‘Celebrate with 8’ for Ice Cream Sandwich Day

The weather is warm but the ice cream is cold. Take this ultimate Summer treat
to the next level by making these unique recipes at home.

Let’s ‘Celebrate with 8’ for Ice Cream Sandwich Day!

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Homemade Ice Cream Sandwiches from Thrifty Jinxy will have you skipping the store and making your own. A chocolate homemade crust filled with cool ice cream.  Even better than the store version.

Homemade Ice Cream Sandwiches from Thrifty Jinxy | 'Celerbate with 8' for Ice Cream Sandwich Day | Bottom Left of the Mitten
Bride and Groom Ice Cream Sandwiches from My Heavenly Recipes. Homemade chocolate chip cookies make the perfect ‘sandwich’ for ice cream.

Bride and Groom Ice Cream Sandwiches from My Heavenly Recipes | 'Celerbate with 8' for Ice Cream Sandwich Day | Bottom Left of the Mitten
The Country Chic Cottage wows us with these Orange Sherbet Ice Cream Sandwich Recipe. I love the uniqueness of this recipe as much as I love sherbet.

Orange Sherbet Ice Cream Sandwich from The Country Chic Cottage | 'Celerbate with 8' for Ice Cream Sandwich Day | Bottom Left of the Mitten

The Ultimate Ice Cream Maker Cookie Sandwich from Recipe This shows you that any cookie can become a rock star ice cream sandwich. Lots of delicious ideas for the ultimate of sandwiches.

The Ultimate Ice Cream Maker Cookie Sandwich from Recipe This | 'Celerbate with 8' for Ice Cream Sandwich Day | Bottom Left of the Mitten
What is better than brownies? How about Brownie Ice Cream Sandwiches from Donuts, Dresses and Dirt.  Makes plenty so make sure you share!

Brownie Ice Cream Sandwiches from Donuts, Dresses and Dirt | 'Celebrate with 8' for Ice Cream Sandwich Day | Bottom Left of the Mitten

Blueberry waffle ice cream sandwiches with Bacon from A Sweet Potato Pie almost make these…breakfast? Whatever time you decide to eat them is up to you.

Blueberry waffle ice cream sandwiches with Bacon from A Sweet Potato Pie | 'Celebrate with 8' for Ice Cream Sandwich Day | Bottom Left of the Mitten

Have a monster ice cream lover in your house? These Cookie Monster Ice Cream Sandwiches from Hungry Happenings would be the perfect treat for them.  Perfect for parties, cookouts or an average Wednesday.

Cookie Monster Ice Cream Sandwiches from Hungry Happenings | 'Celebrate with 8' for Ice Cream Sandwich Day | Bottom Left of the Mitten

Summer strawberry goodness is the perfect base for ice cream sandwiches made with muffins! Chocolate-Strawberry Muffin Ice Cream Sandwiches from Two Healthy Kitchens.  Sure beats plain old butter for muffin topping.

Chocolate-Strawberry Muffin Ice Cream Sandwiches from Two Healthy Kitchens | 'Celebrate with 8' for Ice Cream Sandwich Day | Bottom Left of the Mitten

Grab some ice cream for the middle. Don’t let it melt all over your hands. Celebrate.

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‘Celebrate with 8’ Drinks & Snacks By The Pool

Summer is here and that means lots of time by the water.
From nibbles and lemonade to apps and margaritas it’s time to
‘Celebrate with 8’ Drinks & Snack to enjoy by the pool.

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In the afternoon you can have some Homemade Strawberry Lemonade Popsicles from Soulfully Made.  Nice way to cool off when your cooling off.

Homemade Strawberry Lemonade Popsicles from Soulfully Made | Celebrate with 8' Drinks & Snacks By The Pool | Bottom Left of the Mitten
Homemade lemonade, there is nothing like it! Confessions of an Overworked Mom show you How to Make Lemonade with Stevia for a Delicious Summer Drink.  Ready for Summer!

How to Make Lemonade with Stevia for a Delicious Summer Drink from Confessions of an Overworked Mom | Celebrate with 8' Drinks & Snacks By The Pool | Bottom Left of the Mitten

No pool party is complete without snacks!  Try the Ham It Up Cheese Ball.  Make ahead to get all the flavors to meld so all you have to do is take it and add crackers.  Get your snack on!

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Love peaches?  Indulge with this Frozen Peach Margarita from Family Around the Table.  Frosty, freezy, freeze and fruity delicious.

Frozen Peach Margaritas from Family Around the Table | Celebrate with 8' Drinks & Snacks By The Pool | Bottom Left of the Mitten
Make your pool experience into a spa experience with this Spiked Spa Water from Simple and Savory.  A light and refreshing cocktail to relax and sip while poolside.

Spike Spa Water from Simple and Savory | Celebrate with 8' Drinks & Snacks By The Pool | Bottom Left of the Mitten
Time for another snack break!  Cordon Bleu Appetizers from Family Around the Table takes the classic casserole and makes it into an appetizer.  Delicious!

Cordon Bleu Appetizers from Family Around the Table | Celebrate with 8' Drinks & Snacks By The Pool | Bottom Left of the Mitten

Have lots of watermelon on hand?  I know we do.  Will have to make this perfect for the pool Watermelon Strawberry Martini from A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures.

Watermelon Strawberry Martini from A Kitchen Hoor's Adventures | Celebrate with 8' Drinks & Snacks By The Pool | Bottom Left of the Mitten
Another appetizer because poolside is for finger food.  Have my Ham and Salami Roll-ups ready in the fridge to bring out when a snack attack hits.

Ham & Salami Rollup from Bottom left of the Mitten

Grab a bathing suit. Slather on the sunscreen. Celebrate.

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‘Celebrate with 8’ for Blueberry Month

July is Blueberry Month! Time to devour these little bursts of flavor.
Let’s ‘Celebrate with 8’ for Blueberry Month.

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This White Chocolate Blueberry Lasagna from Oh My Goodness Chocolate Desserts takes the word ‘layers’ to the next level. Golden Oreo crust, cream cheese layer, pudding layer, Cool Whip ‘frosting’ then a layer of white chocolate curls.

White Chocolate Blueberry Lasagna from Oh My Goodness Chocolate Desserts | Bottom Left of the Mitten 'Celebrate with 8' for Blueberry Month

Did you pick or grow too many blueberries to eat? Freeze them so you can enjoy them for up to 6 months. Graceful Little Honey Bee shows you how.

How to Freeze Blueberries from Graceful Little Honey Bee | Bottom Left of the Mitten 'Celebrate with 8' for Blueberry Month
Breakfast Butter Rolls with Whipped Blueberry Butter from Peas & Peonies is one of the best ways to start the day. Warm rolls right out of the oven then smothered with this fruit butter. Melty goodness.

Breakfast Butter Rolls with Whipped Blueberry Butter from Peas & Peonies | Bottom Left of the Mitten 'Celebrate with 8' for Blueberry Month
These Blueberry Crumble Bars by From A Chef’s Kitchen has all the blueberry flavor topped with a crumbly crust baked until golden brown. So good.

Blueberry Crumble Bars From A Chef's Kitchen | Bottom Left of the Mitten 'Celebrate with 8' for Blueberry Month
Blueberries not only taste good they are good for you! Makes eating this Spinach Blueberry Superfoods Salad from Averie Cooks even more delicious.

Spinach Blueberry Superfoods Salad from Averie Cooks | Bottom Left of the Mitten 'Celebrate with 8' for Blueberry Month
How about blueberries on your wall and not in your belly? ‘Michigan Blueberries’ print from The Big Lake Etsy shop will make a great centerpiece for any Michigan loving home.

'Michigan Blueberries' print from The Big Lake Etsy shop | Bottom Left of the Mitten 'Celebrate with 8' for Blueberry Month
If No Bake desserts are your favorite try my quick Red, White & Blue No Bake Cheesecake. Blueberry sauce mixed with a Jell-O pudding mix kit make this an easy treat for your next picnic.

Red White & Blue No Bake Cheesecake | Bottom Left of the Mitten
Who says that strawberry is the only shortcake game on the block? Blueberry Shortcake from Liv For Cake proves that theory wrong. Cake and blueberry sauce combine to make one sweet cake.

Blueberry Shortcake from Liv For Cake | Bottom Left of the Mitten 'Celebrate with 8' for Blueberry Month
Go to the store or pick your own. Eat until your fingers are blue. Celebrate.

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‘Celebrate with 8’ the First Day of Summer: Lake Love Edition

Happy First Day of Summer! Time to sit back
and ‘Celebrate with 8’ the Lake Life Edition.
Show your love of the lake with Michigan Made products.

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Welcome visitors to the lake with this Michigan Anchor Sign from Featherandbirch.  Handcrafted right in Pure Michigan.

Michigan Anchor Great Lakes Cottage Cabin Home Wood Decor Sign Art Cutout from Featherandbirch
This Michigan charm necklace from KreationsByKoskela is the perfect gift.  Customize with different metals and local jade or jasper.  Add a little heart to the place that your giftee loves in Michigan for no additional charge.

Michigan jewelry, Lake Superior necklace from KreationsByKoskela
Michigan is known for their craft beer so why be left at the lake without a bottle opener?  The Drink Beer from Here in a Michigan beer bottle opener from briejadesigns has you all set!  Comes with a cap tray too, genius.

Beer bottle opener from briejadesigns
While technically the artist is from Pennsylvania I still included it because of how awesome this Michigan Illustration from helloniccoco is.  I’m ordering it soon for my Michigan inspired mudroom.

Michigan Illustrated from helloniccoco
These Michigan Beach Stone Stud Earrings from JujusNature are made from the prettiest stones Lake Michigan has to offer.  Hand picked and hand crafted each pair is as unique as the wearer.  Be one of a kind!

Michigan Beach Stone Stud Earrings from JujusNature
This Longitude Latitude Driftwood Sign from DestinationTree is a completely personalized.  Hand engraved with the GPS coordinates of your choosing makes the perfect centerpiece for your Lake Life home.

Longitude Latitude Driftwood Sign from DestinationTree
Do you or someone you know love to ‘hop’ to different breweries?  Enjoy some craft beer at home while watching the sunset in this Michigan Hop Pint Glass from BreweryFerment.  Ah…soak it in.

Michigan Hop Logo Pint Glass from BreweryFerment
The easy going warm days of the Lake Life don’t last forever.  Not to say that Winter isn’t another specialty of the Great Lakes.  The Always Fresh Sometimes Frozen Sign from TheBlueSpruceDecorCo. reminds you there is yet another season to look forward to.

Always Fresh Sometimes Frozen, Rustic Sign from TheBlueSpruceDecorCo

Grab some sunscreen. Get some sand beneath your feet.  Celebrate.

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‘Celebrate with 8’ for National Chip & Dip Day

Tortillas, crackers, plain potato.  Creamy, spicy or thin like salsa.
It’s time to ‘Celebrate with 8’ for National Chip and Dip Day!

Italian Hoagie Dip from Let's Dish | 'Celebrate with 8' for National Chip & Dip Day | Bottom Left of the Mitten Italian Hoagie Dip from Let's Dish | 'Celebrate with 8' for National Chip & Dip Day | Bottom Left of the Mitten
Green Mid Century Chip and Dip set from Gnarled Wares | 'Celebrate with 8' for National Chip & Dip Day | Bottom Left of the Mitten Green Mid Century Chip and Dip set from Gnarled Wares | 'Celebrate with 8' for National Chip & Dip Day | Bottom Left of the Mitten
Party Perfect Spinach & Artichoke Dip from Bottom Left of the Mitten Party Perfect Spinach & Artichoke Dip from Bottom Left of the Mitten
Got Chips? Shirt from Jen's Handmade Co. | 'Celebrate with 8' for National Chip & Dip Day | Bottom Left of the Mitten Got Chips? Shirt from Jen's Handmade Co. | 'Celebrate with 8' for National Chip & Dip Day | Bottom Left of the Mitten
Crab Rangoon Dip with Wonton Chips from 4 Sons R' U | 'Celebrate with 8' for National Chip & Dip Day | Bottom Left of the Mitten Crab Rangoon Dip with Wonton Chips from 4 Sons R' U | 'Celebrate with 8' for National Chip & Dip Day | Bottom Left of the Mitten
Silver Potato Chips Charm Necklace Chips Charm Silver Necklace from HandStamped Jewelry 55 | 'Celebrate with 8' for National Chip & Dip Day | Bottom Left of the Mitten Silver Potato Chips Charm Necklace Chips Charm Silver Necklace from HandStamped Jewelry 55 | 'Celebrate with 8' for National Chip & Dip Day | Bottom Left of the Mitten
Hot Bacon Cheddar Dip from Spend With Pennies | 'Celebrate with 8' for National Chip & Dip Day | Bottom Left of the Mitten Hot Bacon Cheddar Dip from Spend With Pennies | 'Celebrate with 8' for National Chip & Dip Day | Bottom Left of the Mitten
Chip the tea cup, Beauty and the Beast from Color My Kids Room | 'Celebrate with 8' for National Chip & Dip Day | Bottom Left of the Mitten Chip the tea cup, Beauty and the Beast from Color My Kids Room | 'Celebrate with 8' for National Chip & Dip Day | Bottom Left of the Mitten

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I love this deconstructed dip from Let’s Dish.  Receive rave reviews at your next cookout when you make this Italian Hoagie Dip.

Italian Hoagie Dip from Let's Dish | 'Celebrate with 8' for National Chip & Dip Day | Bottom Left of the Mitten
Is your style Mid-Century?  Display your lovely chip & dip spread in this Green Mid Century Chip and Dip set.  Get it from Gnarled Wares, an Michigan based Etsy shop.

Green Mid Century Chip and Dip set from Gnarled Wares | 'Celebrate with 8' for National Chip & Dip Day | Bottom Left of the Mitten
Throw a craft beer part and make my Spinach & Artichoke Dip recipe.  Pairs well with others.

Party Perfect Spinach & Artichoke Dip from Bottom Left of the Mitten
Chip obsessed?  This Got Chips? Shirt from Jen’s Handmade Co. is perfect comfy wear for snacking the night away in your most comfy space.

Got Chips? Shirt from Jen's Handmade Co. | 'Celebrate with 8' for National Chip & Dip Day | Bottom Left of the Mitten
A Chinese restaurant favorite updated into a dip?  Crab Rangoon Dip with Wonton Chips from 4 Sons R’ Us gives a new spin on boring take out!

Crab Rangoon Dip with Wonton Chips from 4 Sons R' U | 'Celebrate with 8' for National Chip & Dip Day | Bottom Left of the Mitten
Hit the streets with this Silver Potato Chips Charm Necklace Chips Charm Silver Necklace from HandStamped Jewelry 55.  A great conversation piece for any potato chip lover.

Silver Potato Chips Charm Necklace Chips Charm Silver Necklace from HandStamped Jewelry 55 | 'Celebrate with 8' for National Chip & Dip Day | Bottom Left of the Mitten
This dip had me at cheese…..no wait, bacon….no wait, did you see it had hot sauce?  OK, I just love everything about this Hot Bacon Cheddar Dip from Spend With Pennies.

Hot Bacon Cheddar Dip from Spend With Pennies | 'Celebrate with 8' for National Chip & Dip Day | Bottom Left of the Mitten
I really felt like I couldn’t make it through this post without mentioning the most popular chip at the moment, Chip the tea cup from Beauty and the Beast.  This print for the Michigan based Etsy shop Color My Kids Room is so cute!

Chip the tea cup, Beauty and the Beast from Color My Kids Room | 'Celebrate with 8' for National Chip & Dip Day | Bottom Left of the Mitten
Choose a chip.  Choose a dip.  Just don’t double dip.  Celebrate!

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‘Celebrate with 8’ for National Margarita Day

Fruity & slushy.  A perfect treat after a long day. 
If your sitting on a beach or at home it’s time to
‘Celebrate with 8’ for National Margarita Day!

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Even though it is going to be 70 degrees day in Michigan, we are actually still in Winter.  Try this Winter Citrus Margarita from Cake N Knife because you know a cool down is on it’s way.

Winter Citrus Margarita from Cake N Knife | 'Celebrate with 8' for National Margarita Day | Bottom Left of the Mitten
Is it a Mojito?  Is it a Margarita?  Mojito Margaritas from How Sweet It Is combines the best of both worlds.

 Mojito Margaritas from How Sweet It Is | 'Celebrate with 8' for National Margarita Day | Bottom Left of the Mitten
Journals are all the rage right now.  If you have one mark this day with Margarita love with this Margarita Paper Clip from Nonie’s Custom Creation, a Michigan based Etsy shop.

Margarita Paper Clip from Nonies Custom Creation | 'Celebrate with 8' for National Margarita Day | Bottom Left of the Mitten
This Salted Watermelon Margaritas from Wicked Spatula has a rimmed edge of salt and chili powder.  What a lovely spicy combination.

Salted Watermelon Margaritas from Wicked Spatula | 'Celebrate with 8' for National Margarita Day | Bottom Left of the Mitten
Speaking of spicy try this Spicy Grapefruit Jalapeño Margarita from As Easy As Apple Pie.  AS funky as it is fresh.

Spicy Grapefruit Jalapeño Margarita from As Easy As Apple Pie | 'Celebrate with 8' for National Margarita Day | Bottom Left of the Mitten
Let your Margarita loving friend know your thinking about them with this When Life Gives You Limes card from Tick Tock Press.  You will also be supporting a Michigan based business.

When Life Gives You Limes card from Tick Tock Press | 'Celebrate with 8' for National Margarita Day | Bottom Left of the Mitten
Cotton Candy Margaritas from Such The Spot will take you to the carnival even in the middle of Winter.

Cotton Candy Margaritas from Such The Spot | 'Celebrate with 8' for National Margarita Day | Bottom Left of the Mitten
What’s better than drinking a Margarita?  How about having your house smell like one?  The Burning Mitten will have your house smelling sweet with this Margarita  Candle.

The Burning Mitten Margarita Candle | 'Celebrate with 8' for National Margarita Day | Bottom Left of the Mitten
Stock up on ice.  Get out your flip flops.  Celebrate.

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‘Celebrate with 8’ for National Almond Day

Almonds are a great snack.  The oil can be used to keep your skin healthy. 
The extract can make yummy cookies. 
So many ways to ‘Celebrate with 8’ for National Almond Day!

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Starting the day with heart healthy almonds is a great way to wake up. Make these Almond Strawberry Overnight Oats from Celebrating Sweets the night before for busy mornings.

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Amy’s Almond Cookies
from Happy Happy Nester look like a delicious finish to any great meal.  Make a batch tonight.

Celebrate with 8 for National Almond Day | Bottom Left of the Mitten
Handmade Honey Almond Perfume Oil from Traverse Bay Soap Co. will have you smelling so sweet all day long.  The bottle is perfect to add to your purse or makeup for when you want to smell fresh on-the-go.

Celebrate with 8 for National Almond Day | Bottom Left of the Mitten
Coconut and almonds are a perfect pair in these No-Bake Almond Joy Energy Balls from The Healthy Maven.  Perfect snack for kids and adults alike.

Celebrate with 8 for National Almond Day | Bottom Left of the Mitten
Winter weather getting your skin down?  Try this Sweet Orange Scrub made with Almond Oil from Cluck & Strut Farm.  Made right here in Michigan.

Celebrate with 8 for National Almond Day | Bottom Left of the Mitten
I can only bet this Rosemary Almond Crusted Chicken from Tastes Lovely looks as good as it tastes.

Celebrate with 8 for National Almond Day | Bottom Left of the Mitten
Have someone that is Almond Butter obsessed?  This Hand Stamped Spoon from Rebekah’s Valentine is the perfect gift.

Celebrate with 8 for National Almond Day | Bottom Left of the Mitten
This Super Clean Broccoli Salad with Creamy Almond Dressing from Pinch of Yum looks amazing!  A perfect dinner for the upcoming warmer weather.

Celebrate with 8 for National Almond Day | Bottom Left of the Mitten
Pick some up for your snack, recipe or even for your skin. Celebrate.

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Michigan Lovers Gift Guide

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Have a Michigan lover on your holiday gift list?
Eight Michigan made products for the Mitten Lover in your life.

What is better than the gift of beautiful jewelry?  The Copper Michigan Love pendant is customized by putting the heart over their favorite spot in Michigan.  From the Bottom left of the Mitten to the Thumb Sprouts And Roots can make this the perfect gift.

Copper Michigan Love pendant | Sprouts And Roots
This beautiful Michigan Print displays all the things that are wonderful about Michigan.  From the luscious blueberries that we grow to the scenery of the UP.  The Picadilly Project is offering 30% off this and anything else in their lovely shop by entering the coupon code MITTEN30 now through December 14th.Michigan Print | The Picadilly Project For the quirky coffee lover this Leather Jar Wrap from Littlewings Designs will have them sipping in style. Perfect for warming up on the cold days of Winter.

Leather Jar Wrap | Little Wing Designs
Do you have need a gift for the ‘Lake Girl’ in your life?  Someone who loves playing all day on the water?  Gift her with this sweet wrap ring from Little Pine Jewelry.

'Lake Girl' wrap ring | Little One Jewelry
Have a University of Michigan lover on your list?  This stunning Jim Harbaugh & Bo Schembechler Watercolor Ink Portrait from VitoArt would be the perfect piece of memorabilia.  Skip the usual hat this year.Jim Harbaugh Bo Schembechler Watercolor Ink Portrait | VitoArt

With all the breweries in Michigan this Michigan Craft Beer Cap Map from BLOCKSetc will get filled up quickly!  Best part is it can be engraved to go that extra special step in gift giving.

Michigan Craft Beer Cap Map | BLOCKSetc
Cozy tees are always a perfect gift and you can’t go wrong with this hand drawn Michigan Up North Tee from DetroitGT.   The U.P. Up North. The thumb.  Down state.  Where is your favorite place?

Hand drawn Michigan Up North Tee | DetroitGT
State fans need love too!  Give this Michigan State pillow cover from Live In The Moment Gifts.  If you have a house divided like mine this pillow can easily be displayed to show allegiance or to taunt.

Michigan State pillow cover | Live In The MomentGifts
Support local businesses while giving gifts for all those who love this great State.

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‘Celebrate with 8’ for Apple Day

Honeycrisp, McIntosh or Golden Delicious. 
Whole, peeled or pressed into Cider. 
It’s time to ‘Celebrate with 8’ for Apple Day!

Dutch Apple Tart (Appeltaart) from Baking Sense Dutch Apple Tart (Appeltaart) from Baking Sense
Candy Apple Feltie from Addy's Bugs N' Blooms Candy Apple Feltie from Addy's Bugs N' Blooms
Cinnamon Vanilla Glazed Apple Cider Donuts from Pumpkin N' Spice Cinnamon Vanilla Glazed Apple Cider Donuts from Pumpkin N' Spice
Chunky Applesauce Cheesecake from Bottom Left of the Mitten Chunky Applesauce Cheesecake from Bottom Left of the Mitten
Apple Hat from Cherlynne Handmade's Apple Hat from Cherlynne Handmade's
Caramelized Almond Apple Upside Down Cake from A Day In The Life on the Farm Caramelized Almond Apple Upside Down Cake from A Day In The Life on the Farm
Caramel Apple Sangria from The Wholesome Dish Caramel Apple Sangria from The Wholesome Dish
Jollay Orcahrds in Coloma, Michigan Jollay Orcahrds in Coloma, Michigan

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This Dutch Apple Tart (Appeltaart) from Baking Sense almost looks too pretty to eat!  But of course I will because I can’t let good things go to waste.

Dutch Apple Tart (Appeltaart) from Baking SenseNeed a little added touch for your little ones Fall outfit?  This adorable Candy Apple Feltie is perfect!  From Addy’s Bugs N’ Blooms, a Michigan based Etsy shop.

Candy Apple Feltie from Addy's Bugs N' BloomsNothing screams Fall more than Apple Cider & Pumpkin Spice.  Cinnamon Vanilla Glazed Apple Cider Donuts from Pumpkin N’ Spice has you covered on  all the Fall flavor you could want.

Cinnamon Vanilla Glazed Apple Cider Donuts from Pumpkin N' SpiceTry my Chunky Applesauce Cheesecake! Cinnamon and nutmeg cheesecake filling on top of chunky applesauce and a graham cracker crust. Best of all it’s no-bake.

Chunky Applesauce Cheesecake from Bottom Left of the MittenTreat your new little Fall cutie to this adorable Apple Hat.  Check out Cherlynne Handmade, a Michigan based Etsy shop~this can be customized to any color you like as well!

Apple Hat from Cherlynne Handmade'sEnjoy this beautiful Caramelized Almond Apple Upside Down Cake from A Day In The Life on the Farm.  There is also a fabulous wine pairing with it.  Dessert and wine! What more could you ask for?

Caramelized Almond Apple Upside Down Cake from A Day In The Life on the FarmAfter a long day of apple picking and pumpkin carving sit back and relax with this Caramel Apple Sangria from The Wholesome Dish. Treat yourself!

Caramel Apple Sangria from The Wholesome Dish Speaking of apple picking~let me tell you about one of my favorite places in the Southwestern Michigan area to do that!  We love Jollay Orchards in Coloma, Michigan.  You can’t go wrong with the hayride, petting zoo and their haunted house.  After you do the corn maze head over to the store to get delicious donuts, cider, homemade jellies and sauces.  I mean, look how happy this kid is in their Pumpkin Patch!

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Head to the farm.  Grab a bushel or a barrel.  Celebrate.

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‘Celebrate with 8’ for World Egg Day

Over easy or scrambled.  Hard boiled or poached. Do you like yolk or not?  Just the whites?
Let’s ‘Celebrate with 8’ for World Egg Day!

Baked Eggs in Tomatoes with Lentils and Whipped Goat Cheese from Mid-Life Croissant Baked Eggs in Tomatoes with Lentils and Whipped Goat Cheese from Mid-Life Croissant
2 Eggs over Yeezy from A Dog Named Paul 2 Eggs over Yeezy from A Dog Named Paul
Chicken Egg Foo Young from The Woks of Life Chicken Egg Foo Young from The Woks of Life
Super Easy Baked Egg Boats from Laughing Spatula Super Easy Baked Egg Boats from Laughing Spatula
Baked Scrambled Eggs from Buns In My Oven Baked Scrambled Eggs from Buns In My Oven
Mama Bird Nest Necklace fromTheArtzyMama Mama Bird Nest Necklace fromTheArtzyMama
Waffles Benedict with a Creamy Sage Sauce from A Day In The Life on the Farm Waffles Benedict with a Creamy Sage Sauce from A Day In The Life on the Farm
One-Pot Spicy Eggs and Potatoes from Pinch of Yum One-Pot Spicy Eggs and Potatoes from Pinch of Yum

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Hearty lentils are a cozy place for eggs in this filling and healthy breakfast.  Baked Eggs in Tomatoes with Lentils and Whipped Goat Cheese from Mid-Life Croissant~treat yourself well!

Baked Eggs in Tomatoes with Lentils and Whipped Goat Cheese from Mid-Life CroissantGot a baby with mad style?  A Dog Named Paul will outfit your little one in the most fashionable of ways. Eggscellent.

2 Eggs over Yeezy from A Dog Named PaulIs there anything better than getting the benefit of home cooking but the taste of takeout?  Make Chicken Egg Foo Young from The Woks of Life tonight instead of ordering out.

Chicken Egg Foo Young from The Woks of LifeNeed a quick breakfast, lunch or brunch?  Try these Super Easy Baked Egg Boats from Laughing Spatula.  Just the thing for the mid-day ‘hangries’.

Super Easy Baked Egg Boats from Laughing SpatulaI love this idea! Perfect when cooking for a crowd. Baked Scrambled Eggs from Buns In My Oven.

Baked Scrambled Eggs from Buns In My OvenThis handmade Mama Bird Nest Necklace from the Michigan based Etsy Shop, TheArtzyMama.  Put all your eggs into one beautiful basket and wear it proudly.

 Mama Bird Nest Necklace fromTheArtzyMamaWho says waffles have to be sweet?  Try these savory Waffles Benedict with a Creamy Sage Sauce from A Day In The Life on the Farm to shake up your breakfast routine.

Waffles Benedict with a Creamy Sage Sauce from A Day In The Life on the FarmSpicy chili powder combined with creamy goat cheese with tomatoes and eggs.  All this only using one pan?  Yes please. One-Pot Spicy Eggs and Potatoes from Pinch of Yum.

One-Pot Spicy Eggs and Potatoes from Pinch of YumGrab a dozen or so. Be careful how you crack them. Celebrate.

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