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d.i.y. popsicles

Norpro 4-Piece Silicone Ice Pop Maker Set (just $9.26 on Amazon)

when i last visited the US, my sister had a pile of goodies she had purchased for me. this is how the two of us operate. we are always buying little things for one another – either as a way to say thanks or simply because we know the other one would love the product, necklace, top, book, etc… because my sister and i have a similar style and thought process, i often have to restrain myself from going overboard because i want to purchase duplicates of nearly everything i buy for myself also for my sister (saying “no” is hard!).

during that last trip is when she gave me this awesome norpro silicone ice popsicle set. i’m obsessed. not only a) are they really easy to fill up with your favorite concoction but b) because of the silicone, they freeze quickly -and- don’t stick to the edges. the perfect push-up pop!

recipe suggestions:
-my favorite popsicle at the moment is crystal light + water. no guilty pleasure here. it takes about 30 seconds to prepare and then just a couple of hours to freeze. when I was home last, I bought a giant variety pack of the single serve pouches. the rasberry lemonade makes an amazing iced treat + it’s only 5 calories!
-tonight i’m going to whip up a batch of chocolate jello (also an american export) and make some of bill cosby’s famous pudding pops.
-later in the week, maybe a fruit smoothie recipe or two.
-however, the blend that i am most excited about involves freezing one of my famous homemade margaritas
…oh, the possibilities are endless…

considering it’s spring here in australia and it’s only going to get hotter between now and february… i have a feeling these colorful containers are going to be my new bff as i soak up the sunshine.

o.p.p. – nail & string wall art

this is one of my most favorite projects that i’ve stumbled across in a long time.

this puts all wall decals and stenciling to shame…

all you need is some nails, yarn/string and a good word. we are moving in may and I can already see my  diy/guest room with ‘C.R.A.F.T.’ on the wall.

props to jenjkjk aka jkizzle… for seeing something grand at anthropologie and making it her own!

found @ jkjk
what: diy nail & string letters

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