When my blog was two weeks old…

…I met Andrea.

It was a long time ago.

Back when the blog began.

Back when I hired a photographer to take pictures of the house because I still had the kind of camera that you threw away.

Back when I had never even heard of PicMonkey.

Or editing photos.

Or making arrows.

And so when I posted about the before and after of the butler’s pantry and wanted to show everyone how the butler’s pantry was right off the kitchen and it used to be a closet and now it was so much more and I wanted to reach through the screen and point to it.  I wanted to point it out and show everyone…..

…..but I couldn’t because I didn’t know how to make an arrow.

And then Andrea and her arrow came to the rescue. 🙂


She added an arrow to my picture and sent it to me…..

….and we’ve been friends ever since.

For two years now she has inspired me with her creativity and innovation and generosity and of course….all her amazing recipes.

And today she’s sharing a fun recipe for the summer.

I was so excited…..but I told her if I was going to make it….

… had to be easy….preferably in a jar. 🙂

So here’s so-easy-you-have-to-make-it-because-it-looks-delicious-summer-recipe…..

... Frozen Limeade Pie In a Jar.


Frozen Limeade Pie In a Jar




1 1/2 cups of graham cracker crumbs
1/2 teaspoon of sugar
1 tablespoon of brown sugar
1/2 gallon of vanilla ice cream
12 oz. of frozen limeade concentrate
Zest of two limes (optional)
Container of Cool Whip or Fresh Whipped Cream
6 Cherries



Place slightly softened ice cream and the container of limeade in your mixer bowl and then blend until thoroughly combined and smooth.

Fold 1/2 of your lime zest through the blended mixture.

Prepare your graham cracker mixture by placing the crumbs in a mixing bowl.
Add your cinnamon and sugar and stir through.

Melt your stick of butter and add to the crumb mixture. Mix till the butter is totally combined with the crumbs.


Place 2 tablespoons of the graham cracker mixture in your 8 ounce wide mouth mason jars and press to form a nice crust on the bottom…you can add a little bit more if you would like.

Take a 6th of your mixture and scoop it in on top of the graham cracker crust.

Top it with a big dollop of Cool Whip or Fresh Whipped Cream.

Sprinkle fresh lime zest over the top and add a cherry to the top.

See what I mean…..a recipe like that….

……and she makes arrows. too. 🙂


  1. Image for Marisa Franca @ All Our Way Marisa Franca @ All Our Way

    It's great to have friends with arrows -- they can always steer you in the right direction :-) I've made a limeade pie before with limeade and sweetened condensed milk -- this recipe sounds better -- not quite as sweet. Thank you for the recipe, with summer right around the corner it sounds perfect!! Big Hugs!

  2. Image for Kelsey Kelsey

    Love this story! (And glad to know some of us blogging newbies aren't the only ones who ever didn't know what they were doing!)... And hope that we will end up like you and all your glory someday! :) Here's to your arrows xx

    1. Image for Thistle Wood Thistle Wood

      Sally, I'm so sorry! I just fixed the's Andrea from The Cottage Market. Here's the link again: Have an awesome day! karianne

  3. Image for Mimi -247 Mulberry Lane Mimi -247 Mulberry Lane

    Yum! Sounds (and looks!) like my kind of recipe! Thanks for sharing the arrow story--it makes me feel like I'm not alone in the technological world. If I need help with something computerish, I always ask a teenager. :-) Once we get passed the eye-rolling and establish the fact that yes, someone actually canNOT know that, I usually learn a lot. Also, three cheers for PicMonkey for being FREE and easy to use!!!

    1. Image for Thistle Wood Thistle Wood

      Shelia, It's so easy. Just go to click edit a picture and upload a picture. Then go the sidebar and click on the butterfly. Then click the arrows on the sidebar! There are so many to choose from! Hope this helps! karianne

  4. Image for barb barb

    Seriously, through out this land, there is nothing more divine than lime. When added into a mason jar and decorated with a cherry, well, simply perfection.

  5. Image for Regina Merrick Regina Merrick

    Ooooo!! I love Frozen LEMONADE pie, but I have to try your frozen LIMEADE pie!! It looks devine!! And, I've needed a reason to buy some amazingly cute single-serve jars or ramekins . . . Don't you think this is the perfect opportunity?? Love your arrows. Sometimes it's the simple things that create the best relationships! :) Happy hot Wednesday! Headed to HOBBY LOBBY with a gift card!! Whoo-hoo!!

  6. Image for Gracious Offering Gracious Offering

    Thanks for the tip on PicMonkey, KariAnne. My photos can use all the help they can get...due to the limited talents of the photographer! The lime dessert looks wonderful for summer...I love anything with limes! So refreshing!

  7. Image for Mary Feguson Mary Feguson

    Oh, I love this recipe. To serve on a hot summer evening after dinner - how refreshing/ Thanks so much for sharing this with us. I am going to print this right now. Have a wonderful Memorial Weekend. Mary

  8. Image for Pat Pat

    Love limes in any form or fashion ~ drinks, desserts, water, etc. This recipe requires a try! :) Your kitchen is beautiful. I am going to try to make arrows too! My photography skills are severely lacking. xo Pat

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