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Local Shop // Saint Cloud

07/22/14

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After letting my local posts dwindle down over a year ago and then getting three email requests from readers of places to go in Houston, I’ve decided it’s due time to bring them back. Mostly I’m doing this as a good excuse to go shopping and out to eat, but also as an act of kindness to those who dare to read my two page email replies (super sorry about that!).

First up, Saint Cloud. No worries for those of you who can’t experience their punched metal gold awning and honeycomb lighting that dreams are made of, because they also have an online shop here. For the locals that are familiar, Saint Cloud is in Rice Village, just across from your second must-stop (and soon to be feature), Cloud 10 ice cream…

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DIY // Confetti vases

07/21/14

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You know the videos on Youtube about the news anchor trying to present a story and then they fall off of their chair or get caught with no pants on by accident? Well that’s kind of how I feel about accidentally posting this DIY last week when it actually wasn’t live yet. Whoops! Don’t worry, I added it to my very long list of blog bloopers for the record book.

In the meantime, you can now (finally) see the full post over on Julep. For those of you that didn’t see it’s accidental debut early last week, let’s just pretend this intro never happened!

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DIY // Gilded gemstone popsicles

07/18/14

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photos by Jared Smith

I realize that technically lemonade and kool-aid popsicles don’t really go along with the ice cream theme we’ve been having this week, but they’re gold and gemstone shaped so I’m going to over look it. I mean, who can really say no to a gilded gemstone popsicle?

Which brings me to next point, I had trouble with deciding whether or not this would be a recipe since it’s edible, or a DIY since it’s kind of crafty. Decisions, you know? I went with DIY, but I’d like to hear your thoughts (I sneakily tagged them in my food category too, though). Maybe a food craft section is in order..

Did I mention these were also ring pop style? Now all I need is my token side bang hair braid that my Mom always made me wear and a good Tamagatchi or twelve and I’ll be back in third grade business my friends!

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Eats // Marbled strawberry coconut popsicles

07/17/14

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photos and recipe by Nanette of Cultural Chromatics

I recently went to my friend’s city apartment and discovered that he was hiding a glorious, secret garden in his backyard! Not only did he have lemons, apples, rosemary and even sorrel, he had the ripest, juiciest, sweetest strawberries that were just waiting to be picked. He kindly let me “harvest” them and I proudly went home with my fresh, organic strawberries.

Of course, I knew I had to make something as beautiful as the strawberries were, so out came these refreshing strawberry coconut popsicles. I love them because they’re so beautiful, easy to make, and gluten free! 

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