The Thursday Thirteen – May 1, 2014

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Well hello there May, you’ve finally arrived. Now that you’re here it’s time to start enjoying the warm weather, by heading outside to enjoy some of your glorious sunshine. It’s time to break out that cute little sundress, head to the local farmer’s market, and fire up the grill. This weeks Thursday Thirteen is all about getting your spring on!

1

A pine-nut free version of this Asparagus-Spinach Pesto Pasta with Blackened Shrimp from Gimme Some Oven would be perfect as an all-in-one dish to serve up to B.O.B. Bob. Asparagus and spinach are in season right now, so enjoy them while they are at their peak.

Asparagus-Spinach Pesto Pasta with Blackened Shrimp

2

I’m already looking ahead to my next batch of deviled eggs; Melissa d’Arabian’s recipe for Ranch Deviled Eggs look like just the thing for the next night we cook out on the grill.

Ranch Deviled Eggs

3

This Rhubarb Candle from One Kings Lane is the perfect scent for springtime, is made in the USA, and looks oh so pretty to boot.

Rhubarb Produce Candle

4

Jacobsen Salt Co. Lemon Zest Flake Salt, which is available at Williams-Sonoma, will add a bit of citrusy love to salads, marinades, and grilled meats.

Lemon Zest Flake Salt

5

Strawberry Belgian Ale Ice Cream featured on Parade, by one of my favorite food bloggers, The Beeroness. No special occasion needed to churn up a batch; consider it practice for summer.

Strawberry Belgian Ale Ice Cream

6

This Easy Cat Shirt DIY from The Whale’s Endeavors may just become my newest project.

Cat Shirt DIY

7

Boston Cream Cupcakes from Tide & Thyme. YUM!!!

Boston Cream Cupcakes

8

The Obsessive Chef Cutting Board available at UncommonGoods was clearly invented for someone like me to chop up all of the veggies and fruits that I bring home from my local farmer’s market. In my kitchen it would be used with solemn reverence, while in most other kitchens it would be viewed merely as a conversation piece. (Have I mentioned that I’m a tad OCD?)

The Obsessive Chef Cutting Board

9

I wish I was the kind of girl who could pull off the look of these Brown & Red Prairie Rose Cowboy Boots, which are available from Zulily, but I’m just not sure I’ve got it in me. How cute would they look paired with that cute little sundress I was talking about in the opening?

Brown & Red Prairie Rose Cowbooy Boots

10

The Kentucky Derby is happening this weekend, which is a perfect excuse to whip up a batch of these Pineapple Mint Juleps from How Sweet It Is.

Pineapple Mint Juleps

11

I’m obsessed with this A Bouquet for You Dress available through ModCloth, but I have a feeling that Brenna could destroy it in less than five seconds. This is the perfect dress to wear to a spring wedding.

A Bouquet for You Dress

12

Don’t forget that Mother’s Day is May 11th this year. Head on over to Cardstore to create your own unique Mother’s Day card for that special lady that’s spent her whole life supporting, encouraging, and loving you. (Get 20% off photo cards with coupon code CCF4420 from 4/13/2014 through 5/5/2014.)

Home Is Where Your Mom Is

13

Pick up some ramps while at your local farmer’s market, so you can try at least one of these Recipes That Will Make You Love Ramps. I’m excited to try these Buttermilk Ramp Biscuits from The Earthy Delights Blog.

Buttermilk Ramp Biscuits

Faith, Hope, Love, & Luck

-Colleen




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