Friday, January 7, 2011

{it's a blueberry smoothie kinda day......}

last Summer
daughter # 3
picked blueberries to earn money
{not an easy job in the blazing sun for 8 hours
.....kudo's to her for sticking with it for 4 weeks}


this Winter
she has been enjoying
the fruits of her labor...
blueberry smoothies
perfect for
friday pretties
{visit joyce's lovely blog here...for more friday pretties}
xox
happy weekend

66 comments:

Martina said...

Sounds so good to me - and fits perfect with my latest post that reveals my appetite for purple and violet things. Blueberries - yes :)

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

The second picture is just perfect! All the colors match gorgeously. Happy happy Friday, the last day of the first week back to school. Enjoy, sweet friend xxxx

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love blueberries in any dish! I have a funny story...my sons picked blueberries for a charity, a LONG day of picking in the Texas heat and came home without any for us! lol I had the little pamphlet of recipes that the charitable organization had given out and was all ready. But 4 hot, worn out...hungry sons came home that day with not one blueberry! We still laugh about it! lol

Scrappy Girl said...

Yum...I love blueberries. I get so excited when they are in season and so yummy!

Tricia - A Rosy Note said...

Sounds delicious. I made smoothies last night...strawberry banana...yum. Best wishes for a wonderful weekend ♥

Pinecone said...

That sounds so good. I love the last photo!!
What a hard worker, 4 weeks of that is a long time!!
Happy Friday,
Ashlyn

tinajo said...

Mmmm, blueberries are delicious! I often make Blueberry pie and it´s just yummy... :-)

Tiedupmemories said...

Sweet blueberries! Love them and they are so good for you too!

ruffledrose.com said...

Sounds like a good way to sweeten a gray day in Vancouver. I love her nail polish colour - very chic!
- xo, Vanessa Elizabeth

Shelley in SC said...

Oh, my goodness, fantastic picture! Nails, shirt, smoothie . . . sweet!! We love blueberry smoothies here too. Yummm! Think I'm off to whip one up!

jeanette from everton terrace said...

Love that 2nd shot, nails are perfect. We drink smoothies for breakfast all summer but lean towards oatmeal in the winter and now I don't know why. I've had breakfast but think I might whip me up a smoothie for lunch today!

janet said...

I love blueberries...and what a bonus that they are so good for you! I have gone to a 'pick your own' orchard and you are correct...it is not an easy job. They seem to be ripe for picking during the hottest part of Summer. But soooooo worth it.

Janet xox

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francis said...

Four weeks 8 ours a day oh my goodness that must have been o lot of blueberries.
Good for her to be so persistent .
My daughter Elisabeth surprised me last night bringing a movie ,LETTERS TO JULIET and also
Ben and jerry's chocolate icecream .
I'm doing very well ......
Wish you some quality time with your girls too.

Vintage Tea Time said...

I love bluberries too - and they're so good for you! Great pic!

Debby said...

Your blog is just the cutes. Love the colors. Love blueberries as well.

Bela said...

So pretty colors, dear Koralee!! I love this palete!
I wish YOU all a pefect sunny weekend!! Love! Bela

Heidi said...

I love blueberries but it is hard work picking them and up here our wild blueberries are sweet but half the size of normal ones...
good for her and sweet pictures!

Libbie said...

My family all LOVES blueberries! I can't imagine having to pick them though :) Makes me feel better about the 4 bucks I just paid at the store for such a tiny box :) Well worth the 4 bucks to have them picked & ready to go! Happy Smoothies!!!

curlysusieQ said...

I love blueberries, and they are so good for you. xxx susan

Not Just a Waitress said...

mmmmmm...YUMMMMMMM!!!
My first job ever was picking peas...We were paid by the bushel, which were about the size of a dump truck bed (or at least it felt like it!!) and I lasted only two and a half days. Granted, halfway through that third day I bent to resume picking and split my shorts right down the middle. HaHa I called my dad to come and get me and never went back!!!

I Love Pretty Little Things said...

Mmmmmm...Yum! I love blueberries! Good for her, that is not an easy job!
We have a local grocery store that sells all kinds of Michigan Blueberry products from local farmers. I love to go there in the winter and buy those little bit of Blue Summer!
It's Lovely As Always!!!
Joyce

Ashley said...

My youngest, Delilah, loves blueberries....I mean she LOVES THEM! She eats them constantly....and a smoothie does sound good, I can pair it with my chocolate chip cookies I'm eating and maybe wont feel so bad hahaha Xoxoxo

Susan said...

I think I'll just have to pick up a few blueberries on my way home today. They look SO GOOD! And, they're perfect for this happy new year dieter!
I hope your sweet girl made LOTS of money! Berry picking is not an easy job! But the benefits are FAB! :)
Blessings!

Flower Patch Farmgirl said...

These pics are so pretty!

Oh fresh fruit season, you feel so very, very far away... sniff!

Privet and Holly said...

My goodness, I
do so enjoy your
photos! I picked
strawberries as a
kid in Oregon, but
never blueberries.
It was always great
to earn money that
way. Enjoy those
antioxidants : )!
Happy Friday,
xx Suzanne

*Ingrid* said...

Hello Koralee I love your colorful post again,I hope you have a lovely weekend my friend...x

Blondie's Journal said...

Oh, yum! How refreshing at this time of year when we need a change of sorts. I used to pick corn as a young girl in the summer. Very hot and lots of spiders!

XO,
Jane

pollydove said...

what a precious picture of your daughter and her smoothie! it looks delicious! i have only recently taken on a love for bluberries, and partly due to the fact that they are SO good for you! enjoy your weekend sweet friend! xoxo

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Bravo for the girl!!! She sure deserved a cool blueberry smoothie!!!

Kris said...

Yum I could go for a smoothie today!! Have a great weekend.

Maria said...

Hi Koralee!
Oh I can eat frozen blueberries like candy from a bag! So delicious! Smoothies are the best. Jason practically lives on them ... Thank God he's learned to cook a few good meals too!
I also just loved your last post. Learning new things keeps our minds young :D
Hmmmm this year... my family is trying to get me on cross-country skiis ~ they just might win!
Rachael and Juan recently received a pair from friends...so the pressures on!
~ over here, it's snowing ~ no snowday though or early dismissal ;o)
{Amanda had a snowday ~ lucky gal!}

I hope you have a wonderful weekend my dear
xoxoxo
*Maria

It's me said...

Happy blueberry friday pretties......love love love Ria...xxxx

It's me said...

Happy blueberry friday pretties......love love love Ria...xxxx

birdie blue said...

a blueberry smoothie sounds perfect, sweet koralee. love that it's friday, and it's always so pretty over here!

xo
~molly

A Vintage Chic said...

How wonderful to so literally enjoy the fruits of your labors! We enjoy that here, too...good family friends own a farm nearby, and give us flatfulls of the most amazing strawberries you'll ever see each and every year!

We look forward to making jam & freezing bags of the big, red, fresh berries...so wonderful to pull out a bag in the middle of winter!

Thanks for all you share, my friend!

Julie

fernandflora said...

Hello dear koralee! Mmmm. Blueberries are the absolute best. Can't wait for them to come back into season here.

Thank you for your lovely and faithful comments on my blog. Looking forward to catching up on yours soon! xo xo Happy weekend!

Gloria said...

I am loving this purple!!! Beautiful photos to show this PRETTY PURPLE!! :)

I have been so busy, have missed reading all of my favorite blogs!! Slowly trying to catch up. :) Love your cookies...YUM, and that little rusty tricycle is SOOOO sweet and precious in your last two posts!

I hope you have a wonderful weekend, my dear friend!
XOXO Gloria

Nezzy said...

Ahhhhh, it almost takes me outta these wintry hills and into thought of springtime.

The pictures are just beautiful, as usually sweetie.

You have yourself an awesomely blessed weekend!!! :o)

Lisa said...

truly ~ sent my boy off this morning with a bowl of Kiwi & blueberries.. lovely color combo by the way! (along with his oatmeal - made it more tolerable!!)

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

ooohhh....blueberries in january...what a special treat....

LOVE the new header...darling

happy to visit here today, my friend

kary and teddy
xxx

Marilyn said...

Blueberry smoothies sound yummmy! Yes, kudos to her for sticking with it and reaping the rewards. Love blueberries in the northwest.

The Moerks said...

Lucky I read this after breakfast or I would have had to go shopping! ~Deb~

Maria said...

Oh I forgot to write that Sydney deserves a lot of credit for sticking to her outdoor job summer job. There's a wonderful personal satisfaction for work well done and much appreciated~

I'll never forget my first days of work. My gratitude for my parents' workday went way up after that!
Kudos to Sydney!

Megan Coyle said...

Lovely images - those blueberries sure look tasty :)

Karyn Bernard (French Charming) said...

Hello Sweet Koralee,

I admire your daughter for her work ethic...that is very hard work! Your photos are spectacular, brought a big smile to my face. Happy Weekend!!
xoxo
Karyn

Casa Bella said...

I love any kind of berries, and a blueberry smoothie sounds wonderful. I bet your daughter loves enjoying the fruits of her labor now!
Take care, darling.

Suz said...

I love those blueberry fingernails, Koralee! They make me smile :-) . Actually, it is a very beautiful picture with all the coordinating colors!

You are my daily dose of joy!

Hugs,
Suz

ELK said...

I eat blueberries every day.. love them and the story behind this photo .. good for your daughter, they taste better when you pick them yourself

Monica said...

What a cute picture. And I agree, it is so nice to be able to enjoy your hard work from the summer all winter long. Enjoy your weekend too :)

June said...

hey there cutie...I love the picture. Did you know I have a blueberrie smoothie every single morning for my breakfast? I never tire of it. Now I just wish that blueberries grew in my climate.
sending big hugs

Julie Harward said...

We are having them printed through Blurbs...and I really want a smoothie now! ;D

paperbird said...

blueberry smoothies are a favorite here and blueberry pie, blueberry french toast, blueberry pancakes.....so delicious and good for you!

have a beautiful weekend dear koralee :-)

YHOSIE said...

hhmmm that looks delicious!
yummy yummy...

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Ohhhhh dear! This is what happens when I miss an evening session of blogging! Oh Koralee, BLUEBERRIES are my favorite berry.....and the shirt matches so well! Hmmm....Martina's FANTASTIC post in purple now has this wonderful color as well. Oh dearest, you were the 140th comment! YIKES! I must send you another thingy just for being my BIGGEST NUMBER! I will send you something....I know exactly what!

HOUSE HUNTING? YIPEEE!!!! Oh dear, our project is really, really coming along more beautiful than we even thought. What a difference these two rooms make, especially since the main room now has been opened with an eight foot arched entrance from our dining room! Certainly the prettiest house I have ever lived in!

BLESSINGS TO YOU DEAREST ONE and something sweet and blue will be coming to you!!!! It will probably take a while since the mail is the way it is!!!

BISES, Anita

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Koralee,

Love the sweet photos you have shown today.
Such a beautiful photo of your daughter in the colour coordinated outfit.
Sounds like my Son, he was working in a vineyard as a leaf plucker in the blazing sun too.

Happy weekend, dear friend
Hugs
Carolyn

m.e (Cathie) said...

beautiful pics Koralee, LOVE blueberry smoothies.
we have been having them here aswell lately, yumm!

hope your day is a happy one ♥

Florence and Mary said...

I'm thinking about getting a smoothie maker! Yummmmm!

Victoria xx

Angel.Pearls said...

Really love blueberries. Your blog is as fresh and lovely as always!! I have a Award for you..Love Eva

LuLu said...

I admire you so much!! Each post is always so beautiful.... the color pops and just always makes me smile!!! Thank you for always bringing color to my day,We gobble up blueberries in our home!!!!
xo,
LuLu

somepinkflowers said...

oh my
yes
yes
yes
in my past
i picked blueberries
for college book~money
many
many
Years Ago!

:-0


no easy task,
that

but
ones learns
the importance of a good education
by doing so...


{{ plus picking
does pay for nail~polish nicely }}

Jacqueline said...

Dearest sweet koralee, yummieee i am a huge fan of all kinds of berries! Wishing you a lovely merry happy weekend and love to you sweet friend!

jacqueline
http://jqlinesocuteithurts.typepad.com/

Foxglove said...

Delightful blueberries and the colours are gorgeous. A refreshing drink, perfect for the heat we are having here!!!!

Have a bright and beautiful weekend. xxx

Maria said...

love that 2ns picture! happy weekend!

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T's Daily Treasures said...

What a yummy purple post. Sadly, we can't get fresh blueberries here but I always have frozen ones in the freezer reading for baking or topping off my oatmeal. Thanks for your sweet well wishes. I am feeling much better. And it is back to school tomorrow. Hope you are having a great weekend. Tammy

Sophie said...

mmmmm that sounds so wonderful <3

I love your blog.

Check mine out please :)

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XO

Shelley said...

We love smoothies here too!
I love your photography. Absolutely wonderful.