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Top Drawer News — Ice Cream and Sunny Days

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Image by HL Carpenter of homemade blueberry ice cream in dessert dish with spoon and napkin on red background
Image source: HL Carpenter

We missed the blueberry picking days at the you-pick farm last month and the birds got to our own berry bushes before we did. So we had to settle for berries picked by someone else.

While we missed a sunny day in the berry field, the store-bought berries were tasty! Since we had plenty, we churned up a Carpenter Country favorite: blueberry ice cream.

Divine Weekly Magazine featured the recipe this week. If you’re a blueberry ice cream lover too, break out your ice cream maker and make a batch for yourself. You won’t be sorry!

Screen capture of page on Divine Weekly Magazine blog featuring a blueberry ice cream recipe by HL Carpenter
Image source: Screen capture by HL Carpenter

Thanks to Sloane Taylor and Divine Magazine for sharing the ice cream!

Another source of delight this week: Sally Cronin of Smorgasbord Blog Magazine picked a Top Drawer Ink post to highlight! Sally chose the guest post by Lainee Cole titled Shelter Dogs and Children Helping Each Other.

We invite you to click here to read the post. We’re sure you’ll understand why Sally highlighted it!

Screen capture of page on Smorgasbord Blog Magazine featuring a Top Drawer Ink post by Lainee Cole
Image source: Screen capture by HL Carpenter

Thank you, Sally! We appreciate your support!

Sunny days are typically a source of delight here in Carpenter Country too. But sometimes dark events happen even on the sunniest of days.

This week’s book bubble describes one such day.

Screen capture of book bubble by HL Carpenter titled "It happened on a sunny day"
Image source: Screen capture by HL Carpenter

And that’s the news of the week from Carpenter Country! Thanks for traveling with us.

Photo by HL Carpenter of empty crystal dessert dish with spoon on red background
Image source: HL Carpenter

Did you finish your ice cream? 🙂



HL Carpenter is a mother/daughter duo who write family-friendly fiction from their studios in Carpenter Country, a magical place that, like their stories, is unreal but not untrue. When they’re not writing, the Carpenters enjoy exploring the Land of What-If and practicing the fine art of Curiosity. Visit Carpenter Country at


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