I have been meaning to leave a goodbye post on The Sunday Sparkle, but life has been just moving full speed.
The Sunday Sparkle has a new name and new page: Littlest Village
Come on over to the Littlest Village for a visit and thank you so much for visiting, commenting, and participating in The Sunday Sparkle. I look forward to having you over at my new home!!
These green beans are my first pickled project possibly ever. I love a pickled anything by no means everyday, but now and then a dill pickle, pickled carrots on a taco or these spicy garlicky green beans hit the spot. I really just like saying the word pickle because anything that rhymes with tickle makes me smile. Exemption: Sickle.
The true inspiration came from having a wonderful cheese plate the other day and I thought I want to have a picnic with a great spread of cheeses, veggies, and pickled green beans. What is great about these pickled green beans? They are not fickle and easy to make, a piece of cake… Mmm, cake!
Follow the recipe and then take your honey for a picnic down by the lake (or beach)
Jalapeno Garlic Pickle Green Beans
- 1 pound very fresh green beans (nice and crisp), ends trimmed
- 1 Jalapeno (washed and chopped)
- 5 cloves of peeled garlic
- 2 1/2 cups of White Vinegar
- three tablespoons of of raw sugar
- 2 1/2 cups of water
After you washed, trimmed and chopped your veggies. Place them in a sterilized mason jar, in a sauce pot add vinegar, sugar and water cook over medium heat till a boil. Pour into mason jar over the veggies. Allow the jar to cool down, cover and tighten your lid. Place in fridge. Ready to eat in two days.
For a few months I have wanted to change-up The Sunday Sparkle, not just give it a new logo or a new column, but a really big change. A new name. I have humbly outgrown TSS and have goals for the future and want the brand to suit such goals. The final push came when my friend Paige at Barefoot and Vintage and I both decided we would be taking a trip to Austin to attend Texas Style Council, what better timing to get this blog rolling. I can’t wait to introduce you to the new look and the new name. The Sunday Sparkle content will be packing its bags and making the migration too.
I look forward to having you over at my new home. I have appreciated the support, comments, pinning and visits from each and everyone! Thank you friends.
Cheers to new things!
I love details and taking photos of details, especially at weddings. This ring shot will be forever a particular favorite photo I loved getting to know this couple and I felt the image really captured the lovely bond they have for each other. To view more photos of Amanda and Stephen’s wedding visit the Gather West blog.
Today is the first day of summer and it has me jazzed up for summer activities. We have a lot on our calendar for the summer with trips, work and photographing weddings, but I have tiny goals to keep my schedule open for spontaneous play:
My summer list:
- Antique picking at this market.
- Summer cocktails like this gem.
- A girls trip to Austin, Texas.
- DIY Batik textiles
- picnics with my husband
- Visiting a farm for summer fruit and making homemade jam.
- Beach camping!
- Outdoor movies in the park and/or drive-in movie.
- Take more hikes at sunset.
- Make homemade s’mores (gluten-free)
- Road trip to Northern California for work. However, make a few extra days of fun out of the journey.
- Fresh seafood cookout with friends.