Jul
23

Summertime Hellos

Summer snail mail is some of my favorite to send and receive. Maybe it brings back memories of simpler times, when email and cell phones weren’t commonplace and summers were spent at camp. My mom would send me a card with a letter every. single. day. (She’s the best.) And I still have every one to this day. (In a box alongside my color war flags and camp crafts, obvs.) I think I need to read them over again sometime soon, and maybe send off a few of these summertime hellos to surprise some friends!

 

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ROW 1: Bobbies – Note to Self: The Print Shop // Handsome Marble A2 Stationery – Paper Source // Happy Camper – Red Cap Cards    ROW 2: Volcanoes Notecards – Marie Delafon // Letterpress Scorpio Star Sign Card – Hammerpress // Golden Rule Thank You Cards – Pei Design    ROW 3: Blueberry Print Everyday Card – Hooray Today // Heart Card – Karolin Schnoor    ROW 4: Amigo Postcard – Lilco Letterpress // Water Melon – Muchoucas Design // Be Steadfast – Survival Letterpress    ROW 5: Home in the Woods – Red Cap Cards // Hello Letterpress Card Set – Allison Cornu // Wrapped Bundle of Three – The Hungry Workshop

 

Jul
16

12 July DIYs

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Jul
11

Summer Staple: Ice Cream Sandwiches

After a week of ice cream, lemonade, popsicles, and potato salad we’re wrapping up our week of summer staples with one of the most portable of treats – ice cream sandwiches! And we’re going far beyond the traditional chocolate with vanilla ice cream that we all grew up with smeared on our hands and faces.

 

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Jul
10

Summer Staple: Potato Salad

Few things beat a fresh bowl of potato salad, especially when served with baked beans and something hot off the grill. (Drool.) I love that it’s one of those dishes that can be incredibly versatile as well. One day I’ll share my Grandma’s recipe which is famous among hundreds, but for now these nine will have to do! (Other summer staples: ice cream, lemonade, and popsicles)

 

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Jul
09

Summer Staple: Popsicles

So far we’ve covered ice cream and lemonade in our week of summer staple recipes. Today we’re talking about a treat that’s somehow both traditional and trendy all at once – the popsicle! I have very vivid memories of spending hot days at my great aunt’s pool, coming inside to cool down and argue with my cousins over who got a banana popsicle and who got a chocolate one from the bulk bag she bought at the grocery store. All I know is it’s a good thing some of these flavors weren’t an option back then, or there would have been some hair pulling! We’ve included a few boozy options for the adults below, so take note.

 

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Jul
08

Summer Staple: Lemonade

Day two of summer staples has us singing the praises of lemonade in its myriad of forms. With fruit, with herbs, or just made the traditional way plain and simple. There are few things more quintessentially summer than sitting outside, wiping sweat from your brow, and sipping on a glass of sweet-tart goodness. (Monday: Ice Cream)

 

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Jul
07

Summer Staple: Ice Cream

In summers past I’ve chosen one treat and focused on it in a mega post. (See: 108 Ways to Scream for Ice Cream, Frozen Yogurt, Sorbet + More and Ice Cream, Gelato, Frozen Yogurt + Sorbet – Oh My!) This year I’ve decided on a different tactic in order to cover more ground. Every day this week we’ll be posting a roundup of a food that’s nothing less than a summertime staple. We’re starting off the week with the most obvious classic – ICE CREAM!

 

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Jul
01

Canine Collars

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ROW 1: Leather Dog Collar in Copper by PETCO // XX Bandana Collar by wildebeest // The Plains Collar by Gitli Goods    ROW 2: Leather Mexican Texil Dog Collar by Bo Collars and Leashes //  // Rolled Soft Leather Dog Collar by Collar Direct    ROW 3: Humphrey Collar by max bone // Braveheart Martingale Collar by SeeScoutSleep // Italian Leather Dog Collar by Mark & Graham

 

Jun
17

Notepads

Recently I’ve been depending a lot more on notepads than notebooks (the horror!). It’s so easy to tear a page off and tuck it into my planner, which is what I rely on more than anything else to run my life and this site. I realize it’s technically just as easy to rip a page out of a notebook, but I hate doing that. It’s not a sound or action-averse thing, I just prefer to keep my notebooks full of their paper. (Yes, I realize how strange that sounds.) Here are 11 notepads that’ve caught my eye and are begging for my professional list-maker skills to fill their pages!

 

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ROW 1: Don’t Forget – Quill & Fox // Flower To Do List (printable) – Julianna Swaney // Graphic Notepad – Rifle Paper Co.    ROW 2: Don’t Forget the Milk Notepad – 1canoe2 // Peach Bubble notes – Honizukle    ROW 3: Fox To Do List (printable) – Julianna Swaney // Park Book Club Notepad – Quill and Fox // Make Today Lovely Happy Jotter – Moglea    ROW 4: Things To Do – 55 Hi’s // Do Your Chores Watercolor Notepad – 1canoe2 // To Do Notepad – Pei Design

 

Jun
06

Pudding 10 Ways

I think pudding is a highly underrated dessert/snack/midnight comfort food. It’s cool, creamy, and perfect for summer with its ease of prep and days of lasting time in the refrigerator. Not to mention the massive variety of recipes available for pleasing any and every taste palette. And if you put enough thought into it, pudding can even be healthy enough. Here are ten recipes to help bring pudding back into your life!

 

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