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Thursday, July 8, 2010

Random Thoughts and Links

It's so hot here that the sun has fried my brain. Rather than posting about one thing, I keep thinking in dribs and drabs.

- First of all, the blackberries have been really delicious this year so I've eaten lots of them. One of my friends pointed me to this yummy blackberry syrup recipe. I think I need to make waffles tomorrow just so I can try it out!

- It's a little too warm for a fleece blanket right now, but later on, the blanket Brown Eyed Belle is giving away looks like it would be so cozy!

- Also, be sure to check out The Company She Keeps for a cute Lilly tote giveaway. I'm heading further south for a little getaway later this month and as I think of heading toward the sun, I'm craving the Lilly to take with me. I know folks wear Lilly year-round now, but I still have that childhood association of Lilly and madras + vacation.

- I've been watching World Cup and even though the mourning over USA's ouster in my house was matched only by the disappointment of Germany losing (DH went to a German boarding school), we're still watching the finals this weekend. I decided to get festive and serve tapas and sangria. So far, this looks like a promising sangria recipe, but if you know a better one, please do share!

-Since it's Friday, I have to have something funny to get me through that last work day. Even though they've been around for ages, LOLCats still do the trick for me.

Hope everyone has a good weekend!


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  2. I love the lol cats page-so funny. Another good one is http://cuteoverload.com/ lots of cute animal picutres. Hope you have a fun and cool weekend!

  3. Oh, I always forget about cute overload! Now going to waste a little more time this afternoon.... ;-)

    Have a good weekend!

  4. I love that picture! Basset hounds are my favorite!

  5. The pic of the dog is so cute!
    I am going to check out the blackberry syrup. I have some sitting around and need to use them.
    Don't worry I think most of my posts lately have been full of random items.

  6. My grandma has a blackberry bush on her farm. My favorite thing was to pick them and eat them over ice cream.

  7. Hope you get some relief from the heat soon! YUCK! Blackberry syrup, sounds yummy. I'll have to check out that recipe! Thanks!

  8. Love the doggie photo and thanks for the heads up on the giveaways!!!

  9. I can't look at LOL Cats at work because I laugh too loud and everyone wants to know what's so funny. LOVE it! Hope you had a great weekend!