Delicious Fruit Cheesecake

I wanted to share this deliciously yummy summer treat with y’all cause it’s pretty easy to make and great for a summer party or just for you! My mom used to make this a lot and instead of strawberries like I did, you can use blueberries, rasberries, peaches, etc…or a mix! The cheesecake itself is super simple. You can have lots of fun and be creative with the topping! This recipe also makes a little too much topping, but you can either add the leftovers to it after it’s fully chilled, or you can use them on top of ice cream or some other dessert.

If you try it out let me know! And for sure, don’t be afraid to make it. I have never made a cheesecake and I made it for Mother’s Day (pics below) and it turned out perfect….you can’t really screw it up! ❀

Recipe:

  1. Bake a 9″ pie shell and let cool.
  2. Fruit glaze:
    1. 2 1/2 C crushed fruit (I used strawberries for all the fruit)
    2. 1/2 C sugar
    3. 2 T cornstarch
    4. 1 T lemon juice
    5. Mix the fruit, sugar and cornstarch and cook until clear and glaze-like. Add lemon juice & cool.
  3. Cream cheese filling (the cake):
    1. 2 packs of 10 oz. cream cheese (a.k.a. 20 oz.)
    2. 3 T whip cream or 1/2 & 1/2
    3. 2/3 C sugar
    4. 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
    5. 1/2 C whip cream (Whipped — whip before starting the next step)
    6. Mix the cream cheese, 3T cream and beat until well blended. Add sugar and beat well. Add the vanilla. Fold in the whipped cream. Put the filling into the pie shell and chill for about 3 hours.
  4. Putting it together:
    1. 2-3 C fresh fruit (again, I used strawberries and just used the rest of the ones that I had. You can wing this measurement and just add as much/little as you like.)
    2. Fold the fresh fruit (chopped) into the fruit glaze. Cover the cheesecake with fruit glaze and let chill overnight.

It’s now ready to serve! Maybe a little bit of whip cream on top? It’s delicious!!!

TEN Bears In ONE Day

It’s been a Mother’s Day tradition in our family for over ten years to go to Yellowstone for the day (we live pretty close by) and we’ve always seen at least one bear. I think they come out specially for my Mom. πŸ˜€

However, yesterday’s trip was special. Why? Because we saw not one, not two, not even seven (our previous Mother’s Day record), but TEN bears! And all in a span of like an hour! They were all black bears, no grizzlies, and we also saw the usual buffalo, elk, deer, pronghorn, etc…. Oh and tourists too, we saw those a lot… πŸ˜‰

Here are some pictures….hopefully you guys can zoom in on the ones that are a little further away… ❀

Some scraggly elk πŸ™‚

Bear #1

A buffy lol

These pronghorn were running with a herd of elk…

Bear #1 leaving the water

Bear #2

Bear #3

Bear #4

Bears 5 & 6 were sleeping…

Tower Falls

This was a mama and three cubs, one of these four was bear #4 from before πŸ™‚

We didn’t get a picture of bear #10….but he was really cute too!

Most of these pictures are credit of my sista….check out her blog: http://www.thelighthouseofessays.wordpress.com

Poshmark…

Wanted to pop in quickly and say that I have a Poshmark closet up and running. If you guys wanted to check it out, here’s the link: https://poshmark.com/closet/myriamq99

If you guys have a closet, share down below! πŸ™‚ I recently decided to use Posh to sell, and it’s been great! It’s a nice way to make a little money back on some newer, less used clothes. If you wanted to join, it’s free and easy to use, fyi. πŸ™‚

xoxoxo ❀

I’m Halfway Done With College!

I can’t believe I am halfway done with college already! Two years went by super fast. I won’t say they went by too quickly, cause that’s definitely not true; if they could’ve gone by faster I’d have signed up. The last couple semesters have been pretty stressful. I took six classes each semester, a total of 18 or 19 credits, I worked part time, and I also enrolled in the Honors College.

It has been great though! Last week was finals and I did really well, I am happy to say! Got 4/6 A’s this semester so that’s something to be proud of, although we would’ve liked more haha. Who wouldn’t? I also won a scholarship for the fall, which is soooo awesome! It’s not a super big scholarship but it will cover my books/supplies cost, which is what I needed. I feel very grateful for that! It also means I have to attend the business college’s scholarship banquet in September, so I bought some cute heels to go with one of my dresses….even though its four months in advance. Any excuse to go shopping is good enough, right? πŸ˜›

Since my job is only during the semesters, I have been applying for a bunch of jobs here in my town. I have one interview that I’m going to on Tuesday, and I am really hoping that I get it. It’s for a real estate office and one, that’s great cause I have office experience, and two, I may want to get my real estate license in the future so this would be a great step forward.

I am also really happy because a couple of my really good friends aren’t going home for the summer and are staying here, which means I get to see them more often and we can go ahead and do some fun things this summer! πŸ˜€ I want to also travel a little, maybe somewhere like Seattle or something, but we’ll see what happens. I’m not holding my breath over it, but also kinda trying to get it to work out. Also, I will also be hopefully seeing my best friend (hey, Alli! <3) this summer after three years, so that will be super, super AWESOME!

I am sick and tired of the wintery weather. It’s still kinda chilly here in Montana, I don’t know why we can’t have a proper spring already. In the next couple of weeks I really hope that it warms up and the trees get leaves and the flowers bloom, cause it’s May already! And I am wearing shorts. Cause I don’t care lol. It comes to the point where I wear summer clothes in an effort to make the warm weather come sooner, although that obviously doesn’t work. Sadly.

My newest favorite TV show/obsession is Blue Bloods. My last one was 24. I highly recommend both. Blue Bloods can be easier to watch, it resolves itself every episode, the characters are well acted and the story revolves around a kind family. It’s very American and I love the cop stories. I am currently on season 3, but they’ve made 9 so far, and renewed for a tenth for 2020. Means I have a lot of watching to do….although I’ll try to keep it reasonable. If you guys have any good recommendations for shows, I’d love to hear them! I compiled a movie/book list over the semester to watch and read over the summer, and I’d love to add to it!

I’ve been journaling every day for the past week, which is a first in my whole life. I have never been able to keep a diary or a journal, honestly my blog was the closest to either I’ve ever come. But I am really going to try to keep this going. I allot time every morning for about twenty minutes. It’s been really relaxing honestly. And writing down my thoughts helps me not stress about things.

I hope you guys are having a great spring/summer so far! It’s probably warm already where you live. Montana is probably the only state that’s still chilly. :/ Might scare away the first wave of tourists though, so if I look at it like that….maybe I don’t mind so much. πŸ˜‰ Gotta love it! hehe ❀

Cold Weather & Spring Break

The last few weeks have been insanely cold! Some mornings it was -30F! And it wouldn’t warm up to more than -15 or -10. We also got dumped with lots of snow…like 3 or 4 feet. Finally felt like winter, and it wasn’t all that bad except for the driving part. This last week though, as if to make amends, it’s become much warmer and it’s regularly in the 30’s(F) during the day. Nice and warm lol. Feels like spring is coming, the snow is melting a bit, and I really hope that it doesn’t dump any more, because I want spring badly!

It’s finally spring break too!! This week (the 18th) we have off and I am so happy! Yesterday, I had an exam and then did the homework that was due this weekend, and other than that I’m done. Next weekend I’ll take care of stuff that I have due after break. I don’t think I’ve ever appreciated a break so much as I am now. I don’t really have plans, just chilling, lots of skiing, watching TV (24 is my fav series!), playing with my siblings…as long as I don’t have to do homework I am a happy girl! πŸ™‚

I also want to go shopping and buy some spring clothes (in the hopes of making spring come faster), I love the pale pastel spring colors everyone’s selling now! They make me happy and I love seeing them in my closet haha. I might also go rock climbing or something with friends, maybe go see a movie…I just want to do regular stuff I never have time for! When are your guy’s breaks (if any) and do you have plans?

After this break, we have about 6 more weeks of school, including finals. Then I will be half way through my degree, and that’s crazy, and very motivating! By far my hardest class is accounting, but other than that my classes aren’t that difficult, just a lot of work; very time consuming. I’ve been giving quite a few presentations in my classes, and I have to say I love it. I really like talking and presenting is a great way to do it! I’m weird like that! :p

Lately I have been looking back at pictures and stuff and I really want to make it a goal this year to take lots of pictures. Even if they are not good quality. I am terrible at remembering to take pictures, even though I love having them as memories. I am going to try really hard to take pictures though, because I don’t want to miss out on all these memories! I know in 10 years I will be glad I did (hopefully). Maybe some of them can be posted on here, and I will definitely try to keep you guys updated….

I am not going to promise to post here anymore, because I obviously have failed miserably. It has just been insanely busy and if I do have time without homework, I just want to sleep. As bad as that sounds it’s true. I do want to continue blogging a lot more during the summer though, and hopefully have enough momentum then to continue into the fall.

I have to look for a summer job soon as well, because my part time job is only during the semester. I am thinking of instead of looking for an office job of some sort, I might look into working for a wedding planner, or event planner. The summer season is super busy here in that industry, so I think it would be a good time to look. I also love that kind of job and it will be nice to get some experience before potentially deciding to do it more often after school or not.

I hope you all are doing great! Thanks for following along still! ❀ Have a wonderful day! πŸ™‚