recipe and photos by Nanette of Cultural Chromatics
We all know when it’s the thick of summer, the last thing you want to do is turn on the oven. However, one of my favorite desserts, EVER, is a cheesecake. So what is a girl to do? Make no-bake cheesecake of course.
This riff off of a classic pb&j sandwich is the perfect, creamy treat for a hot summer day. Eat one or two for a snack, or eat a bunch cause this recipe is just that darn good! Did I mention it’s also quick and simple, can’t beat that…
Well as if Amazon Prime hadn’t gotten out of hand enough for me, my lovely contributor Nanette went ahead and introduced me to Chairish. Now I’m three mid-century gem impulse purchases away from needing a billboard hotline number for intervention.
Have you been to the site before? It’s a really, really well curated version of all of the prettiest previously loved home furnishings and goods from all over the country that you can buy and have shipped to you. I mean, it’s like an A+ flea market high at your finger tips, 24/7. I refused to let myself keep the iPhone app because we’re currently working on two room makeovers to share with you this month (yay!), and it was getting WAY too easy to justify them as business expenses.
All of this to lead me to my next point, which is Chairish kindly asked if I’d be interested in sharing a collection of my favorite items from the site which I replied in a very cool, calm, and collected way “YES!” and then proceeded to run a lap around the studio. I’ll cut to the chase and share twelve of my favorites here and then leave you be to browse the rest of my selections here, plus…
You know how they say Trix are for kids? Well so are these bite sized frozen yogurt bon bon treats. Did I also mention they’re low-calorie and have sprinkles? Even the silly Trix rabbit might actually trade in his day job for these bad boys and you can grab the recipe over on You Are My Fave as I do my part to fill in while Melanie enjoys her new baby Margot Jane!
On a side note, I’m loving the name Margot these days! This is now my second friend to name their baby girl Margot (Lisa did too), have you been hearing that name lately? I secretly love the name Emerson for a baby girl, but don’t tell. I’m playing my baby fever cool for the next three years or so…
And for my last fruit DIY trick, I introduce you to these fruit koozies! Bet you didn’t see that one coming did you? Yeah, neither did I, but sometimes you just roll with koozie punches when they scream to be made into fruit, you know? You can see all of the juicy (get it?) details over on Julep today!
In other news, while everyone is going back to school shopping I’m rooting around for holiday inspired things for fall and Christmas shoots. You’d be amazed how difficult it is to come by this time of year unless you’re hitting up Hobby Lobby’s Christmas in July section like a maniac. All of this to say be nice to the girl in front of you in line buying only mint green and red things during tax free weekend this week! I’ll catch you tomorrow with another summery treat!