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hello summer

An invite idea for your next BBQ (now that summer's here!) from the ever creative Paper Source blog.

Image: Paper Source


divine twine

Just bought some pink Divine Twine to stash away for future projects!  It was back in stock as of yesterday.

Image: Whisker Graphics



Now that the weather's heating up, we're starting to make cold foods and treats for Avery. What's a better introduction to summer than popsicles?!  They are so easy and quick and can be made of fruit puree with a little juice added for variety, yogurt and fruit puree or just fruit juice.  The sky's the limit in terms of flavors!  For Avery's first popsicles, we decided to go with strawberry puree and apple juice (3 cups of strawberries and 1/8 cup of apple juice). We'll probably add a few squirts of lemon juice next time to perk up the flavors.  We used heart-shaped ice cube molds from IKEA to make our popsicles, a steal at $1.99 each.  They are a good serving size for a baby.


IKEA sells other shapes: fish, stars and flowers.


Let's see how Avery liked her heartsicles.


A few last notes.  Here are some nifty popsicle molds on sale at Land of Nod.  Or, create popsicles in 7 minutes with the Zoku Quick Pop Maker (wow).  And an ice pop compendium for you adventurous ones out there.

Does anyone have any favorite popsicle recipes to share?


little sapling toys


Image: Little Sapling Toys

Love these natural wood teethers for babies by Etsy seller Little Sapling Toys!  They even come shaped like different states.  Plus, they plant a tree for every toy sold.  Check out their other developmental toys, block and free play sets and well-crafted rattles.


give a gift

One of my favorite blogs is Giver's Log.  Blogger Amberlee shares copious ideas for making gifts, all beautiful and thoughtful.  She also features ideas on pretty packaging, entertaining and party and wedding favors.  And probably much, much more that I'm forgetting at the moment.  Her blog is definitely a daily read for me!

Image: Giver's Log