Hot day, cold popsicles, warm hands. Smart and cute!

Mermaid Tail Popsicle Cozy

Mermaid Tail Popsicle Cozy.  You’re outside with the kids, enjoying a warm evening when a tiny hand thrusts a sticky popsicle at you, “It’s COLD!”.  Well duh, it just came out of the freezer.  But being the good parent you are, you run into the house wash your hands and[Read more]

Pig Pint Ice Cream Cozy

Xtreme Popsicles and Pint-Sized Pig Cozy

A pint-sized Pig Cozy and some Xtreme treats!  We’ve been celebrating #nationalicecreammonth hard around here!  July isn’t just for Independence Day in the States, we also celebrate ice cream, picnics, hot dogs, and anti-boredom.  Yep, those are some of July’s national holidays.  The second week in July is also Nude[Read more]

Rachel Crochet Square designed by Melissa Green from the Nuts About Squares CAL arranged by Esther at

Nuts About Squares Crochet Along – Week 5 “Rachel”

Nuts About Square Crochet Along – Week 5 – Rachel In case you’re just joining me on the Crochet Along, Esther from It’s all in a Nutshell put together this gorgeous project and I jumped in! The squares she chose are amazing and I’m learning a ton of new techniques![Read more]

Tomato Basil Pasta is a cool, refreshing meal on a hot Summer night. With fresh tomato and basil, it's a great main dish, but also makes a terrific side.

Tomato Basil Pasta – Garden Fresh

Cold Tomato Basil Pasta Tomato Basil Pasta is one of our favorite Summer go-to meals. The fresh ingredients from my garden make it perfect as a cold meal when it’s just too darn hot to cook. We also tend to spend a lot of time in the sun, hot food[Read more]

My happy “Nuts About Squares” CAL square stack with Gus, the color complementing cat, in the background

Nuts About Squares Crochet Along – Week 4 Le Vesinet

Week 4 Le Vesinet – Crochet Along Wow! Seriously, the last time I wrote about my Crochet Along (CAL) was the middle of May. The pictures of that square were taken on my very heavy, very snuggly, micro-suede comforter. Now it’s the middle of July and I don’t even want[Read more]