Let’s Hit the Beach! Double DIY: Popsicle Tote and Watermelon Towel

DIY popsicle tote and watermelon beach towel

One of the things we look forward to most come summertime are visits to our local beach. Lying back on a towel with our toes in the warm sand and the sound of waves in the background is pure bliss.

But once we head to the water for a dip and emerge from the ocean to stroll back to our towels, we often find ourselves looking around in confusion because our little bundle of belongings looks just like every other bundle on the beach! Continue Reading

DIY 4th of July Popsicles, Two Ways: One for Kids and One for Adults!

Recipe: 4th of July popsicles!

Here’s a summertime tip: Always make popsicles. Summer is here, which means the Fourth of July is on the way and you probably have a barbeque to host. Whether you’re holding a kid-friendly summer party or an adults-only celebration, popsicles will make everyone happy, including you! That’s because they’re ridiculously easy to make, you can prep them far in advance, and nothing tastes better on a hot day than a refreshing popsicle. We have two tasty recipes for you to prep this summer. Continue Reading

How To: Make Your Own Freeze Pops at Home

created at: 07/20/2010

Growing up, I heard these things called everything – tubepops, freeze pops, freezesicles, those long plastic popsicles in the plastic things…for some reason, we even called them “fatties.” But no one ever called them “healthy,” and understandably so: traditional recipes are nothing more than sugar, water, faux flavoring, and lots of chemical coloring.

But, if you’ve access to a vacuum food sealer – we’ve been drooling over this one for years – you can make your own with any fruit juice or popsicle recipe you please. Continue Reading

It’s a Hot One: Root Beer Home Brew

created at: 05/28/2010

This hot weather is reminding me of the days of yore when my high school boyfriend’s parents decided they were going to brew their own root beer. Like most of their half-baked DIY schemes, it was a huge flop. Shell shocked after that fiasco, as well as a subsequent bad break-up, I never thought I’d consider trying my own home brew. Times have changed. I’m ready to DIY this one from Epicurious.com.

Root Beer Float: The reason I got into root beer in the first place

created at: 05/28/2010

I consider myself a purist, but using root beer extract just makes sense. Continue Reading