August 2017 Calendar Wallpaper Roundup

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I swear the next time I blink it’s going to be October. TIME PLEASE SLOW DOWN! There are so many exciting things going on at Blazers and Blue Jeans and I am excited to share some great news. Drum roll please…… not only our we in the process of designing a new logo, we’re redesigning our entire website! We have some great changes in the works and a month from today, our new website will be live! And on top of that, I am completing #Whole30 in August. What is wrong with me?
In addition to these exciting design changes, we just launched our Instagram page @blazersandbluejeans! Be sure to check it out and give us a follow! Phew, so many changes, I just can’t even keep up! I’ll be posting weekly updates about my experience on #Whole30 so stay tuned. In the meantime, check out my wallpaper picks for August!

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Red Stamp Ι Rebekah Disch
Sugar Paper LA Ι Wazz Publishing

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Apartment 406 Designs Ι Kelly Sugar Crafts
Mel Armstrong Design Ι Flipsnack

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Ban.do Ι By Dawn Nicole
Pish and Posh Ι Every-Tuesday

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Paper Leaf Ι Smashing Magazine
Soggy Musings Ι Rae Ritchie

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Minding My Nest Ι Mospens Studio
Kate Spade Ι Ivanka Trump

august 2017 calendar wallpapersLovilee Ι Giants and Pilgrims
Ivanka Trump Ι Ink Struck

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Free People Ι Clara Bour
Coton Colors Ι Designer Blogs

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Lilly and Val Ι Paper Raven Co
Going Home to Roost Ι Sea of Atlas

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The House That Lars Built Ι Stylish Planner
Susan Chiang Ι Virgo and Paper

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Candidly Keri
The Printable Project Ι The Blog Market

July 2017 Calendar Wallpapers

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Well it’s officially the second half of 2017! I seriously can’t believe it. I know my wallpaper post is a little later than normal but honestly between the holiday weekend and work, I totally forgot! In case you missed it, my delicious Lemon Berry Tiramisu recipe is up on the blog. If you’re looking for the perfect summertime dessert, look no further! Enjoy!

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calendar backgrounds july 2017 Paper Raven Co Ι Wazz Publishing
Sea of Atlas Ι By Dawn Nicole

calendar wallpaper july 2017 Lilly and Val Ι Pish and Posh
Red Stamp Ι Every Tuesday

calendar wallpapers july 2017 Mospens Studio Ι Paper Leaf
Clara Bour Ι May Designs

computer calendar wallpaper july 2017 The House That Lars Built Ι Ban.do
Sarah Hearts Ι Ivanka Trump

tech calendar background july 2017 Kate Spade Ι Coton Colors
Flipsnack Ι Mel Armstrong

july 2017 calendar backgrounds Designer Blogs Ι Blushed Designs
Inkstruck Studios Ι Minding My Nest

calendar background july 2017 Candidly Keri
Smashing Magazine

Lemon Berry Tiramisu

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I love to incorporate berries into dessert dishes. Berries have such a sweet, fresh taste, plus they are filled with antioxidants so where can you go wrong?! This lemon berry tiramisu is one of my favorites and it is perfect for a summer barbecue. It’s light and fresh and the mixture of the sweet berries with the zesty lemon create the perfect combination.

LEMON BERRY TIRAMISU RECIPE

PREP TIME: 35 mins
TOTAL TIME: 3 hours
SERVES: 8-9

INGREDIENTS

  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • 3/4 cup lemon juice
  • 2 8 ounce containers Mascarpone cheese
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 6 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 2.5 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1.5 packages soft ladyfingers (7.1 ounces each)
  • 3 cups fresh mixed berries (I typically use raspberries, blueberries, strawberries and blackberries)

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. In a 2 qt. sauce pan, heat granulated sugar, water, lemon juice, and lemon zest to boiling. Boil until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and cool completely.
  2. Pour heavy whipping cream, 2 tablespoons of powdered sugar and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract into bowl. Whisk together on high speed until stiff peaks form (about 1 minute). Set aside.
  3. Beat Mascarpone Cheese, whipped cream, the remaining 4 tablespoons of powdered sugar and remaining 2 teaspoons vanilla extract together.
  4. Line bottom of 8 inch square dish with half of ladyfingers. Brush about a 1/4 of lemon syrup over the ladyfingers. Top ladyfingers with half of Mascarpone mixture and spread evenly.
  5. Top with half of mixed berries and brush about 1/4 lemon syrup.
  6. Repeat layers until all ingredients are used.
  7. Refrigerate for at least 2.5 hours or overnight.

TIPS

  • Don’t have ladyfingers? Just use a family size loaf of pound cake (16 ounces), sliced a little wider than a quarter inch.
  • Too lazy to make your own whipping cream? Just use a cup of Coolwhip in lieu of 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream, 2 tablespoons of powdered sugar and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract.
  • When I say generously coat with the lemon syrup, I mean really cover the ladyfingers and berries. If you are using pound cake instead of ladyfingers, remember that pound cake is much more dense than ladyfingers so it can hold more liquid before it gets soggy.

June 2017 Calendar Wallpapers

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Schools…..out…..for…summer! Well at least for us down south.  School is out, the floaties are in the pool, the grill is fired up and the sun is shining! I miss the days when summer meant hanging out in the pool all day and sleeping in. Now summer just means hotter temperatures and less traffic, oh adulthood!

But, I can live vicariously through my festive computer background and pretend I am poolside with a margarita in hand, instead of at my desk. Here are your wallpapers for June, Designer Blogs and Sarah Hearts are my absolute favorites this month. They both scream summertime but in very different ways. Enjoy!

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Designer Blogs Ι Mel Armstrong
Sea of Atlas Ι Mospens Studio

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Flipsnack Ι Minding my Nest
Apartment 406 Designs Ι Smashing Magazine

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Sarah Hearts Ι Smashing Magazine
Smashing Magazine Ι Clementine Creative

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Ban.do Ι Every Tuesday
By Dawn Nicole Ι Ivanka Trump

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Clara Bour Ι Blushed Design
Coton Colors Ι The Printable Project

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Candidly Keri
Paper Leaf Ι Free People

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Sugar Paper LA Ι Rebekah Disch
Red Stamp Ι The Blog Market

june 2017 calendar backgroundRae-Ritchie Ι Wazz Publishing
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April 2017 Calendar Wallpaper

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Well now that it is officially Spring, flowers are in full bloom both outside in the real world and in the digital world! I find the light blue and pink pastels are really calming and inspiring. Easter is only a few weeks away and we all know, it’s all about the outfits! Check out some of my favorite Easter dresses here! Enjoy!

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Mel Armstrong Design Ι Ban.do
Sarah Hearts Ι Candidly Keri

april 2017 computer backgrounds

Every Tuesday Ι Smashing Magazine
Smashing Magazine Ι Flipsnack

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Rebekah Disch Design Ι Raven Paper Co
Sea of Atlas Ι Candidly Keri
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Blushed Design Ι Sugar Paper
By Dawn Nicole Ι Inkstruck Studio

april computer wallpapersMinding My Nest Ι Mospens Studio
Flipsnack Ι May Designs

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Clara Bour Ι Giants and Pilgrims
Ivanka Trump Ι Ashley Brooke Designs

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Rae Ritchie Ι Free People 
The Printable Project Ι Stylish Planner

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Kaylie Jay Designs Ι Wazz Publishing
Red Stamp Ι Designer Blogs

March 2017 Calendar Wallpaper

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Happy March everyone! Aside from my February Wallpaper post, I have’t really posted anything in a few weeks and it’s for a good reason! I started a new job this month for a really cool company and I really love everything about my new job! It’s keeping me a little preoccupied but I promise I will be posting something new in the next week or two. In the meantime, here are my wallpaper picks for March 2017!

St. Patrick’s Day is coming up so if you need some desert ideas for the office check out my St. Patrick’s Day Treats post! Enjoy!

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march-2017-montlhy-calendar-backgroundInkstruck Studio Ι Mel Armstrong Design
Apartment 406 Designs Ι Uppercase Designs

march-2017-calendar-desktop-wallpapersBy Dawn Nicole Ι May Designs
Ivanka Trump Ι Flipsnack

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Sarah Hearts Ι Ban.do
Candidly Keri

march-2017-calendar-wallpapersMospens Studio Ι Paper Leaf
Going Home to Roost Ι Pish and Posh Designs

desktop-wallpapers-for-march-2017Smashing Magazine Ι Sugar Paper
Salt Design Ι Smashing Magazine

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Blushed Design Ι Lilly and Val
Designer Blogs Ι Kate Spade

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The Blog Market Ι Going Home to Roost
Red Stamp Ι Paper Raven Co

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Rae Ritchie Ι Clara Bour
Free People Ι Giants and Pilgrams

January 2017 Calendar Wallpaper

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Happy 2017!! I hope you all had a Merry Chrismahanukwanzakah and a Happy New Year! I am sorry my post is late this month- it’s been a crazy week! I hope this year brings you all lots of laughter, good health and happiness!

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Kaylie Jay Designs Ι Flipsnack
Lilly and Val Ι May Designs

january-2017-monthly-computer-wallpaperMinding My Nest Ι Mospens Studio
Mel Armstrong Ι Montgomery Fest

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Rae Ritchie Ι To Live Beautifully 
Pish and Posh Ι Paper Leaf

january-2017-monthly-desktop-wallpaperBy Dawn Nicole Ι Every Tuesday
Ivanka Trump Ι The Blog Market

january-2017-monthly-wallpaperSea of Atlas Ι Smashing Magazine
Red Stamp Ι Sarah Hearts

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Blushed [must subscribe] Ι Inkstruck Studio
Candidly Keri Ι Designer Blogs

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Apartment 406 Designs Ι Gretchen Berry Design
Oh So Lovely Ι Green Bicycle Design

December 2016 Monthly Wallpaper

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Happy December everyone! This year has flown by- it always does. This year we put up our Christmas tree before Thanksgiving because I seriously couldn’t wait any longer. If you have visited my blog before you know that I LOVE sweet treats and themed parties and that is basically all December is, ONE BIG SWEET CELEBRATION! It’s the perfect excuse to bake yummy cookies, buy presents and spend time with those you love.

Here are my monthly wallpapers for December, there are soooo many good ones this month! Some blogs like Smashing Magazine and Clara Bour created more than one wallpaper so be sure to click through all of them! I’ll be updating this post as more wallpapers get posted so stay tuned! Happy Holidays!

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Every Tuesday Ι Clara Bour
By Dawn Nicole Ι Kate Spade NY

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Sarah Hearts Ι Sea of Atlas
Smashing Magazine

December-2016-calendar-monthly-desktop-backgroundFlipsnack Ι Mel Armstrong
Pish and Posh Ι Minding My Nest

december-2016-calendar-desktop-backgroundSoggy Musings Ι The Blog Market
Gretchen Berry Ι Ivanka Trump

december-2016-calendar-wallpaperRed Stamp Ι To Live Beautifully
Designer Blogs Ι Blushed

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Sophie Maie Ι Oh So Lovely
Paper and Brush Ι Mospens Studio

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May Designs Ι Rae-Ritchie
Beauty and the Chic Ι Apartment 406 Designs

My Favorite Holiday Pie Recipe: Cookie Butter Pie

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There is no better excuse to indulge in delicious food than during the holidays. All the sweet treats, carb loaded casseroles, Christmas tree shaped Reeses, I mean the list goes on. Thanksgiving and Christmas are the only two times a year when I make my special Cookie Butter Pie. It has to be one of my favorite pies. Not only is it super simple but it’s also rich and tastes just like Cookie Butter. If you have never been to Trader Joes and had Cookie Butter, its basically the same thing as Biscoff Cookie spread that you can buy at the grocery store. I would be so satisfied with just one bite but since I have zero self control I always have way too much and get a huge sugar high. Every time I make this pie is always a hit so enjoy!

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COOKIE BUTTER PIE RECIPE

PREP TIME: 15 mins
TOTAL TIME: 3 hours 15 mins
SERVES: 8ish

INGREDIENTS
FOR CRUST:
  • 30ish Biscoff Cookies
  • 4 Tablespoons Salted or Unsalted Butter
FOR FILLING:
  • 1/2 cup or 4oz White Chocolate
  • 1/4 cup or 2oz Heavy Whipping
  • 1 8oz Cream Cheese
  • 1 14oz Jar Cookie Butter/Biscoff Spread
  • 1tsp Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 2 tbsp Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 1 7oz Jar of Marshmallow Fluff
  • 1 8oz Container Cool Whip (thawed)

 

CRUST INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Using a food processor, grind the Biscoff cookies into fine crumbs.
  2. In the microwave, melt the butter and mix with the Biscoff crumbs so all the crumbs are moistened.
  3. Pour the moistened crumbs into a 9″ pie pan and using a spoon or glass cup, compact the crust in the pan. Set aside.
FILLING INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Combine the white chocolate and heavy cream in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on high for 45 seconds and mix vigorously. Microwave on high for another 30 seconds and mix until all the chocolate is melted. Allow the mixture to cool, place in the fridge if necessary.
  2. Whip the cream cheese until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes.
  3. Add jar of Cookie Butter and continue to mix until well blended.
  4. Add the cooled white chocolate to the Cookie Butter and cream cheese mixture until combined. Be sure to scrape the sides and bottom of the bowl.
  5. Add the vanilla extract and heavy whipping cream, increase the mixing speed  to medium-high and whip for about 2 minutes to add air into the batter.
  6. Combine the jar of marshmallow fluff to the batter and mix throughly, making sure to scrape the sides and bottom of the bowl.
  7. Empty the Cool Whip into the batter and gently fold into the batter. Avoid over mixing as this will cause the filling to not be as fluffy.
  8. Pour the filling into the pie crust and smooth out the top. Place in the fridge for at least 3 hours. Serve chilled.
TIPS
  • If you don’t have heavy cream, you can substitute heavy whipping cream.
  • To jazz up the top add crushed Biscoff cookies or drizzle white chocolate.
  • This pie still tastes delicious even with a store bought graham cracker crust.

November 2016 Monthly Wallpaper

november-2016-desktop-calendar-backgroundI hope everyone had a Happy Halloween! Can you even believe the holiday season is in full swing?! I am so excited about Thanksgiving and all of the tasty food, especially green bean casserole! Later this month I’ll be sharing my favorite pie recipe (it is always a huge hit for Thanksgiving) so keep posted! 🙂

This month I’m doing something a little different with my monthly wallpaper post. Since some blogs post their wallpapers after the first of the month, I will be updating this post with more wallpapers as they get posted on the other blogs. This way you guys won’t miss out! In the meantime, enjoy what I have found! Don’t forget if there is a blog you would love to see or if you have wallpapers you would like to share, let me know!

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Sea of Atlas Ι Flipsnack
Going Home to Roost Ι Kaylie Jay Designs

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May Designs Ι Mel Armstrong
Minding my Nest Ι Smashing Magazine

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Apartment 406 Designs Ι Smashing Magazine
Dawn Nicole Ι To Live Beautifully

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Uppercase Designs Ι Beauty and the Chic
Red Stamp Ι Clara Bour

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Rae-Ritchie Ι Soggy Musings
Every-Tuesday Ι Designer Blogs

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The Blog Market Ι  Ivanka Trump
Mospens Studio Ι Sarah Hearts

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Gretchen Berry Design Co Ι Shannon Kirsten Studio
Pish and Posh