Monday, July 5, 2010

{last day for my cherry binge...I promise}

No day is so bad
it can't be fixed
with a

....just by mixing
a little bit of dark chocolate chunks
and some cut up cherry pieces
into ordinary
cherry ice cream
it becomes
extraordinary yummy

Sweet Jennifer at J Beaudet Studio
painted the most delightful cherry picture
to help me celebrate
cherry bliss
{her paintings are amazing..take a peek here}
Thank you Jennifer!

don't forget to enter my darling apron giveaway here

and please ...

eat a cherry today if you can

or at least paint your toenails cherry red


Happy Birthday Wishes

today to my sweetpea daughter Sydney


Julie said...

I will trade you a piece of pie for some ice cream!

Hay your right above me in Romantic Home magazine! I'm honored to be below you!

ilovemyhouse said...

Aw,i just started my , "i have to wear my bikini in 4 weeks panic diet". So cherries ok, but not the icecream.Apron looks beautiful.XX

Beatnheart said...


Carol said...

"Happy Birthday to are so blessed today to have such a creative...wonderful...beautiful....and caring Mom. Enjoy your special day!
Love all the "cherry" things. shared a bowl-full with my family yesterday. They go great with that darling apron, too!

Maria said...

Good Morning, Koralee!
Your blue glass dish makes the gathering of cherries looks amazing!
I was thinking of you yesterday when we stopped by an outdoor antique sale and bought 4 ocean blue glasses {for Amanda - her favorite color}
It really is a gorgeous color!

I LOVE putting extra goodies in my ice cream... almost every dish gets diced walnuts or sliced almonds...
I MUST go cherry picking this week... I noticed the sign up at our local orchard---then it's chocolate chunk - cherry ice cream for us!
thanks for the splendid idea!

a VERY SPECIAL ♫ HaPpY bIrThDaY ♫ to Sydney!
God bless her always ~ and may this year be a WONDERFUL one!
Have a wonderful week dear ♥

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Sending a big Birthday hug Syd's way. *Happy Happy Birthday*
Your cherries are so soooo cheery. The first picture is ADORABLE, that shade of blue is fantastic, it sparkles right into my eyes!
My petite package is off to travel the blue blue ocean.
Have a most wonderful Birthday day and a lovely happy sweet week!
I'll be in the swimming pool the upcoming weeks almost every day, My two oldest little ones will learn how to swim.
A big hug for Sydney and a big hug for you, my friend. xx

Pamela said...

Happy Birthday to your daughter!!

I love your giveaway Koralee count me in! I wear and collect aprons believe it or not! I love this one!!
Pamela xo

And yes i am a happy follower of your beautiful blog!

Amanda said...


Happy Birthday to Sydney =) I hope she has a wonderful day!!! cherries on top of ice cream is deliciously lovely--enjoy every bite!!! Your blue bird notes is so beautiful =)

Thank you for stopping by my blog =) My mom talks about you and shares your posts on bluebird notes probably every day, so I feel as though I know you also. She had so much fun posting about Rachael's wedding, thank you for sharing in the joy. My mom cherishes her blog friends so much, and the happiness of the wedding was magnified by everyone out here =)


Unknown said...

Now you animated me to paint my nails in a dark red :D
I'll do this tonight. Happy Cherry Monday :)

Sewn With Grace said...

It's all speaking to my heart today! Love that aqua dish. Have a blessed Monday!

aafke7 said...

happy birthday to you both! Hiep hiep hoera!

Randi Troxell said...

happy birthday to your daughter!!!!
cherry icecream.. yum-yum....
looove that cake dish up top!!!

Dogwood said...

Happy Birthday to your sweet daughter.

I took another look at that precious apron and still think it would look really good on me! Hehe...Dogwood

Jen Beaudet said...

Happy Birthday to Sydney! Have a great time celebrating! Thank you so much for adding my painting to your cherry fest! Jennifer:)

Elyse said...

happy birthday to your sydney!

and koralee, if cherries are your subject for july, than enjoy the jubilee because so will your followers. i know i will.


Kirsty Vittetoe said...

How sweet! Happy Birthday to Sydney! The cherry ice-cream looks super yummy! Thanks for sharing all these lovely cherry shots!

Unknown said...

It's 30+ degrees here in Niagara on the Lake today, so presently I am nibbling on a bowl of Ontario cherries that I have sitting in crushed ice. Cool...sweet...delicious!

Rizzi said...


It's me said...

Happy Birthday to your dad my darling.......the cherry moment are great !!thanks......these pictures are amazing, love love ....and more...............from me.......

Privet and Holly said...

Happy Birthday to your sweet Sydney! LOVE the cherries and never tire of them ~ in pictures or on the top of my sundae : ) Love your suggestions for using them as "mixers" in ice
cream! xx Suzanne

Brenda Pruitt said...

Happy Birthday wishes are certainly in order! I hope she got everything with a cherry on top!

Frank said...
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Ana Degenaar said...

I love those photos, can't get enough!

Anonymous said...

No...the last day of cherry fest...say it isn't so KORALEE!!!

Happy Birthday Sydney...and much H.A.P.P.I.N.E.S.S.


Duchess of Tea said...

Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday sweet Sydney
Happy Birthday to you

Koralee darling what a lovely post, I love the blue dish. You are so talented my friend. Talented, kind and sweet. I am so lucky to have you as a freind. Enjoy this special day.

Love & hugs

Martha said...

Happy Birthday to your daughter...and I love love your pictures about no worries on too many cherries!!! xo

Draffin Bears said...

Happy Birthday to dear Sydney, I hope that she has a special day and blessings always.
I will have to wait until about December before I can enjoy a lovely ripe bowl of cherries.

Have a fabulous week

grace said...

I wish there were cherries in the house now!

Cathie said...

happy birthday to your sweet girl!
hope she has a wonderful birthday that lasts all week long

BonBon Rose Girls Kristin said...

There is no such thing as too many cherries in my book!

Simple Home said...

You are so sweet. I have a little turquoise dish like that and I'm always trying to figure out something to put in it. You make it looks so cute. I love fresh cherries too.
Have a wonderful week Koralee.

Poppies and Sunshine said...

I think a lot of things can be fixed with dark chocolate :) YUM! I have been loving your cherry theme. I was wondering what color to paint my toenails thank you for the inspiration!

Rosie said...

Oh sweet one, this is a delicious post...What very lovely snappies...looking forward to tea tomorrow...and Happy Birthday to dear Sidney...see ya in the mornin' Rosie

Mandy @ Belle and Boo said...

I am going to eat a huge bowl of cherries right now for breakfast yum x

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

OH KORALEE! I just ate my breakfast of dark red cherries, vanilla Greek yogurt, cocoa powder, frozen raisins, almonds and raw oats. Talk about BLISS!!! I AM WITH YA!!!


debra@dustjacket said...

Hey this is so gorgeous, just love cherries and all these pic's are making me want some...Now!

Barbara said...

Happy Birthday to your daughter, Koralee!
And please don't give up cherries! Gobble them down as long as they are available. There just can't be too many cherry recipes!
Going back to join your giveaway!

Unknown said...

Koralee, one more sweet page I read right now!!! A sweet and colorful one!! Merry cherry for all!!! Kisses to you and your sweet Sid!!! Bela.

Vintage Home said...

HI Koralee...thanks for dropping by my blog...I am thinking of all the cherries I will be eating when we go to Summerland next week!.yum!

Jennifer said...

Picked up a kilo of cherries at the local market this morning...some of them will be dessert tonight.
Love that picture!

I Love Pretty Little Things said...

Thanks for your encouragement with my Miss Marshmallow story. I am not an author, but I am seriously contemplating trying to write this as a children's book. It is too cute of a true story not to share. We will see...

Born & Bred Studio said...

mmmmm!!! I love cherry's! oohhh! Beautiful Images! xxx

B said...

Cherry + chocolate = bliss!

B x

Julie Harward said...

I love anything cheery too and my toe nails were painted cherry red two days ago! :D

Unknown said...

Happy birthday to your cherry princess daughter!

Nothing is better than cherry anything ... love your presentation, so yummy.

Have a lovely summer's eve ~
TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon said...

You are right dear Koralee. There is nothing a cherry wont fix.

Unknown said...

OMg... I got so confused amoungst all the cherries looking for my comment this morning, just realizing it was in your Saturday posting. No more breaks for me.

I just wanted to let you know I linked over to your blog all my crazie colorful yarnie friends in today's postings.

Always such a treat to visit,

Holly Loves Art said...

Thank you so much for finding me and my blog! I adore yours and will be back for lots of visits! Your cheery cherry posts are fabulous!!! So full of juicy color! Thanks so much for sharing. I love cherry season and have been enjoying plenty!

Magdalena said...

I would never ever tire of your delightful cherry posts! So pretty!

Beki - TheRustedChain said...

You are so cute. Cherries always make me smile!

Beatnheart said...

Pretty lady, thanks for your visit and kind comment. always a lovely treat to see your face in my comments. Thanks!

LuLu said...

I have a serious sweet tooth from visiting you today :)

Unknown said...

Cherries! Cherries! Cherries!
I just finished pitting some a few minutes ago. Tomorrow my daughter & I are going to do some canning...pie filling and cherry sauce!
I would love to win the lovely apron! Mine are starting to get a little ragged looking and I would love to be wearing this cheery one next time we do some canning!

Jacqueline said...

I am loving all your cherries photos and love! Lucky i made it in time to enter your wonderful giveaway! Have a lovely merry happy day and love to you!

Unknown said...

What absolutley delightful pictures today!!! Oh how you make me wish I wasn't allergic to cherries. (Tragic, I know - fruits with pectin.)

And that painting! I love it! Lucky you!!! xo

Anonymous said...

I love cherry nail polish - makes my toes look so glamorous even in the middle of winter
Hope you have had a beautiful day with your daughter . Its sounds cliched - but they grow up way too fast xx

Joyti said...

Thank you, I hope you had a great 4th (I unfortunately came down with a cold).
You know, I don't normally like cherries, but your post is making me crave them. They look so luscious!

harmony and rosie said...

One can never have too many cherries I think and thank you also for reminding me it's time to redo the cherry nail polish (it's chipping and definitely not a good look!).

Happy Birthday to Sydney.

Kate x

Vintage Home said... over to Matthew Mead...the greatest Apron give away!

Betty Gaeta said...

Hi Koralee,
Happy Birthday to Sydney =) I hope she has a lovely day!!!
Your photos are so sweet, and the Jennifer's paint is wonderful.

Shellbelle said...

Well, I had to run right over from Jennifer's to see which painting you posted and have cherrily fallen in love with your blog. It is always a good day when you find a new blog to follow.

I just bought cherries on Monday, now I have to go back to store for pistachios! When I saw that photo on a previous post, it set my heart to fluttering. I love cherries and pisachios, AND of course, chocolate! Brilliant idea.

Rosie said...

thanks so much for a lovely visit...I am dropping you this note with the hope that you are in the land of the living. Those little "bombs" I sent home with you yesterday...ummm...well..lets just say I shouldn't bake at that hour of the morning. They wanted baking powder, and I gave them baking soda. OH MY!...not left, and I thought I would put one of those babies to bed...took one bite, and thought my mouth was on fire, so...tried another one...YUK!!! I called,{ trying to save my good friends life} but, but of course this is your home #. The funny thing is{ no THAT was not the fUnNy part}when I was cutting in the butter,I thought, Wow, this feels pretty good, and then I put the milk in and thought, Yup, nice, they are rising in the oven{and with 8 TEASPOONS OF BAKING SODA, they are really rising!!!}...and my thought was that...Hmmm.... I should have a cooking show.{OK, I,m exaggerating a wee bit}there was on thought of "cooking shows", at that hour of the morning...apparently there was little or no thought wonder the empty halls of brain.
So, if you are still alive, I humbly apologize...and promise only to cook, when brain in fully engaged...
great bit of chit chat, talk to you soon...I hope...Love Rosie...xoxo
P.S...I am desperate...this will be todays post{I shall not use divulge who I torchered} :)

Rosie said...

wow...this was written in CODE...apparently my brain was still not in gear...sorry for all the spelling errors...a tired Rosie

Anonymous said...

I just bought a huge basket of cherries today while I was out and about! and I'm about to enter a cherry bliss zone myself!

Nothing says summer like cherry time! right!

ciao bella
creative carmelina