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!
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!
I hope everyone had a lovely, long 4th of July weekend! Some of my fondest memories growing up were having 4th of July bonfires and fireworks at my Dad’s house. S’mores were always must, but getting my Dad to let us play with fire once the holiday was over was a different story (parents, ya know?!). Alas, I’ve now spent my adult life on a long journey to continuously revive my inner child through crafts and overly sugary recipes, and now I present to you s’mores bark…
Because we all know the world needs another quick way to make a decent s’more, this recipe includes all of the ingredients you’d normally have to use four hands to finagle into one little piece of bark. All you have to do is add the graham cracker buns on each end a quick sit in the microwave for an impromptu sugar party of your very own (sans the fire). All of you city kids out there can thank me later.
If you follow along on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook you may have noticed the hashtag #30summerdays that I’ve been using document little pieces of summer here and there for the last month. I’ve actually been using this Samsung NX300 camera from Staples to share images from and it just so happens to be the coolest little camera I’ve ever owned, we actually took it to Tulum so that we weren’t lugging around a huge DSLR everywhere. Plus it’s got a pretty cute vintage vibe which you know I’m all about!
The best part is Staples is now giving one away to a lucky Sugar & Cloth reader for you to be able to capture your summer with! Definitely the coolest giveaway we’ve hosted to date!…