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Spyglass Blues Fest

Well, Shane and I always promised each other that once we had kids, we wouldn’t stop doing the things we love just because it was a little more difficult. So yesterday, we packed up baby and headed to the Spyglass Ridge Winery‘s Annual Blues Fest and Mustang Rally!

This event is always a good time–music, wine aplenty, food, and by the end of the day, lots more (drunken) friends than you started with!

The only problem was the weather. It was almost TOO nice (and HOT!), and we didn’t have a canopy. (We do have one, but it’s huge) I ended up spending most of my time fretting over Finn in the heat. I’m super nervous about sunburns, dehydration, etc. (You know how new moms can be…)

We only ended up staying for about 2 hours, but we got to hang out a bit and dance with our boy on a blanket under the blue sky. Goal achieved. 

Here are a the few pics I managed to snap….

This thing gets bigger every year…

Cars. Not really my thing, but fun for some, I guess…

Baby was appropriately accessorized for the day…

and so was Daddy…

Mommy’s fruit cup with creamsicle sauce…Yummy…

and Mommy’s poor, neglected, empty wine glass…(they did have mint tea, though, which made my day…)


He did have a hat on most of the day... I promise!

The highpoint of the day? One of the bands did a funked out version of the Humpty Dance

It’s pronounced with an “umpty.”

I’m spunky, I like my oatmeal lumpy…

I could have listened to that all day. It was dope.

Well, that’s all I have from the Blues Fest. I’m glad we went, but I wish we’d gotten some better pictures to share. But then, there’s a lot of summer left and lots of fun things to come…

Since my post is a little lackluster today, I’ll add on this tidbit: I’m thinking of self-hosting, but I’m not too tech-savvy (and I work on a Mac). Can I do it? Do you recommend it?


Here in Central PA, festival food is pretty huge. Funnel Cakes, pulled pork, PA Dutch fare, deep fried anything…you name it. What’s your favorite festival food? 


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I Heart Tomatoes

What do you do when there is a luncheon at work, and nobody wants the leftover salsa? Why, you take it, of course. And then you EAT IT!

But when you have no chips, you’ve gotta get crafty….

I’m really digging this Food for Life bread. It has sprouted grains, you know.

Oh yeah, I have some of that Yucatan Avo-hummus in the fridge… Who knew I’d find so many ways to use that stuff? It’s so huggable!

This was such a good snack that I had 2 and it turned into lunch!

Later, I was feeling a bit poached-salmony, and I thought that would be good topped with fresh salsa. Turns out I was right. As usual, I had lots of garden spinach to use up, along with more local strawberries. I threw them together with an orange (see my first attempt at orange supremes below), a little feta, some walnuts and my fork! I was very smiley while eating this… :D

I hope Finn is smiley, too. They say the flavors of your food influence the flavor of your breastmilk, and that a varied diet can influence your child’s palate throughout life. Neat, eh?

Oh, and a little sidenote: Why haven’t I been making my own salad dressing? Duh. This one was lemon olive oil, rice wine vinegar, honey, Dijon mustard and oregano. A few good whisks, and it was better than any store-bought bottle. Hello!?

What’s the use of talking about food if you’re not going to mention the best beverage on the planet

I mean that. Best. Drink. Ever. Period.

I want to work for Sweet Leaf. I wonder if they have a position, like, say…Tea Drinker?

Granny wisdom for today?

Yeah, I don’t know about that. I love shoes and expensive ingredients, and money sure can buy those!

My favorite Sweet Leaf Grannyism to date? Life is a Garden. Dig it.

Wait…where do you think you’re going? My salsa might be gone, but my tomato bender isn’t over quite yet. 

If I could actually be a tomato, this is the one I’d be. Isn’t it pretty? Forget the flowers…I want a bouquet of these!

Today we’re heading out to the annual Blues Fest at the Spyglass Ridge Winery!  This is one event that we really look forward to every year, I just hope it doesn’t rain too much. No wine for mama this time, but I’ll have a blast anyway, because this is the first year that WE are THREE!

Ta ta for now!


I also like to stuff a baked potato with salsa. What do you do with salsa when you find yourself chip-less?


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