WATERMELON POPSICLES

We found our favorite summer treat! It's organic, inexpensive, easy to make and deliciously refreshing. And the recipe has only ONE ingredient -- watermelon.

You'll just need 1/4 of a large organic watermelon.

Place the fruit in your Vitamix (note: don't add water). The key is the tamper -- the tamper is going to keep the watermelon blending.

Now pour the watermelon juice you just made into your popsicle mold. We used the Zoku Classic Pop Mold.

Makes 6 full-size popsicles.

And then you can enjoy some beautiful outdoor time while your popsicles are freezing.

Icy goodness! 

Mila's dress is by Old Navy

IT'S ICE CREAM SEASON: SWEET ROSE CREAMERY

Salted Caramel topped with sea salt crystals and Fresh Mint Chip.

Salted Caramel topped with sea salt crystals and Fresh Mint Chip.

Now that Summer is officially here, it's time to eat lots of ice cream! All season long we'll be scooping up at our favorite ice cream shops. First up, is one of our perennial favorites - Sweet Rose Creamery. We frequent the Brentwood location the most, but we hear that their Santa Monica and Mid-City locations have soft serve!

Why we love Sweet Rose Creamery: They make only small-batch homemade ice cream using organic milk and eggs. They purchase produce from their local Santa Monica Farmer's Market. They don't use any stabilizers and their ice cream, sorbets and dairy-free ice creams are made from scratch on the premises every day. 

They feature year-round classics, as well as monthly and daily seasonal flavors.

Wanna take some home to enjoy later? They have a freezer full of pre-packed pints if you are in a hurry.

Also in the freezer - ice cream sandwiches, bon bons, popsicles and frozen bananas, for all of your frozen treat needs. Happy Summer!! xx

SUMMER PARTY THEMES

It's summer! So we've put together some of our favorite summertime party themes. 

Watermelon party: piñata by Oh Happy Day.

Bright boho party: by Blue Lotus via 100 Layer Cakelet.

Ice cream party: "You Tower Over Me" by Thuss + Farrell

Popsicle party: decor by Oh Happy Day.

Flamingo party: by Je Adore via 100 Layer Cakelet.

Pineapple party: sorbet boat by The House That Lars Built.

THE STRAWBERRY GUIDE

Inspired by yesterday's post on our strawberry picking adventure, we've put together The Strawberry Guide. Here's our round up of some of our favorite strawberry items. Let's start with everybody's favorite, dessert!

Lemon strawberry layer cake from The Kitchy Kitchen.

Mini baked donuts from The House That Lars Built.

Strawberry orange popsicles from DesignLoveFest.

Brighten up your day or liven up your party with some strawberry decor.

Tutti frutti pinatas from Kitiya Palaskas.

DIY fruit tissue honeycomb ball from The House That Lars Built.

Fruit inspired party hats from Studio DIY.

Fun for the little loves:

Crepe shop from Kiko Toys via Poppy's Closet.

Fruit rattles from BlaBla Kids via One Kings Lane.

Red strawberry bib from Zigozago via Barneys.

Piñata basket DIY from Sis of Twink + Sis.

And after a long, strawberry-filled day, there may be nothing better than to unwind with a fruity cocktail.

"Making Out in a Field of Strawberries" from Twink of Twink + Sis.

Happy strawberry season!