great way to save & display your favorite memories! You can download the free Kodak Moments app here for iOS and here for Android. Once you have it, you can find us on there as The Merrythought and see more of our photos!DIY Hanging Photo Shelf @themerrythought for @kodakmomentpinsDIY Hanging Photo Shelf @themerrythought for @kodakmomentpins

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Caramel Craze Milkshake @themerrythought with @perrysicecreamBack again this week with another decadent milkshake for our #milkshakemonday series! This one is a favorite for us – we love salted caramel and have been slightly obsessed with Perry’s Deep Sea Treasure ice cream ever since our first bite! And since it’s one of our favorite flavors, we of course needed to use it in a milkshake! This delicious milkshake is filled with caramel sweetness, a hint of saltiness and little bits of chocolate goodness throughout! Go ahead and make one now because you need this in your life! Caramel Craze Milkshake @themerrythought with @perrysicecreamCaramel Craze Milkshake @themerrythought with @perrysicecreamCaramel Craze Milkshake

Perry’s Deep Sea Treasure Ice Cream
– milk
salted caramel sauce
– whipped cream
– cow tales candy
– sugar daddies
– caramel candy bar

In a blender, blend together ice cream and milk until smooth and creamy, but still thick. Drizzle salted caramel sauce on the inside of glass and add the milkshake. Top with whipped cream, candy bar, cow tales, and sugar daddies. Drizzle with salted caramel sauce and enjoy!
Caramel Craze Milkshake @themerrythought with @perrysicecream

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  • Monday, August 15, 2016 - 1:36 pm

    georga - Hi there,

    I love your blog with all my heart and I was wondering if you guys could each do a house/room tour? In video or blog form, I think it would be really cool xxReplyCancel

  • Monday, August 15, 2016 - 3:56 pm

    Andrea Handojo - You guys are killin it with all of these yummy milk shake ideas! I’m a sucker for caramel, so this looks like heaven!

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