pink lemonade bars
Between these bars and pancakes, that’s pretty much all I’ve eaten this week. And I’m totally OK with that.
You see, summertime for me goes two ways. Sometimes, it’s super chill and lazy, reminiscent of the sweet freedom of summers when I was in grade school. Other times, it’s insanity. Parties, weddings, work, errands, yada yada yada — all good things, of course, but just a.lot.of.it. And that’s just the stuff we know is coming.
For us, summer has decided to swell right out of the gate — thus why my diet lately has been all carbs, all day long (also, thus, why I spent some time with Rihanna this week). Not a bad trade, though, when pink lemonade bars are involved. But I’m looking forward to the calm side of summer soon. Of course, I’ll be enjoying these bars during that time, too.
My point is, these summers? They go by so fast. And sometimes, we get so caught up in the hectic crazy-times that we forget to enjoy them just as much as the calmer times. And then there are the times when life throws us curveballs and we have to respond to those, too. Such is the case with my blogger friend, Claire of The Realistic Nutritionist, whose kitchen in her brand new home recently caught fire. Thankfully she and her family are safe and sound, but I can’t imagine having to go through that ordeal, especially when I have breakdowns sometimes over stains in my carpeting. Oy.
So in an effort to give her a little more time to breathe and get back on her feet, I’ve written a guest post on her lovely blog with a recipe for these nummy pink lemonade bars, flavored with raspberries and a buttery shortbread crust. Hopefully, Claire and her family can get back to normal life soon and enjoy the summertime. As for the rest of us, I suggest we do the same.
That is so nice of you to guest post for Claire! I can not imagine how hard it much be for her right now.
Going to check these bars out now! They look awesome!
So sorry to hear that about Claire.From personal experience I know how much of an ordeal that is. Nice of you to step in with these bars.. edible pink lemonade makes you a genius in my book. 🙂
That sounds rough 🙁 I hope you’re sending her a big batch of these, because they sound like they coudl cheer anyone up 🙂
Tieghan — I know, it just sounds like an awful situation, but I hope things turn around for her soon! Thanks, dear!
Erika — Oof, I’m sorry you had to go through something like that! I can’t even imagine. And thanks — I’m pretty sure I’ll be making these alllll summer long (gotta get my fat pants ready). 🙂
Kelly — Thanks, dear!
Ugh, can’t imagine that! 🙁 So sweet of you to post for her to help her out! These bars look amazing – I linked to them on my site today! Have a great weekend, dear! xo
oh you have the life. I am going through exams right now>_< but summer time is meant to be lazy. I often spent it sleeping and eating rather than parties. These bars look delicious I have never had pink lemonade before so I am eager to try!
Oh dear Lord – seriously, these are my dream come true. Maybe not my waistline’s, but mine for sure!
These bars are freaking awesome! Love, love, love the colour! WANT!
Those are so gorgeous! I bet the flavor is amazing.
Marie — Thanks so much for the link, lady! I appreciate it. 🙂 Have a wonderful weekend!
Belinda — Sorry about the exams, dear! Best of luck on them and I hope you can relax soon 🙂
Heather — Oh, my waistline is none too happy with me right now, that’s for sure 😉 Thanks, friend! Hope you have a great weekend!
Katrina — Thank you, love! 🙂