Wednesday, January 16, 2013

everything goes with ice cream.....

hip hip horray
I can finally introduce my book to you

{the cover}

{one of the many treats inside}

this was truly a
tasty labor of love
{though I found out the hard way that
ice cream is not the easiest thing to work with
especially when photographing it in the middle of a hot summer's day}

all photographs/ideas/text and recipes are my own
except for a few sweet friends who I asked to contribute
some of their yummiest and sweetest ideas
{will be sharing soon}
everything goes with ice cream
will be out early Spring
you can find out more about it
  pre-order a copy
you can even peek inside if you follow the link above and click onto the button
 that says.....preuse our pages below the image!
my book does
 stay true to my bluebird notes style
inspiring quotes, sayings and photographs
fill it's pages
each recipe or idea has at least one... if not many photos
that accompany it 
I hope you will love it

thank you for letting me share this with you 
{more info to follow soon}


{thank you WWC press and Quarry books}

happy dance........just found out you can pre-order on Amazon too


gilly said...

Oh how fabulous, Koralee - your book looks beautiful, well done!
Hugs xx

Shelley in SC said...

Wow!! Congratulations. What a fun and beautiful book. Yummm!

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

Yay!! Your book looks absolutely fabulous!! I can't wait to see your beautiful pictures and recipes!! :) Hope you have a most wonderful day!! xox Holly

Duni said...

Congratulations Koralee! LOVE the bright pink ice cream on the cover!
I once read that food photographers actually use mash potato instead of the ice cream ;-)
Can't wait to get my hands on this lovely book!
Well done!!!
best wishes always,
Duni xo

Dagmar said...

Lined up ready to treat my ice cream loving friends a gift of your will be as sweet as your blog is❤

Unknown said...

YiPeeee Yi Aye!!! It is so beautiful .. of coarse! Congrats and I'm off to preordering ...... ♦♦

found and sewn said...

How exciting! congratulation, your book sounds wonderful x

cafenoHut said...

Congratulations my dear Korallee, I would like to have one copy of your book. I will order it as soon as..

Tina said...

What a gorgeous book to look forward to! It look an absolute delight to the eyes. COngratulations!

shabbied up grannie said...

Superb , your book looks just wonderful - well done you

Bev xx

PCovi said...

It's beautiful!!
I'm SO proud of you!!! Clapping loudly!!
I craved ice cream most of the night
(I'm 50...don't go there ;)
and look what you are telling me :)
I might have to go seek and find...

The Blue Farmhouse said...

Oh my Koralee....this looks WOnDErFul!!! Congratulations my friend...WoW!!!


Unknown said...

It looks gorgeous and yummy...
I really want a copy...

It's me said...

Congratulations !!! your own book...i love to have it...when do you come to Holland ??? love from

jane said...

Amazing :) well done! It looks absolutely beautiful xx congratulations lovely Koralee xxxxxxxxx

Sandra van Doorn said...

how amazing! congratulations!xo

Vintage Sheet Addict said...

I bet your book is fabulous, I can just imagine all those yummy pictures and pretty pastels, well done! :) x

gillyflower said...

Wow, it looks wonderful Koralee!
Congratulations, you must be so excited to see it at this stage after all your hard work!
have a great week!
Gill xx

Madelief said...

Congratulations Koralee!!! I did not realise you had your own book, but I do understand why. Your photo's, recipes and post are absolutely amazing and unique!

It must have given you lots of fun making it!

Wishing you a lovely day!

Love from Holland,

Madelief xox

Heather said...

we used to turn an ice cream upside down and push into sherbert and call them sherbert mushrooms! I am reminded of this! Heather x

Unknown said...

congratulations to you my sweet friend!!! what a thrill this must be for you! i am beyond excited for you! how do we order an "autographed" copy (or two, or three?)!!! xoxo

Helen Philipps said...

Oh wow! Congratulations on your wonderful new book, dear Koralee! I will be buying it and am so looking forward to enjoying your gorgeous ideas, pictures, recipes and creativity!
Have a happy week!
Helen x

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

Oh Koralee, I am in love with the cover! Congratulations! This would be a wonderful Mothers Day gift for ME. LOL

tinajo said...

This is a truly delicious and refreshing photo! :-)

Anonymous said...

Koralee, I am so over the moon happy for you!!!!! Your books looks beautiful and scrumptious and everything happy. I can't wait to get it!!!!! Congratulations my sweet friend. Lots of love and hugs, Helena XOXOXO

Unknown said...

How beautiful! I can't wait to see it....and everything does go with icecream! Congratulations!
Sarah xx

Anonymous said...

Looks amazing, well done on all your hard work :-)

Rizzi said...


Maria said...

wooo hoooo Koralee!
The cover is wonderful and really enticing... I'm sure it will attract many ice cream aficionados ~ and who isn't one!!!?!!!
We all scream for ice cream!

Congratulations dear friend!

I will adore having this book in my home ... and that ice cream maker that's been in my shopping cart on won't be there for long afterward, I'm sure!

...and...Speaking of books ...

Chris and I have been having one of those "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie" weeks...
We put away all the Christmas decorations and it started us moving furniture around, even switching entire rooms around LOL... it's been so silly ~ but it's paying off. Lots of deep cleaning as a result. We're down to the last "pages" ... and almost to the final cookie at the end :o)

Wishing you a wonderful Wednesday evening, Koralee!
God bless you and your family. I'm sure they are so very proud of you ~ as are we all!
♥ Maria

Paula said...

Yay! Happy day sweet Koralee! I am over the moon thrilled for you dear heart!!! I LOVE the cover of your new book! I can hardly wait to order a copy and make all 111 decadent treats for my hubby and son. I can't eat them, but I will eat up your gorgeous photos, quotes and sweet Bluebird Notes!!! Thank you for sharing sweetie! I am so excited for you! Big hugs and bunches of love, Paula xoxo

laurie -magpie ethel said...

High five on this project! Recipes and all your eye candy photos...what fun!

Sylvia said...

Oh, how exciting, Koralee, congrats !
I'm sure it's a wonderful book !
About the Flow magazine, they are publishing an English edition now too.
Have a nice evening,

magpieandbutton said...

Absolutely wonderful! My mister has been sent the link and it is top of my birthday list - very good timing! I cannot wait to have the happiness of your blog in a book to look through on doldrum days. Maggie.

homemade@myplace said...

Congratulations Koralee!!!
I'm really happy for you!!!!! Hope to see your book soon in JK!!!
xxxx Ale

Jennifer {Studio JRU} said...

Oh wow... it is beautiful, Koralee! Just beautiful. Congratulations!!

Teresa Kasner said...

*C*O*N*G*R*A*T*U*L*A*T*I*O*N*S*!* to you, Koralee! Putting out a book is so exciting!! I hope you sell a ton of them! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

vintage grey said...

I am so excited for you and for your book to come out!! Such beautiful photos and tasty treats!! Happy day for you!! xo Heather

Jacqueline said...

Dearest sweet Koralee, yipeee and hoorayyy! I am so happy and very excited! The book looks amazing and i want to buy a copy adorable and sweet! Have a lovely merry happy day and love to you!


Tracey Ayton Photography said...

How fabulous!!!!! Your beautiful work all in one place. YUM!

Amanda (Small Acorns) said...

I'm so excited for you Koralee. How clever you are doing everything yourself. Can't wait to see more of your lovely book, those wee snippets are tantalising! xx

emilyandtheyellowhouse said...

Looks great! Congratulations! :)

Lynn said...

Koralee, Congratulations on your beautiful book! Best wishes always. Lynn

homemade@myplace said...

I've just passed you an award :
xxx Ale

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Ooh I'm so very excited for you my sweet friend. It's awesome to have your own book out. Cannot wait to leave through it at my own kitchen table! Let Spring arrive soon xoxoxoxo

howshemakesit said...

Wow! Congatulations on your book! it's gorgeous!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...


Oh Koralee, this is too exciting.....this is what I want one day! AND ......YOU LOOK STUNNING!

My precious friend, I subbed yesterday and I will be subbing again today. It is wild here too, so I understand!

OK, the cover of your book is outstanding and I cannot wait to get it. LOVE TO YOU and BRAVO FOR YOUR SUCCESS!

I hope one day I can share that I have a collection of poems in publication!


andrea creates said...

yay! congratulations~ and can't wait to see it :)

Unknown said...

aahhhh congratulations thats so exciting ;-) dee xx

Riitta Sinikka said...

♥ ♥ LOVE!!♥ xxx Riitta

Hearts Turned said...

I'm so excited for this, Koralee--you keep a secret very well, dear friend! Had no idea you were working on a book--shouldn't be surprised, though! Looking forward to having my very own copy filled with your beautiful styling & girls will love it, too!

Wishing you the most beautiful day, dear friend--enjoy the new book thrill!


Crafted by Carly said...

Wow! The book looks amazing!!!
And I love the new banner!!!

Anne Marie said...

that's great! Just in time to start thinking of summer :)

can't wait!
xo + blessings,
Anne Marie

Marilyn Miller said...

It is beautiful and truly shows "you", the one that love color and creativity.

scarlett clay said...

This looks amazing! Congratulations, what a wonderful project and accomplishment! :)

Jacqueline said...

Dearest sweet koralee, this is so very exciting!! Yipeee and hoooray!! I am so happy your book is finally out soon!! It looks amazing! Congratz sweet friend and i want to order a copy too! Happy friday and love to you!


The Cottage Market {Andrea} ♥ said...

This is SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO over the top fabulous wonderful and terrific!!!!! The world needs to see this book...could be the answer to WORLD PEACE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I know as soon a finances allow...I will be adding this beauty to my shelves!!!! : ) Oh my heart is bursting with joy for deserve the very best!!!! Sending love to you my friend and wishes for a life filled with sprinkles!!!! hugs...

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...


My dear, I am thrilled beyond words for you. I am thrilled for MYSELF too because I ordered this book and I cannot wait. The colors you show here are spectacular, and to think that I will have this in my home is such a joy. You have worked so hard for this and I only can imagine the hours you spent on photographing ICE CREAM! When I was younger and was in theatre arts, I worked in Hollywood from time to time and learned that in those days, when they would shoot a commercial involving ice cream, that they would use MASHED POTATOES because of the melting process of ice cream under the lighting! How you managed to pull this off so elegantly reveals your patience!

NOW YOU HAVE YOURSELF a fantastic Friday! Off I go to start a new blog post draft! LOVE! Anita

Sue said...

I am so excited for you! I have no doubt that the recipes will be wonderful and the photos fabulous! I always get my daughter a cookbook for Christmas and I think I have found one for 2013. See-you inspire me to Christmas shop early. Congratulations! I can't wait to get my own copy!!

Martina said...

Dearest Koralee, so amazng! BIG CONGRATS to your wonderful book full of scrumptuous treats - just had a look inside.
Everything is so you and so pretty. joyful and delicious. And YOU DID IT ALL! Girl, you're a superstar!
Much LOVE for a very happy weekend!

Karen @ Beatrice Euphemie said...

Congratulations, Koralee! I will be ordering this lovely book a.s.a.p. ! How exciting for you! Happy weekend! xx

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Koralee,

So very happy for you dear friend, congratulations.
Your book looks so beautiful and fabulous and will be ordering a copy.
Just love your wonderful photography and makes me want to take a bite of everything.
Enjoy the weekend!

Susan said...

Dear Koralee~I have pre-ordered your book and will consider it a present to myself as it is released just before my birthday! I will certainly brag about you to all my friends! Your style is delightful! Your book is destined to be a favorite of mine, I'm certain! Congratulations, my friend!

♥ Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

Congratulations to you lovely Koralee!...This is all so very exciting for you and you deserve this so much...The pretty cover makes me just want to reach out and read it right much hard work my friend..I know it will be wonderful and I will be buying a copy...I have a daughter who will love it too..
Happy Sunday Wishes,
Susan x

Junebug Furniture and Design said...

Congratulations! Such a great way to start the New Year too! Your book looks beautiful! We look forward to buying a copy!

Glad & Celia

Palomasea said...

Oh, Koralee!!! I am jumping for JOY!!! How positively exciting, sweet friend...I am so very happy for you!
Cannot wait to order it...hoooray!!!
CONGRATULATIONS!! Oh how proud you must be!
Big hugs and well done!!!
- Irina :)

à la parisienne said...


I am so SO proud of you, dear friend! I can only imagine how delicious your images, styling, and recipes are. I can't wait to order the book. What a wonderful achievement! I know that your heart must be brimming with JOY and relief to finally have the book finished and now ready to sell. Just saying those words must make you smile:)


Chronicles of Dolliedaydream said...

Koralee I am soooo excited for you! HUGE congratulations - I can certainly see this sitting on my bookshelf - well done!

Do you think it will be for sale in the UK too? Kisses Kitty x

Unknown said...

Oh Koralee, your book looks so wonderful, can't wait to see it! Big Kisses Torie x

Enzie Shahmiri said...

That looks so wonderful! I am now following you blog :)

Trisha Brink Design said...

Oh me....oh my...I am exhaustapated of trying to physically get over here for an official "Congratulations!!!" I have been wanting to make sure you knew how excited I am for you my dear friend. One day....nooo day we will hop over this silly little thing called the 49th parallel and meet in person to celebrate your wonderful accomplishment!!! I can't wait! Keep us in the details girlfriend!