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Talk of the Weekend #2

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You guys are the best.  I soooo loved your sweet (and funny 🙂 ) comments and emails on the last of the Summer Home Tour posts! And as much as we could talk for hours today about everything we could put in a jar, (because there are a lot of things) we are not going to talk about that.  Nope. Today we are going to talk about these totally unrelated things that will enlighten your life. 🙂

1.   Did you know that this woman has a new cookbook coming out in October?

And this book may be the best thing since the invention of the Magic Eraser.

Ina Garten Make it Ahead

Seriously.  It is going to keep me from running around like a crazy person the last hour before a dinner party.  (I can hear the members of my family singing a chorus of Hallelujah right now.)

2.  And did you know that this recipe is from that life altering book? It could possibly become my mother’s all-time favorite dessert.

(Warning…there is ice cream in the photo.)

Skillet brownie recipe from Ina Gartens book Make it

Don’t say I didn’t warn you.

3.  Do you remember back in Home Tour part 2, I told you I love reading Treasure Island in the summer? Dear old Long John Silver and Jim Hawkins. Someone else must love it as well.

Just look at this amazing art.

Treasure Island altered book artsource

Makes me want to cut up a book. 🙂

4.  Are you as excited as I am for this movie to come out next month?

And So It Goes Movie

Love Diane Keaton (although I am not sure if I will love her singing. 🙂 )

5.  Do you remember back in the spring when I did a post on The Cottage Company? Well I left this house out of the post because I thought it would be perfect to peruse around the 4th of July.

Nautical house from the Cottage

Nautical cottage from The Cottage

Aren’t you glad I saved it until now? 🙂

5.  Some of you love VW vans as much as I do.

Did you know they make these for your computer?

vw usb drive

Classic 1962 VW Camper Van USB Memory Stick 8Gb – Red

How cute is that?!

6.  And speaking of cute, several of you asked about the cute red and white striped cups in the centerpiece the other day.

4th of July ice cream party centerpieceLet’s just say, it’s a good thing I don’t live in Australia because all my money would be spent on this company’s precious party things and pottery.  I found the cups at Homegoods, but I believe they were part of this discontinued line from last year.

Robert Gordon Australia line of party goods from summer

Ebay is still a good source if your heart is set on any of the discontinued items. 🙂

7.  Have you seen these sweet treats on Pinterest using ice cream cups and my favorite ribbon?

4th of July dessert smores kit

My daughter the-smores-queen would be in Heaven with that!

8.  My parents make an annual trip to this place each summer to treat my family and my sister’s family to ice cream.  (Yes, I know…I am talking about ice cream again.) Yesterday was the day for our fun trip. 🙂

Lane Southern Orchard

 We shopped …

Lane peaches

jams and jelllies

shopping at Lanes(my sister and my dad)

We toured the peach packing line.

packing peaches

peach packingAnd of course we had ice cream. 🙂

This was my serving.

homemade peach ice cream

(It was very small.)

This was my father’s serving(s).

ice cream cupsYou see I get it honestly. 🙂

9.  The recipe for Lane’s ice cream is here.

10.  And when we got home, this was waiting for us on the porch steps from my father-in-law.

cornIt’s my very favorite…Silver Queen. Guess what we are having for dinner? 🙂

I hope your weekend is full of Summer’s goodness.

corn in the garden

Until next time…

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Cindy Hattersley - July 5, 2014 - 7:58 am

Could your father in law make a stop at my house please.?
Ha ha! I will see what I can do to get him to bring you some corn. 🙂

Debbie - July 2, 2014 - 7:41 pm

No Kelly, remember Annie Hall ?? Diane can really carry a tune !!!
Oh yes! That’s right! Gosh that movie seems like a lifetime ago.
Thanks for reminding me. 🙂

Susie in MO - June 30, 2014 - 10:08 pm

We were introduced to Silver Queen in central Pennsylvania back in the 80s – oh my goodness…there is NO other corn to match…and can’t wait for Ina’s book! Thanks for the heads up 🙂 Loved this post, as always Kelly.
I am glad to know that there is someone else out there that appreciates the goodness of Silver Queen. 🙂 Glad you enjoyed the post, Susie.
Hope you are enjoying a wonderful summer!

Marianne in Mo. - June 30, 2014 - 12:55 pm

OH LORDY, PEACHES! BE STILL, MY HEART! I adore peaches – pie, cobbler, preserves, ice cream, yogurt – anything peachy! Not one single soul in my family likes them – at all. 🙁 I feel alone on a deserted island! Love your post today, and I’m glad peaches were almost last, because I would have not even absorbed anything else. I had a fresh sweet peach with my yogurt and granola this morning – yum!
Another peach fan! 🙂 That is terrible, though, that no one else in your family likes them Marianne. What’s not to like about peaches?? Well at least you don’t have to share. LOL
Hope you are enjoying your week.

Shirley@Housepitality Designs - June 30, 2014 - 11:23 am

This post is loaded with goodies such as announcement of that great book (that I am so in need of!), a great movie (just look at that background) and fabulous rooms and oh that fabulous place for peaches and ice cream!!!….thanks Kelly!…have a wonderful day!
Random goodies! I am glad you found things in the post that you like Shirley. I was looking at the background in the movie too. (Aren’t we the house-lookers?!) I don’t think that it will have the great sets like other Diane Keaton movies, but I do think the rooms will be interesting.
Thanks for reading and commenting!

Donnamae - June 29, 2014 - 11:39 pm

Oh my…you’ve got me drooling at the ice cream! Peach? Sounds wonderful! 😉
It was wonderful! You should make some so that you can enjoy it too. 🙂

missy - June 29, 2014 - 8:34 pm

Thought of you when I saw this. Next time you are up this way we can go in together and split this rental. That way it would only be about $2,000 each per night!!! 😉
Yikes! Don’t think we will be renting that one anytime soon…even if we do split it with you. That’s just a little out of our budget. LOL It is a gorgeous cabin though, and it has all the amenities of Blackberry Farm. (But at that rate, it should come with your own personal chef for all your meals!)
Thanks for sharing!

Dawn - June 29, 2014 - 6:25 pm


I love any thing peach! That ice cream looks divine. We had corn on the cob this weekend too. I will be stocking up on more corn for the up coming holiday weekend when my nieces visit. Thanks for all of the inspiration!
Dawn, you and my son would get along splendidly since he loves anything peach as well. 🙂 The ice cream was delicious! I hope you have a fun 4th of July with your nieces!

Mimi - June 29, 2014 - 11:09 am

Being from Georgia, I had you pegged as more of a Peaches and Cream (hybrid of corn) kind of girl! Ha! That shot of the corn looks like it could have been taken down the road from me, but the red soil is a dead giveaway. 🙂

I loved the tour of Lane’s and seeing a quick glimpse of your dad and sister. What a fun tradition!
Nope..Silver Queen all the way. He pulled 700 ears (yes, that number is correct) of Ambrosia yesterday, but sent me a bucket of silver queen again. 🙂 Yes, there is red clay here…lots of it! Glad you enjoyed the tour of Lane’s.
Hope you are having a good week Mimi!

Lucinda - June 29, 2014 - 9:59 am

That was the first I’d heard about that movie…I’ll definitely put it on my must see list. Love all your 4th of July decor, inspired me to put mine out yesterday.
Yay! You got your decorations out Lucinda! I am glad I could give you a head’s up on the movie. I think it will be a funny one.
Enjoy your week!

Carolyn - June 28, 2014 - 11:20 pm

I taught Treasure Island when I was a middle school teacher. I had my students look for clues for characterization based on their names. Jim Hawkins seemed to be like a Hawk- always seeing everything; Squire Trelawney- of the law and tall; LJS- a long john is a weapon; silver- treasure. You get the point. What a great story and look at the 3d book art! I don’t know if I could cut up a book though!
Oh my goodness! I have only read TI for pleasure, but thank you for the lessons on literature found in it. Why in the world didn’t I think to look for the symbolism in the names?? I am falling down on my job.:) I know I could not cut up a book…because it would just be a big mess if I did!

Paula B. - June 28, 2014 - 8:19 pm

So many summer delights in this post, I have to come back and take it all in, again, later. My father loved Treasure Island, also. (He was an English teacher!) Looks like summer is well underway around you – we have awhile to go for local peaches and a little longer, for corn. I’m just glad that school is finally out and the weather says “Summer”. I hadn’t seen or heard any hype for this Keaton/Douglas movie until yesterday, something to look forward to, along with the Keira Knightly/Mark Ruffalo one. Enjoy the rest of the weekend, and may there be lots more ice cream outings in your plans.
Yay! Another Treasure Island fan! Yes, that movie will be one to look forward to (and the one you mentioned as well.) There will be ice cream for the 4th for sure. 🙂

Garden, Home and Party - June 28, 2014 - 7:25 pm

I love the two rooms you saved for this post. I watched the trailer on the movie and it’s right up my ally. You may be right about Diane Keaton singing, but hey, almost anything she’s in works for me.

Oh, my, that corn, what a treat to have a neighbor, friend, growing corn. The peach farm visit looked amazing too. I love peach pie and peach ice cream.
I’m beginning to love summer.
Another reader said that we will be pleasantly surprised with Diane Keaton’s singing. So perhaps she can pull it off! I am glad you are beginning to love summer. There are so many good things to enjoy about it!

Ann - June 28, 2014 - 7:09 pm

Kelly, I loved the Treasure Island book art! And your comment *makes me want to cut up a book*! Lol! Me,too. Except mine would probably just look like a destroyed book. Yours would be adorable, I’m sure! There were so many enjoyable things in this post. A VW van memory stick?? Too funny.

Thanks, Ann
I doubt my book cutting would be very good. I have a difficult time with 3-d art. (Totally bombed sculpture in an art class in college!) Yep..that vw memory stick was so clever. Must get one!

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life - June 28, 2014 - 6:15 pm

Oh I love peach ice cream, I would be in heaven and that chocolate dessert from Ina would have be moaning too.
Oh yes, Marty, we could definitely have a sugar fest between the two of those desserts! It would be enough to give Father Tim a diabetic coma. 🙂

Vikki - June 28, 2014 - 5:29 pm

Love this post for so many reasons. Can’t wait for the movie.. Summer isn’t here until I have peach ice cream! And the Barefoot a Contessa recipe looks relish. Thanks.
You are welcome Vikki! I think the movie will be a lot of fun. I am chomping at the bit for the cookbook!

Debra - June 28, 2014 - 5:09 pm

I scream, you scream, the gang at Kelly’s all screams for ice cream, for sure! Yum! My Chicago one was out yesterday and we painted a dresser she had wanted done. We ended the day with grilled steak and salad. Dessert was our local Dairy Queen, not as deluxe as your Lane ice cream. I had just a small portion as well, a chocolate covered dilly bar was to my liking. Thank you for all the source/links you posted today. I was wondering where you purchased that striped ribbon and now I know. Do you purchase quite a bit from Paper Source? I’d like to go see that movie, as well. What is it about Diane Keaton and the movies she has been in lately. I love the one “Something’s Gotta Give” and I know you do too. That house, that beach, that décor, that kitchen and on it goes. Drool fest! Maybe this one will supply more house eye candy? Oh, and why does she always have to look so darn cute in those hats she always wears? Do you wear hats in the summer? Well, your corn looked yummy. What will you be serving with it? Saturday night here is bringing an Ole’, as it is strawberry margaritas and taco goodness. Oh, it is HOT …HOT…HOT in the Midwest this weekend. Until your next post Kelly, stay cool if you can, I know I am trying.

Yum…Dilly Bars! But I always want a Heath Bar Blizzard when I am there. I used to get the Moolatte, but boy at the caffeine in it!!I do purchase a lot from Paper Source. I am a kid in a candy store there!
No hats on me now, although my wedding veil was a hat. 🙂 Corn was served with roast beef at one meal, and tonight’s will be with grilled chicken.
YOU try to stay cool!

Jill - June 28, 2014 - 3:03 pm

So glad you decided to post today. It’s helping me get through a three hour (so far) traffic jam in Virginia! Trying to stay positive and think of it as extended vacation….in the van with three kids. Ha! Ina’s dessert is torturous though. It looks very yummy! Your peaches and corn are so “Summer.” Enjoy!
Jill that is awful awful!! Three hours?? I hope your kids had something to keep them occupied (and a snack or two!) And I hope it was all cleared up soon after you left your comment here. Thanks for reading (even if it was in the middle of a traffic jam. 🙁 )
Hope your Sunday is better than your Saturday.

Leslie Anne @ Fairhope Supply Co. - June 28, 2014 - 3:03 pm

I wonder if anyone has ever tried to make Silver Queen – Ice-cream??? It could go one way or the other. Hmmm.

You try it first!
Hmmm…well there IS corn pudding, but isn’t it served warm? I don’t think I would want to mess up my nice cold ice cream with a vegetable (that I like hot.) BUT I do put milk in my creamed corn when it is cooking…does that count? LOL

Mary from Virginia - June 28, 2014 - 1:57 pm

I like your Dad’s serving better. Excuse my language here, but my father used to say “who the hell can eat JUST a scoop of ice cream.?” He taught my boys to believe 4 scoops of ice cream was the norm! I get hungry every time I come to your blog!

Fun post and thanks for the heads up about Ina Garten’s new book. I hadn’t heard.

How much corn does your Father In Law plant? Silver Queen is the best!

Love all your jars. I have a collection too. =)
I agree with your dad! So true. Glad to tell you about Ina Garten’s book…can’t wait until it’s out! My father-in-law has a HUGE garden…so much so that he has to give away a bunch of his produce, and my mother-in-law puts of tons of it frozen each year.
I think we have a whole bunch of jar collectors out there!

Scribbler - June 28, 2014 - 1:44 pm

Wonderful post! Thanks so much for bringing summer to me, since I am not out much yet. (Still not allowed to drive) I hope to get to the markets in another week or two, because I am seriously craving some of that corn.

That little VW bus is the best! I have driven VWs for years, but I have never had a bus.
I am so sorry that you are not allowed to drive yet, but I am glad I could bring a little touch of summer to you. 🙂 Wish I could send you some of this corn. My father-in-law has a bumper crop this year!
I have always wanted a VW. We borrowed a VW bus for our daughter’s 16th birthday party…but that is as close to having one as we have been.
Enjoy your Sunday!

Laura Ingalls Gunn - June 28, 2014 - 1:41 pm

My husband was stationed for 3 years at Warner Robins AFB and we LOVED Lanes. The true sugar bomb is the Peach Cobbler TOPPED with the Peach Ice Cream. Oh my stars and garters!

Now here we are in Phoenix. Sigh.

Thank you for a lovely memory.
Boy that WOULD be a sugar bomb…and to think that combination has never even crossed my mind! I will pass your suggestion on to my peach-loving son. My very first paid job was when I was 15. I worked on the peach packing line at Gunn’s Peaches in Warner Robins. Given your last name, and your first sentence, I just knew you were going to say something about Gunn’s. But lo and behold you went to Lane’s! So glad I could bring back a happy memory for you. 🙂
Have a wonderful Sunday Lara!

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